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NC Supreme Court Justice to speak at VGCC Martin Luther King Holiday Celebration

Vance-Granville Community College will hold a special program celebrating the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday on Wednesday, Jan. 18, at 11 a.m. in the Civic Center on VGCC’s Main Campus in Vance County. The celebration is free and open to the public, and is sponsored by the VGCC Male Mentoring Success Initiative (MMSI) and the Student Government Association.

The guest speaker for the event will be the newest Associate Justice of the North Carolina Supreme Court, the Honorable Michael R. “Mike” Morgan (pictured above). He was elected to the state’s highest court in November, after serving as an administrative law judge, a Wake County District Court judge and, most recently, a Superior Court judge. In addition, as a veteran faculty member of the National Judicial College located on the campus of the University of Nevada, Justice Morgan has taught and trained judges from all over the United States and its territories for the past 24 years.

A New Bern native, Justice Morgan is a graduate of Duke University, where he obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree in History and Sociology. He furthered his education at North Carolina Central University School of Law, distinguishing himself by serving as student body president in his final year of law school and earning his Juris Doctorate with Honors. Morgan later served as an adjunct professor for the NCCU School of Law.

The Jan. 18 program will also feature inspirational music presented by a choir of VGCC faculty, staff and students.

Attendees are encouraged to bring a non-perishable food item to be donated to a local charitable organization.

For more information, contact MMSI co-coordinators Anthony Pope at popea@vgcc.edu or (252) 738-3395, or Michael Farmer at farmerm@vgcc.edu or (252) 738-3234.