Doctoral student Tim Huffman is the recipient of ASU's Martin Luther King Student Servant Leadership award in recognition of his ongoing work with homeless youth in the Valley. The award is given to folks who embody servant leadership or "a practical philosophy which supports people who choose to serve first, and then lead as a way of expanding service to individuals and institutions. Servant-leadership encourages collaboration, trust, foresight, listening and the ethical use of power and empowerment."
This year’s theme, Reflect and Act, is aimed to encourage students to reflect on where action can be taken to make a difference in someone’s life within the communities in and around ASU. “The importance of the MLK award is to remind us that every single day throughout the year, we can hold true to Dr. King’s legacy and continue to make the communities, the country and the world we live in a better place,” said Colleen Jennings-Roggensack, MLK committee chair. The ASU MLK Jr. Committee presented the Servant-Leadership Award of $1,000 at the MLK Breakfast on Jan. 23, 2012