Johns Hopkins Gazette: January 9, 1995

Nine Employees Set to Receive Martin Luther King Jr. Awards

     Sweet Honey in the Rock will perform at the third annual
Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions Martin Luther King Jr.
Commemoration at noon on Tuesday, Jan. 17, at Turner Auditorium.
     The ceremony recognizes the Hopkins employees who have been
selected as the 1994 Martin Luther King Jr. Community Service
Award recipients.
     The award program was designed to recognize and encourage
significant voluntary community service activities by staff and
faculty members of The Johns Hopkins University and Hospital.
They are awarded to members of the Hopkins community who have
demonstrated the same spirit of volunteerism and citizenship that
characterized the life of Dr. King. Throughout his life, Dr. King
had a deep faith in what people working together could accomplish
for themselves and for the nation.
     This year's nine recipients, who were selected by a
committee of university and hospital employees, are Benjamin S.
Carson Sr. (School of Medicine), Lenora Davis (School of Hygiene
and Public Health), Catherine Felter (School of Medicine),
Lawrence Gomer (Johns Hopkins Hospital), Nannie Jones (Johns
Hopkins Hospital), Patricia Fern ndez Kelly (School of Arts and
Sciences), William Milliken (Johns Hopkins Hospital), Lewis
Myrick (university administration) and Kenneth A. Shaw (Johns
Hopkins Hospital).
     "The very special men and women who have won this award
represent the best Johns Hopkins has to offer the community,"
said Ed Roulhac, interim vice president for human resources.
"While each performs an important job for the university or
hospital community, they also find time--make time--to help the
communities beyond their campuses. They deserve to be
     Sweet Honey in the Rock has been sharing their a cappella
music with the world for more than 20 years. The community-based
cultural organization describes themselves as "singing fiercely
about being fighters, tenderly about being in love, knowingly of
being a woman, and about the complex journey of celebration and
struggle that is rooted in the history of the African American
legacy with a love and respect for life wherever it surfaces in
the universe."
     Seating at Turner Auditorium is limited to employees of the
university and hospital. The event will be broadcast live, by
satellite, to 110 Maryland Hall on the Homewood campus, the
Tilghman Room in the Turner Building in East Baltimore and at the
Applied Physics Laboratory.

Profiles of the award winners are scheduled to appear in next
week's Gazette. 

Go back to Previous Page

Go to Gazette Homepage