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.

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

2021

Jaylen Bell ’21
Shoaib Rahaman ’21
Angela Randolph, Assistant Professor, Entrepreneurship
Tracey Reza, Associate Dean, Undergraduate Administration
Amanda Strong ’87, Babson College Trustee

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

Cristina Corrie ’19
Kevin Bruyneel, History & Society

2017

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

2016

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

2015

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

2014

Nitiya Walker ’14
Marjorie Feld, History & Society

2013

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

2012

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

2011

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

2010

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

2009

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

2008

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

2007

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

2006

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

2005

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

2004

Richard Bliss, Associate Professor of Finance

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