Deadline Nov. 21: Nominations sought for MLK service awards

By Steve Nakata, Administrative Services

mlk-logoPULLMAN, Wash. – Nominations are open through Nov. 21 for Washington State University’s Martin Luther King, Jr. Distinguished Service Awards.

The annual award winners will be recognized during the MLK community celebration Jan. 22 in the CUB ballroom, where civil rights leader Angela Davis will speak.

To nominate someone for an award, visit and click on Distinguished Service Award at the left.

Winners will be chosen based upon their 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: a WSU faculty member, a WSU staff member, a WSU student, a group or organization affiliated with WSU, and an individual or group from the surrounding community.

“We all know of people who do great things to serve others, both on and off campus,” said Marc Robinson, director of WSU’s Culture and Heritage Houses and lead organizer for the MLK celebration. “Too often those people don’t get the recognition they deserve; this award provides an excellent opportunity to change that.”