2020 MLK Diversity Award Winners

Each year, UMB presents Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Diversity Recognition Awards for individual and/or group achievements in the areas of diversity and inclusiveness.

The Diversity Advisory Council named the 2020 winners, who were honored at UMB’s Black History Month celebration on Feb. 5 featuring keynote speaker Roni Ellington, PhD, MA, a Morgan State professor, scholar, and champion of STEM education for minority students.

The MLK Award recipients serve as models of the ideals epitomized by the life and work of Dr. King.

2020 MLK Diversity Faculty Award Winner

Outstanding UMB Faculty Award

The Positive Schools Center received the Outstanding UMB Faculty Award as part of the University’s Black History Month celebration on Feb. 5.

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2020 MLK Diversity Staff Award Winner

Outstanding UMB Student Award

Elodie N. Tendoh received the Outstanding UMB Student Award as part of the University’s Black History Month celebration on Feb. 5.

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2020 MLK Staff Award Winner

Outstanding UMB Staff Award

Bill Joyner, LMSW, received the Outstanding UMB Staff Award as part of the University’s Black History Month celebration on Feb. 5.

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