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Charles E. Bennett Human and Civil Rights Award

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2017 UEA Charles E. Bennett Human and Civil Rights Award Winner: Mike Harman

Homeless Education Liaison, Salt Lake City School District

For more than 30 years, Mike Harman has been engaged in service that has directly benefited education and our community. For the past 20 of those years, he has served the most vulnerable students in the Salt Lake City School District, first as an elementary school counselor and currently as the homeless liaison. In this role, he addresses the special circumstances that make it difficult for homeless children to be educated and helps remove barriers for their families. The award was presented May 19 at the KeyBank Superstars in Education Awards banquet...more

About the UEA Charles E. Bennett Human and Civil Rights Award

The UEA Charles E. Bennett Human and Civil Rights Award is presented annually in conjunction with the UEA Honor Roll Awards at the Superstars in Education Banquet to an individual who has engaged in human and civil rights activities that have benefited education and had community-wide impact. Nominations for the 2018 award will be accepted beginning in Fall 2017.

Selection Criteria:

  1. The nominee may be an educator or non-educator working in the area of human and civil rights.

  2. The nominee must have provided outstanding service to education in the area of human and civil rights and engaged in human and civil rights activities that have had a community-wide impact.

  3. The nominee must be a UEA member if eligible for membership.

Nomination Information:

Nominations may be submitted in two ways:

  • Submit online nomination form
  • Mail or fax paper nomination form
  • Downloadable form 

Provide a black and white or color photo.

The individual(s) or group(s) wishing to nominate an honoree may develop a file of documents, newspaper clippings, and other supportive materials substantiating the nomination to accompany the nomination form. Send all materials to:

Utah Education Association
Charles E. Bennett Human and Civil Rights Award
875 E. Pontiac Dr.
Murray, UT 84107

Fax: 801-265-2249 or Email: heather.shepherd@myUEA.org