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Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Memorial Luncheon

The NAACP Salt Lake Branch cordially invites you to attend the 31st Annual

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Memorial Luncheon

Monday, January 19, 2015

Reception: 11:30 a.m.

Luncheon: 12:00 noon

Little America Hotel Ballroom

500 South Main

Salt Lake City, Utah


Dr. Nicole M. Francis, Ed.D. Program Manager for Smart Global Solutions (JV) LLC

and NASA Research and Education Support Services (NRESS). She manages this National

Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Headquarters Consolidated Contract

in Washington, DC and Arlington VA. This is a $134.9 million cost plus, 8(A)/GSA

Minority Business Contact to provide scientific and educational technical support to

NASA Headquarters Mission Directorates and NASA Centers. Her staff of 90+; support

NASA for peer review services, technical support and special projects for the Space

Science, Earth Science, Aeronautics, Human Exploration Opportunities (HEO), Space

Technology and Education Department Mission Directorates. Projects that she has managed include work

on the Educator Astronaut Program, the International Space Station (ISS) Education/Science laboratories and

support of the NASA Space Shuttle Program. Dr. Francis also serves as a Board Member on the Smart

Global Solutions, LLC (JV) Board of Directors that governs the NASA NRESS Contract. Nicole also provides

consulting services to Government Contractors and Commercial Companies in Aerospace and Defense,

special interests, and risk and change management.

Dr. Francis takes pride in being a former NAACP National Staff member as an Education Policy Manager

and National Interim Education Director.

Awards to be presented:

The Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Award will be presented to Corey J. Hodges, Pastor of

New Pilgrim Baptist Church. He is a former Columnist with the Salt Lake Tribune, promoter

of Human Rights and a strong community supporter of Civil Rights.

The Rosa Parks Award will be presented to Anne Burkholder, Chief Executive Officer,

YWCA of Salt Lake City. She believes in fighting racism, empowering women and companies

while promoting justice and equality.

NAACP Scholarships: CR England, Hires Big H, Kronstadt Civil Rights Scholarship,

Mahatma Gandhi Scholarship from Vijaya Sharma Foundation, Smith’s Food & Drug

and Utah Jazz Scholarships will be presented to Utah College Students.

Make reservations and pay online:

Or mail payment to: NAACP Salt Lake Branch

P.O. Box 25414

Salt Lake City, UT 84125-0414

Contributions or gifts to NAACP Branches are not tax deductible as charitable donations.