Pella Chronicle

January 15, 2014

Central celebrates Martin Luther King Day with two alumni speakers


The Pella Chronicle

---- — In celebration of Martin Luther King Day, Central College will host a convocation featuring two Central alumni Jan. 20.

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, will be presenting during Central’s “Defining our Community” convocation in Douwstra Auditorium at 11 a.m.

“During a week of ‘Defining our Community,’ it’s appropriate to hear from Mollie and Annie, who have invested themselves in the local and global communities to make positive social change,” said Cheri Doane, director of Community Based Learning. “Their study abroad experiences as well as their relationships with professors played a crucial role in their journey in becoming active, engaged citizens.”

Following the convocation, there will be a reception at 12:30 p.m. in the Maytag Student Center. A service project in which students will be making tie blankets for The Care Bags Foundation will begin at 12 p.m. in the student center. Grant funds for the service project were provided by The Campus Compact.

During the week, there will also be several presentations and activities for students in the student center. The convocation and reception are free and open to the public.