Pat Tetreault to Receive Fulfilling the Dream Awards
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 2013
Friday, January 18, 2013
7:30 a.m. | MLK Freedom Breakfast | Embassy Suites Hotel
Keynote Speaker: Honorable John M. Gerrard, U.S. Disrtict Judge, United States District Court, District of Nebraska (Lincoln, NE)
Tickets: $20 per person prior to Dec. 21
Contact: Jody Wood, 472-0085
Tuesday, January 22, 2013
5 p.m. | Chancellor's Program | Nebraska Union Auditorium, UNL City Campus
Birmingham Revisited, 1963: A Trilogy
Keynote Speakers: Dr. Tracy Snipe, political scientist, writer, speaker; Sarah Collins-Rudolph, Janie Collins-Simpkins & Junie Collins-Williams. Fifty years ago, in 1963, Dr. King gave the eulogy for three of the four young girls killed in the 16th Street Baptist Church bombing in Birmingham, Alabama, on of whom was Addie Mae Collins. Speakers will reflect on life after this tragic incident and talk about their forthcoming biography. Chancellor Perlman will present the MLK Fulfilling the Dream Award to Pat Tetreault, Director of the LGBTQA Resource Center. Reception to follow in Gaughan Center Ubuntu Room.
Wednesday, January 23, 2013
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. T-shirts and dinner will be provided. Check-in begins at 2:00 pm in the Gaughan Center lobby. This program is supported in part by a grant from the Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs and a grant from the Pepsi Diversity Program Fund.
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Questions? Email us at LeadingTheDreamUNL@gmail.com
7 p.m. | OUTSPOKEN: Open Mic MLK Tribute Night | Nebraska Union Crib, 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. Register in advance here.
GRAND Prize includes an iPAD courtesy of the UNL Computer and Phone Store.
Thursday, January 24, 2013
7:30 p.m. | Panel Discussion | Jackie Gaughan Multicultural Center, UNL City Campus
Panelists: Professor Alice Kang, Political Science; Professor Jeannette Jones, History; Professor Gwendolyn M. Combs, Management; Professor Michael W. Combs, Political Science
Panelists discuss "Race, Immigration, and the Transforming of a Nation: America in the 21st Century"
Friday, January 25, 2013
6:30 p.m. | Afrikan People's Union MLK Banquet | Nebraska Union Ballroom, UNL City Campus
Keynote Speaker: Dr. Bernard Franklin
Tickets: $15 each or $100 for table of eight
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