Baker to host 32nd annual candlelight vigil
Baldwin City, Kan. — Joyce Moore-Stovall, a medical doctor and entrepreneur, will be the keynote speaker at Baker’s 32nd annual candlelight vigil at 2 p.m., Sunday, April 29, at the Osborne Chapel on the Baldwin City campus.
The event, sponsored by Mungano, Baker’s student-run diversity organization, honors those who fought for justice and equality during the civil rights movement. The public is invited to join Mungano members in a candle-lit walk across campus while singing songs from the civil rights era. Mungano will host a reception in the basement of the chapel following the vigil.
During the ceremony, Mungano will honor the organization’s founding fathers, Jesse Milan and John Njoroge, a 1966 Baker graduate. The 2011-2012 Mungano officers will be recognized for their service, and the 2011-2013 Mungano officers will be inducted into office. Baker senior Will Duncan, co-president of the Delta Pi chapter of the international honor society Phi Beta Delta, will present the Milan-Harris Award during the vigil. The award honors a student who actively promotes and enhances the cultural, racial, ethnic, lifestyle and/or generational diversity at Baker. The award is named after Milan and Emmanuel Harris II, a former Baker assistant professor of Spanish and a founding member of the Delta Pi chapter.
Passionate about encouraging and helping others, Dr. Moore-Stovall has presented “Stroke 911: Awareness and Prevention” in 2012. Two years ago, Moore-Stovall was among the retirees and African-American physicians honored by the Greater Kansas City Medical Society for excellent medical practice.
Moore-Stovall graduated from Fisk University and Meharry Medical College in Nashville. Dr. Stovall is licensed to practice medicine and surgery. She completed a residency in radiology in New York and is board certified by The American Board of Radiology.
Moore-Stovall was a medical doctor for the Veterans Administration in Kansas for 30 years and retired in 2008. She is the president of Institute of Medical Imaging Procedures, a professional medical database enterprise. She provides volunteer medical diagnostic film-reading services for Uninsured Coalition of Greater Kansas City and mentors underprivileged school-age youth at a cultural center.
Baker University is committed to assuring student learning, and developing confident, competent and responsible contributors to society.