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BCTC president participates in annual MLK Unity Breakfast

Photo of Dr. Augusta Julian and William H. WilsonLEXINGTON, Ky. (Jan. 21, 2010) Bluegrass Community and Technical College President Dr. Augusta A. Julian spoke at the 16th annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Unity Breakfast and shared words from the celebrated Civil Rights leader: Intelligence plus character--that is the goal of true education.

"Dr. King had written those words in 1948 when he was a student at Morehouse College. He believed it was the point of education not just to give people skills for work, but also skills for life," Dr. Julian said at the breakfast, held on Monday, Jan. 18.

"The dynamic mix of ethnic, social, economic, or cultural backgrounds on our campuses provides a perfect opportunity to live out Dr. King's view of what education should be: a chance to learn from and with others who can help open our eyes to new perspectives, both academic and cultural," she said.

Dr. Julian said, "BCTC continues Dr. Kings legacy through accessible education, the colleges commitment to communities, and its educators who can support this character-building purpose of education."

"May his words, his charge, and his vision, live on in all of us," she said.

Photo: BCTC President Dr. Augusta Julian (left) standing with William H. Wilson (right), an officer in the local chapter of Phi Alpha Phi, at the 16th annual Martin Luther King Unity Breakfast on Monday, Jan. 18, 2010. Dr. Julian spoke at the event, which was held in Lexington.