Gary Morton Receives The Prestigious Dr Martin Luther King Jr Service Award

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Release Date

Thursday, January 31, 2013


Congratulations to Boston, USA resident, Gary Morton, who was recently awarded the prestigious Martin Luther King (MLK) Service Award from Bentley University. The award was presented to Morton at the 27th Annual Dr Martin Luther King Jr breakfast held on Tuesday, January 29th, in Boston.

As an alum and consistent volunteer to Bentley University, the presentation of the MLK Service Award to Gary is significant as it recognises Gary's hard work and his approach of giving back to the community. Such activities have made him stand out amongst his peers and also within the community in Boston.

For the past five years Gary has been serving as the Managing Director of the Boston Chapter of the Leaders of Tomorrow programme. This programme is important within the community as its focus is geared towards developing minority youths within Boston, setting them on a pathway towards attending University and gaining a tertiary level education.

Additionally, Gary was recently elected President of the Boston chapter of the National Black MBA Association (NBMBAA). The NBMBAA organization is one focused on developing and supporting individuals within corporations, colleges and the wider community.

Morton, who was born in the Caribbean island of Montserrat, tells MNI Alive that he was very surprised to have been chosen to receive the MLK Service Award. The Award was presented to Gary by Brandon Cooley, a member of the MBA Class of 2013.

The keynote address during the gathering was delivered by Neal A. Lester, a man known for his teaching and scholarship in African American literary and cultural studies

About Bentley University
Bentley University is one of the nation's leading business schools, dedicated to preparing a new kind of business leader one with the deep technical skills, broad global perspective, and high ethical standards required to make a difference in an ever-changing world. Our rich, diverse arts and sciences program, combined with an advanced business curriculum, prepares informed professionals who make an impact in their chosen fields. Located on a classic New England campus minutes from Boston, Bentley is a dynamic community of leaders, scholars and creative thinkers.

The McCallum Graduate School emphasizes the impact of technology on business practice, in offerings that include MBA and Master of Science programs, PhD programs in accountancy and in business, and customized executive education programs. The university enrolls approximately 4,100 full-time undergraduate, 140 adult part-time undergraduate, 1,430 graduate, and 43 doctoral students. Bentley is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges; AACSB International The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business; and the European Quality Improvement System, which benchmarks quality in management and business education.

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