King Medal of Service Award

The Jackson College King Medal of Service award honors individuals and organizations who give time, talent and resources to make our community a better place.

The medal will be awarded during the Jackson College King Celebration in January.

The award criteria include those who are committed to carrying out the dream and vision of Dr. King in several areas:

  • Belief in the basic tenets of cultural and ethnic diversity;
  • Giving back to the community through volunteerism and service;
  • Support and promotion of educational opportunities for underrepresented populations in Jackson County;
  • Promoting financial opportunities for poorer citizens of Jackson County;
  • Guiding youth and offering opportunities for social and moral development, giving them tools to interact socially with the broader culture; and,
  • Working toward a safe community and reduction of crime in Jackson County.