Newspaper/Newsletter

August 2012

News at OU–Online News at Oakland University.

I was featured in the article “OU alumnus works to enact social change, empower students”

“Relando Thompkins is a self-described servant leader, teacher, learner, social change agent, writer and aspiring humanitarian. He is also a proud Oakland University alumnus who is using the lessons he has learned to make a positive impact on his community and beyond….” Read the full article here..


January 2009

News at OU–Online News at Oakland University.

I was featured in the article “OU Students awarded Keeper of the Dream Scholarships”  after being honored with the Keeper of the Dream Award.

“Four Oakland University students were honored at the 17th annual Keeper of the Dream Awards Celebration on Monday, Jan. 19. The Keeper of the Dream Award pays tribute to the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. for his achievements on behalf of civil rights. Human rights activist and actor Danny Glover was the keynote speaker at the event, which drew more than 300 people….” Read the Full article here..

The Oakland Post—Oakland University’s Independent Newspaper.

“Getting to know yOU” 

“Students awarded for keeping Dr. King’s dream alive”

“Thirty-six years after Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his historic “I Have a Dream” speech and one day before Barack Obama became the first African-American president of the United States, four Oakland University students were recognized for their commitment to improving race relations on campus.” Read the Full article here..


April 2008

The Oakland Post—Oakland University’s Independent Newspaper.

My work as a Resident Assistant at Oakland University was highlighted in the article “Resident Assistant gives OU dorms dependability”

“Those who live in the dorms at Oakland University might be seen peeking from their doors from time to time to see if a resident assistant is on duty. Relando Thompkins is the resident assistant for a community service floor and it seems as though his door is always open in anticipation of providing some service.” Read the Full article here..