Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Provost And Vice President For Academic Affairs Fritz Erickson Addresses MLK Freedom Marchers

BIG RAPIDS - At the conclusion of Monday's Ferris State University's Office of Multicultural Student Services annual Martin Luther King Freedom March, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs Fritz Erickson delivered remarks to participants at the conclusion of the event in the Rankin Student Center.

The 2010 march began as participants assembled in the lobby of Merrill/Travis Hall on the south edge of the Big Rapids campus. Marchers, with a police escort, proceeded down State Street toward FLITE, through the Quad area and into the Rankin.

Erickson spoke of the way in which he has been welcomed into this community and offered other thoughts as he reflected on events to begin the 20110 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration. In addition to Erickson, remarks were offered by President David Eisler, Chief Diversity Officer David Pilgrim, OMSS Director Matt Chaney, Vice President for Student Affairs Dan Burcham, OMSS Assistant Director and MLK Planning Committee Co-Chair Michael Wade and MLK Planning Committee Co-Chair Hurdylyn Woods.

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