Dean Moore Honored at Morehouse College
April 4, 2019 – Last week Dean Mary Elizabeth Moore was inducted into the Martin Luther King Jr. Collegium of Scholars at Morehouse College, part of the 34th Martin Luther King Jr. College of Ministers and Laity. Founded in 1985 by Founding Dean of the Morehouse College Martin Luther King, Jr. International Chapel Dr. Lawrence Edward Carter Sr. (STH’68, ’70, ’79), and Dr. Hugh Gloster, this program honors individuals who life and work exemplify the ethical ideals promoted by the College’s most prominent alumnus, Martin Luther King, Jr. For 33 years, this program has attracted some of the brightest minds across an array of disciplines to engage in cosmopolitan dialogue, learning, growing and revealing.
Dean Moore was one among a class of 17 individuals inducted into the Collegium of Scholars, which is comprised of academics and scholars who are committed to research, writing, mentoring, and teaching in a “wide variety of disciplines and context that promote and give support to the work of peace through moral social responsibility.”
Individuals are selected for this unique honor by showing commitment and selfless service to humanity in tribute to Rev. Dr. King. Once inducted, members are charged to integrate these principles with their own life and work as well as serve as exemplars for their professional peers.
Dean Carter offered the following during his welcome to attendees of the event: “The day’s events center in accentuating the moral cosmopolitan commitment, a concept requiring much reflection, dialogue and dedication, especially in today’s global climate of change and increasing tensions.” During the induction ceremony, Dean Carter made many connections to Boston University and the School of Theology’s influence on Rev. Dr. King, and he made a point of sharing these explicit connections of BU, STH, and Dr. King’s formation and motivation.
Congratulations to our own Dean Mary Elizabeth Moore and her fellow inductees on this special occasion.