In a special ceremony, seven MBA students were inducted into the school’s King Society. Founded by Edwin Conley (MBA '04) and Ben Pote ('04) in January 2003, the Society honors the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King's work towards equality, justice, freedom and peace. The ceremony was highlighted by guest speaker Dr. Edwin Conley who has seen the King Society grow since he first co-founded it as a student.
New members inducted are: Emanuel Barrett, Sam Kirkpatrick, William Lummus, Garrett Murphy, Aditya Priyardashi, John Sewell, and John Wallace.
Current King Society members conducted the induction ceremony.
Membership in the King Society is comprised of sophomores, juniors, and seniors within the student body. A maximum number of ten students in each class are eligible for membership. To be considered for membership, students must meet the minimum criteria for membership that includes:
1) Leadership in organizations or projects that benefit humankind. Montgomery Bell Academy as well as organizations such as the Boy Scouts, churches, synagogues and charitable organizations may sponsor these service opportunities.
2) Ten hours given toward projects sponsored by the MBA Service Club in the year prior to making application.
3) Evidence of sound character.
4) Completion of a 300-500-word essay describing how the applicant has attempted to incorporate the ideals of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. in his life.