Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Drum Major Award
The Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Drum Major Award is presented to a Wichita State University administrator, faculty, staff or student who seeks greatness, but does so through service and love. This award is presented annually by the Office of Diversity and Inclusion during the on-campus Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemoration.
An excerpt from Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s Drum Major Instinct speech states,
"If you want to say that I was a drum major, say that I was a drum major for justice, say that I was a drum major for peace: I was a drum major for righteousness."
Drum Major Award Recipient of 2022
Gabriel Fonseca, Director, Office of Student Engagement, Advocacy, & Leadership
Gabriel Fonseca started at Wichita State University in 2018 and has been proactive on-campus, serving in multiple roles in Student Engagement, Advocacy, & Leadership (formerly Student Involvement), as assistant director and interim director, advisor to Student Government Association and being the 2021-2022 University Staff Senate President. He was also a former member on the District 1 Advisory Board.