Matthew J. Turner
MIT class of '96
22nd Annual MLK Leadership Award
Matthew J. Turner '96 was selected for this award because of his sustained efforts in making MIT a better place for students, and in promoting better relations between students from different groups and diverse backgrounds. He is an eloquent and effective leader. who cares about his community. He has vision and he knows how to bring others together to achieve a common vision. Matt, your fostering of better communication between the Interfraternity Council and the historically black fraternities, your work with the Faculty Policy Committee, your service as president of your fraternity and president of the senior class, your dedication as an associate [student] advisor and your work as a volunteer in the wider Cambridge community all carry the mark of a true leader. By your vision and leadership, you have brought people together and enhanced the quality of life at MIT. In so doing, you represent the very best of what Martin Luther King expected of himself and others."