Baker College’s Owosso campus will celebrate Black History Month with the public event “Roots of Courage,” Tuesday-Wednesday, Feb. 14-15, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., in the Student Center gymnasium, 1020 S. Washington St., Owosso.
“Roots of Courage” is free and is an opportunity to learn about the many aspects of diversity as it relates to African-Americans. This fourth annual event will feature approximately 30 booths, each with an interactive component, that present the work of more than 100 students in classes, programs and clubs.
“We have found this event to be an invaluable learning experience for all who attend – students, faculty and the public,” said Kristina Marshall, J.D., program official of social science and event coordinator. “‘Roots of Courage’ is designed to illuminate the multiple facets of diversity relevant for African-Americans today and to promote a more inclusive and accepting society.”
For Baker College students participating in the event, this event complements experience gained in the classroom and helps them learn team-building and goal-setting skills, how to address diversity issues, collaboration techniques, professionalism, and written and oral communications.
The event is sponsored by the campus’ Unity Committee, which promotes an inclusive environment. The committee provides information, activities, events and professional development that encourage students, staff and faculty to expand their understanding, depth of knowledge and beliefs about diversity and to support opportunities that build a diverse student, staff and faculty population on campus.
For more information about the “Roots of Courage” public event, contact Marshall at 989.729.3419 or
The largest private college in Michigan, Baker College is a not-for-profit higher education institution accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. Founded in 1911, Baker College grants doctoral, master’s, bachelor’s and associate degrees, as well as certificates in diverse academic fields including applied technology, business, education, engineering, health science, information technology and social science. Baker College has on-ground campuses throughout Michigan and offers online programs that can be completed 100 percent online without ever visiting a campus. In 2016, the Online Learning Consortium recognized Baker College Online with the OLC Quality Scorecard Exemplary Endorsement, the highest ranking for online higher education programs. For information, visit or follow Baker College on Twitter, @bakercollege, or on Facebook,

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