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January 14, 2002



What: "Celebrating Excellence in Our Youth: Making a Difference"
2002 Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Service Awards

Who: Emory University — Rollins School of Public Health, Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing, Goizueta Business School

When: Thursday, Jan. 24, 4:00 p.m.

Where: Nell Hodgson Woodruff Schoolof Nursing Auditorium
1520 Clifton Rd., Atlanta

In this celebration of the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., individuals and organizations from throughout metropolitan Atlanta will be honored for their work in promoting excellence among youth in the areas of academic enhancement, community outreach, the arts, sportsmanship and promoting peace. The ceremony is part of the campus-wide "King Week at Emory,"January 21- 27.

Amita Manatunga, Ph.D., associate professor of public health, is co-chair of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration Committee. "We are recognizing the outstanding contributions of the youth and those who work with our youth. All of the nominees seek to fulfill Dr. King's vision of social harmony and peace," Dr. Manatunga said. "We are honoring not only those who have successfully achieved excellence, but those who are in the process of achieving it."

Nominations were open to individuals and/or groups who exemplified the criteria in the chosen category. Winners will be announced at the ceremony.

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