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Dr. MLK Jr. Diversity Student Leader Luncheon

The MLK Jr. Diversity Student Leader Luncheon is an annual event sponsored by the College of Agriculture during Martin Luther King Jr. Week. It provides students the opportunity to learn about the civil rights movement and current diversity issues from those who have fought and overcome cultural challenges.

The 2017 speaker for the MLK Student leader luncheon was Mr. Edward Honesty, President and Chief Operating Officer of Best Harvest Bakeries based in Kansas City, Kansas

View the 2017 keynote address by Mr. Edward Honesty Jr

Keynote Speakers

2017Mr. Edward Honesty Jr.President and Chief Operating Officer, Best Harvest Bakeries 
2016Dr. Freddie RichardsProfessor and Immediate Past Dean, College of Agriculture and Human Sciences, Prairie View A&M
2015Rodney PattersonDirector of Corporate Diversity and Talent Management, CoBank
2014Eric B. BanksKansas State Conservationist, NRCS
2013Dr. Eric C. JohnsonSenior Pastor Mt. Calvary 2nd Missionary Baptist Church, Canton, OH
2012Dr. Bernard FranklinSpecial Assistant to the Vice President for Student Life, Kansas State University
2011Rodney O. SomervilleManager, Specialty Training, Centocor Ortho Biotech, Inc.
2010SFC Toliver HillUS Army Equal Opportunity Advisor
2009Chester Owens, Jr.First African American City Councilman in Kansas City, Kansas
2008Judge Tommy B. WebbSublette, Kansas
2007Carl ButlerEEO National Society of MANRRS
2006Carl StovallBoeing, Inc.
2005Cargill Meat Solutions Valuing Differences Team