Each January, the division of University Life convenes a committee, chaired by ODIME, to facilitate a campus-wide recognition of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and his vision of equality in United States. This celebration is traditionally marked by a variety of events held across campus and sponsored by a number of offices and academic departments. The Celebration concludes with an Evening of Reflection, where we present the Spirit of King Awards to an outstanding Student & Faculty/Staff member.
The Spirit of King Awards
The Spirit of King Award is given to one student and one faculty/staff member who have made exceptional contributions to the development of a multicultural campus community. The Office of Diversity, Inclusion and Multicultural Education, as well as the campus-wide committee on the Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration, consider each nomination and the winners are announced at the Annual MLK Jr. Evening of Reflection event.
Past Spirit of King Awardees:
Dr. Shelly Wong
Toby Jenkins, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Higher Education Program
Blake Silver c/o ‘11
Mark Hopson, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Communication
Dionne Foster c/o ‘10
Erek Perry, Director -University Scholars Program
Updated on Friday, April 8th, 2016