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UCM, Chamber of Commerce to Present MLK Community Service Awards

Contact: Mike Greife
WARRENSBURG, MO (Jan. 10, 2013) –Community leaders and organizations will be recognized for their contributions to their communities as part of the University of Central Missouri’s 2012 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. celebration as UCM joins the Greater Warrensburg Area Chamber of Commerce and Visitors Center in presenting the MLK Community Service Awards.

The awards will be presented at the chamber’s monthly luncheon at 11:45 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 16, at the White Rose Pavilion, 107 Ming St. in Warrensburg.

Those being recognized include:

  • The Harvest of Hope outreach programs at Shiloh Baptist Church in Warrensburg will be recognized with the Humanitarian Award.
  • Willie Shields, executive director of Destiny House, a Warrensburg homeless shelter, will be recognized with the Leadership Award.
  • Bob Vickers, executive director of the Johnson County United Way, and Paige Becker, a UCM construction management student who has served as a coordinator with the joint Habitat for Humanity project currently underway in Warrensburg, will receive the Service Award.

Speaker for the luncheon will be UCM President Chuck Ambrose. Those planning to attend the luncheon should contact the Chamber of Commerce at 660-747-3168.