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Wilson College seeks nominations for King award

December 20, 2001

Wilson College seeks nominations for King award



By STACEY DANZUSO
chbbureau@innernet.net


The Multicultural Office of Wilson College is looking for nominations for its second Martin Luther King Jr. Award to be presented next month.

The award celebrates and honors those who have worked to create and protect human and civil rights in the United States.

The Multicultural Office established the award last year in conjunction with its first Martin Luther King Jr. Day celebration, said Lynne Woehrle, a faculty member who is helping to plan the celebration.

Nominees should contribute to the local community through human rights and social rights service, she said.

"We are really looking for people who are improving the lives of others who have less," she said.

Last year, Chambersburg residents Don and Lois Waters received the first award for their efforts to achieve social and economic justice in the community.

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Woehrle said the Waters have continued the work started by Don's father, the late Mike Waters, including working with children in the community who are economically underprivileged and tutoring. She said Lois Waters has also worked to develop cross-cultural programming at Shippensburg University.

"It was easy to select them," she said.

The college will accept nominations of any outstanding individual or group through Friday.

The nomination should include the name and address of the person or group being nominated, a brief biographical statement and an outline of their service to the community.

The recipient will be announced Jan. 4

The nominations can be sent to Multicultural Office of Wilson College, ATTN: Martin Luther King, Jr. Award Nominations, 1015 Philadelphia Ave., Chambersburg, PA 17201-1285, via e-mail to multicultural@wilson.edu or by fax to 717-264-1578.

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