Seeking Community Award Nominations

The Multicultural Leadership Program (MCLP) is accepting nominations for two Community Service Leadership awards through Thursday, March 15, 2018. These annual awards will recognize two individuals for their leadership impact and passion to serve.

  • The Community Service Award – MCLP Alumni: recognizes graduates of the Multicultural Leadership Program who have gone above and beyond and whose achievements serve as an inspiration for and challenge current to and future program participants.
  • The Community Service Award – Local Community Leader: honors an individual who exemplifies servant leadership and has passionately fostered diversity inclusion, cooperation in challenging of status quo in order to bring about constructive social change (Please note: Nominee must live or work in McLean County).

Nominations may be submitted by clicking the links above, or by using the following web addresses: or

The awards will be presented on Saturday, April 28, 2018 at the MCLP Class of 2018 Graduation Celebration. The nominee must be able to attend this event to receive the award.This will be an excellent opportunity to recognize our community’s best leaders and celebrate the class as they finish this intense leadership development curriculum.

Past recipients of these awards include:

MCLP Community Service Award

2017 Dontae Latson

2016 Matt Burgess

2015 Karen Schmidt

2014 Hank and Mary Campbell

2013 Mike Matejka

2012 Dr. Al Bowman

2011 Carol Reitan

2010 Jean Lawyer

MCLP Alumni Award

2017 Tejas Jani (MCLP ’14)

2016 Mary Riddle (MCLP ‘13)

2015 Gina Defa (MCLP ‘12)

2014 Tim Golliday (MCLP ‘12)

2013 Margarita Alvarez (MCLP ‘10)

2012 Michael Donnelly (MCLP ‘10)

2011 Mandava Rao (MCLP ‘10)

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