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An evening with Iyanla Vanzant: Celebrating the Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Campus Commemoration – January 14, 2013

Dr. Iyanla Vanzant

The African American Cultural Center at NC State will present An Evening with Iyanla Vanzant: Celebrating the Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King on Monday January 14, 2013 from 6:00-8:00PM at the McKimmon Center. The event is part of the NC State celebration of the legacy of Rev. Dr.  Martin Luther King Jr. Tickets are available at NC State's Ticket Central; please see the Ticket Central website for hours. For additional event information, please see the African American Cultural Center website.

Iyanla Vanzant is an author and lecturer and currently hosts her own program, Iyanla, Fix My Life on the OWN network. She has appeared on The Oprah Winfrey Show, The View, The Tom Joyner Morning Show, The Michael Baisden Show and The Steve Harvey Morning Show.  Vanzant holds a juris doctorate, a master’s degree in Spiritual Psychology from the University of Santa Monica, two honorary doctorates, an Emmy, and an NAACP Image Award. She has  been hailed as one of Halle Berry’s five “Sheroes” (Glamour Magazine 2006); one of the country’s most influential African Americans (Ebony Magazine, 2004); among the country’s most 100 Influential Women (Women’s Day Magazine 2003); and one of the “most dynamic speakers in the United States” (Emerge Magazine 2000).

Iyanla Vanzant is the founder and director of the Institute for Spiritual Development. Several of Iyanla Vanzant’s books, including her most recent, Peace from Broken Pieces, will be available for purchase and signing following her presentation. 

Diversity Enhancement Recruiting Fellowships

Nominations are currently being sought for Graduate School Diversity Enhancement Recruiting Fellowships. Students who will be entering graduate programs in 2013-14 are eligible.

Directors of graduate programs may apply for fellowship awards up to a maximum of $3000 per student. Eligibility is limited to graduate students entering in the 2013-14 academic year who are U.S. citizens or permanent residents. Priority will be given to nominations submitted by March 20, 2013. Generally, an award decision will be made within 24 hours of receiving a nomination. The online application form is available on the Graduate School's website. Scroll to the bottom of the page and click "Graduate School Diversity Enhancement Recruiting Fellowships." If you have any questions, please contact Dave Shafer at or 919-515-4462.