Drury co-sponsors Martin Luther King Jr. Day Unity March

SPRINGFIELD, Mo., Jan. 15, 2016 — Drury University is partnering with the Springfield branch of the NAACP to co-sponsor the annual Martin Luther King Day Unity March thanks to a grant from the Corporation for National & Community Service and Campus Compact.

The grant of just over $1,000 will be used to assist the NAACP with costs associated with the event, which takes place on Monday, Jan. 18. The march begins at Mediacom Ice Park and ends at the Gillioz Theater. Doors at the Ice Park open at 8 a.m.; the march begins at 9.

Drury’s office of Community Outreach & Leadership Development is committing student volunteers to help with event coordination and the University also will encourage students to participate in the march.

“This march is our annual event as we strive to continue to be consistent with King’s life and his work towards economic and social justice,” says Cheryl Clay, President of the Springfield NAACP. “We are thrilled to partner with Drury University in promoting a service project to benefit those in our community.”

In conjunction with the march, there will be a collection drive for non-perishable food items and new socks for Home At Last, a program of The Kitchen, Inc., which provides support services to veterans in the Ozarks.


Media Contact: Hannah Minchow-Proffitt, Office of Community Outreach & Leadership Development; (417) 873-7617 or

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