MTSU accepting 'unsung hero' nominations for 26th annual Unity Luncheon

Nov 17, 2021 at 07:00 am by Voice Wire

Unity Luncheon celebration at Middle Tennessee State University

The Black History Month Committee at Middle Tennessee State University is accepting nominations of community members to be honored at the 26th annual Unity Luncheon celebration in February 2022.

Coordinated through the Office of Intercultural and Diversity Affairs, the Unity Luncheon is an MTSU tradition that has been around since 1996 where we honor our “unsung heroes” within the community during the university's Black History Month celebration. The luncheon recognizes Black citizens who have contributed their time and talent for the enrichment and welfare of the entire community and the state of Tennessee.

At least five honorees age 60 or older who have resided in the Middle Tennessee area for 25 years or more and who have made outstanding contributions to their community are selected from among submitted nominations in the following categories: Education; Community Service; Advocate of Civility; Excellence in Sports; and Contribution to Black Arts. Sometimes multiple honorees are selected in individual categories.

Honorees will be recognized and receive their awards at the Unity Luncheon, which will be held on Feb. 10, 2022, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the MTSU Student Union Ballroom. Last year’s event was held virtually because of the pandemic.

Deadline to submit nominations is Nov. 29. To nominate an individual, visit and submit a form electronically; or print a pdf of the nomination form, fill it out and submit via mail, fax, or email. The pdf and online form explain in detail the various categories to choose from and information regarding the luncheon. Access the pdf version at

You may also visit for more information regarding the Unity Luncheon and to access the list of past honorees. Or contact Daniel Green, director of Intercultural and Diversity Affairs, at 615-898-5812 or

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