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Mentoring, Advocacy and Peer Support

Dockery 212
Warrensburg, MO 64093
Phone: 660-543-4156

MLK Celebration

The University of Central Missouri's Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. celebration occurs each year in January.  The UCM, Whiteman, Sedalia, Kansas City and Warrensburg communities pause to reflect on the work and impact of Dr. King, while renewing goals of respect and dignity toward one another.  Programs include Community Service Awards, Warrensburg communityPraise and Worship Service, Freedom Scholarship Dinner (tickets must be purchased in advance through the Mentoring, Advocacy and Peer Support (MAPS) Office),MLK Service Day and Community Blood Drive.

Freedom Scholarship Recipients
Each year, scholarships are awarded to students who fit the criteria and are recognized at the MLK Freedom Scholarship Dinner. The scholarship is $2,000 for incoming freshmen and $1,000 for returning students.

Calendar of Events

Theme:  The Dream Still Matters


Jan. 14, 2015
MLK Community Service Awards
Presented at the Greater Warrensburg Chamber of Commerce
Monthly Business Luncheon
11:45 a.m. at Luigi's Italian Restaurant, 121 East Pine Street, Warrensburg, MO
Must register at Chamber by calling 660-747-3168

To nominate an individual or group/organization, please go to nomination form

Jan. 15, 2015
Issues Forum - The Dream Still Matters - Pledge for students to sign promoting peace
10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. in UCM Elliott Student Union Atrium
Contact Brianna Nesbitt - 660-543-4007

Jan. 19, 2015
MLK Service Day
9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Pre-registration required by December 12, 2014 -- Go to registration form
Contact Kristie Brinkley or Lauren Crist, 660-543-4007

Community Praise and Worship Service
6:30 p.m. - University of Central Missouri Hendricks Hall, Warrensburg, MO
Free and open to the public
Sponsored by Warrensburg Ministerial Association and University of Central Missouri Performing Arts Series
Contact Jeff Imboden 660-543-4263

Jan. 20, 2015
Voter Registration Table
11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. - UCM Elliott Student Union

Issues Forum - Let's Talk:  Civil Rights and MLK
12:00 noon in UCM Elliott Union Cafe Rouge
Contact Brianna Nesbitt - 660-543-4007


Freedom Scholarship Dinner
Keynote Speaker:   Lucas Boyce
Director of Business Development and Legislative Affairs for the Orland Magic,
author of Living Proof: From Foster Care to the White House and the NBA, and UCM alum

6:30 p.m. – Elliott Student Union Ballroom (236/238/240)
Must pre-purchase dinner tickets in the UCM Mentoring, Advocacy and Peer Support (MAPS) Office,
Dockery 212, Phone 660-543-4156


Jan. 21, 2015
Student Volunteer Fair
11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
UCM Elliott Student Union Atrium
Contact Kristie Brinkley - 660-543-4007

Issues Forum - The Great Debate
3:00 p.m. - Elliott Student Union Room 229
Contact Brianna Nesbitt - 660-543-4007

Jan. 21-22, 2015
Community Service Blood Drive
Be the Match: "National Marrow Donor Program"

10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. each day
UCM Elliott Student Union Ballroom
Contact Kristie Brinkley - 660-543-4007

Questions about any of the MLK events, please call the MAPS Office at 660-543-4156 or email Penny Lund at