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University holds convocation honoring Martin Luther King Jr.

Jan 18, 2022

Waynesburg University celebrated the life and work of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. with a convocation in Roberts Chapel Tuesday, Jan. 18.

Introduced by Waynesburg University President Douglas G. Lee, Sam London, assistant football coach at Waynesburg University, served as the guest speaker.

During his message, London explored finding and answering God’s calling.

He reviewed Dr. King’s early life and events. As he read Dr. King’s “I Have a Dream" speech in its entirety, he encouraged those present to reflect on the words.

“When I think of that speech, and when I think of Dr. King’s life... He had a calling; he had a vision, and he walked in that calling,” shared London, as he urged listeners to go after their own calling and to persevere through doubts and adversity.

London also shared his journey to find his purpose, ministering through coaching.

“We are all uniquely made,” he said. “We all have a calling in life, and it is our job to see that calling through.”

London joined the Waynesburg University coaching staff prior to the 2021 season and works closely with the Yellow Jackets’ running backs and tight ends.  He also serves as the program's recruiting coordinator. He arrived on campus after building a coaching resume that stretches longer than a decade and includes stops within the NCAA Division II and Pennsylvania high school ranks.

Sam London at MLK Day

About Waynesburg University

Consistently ranked a best value school, Waynesburg University’s Strategy for the 21st Century affirms its commitment to developing an entrepreneurial mindset and ethical leadership skills for all students. Rooted in its mission of faith, learning and service, the private, Christian university is located on a traditional campus in the hills of southwestern Pennsylvania, with an additional site for graduate and professional programs in Southpointe.