MLK Commemoration

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:

2014
Jorge Velasquez
Student

Aaron Hood 
Faculty/Staff

Dr. Shelly Wong 
Faculty/Staff

2013
Johnetta Saygbe
Student

Anartia Gamboa
Student

2012
Sarina Stephenson
Student

Toby Jenkins, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Higher Education Program
Faculty/Staff

2011
Blake Silver  c/o ‘11
Student

Mark Hopson, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Communication
Faculty/Staff

2010
Dionne Foster c/o ‘10
Student

Erek Perry, Director -University Scholars Program
Faculty/Staff

Updated on Thursday, March 16th, 2017