Lumberjack community comes together for MLK Day of Service

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MLKDayofService2015Northern Arizona University took time on Monday to celebrate and honor Martin Luther King Jr. through service and community.

The day began with student-athletes participating in various community service projects, including packaging food and cleaning up the streets and graffiti throughout Flagstaff.

The “Becoming a Dream” program kicked off with the annual Martin Luther King Jr. march through campus led by NAU’s Black Student Union. Students were joined by faculty, staff, administrators and coaches in a march to the du Bois Center for a student-run program that included remarks by President Rita Cheng and a keynote presentation by Darryl Scriven.

In the community, NAU’s Civic Service Institute partnered with United Blood Services to host a blood drive at the Murdoch Community Center.