• Michael Riley '12

    Michael Riley '12

    Make Right

    Michael Riley ’12 never considered himself a leader. But when he came to Hamline, Riley began to feel part of a community -- welcome and with a sense of belonging, but also with concern for the challenges faced by each member of Hamline’s diverse campus. Michael is now a well-known campus leader and president of Commitment to Community, a student organization dedicated to diversity education and community relations and service.

    “Commitment to Community helped open my eyes to inclusion and diversity in a very different way. It showed me that injustice to one group is still injustice to the whole human body. Until everyone is accepted for the person they are, I’ll keep fighting.”

    Major: Double majoring in Sociology and English

    Minor: African American Studies

    Organizations: Treasurer of PRIDE, C2C External Chair, New Student Mentor, STLF Exec Team, NCORE Team (San Diego)

    Career Aspirations: I'm not too sure, something with diversity education.

    Interesting Fact: I've been wearing glasses since I've been in third grade, my eyes reject contacts more often than not.

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    Join Hamline School of Business on Friday, April 21 for the fifth annual Community Economic Development Symposium, Itasca to the Bayou - Economic Development along the Mississippi. This day-long event is a powerful convergence of experts who have enacted real change along America's most prominent riverfront. Please register online.

    Bart D. Ehrman, best-selling author and distinguished professor of religious studies at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, will give a public lecture titled Misquoting Jesus: Scribes Who Changed the Scriptures and Readers Who May Never Know at Hamline. The event is free and open to the public on Thursday, April 20 from 7-9 p.m. in Sundin Music Hall.

    You are Beautiful Week, April 3-7, is designed to promote positive body image and awareness of individual and unique ways of self-expression. There will be four days of events: Building a positivity wall, movie night, special topic discussion: Genderless Fashion with a fashion designer as a special guest, and a scavenger hunt in the Mall of America.