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ASU accepting nominations for MLK Jr. Student Servant-Leadership Award

September 06, 2013

Colleen Jennings-Roggensack, executive director of ASU Gammage and ASU MLK Jr. committee chair, is soliciting nominations for the 2014 ASU MLK Jr. Student Servant-Leadership Award. This year’s theme is "Unite – Beyond The Divide." The ASU MLK Jr. Committee will be presenting a Servant-Leadership Award to an ASU student at the MLK Breakfast on Jan. 23, 2014.

Servant-leadership is a practical philosophy, which supports people who choose to serve first and then lead as a way of expanding service to individuals and institutions. Servant leaders may or may not hold formal leadership positions. Servant-leadership encourages collaboration, trust, foresight, listening and the ethical use of power and empowerment.

ASU is requesting your help in identifying a student servant-leadership awardee. The student must be currently enrolled full-time, exemplify the ideals of servant-leadership and have a track record of commitment through volunteer service. Candidates may submit his or her resume with the nomination form. Letters of recommendation are acceptable, but no more than two. Self-nominations are encouraged.

The ASU MLK Jr. Committee will provide a $1,000 scholarship to the awardee to be used toward his or her educational costs. This scholarship is available to ASU full-time undergraduate or graduate students.

Please submit nominations by close of business on Oct. 1, through campus mail, to Michelle Johnson at MC 0205, fax 480-965-7663 or e-mail Download the nomination form here.

All applications will be reviewed and the top three candidates selected will have 30-minute interviews scheduled with the committee. Finalists will be contacted for their interview. The nomination deadline is Oct.1.