Southeast Missouri State University

Date

January 21, 2015

Time

6 p.m.

Location

Show Me Center

O'Brien
Soledad O'Brien

Soledad O'Brien is a television news anchor and correspondent, working through her Starfish Media Group with networks including CNN, HBO, and Al Jazeera America. She has reported breaking news from around the globe and has produced and reported for award-winning, record-breaking and critically acclaimed documentaries including the Black in America and Latino in America series.

O'Brien joined CNN as the co-anchor of the network's flagship morning program, American Morning, and distinguished herself by reporting from the scene on the transformational stories that broke on her watch. For CNN's Katrina coverage, O'Brien's reports on the storm's impact included an in-depth interview with former FEMA chief Michael Brown. She also covered the Japan earthquake and tsunami in 2011, London terrorism attacks in July 2005 and in December 2004, she was among a handful of CNN anchors sent to Thailand to cover the disaster and aftermath of the tsunami.

O’Brien has won two Emmy awards, and the National Association of Black Journalists named O'Brien the Journalist of the Year and Edward R Murrow Awards lauded her with the RTDNA/UNITY award for Latino in America in 2010. The NAACP honored her with its President's Award in 2007 for her humanitarian efforts and journalistic excellence. She is a graduate of Harvard University and currently lives with her husband and four children in Manhattan.

Celebration Dinner Sponsorship Information

Sponsorships may be purchased until January 3, 2015. There are four sponsorship levels available:

  • Platinum Level Sponsorship = $3,000 per table
    Entitles your organization to publicity in all ads, recognition at the dinner, eight passes to the VIP Reception with Ms. O'Brien and eight dinner tickets.
  • Gold Level Sponsorship = $1,200 per table
    Entitles your organization to recognition at the dinner, four passes to the VIP reception with Ms. O'Brien and eight dinner tickets.
  • Silver Level Sponsorship = $300 per table
    Entitles your organization to recognition at the dinner and eight dinner tickets.
  • Bronze Level Sponsorship = $250 per table
    Entitles your organization to recognition at the dinner and enables eight students to attend the dinner.*

* Purchase of a Bronze sponsorship provides tickets for student use only.  If you are purchasing tickets for your organization, the Silver Sponsorship or higher is recommended.

For more information please contact the MLK Committee at (573) 651-2626 or mlkcommittee@semo.edu.

Registration

Online registration is now available using the links below.  For more information please contact Melike Altintas or Amanda Hargrove at (573) 651-2626 or mlkcommittee@semo.edu.

Celebration Dinner Registration - External Sponsors 

Celebration Dinner Registration - Internal Sponsors

Ticket Information

Individual dinner tables and tickets are available for purchase in the bookstore. Individual dinner tables are $160 and tickets are $20 each. Free individual student tickets will be available for pick up at the bookstore till supplies last. Additional student tickets will be $5 each.
For more information please contact Melike Altintas or Amanda Hargrove at (573) 651-2626 or mlkcommittee@semo.edu.

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