Having lived through a transformational time in American history, which included the Civil Rights Movement, Dr. William E. Ward
found his calling in education and politics. Not only the words of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. inspired him, Dr. Ward says, "but the
action and commitment of the man and the sacrifices he made."
Ivory J. Warren regards Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., as the epitome
of leadership because of his commitment, sacrifice, compassion, and relentless dedication. Ms. Warren embodies the same qualities in
taking a student-first approach to a Human Services program that has thrived under her direction.
The King scholarship holds particular meaning to Britt, given how much she admires the man and his message. "I have shaped my life around the desire to be an individual who makes a difference all over the world like Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and other great leaders," she wrote in her scholarship application essay.