Written by Jack Meltzer
Willimantic, CT- Eastern Connecticut State University is accepting nominations for the 2010 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Distinguished Service Award. Nominees may be a part of the university community or from the greater community. Nominations will be accepted through Dec 21.
The award recognizes members of the campus as well as the community at large whose actions demonstrate distinguished service in promoting King's ideals to further the goals of diversity and social equality. Three awards will be given: to a member of the community; a member of the Eastern faculty/staff; and to a member of the Eastern student body.
The awards recognize distinguished service in one or more of the three categories: activities that represent a commitment to the goals of an integrated society, including activities beyond one's work obligations; leadership in a program serving the needs of a diverse community, with efforts reflecting an attempt to unify groups and or to increase sensitivity; and planning and implementation of programs to broaden representation of underrepresented groups as students and employees.
The award ceremony will be presented at on