Nominees sought for Forum on Black Affairs' humanitarian award

November 01, 2012

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -- The Forum on Black Affairs is seeking nominations for its 2013 Humanitarian Service Award, to be presented at the 38th annual Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Banquet on Jan. 15, in President's Hall at The Penn Stater Conference Center Hotel. Doors open at 5:45 p.m. with the program beginning at 6:30 p.m.

This award was created in 1985 to honor a person who has provided outstanding service to African-American citizens of Pennsylvania, especially at Penn State and in the Centre County region. Such service includes leadership of offices, programs or organizations that develop or implement policies impacting African-Americans.

To nominate a candidate, submit a letter of no more than two pages that describes the nominee's credentials and qualifications for the award, and attach two supporting/relevant documents such as newspaper or magazine articles. Nominations must be sent no later than Dec. 14 to Steve Hayes, human resources specialist, 520 James Elliott Building, University Park, PA 16802. For more information, call 814-865-2885 or email

This year's banquet theme is "Let Freedom Reign," which is particularly significant as we witness the transformation of our nation's political history and move even closer to achieving Dr. King's dream.

Tickets are available on a first-come, first-served basis by calling 814-865-0464 and asking for Beverly Wilson. Tickets can only be purchased by submitting a reservation form with payment. The cost is $42 for individual adult tickets, $15 for children younger than 12 and $420 for a reserved table of 10. Both departmental and individual payment for tickets must be received by Dec. 11. Organizers expect this event to sell out quickly, so it is recommended that tickets be purchased early.

For additional information, call Wilson at 814-865-0464 or email

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Last Updated November 01, 2012