John Horhn to Keynote Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Observance
RELEASED: Jan. 12, 2006
DANVILLE, KYCentre College alumnus John Horhn, a multi-talented actor, writer and Mississippi State Senator, will serve as the featured speaker for the 2006 observance of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Day celebration at the College. The program is set for Monday, Jan. 16 at 7 p.m. in Newlin Hall of the Norton Center for the Arts. The public is welcome to attend at no cost.
"John Horhn is a man of many talents: a spirited and passionate actor, a compassionate and effective legislator, and a community leader whose work has been marked by generosity and vision," says John Ward, vice president for academic affairs and dean of the College. "Centre College is proud of this graduate whose career exemplifies our best values."
A 1977 graduate of Centre, Horhn has served on the College's board of trustees. In 1992, he was elected to the Mississippi State Senate, and two years later he was cited by the Mississippi Business Journal as one of the top 40 young leaders in the state.
Horhn is Vice Chairman of the Veterans and Military Affairs committee, and he holds memberships in Phi Beta Sigma, Sigma Alpha Epsilon, A. Philip Randolph Institute, NAACP, and Leadership Jackson Alumni Association. He is a member of the Executive Committee of the National Black Caucus of State Legislators, and he chairs the NBCSL Science and Technology Committee.Senator Horhn is also a board member of New Stage Theatre and Rainbow Health Food Co-op. His acting experience includes Ghosts of Mississippi (1996) and the mid-'90s TV series Promised Land. Horhn is a member of the Screen Actors Guild.
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