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Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration Committee seeks nominations for 2013 Unsung Hero Awards
The Syracuse University Martin Luther King Jr. 2013 Celebration committee is seeking nominations for the Unsung Hero Awards, which will be presented during the evening celebration in the Carrier Dome on Saturday, Jan. 19, 2013.
The awards are presented annually to people who, in the spirit of King’s “beloved community,” have made a positive difference in the lives of others, but who are not widely recognized for their efforts.
Nominations may be made in any of the following categories:
• youth/teen from Onondaga County or the immediate surrounding counties;
• adult from Onondaga County or the immediate surrounding counties;
• student at SU or SUNY-ESF; and
• faculty or staff from SU or SUNY-ESF.
Past recipients have been recognized for their work to advance human rights, nonviolence, diversity and nondiscrimination; promote youth; advocate for peace and justice; build bridges between diverse communities; and provide opportunities for people living on the margins of society.
The deadline for submitting nominations, either online or in person to the Hendricks Chapel Dean’s Office, is Monday, Oct. 8.
Information and nomination forms are available on the Web at here (click on the Martin Luther King, Jr., Celebration button on the right).
For more information, contact Ginny Yerdon at Hendricks Chapel at 443-5044 or email@example.com or Michelle Singletary, Unsung Heroes Award Committee at 443-5029 or firstname.lastname@example.org.