MLK Spirit Awards

North Campus Deans’ MLK Spirit Awards

2021 MLK Spirit Awards Commemorative Website


Every year, we honor members of our community who exemplify the leadership and vision of Dr. King through the North Campus Deans’ MLK Spirit Awards.

In past years, we have held a ceremony to recognize members of the faculty, staff, student body and student organizations who are nominated for and receive these awards.

Despite the pandemic, this year’s awardees have done impactful work, which we are highlighting on the 2021 MLK Commemorative Webpage.

Please take a look to see how each is making the College and our community a better place. This annual north campus event is hosted by the Taubman College of Architecture & Urban Planning, the College of Engineering, Stamps School of Art & Design, School of Music, Theatre & Dance in conjunction with ArtsEngine and the Duderstadt Center as part of the University of Michigan’s MLK Symposium to honor and commemorate the life and legacy of the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.


2020-2021 MLK Spirit Awards Committee Members

Brian Banks, Stamps School of Art & Design

Julio Cardona, School of Music, Theatre & Dance

Debby Covington, College of Engineering

Purabi Devi, College of Engineering

Joana Dos Santos, Taubman College of Architecture & Urban Planning

Debra Mexicotte, ArtsEngine

Lyonel Milton, College of Engineering

Rikki Morrow-Spitzer, School of Music, Theatre & Dance

Kathi Reister, Duderstadt Center

William Schultz, College of Engineering

Amy Tackitt, ArtsEngine

Anna Thompson, Taubman College of Architecture & Urban Planning


2020 MLK Spirit Awardees & Pictures