MLK Celebration Includes Leadership Event

by Jennifer Taggart, Public Relations Writer

Cedarville University will host a leadership gathering of the Fundamental Baptist Fellowship Association (FBFA) from Jan. 19-21, the week of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. FBFA is an association of predominately African-American churches across the United States.

“Right now, our country is really highlighting the differences in people, whether racially, from a gender standpoint, or religiously,” Gregory Dyson, director of intercultural leadership at Cedarville said. “We have a group of friends who are different but the same.”

Dyson said that the gathering will begin with a dinner in which the FBFA will be welcomed by some of Cedarville’s faculty and staff. The association’s members will then take a tour of the campus, go to lunch with Cedarville University President Thomas White and attend workshops led by FBFA members and Cedarville staff. On Jan. 20 at 7:30 p.m., students will have the opportunity to connect with FBFA members at Rinnova Coffee.

“We want to reaffirm our relationship with the FBFA,” Dyson said. “We are looking forward to spending time with them and hearing from their hearts and letting them hear from our hearts.”

Dyson said that he hopes that Cedarville’s continued partnership with the FBFA will reintroduce the group to Cedarville, and encourage them to help Cedarville recruit future students and staff as well as connect with alumni.

Located in southwest Ohio, Cedarville University is an accredited, Christ-centered, Baptist institution with an enrollment of 3,620 undergraduate, graduate and online students in more than 100 areas of study. Founded in 1887, Cedarville is recognized nationally for its authentic Christian community, rigorous academic programs, strong graduation and retention rates, accredited professional and health science offerings and leading student satisfaction ratings.