MLK Awards: Faculty/Staff, Community

Grand Valley State University's commemoration of the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. expanded in 2014 with the presentation of the first Faculty and Staff Service Award.

The inaugural recipient was Jennifer Stewart, associate professor of sociology.

Another honor, the Community Service Award, is presented to a West Michigan business or organization that best portrays the spirit of King's teachings and examples. In 2014, it was presented to the Urban Core Collective.

Read about both award recipients in this story.


The deadline to submit nominations for either the Faculty and Staff Service Award or Community Service Award has passed. Please check this page for updates for the 2015 awards.


Criteria for the Faculty and Staff Award is here; criteria for the Community Service Award is here.

Send Nominations

Nominations, in the form of a letter, for both awards can be sent via email to, or mailed to the address below.

Division of Inclusion and Equity
Grand Valley State University
4035 Zumberge Hall
Allendale, MI 49401

For more information, call the Division of Inclusion and Equity at (616) 331-3296.