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Each year, the Canisius College Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. (MLK) Award recognizes members of the Canisius community who represent the ideals of Dr. King. This year, Canisius College is recognizing three individuals who embody these principles: Paula Castro-Uruburo ’16 (student), Barb Wozniak, administrative associate, campus ministry (faculty/staff) and Terri Mangione, PhD, vice president, student affairs (administrator).

The recipients were chosen for demonstrating 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

Congratulations to Paula, Barb and Terri!

Submitted by: Gary Everett, chair, MLK selection committee