Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Leadership and Service

Join us for the Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Leadership and Service on Monday, January 15, 2018! This exciting day for student leaders will include a keynote address workshop by speaker Jamie Piperato, service with local community partners, and a chance to get to know fellow student leaders better. Additionally, students will demonstrate their leadership through service to campus and the broader Metro Atlanta Community. Our theme for this year is "Catalysts for Change" based on the quote by former Congresswoman Shirley Chisholm: "I am, and always will be a catalyst for change."

The day begins at 8:30am and will run until 5:30pm. Participants are expected to participate in the event in its entirety. All participants will receive a commemorative t-shirt and lunch. 

To register for the MLK Day of Leadership and Service, please visit Scotties Serve.


Tentative Schedule 


8:30 AM

Breakfast and Check-in

9:30 AM

Keynote Address

10:30 AM


11:30 AM

Lunch and Round Table Discussion

12:30 PM

Load Vans/Buses

1:00 PM

Arrive at service sites

4:00 PM

Load Vans/Buses

4:30 PM

Return to campus

4:45 PM

Service Reflection

5:30 PM

Program concludes


Keynote Speaker - Jamie Piperato

Jamie Piperato (she, her(s), herself) is a higher education consultant and speaker.  She received her bachelor of science at SUNY Cortland in kinesiology with a concentration in sports studies and a masters degree in student affairs in higher education at Indiana University of Pennsylvania. She is an educator, social justice advocate, and optimist. She is most comfortable center stage in a crowded room wearing a bow-tie and loves encouraging others to step outside their comfort zone. 

JP has extensive experience working in higher education as a student affairs professional in the areas of multicultural education, LGBTQ services, Title IX education, leadership, career development, and university housing. Her focus tends to revolve around helping others start their path towards multicultural competence. Currently, JP is the Founder of JPHigherEd, which is an identity-conscious professional development company that provides in-person trainings, online webinars, and online courses. 


Service Opportunities

 During the afternoon, students will have the opportunity to participate in service opportunities across the Metro Atlanta community. Service partners for the 2018 MLK Day of Leadership and Service include: