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MLK Celebration

The University of Central Missouri's Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. celebration occurs each year in January.  The UCM, Whiteman AFB, Sedalia, Kansas City and Warrensburg communities pause to reflect on the work and impact of Dr. King, while renewing goals of respect and dignity toward one another.  Programs include Community Service Awards, Warrensburg Community Praise and Worship Service, Freedom Scholarship Dinner, MLK Service Day and Community Blood Drive.

Freedom Scholarship Recipients
Each year, scholarships are awarded to students who fit the criteria and are recognized at the MLK Freedom Scholarship Dinner. The scholarship is $2,000 for incoming freshmen and $1,000 for returning students.

2016 Calendar of Events

Theme: Equality and Education Still Matter


Tuesday, January 12, 2016
Issues Forum - Discussion of Civil Rights
3:00 p.m. - Elliott Student Union Room 229
Contact Brianna Nesbitt - 660-543-4007

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

MLK Community Service Awards
Keynote Speaker:   Michael Flores

Defensive end with the Philadelphia Eagles
Presented at the Greater Warrensburg Chamber of Commerce monthly chamber luncheon
11:30 a.m. at the Cross Eyed Cricket restaurant, 822 S. Maguire, Warrensburg, MO
$13 per person, must register at Chamber by calling 660-747-3168


To nominate an individual or group/organization, please fill out the appropriate nomination form (available in Fall 2016 for 2017 awards).


Tara Napoleone-Clifford from the MAPS office
with 2016 MLK Student Service Award winner Daphanie Parks
from Chilhowee High School and
2016 MLK Community Service Award winners
Marilyn and Hank Hamann, with The Todd Hamann Memorial Foundation.

Monday, January 18, 2016
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service
Keynote Speaker: Dr. Charles Ambrose
Volunteer your time and service, breakfast will be provided
9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. in UCM Elliott Student Union Ballrooms
Register here (registration for 2017 event available in Fall 2016)

Contact Kristie Brinkley or Lauren Crist, 660-543-4007

Monday, January 18, 2016
Community Praise and Worship Service
6:30 p.m. in the Alumni Memorial Chapel
Free and open to the public
Sponsored by Warrensburg Ministerial Association
Contact Jeff Imboden 660-543-4263

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Freedom Scholarship Dinner
Keynote Speaker:   Cynthia Johnson
6:00 p.m. – Elliott Student Union Ballroom (236/238/240)
Must pre-purchase dinner tickets in the UCM Mentoring, Advocacy and Peer Support (MAPS) Office,
Dockery 212, Phone 660-543-4156

Wednesday, January 20, 2016
Student Volunteer Fair
11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
UCM Elliott Student Union Atrium
Contact Kristie Brinkley - 660-543-4007

Tuesday & Wednesday, January 26-27, 2016
Community Service Blood Drive
Be the Match: "National Marrow Donor Program"

10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. each day
UCM Elliott Student Union Ballroom
Contact Kristie Brinkley - 660-543-4007

If you have questions about any of the MLK events, please call the MAPS Office at 660-543-4156.