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Martin Luther King, Jr. Leadership Awards

The Martin Luther King Jr. Leader­ship Award honors members of the Babson comm­unity (students, faculty, staff, groups, or organ­iza­tions) who reflect Dr. King’s princi­ples and ideals in philos­ophy and action.

2021 Leadership Award Recipients

In a year that composed of a record-setting number of nominations, the Martin Luther King, Jr. Legacy Committee is pleased to issue the Martin Luther King, Jr. Leadership to the following recipients. Congratulations to all of this year's honorees!

Alumni Leadership Award

Amanda Strong '87, Babson College Trustee

Faculty Leadership Award

Angela Randolph, Assistant Professor, Entrepreneurship

Staff Leadership Award

Tracey Reza, Associate Dean, Undergraduate Administration

Student Leadership Awards

Jaylen Bell '21
Shoaib Rahaman '21

Criteria

The recipient of this award will have gone above and beyond the requirements of job responsibilities, organizational mission, or charter and will have raised the bar for those who follow in their footsteps. The recipient’s actions and behaviors in working either on or off campus for the betterment of the community should be in a manner consistent with the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. Written nominations must explicitly address how the nominee(s) have visibly demonstrated:

  • Courage and conviction in valuing differences
  • Commitment to “seeing beyond borders” by building inclusions
  • Acceptance of challenge and risk in achieving goals for the greater good
  • Compassion for humanity

Previous Award Winners

2020

Zahira Perez ’20
Sienzhi Kouemo ’20
Larinda Cole, Undergraduate Center for Career Development
Donna Stoddard, TOIM Division
Aaron Walton ’83*

2019

Duruo Murray ’21
Britney Aguayo ’21

2018

Kevin Bruyneel, History & Society
Cristina Corrie ’19

2017

Rachel Greenberger MBA ’11: Food Sol
Flora Ekpe-Idang MBA ’17
Mark Gagliardi MBA ’17

2016

Tina Opie, Management
Shatiek Gatlin ’16
Nadia Mendes ’18
Khalif Heatley ’17

2015

Kerry E. Rourke, Arts & Humanities
Taelyr Roberts ’15

2014

Marjorie Feld, History & Society
Nitiya Walker ’14

2013

Amir Reza, Vice Provost, International & Multicultural Education
Origins of Necessary Equality (ONE) Tower

2012

Elizabeth Goldberg, Associate Professor, Arts & Humanities
Rayshawn Whitford ’12

2011

Eliana Crosina, Director, Alumni and Friends Network and Service Programs
Miles Masci M’11

2010

Burl Hash, Director, Sorenson Center for the Arts
Winfred Fields ’12

2009

Mary Pinard, Associate Professor of English, Arts & Humanities
Monica Johnson M’09

2008

Chris Kandus, Assistant Dean, Campus Life
Sarah English ’08, President, Black Student Union

2007

Toni Blackwell, Associate Dean and Director, Student Diversity Programming
Asad Rahim ’07

2006

Brent Damrow, Associate Dean & Director, Academic Services
Kit Yan ’06

2005

Melissa Shaak, former Director, Student Financial Services and Associate Dean, Undergraduate School
Soriah Anvary ’05

2004

Richard Bliss, Associate Professor of Finance