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Nominations for Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Award

Written by Kate Harner

0503-martin-luther-king-quotes_full_600.jpgWillimantic, Conn. - Eastern Connecticut State University is accepting nominations for the 2012 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Distinguished Service Award. Nominees may be members of the University community or from the greater Windham community. Nominations will be accepted through Dec. 19.

The award recognizes members of the campus and local community 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 inclusive 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 will be presented at a ceremony at 6 p.m. on Feb. 29 in the Paul E. Johnson Sr. Community Conference Room of the J. Eugene Smith Library.

To request a nomination form, contact Indira Petoskey, coordinator of the Intercultural Center, at (860) 465-5749, or

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