Monica Taylor

Monica Taylor answered questions at a press conference, where she was honored by Normal's Human Relations Commission for furthering the dream of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

IWU Alum Wins Service Award

December 20, 2007

BLOOMINGTON, Ill. – Monica Taylor, class of 1988, will be honored by the Human Relations Commission of Normal, Ill. with the annual Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Award. She will receive the award on Saturday Jan. 12, at the annual award program to be held at the Interstate Center (2301 W. Market St., Bloomington).

The Bloomington and Normal Human Relations Commissions have established this award to recognize the achievements of individuals who have made outstanding contributions in human relations in the city of Bloomington and the town of Normal. The nominee must be a resident of Bloomington or Normal, and demonstrate commitment to improving cooperation and fostering mutual respect among people of different racial, ethnic, religious and other backgrounds.

Taylor graduated from Illinois Wesleyan with a bachelor of arts in sociology, and served as the Director of Multicultural Affairs for 11 years. Along with organizations throughout the Bloomington and Normal community, she has worked closely with many Illinois Wesleyan student organizations including the Black Student Union, the Council for Latin American Student Enrichment (CLASE), and the University’s service fraternity, Alpha Phi Omega.

Contact: Kimberly Stabosz, (309) 556-3181