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SU Graduate to Speak at Jan. 20 Community Dinner in Honor of MLK Day

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    Larry Haynes

Dinner is one of several events planned in January to honor King

Southwestern University will host a community dinner Jan. 20 in celebration of Martin Luther King Day.

The dinner will begin at 5:30 p.m. in the Campus Center Ballrooms and will feature a keynote speech by Southwestern graduate and trustee Larry Haynes.Haynes graduated from Southwestern in 1972 with a degree in economics and accounting and earned a master of public accountancy degree from The University of Texas at Austin. He spent 32 years with Ernst Young, and was a partner in the firm for 21 of those years.

Since retiring from Ernst & Young in 2010, Haynes has worked as an executive relationship consultant at Smith Frank Partners, LLC, an asset planning, risk management and wealth strategies firm, and also as a senior adviser with Athens Partners, a professional services consulting firm.

He has been a member of the Southwestern University Board of Trustees since 1998 and also serves as a trustee of the Texas Methodist Foundation. Haynes received Southwestern’s Distinguished Alumni Award in 2003.

The dinner is free for Southwestern students and $5 for faculty, staff and members of the community. For more information, or to make reservations, call 512-863-1342 or write dinner is just one of several events that will be held in January to commemorate King. Other events that have been scheduled are as follows:

Wednesday, Jan. 15 – The documentary “The Children’s March” will be shown at 6 p.m. in Olin 105. A candlelight vigil will be held in the Chapel immediately following the documentary.

Thursday, Jan. 16 – MLK chapel service at 11:30 a.m.

The theme for the week and the dinner is “Realizing the Dream Across Generations: The Power of Togetherness!”