Northwood University Hosts MLK Day--Honoring the Dream

Speaker Rachel L. Proctor

On Monday, January 20, students, faculty and staff celebrated the life and legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr. with a powerful and informational event featuring keynote speaker, Rachel L. Proctor. Proctor serves the All-American City of Desoto, Texas, as a city council member (District 4). She also currently serves as a Desoto Chamber of Commerce board member and is on the Board of Directors for Leadership Southwest.

Proctor spoke about the importance of playing our part in Martin Luther King’s dream and how we must continue to make his dream a reality.  “Ms. Proctor’s speech was very inspiring and made me realize the importance of keeping one’s dream alive. I look forward to living out my dream and implementing Ms. Proctor’s encouraging words into my everyday life,” said senior and Student Government President, Natasha Norman.


Northwood University is committed to the most personal attention to prepare students for success in their careers and in their communities; it promotes critical thinking skills, personal effectiveness, and the importance of ethics, individual freedom and responsibility.

Private, nonprofit, and accredited, Northwood University specializes in managerial and entrepreneurial education at three full-service, residential campuses located in southern Florida, mid-Michigan and northern Texas. Adult Degree Programs are available in seven states with many course delivery options including online. The DeVos Graduate School offers accelerated, evening and weekend programming in Michigan, Texas and Florida. The Alden B. Dow Center for Creativity and Enterprise provides system-wide expertise in family enterprise, entrepreneurship, creativity and innovation, and new business development. International education is offered through study abroad and in Program Centers in China (Changchun and Wuxi), Malaysia and Sri Lanka.