Pat Tetreault to Receive 2013 Fulfilling the Dream Award
The Fulfilling the Dream Awards are presented to individuals or groups who have contributed to the UNL community or the wider Lincoln community by their exemplary action in promoting the goals and vision of Dr. King.
"Through her work as the Director of the LGBTQA Resource Center, Pat as demonstrated that every person is worthy of respect and must be treated with dignity. She carries the banner of social justice each and every day as she develops programs and services to meet the needs of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and straight ally students on campus."
Pat Tetreault has devoted 20 years of service to students, staff and faculty at UNL, first as the sexual education program coordinator at the University Health Center. While at the University Health Center, she wrote a proposal that resulted in the creation of an assistant director position for GLBT programs and services in the Office of Student Affairs, and in 2007 became the second person to occupy that position.
She has become the primary resource on campus to provide guidance and expertise when groups or departments seek to build stronger connections with the LGBTQA community on campus and throughout Lincoln. "She possesses the loving, caring, and nurturing compassion needed to connect with the LGBTQA community as an underrepresented population, serving as their advocate and bringing their issues to the forefront."
Chancellor Perlman will present Pat with the Fulfilling the Dream Award at the MLK Week Chancellor's Program on Tuesday, January 22, 2013 at 5:00 pm in the Nebraska Union Auditorium.
MLK Week Event Calendar 2014 coming December 2013!
MLK Week Event Calendar 2013
Friday, January 17, 2014
7:30 a.m. | MLK Freedom Breakfast | Embassy Suites Hotel
Keynote Speaker: Dr. Marilyn Johnson-Farr
Professor, Doane College (Crete, NE)
Tickets: $20 per person prior to Dec. 20
Contact: Jody Wood, 472-0085
Tuesday, January 21, 2014
3:30 p.m. | Chancellor's Program | Location TBD, UNL City Campus
Keynote Announcement Anticipated December 12
Keynote Speaker TBA
Chancellor Perlman will present the MLK Fulfilling the Dream Award. Reception to follow.
Wednesday, January 22, 2014
2 - 6 p.m. | Service Learning Project | Jackie Gaughan Multicultural Center, UNL City Campus
Participants will volunteer at various sites around the community in honor of Dr. King's vision for community outreach. Check back in January to register for participation - limited space available!
Questions? Email us at TBD (check back in January).
TBA | OUTSPOKEN: Open Mic MLK Tribute Night | TBA, UNL City Campus
Showcase your creativity through poetry, dance, spoken word, song, etc. while addressing issues surrounding the work and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., including peace, equality and social justice. Prizes will be awarded. Like us on Facebook to find out more. Check back here to register in advance.
GRAND Prize includes an iPAD courtesy of Best Buy.
Thursday, January 23, 2014
4:30 & 5:30 PM | An Evening at The Sheldon: Reception, Dedication, and Talk | The Sheldon Museum of Art
A reception starts the evening, followed by a dedication of artist Helen Ramsaran's work (Sanctuary) that was installed between the Sheldon and the College of Business. Ramsaran will provide a talk at 5:30 PM.
Click here to learn more about Ramsaran.
TBA | Movie Screening: The Happy Sad | Mary Riempa Ross Media Arts Center
Purchase tickets at the Ross.
Friday, January 24, 2013
6-8:30 PM | Afrikan People's Union MLK Banquet |
Jackie Gaughan Multicultural Center, UNL City Campus
Tickets: $15 per person or $100 per table
Contact: Devin Owens at email@example.com