Mae Ola Dunklin and Pastor Albert Amos Appointed to Board of Directors
We are excited and honored to announce that two new members have been appointed to our board of directors. These appointments take effect immediately. Read below to get to know our new board members who are both long time residents of Albion and will be a wealth of expertise and knowledge to our board.
Mae Ola Dunklin of Albion joins the board as a retired educator after a full career in public education in the Albion Public School district. After retiring from public education, Mrs. Dunklin went on to work in the Fritz Shurmer Center for Teacher Development at Albion College as a supervisor and then as the center’s director. She actively serves on the board for Kids’ N’ Stuff Children’s Museum, the Albion Branch of the NAACP, and the Albion College Board of Trustees. Mae Ola has lived in Albion since 1972 with her husband of 37 years, Robert Dunklin. They have five children, seven great-grandchildren, and one great-grandchild.
Pastor Albert Amos serves as the Senior Pastor for Bread of Life Ministries in Albion and has been a lifelong resident of the Albion community. Pastor Amos is a retiree of the State of Michigan Department of Corrections and currently serves Albion in many leadership roles.
He is the President of Fifth Sunday Fellowship, Vice-President of the Albion Ministerial Alliance, a Board Member for Albion Interface Ministries, and a Commissioner for the City of Albion Planning Commission. Pastor Amos is a proud husband of 38 years, a father to four, grandfather to eight, and a great-grandfather of three.
“The addition of Dunklin and Amos to the ARC Board is a critically important step toward ensuring the Board is diverse in experience, expertise, and perspectives,” notes Amy Deprez, Executive Director of Albion Reinvestment Corporation. “A diverse Board is sensitive to cultural differences and puts the nonprofit in a stronger position to plan for the future of Albion’s downtown, make pragmatic decisions, and take full advantage of opportunities that drives Albion forward.”