On behalf of the MLK Celebration Steering Committee, we would like to provide all UF students the opportunity to participate in recognizing a selected faculty member at the University of Florida the opportunity to deliver a keynote address at the UF MLK Celebration Opening Ceremony, scheduled for Thursday, January 12, 2017. This will be the 3rd Annual “Last Lecture,” inspired by Randy Pausch’s Last Lecture at Carnegie Mellon University in 2007 and has also inspired the book The Last Lecture.

The MLK Steering Committee invites all students to submit a name of a professor who has inspired them who embodies Martin Luther King Jr.’s values of courage, truth, justice, compassion, dignity, humility, and service. The UF MLK Celebration Steering Committee, composed of faculty, staff and students will select the faculty member from the applications submitted. The selected professor will deliver a keynote address, called “The Last Lecture”, to the entire university community on a topic of their choice, inspired by MLK’s values. Past addresses from other universities who have similar programs have included words of advice and encouragement for both students beginning their college careers and those moving beyond the walls of the university.

Nomination forms are due Wednesday, December 7, 2016. If you have any questions about the nomination process or the UF Martin Luther King Jr. (MLK) Celebration, please contact UFMLKCelebration@gmail.com for more information.



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