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Past Events

 MLK Drum Major Quote

Past recipients of the MLK Award


  • William Do Carmo, President, Do Carmo & Associates
  • Bruce Rose, Assistant Vice Chancellor, Academic Affairs, UMass Dartmouth
  • YWCA, New Bedford*


2011 MLK Breakfast with Andrew Young (photo slide show)

  • Lee Blake, President, New Bedford Historical Society and Director, SouthCoast Education Compact, UMass Dartmouth
  • Deirdre Healy, Assistant Dirctor, Center for Civic Engagement, UMass Dartmouth


2010 MLK Breakfast with Liz Walker (photo slide show)

  • Reverend Curtis Dias of Calvary Pentecostal Church
  • P.A.C.E. Inc: People Acting in Community Endeavors*


2009 MLK Breakfast with Morris Dees (photo slide show)

  • Carol Spencer, Director, College Now, UMass Dartmouth
  • Irving Fradkin,Founder, Dollars for Scholars


2008 MLK Breakfast with Donzaleigh Abernathy (photo slide show)

  • Dr. Dana Mohler-Faria, President, Bridgewater State College
  • Dr. Susan Costa, Former Vice Chancellor of Student Affairs, UMass Dartmouth
  • NB Historical Society*


2007 MLK Breakfast with Salome Thomas-El (photo slide show)

  • Dorothy Lopes (Retired), Elementary School Teacher, NB Public Schools
  • Robert Waxler, Professor of English, UMass Dartmouth


2006 MLK Breakfast with Elaine Brown (photo slide show)

  • Dr. William Hogan, Dean of College of Arts & Sciences, UMass Dartmouth
  • Dr. John Sbrega, President, Bristol Community College
  • Dr. Jibreel Khazan, Resident Director, Comprehensive Mental Health System


  • Jeanne Leffers, Associate Professor in the College of Nursing, UMass Dartmouth
  • Yvonne Drayton, Executive Director, YWCA


  • Lee Charlton, President, NAACP
  • Ross Grace Assistant Director of FDUH, UMass Dartmouth

*Organizations are awarded every two (2) years.