Middle Tennessee State University is again seeking nominations for the “unsung heroes” throughout the community who will be honored at the upcoming traditional Unity Luncheon held in February as part of the university’s Black History Month celebration.
Community members are invited to nominate individuals who meet the following criteria: age 60 or older who have resided in the Middle Tennessee area for 25 years or more and “who have made outstanding contributions to their community.”
Nominations can be made in the following categories: education, community service, advocate of civility, excellence in sports and contribution to black arts. Deadline to submit nominations is Dec. 16.
Winners will be recognized at the 24th annual Unity Luncheon, which will be held Feb. 20, 2020, in the MTSU Student Union Ballroom.
The Black History Month Committee at MTSU began the tradition of honoring unsung heroes in 1996 and has honored more than 100 community members since its inception.
More category details, an online nomination form and a list of past honorees can be found at www.mtsu.edu/aahm/unity-awards.php. A printable form is available at http://bit.ly/mtbhm20 and includes email, mail and fax information. Nominations can be submitted in only one category.
For more information, contact Daniel Green, manager of the Office of Intercultural and Diversity Affairs at MTSU, at 615-898-5812 or Daniel.Green@mtsu.edu.
— Jimmy Hart (Jimmy.Hart@mtsu.edu)