First M.L.K. Winner To Address Banquet

Darcel Clark '83, a supervising assistant district attorney for the Office of the Bronx, NY, District Attorney, will be the featured speaker at the 1996 Martin Luther King Jr. Awards Banquet on Tuesday, Feb. 20, at 5:30 p.m. in the Welch Dining Room of Lyons Hall.

The event, which annually draws about 400 members and friends of the Boston College community, will include presentations of the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Scholarship and community service awards. The scholarship, which grants 75 percent of senior year tuition, is awarded to a junior who expresses King's philosophy in his or her life and work.

In 1982, Clark became the first recipient of the King Scholarship Award. While a student, she was a political science major and chair of the political action committee of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People's BC chapter. She was also the UGBC executive assistant for AHANA affairs, and a member of the Gold Key Society, the Student Admissions Recruitment Program, the Political Science Caucus and the Imani Gospel Choir. Clark also volunteered at the New England Home for Little Wanderers and the Little Scholars Workshop.

After graduating from the Howard University School of Law, Clark was appointed assistant district attorney in the Office of the Bronx District Attorney. She now supervises 65 assistant district attorneys in the Narcotics Bureau and is responsible for prosecuting homicide cases and other serious violent offenses, as well as high-level narcotics crimes.

Clark has served as president of the Black Bar Association of Bronx County and was a recipient of the Thurgood Marshall Award for the African American Legal Defense and Education Fund of New York.

Banquet tickets may be obtained by calling ext. 4551 or ext. 3600.


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