Diversity advocate to speak at ’Berg MLK celebration

Dec 19, 2012

Plans are coming together for a series of events at Heidelberg University and in the community to commemorate Martin Luther King Jr. Day in January.

As it has the past few years, the university will observe a “day on” in service on Monday, Jan. 21, from 12:30-4:40 p.m. The local observance will be held later that evening, beginning with dinner at 5:30 p.m., followed by a program at Faith United Methodist Church, 75 N. Sandusky St.

The campus celebration will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 22, in Brenneman Music Hall with Dr. Sharon Perry-Nause giving the call to action. She is the director of institutional diversity and assistant professor of management at Tiffin University, where she chairs the University Diversity Committee. During her tenure, TU has earned recognition for increases in black student graduation rates.

In addition to a number of national diversity committees, Perry-Nause is a peer reviewer for the American Psychological Association’s Journal of Diversity in Higher Education. Her research interests include social development centered on the concept of identity by Erik Erikson, structural diversity, organizational transformation, classroom diversity and adult learning theory.

The community is invited to the program on Jan. 22.