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MLK Celebration

The University of Central Missouri's MLK Celebration, held each year in January, is an opportunity for our community to pause and reflect on the work and impact of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., while recommitting to the goal of showing respect and dignity toward one another.


Community Service Awards: Nominations Open!

These awards seek to honor those in our community who exemplify humanitarianism, leadership, and selfless service. To make a nomination, please dowload the appropriate form below and retun the completed nomination as directed on the form. Nominations due by Tuesday, December 5.


2018 Community Service Award Criteria and Nomination form (Nominees may be an individual or an organization)


2018 High School Community Service Award Criteria and Nomination form (Nominees must be enrolled in a high school in Johnson County, MO)


Past Award Recipients


Freedom Scholarship Recipients

Each year, the UCM Foundation awards scholarships of $2,000 (for incoming freshmen) and $1,000 (for returning students) to high school students who are accepted to UCM, and fit the other criteria. These students are recognized at the annual MLK Freedom Scholarship Dinner in January. Application deadline is March 1 of each year.


Freedom Scholarship Criteria and Application


The MLK50 Pledge: a Call to Peace and Action


April of 2018 will mark 50 years since Dr. King's assassination. Click on the MLK50 image to take the MLK50 Pledge, and commit to 50 achievable actions that realize Dr. King's legacy of peace.


2018 Calendar of Events

All events are open to the public. Other than the luncheon on Jan. 10 and the dinner on Jan. 16, all events are free to attend.

Tuesday, Jan. 9

Issues Forum
Let's Talk: Community Issues
12:30 p.m.
Cafe Rouge, Elliott Student Union

 

Wednesday, Jan. 10

MLK Community Service Awards Luncheon
11:45 a.m.
White Rose Pavilion
107 Ming St., Warrensburg

 

Awards will be presented at the Greater Warrensburg Area Chamber of Commerce monthly business luncheon. Cost for lunch is $13. Register to attend at the Chamber of Commerce by calling 660-747-3168.

 

 

2017 MLK Community Service Award winner Doug Christie and High School Community Service Award winner Gabi Shull, with Scott Patrick, Chair of the Board of the Warrensburg Chamber of Commerce, and Tara Napoleone-Clifford, IDEAS Coordinator with the MAPS office

 

Monday, Jan. 15

MLK Service Day
9 a.m.-1 p.m.

 

 

Register here by Dec. 8, 2017
For more information please contact Cassidy Poteet at cbp92600@ucmo.edu.

 

   

 

2017 MLK Service Day participants volunteering on campus and throughout the Warrensburg community

 

Community Praise and Worship Service
Doors open at 6 p.m.
Service begins at 6:30 p.m.
UCM Alumni Memorial Chapel

 

Tuesday, Jan. 16

Freedom Scholarship Dinner
6:30 p.m.
Elliott Student Union Ballroom

Keynote Speaker: Greg "Coach T" Thomas

 

Individual ticket prices: Gold $100, Silver $75, Bronze $50

 

Table of eight ticket prices: Gold $800, Silver $600, Bronze $400

 

Purchase dinner tickets in advance at the Mentoring, Advocacy and Peer Support (MAPS) office, Dockery 212, 660-543-4156, or at the Warrensburg Chamber of Commerce, 100 S. Holden St.

 

 

Wednesday, Jan. 17

Equality Photo Booth
11 a.m.-1 p.m.
Elliott Student Union atrium

 

Student Volunteer Fair
11 a.m.-1 p.m.
Elliott Student Union atrium

 

Monday and Tuesday, Jan. 22-23

MLK Celebration Blood Drive
10 a.m.-5 p.m. both days
Elliott Student Union Ballroom

 

For more information about UCM's MLK Celebration, please call the Mentoring, Advocacy and Peer Support (MAPS) Office at 660-543-4156 or email ucmmaps@ucmo.edu.