Michigan Legal Milestone dedicated


The State Bar of Michigan (SBM) dedicated the 39th Michigan Legal Milestone on Thursday, Aug. 28, on the campus of Ferris State University in Big Rapids, Mich.

The milestone celebrates the perseverance of Governor G. Mennen “Soapy” Williams in ensuring that Ferris State University became a public university, even after the majority of campus burned down in a devastating fire in February of 1950. 

Speakers at the dedication ceremony included (left to right)  49th Circuit Court Judge Ronald Nichols, SBM Executive Director Janet Welch, Osceola County Prosecuting Attorney and Mecosta-Osceola County Bar Association President Tyler Thompson, Ferris State University President David Eisler, and SBM President Brian Einhorn. 

The Michigan Legal Milestones program is overseen by the SBM Law Related Education and Public Outreach Committee, chaired by Allan Motzny and Monica Nuckolls. 

For additional information, visit http://www.michbar.org/programs/milestones.cfm.

(Photo courtesy of State Bar of Michigan)