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University celebrates Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Ashley Wise Jan 21, 2019

Waynesburg University celebrated Martin Luther King Jr. Day with a ceremony in Roberts Chapel Monday, Jan. 21.

Introduced by Waynesburg University President Douglas G. Lee, James Lowe, chair of the University’s Board of Trustees, served as the speaker.

In his message, Lowe reflected on his life’s journey, sharing stories of facing and overcoming multiple forms of adversity through the help of those close to him, his opportunities at Waynesburg University, and his commitment to being a curious and continual learner.

“Every encounter you have is an opportunity,” Lowe said. “An opportunity for you to display your character and your integrity, because you never know what opportunity can come from that encounter.”

Lowe also encouraged students to take advantage of Waynesburg University’s eHIVE, an Entrepreneurial Hub for Innovative Ventures and Endeavors. The entrepreneurial leadership program hosts events to foster the entrepreneurial mindset, creativity and innovation and provides venture creation coaching.

“I can’t think of a better place to begin developing the skills the industry is looking for and the future will demand,” he said.

Lowe, a 1963 graduate of Waynesburg University, enjoyed a successful, 30-year career with the IBM Corporation in Pittsburgh. Upon his retirement from IBM in 1993, Lowe worked for the Taxation and Revenue Information Management System in New Mexico. In 1999, he rejoined the IBM Corporation as a member of a special group of IBM retirees devoted to the recruitment of new employees.

Currently residing in El Dorado Hills, California, Lowe and his wife, Marian, are members of the Oak Hill Baptist Church in Folsom.

About the eHIVE

The vision of this entrepreneurial leadership program is to create a culture of proactive and innovative problem solving which will provide Waynesburg University students with the tools they need to thrive in a rapidly changing world.