Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. once said, “Of all forms of inequality, injustice in health care is the most shocking and inhumane.” These words underscore our institutional mission to improve health for all people of Texas and around the world. Dr. King also invites us to reflect on the institutional pillar of community and the role it plays in helping to fulfill our mission. For example, he states that "Life's most persistent and urgent question is: What are you doing for others?"

There are acts of kindness and there are acts of greatness. The annual MLK Community Service Award Program was established in the 1990s to honor and recognize the contributions of UTMB faculty, students and staff who promote diversity, inclusion, community partnership, philanthropy and civic engagement. The award is presented annually to individuals who carry out Dr. King’s dream and have made a profound difference through dedication and service to the University and the greater community.
All active full- and part-time UTMB faculty, staff and students may be nominated.

Nominations may recognize individuals who have:
  • A record of community service for a local community organization or the University community
  • Demonstrated the virtues and skills of civic engagement and social responsibility
  • Acted as a champion for cultural diversity, inclusion and community partnership
  • Inspired change, which had a positive impact on others
Nomination form
Please consider nominating an individual who you believe should receive the MLK Community Service Award. The award recipient will be selected by an award selection committee and will be formerly recognized at the annual MLK Community Service Awards Ceremony and Luncheon on Friday, January 18, 2013.
The deadline for nominations is 5 p.m. on Friday, January 4, 2013. 
Please click here to submit an online nomination.
You may also download a PDF copy of the form and submit it as an email attachment to culture@utmb.edu or mail the form to UTMB mail routing #0842.