Humanitarian Awards to be Given at MLK Chapel Service on Jan. 21

McKendree University to Honor Shaquille Armstrong, Mitch Nasser

(LEBANON, Ill., January 8, 2016) — A McKendree University student and a staff member will receive Humanitarian Awards at the annual Martin Luther King Service at 4 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 21 in Bothwell Chapel on campus. The public is welcome to attend.

Shaquille Armstrong, a sophomore sociology-criminal justice major from East St. Louis, and Roger “Mitch” Nasser, director of residence life at McKendree, will be recognized for their outstanding work to promote understanding and diversity on campus. Given annually, the award honors those in the campus community who demonstrate understanding, acceptance, humanitarian principles and ideals, and the philosophy of nonviolent social change advocated by Dr. King.

The event will feature music and a dramatic interpretation of excerpts from several of King’s speeches, by the Reverend Ranodore Foggs, director of public safety at McKendree and pastor of New Horizons Church in East St. Louis. A reception will follow. For more information, contact Chaplain Tim Harrison at 618-537-6962; or Brent Reeves, director of multicultural affairs, at 618-537-6938.