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Claremont Kicks-off Annual MLK Celebration
By Claudia Pearce (Contributing Writer)
Published February 2, 2013

Dr. Walter E. Fluker

Dr. Walter E. Fluker will headline the 35th Annual King Celebration at Claremont School of Theology as the 2013 Martin Luther King, Jr., lecturer.

A renowned speaker and author, Dr. Fluker serves as the Martin Luther King, Jr. Professor of Ethical Leadership at Boston University School of Theology and editor of the Howard Thurman Papers Project. His lecture is scheduled for Wednesday, February 6, at 4 p.m., in Mudd Theater on the School’s campus located at 1325 N. College Avenue in Claremont.

“Dr. Lee is a beloved and dynamic speaker and innovative thinker who is sure to challenge us with his insights,” said Rev. Dr. Jerry D. Campbell, president of the School.  “We are privileged for him to join us on the 35th anniversary of this remarkable event at Claremont.”

After the lecture, the annual MLK dinner will be held at 5:30 p.m. in Haddon Conference Center.  Tickets for the dinner are $30, and advance reservations are required. To reserve, email or call Monalisa Siofele at (909) 447-6335.

A special worship service in Kresge Chapel takes place on Tuesday, February 5, at 4 p.m. The service will be led by the Rev. Dr. Kathey Michelle Wilborn, CST alumna and District Superintendent of the West District of the California-Pacific Annual Conference of The United Methodist Church. There will be a reception following the worship service.

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About Dr. Walter E. Fluker

Before coming to Boston University School of Theology, Dr. Fluker was founding executive director of the Leadership Center and the Coca-Cola Professor of Leadership Studies at Morehouse College. He is a featured speaker, lecturer and workshop leader for professionals and emerging leaders in public and private domains.

His recent publications include two volumes of a multi-volume series entitled, The Papers of Howard Washington Thurman” (University of South Carolina Press, 2009, 2011); and Ethical Leadership: The Quest for Character, Civility and Community (Fortress, 2009). He is completing a manuscript entitled, The Ground Has Shifted: Essays on Spirituality, Ethics and Leadership from African American Moral Traditions.

His prior academic experience includes professorial and administrative positions at Vanderbilt University, Harvard College, Dillard University and Colgate-Rochester Divinity School; and has served as visiting professor and scholar at Harvard University, The University of Cape Town in South Africa, Columbia Theological Seminary, and Princeton Theological Seminary.

He is married to Dr. Sharon Watson Fluker, upon whom Claremont School of Theology conferred an honorary doctorate in 2012 for her extraordinary dedication and accomplishments in mentoring and securing fellowships for theological doctoral students from diverse backgrounds.





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