mlkjrdaylogo-200PULLMAN, Wash. – The deadline for nominations for Washington State University’s annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Distinguished Service Awards is Friday, Nov. 22.

Awards will be given in five categories: WSU faculty member, WSU staff member, WSU student, group or organization affiliated with WSU, and individual or group from the surrounding community.

“It is important for WSU to take time to honor people for doing important work that helps make the university a more inclusive and successful place,” said Marc Robinson, director of WSU’s culture and heritage houses and lead organizer for the 2014 MLK celebration.

Winners will be chosen based upon their service in one or more of the following areas: altruism and community service, advancement of diversity, education and inclusion.

To make a nomination, visit http://mlk.wsu.edu and click on the Distinguished Service Award link.

Award winners will be recognized during the WSU Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Celebration at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 22, in the CUB ballroom, which also will feature civil rights leader Diane Nash. Visit the above website to learn more about all the MLK events.

 

Contacts:

Marc Robinson, WSU culture and heritage houses, marc_robinson@wsu.edu, 509-339-6172

Steve Nakata, manager of communications, WSU Student Affairs and Enrollment, nakata@wsu.edu, 509-335-1774