TCC Campuses Participate in King Observances

TCC campuses and offices are closed Monday, Jan. 16, for the national observance of Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday, but several will host or participate in activities. Learn where you can participate from the list of events by campus below.

Northwest Campus

Students will have the opportunity to win prizes related to King Tuesday, Jan. 17, from 10 a.m. to noon in the Bookstore Foyer of the Student Center (WSTU). Free snacks and soft drinks will be provided. More information is available from Betsy Bradshaw at 817-515-7795 or at

South Campus

Winners from area public schools who participated in the South Campus Remembering a Dream Art and Essay Contest will be announced at a special program Wednesday, Jan. 18, from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.  Entries were received from area schools including Glencrest 6th Grade Center, and E.M. Daggett, Clifford Davis, Luella Merrett, M.H. Moore and Seminary Hills Park elementary schools;  Handley, Leonard and Riverside middle schools; and Dunbar and Polytechnic high schools. Students from Meadowbrook and Dunbar College Career Readiness schools are scheduled to attend. Poets and mime dancers will provide entertainment.

Southeast Campus

The “Sharing the Dream” Multicultural Festival Saturday, Jan. 14, gets under way at 3:30 p.m. Participants will follow King’s footsteps to seven continents as they enjoy diverse entertainment, food and fun throughout the campus. There is no admission charge for the festival, which is one of seven community-sponsored “Sharing the Dream” Celebration 2012 activities in Arlington.

Former TCC Southeast Campus President Judith Carrier will participate in another Arlington event as one of four change agents engaged in a community dialogue discussing their perspectives on the theme, “Change Begins with Me.” The kickoff awards banquet will be held Friday, Jan. 13, at 6:30 p.m. at The University of Texas at Arlington in the Bluebonnet Ballroom, E.H. Hereford University Center, 300 W. First Street. Information about other Arlington events is available at

Trinity River Campus

Trinity River Campus faculty, staff and students will participate Monday, Jan. 16, at 11 a.m. in the annual parade/march and rally in downtown Fort Worth. More information about participating is available at 817-515-1197.

Want to learn what your classmate had to say by King’s legacy, checkout King Holiday Offers Opportunity to Serve.  Are you involved in honoring King’s legacy? If so, we’d like to hear how in our comments section below.