In honor of Black History Month, Mayor Chasity Wells-Armstrong has created the African American Civic Leaders Scholarship. The scholarship presentation will be held in the 4th floor auditorium and gallery of the Kankakee Public Library on February 22, 2018.
The keynote speaker is Dr. Rosevelt Noble.
A native of Kankakee, Illinois, Noble is a three-time alumnus of Vanderbilt University. He earned a bachelor’s degree in sociology with honors from the university in 1997, and subsequently earned a master’s degree in 1999 and a doctorate in 2003. As an undergraduate he was a member of the Vanderbilt Commodores football team, Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc., the Black Student Alliance, the SEC Student-Athlete Advisory Committee, D.A.R.E., and many other community service projects. In 1996 he was one of 11 college football players in America recognized on ESPN for his community service efforts as part of the College Football Association's Good Works Team.
NOTE: Anyone interested in making a donation, please contact the Mayor's office at 815.933.0500 for more information.