Ford School undergraduate Neil Nakkash (BA '24) was honored with one of the 19th annual Central Campus Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Spirit Awards on January 27. Nakkash aspires to pursue a career in medicine and health policy. Kuvin Satyadev (BA '24) and Izzy Tomlinson (BA '24) were also nominated for the award. The ceremony recognized the various ways undergraduate students, graduate students, and student groups exemplify Dr. King's leadership and extraordinary vision.
The MLK Spirit Award Nominees shared their experiences and identify points of contact between their individual social justice efforts with the selection committee. The award ceremony highlighted the various ways in which students have worked to carry on the spirit of Dr. King and what their activism means to them.
MLK Spirit Award winners have distinguished themselves by:
- Building inclusive communities and equitable spaces
- Pursuing social justice by challenging oppressive norms
- Engaging with diverse communities to promote cross-cultural collaboration
- Confronting systemic injustice(s)
- Commitment to racial justice
The award is co-sponsored by the University of Michigan Schools of Education, Dentistry, Nursing, Information, Kinesiology, Pharmacy, Public Policy, Public Health, Business, and Social Work (Community Action and Social Change Undergraduate Minor), as well as the College of Literature, Science, and the Arts (LSA) and the Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion.