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Community Awards

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration 2015 Awards Information

President Ed Ray with 2013 Award Recipients(President Ed Ray with 2013 Phyllis S. Lee Award Recipient, Mike O'Malley, and 2013 Frances Dancy Hooks Award Recipient, Agustin Vega-Peters)

Phyllis S. Lee Award

In 2004, the President of Oregon State created this award to honor Dr. Phyllis S. Lee, the retired founding Director of the Office of Multicultural Affairs.  The award honors a member of the OSU community who exemplifies Dr. Lee’s commitment and dedication to social justice and the teachings of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.  The award is presented annually by the University President in conjunction with the Martin Luther King Jr. Peace Breakfast. 

Award winners have included the following individuals:

  • Loren Chavarria, Center for Latin@ Studies and Engagement (2014)
  • Mike O'Malley, College of Education (2013)
  • Eric J. Hansen, University Housing and Dining Services (2012)
  • Anne Gillies, Equity and Inclusion (2011)
  • Deanna Kingston, Anthropology (2010)
  • Joseph Krause, Foreign Languages and Literature (2009)
  • Kenneth Winograd, Teacher and Counselor Education (2008)
  • Lawrence Griggs, Educational Opportunities Program (2007)
  • Sandy Tsuneyoshi, Intercultural Student Services (2006)
  • Roy Arnold, College of Agricultural Sciences (2005)

Nomination Process:

Nominations shall include the nomination form and up to three letters of support.  The nomination form must address all of the selection criteria.  Letters may address some or all of the criteria. 

*Complete the printable nomination form ONLY if you did not submit the nomination online.

Nominations for the 2015 Phyllis S. Lee award must be submitted by Wednesday, December 10, 2014 at 5:00 pm.

Frances Dancy Hooks Award

This award was initiated in 1994, when Frances Dancy Hooks and Dr. Benjamin Hooks were here as keynote speakers for the King celebration.  The award recognizes students, staff or faculty who exemplify Frances Dancy Hooks’ work: building bridges across cultures, showing courage in promoting diversity, and proudly “Walks the Talk.”  The award is presented annually by the University President in conjunction with the Martin Luther King Jr. Peace Breakfast.

Award winners have included the following individuals:

  • Octaviano Merecias-Cuevas, Tony Vogt (2014)
  • Agustin Vega-Peters (2013)
  • Jody Nelson (2012)
  • Wanda Cranell (2011)
  • Juan Trujillo, Hunan Pope (2010)
  • Vananh Nguyen, Dwaine Plaza (2009)
  • Roni Sue (2008)
  • José Gutierrez, Allison Davis White-Eyes (2007)
  • Carlos David Gonzales, Earlean Wilson Huey (2006)
  • Luke Sugie, Mercedes Benton, Alex Johnson (2005)
  • Raquel Tambio, Derron Coles, Sandy Tsuneyoshi, Warren Anthony Robbins (2004)
  • Robin Ryan, Melissa White, Christian Matheis (2003)
  • Michael Henthorne, Luhui Whitebear, Edith Quiroz (2002)
  • Les Risser, Lani Roberts, Larry Roper (2001)
  • TEAM (Together Everyone Achieves More) (2000)
  • Joseph Daniel (Jody) Brooks, Cessa Heard-Johnson, Paul James (1999)
  • Dr. Patti Sakurai, Shannon Butler, Francisco Poncé (1998)
  • Tava McGinty, Sokhemry Yi, MEChA (1997)
  • Linda Flamenco, Conrad Hurdle, April Waddy (1996)
  • Naveen Mishra, Janelle Warren-Ephraim, Cynthia Serrano (1995)
  • Rita Howard, Monique Wortman (1994)

Nomination Process:

The nomination form must address all of the selection criteria.

*Complete the printable nomination form ONLY if you did not submit the nomination online.

Nominations for the 2015 Frances Dancy Hooks award must be submitted by Wednesday, December 10, 2014 at 5:00 pm.

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