UTMB honors MLK’s memory with luncheon, awards ceremony

Feb 18, 2016, 10:15 AM by Stephen Hadley
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From left: Adeola Oduwole, Chenica Grant, Eva Tillmon, Dr. Anish Bhardwaj, Oluwarotimi Folorunso, Dr. Lisa Cain and Dr. David L. Callender. Not pictured is Tracy Cable.

Six UTMB employees were honored as Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Community Service Award recipients at the annual luncheon in January.

This year’s recipients, who were selected by the UTMB Diversity Council from a record number of nominations, are Eva Tillmon of Marketing and Communications; Chenica Grant from Research Services; graduate student Oluwarotimi Folorunso; medical school student Tracy Cable; Dr. Anish Bhardwaj, chairman of the Neurology Department; and Lisa Cain, director of Medical School Enrichment Programs.

The award program honors and recognizes 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 UTMB and the greater community.

“Dr. King set the direction of his own life according to a higher purpose, inspiring others to do the same and creating positive change and impact in a way that continues to manifest itself today,” said Adeola Oduwole, director of Diversity and Inclusion. “These awards represent an opportunity to put a light on members of the UTMB community who continue to live out Dr. King’s dream in different ways as well as hold up his principles and his ideologies.”