Boston Pastor To Speak At M.L.K. Banquet

Rev. Michael Haynes, pastor of Boston's Twelfth Baptist Church and a former state legislator, will be the featured speaker at the annual Martin Luther King Jr. Awards Banquet on Tuesday, Feb. 11 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 BC community, will include presentations of the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Scholarship and community service awards. The scholarship grants 75 percent of senior year tuition to a junior who expresses King's philosophy in his or her life and work.

A native of Roxbury, Rev. Haynes joined the Twelfth Baptist Church as senior minister in 1964. He later served three terms in the Massachusetts House of Representatives, and 16 years on the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Parole Board. He is a member of the Boston Fair Housing Commission.

Rev. Haynes has served on some 40 boards dealing with community, governmental, educational and religious affairs. His current memberships include the Boys' and Girls' Clubs of Boston, Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, New England Baptist Hospital and Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals.

A graduate of the New England School of Theology, he also studied at Gordon College, Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary and the Boston University School of Social Work. Rev. Haynes holds honorary doctorates from Barrington College, Gordon College, Northeastern University, Salem State College and the University of Massachusetts at Boston.
Rev. Michael Haynes.

Four students are finalists for the 1997 King scholarship: Dean Bell, an accounting major in the Carroll School of Management; Simeon Buresch, an English major in the College of Arts and Sciences; Jennifer Hamilton, who is studying human development and studio art in the School of Education; and Rebecca Peterson, an English and history major in A&S.

-S.S.

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