HUMANITARIAN AWARD


Humanitarian Service Award Guidelines

The Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration Committee invites you to nominate candidates for the 2020 Humanitarian Award.

Deadline

Fall 2019

Nomination Form

Please call Cameron Campus Ministry at (580) 699-2004 for the nomination form and additional information. Nominations should be postmarked or delivered to:

MLK Celebration Committee

Cameron Campus Ministry

4121 W. Gore Blvd.

Lawton, OK 73505

Eligibility

Person(s) selected shall be committed to proclaiming the worth of all persons and shall be active in working towards the unity of all within the Lawton/Ft. Sill community.

This award is open to all residents of the Lawton/Ft. Sill community

Award Criteria

The following criteria will be used in considering candidates. The person(s), in the spirit of the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration,

Exemplifies the teachings, life and philosophy of Dr. King.

Promotes community involvement and inter-relationships among women and men from different social, economic, racial/ethnic, and geographic backgrounds.

Is committed to humanitarian service and to the practice of non-violence.

Award Presentation

The award will be presented at the annual celebration banquet.

Previous Recipients


Year

Previous Recipient

2020


2019


2018


2017

Bishop John Dunaway

2016

Ellouise Love

2015

Ruby Peters

2014

Barbara A. Ellis

Rev. Darwin D. McHenry

Edwina Reddick

Bobbie Dolores Gotiear

2013

Jennifer Holland

Judy Nelson

Coree Miller Steele

2012

Dr. Cheryl Monts

Will Scott, III

Dr. Sylvia Williams

2011

Rev. James Thornton, Pastor, Greater Galilee Baptist Church

Rev. Hubert Edison, Pastor, Bethel Church of God in Christ

Delores Raphel, membership chair, NAACP

Vicki Spurgeon, Lawton attorney and managing attorney for Oklahoma Child Support Services office

Rev. Willie Smith, Jr., Pastor, Bethlehem Baptist Church

2010

Bettye Gaines

*Rose Mary Harkey (posthumously)

2009

Rev. Dr. Charles W. Whitlow, Retired Educator and Pastor, Union Baptist Church

C.S.M. George C. Rogers, Jr., Community Leader

2008

Dr. Wendy Bartanen, Lawton Physician

*Dr. Carolyn Mays, Retired Cameron Faculty and Community Leader

2007

Dr. Cynthia Ross, President, Cameron University

2006

Mrs. Dorothy Woodruff, Community Activist

Mr. Bob Wiseman, Prison Ministry

2005

Dr. Gary Bender, Pastor, Bethlehem Baptist Church

Mr. James Floyd, Retired Chief Warrant Officer

Ms. Arlie Hampton, Community Leader

2004

*Mrs. Helen Shackelford, Community Leader

2003

Mr. Venice James, Community Leader

Ms. Debra Jordan, Community Leader

Dr. Frank Howard Kuchta, Retired Lawton Public School Administrator

2002

Rev. Sam Moyd, Zoe Christian Center

Ms. Sally Herzig, Community Leader

2001

*Dr. E.A. Owens, Lawton Physician

*Mr. Kinley McClure, Former Postmaster and Community Activist

Mrs. Bernice Davenport, Community Leader and Activist

2000

Ms. Deborah Bailey, LPS School Board

Dr. Karen McKellips, Cameron University Faculty

Ms. Gwendolyn Monts, LPS Teacher

1999

*Mr. WIlliam Freeman, Retired Military/Lawton Civic Leader

*Dr. O.L. Parsons, Lawton Physician

1998

Ms. Joe Johson, Community Leader

Mr. Jesse Wright, Community Leader

Mr. Odell Gunter, LPS Administrator

1997

Ms. Maxine Donaldson, Retired Teacher, LPS

*Ret. CSM Leonce Thierry, Lawton and Ft. Sill Civic Leader

Rev. Phil Jones, Former Minister, Cameron Campus Ministry

1996

*Mr. Jesse Stewart, Retired Teacher and Administrator

Honorable David Lewis, Special District Judge

Mr. Mark Ashton, Attorney and Community Leader

1995

Mr. Felton Dean, Lawton Business Leader

*Mr. Andrew Hill, Teacher, LPS

*Mrs. Viola Jefferson, Retired Teacher, LPS

1994

Mrs. Leila Barfield, Ward 7 Councilman, City of Lawton

Dr. Charles Owens, Lawton Dentist

Dr. Valree Wynn, Profesor Emeritus, Cameron University

1993

*Mr. William Lee, Northside Chamber of Commerce

Mr. Stanley Haywood, Teacher, LPS

1992

*Rev. L.K. Jones, Galilee Baptist Church

Ms. Sarah Owens, Former President NAACP

*Fr. Wade Darnall, Former Pastor, Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church

1991

 *Rev. J.L. Davenport, St. John's Baptist Church

*Mr. J.C. Kennedy, Kennedy Real Estate

1990

Mr. Albert Johson, Retired Deputy Superintendent, LPS

1989

*Hon. Wayne Gilley, Former Mayor of Lawton

*Rev. N.H. Jones, Pastor, New Zion Baptist Church

1988

*Mr. John Henry Nelson, Lawton Business Leader

1985

*Mrs. Lillian Spears, Lawton Business Leader 

*Denotes deceased