Saginaw Valley State University has partnered with regional businesses, chambers of commerce and community foundations to work together to host a celebration of the legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr. The fourth annual Great Lakes Bay Regional event will feature a peace march, keynote speaker and scholarship award ceremony.
Attendees will include students, community supporters, business and civic leaders throughout the region. This collaborative effort of the Great Lakes Bay Region replaces several individual community events that have annually commemorated Dr. King, which is extremely beneficial to the various funders who support these events.
The event is free and open to the public.
2016 Image Gallery
Living Dr. King's Legacy
Students from schools in Bay, Midland and Saginaw Counties are awarded scholarships for their commitment to the Martin Luther King, Jr. legacy.
N. Cornell Boggs III
N. Cornell Boggs III, senior vice president, general counsel and corporate secretary for Dow Corning, delivered the keynote address.
Zion Missionary Baptist Mass Choir
Zion Missionary Baptist Mass Choir provides a musical interlude during the program.
Drum Major Recipients
The Drum Major award is selected by the event committee, and the honorees are selected for their community service. This year's recipients were John Smith (Bay County), Kevin Kendricks (Midland County), Joan Douglas (Bay County).
Drum Major Award