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Ronald E. Snead, Sr. Chairman of the Board Ferris State University

 


New Greater Southfield/Farmington Area NAACP Branch Kicks Off Juneteenth with it’s first annual Freedom Fund Brunch

(Southfield, MI) - The newly formed Southfield-Farmington NAACP Chapter will host its first annual Freedom Fund Luncheon on Saturday, June 2, 2012 from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at the Radisson Kinglsey Hotel located at 39475 Woodward Avenue, West Bloomfield, Michigan.

Chartered by the National Organization in February 2011, the mission of the new NAACP branch is to speak firmly on issues affecting the community. Branch officers are: Dr. Jonice Wilson-Butler, president; Fred Daniels, first vice president; and James Jackson, second vice president. The chapter focuses on the communities of Southfield, Southfield Township, Lathrup Village, Farmington and Farmington Hills.

The theme for the Freedom Fund is “Affirming America’s Promise.” Ronald E. Snead, Sr., chairman of the Board of Trustees, Ferris State University is the keynote speaker. Mr. Snead was elected chairman of the board in November 2010 and is the first African American graduate of the university to hold this post. Snead was first appointed to the Ferris board in 2005 by Governor Jennifer Granholm and will complete an eight-year term as a trustee in late 2012.

Born in Grand Rapids and a resident of Greenville for more than 20 years, Snead is a Ferris alumni receiving a degree in biology/pre-medicine from the university in 1971. He was worked with nine of Ferris State University’s eighteen presidents.

Associated with Ferris for more than forty-years, Snead knows first-hand the University’s history that includes racial discord of the 1960s that brought unrest and violent riots to the college campus. During the racial conflict, Snead was among the student’s arrested and his car overturned. Recognized as a respected student advocate, Snead was ask by then president of the university who visited in him jail to use his leadership and public speaking abilities to help calm the campus unrest. He ultimately ran for and served as vice president of the Ferris student government charting the course for consensus and change among the administration and students. Snead also served as Second Vice President of the Michigan State NAACP (1983-1993). Now retired, he worked as a corporate industrial executive for corporations throughout the United States.

Brunch tickets are $50.00 each, $60.00 for the Meet and Greet and Brunch and $70 for the Brunch, Meet and Greet and Annual Dues. Tickets can be purchased on-line at Eventbrite or call (248) 498-2552.
 

 

 
   

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