Star of Little People, Big World to Speak at Adrian College

Amy Roloff to address the community on March 12 at 7:00 p.m.

ADRIAN, Mich. – Adrian College announces Amy Roloff, star of TLC’s Little People, Big World, will speak on March 12 at 7:00 p.m. in Dawson Auditorium.

Amy Roloff wears many titles in her daily roles—business woman, inspirational speaker, TV star, philanthropist, farm owner, author and mom are just a few. For Amy, the realization of her passion for people and helping others to reach their potential has molded her into who she is today. Her challenges and experiences as a little person combined with her successful career professionally and personally, have led her to naturally inspire and touch people lives.

“I may be different, but I can do what anyone else can do—just in a different way,” Amy says about having achondroplasia dwarfism—and it not stop her from taking action, moving forward and believing in herself.

Amy founded the non-profit Amy Roloff Charity Foundation (ARCF) to advocate, support, educate and inspire kids facing life challenges. She developed relationships with other organizations that addressed key areas such as kids in foster care, special needs and under-served youth. Amy’s life experiences and story of overcoming challenges has led to interviews through numerous media outlets and her experience in co-authoring the book, Little People Big Values—an inspirational look into her life and family.

“Adrian College celebrates Disabilities Awareness Week by bringing activities and speakers for our community to learn and grow from,” noted Danielle Ward, Disabilities Specialist and EXCEL Mentor at the College. “We are thrilled that Amy Roloff will be speaking this year.”

“Her real-life story is so intense, so relatable to each and every person. She will bring insight and information that will make real changes in the lives of those who attend,” Ward continued.

This convocation series is made possible through the following endowed lectureships, or lectureship funds: John Davis Modern American History Lectureship, John H. Dawson, Virginia Bates Dawson and Marsha Dawson Nelson Fund, Edward C. DeMerritt Lectureship, Charles and Lena Beem Gillilan Lecture Program in Business Administration, Edward and Mildred Meese Lectureship for Religion and Philosophy, Mary A. Merritt Lectureship in Literature, Genevieve R. Oliver Lectureship in Art, Mildred Smith Lectureship in the Humanities and the J. Mabel Stephenson Memorial Lectureship.

This event, recognizing Disability Awareness Week on campus, is free and open to the public. Dawson Auditorium is located off Charles Street on the campus of Adrian College. For more information, please contact, Danielle Ward at 517.265.5161 x 4094 or via email at

If you’re unable to make it to the event, you can catch it on our livestream, available here