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021010NewsAndNotes_UgochukwoUNCG student Zimuzor Ugochukwu is the recipient of the 2010 MLK Service Award.

Most recently, she led the Greensboro edition of the Let’s Raise a Million service project for MLK Day, an initiative to retrofit, free of charge, the homes of those of modest means with energy efficient light bulbs. She is a nationally recognized student leader and was invited to Washington DC to receive an award from the organization Campus Progress. She has contributed significantly to the laboratory research of Dr. Dennis LaJeunesse.

Zim (at far left), who was featured on UNCG’s insprirechange web site, is also the founder of the Ignite Greensboro [Got Two?] Project. The mission statement of the project reads that it is “a student-led, student-built and student-run project aimed to re-establish a sense of obligation to the community, culture and history of Greensboro.” The organization was created to increase the level of student engagement which Greensboro is historically known for and connected students from five local colleges. The driving force was to raise awareness of the International Civil Rights Center and Museum by collecting $2 donations, symbolizing the cups of coffee that the four North Carolina A & T students could not purchase at Woolworth’s in February 1960, spurring non-violent sit-ins throughout the South.

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