Office of the Vice President for Global Communications

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

MLK Spirit Awards honor ‘extraordinary’ undergraduates

Seven of the University’s undergraduate schools and colleges have announced the recipients of the 2009 Central Campus Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Spirit Awards.

The awards honor undergraduates who best exemplify the leadership and extraordinary vision of King.

The six MLK Spirit Award winners are:

Andrea Bachman of Saline, a December 2008 Residential College graduate in Youth and Empowerment Studies;

Brett Cunningham of Ypsilanti and Denver, a senior in mathematics education.

Aria Everts of from Boyne City, a December honors graduate in sociology with a minor in peace and social justice;

Ha Ryong (Michael) Jung of Busan, South Korea, a Stephen M. Ross School of Business junior majoring in finance and accounting, with a minor in Japanese;

Moustafa Moustafa of Grand Rapids and Ismailia, Egypt, a junior pursuing an Honors Individualized Concentration Program on Medieval Spain; and

Robby Saldaña of Hartford and Grand Rapids, a second-year student in psychology with plans for an individualized concentration program in queer race studies.

The winners and the nominees were recognized during a special Jan. 31 reception at the Michigan Union. The reception was part of the 2009 University of Michigan Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Symposium.

The undergraduate student recognition program is sponsored by the Stephen M. Ross School of Business, School of Education, School of Kinesiology, LSA, School of Nursing, College of Pharmacy and the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy.