Nominations open for ‘Building the Dream’ award

Each year brings the opportunity to celebrate the life and legacy of one of America’s most inspirational individuals, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Unfortunately, some Americans only reflect on Dr. King’s accomplishments one day per year. We are honored to acknowledge those whose life builds upon his dream.

Each year representatives from Wake Forest and Winston-Salem State form a joint Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. programming committee. Annually, we award the “Building the Dream” award to one professor or administrator and one student from each respective university. This award will be given to a person who embodies the qualities that Dr. King epitomized and actively exercises these qualities in his or her community (on and off campus). The award will be announced at the ceremonial banquet on Jan. 22, 2013, at Wake Forest.

If you know someone who would be a great candidate for the “Building the Dream” award, please fill out this brief application form. If you have questions, contact Celina Alexander, program coordinator, Office of Multicultural Affairs at Wake Forest, at Please have all nominations submitted by Friday, November 23.