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Nomination Form for the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Vision Award

In 2018, and in remembrance of the 50th anniversary of the assassination of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Providence College established the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Vision Award.  This annual award honors individuals or groups who exemplify his teachings and spirit.

This year, nominations may be submitted in two categories: one for a Providence College student or student group, and another for a non-student individual or group, with preference given to members of the Providence College community – faculty or staff members, alumni, members of the Dominican order, parents of Providence College students or alumni, or individuals who serve on the College’s engagement councils.

The selection committee for this award considers nominees whose scholarship, community engagement, leadership, or service to others have advanced one or more of the principles which Rev. King embodied: social justice, advocacy, equality, human rights, the promotion of Faith, and freedom of all people.

The deadline for nominations has passed.  The honoree(s) will be announced and recognized during the College’s MLK Convocation Ceremony on January 24, 2020.

Award recipients are celebrated in a number of ways. They are recognized formally during the College’s Martin Luther King Convocation Ceremony. Their names are inscribed on a plaque that is permanently displayed in the Center at Moore Hall. The College’s website and other social media channels include an announcement of the honorees and a description of the qualifications that led to the award. Honorees also receive a cash stipend.

If you have any questions or need additional information about this award, please contact Kathy Baer in the Office of Institutional Advancement at 401.865.2514.