Speaker and Children’s Fair to Highlight Semi-Annual Saint Leo Community Service Day

January 14, 2014

Saint Leo University’s Spring Community Service Day will be held Monday, January 20, in conjunction with the University Campus’ celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Day. The university will host a community children’s fair and a guest speaker as part of the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day festivities.

Community Service Day highlights Saint Leo University’s core value of community, and the university’s commitment to foster the spirit of belonging, unity, and interdependence. Community is one of the six Saint Leo core values, which also include personal development, respect, excellence, integrity, and responsible stewardship.

The children’s fair will be held on campus from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the bowl behind the Student Community Center overlooking Lake Jovita. There will be fun children’s activities such as face painting, sand art and several inflatables.

At 3 p.m., speaker/author/coach Lillian Lincoln Lambert will discuss ways to transform challenging circumstances into stepping stones to achievements. Her presentation will be held in Student Community Center Boardrooms.

Lambert, a resident of Sarasota, FL, is the first African-American woman to receive a Harvard M.B.A., an experience that taught her how to bounce back when faced with adversity, obstacles, and isolation. She wrote a memoir entitled, The Road to Someplace Better: From the Segregated South to Harvard Business School and Beyond.

She founded her own business and operated the company for 25 years, growing it from $150,000 to $20 million in sales with more than 1,200 employees.

Lambert was awarded the Alumni Achievement Award by Harvard Business School, its highest honor for alumni.

A live stream of the Martin Luther King, Jr. celebration lecture is available via this link.