The Center for Multicultural Education at Missouri Western State University is accepting nominations for the Drum Major for Justice Awards, to be presented at the annual Martin Luther King Jr. Drum Major for Justice Banquet January 18, 2017.

The Drum Major for Justice Award is for citizens who live ordinary lives but do extraordinary acts of service with reliability and commitment. The award is presented to one student, one member of the St. Joseph community and one Missouri Western employee who demonstrate a commitment to social justice and multicultural education.

The deadline for nominations is January 11th, 2017.  Please go to the Center for Multicultural Education website,, and click on the 2017 MLK Drum Major for Justice Award Nomination under “Upcoming Events” to nominate a deserving individual.

Missouri Western State University is a comprehensive regional university providing a blend of traditional liberal arts and professional degree programs. The university offers student-centered, high quality instruction that focuses on experience-based learning, community service, and state-of-the-art technology. Missouri Western is located in St. Joseph, Mo., and is committed to the educational, economic, cultural and social development of the region it serves. Visit