Anderson University will celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day by connecting with a city-wide celebration on Monday, January 19, and conducting a special celebration during the university’s weekly chapel-convocation in Reardon Auditorium on Tuesday, January 20. The city of Anderson official MLK Jr. Celebration will be Monday, January 26 at noon at the Paramount Theatre.
Rev. Michelle Williams will speak at chapel on Jan. 19. The chapel ceremony will also include a performance by AU's New Image Gospel Choir, an MLK presentation and a spoken word exhortation.
Rev. Michelle Williams is the Director of Multicultural Student Services at AU. In this capacity, she serves as an administrative advocate, major support system, and link for students of color at Anderson University. Prior to coming to AU, she served in program management and coordination at various non-profit agencies. Most recently, Michelle has managed student mentoring programs for Big Brothers & Sisters of Greene County; and managed satellite offices for PACE/OAR, an agency committed to helping ex-offenders re-enter society.
As an ordained minister, Michelle has served as a youth pastor and an associate pastor. Her passion is to see the body of Christ celebrate the richness of the diversity of gifts and talents of each of its members. As an anointed speaker, facilitator, and teacher she longs to motivate others to look beyond their comfort zones and realize, “how good and pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in unity.” (Psalm 133:1)
—David Hynds is the Web Content Specialist for Anderson University.
Anderson University is a private Christian university of 2,750 undergraduate and graduate students in central Indiana. Anderson continues to be recognized as a top Christian college: in 2008, U.S. News and World Report ranked Anderson University among the best colleges and universities in the Midwest for the fourth consecutive year. Established in 1917 by the Church of God, Anderson University offers more than 65 undergraduate majors and graduate programs in business, education, music, nursing and theology.