MLK Day Speakers


Gabrielle Muse ’15 and Nile Eckermann ’15 helped make tie blankets.

Central celebrated Martin Luther King Jr. Day with a convocation and service project. The campus welcomed alums Annie Wignall Foskett ’10, founder of The Care Bags Foundation and educator, and Mollie Ibbotson Phukan ’05, former Peace Corps and AmeriCorps VISTA member and outreach consultant. Both were featured speakers during the “Defining our Community” convocation, held in Douwstra Auditorium.

Following the convocation, students were invited to participate in a service project making tie blankets for The Care Bags Foundation. The organization’s goal is to provide care packages filled with new essential and fun age-appropriate items for children and youth who are in need. Foskett started the foundation in 2000, when she was just 11 years old. The service project was funded by a grant from The Campus Compact.

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