Nominations for MLK Awards due Dec. 13

December 9, 2013

On Thursday, February 6th, 2014, MIT will mark the 40th anniversary celebration of its annual Martin Luther King, Jr. breakfast and program.  The program works to honor Dr. King’s legacy by recognizing a broad range of committed people who embody his ideals in service to the community.  Consider nominating an individual or group for the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Leadership Award, which is given annually to students, alumni, staff, and faculty who embody the spirit of Dr. King’s work. This year, the program will also give a special Lifetime Achievement Award to an individual or group that has displayed a commitment of service to others and dedication to positive social changes in their community.

MIT alumni/ae, undergraduate and graduate students, faculty, and staff are all eligible for nomination for the Leadership Award or the Lifetime Achievement Award.  Consideration will be given to both individuals and groups, including living groups and student and professional associations.  Past recipients of the MLK, Jr. Leadership Award are also eligible for the Lifetime Achievement Award.  Nomination letters should be submitted by Friday, December 13th, 2013 to Acia Adams-Heath at or in MIT Room NE18-901.  Please indicate whether your nomination is for the MLK Leadership Award or for the MLK Lifetime Achievement Award.  The MLK celebration subcommittee of the Committee on Race and Diversity will select awardees, and recipients will be announced at the celebratory breakfast on Thursday, February 6th, 2014.  If you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Adams-Heath, Professor John de Monchaux, or Ms. Tobie Weiner.

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