January 17, 2006

Case Western Reserve University receives Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Community Service Award

Award recognizes an individual, business or organization that has positively impacted Cleveland in the spirit of the teachings and example of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Case Western Reserve University is being recognized for its commitment to the community with the Martin Luther King Jr. Community Service Award. Case President Edward M. Hundert, M.D. accepted the award on behalf of the university during The Cleveland Orchestra's 2006 Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration Concert at Severance Hall on January 15.

The award was presented in cooperation with the City of Cleveland, The Cleveland Orchestra and Greater Cleveland Partnership, and is granted in recognition of the services and achievements of an individual, business or organization that has positively impacted Cleveland in the spirit of the teachings and example of Dr. King.

Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson presented the award to Hundert as part of the short program prior to the concert celebration. Case is being recognized for its' leadership and collective community initiatives and partnerships throughout the City of Cleveland. Highlights of these collaborations and accomplishments made over the past three years include the Employee Housing Program; the Supplier Diversity Initiative Council; the Case Community Card; Neighborhood Days at Case; Case for Community Day; the Community Matters Volunteer Fair; SAGES; and Cleveland Municipal School District partnerships with several colleges at the university.

"We're thrilled and honored to receive the Martin Luther King Jr. Community Service Award. Being the best possible collaborator with the Cleveland community is a core part of Case's vision, and we are proud to accept this award on behalf of the university and our many partners throughout the city," Hundert said.

A six-person panel selected award winners. The selection committee was comprised of representatives from former Cleveland Mayor Jane L. Campbell's office, Cleveland City Council, the Roundtable Community Council, The Cleveland Orchestra, the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, and the Cleveland Board of Education.

For more information: Kimyette Finley 216-368-0521.

Posted by: Heidi Cool, January 17, 2006 10:24 AM | News Topics: Awards

Case Western Reserve University is committed to the free exchange of ideas, reasoned debate and intellectual dialogue. Speakers and scholars with a diversity of opinions and perspectives are invited to the campus to provide the community with important points of view, some of which may be deemed controversial. The views and opinions of those invited to speak on the campus do not necessarily reflect the views of the university administration or any other segment of the university community.