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.
2015 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.
Dr. Freeman Hrabowski, III
Dr. Freeman Hrabowski, III, President of the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, delivered the keynote address.
Freeman A. Hrabowski, III
BlitzCreek Robotics Team
The BlitzCreek Robotics Team was part of a select group of schools invited to set up their robot. Given Hrabowski’s expertise, robotic teams provided regional representation of STEM education.
Essexville-Garber Robotics Team
The robot built by the Essexville-Garber Robotics Team, the "E-ville Empire."
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 Freddie Jones (Bay County), Betty Jones (Midland County), Aladia Mazique (Bay County), and Teresa Stitt (Saginaw County).
Drum Major Award