Advisor serves as Book Bowl judge as part of MLK Day activities

2017 MLK Book Bowl judges included left to right: Artrella Cohn (Senior Director of Community Engagement & Student Investment), Stacey Randolph (Captain for Kalamazoo Department of Public Safety), Dannielle Curtis (CEAS) and Marcy Peake (Director of Diversity and Community Outreach Initiatives for WMU’s College of Education and Human Development).

Thanks to Advisor Dannielle Curtis, the College of Engineering and Applied Sciences was represented at the Kalamazoo Public Schools MLK Social Justice Book Bowl. Curtis served as a judge at the reading competition for the 6th- 12th grade students who participated. The Book Bowl is designed to encourage the love of reading and to promote literacy in students. “The program exposes young people to different genres of young adult literature that they may not read on their own,” Curtis said.

The annual friendly team competition involves reading, writing and the arts. The Book Bowl began in October and culminated in January with the final competition taking place at Western Michigan University.

 “It was great experience to see so many young people, their families and the community coming out to support different activities surrounding diversity and continuing education,” Curtis said.