Nominations sought for 'Fulfilling the Dream' awards

UNL seeks nominations for the 2013 Chancellor's "Fulfilling the Dream" Award. The award provides a platform to celebrate and recognize contemporary leaders — both on and off campus — who are committed to diversity and the ideals espoused by Martin Luther King Jr. Nominations may be submitted by all members of the university and the community at large.

The award was established in 1997 to honor individuals who have contributed to the UNL community or the wider Lincoln community by their exemplary action in promoting the goals and vision of King. The awards are presented each January during ceremonies at UNL's celebration of the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday. The 2013 presentation will be Jan. 22.

Nomination materials, including a letter of nomination and no more than three letters of support, should be sent by Dec. 14 to Jody Wood, MLK Committee Secretary, 128 Canfield Administration Building, Lincoln, NE 68588-0437 or via email to The awards subcommittee will review the nominations and make recommendations for the final selections to the MLK Day Planning Committee and Chancellor Harvey Perlman.

Previous winners of the award: 1998 — Keith Parker (UNL); 1999 — Leola Bullock (community) and Miguel Carranza (UNL); 2000 — Lela Shanks (community) and Melvin Jones (UNL); 2001 — Paulette Jones (community) and Michael Combs (UNL); 2002 — Bonnie Coffey (community) and Merlin Lawson (UNL); 2003 — Leroy Stokes (community) and Robert Hitchcock (UNL); 2004 — Jose Soto (community) and Stephanie Adams (UNL); 2005 — Thomas Christie (community) and Chuck van Rossum (UNL); 2006 — Larry Williams (community) and Amber Hunter (UNL); 2007 — Oscar Harriot (community) and Christy Horn (UNL); 2008 — Gwendolyn Combs (UNL); 2009 – Pete Ferguson (community) and Students United for Nebraska (UNL); 2010 — Nebraska Appleseed (community) and Helen Moore (UNL); 2011 — T.J. McDowell (community) and Charlene Maxey-Harris (UNL); 2012 — Zainab Al-baaj and the MENA Hope Project (community) and African American and African Studies Program (UNL).