Martin Luther King Jr. Recognition Program

Each year, Tidewater Community College honors the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. with two awards – one to a TCC faculty or staff member and one to a member of the external community – and a scholarship to a TCC student.

2017 honorees

Barbara Hamm Lee

Community Distinguished Service Award

Radio host Barbara Hamm Lee has a passion for community activism to “make this world a better place for everybody.”

Katina Barnes

College Distinguished Service Award

Katina Barnes reminds Portsmouth Campus students that they’re writing their own story, and “you can change the ending.”

Emeline Jones

Martin Luther King Jr. Scholarship

Martin Luther King Jr. said, “Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, ‘What are you doing for others?’” Emeline Jones had an answer.

See previous honorees