Washington State University

Martin Luther King Program

Mlk992015 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Distinguished Service Awards for Faculty, Staff, Student or Community

The Martin Luther King Jr. Distinguished Service Award Committee is seeking nominations for the 2015 Distinguished Service Award. 


This award recognizes an individual or group from the entire Washington State University community, across the state, that has made an extraordinary contribution toward continuing the work of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.  Following in Dr. King’s legacy, such individuals or groups must promote human rights and social justice in one or all of the following areas. 

  • Altruism and community service – outstanding accomplishments or leadership serving others and promoting greater justice and social equality. 
  • Advancement of diversity – notable achievements in creating a supportive climate for underrepresented groups as well as recruiting, mentoring, and retaining diverse populations.
  • Education and inclusion – exceptional efforts of teaching, leadership, or programs that encourage an understanding of and quest for human rights and social justice for all people. 



Awards will be given in the following categories.

  • A current Washington State University faculty member.
  • A current Washington State University staff member.
  • A currently enrolled Washington State University student.
  • A current group or organization affiliated with Washington State University.
  • An individual or group from the surrounding community. 



Nominations must be submitted NO LATER THAN November 21, 2014 and include the following:

  • A completed nomination form.
  • A nominating statement citing specific efforts and accomplishments of the nominee (two pages maximum).

Please contact Donna Arnold at arnoldd@wsu.edu or 509-335-4315 for more information.


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Nomination Deadline:

November 21, 2014



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