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Martin Luther King Jr. Community Service Awards

Johns Hopkins Medicine is pleased to announce the call for nominations for the 2015 Martin Luther King Jr. Community Service Awards, which recognize outstanding commitments to volunteer community service by members of Johns Hopkins. All faculty, staff, trainees, employees, graduate students and retirees are eligible to be nominated to receive this award.

Awards will be presented at the Martin Luther King Jr. Commemoration in January 2016 to those individuals who demonstrate the same spirit of volunteerism, citizenship and activism that characterized the life of Dr. King, who personified a deep faith in what people working together could accomplish for themselves and their nation. This will mark the 22nd annual presentation of the awards and the 34th commemorative celebration. This year's commemoration will feel very different without the presence of our dear colleague Dr. Levi Watkins Jr., the event's founder, who passed away in April. The celebration, which features nationally known keynote speakers whose work honors and supports the memory of Dr. King, will now also be a tribute to Dr. Watkins' legacy at Johns Hopkins and with this meaningful event.

Today, as our city and nation face more complex and growing social problems, we want to recognize those who are committed to building stronger and healthier communities. Please take a moment to reflect on the community outreach efforts currently performed by individuals in your department and share the accomplishments and contributions of anyone you know who consciously and devotedly helps others.

To submit a nomination for the Martin Luther King Jr. Community Service Awards, please visit the awards website. The deadline for submissions is Friday, Nov. 6.

If you have any questions, please contact Michelle Plummer at [email protected] or 443-997-5967.


Kelsey Bennett