This year, MCSP students are Honored at the University of Michigan's Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Spirit Awards. The award, sponsored by the Center for Engaged Academic Learning, honors undergraduate students who demonstrate and exemplify the leadership and extraordinary vision of Martin Luther King. These students have a strong academic record and are committed to fostering diversity, equity, and social justice. This year, 14 of the 30 students honored are MCSP students, who are currently or have been leaders within the learning community. This honor demonstrates the commitment the program has towards the goals identified by the Awards.

MCSP congratulates all the students honored at the MLK Spirit Awards ceremony! Extra congratulations are extended to Ayotomiwa Ojo and Amani Echols for being the recipients of the MLK Spirit Award! 

Sydney Bartelljunior, Intergroup Relations Council 
Grace Beckman, junior, Alternative Spring Break Lead Team member
Zainab Bhindarwala, sophomore, Intergroup Relations Council 
Tierra Christian, junior, Resident Advisor, Intergroup Relations Council 
Kenneth Daniel, sophomore, Intergroup Relations Council 
Daniel Distler, junior, Programming Board
Amani Echols, sophomore, Peer Advisor for Community Service
Sharae Franklin, junior, Peer Advisor for Arts & Culture
Selena Joarder, junior, Programming Board
Elizabeth Ladwig, junior, Peer Advisor for Community Service
Candice Miller, junior, Peer Advisor for Health & Wellness
Ayotomiwa Ojo, senior, Programming Board
Barrett Olson, senior, Intergroup Relations Council 
Ashley Tjhung, junior, Peer Advisor for Community Service

To learn more about the MLK Spirit Awards and nomination process, along with the work of the Center for Engaged Academic Learning, click here

MCSP's honorees and winners at the Spirit of MLK Awards with Director David Schoem. Top Row, left to right: Guluma, Daniel, Ladwig, Joarder, Olson, Franklin, Schoem. Bottom row: Beckman, Miller, Tjhung, Echols, Ojo, Bhindarwala, Christian. Not pictured: Bartell, Distler.
MCSP's Spirit of Award Winners Amani Echols and Ayotomiwa Ojo pose with Director David Schoem.