The Northwest Arkansas Martin Luther King, Jr. Council 

“Salute to Greatness” Awards

2022 Recipients 

We are excited to announce the 2022 “Salute to Greatness” Award recipients The award are given to individuals and an organization in the Northwest Arkansas community that exemplifies excellence in leadership and has a demonstrated commitment to social responsibility in the spirit and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. 

The award recipients are as follows:


  • Lifetime Achievement Award: In recognition of an individual who has attained merit while enhancing the advancement of his/her community.
    • ​Dr. Jeffrey Murdock
  • Ernestine White-Gibson Individual Achievement Award: This award is given to an individual who has given to his/her community through service, leadership, and commitment.
    • ​Nate Walls, Jr.
  • Rodney Momon Youth Award: In recognition of a youth or young adult who has exemplified strong character, leadership, and service to the community.
    • ​GeJuan Jordan
  • Rev. J.A. Hawkins Posthumous Award: In recognition of a person whose life and service had a positive impact on the community.
    • ​Brig Caldwell
  • Organization of Year Award: In recognition of a corporation or organization that has donated time, effort, and financial assistance to the upgrading of the community.


The awards will be presented to at 26th Annual Recommittent Event on January 15th, 2022

                       2022 Award Recipients


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