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Karen M. Dutt-Doner, PhD, will receive a 2017 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. (MLK) Award from the college posthumously.  Dutt-Doner, professor of teacher education, passed away on March 5 after a brief illness.

Martin Luther King Jr. Awards recognize Canisius community members, students and non-students, who demonstrate qualities promoting social justice, racial harmony, civil rights, advocacy for the poor, or change through non-violence.

“The MLK Awards Committee voted unanimously to recognize Karen with this award,” said Gary Everett, chair of the committee.  “She was a shining example of all of the qualities we look for when choosing recipients and strongly believed in the importance of Dr. King’s legacy in our country.”

Sarah Signorino, assistant director of campus ministry and Alie Iwanenko ’17, a senior international relations, Spanish and Latin American studies major, will also receive 2017 MLK Awards. Honorees will be recognized during Spring Honors Convocation.

Submitted by College Communications