Nancy Bloomfield '99, a Sociology major, received the Ongoing Commitment Award for 2016. This award is one of the Martin Luther King Jr. Social Justice Awards. These Awards, co-sponsored by the Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration Committee, Office of Institutional Diversity and Equity, William Jewett Tucker Center, Dartmouth Center for Service, and Geisel School of Medicine, were established to recognize members of the Dartmouth community including alumni/ae, current and former faculty, staff, student groups and others with ties to the college, who have contributed significantly to peace, civil rights, education, public health, environmental justice, or social justice.
The awards honor members of the Dartmouth community who have demonstrated their compassion, perseverance, courage, and leadership by engaging in the difficult work of fostering human dignity and our common humanity through their projects, programs, and visions.
The Awards are given in four categories: Emerging Leadership, Ongoing Commitment, Lifetime Achievement and Student Organization.