King Day Journey Award recognizes Princeton Hidden Minority Council

Students from the Princeton Hidden Minority Council after receiving the Martin Luther King Day Journey Award. Photo by Denise Applewhite, Office of Communications.

Seven Princeton University students and one recent graduate have been named co-winners of the Martin Luther King Journey Award, which recognizes efforts to continue the journey to achieve the civil rights leader's vision. The award was presented Monday, Jan. 18, at the University's Martin Luther King Day celebration in Richardson Auditorium in Alexander Hall.

The Journey Award for Special Achievement, which highlights work to empower students from diverse backgrounds, was given to the student leaders of the Princeton Hidden Minority Council(PHMC). The current PHMC co-chairs are Class of 2016 members Julie Kwong and Brittney Watkins. The original founders of the group are Class of 2015 graduate Tula Strong and Class of 2016 members Kujegi Camara, Thomas Garcia, Kevin Lopez, Dallas Nan, Lea Trusty and Watkins.

The PHMC was established in 2013 to support, advocate for and share the stories of lower-income and first-generation college students at Princeton. The student group has spearheaded initiatives to create a network for first-generation and lower-income students, and to educate the broader University community about the needs of these students.

The full story of the award may be found on the University website.