To Members of the University Community and West Philadelphia Community Leaders

"Life's most persistent and urgent question is, 'What are you doing for others?'" -- Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

In recognition of the late Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s commitment to community service as essential to the struggle for equality, the 1997 Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemorative Program Planning Committee of the University of Pennsylvania is pleased to announce the Second Annual Community Involvement Recognition Awards. The Awards have been conceived to honor members of the University of Pennsylvania community and members of the broader West Philadelphia community whose service involvements have best exemplified the ideals espoused by Dr. King. Four awards in total will be presented; two will go to members of the Penn community, and two will honor members of the broader community. The awards will be presented during the week of January 20, 1997, as a part of the University's commemoration of the King Holiday.

We seek your help in nominating individuals whose work most merits recognition. Please share this information with others in your schools, departments, and organizations, so that we may identify those most deserving of this award. Nomination forms may be submitted through Friday, November 15, 1996.

Should you have any questions, please contact Dr. William Eric Perkins at 898-3677.

Thank you in advance for helping to pay special homage to those who have demonstrated extraordinary service and commitment to enhance the University of Pennsylvania and the West Philadelphia community.

1997 Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemorative Program
Community Involvement Recognition Awards
Nomination Form

To be returned by Friday, November 15, 1996

Name of Nominee: ________________________

Telephone: ___________________

Address: ________________________________

email: ______________________

Nominee's Affiliation:


____Undergraduate Student

____ Graduate Student

____ Faculty

____ Staff

____ Alumnus/a


Community: (Please specify organization's name)

___ Neighborhood Association: ___________________________________

___ School: ___________________________________________________

___ Community Agency:_________________________________________

In an attachement, please briefly explain the nominee's involvements and contributions to building community in one or more of the following ways:

Please be as specific as possible about the extent of the nominee's contributions, including, if possible, the number of years of involvement, the people/groups who have been positively influenced by the nominee's work, etc.

Please also include

Name of nominator: _________________________

Telephone: __________________

Address: __________________________________

email: _____________________

When completed, please return this form by Friday, November 15, 1996, to:

Dr. William Eric Perkins
W.E.B. Du Bois College House
University of Pennsylvania
3900 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104-6138
Tel: 215-898-3677
Fax: 215-573-2061


Volume 43 Number 9
October 22, 1996

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