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MLK Celebration

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.

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 are now closed. Please join us on Wednesday, January 10 at the MLK Community Service Awards luncheon with the Warrensburg Chamber of Commerce (see details below).

Past Award Recipients

Freedom Scholarship Recipients

Each year, the UCM Foundation awards scholarships of $2,000 (for incoming freshmen) and $1,000 (for returning students) to high school students who are accepted to UCM, and fit the other criteria. These students are recognized at the annual MLK Freedom Scholarship Dinner in January. Application deadline is March 1 of each year.

Click here to go to the MoCents page, the online one-stop portal for all UCM Foundation scholarships, and search for "Freedom Scholarship."

The MLK50 Pledge: a Call to Peace and Action

April of 2018 will mark 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.
White Rose Pavilion
107 Ming St., Warrensburg


Awards will be presented at the Greater Warrensburg Area Chamber of Commerce monthly business luncheon. Cost for lunch is $13. Register to attend at the Chamber of Commerce by calling 660-747-3168.



2017 MLK Community Service Award winner Doug Christie and High School Community Service Award winner Gabi Shull, with Scott Patrick, Chair of the Board of the Warrensburg Chamber of Commerce, and Tara Napoleone-Clifford, IDEAS Coordinator with the MAPS office


Monday, Jan. 15

MLK Service Day
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
Doors open at 6 p.m.
Service begins at 6:30 p.m.
UCM Alumni Memorial Chapel


Tuesday, Jan. 16

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