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Through the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. (MLK) Award, Canisius College would like to acknowledge a student and/or a non-student (faculty, staff or administrator) who represent the ideals of Dr. King. Toward this end, nominations are being solicited for the award(s) to be presented at the Spring Honors Convocation. The nominee(s) must demonstrate a commitment to qualities in one or more of the following areas:

• Social justice (a society which affords individuals and groups dignity and a just share of the benefits of society)
• Racial harmony
• Civil rights (the equal protections and privileges given to all citizens by law)
• Human rights (the basic rights of individuals to life, liberty and justice)
• Advocates for the poor
• Change through non-violence or advocates non-violence

Please take a moment to nominate college members for this honor by using the on-line form available at or by clicking here. MLK Award nomination forms are also placed around campus. Nomination submissions are accepted from faculty, staff, and current students of Canisius College only.

The deadline for nominations is Friday, February 8, 2013.
Please note that members of the MLK Awards Selection Committee are ineligible to be nominated for the award. A list of Committee members appears on the website along with the on-line nomination form. Bruce J. Dierenfield,PhD., professor/History Department, and director of the Canisius College All-College Honors Program, is chairman of the MLK Awards Committee.

Submitted by:  Kathleen Mathews, administrative associate, ALANA Student Center