Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Distinguished Service Award

The Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Distinguished Service Award was established in 1986 to honor a faculty member, administrator or staff member for their outstanding service in keeping with the principles and ideals of Dr. King.  While the award is a tremendous honor, it also carries a $1,000 stipend for the recipient. This year we will seek to honor both a faculty and a staff member for their contributions throughout our community.

Both of the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Distinguished Service Award recipients will be named at FSU’s annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemoration Celebration on Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2018 at 7 p.m. in Ruby Diamond Auditorium. 

Nominations

  • Nominations should be for a faculty or staff member who has demonstrated a longstanding commitment to Dr. King’s ideals and furthers the university’s commitment to diversity.
  • Members of all racial and ethnic backgrounds are eligible for the award.
  • Nominees from the faculty must demonstrate scholarly excellence and a commitment to diversity. 
  • Nominees from the staff must exemplify a commitment to fostering a diverse campus community. 
  • Nominations are DUE – Friday, Dec. 8 by 5 p.m

Nomination packets should be sent electronically in one file and should include:

  • Cover Letter: This letter should include contact information for the faculty or staff member organizing the nomination materials. This letter is in addition to the required three letters of support.
  • Nominee Information: A resume and/or short biography.
  • Letters of Support: Three letters of support, one of which, must come from the nominee’s administrative department or academic department, must be submitted on behalf of the nominee.

Complete nomination packets, including all materials, must be received by electronically by Mr. Miguel Ángel Hernández at mahernandez@fsu.edu or physically delivered to the Center for Leadership & Social Change.

Should you have questions regarding the nomination process, please contact Mr. Hernández via email at mahernandez@fsu.edu or by phone at 850-644-3342.

 

Distinguished Service Award Past Recipients

2016 Dr. Bruce Lamont College of Business
2015 Dr. Rhea Lathan Department of English
2014 Dr. Penny Ralston College of Human Sciences
2013 Dr. Kendall Campbell College of Medicine
2012 Mr. Jimmy Pastrano Educational Leadership & Policy Studies Department
2011 Ms. Vanessa Solomon The Center for Leadership and Social Change
2010 Dr. Maxine Montgomery College of Arts & Sciences
2009 Dr. Tamara Bertrand Jone College of Education
2008 Dr. Jose Rodriguez College of Education
2007 Dr. Davis Houck College of Communication
2006 Retha Bowman Building Services
2005 Angela Richardson Center for Academic Retention & Enhancement
2004 Roberta Christie International Center
2003 Earle Lee Boys' Choir
2002 Jenice Rankins Nutrition, Food & Exercise Science
2001 Billy R. Close Department of Criminology
2000 Edward Love Sculptor
1999 Dr. Jawole Willa Jo Zollar Department of Dance
1998 Joy M. Bowen Student Affairs
1997 Sheila Ortiz-Taylor Department of English
1996 Andre J. Thomas College of Music
1995 Fred Seamon Public Administration
1994 R. Bruce Bickley, Jr. Department of English
1993 Freddie Groomes Office of Human Resources
1992 Sandra Rackley Office of Undergraduate Studies
1991 Joe M. Richardson History 
1990 Melvin T. Stith Marketing
1989 Douglas G. St. Angelo History
1989 Maxine D. Jones Political Science
1987 Na'im Akbar Psychology
1986 William R. Jones Black Studies
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