Keynote and Awards
The MLK awards will be presented at the University of Mount Union's MLK Jr. Keynote and Award Ceremony. The ceremony and dessert reception will be held on Thursday, January 19, at 6:30 p.m. in Brush Theatre in the Giese Center for the Performing Arts. The keynote address will be given by Rev. Anthony Theodore Parker Esq. Parker is the Senior Pastor of Rhema (hray’ mah) Fellowship Church near downtown Cleveland, Ohio. He is the Magistrate for the Village of North Randall Mayor’s Court, President of the ATP Legal Group, LLC., and Personal Bailiff to Cuyahoga County Court of Common Pleas Judge. He also founded a nonprofit ministry which provides financial and mentoring support to High School and College Students and adopts elementary schools so that young scholars can be introduced to professionals from various fields who motivate the youth to succeed.
The topic of the address is “Rev. Dr. MLK, Jr., Day: Beyond Celebration to Empowerment.”
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 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 semesters. The 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
Social Service Internship and Job Fair
Join Career Development and the Regula Center for a job and internship fair featuring government and non-profit employees.
The fair will be held in HPCC on Tuesday, January 17, and runs from 11 a.m.-1 p.m.