The Diversity and Inclusion Advisory Committee is seeking nominations for a pair of awards that will be presented during the 20th annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration on Monday, Jan. 20.

The Dr. Al Cade Beacon of Hope Service Award honors compassionate MSSU students who have contributed an extraordinary level of dedication and demonstrated superior leadership through volunteer service on or off campus.

The committee will also recognize the student club/organization with the highest average of combined volunteer service hours completed between the dates of Nov. 1, 2018, through Oct. 31, 2019. Student organizations should provide a total number of volunteer hours along with a brief description of the activities and the impact they made. Participating students’ names should also be included. The winning organization will receive $100.

To submit nominations for the awards, send an email to by 5 p.m. Monday, Dec. 7.