Lenexa, Kan. January 8, 2018—Grantham University, a 100 percent online university, is partnering with the City of Olathe as a platinum-level sponsor for the 18th annual Martin Luther King Day Celebration from 3-5 p.m., Sunday, Jan. 14, in the Bell Cultural Center at Mid-America Nazarene University. This free event is open to the public and commemorates the life and legacy of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. It is the largest MLK event in Johnson County.

January marks the 67th year Grantham has served students with a desire to improve their lives through education.  “One of the ways we celebrate our birthday every year is to give back to our community, and this event fits our vision and values perfectly,” said Tabitha Davis, director of university outreach. “Partnering with the city is an important way Grantham embraces the spirit of collaboration and diversity Dr. King envisioned.”

The night includes remarks from keynote speaker Honorable Rhonda K. Mason, Johnson County 10th District Judge; entertainment from Lester Elle, Leigh’s School of Dance and the Prairie Trail Middle School choir; and awards for the Olathe Middle and High School MLK Essay and Visual and Multi-Media Contest Winners.


About Grantham University

Grantham University was founded in 1951 by Donald Grantham, a World War II veteran with a vision to make education achievable for military service members and veterans. Throughout the past 67 years, Grantham’s commitment to serving those who serve with affordable, accessible higher education has evolved into a culture of service that extends to all adult learners. The university’s ability to help students achieve their dreams through education is enabled by its unique approach and devotion to comprehensive student support, and its continual advancement in line with changing technologies. Accredited since 1961 by the Distance Education Accrediting Commission (DEAC), Grantham University has earned a distinguished record as a respected distance learning university. The 100 percent online university offers more than 50 undergraduate and graduate certificates and degree programs.