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Case Western Reserve University receives Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Community Service Award

Case Western Reserve University is being recognized for its commitment to the community with the Martin Luther King Jr. Community Service Award. Case President Edward M. Hundert, M.D. accepted the award on behalf of the university during The Cleveland Orchestra's 2006 Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration Concert at Severance Hall on January 15.

The award was presented in cooperation with the City of Cleveland, The Cleveland Orchestra and Greater Cleveland Partnership, and is granted in recognition of the services and achievements of an individual, business or organization that has positively impacted Cleveland in the spirit of the teachings and example of Dr. King.

Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson presented the award to Hundert as part of the short program prior to the concert celebration. Case is being recognized for its' leadership and collective community initiatives and partnerships throughout the City of Cleveland. Highlights of these collaborations and accomplishments made over the past three years include the Employee Housing Program; the Supplier Diversity Initiative Council; the Case Community Card; Neighborhood Days at Case; Case for Community Day; the Community Matters Volunteer Fair; SAGES; and Cleveland Municipal School District partnerships with several colleges at the university.

"We're thrilled and honored to receive the Martin Luther King Jr. Community Service Award. Being the best possible collaborator with the Cleveland community is a core part of Case's vision, and we are proud to accept this award on behalf of the university and our many partners throughout the city," Hundert said.

A six-person panel selected award winners. The selection committee was comprised of representatives from former Cleveland Mayor Jane L. Campbell's office, Cleveland City Council, the Roundtable Community Council, The Cleveland Orchestra, the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, and the Cleveland Board of Education.

 

About Case Western Reserve University

Case is among the nation's leading research institutions. Founded in 1826 and shaped by the unique merger of the Case Institute of Technology and Western Reserve University, Case is distinguished by its strengths in education, research, service, and experiential learning. Located in Cleveland, Case offers nationally recognized programs in the Arts and Sciences, Dental Medicine, Engineering, Law, Management, Medicine, Nursing, and Social Work. http://www.case.edu.