Each year Muskegon Community College hosts a county-wide breakfast in celebration of the memory of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. This event brings students, community leaders, organizations, and local residents together to hear from current freedom activists as they maintain the foundation of Dr. King’s beliefs. The goal of the MLK Unity Breakfast is to promote equality and justice for all people. For more information about MLK Unity Day at MCC, contact Dan Rinsema-Sybenga at (231) 777-0569.
Frank Dawson Addresses 2018 Unity Breakfast
Dawson is the Interim Dean of Career Education at the Santa Monica College Center of Media and Design and a former chair of the Communication and Media Studies Department. He is also a producer, writer, and founding partner in NuHouse Media Group, a company originally formed to develop and produce television series, movies for television, and cable television features in association with CBS Entertainment Productions. He is the Co-Producer/Director of the award-winning documentary film, Agents of Change.
At Santa Monica College, he developed “Promo Pathway”, a year-long media training program designed to increase diversity at the major network and cable television companies in the area of marketing and on-air promotion production. The program is in partnership with PromaxBda, an industry trade organization. Promo Pathway has been recognized by the Aspen Institute’s “Future Skills for America” initiative as a model for industry/education/community partnerships.
Dawson began his broadcasting career in radio as an on-air personality and producer before joining the Advertising and Promotion Department at the CBS television network in Los Angeles. He worked as a writer/producer of network television promotion and marketing before being selected for CBS’s Executive Intern Program. Frank supervised the development of series scripts and coordinated production of television series including, “Private Benjamin,” “Alice,” “Magnum, P.I.,” “Cagney and Lacey,” and “Falcon Crest.”
He has served as Director of Comedy Development at Universal Television, where he was involved in the production of “Charles In Charge” (CBS) and “Domestic Life” (CBS). As Director of Programming, he served as Universal’s production executive on the NBC dramatic series, “Miami Vice,” while also spearheading the creation and launching of the ABC network comedy series, “He’s The Mayor.”
Dawson earned his undergraduate degree from Cornell University and a Master of Science in Television and Radio from the Newhouse School at Syracuse University, where he has been inducted into the school’s professional gallery of distinguished alumni.
Watch a video of the 2018 event below:
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