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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 recommitting to the goal of showing 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.

Community Service Awards
Nominations for the 2018 Community Service Award and the High School Community Service Award will be open in November, 2017. These awards seek to honor those in our community who exemplify humanitarianism, leadership, and selfless service.

2017 Critera and Nominations

Community Service Award Nomination Criteria and Form

High School Community Service Award Nomination Criteria and Form

Freedom Scholarship Recipients
Each year, the UCM Foundation awards scholarships 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.

2017 Calendar of Events

Theme: Many People, One Dream


We thank everyone who made the 2017 MLK celebrations such a success!


Tuesday, January 10, 2017
Let's Talk - Today's Civil Rights
12:30 p.m.
Cafe Rouge, UCM Elliott Student Union

Thursday, January 12, 2017

MLK Community Service Awards
Keynote Speaker: Senator David Pearce
Presented at the Greater Warrensburg Area Chamber of Commerce monthly luncheon
11:45 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
White Rose Pavilion, 107 Ming St., Warrensburg, MO
$13 Chamber members and guests, $20 non-members. RSVP required to the Chamber, call 660-747-3168.



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


Monday, January 16, 2017
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Service Day
Volunteer your time and service on this "day on, not a day off."  Breakfast provided.
9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Meet in the UCM Elliott Student Union ballrooms
Contact Kristie Brinkley or Teri Mueller, 660-543-4007




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


Monday, January 16, 2017
Community Praise and Worship Service
6:30 PM
UCM Alumni Memorial Chapel
Free and open to the public

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Freedom Scholarship Dinner
Keynote Speaker: Beth Tankersly-Bankhead, Director of Postsecondary Initiatives, Kauffman Foundation
6:30 p.m.
UCM Elliott Student Union Ballroom
Must pre-purchase dinner tickets. Tickets available in the UCM Mentoring, Advocacy and Peer Support (MAPS) Office, Dockery 212, 660-543-4156, and at the Greater Warrensburg Area Chamber of Commerce, 100 S. Holden St., 660-747-3168.


Wednesday, January 18, 2017
Equality Photo Booth
11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

UCM Elliot Student Union Atrium


Wednesday, January 18, 2017
Student Volunteer Fair
11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
UCM Elliott Student Union Atrium

Monday & Tuesday, January 23-24, 2017
Community Service Blood Drive
10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. each day
UCM Elliott Student Union Ballroom

For more information about UCM's MLK events, please call the Mentoring, Advocacy and Peer Support (MAPS) Office at 660-543-4156.