Organizational Communication

North Central alumna kicks off MLK Week as Prayer Breakfast speaker

Jan 09, 2014

North Central College alumna NeAngela Marshall ’04, J.D., will be the College’s featured speaker at the Jan. 20 Prayer Breakfast honoring Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and his birthday. The title of her message is “Use Your Words!” and is based on the College’s theme this year for MLK Week, “The Power of Words.”

Hosted by President Troy Hammond, the breakfast will take place at 7 a.m. Monday, Jan. 20, on the second floor of the Harold and Eva White Activities Center. Students, faculty, staff and alumni are invited to the free event; RSVP is required by noon Thursday, Jan. 16, to Chelsea Armstrong at 630-637-5151 or

Marshall is an assistant state’s attorney with the Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office, the second largest county prosecution office in the country. She is assigned to the office’s Domestic Violence Division. As a prosecutor, she handles criminal appeals and trials related to sexual violence, domestic violence, and child abuse and neglect. Prior to attending law school, she worked for the Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) program where she recruited and trained volunteers to advocate for abused and neglected children in the Cook County Juvenile Court system.

At North Central, Marshall majored in organizational communication and later graduated from the Northern Illinois University College of Law in 2011. During law school she clerked for the Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office as well as the Presiding Judge of the Juvenile Justice Division of the Circuit Court of Cook County. She has a strong passion for women’s and children's advocacy.

North Central College’s Martin Luther King Week is an annual celebration of the College’s history of building bridges among cultures. The weeklong observance includes an art exhibit, musical concert, keynote event and more.

Martin Luther King Week events are coordinated by the Office of Multicultural Affairs. For more information contact Dorothy Pleas, director of multicultural affairs, at 630-637-5156 or