Three individuals who demonstrate the ideals of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. were honored at Eastern’s annual MLK awards on Feb. 24. Kevin Booker, a teacher from New London, won the community award; Charlie Chatterton, professor of kinesiology and physical education at Eastern, won the faculty award; and Courtney Callaway, a social work major, won the student award.
Booker’s efforts involve assisting victims of sexual assault, facilitating leadership and diversity workshops, serving as a mentor and traveling the United States as a public speaker. In addition to promoting physical activity on Eastern’s campus, Chatterton created an initiative in 2006 called “Taking Strides to Brake the Cycle of Poverty,” which spreads awareness of the issues of poverty and raises funds to alleviate them. Callaway’s involvements span the Women’s Center, Intercultural Center, Senior Class Committee and Student Advisory Council, where she works to promote social justice issues for underrepresented communities.