Community College Vocal Chamber Ensemble Among Event Performers
Albany – The State University
of New York will again co-sponsor the Annual New York State Dr. Martin Luther
King Jr. Memorial Observance on Monday, Jan. 16, beginning at 9:45 a.m. at the
Empire State Plaza Convention Center in Albany, N.Y.
SUNY Board of Trustees
Chairman H. Carl McCall, the first African American to be elected comptroller
of New York State, will be the featured speaker during the observance. He will
be introduced by SUNY Chancellor Nancy L. Zimpher, who will also deliver brief remarks.
“At SUNY, we share Dr. King’s
dream to help all people reach their full potential and we work every day to
make that possible for all New Yorkers,” said Chairman McCall. “We strive not
only to educate, but to instill the ‘intelligence plus character’ that Dr. King
once called the goal of education.”
“SUNY is committed to keeping
Dr. King’s dream alive by ensuring access to an education of the highest
quality for students from all walks of life,” said Chancellor Zimpher. “It is a
privilege to be a part of this annual event and to join New York as it honors a
man who has truly served as an inspiration for generations.”
Additionally, the Schenectady
County Community College Vocal Chamber Ensemble will perform “I Can Tell the
World,” under the direction of Conductor Dr. Yiping Wu.
SCCC President Dr. Quintin B.
Bullock said, “We are excited to be a part of this important celebration of the
life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and celebrate with the community, New York
State officials, Chairman McCall and Chancellor Zimpher. Our Vocal Chamber
Ensemble is eager to help us all lift our hearts and spirits in honor of Dr.
King’s enduring legacy of inspiration and hope.”
Through SUNY’s participation
in the live satellite broadcast and partnership with cable television systems,
millions of citizens throughout New York State are also able to view this
annual memorial observance. This year’s program will be broadcast live from 10
a.m. - 11:30 a.m., on television stations throughout New York State and
neighboring states, compliments of SUNY and New York Network.
information for Monday’s observance are available online.
About the State University of New York
The State University of New
York is the largest comprehensive university system in the United States, educating more than 467,000 students in more than 7,500 degree and certificate
programs on 64 campuses with more than 2.5 million alumni around the globe. To
learn more about how SUNY creates opportunity, visit www.suny.edu