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MLK Celebration

We thank everyone who contributed to making the 2018 MLK Celebration so special! And we know that building a beloved community is more than a one-month project.  It takes each of us standing up, speaking up, and holding up others as we work, every day, toward that ideal.

The University of Central Missouri's MLK Celebration, held each year in January, is an opportunity for our community to pause and reflect on the work and impact of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., while recommitting to the goal of showing respect and dignity toward one another.

MLK Community Service Awards

These awards seek to honor those in our community who exemplify humanitarianism, leadership, and selfless service. To make a nomination, please download the appropriate form below and retun the completed nomination as directed on the form.  Nominations for the 2019 awards will be open in November of 2018.

Past Award Recipients

Freedom Scholarships

Each year, the UCM Foundation awards scholarships of $2,000 (for incoming freshmen) and $1,000 (for returning students). These students are recognized at the annual Freedom Scholarship Dinner in January.

Application deadline is March 1 of each year. Click here to go to information about the Freedom Scholarship at the MoCents page. MoCents is the online portal for all UCM Foundation scholarships.

The MLK50 Pledge: a Call to Peace and Action

April of 2018 marks 50 years since Dr. King's assassination. Click on the MLK50 image to take the MLK50 Pledge, and commit to 50 achievable actions that realize Dr. King's legacy of peace.

2018 Calendar of Events

All events are open to the public. Other than the luncheon on Jan. 10 and the dinner on Jan. 16, all events are free to attend.

Tuesday, Jan. 9

Issues Forum
Let's Talk: Community Issues
12:30 p.m.
Cafe Rouge, Elliott Student Union


Wednesday, Jan. 10

MLK Community Service Awards Luncheon
11:45 a.m.
Fitt Kickers
121 E. Pine St., Warrensburg


Awards were presented at the Greater Warrensburg Area Chamber of Commerce monthly business luncheon.


At center are Zachariah Toole, 2018 MLK High School Community Service Award recipient and Diana Herman, 2018 Community Service Award recipient. With them are Suzanne Taylor, Executive Director of the Warrensburg Chamber of Commerce, Col. Eaves, Commander of the 131st Bomb Wing at Whiteman AFB, Sharri Carter, President of the Chamber Board of Directors, and Tara Napoleone-Clifford, IDEAS Coordinator with the MAPS office.


Monday, Jan. 15

MLK Service Day (event was cancelled due to weather)
9 a.m.-1 p.m.



Register here by Dec. 8, 2017
For more information please contact Cassidy Poteet at




2017 MLK Service Day participants volunteering on campus and throughout the Warrensburg community


Community Praise and Worship Service (event was cancelled due to weather)
Doors open at 6 p.m.
Service begins at 6:30 p.m.
UCM Alumni Memorial Chapel


Tuesday, Jan. 16

MLK Freedom Scholarship Dinner
6:30 p.m.
Elliott Student Union Ballroom



Keynote Speaker: Greg "Coach T" Thomas


Individual ticket prices: Gold $100, Silver $75, Bronze $50


Table of eight ticket prices: Gold $800, Silver $600, Bronze $400


Purchase dinner tickets in advance at the Mentoring, Advocacy and Peer Support (MAPS) office, Dockery 212, 660-543-4156, or at the Warrensburg Chamber of Commerce, 100 S. Holden St.



Wednesday, Jan. 17

Equality Photo Booth
11 a.m.-1 p.m.
Elliott Student Union atrium


Student Volunteer Fair
11 a.m.-1 p.m.
Elliott Student Union atrium


Monday and Tuesday, Jan. 22-23

MLK Celebration Blood Drive
10 a.m.-5 p.m. both days
Elliott Student Union Ballroom


For more information about UCM's MLK Celebration, please call the Mentoring, Advocacy and Peer Support (MAPS) Office at 660-543-4156 or email