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Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service Event


MLK Day of Service: Monday, Jan. 15, 2024 starting at 7:30am
SMSU Conference Center Upper Level

Panelists: Dr. Tom Wiliford, Ms. Michele Knife Sterner, Mr. Taher Herzallah, and 
Dr. Jeff Kolnick (Panel Moderator)
Breakfast starts at 7:30am 
Panel Conversation at 8:30am
Register for the breakfast and service opportunities here:

Volunteer opportunities available from January 11 – February 8: 
Mustang Market Volunteering, Mustang Market Donation Drive, Food4Kids Meal Packing 

Register for service opportunities here:

MLK Humanitarian Award

The MLK Humanitarian Award recognizes and honors those individuals from the SMSU campus, and community at large whose active, meaningful, and uplifting advocacy aligns with Dr. King’s work to dismantle racial, economic, and social injustice. Dr. King’s legacy is what inspire this award which seeks to emphasize one of his famous phrases: “The time is always right to do what is right.” This quote in etched on the plaque awarded to recipients selected by the directors of the Office of Diversity and Inclusion. This award has been presented during SMSU’s annual MLK Day of Service Celebration.

Award Recipients Include:

  • Mr. Montell Allen, 2023
  • Dr. Richard Herder, 2023
  • Mr. Jefferson Lee IV, 2022
  • Dr. Jeffery Kolnick, 2021

Montell Allen

Mr. Montel Allen, 2023

Dr. Richard Herder

Dr. Richard Herder, 2023

jay lee

Mr. Jefferson Lee IV, 2022

dr. jeff kolnick photo

Dr. Jeffery Kolnick, 2021

Contact Jefferson Lee IV ( or Jeet Sausen ( with questions.

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