On Thursday, April 17, 2014, nearly two-hundred friends and supporters of Saint Paul College gathered on campus to celebrate the 2014 Saint Paul College Wall of Fame Recognition Event. Each year, the College recognizes an alumnus and an community partner that have made an outstanding contribution to the success of our college.
Jane Graupman, Executive Director of the International Institute of Minnesota, received the Community Partner of the Year Award. Nathaniel Khaliq, a community activist, business owner, former NAACP-Saint Paul Branch president, retired Saint Paul fire fighter and former Saint Paul City Council interim councilman received the Alumnus of the Year Award.
Various friends, family members, colleagues, dignitaries and well-wishers were there to acknowledge and applaud the award recipients, who have given of themselves for the benefit of others. Speakers and award presenters included Dr. Rassoul Dastmozd, president of Saint Paul College, Mary Shearen, Chair of the Friends of Saint Paul College Foundation board, Saint Paul mayor, Chris Coleman, Megan Barp, Twin Cities United Way Senior Vice President, and the director of the Office of Early Learning for the Minnesota Department of Education, Melvin Carter, III.
Below is a video containing highlights from the event.