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President McCorn to be Honored by Morehouse College

February 07, 2020

Will be inducted into the MLK Jr. Collegium of Scholars

Congratulations are in order for Clinton College President Dr. Lester A. McCorn, who will be inducted into the 35th Martin Luther King Jr. International College of Ministers and Laity at Morehouse College next month.

The formal induction ceremony for the Martin Luther King Jr. Collegium of Scholars is set for March 26, 2020 – the same day as Dr. McCorn’s birthday – in the Martin Luther King Jr. International Chapel in Atlanta.

“This is one of my most cherished honors because it is coming from my beloved alma mater, Morehouse College. I was inducted into the MLK Board of Preachers twenty years ago. This means even more to me now,” said Dr. McCorn.  “This honor signals my devotion to my vocational goals and commitments first honed at Morehouse: progressive scholarship, practical theology, and prophetic leadership embodied in the unparalleled legacy of my hero, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.”

Dr. McCorn graduated from Morehouse College in 1988 before furthering his education in ministry at Yale Divinity School and Chicago Theological Seminary.

The Martin Luther King Jr. College of Ministers & Laity was established in 1985 by Dr. Lawrence Edward Carter Sr., founding Dean of the Martin Luther King Jr. International Chapel and Dr. Hugh Gloster, to honor individuals whose lives and work exemplify the ethical ideals promoted by the College’s most prominent alumnus, Martin Luther King Jr.