Florida Tech celebrated the life and achievements of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on Jan. 12 with a recitation of King’s “I Have a Dream” speech and the presentation of two of the university’s most prestigious awards, the Julius Montgomery Pioneer Award and Dr. Harvey L. Riley Bridge Builder Award.
The Rev. Nathaniel Harris, second from left, was the recipient of the Pioneer Award, named for Florida Tech’s first African-American student. Harris, a Mobile, Alabama native and U.S. Air Force veteran, has been pastor at Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church in Melbourne for 24 years.
Michael A. Cadore Sr., third from left, was presented the Rev. Harvey L. Riley Bridge Builder Award, which recognizes success in community activism and improvement. The associate provost for the Palm Bay campus of Eastern Florida State College and an adjunct professor, Cadore also continues to serve as a sworn officer for the Rockledge Police Department.