Award Winners

2021

Human Rights Champion Award – The Whole Person

Lucile Bluford Lifetime Achievement Award – Eric Krekel, Deputy Director, Missouri Commission on Human Rights

Lucile Bluford Lifetime Achievement Award – Alvin Brooks

2020

Human Rights Champion Award – Sheryl Branch-Maxwell

Judge Arnold Krekel Trailblazer Award – Dr. Opeoluwa Sotonwa

Lucile Bluford Lifetime Achievement Award – Anna Crosslin

2019

Conference not held.

2018

Conference not held. 

2017

Judge Arnold Krekel Trailblazer Award – Mary Ratliff

Human Rights Champion Award – Dr. Clyde Ruffin

Local Human Rights Commission of the Year – City of Fulton Human Rights Commission

Lucile Bluford Lifetime Achievement Award – Karen Anderson

2016

Judge Arnold Krekel Trailblazer Award – Cynthia Cordes

Human Rights Champion Award – Alvin Sykes

Local Human Rights Commission of the Year – Lee's Summit Human Relations Commission

Lucile Bluford Lifetime Achievement Award – Joanne Collins

2015

Local Human Rights Commission of the Year – Ferguson Human Rights Commission

Judge Arnold Krekel Trailblazer Award: PROMO – Steph Perkins

Disability Awareness Award – Colleen Starkloff

Human Rights Champion Award – Percy Green

Director's Award – Ellie Bono, Missouri Commission on Human Rights

2014

Local Human Rights Commission of the Year – St. Charles Human Relations Commission

Judge Arnold Krekel Trailblazer Award – Senator Jolie L. Justus, Minority Leader, Missouri Senate

Lucile Bluford Lifetime Achievement Award – Rex R. Campbell, Ph.D., Professor Emeritus, University of Missouri-Columbia, College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources, Division of Applied Social Sciences, Department of Rural Sociology

2013

Local Human Rights Commission of the Year – City of Columbia Commission on Human Rights

Judge Arnold Krekel Trailblazer Award – Tina Meier, Megan Meier Foundation

Lucile Bluford Lifetime Achievement Award – Alvin Carter, Former Chair, Missouri Commission on Human Rights

2012

Local Human Rights Commission of the Year – Springfield Mayor’s Commission on Human Rights and Community Relations

Judge Arnold Krekel Trailblazer Award – Michael Bates, Director of Affirmative Action at UMKC

Lucile Bluford Lifetime Achievement Award – Sheryl Rose, Regional Manager, Missouri Commission on Human Rights

Disability Awareness Award – Maryann “Miki” Gudermuth, SEMO Alliance for Disability Independence

Fair Housing Advocate Award – Will Jordan, St. Louis Equal Housing Opportunity Council

 

For conference questions, contact: Shannon Thompson | 573-751-3325 | Shannon.Thompson@labor.mo.gov