Midwest City, Okla. – Rose State College Regent Betty J.C. Wright, a long-time Rose State College Regent, will receive the Martin Luther King Lifetime Achievement Award for 2016 from the Dr. Martin Luther King Advisory Board in Franklin County, Florida.
The award is sponsored by the Franklin County -County Commissioners and Franklin County School District. The honor, in its 29th consecutive year of being awarded, is presented to individuals who have excelled in their education and professions. Candidates must have demonstrated strong ties to their community and family by conscientiously giving back as well as serving others in various aspects of their everyday life.
Regent Wright grew up in Apalachicola, Florida where she attended school in the Franklin County School District for K-12 and is now returning home to receive her honor.
“Regent Wright works tirelessly for students in Oklahoma on all levels and we are fortunate to be able to glean from her expertise and enthusiasm,” stated Rose State College President Dr. Jeanie Webb. “Her commitment to Rose State is propelling this college forward with the addition of student housing and we thank her for her strength and insight.”
The award ceremony takes place on Monday, January 18, 2016 in Apalachicola, Florida at the historic Chapman Auditorium, formerly a school within the district that is now used as an event center. The date of the award ceremony marks the same day the nation honors civil rights advocate Dr. Martin Luther King.
Regent Wright is Rose State’s longest serving Regent.