MLK Award Nominations

Please submit Nominations by Friday, February 07, 2014

To use the paper nomination form click here (pdf)


Only current students, faculty, and administrators can nominate Canisius College members.

Canisius College would like to acknowledge a student and/or a non-student (faculty, staff, or administrator) who represent the ideals of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. (MLK). Toward this end, we would like to solicit nominations for an award or awards to be presented at the Spring Honors Convocation. The nominee(s) must demonstrate qualities promoting social justice, racial harmony, civil rights, human rights, advocacy for the poor, or non-violence.

Please take a moment to nominate college members for this honor. For each award category (student and non-student), please identify one or more of the following areas which make this person deserving of the award.

Past recipients of the MLK Award 

2014

Patricia B. Christian, PhD, faculty

 Courtney J. VandeBovenKamp, ’14, Student

 

2013
Betsy M. DelleBovi, PhD, faculty
Dorian B. Dallas, ’13, student

2012
Robert J. Butler, PhD (Faculty)
Davidlee E. Klimchuk '12 (Student)
Mary I. Mietlicki '12 (Student)

2011
Stephen F. Liebig (Staff)
Thomas K. Rogers III ’11 (Student)

2010
Daniella M. Pettinari '10 (student) 
George Boger, PhD (faculty)

2009

Albertha F. Kelley (staff)
Josal R. Diebold '09 (student)

2008
Rhonda F. Dyess-Hands (Administrator)
Emilee C. Flynn ’08 (Student)

2007
Charles R. Schmidtke, PhD (Faculty)
Gary M. Everett (Administrator)
Brian C. Ricci '07 

2006
Michael J. Gent, PhD (Faculty)
Jerome L. Neuner, PhD (Administrator)
Danielle V. Esposito ’06 (Student)

2005 
LaVerne M. Seales-Saley, PhD (Faculty)
Evangeline J. Powell  (Staff)
Aamina Edwards '06 (Student)

2004 
Bruce J. Dierenfield, PhD (Faculty)
Barbara J. Porter, PhD (Administrator)
U.S. Magistrate Judge Hugh B. Scott 
    (Special Appreciation)
JulieAnna Golebiewski ’04 (Student)

2003 
Peter Koehneke (Faculty)
Rev. Vincent M. Cooke, S.J. (Administrator)
Mary Pat Leahy (Staff)
Kathy Riley '03 (Student)

2002 
Kenneth Sroka, PhD (Faculty)
E. Roger Stephenson, PhD (Faculty)
Ellen O. Conley, PhD (Administrator)
Patty Grasso (Staff)
Elizabeth Bocchino '02 (Student)
    2001 
Joseph Lovering, PhD, Prof. Emeritus(Faculty)
Lake Kearney (Staff)
Kelly Barden ’01 (Student)

2000 
Rev. Benjamin Fiore, S.J. (Faculty)
Sr. Patricia Brady, SSMN (Administrator)
William St. Jean ’00 (Student)

1999 
Ruben Gomez, PhD (Faculty)
J. Joe Van Volkenburg (Administrator)
Elaine Mrugala (Staff)
Gerry Muir, MS ’99 (Graduate Student)
LaShekia Chatman ’99 (Student)
Sababu C. Norris (Special Appreciation)

1997 
Terrence Bisson, PhD (Faculty)
Kathryn Philliben (Administrator)
Sgt. Gwendolyn Johnson (Staff)

1996 
Julia Wescott, PhD (Faculty)
Patricia Rissmeyer, PhD (Administrator)
Willie Mae Frazier (Staff)
Stanley L. Purdie ’97 (Student)

1995 
Edward Kisailus, PhD (Faculty)
Deirdre Egan (Administrator)
Nicole Jones (Student)

1994 
Candalene J. McCombs, PhD (Administrator)
Henrique Caine ’94 (Student)

1993 
Paula McNutt, PhD (Faculty)
Lilly Adams-Dudley (Administrator)
Caesar Brown ’94 (Student)

1992 
Martha Veasey (Administrator)
Lewis Carver (Student)

1991 
Jesse E. Nash Jr., Prof. Emeritus (Faculty)
Mark Swiatek ’91 (Student
)

Canisius College Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Awards Selection Committee 2014-2015

Committee members are not eligible for nomination.
MLK Co-Chairs:

Butler, Robert J., Ph.D., Professor/English Department

Maciejewski, Ashleigh M. ’15, Undergraduate Student Association

MLK Committee:

1. Astiz, Dr. M. Fernanda, Associate Professor/Adolescence Education

2. Brady, Sr. Patricia, SSMN, Director/Community Based- Learning

3. Chamberlain, Briana N. ’15, President/Afro American Society

4. DeLaney, Ms. Kathleen M., Archivist/Reference Librarian, Bouwhuis
Library

5. Dierenfield, Dr. Bruce J., Professor/History

6. Grasso, Patricia A. , Executive Associate/Student Life

7. Havis, Dr. Devonya N., Associate Professor/Philosophy

8. Lew, Mr. Gary B., Director of Purchasing/ Facilities Management

9. Norris, Mr. Sababu C., (ex-officio), Director/ALANA Student Center

10. Occhipinti, Dr. John D., Chair/Political Science Department

11. Tunney, Rev. Michael F., S.J., Director of Missions & Identity/ Academic Affairs

12. Solak John ’15, President/ Undergraduate Student Association

13. Sarah Signorino, Campus Ministry