RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- Felician University honored U.S. Sen. Cory Booker Monday with its 2016 Martin Luther King Jr. Legacy Award.
"While it is truly humbling to be honored by Felician University today, I share this recognition with the thousands of ordinary Americans who stepped up with extraordinary courage to change the path of a nation," Booker said. "I applaud Felician for their tireless commitment to education, and look forward to continuing to work with great New Jersey institutions like theirs as we carry on Dr. King's legacy and strive towards the dream of a more equal and just America."
Felician University created the award to honor King by recognizing individuals who work to fulfill his dream of justice and equality.
"Senator Booker's exemplary service to the people of New Jersey is marked by a steadfast commitment to breaking through bipartisanship and reaching across the aisle to ensure that the dream of higher education, jobs and economic well being are realized by all people," said Felician President Anne Prisco.
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