Nominations open for MLK Advancing One Community Awards

Sponsored by the office of diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI), the Martin Luther King Jr. Advancing One Community Awards recognize efforts to enhance and cultivate an inclusive university community that embraces justice and equity. Up to three $500 awards may be awarded in the categories of employee, student or group. Nominations for the 2022 awards are due by noon on Tuesday, Nov. 1.

"For 16 years, we've celebrated amazing leaders and changemakers at Iowa State with the Martin Luther King Jr. Advancing One Community Awards," said nicci port, coordinator for DEI outreach and community engagement. "Whether you're nominating a colleague or submitting your own work, we look forward to learning more about and elevating the great work being done by our students and employees dedicated to positively impacting the Iowa State community."

Award winners will be announced Jan. 30 when Iowa State observes King's birthday with a campuswide celebration.

Recipients of the Advancing One Community Award demonstrate a commitment to the principles and goals of King over a sustained period through nonviolent actions. Nominations should highlight the nominee's commitment to improving the campus climate for members of underrepresented groups and bringing about systemic change at Iowa State through their volunteerism, engagement, scholarship, research, teaching or program development. Past winners are honored on the DEI website.

More information about the awards, including the nomination form, is online.