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Black History Month Events Include Gant's Feb. 20 Keynote Address, Musical Entertainment Program

Raymond GantRaymond Gant, a member of Transformative Leadership Consultants, LLC, will offer the keynote address for Ferris State University's Black History Month on Thursday, Feb. 20 at 6 p.m. in Room 120 of the Interdisciplinary Resource Center. Gant was the founding director of Ferris' Office of Minority Student Affairs, now known as the Office of Multicultural Student Services.

Raymond Gant, the founding director of Ferris State University’s Office of Minority Student Affairs, will deliver a keynote address for the university’s Black History Month celebration. Gant will host “A Message from a Black Man” on Thursday, Feb. 20, at 6 p.m., in Room 120 of the Interdisciplinary Resource Center.

Gant served as Ferris’ special assistant to then President William Sederburg and received a Distinguished Staff Award in 2002. He was also a committee member of a cross-divisional effort that earned a Distinguished Team Award the same year.

The Office of Multicultural Student Services will also look back on the last 50 years in popular music. Students will portray black music groups and artists in lip-sync performances in “Color of Music” on Wednesday, Feb. 19, in Room 202A of the University Center Building, starting at 7 p.m.

Those requiring accommodations to attend either Black History Month event are encouraged to contact the OMSS office within 72 hours of their visit by email at or by calling the office, (231) 591-5029.