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Annual GSW MLK program set for Jan. 17

AMERICUS — Georgia Southwestern State University (GSW) will host its annual Martin Luther King Jr.  Convocation at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 17 in the Convocation Hall of the Student Success Center. The keynote speaker is Shariah McKenzie Solomon, a midwife at Miriam Worthy Women’s Health Center, part of Albany Area Primary Health Care.
A native of Americus and a graduated of Americus-Sumter High School, Solomon has spent time providing preventative care in the Bahamas and assisting victims of sex trafficking and volunteering at orphanages in Ghana. Locally, she teaches birth classes  and mentors youth and upcoming providers.
Solomon graduated from the University of Georgia in 2012, with a degree in psychology. She later earned degrees in nursing, midwifery and a master’s degree as a family nurse practitioner at Emory University. She’s a member of the American College of Nurse Midwives.
The Convocation is sponsored by the GSW student organizations SABU, SUAVE and the National Panhellenic Council, the Student Government Association, and GSW Student Affairs.
For information,  call (229) 931-2037.