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Victoria Ramirez, Spirit of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Award Recipient

By Elizabeth Tollefson on
Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Spirit of MLK AwardNight of Expression was held on Tuesday, February 27 at the U of M Crookston. During the evening, Victoria Ramirez, a 2002 graduate of the U of M Crookston, was recognized as the recipient of the 2018 Spirit of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Award, a special honor that was first presented in 2013. It recognizes a Red River Valley native or resident who has actively impacted their community by promoting diversity, multiculturalism, equality, and human rights through demonstrated leadership, service, and advocacy on behalf of underrepresented populations and diverse individuals.

Night of Expression was sponsored by the Black Student Association and the Office of Diversity and Multicultural Programs at the U of M Crookston in recognition of Black History Month. 

In the photo, left to right are Lorna Hollowell, director of diversity and multicultural programs; Victoria Ramirez from Polk County Social Services; and Ken Mendez, who presented the award to Ramirez during the program in Kiehle Auditorium. 


Elizabeth Tollefson

University Relations


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