CSU-Pueblo hosts 6th annual Martin Luther King Breakfast


Dr. Nathaniel GrangerColorado State University-Pueblo will celebrate the 6th Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Breakfast on Monday, January 20 with a humanistic psychologist whose research focuses on diversity and human dignity. The event is FREE but seating is limited. The event is sponsored by the Diversity Resource Center and Black Students Organization.

Dr. Nathaniel Granger, Jr. will be the featured speaker at the breakfast, which begins at 8 a.m. on Jan. 20 in the Occhiato University Center Ballroom. The program will begin at 8:30 a.m. Reservations are required through Gena Alfonso by Friday, Jan. 17 at gena.alfonso@colostate-pueblo.edu or 719-549-2687 as space is limited to the first 100 individuals.

Granger is a graduate of the University of the Rockies (formerly Colorado School of Professional Psychology), where he received a doctoral degree in clinical psychology with a specialization in forensics. He has received awards and scholarships for his demonstrated scholarly excellence and dedication to the field of humanistic psychology particularly in areas relative to diversity and human dignity.

 Granger is a product of the inner-city, where gross poverty and dropping out of high school found him succumbing to life on the streets of Chicago. He overcame seemingly insurmountable odds through perseverance and determination and by enlisting in the U.S. Army and beginning educational pursuits at the community college level.  Granger has since served in many capacities including pastor/psychotherapist at Be REAL Ministries, Inc. in Colorado Springs and as a psychology instructor at Pikes Peak Community College.

His embodiment of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and reenactment of the “I Have a Dream” speech, along with his oratory gifts that give life to any topic, has made Granger in demand as a speaker.  His energetic love for humanity is passionately exemplified and warmly accepted, and his doctoral dissertation, “Perceptions of Racial Microaggressions among African American Males in Higher Education: A Heuristic Inquiry,” and experiences form the foundation upon which the majority of his public speaking is predicated.

Colorado State University - Pueblo is a regional, comprehensive university emphasizing professional, career-oriented, and applied programs. Displaying excellence in teaching, celebrating diversity, and engaging in service and outreach, CSU-Pueblo is distinguished by access, opportunity, and the overall quality of services provided to its students.