Congratulations to Cari Zeppa (Allen Park), Valerie Clark (Flint), Cherie Van Paris (Clinton Township), Abigail Lorincz (Online), Melissa Surratt (Clinton Township), Supriya Jalukar (Center for Graduate Studies), Miranda Prochnow (Muskegon), Michelle Ziskie (Jackson), Lindsey Pilato (Online), and Elizabeth Fisher (Clinton) on being the winners of the 2019 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Social Justice Award Essay Contest!
The purpose of this contest was to illuminate Dr. King’s life and commitment to humanity in terms that have meaning and influence for us today. Contestants were required to submit a 500-750 word essay addressing Dr. King’s legacy and his social and political impact on the world.
All essay contest winners received a $1,000 Baker Silver Scholarship Award. The contest, sponsored by Baker College’s Diversity and Inclusion Council, was open to all current Baker College students. Essay submissions were accepted from November 27, 2018, through January 31, 2019.