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Jan 21
Student Life | Diversity Awards

MLK Keynote and Award Ceremony

The MLK awards will be presented at the University of Mount Union's MLK Jr. Awards Ceremony and Keynote Address. The keynote address will be presented by Canton city police officer and community activist, Lamar Sharpe on Thursday, January 21, 2021, at 7 p.m. Call for nominations will go out in early January. The keynote address will be limited to the first 50 registrants in the Dewald Chapel, visit MLK Keynote and Awards to register. The Awards will also be available to stream online using the button below.

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Each year, the University presents the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. (MLK) Award to members of both the Mount Union community (student, faculty, or staff) and the Alliance community who best embody the values and principles exemplified by Dr. King. Selection for the MLK Award will be based on the nominee’s exemplification of the following: Promoting racial harmony; Advocating for social justice; Collaborating with groups, offices, churches or organizations; Demonstrating a sustained commitment to diversity; Fostering inclusiveness and an appreciation of differences.

Alpha Phi Alpha Book Prize

The Alpha Phi Alpha Book Prize was established in 2015 by members of the Iota Phi chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. This scholarship was created to honor the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr., who was a notable member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., and to reward a current student who has carried on his legacy at Mount Union. The selected student receives a $500 scholarship to cover the cost of textbooks in the following semestersThe scholarship is awarded to one student yearly during the Martin Luther King Jr. Award Ceremony 

Past recipients include: 

  • 2015- Kimesha Callie Flonnoy 
  • 2016- Caitlin Shimp 
  • 2017- Reilly Augustine 
  • 2018- Brianna Boehlke 
  • 2019- Ande'Marie Green 
  • 2020- Francesca Bowman  
Add to Calendar Thursday, January 21, 2021 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Dewald Chapel Myers Sanctuary Event Type Contact Ron Holden Department Office of Diversity and Inclusion