Deadline Nov. 26 for MLK service award nominations

By Steve Nakata, Administrative Services

MLK-logoPULLMAN, Wash. – The deadline is Nov. 26 to make nominations for Washington State University’s Martin Luther King, Jr., Distinguished Service Award.

“We are surrounded by people who work toward the advancement of a peaceful and just society,” said Maria de Jesus Dixon, chair of the MLK Community Celebration Planning Committee. “This award is an excellent opportunity to let them know their work does not go unnoticed and is extremely valued.”

The award recognizes individuals and organizations that have made extraordinary contributions toward continuing the human rights and social justice work of Martin Luther King, Jr. Winners will be chosen based upon service in one or all of the following areas: altruism and community service, advancement of diversity, education and inclusion.

Awards will be given in five categories: WSU faculty member, WSU staff member, enrolled WSU student, group or organization affiliated with WSU and individual or group from the surrounding community. Winners will be recognized during WSU’s annual MLK Community Celebration at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 26, in the CUB ballroom.

To make a nomination or learn more, visit


News media contact:
Maria de Jesus Dixon, WSU Culture and Heritage Houses, 509-338-9209,


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