Chelsea Stone from the Office of Educational Partnerships and Diversity has been selected as the UW School of Dentistry’s recipient of the 2022 Martin Luther King Jr. Community Service Award.
Each January the six University of Washington Health Sciences schools of and the University of Washington Medical Center pay tribute to Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. through a celebration honoring his life and legacy. The tribute includes acknowledgments of UW students, staff and faculty engaged in community service and volunteerism. One of the acknowledgments, the Community Service Award, honors individuals or groups who exemplify Dr. King’s principles of service.
Chelsea was chosen in recognition of her efforts to help coordinate many of the School of Dentistry’s volunteer activities in service to underserved, low-income, and unhoused communities in Washington. She has been described as the trusted bridge between students who want to provide care for the most vulnerable of community members and various service organizations that meet these community members where they are.
Chelsea and the Community Service Award recipients from the other schools of the Health Sciences and UWMC will be honored during the UW Health Sciences Center’s annual tribute to Dr. King Jr. during the week of Jan. 10, 2022.