The UMB President’s Diversity Advisory Council (DAC) is pleased to announce the 2017 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Diversity Recognition Awards. These annual awards recognize individual or group achievement in the areas of diversity and inclusiveness, as well as highlight our University’s steadfast commitment to promoting diversity as one of our core values. The recipients’ personal and/or professional work must serve as testament of the ideals epitomized by the life and work of Dr. King.
Three award categories will be presented. Individuals or groups will be recognized in the following categories:
• Outstanding UMB faculty or unit
• Outstanding UMB staff or unit
• Outstanding UMB student or student group
In addition to the underlying principles outlined above, the DAC will use the criteria outlined on the nomination form when evaluating all nominations. Nominators are encouraged to address as many of the criteria as appropriate. Self-nominations are acceptable.
All nominations are due to Vanessa Fahie, PhD, RN, no later than close of business on Wednesday, Nov. 1, 2017. Please pass this on to your constituencies so that all may have the opportunity to nominate.
The University’s MLK/BHM event is scheduled for Monday, Feb. 6, 2017, at noon, during which the awards will be presented.
If you have questions, please email Vanessa Fahie, the DAC MLK Jr. Award Committee Chair, or call 6-7501.
Please consider submitting a nomination briefly highlighting the wonderful work of a student, group of students, a staff member or unit, or faculty member or unit. Your nominations will be greatly appreciated.
Thank you for your commitment to diversity at UMB!