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STLCC-Florissant Valley Hosts Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration

February 23, 2017

Cedric Portis Sr.  
Rev. Cedric Portis Sr.

St. Louis Community College-Florissant Valley will host its annual celebration in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. at 3 p.m., Sunday, March 5, at the Third Presbyterian Church, 9990 Lewis & Clark Road in north St. Louis County.

The theme is “A Legacy of Service.” Rev. Cedric Portis Sr. will serve as the keynote speaker.

Portis has served as senior pastor of Third Presbyterian Church in St. Louis since 2003. Portis is also an adjunct professor of Ethics, Critical Thinking and Organizational Leadership for the University of West Los Angeles. Before his call to ministry, he served for more than 11 years as an engineer project manager in many significant public construction projects around the metro St. Louis area.

Portis holds a Master of Divinity degree from Eden Theological Seminary, a Master of Project Management degree from Keller Graduate School of Management, and bachelor’s degrees in Christian ministry from St. Louis Christian College and mechanical engineering from the Missouri University of Science and Technology.

The event will also feature the winners of the annual North County Churches Uniting for Racial Harmony and Justice (NCCU) Oratorical Contest and musical performances.

The event is sponsored by the college and NCCU. Admission is free and seating will be on a first-come, first-served basis.