Awards


The community of LGBTQ Higher Education Resource Professionals is comprised of a vast array of dedicated individuals committed to enriching the lives and campus climates for LGBTQ people and their allies in higher education. It is only appropriate that we are able to recognize the durable and sustainable impact that we and our colleagues have at our institutions. The process to nominate someone for awards for 2018 will be announced in late summer 2017/early fall 2018. 

List of Awards

Service to the Consortium Award
This award is designed to recognize and honor individuals who have provided exemplary service to the Consortium over a number of years through assuming a leadership role. Awardees will have demonstrated involvement in organizational programs and activities, including the support of Consortium members.

Distinguished Achievement in the Profession Award
This award recognizes distinguished achievement in the profession recognizes and honors individuals whose work has attained preeminence in lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender services and programs in higher education. This work includes areas related to practice and policy, research and theory, as well as programs and service. The work exemplifies the profession, and is represented by a broad scope of activities and accomplishments.

Research and Assessment Award
This award recognizes research and assessment recognizes an individual member or group for contributions that increase the body of literature related to sexuality and gender in higher education, and improves programs and services that directly impact LGBT people in higher education settings. This award acknowledges the role and importance of both research and assessment in LGBT support services in higher education, particularly related to the intersecting identities of race, class, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, ability, national origin, age, familial status, veteran status, and other emerging identities.

Promising New Professional Award
This award recognizes the unique role new professionals play in paving the way and opening new opportunities to take an LGBT Center to the next level. The award recognizes a new professional who is doing enthusiastic, passionate, and ground-breaking work.

Award for Outstanding Social Justice Practice
This award recognizes a significant contribution to the growing body of social justice and intersectional works both in the field of Student Affairs as an academic discipline and through practice in a professional capacity. This includes research, published work, advising and/or mentoring student organizations, curriculum, best practices, and other work that addresses the intersecting identities of race, class, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, ability, national origin, age, familial status, veteran status, and other emerging identities.

Past Award Recipients

 

2017 Award Winners

2017

Sheltreese D. McCoy - Outstanding Social Justice Practice Award

Kasey Catlett, M.Ed. - Promising New Professional Award

Dr. Luke Jensen - Distinguished Achievement in the Profession Award

 

2016

Nicholas Shigeru Sakurai - Outstanding Social Justice Practice Award

Cara Miller, Ph.D. - Promising New Professional Award

Debbie Bazarsky, Ph.D. - Service to the Consortium Award

 

2015

Genny Beemyn - Research and Assessment Award

Leslie Morrow - Award for Intersectionality

Natasha Cox - Promising New Professional

 

2014

 

 
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