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Martin University Recognizes Black History Maker, Alumnus Olgen Williams

Throughout the month of February, distinguished Martin University Alums will be spotlighted providing us with an opportunity to honor these great individuals by learning more about their lives and their contributions to black history.

Elder Dr. Olgen Williams, graduated from Martin University in 1999. He received his Doctorate of Divinity degree from Muskegon Bible Institue in 2001, and later went on to earn a Doctorate of Humanity degree from Grace Bible College. Dr, Williams served as Deputy Mayor of Indianapolis from 2008 up until his retirement in 2016.

Prior to serving as Deputy Mayor he was elected to the Indianapolis Public School Board and served as the Director of Christamore House, an organization geared towards providing educational services for youth of all ages, senior support services, and life skills training for residents of Haughville & Near-Westside areas. Williams currently serves on the Indiana State Fair Board of Directors, and is a State Fair Grounds Commision Member.

"The fruit of our work will be contributions to the promotion of equality and acceptance, the eliminating of discriminatory practices, and influencing and the empowerment of our communities," said Dr. WIlliams about the importance of making history today.

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