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Nominations Sought for MLK Community Service Award

An integral part of the University of Central Missouri's annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration held each year in January is the presentation of the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Service Award.

This award is presented jointly by the UCM Mentoring, Advocacy and Peer Support (MAPS) Office and the Greater Warrensburg Area Chamber of Commerce and Visitors Center at the monthly chamber luncheon in January. The 2014 award will be presented Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2014, at the luncheon planned for 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Elliott Student Union 236-238.

Nominations for this award are being sought by the awards committee. Below are the criteria for nomination:

Humanitarianism-exhibiting the ethic of kindness, benevolence and sympathy extended impartially to all human beings by improving the quality of life of individuals or groups through actions that promote ethical standards for social reform and a demonstrated commitment to humanitarian activities and philanthropic endeavors.

Leadership-evidence of actions that have led ethnically diverse groups toward a common goal that promotes positive change in the community and creates a sense of unity in a diverse community or organization.

Service-selfless involvement in activities that provide a necessary service to a community or group of individuals.

Nominees should possess one or all of the qualities listed above in order to be nominated for the award. Nominees may be UCM students, faculty or staff or members of the surrounding community. Nominations are being accepted for individuals and community organizations. The award will be presented to an individual and/or an organization at the discretion of the awards committee.

Nominations may be made using the form below.

For more information:
Download: mlk.commservaward.nomform.pdf
Contact Mike Greife at