• Multicultural and Diversity Initiatives

    Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Unsung Hero Award

    MLK Award

    The MLK, Jr. Unsung Hero Award is meant to recognize people from the Monmouth University and greater community who exemplify Dr. King's spirit, life, teachings, and commitment to service. This award is for someone who has a dream for the greater good and works to achieve it, someone who, unfortunately, is not often widely recognized for his or her work. We strive to recognize at least three people at the MLK, Jr. Tribute Celebration each year: a Monmouth University student, a Monmouth University employee, and a Monmouth County community member. Please note that past recipients of the MLK, Jr. Unsung Hero Award are not eligible to receive the award again. A complete list of recipients is included below.


  • PAST RECIPIENTS

    2014

    Laura Kelly

    Tsanangurayi Tongesayi

    Thomas Beaufort

    Adam Lowy

    2013

    Susan Damaschke

    John Patrick Dunne

    David Alfonse

    Honorary Tracey Keelen

    Honorary Jeannette Van Houten

    Honorary Russ Gehweiler Jr.

    2012

    Moleen Madziwa

    Mary Szacik

    Mary Swigonski

    Louis Yuliano

    2011

    Starlet M. Gomez

    Sean Foran

    Christine Hatchard

    2010

    Michele Burell

    Joseph "Tyree" Long

    Janelle Milazzo Lau

    Rebecca Sanford

    2009

    Dianna Harris

    Richard Brugger

    Reverend David Stout

    Erin Wheeler

    Hettie Williams

    2008

    Pat Scinto-Krosnicki

    Robin Martin

    Dante Barry Williams

    Dr. Eleanor Novek

    Honorary: Abe Chapnick

    2007

    Annie Hainesworth

    Julie Hudson

    Erin Majesty

    Johanna Foster

    Honorary: General Joseph McNeil

    2006

    Terri S. Blair

    Ian Craig

    Kathleen Smith-Wenning

    2005

    Alexis Harris

    Dana Puharic

    Cortnie Stanton

    Marilyn Ward

    2004

    Thomas and Maxine Daniels

    Lauren Strina