MLK Spirit Awards

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The 2019 North Campus Deans’ MLK Spirit Awards
Ceremony & Reception

Monday, January 21, 2019
4:30 – 6:00 pm
Chesebrough Auditorium

The College of EngineeringStamps School of Art & Design, Taubman College of Architecture & Urban Planning, and the School of Music, Theatre & Dance (SMTD) will be hosting the annual North Campus Deans’ Martin Luther King Spirit Awards Program as part of the University of Michigan’s MLK Symposium to honor and commemorate the life and legacy of the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

The Martin Luther King Spirit Awards are given to students, student organizations, staff, and faculty members at the University of Michigan North Campus who exemplify the leadership and vision of Dr. King through their commitment to social justice, diversity, and inclusion. 


Call for Nominations:

Nominations are now being accepted for the 2019 North Campus Deans’ Martin Luther King Jr. Spirit Awards. We encourage you to help us recognize members of our community who exemplify Dr. King in their leadership and vision. Awards are presented by the North Campus Deans on MLK Day during a special ceremony. The nomination categories include students, student organizations, faculty and staff. Please find descriptions and links to nomination forms for the awards below.

2019 Student Award

The MLK Spirit Award for Students recognizes North Campus students who exemplify the leadership and vision of Dr. King. You may be aware of students whose work leads or inspires others towards equality and social justice. This work could be part of their academic or co-curricular experience or may be something outside of their life as a student. Please consider completing this simple nomination process so that the exemplary activities of the North Campus students can be celebrated. You can nominate as many students as you like.

To nominate, please fill out the Student Nomination Form

2019 Student Organization Award

The MLK Spirit Award for Student Organizations recognizes groups whose commitment to social justice, diversity and inclusion has positively impacted the campus community or the wider community via outreach, education, special projects or student member development.

*Awards will be given to one student organization of 19 members or less and one student organization with 20 members or more.

To nominate, please fill out the Student Organization Nomination Form

2019 Faculty Award

The MLK Spirit Award for Faculty will honor faculty whose scholarship and/or teaching leads or inspires students to develop and utilize their talents to seek social justice and personal excellence. All faculty members in the North Campus Community are eligible for this recognition.

To nominate, please fill out the Faculty Nomination Form

2019 Staff Award

The MLK Spirit Award for Staff is given to staff whose guidance and encouragement inspires students or student groups to develop leadership seeking social justice, or whose own efforts have created a more equitable and inclusive environment on campus and beyond.

To nominate, please fill out the Staff Nomination Form

 

North Campus includes:

  • College of Engineering

  • School of Music, Theatre & Dance

  • Stamps School of Art & Design

  • Taubman College of Architecture & Urban Planning

  • Arts Engine

  • Duderstadt Center

Nominations are due on Monday, December 3,  2018.

The  2019 North Campus Deans’ MLK Spirit Awards Ceremony and Reception will be held on Monday, January 21 from  4:30 – 6:00 pm followed by a reception in the Chesebrough Auditorium, 2121 Bonisteel Boulevard.

Questions about the MLK North Campus events or nomination forms can be directed to Rikki Morrow-Spitzer (rikkims@umich.edu) or Brian Banks (bbscott@umich.edu).


2018-2019 MLK Spirit Awards Committee Members 

Brian Banks
School of Art & Design
Freyja Harris
School of Music, Theatre & Dance
Ruth Marsh
Living Arts
Debra Mexicotte
ArtsEngine

Debby Mitchell
College of Engineering

Rikki Morrow-Spitzer
School of Music, Theatre & Dance
Kathi Reister
Duderstadt Center
Joana Dos Santos
School of Architecture & Urban Planning
William Schultz
Mechanical Engineering
Debbie Taylor
CEDO & WISE