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The 25th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration

Thank you for attending the 2024 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration.

If you could not attend in person or want to look back at the amazing event, please view the video below.

 

January 18, 2024 

Lake Worth Campus  |  Duncan Theatre

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Keynote Speaker:  Leonard Marshall

Leonard MarshallLeonard Marshall is a former NFL defensive lineman who played 12 seasons in the league, spending most of his career with the New York Giants. A Giants “Ring of Honor” legend, Marshall was a starter on the Giants teams that won Super Bowl XXI and Super Bowl XXV. He was selected three times to the Pro Bowl, twice named NFL Defensive Lineman of the Year, and co-authored “When the Cheering Stops,” a book about the Giants’ 1990 championship season released in 2010. Born and raised in LSU Tiger Country, Marshall played college football at Louisiana State University before heading to the NFL draft in 1983. His home state is near and dear to his heart, and Marshall is incredibly proud of his induction into the Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame.

 

Throughout his young adult life and certainly in his post-football career, Marshall pursued his interests in investment banking, real estate and business, as well as continued his involvement in the NFL and sports world as a broadcaster, coach, teacher and mentor. He received his MBA in finance from Seton Hall University, where he became a professor of finance and sports management, in addition to working as a registered investment adviser. 

Giving back and serving others has been especially important to Marshall, and he has received several awards for his charitable work. Causes vital to Marshall and his family include autism, chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE), brain trauma, player safety, financial literacy, mental health awareness, cancer research and athlete development. He is recognized for his work in raising awareness of CTE in professional football players.

 

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