While COVID has forced us to cancel our 29th Annual Ethnic Food Fair celebration, Zane State College wants to continue to honor Dr. King’s legacy with this keynote presentation: https://youtu.be/SHxVAKs4XEU.
This year’s keynote presenter is Marketta Franklin-Thomas. She is the Director of Transmission and Distribution Learning and Employee Development at American Electric Power. She has over 25 years of service at AEP with the majority of her career residing in customer operations, training, and business process improvement. While she has a successful career, her story includes more than work-related accomplishments. She was the 2019 Robert S. Crane, Jr. Central Ohio Young Philanthropist Award recipient, serves as Chair Emeritus of the Central Ohio United Way Young Leadership Group, is on the Board of Trustees for IMPACT Community Action Agency and the Lincoln Theatre Columbus, and was a past “Wish Woman” for the Ohio, Kentucky, Indiana “Make A Wish” organization. Please tune in to hear her inspiring and motivating message about love and overcoming obstacles.
As you may know, all proceeds from the Ethnic Food Fair benefit the Joyce A. Farmer Smith Memorial Scholarship. While COVID continues to prevent many charitable events from occurring, the financial need to support these efforts are as critical as ever. This Scholarship was established by the Zane State College Foundation to honor Smith’s dedication to the advancement of minority students and her efforts to raise awareness of minority issues. Recipients are selected based on academic achievement, estimated financial need, and credit hours completed. If you would like to donate, please visit zanestate.edu/foundation. Our students thank you for your generosity.