For her commitment and caring for her community, Jackson College will recognize Arlene Robinson, Jackson City Council member, with the 2020 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Medal of Service Award. The award will be presented at the annual King Celebration Dinner in January.

Recognizing an Outstanding Servant

“Arlene Robinson has been a tremendous blessing for the Jackson community. Young and old alike respect and esteem her,” said Lee Hampton, chief diversity officer at Jackson College. “Arlene has stepped up to follow several giants when a void was left. Many in the community are extremely grateful for the level of sacrifice that she has consistently displayed. She is a very worthy winner of this distinguished award.”

Keynote Address from One of Jackson’s Own

Jackson’s own Khari Willis, Indianapolis Colts safety, will be the keynote speaker, sharing “From the King Center to the NFL.” Willis, the Colts’ fourth-round pick in the 2019 NFL Draft, was a standout football player for Michigan State University and Jackson Lumen Christi High School.

This year’s Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration will begin at 5:30 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 18 in the Victor Cuiss Fieldhouse. Tickets are $30, $25 for senior citizens and students. To purchase tickets, please call 517.796.8600.

Indianapolis Colts safety Khari Willis during an NFL football game against the Los Angeles Chargers, Sunday, Sept. 8, 2019, in Carson, Calif. (AP Photo/Kyusung Gong)