Cynthia Rice, MiraCosta College’s vice president of institutional advancement, received the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Community Service Award. Photo courtesy of MiraCosta College

Cynthia Rice, MiraCosta College’s vice president of institutional advancement, received the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Community Service Award. Photo courtesy of MiraCosta College

MiraCosta College leader Cynthia Rice was recently honored with City of Oceanside’s Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Community Service Award. Rice, who serves as MiraCosta College’s vice president of institutional advancement, was celebrated at the annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. prayer breakfast Jan. 21. A recipient of the award must be a resident of Oceanside or a member of the military stationed at Camp Pendleton and an active volunteer devoted to community service benefiting Oceanside residents and that volunteer must exemplify the philosophy and ideals of the late civil rights icon. Rice has long been an active volunteer, not only at MiraCosta College, but through her church and various nonprofit organizations, including the North County African American Women’s Organization and the North San Diego County NAACP. This is the latest of numerous recognitions. Among Rice’s previous honors was the North San Diego County NAACP’s Salute to Women of Color Award and the NAACP President’s Award. Visit miracosta.edu.