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 nomination process for awards opens each fall. To nominate someone for a 2020 Consortium Award click here

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 a professional with less than five years of experience and the unique role new professionals play in supporting students and innovating campus programs while elevating the work of a campus LGBTQ Center. The award recognizes a new professional who is doing outstanding service, demonstrates innovative or creative effort within the profession, and shows significant promise for leadership on the field.

Dr. Sheltreese D. McCoy Award for Outstanding Social Justice Practice

Named in honor of the work and legacy of Dr. Sheltresse D. McCoy, this award recognizes significant commitments to social justice in both the field of Student Affairs as an academic discipline and through advanced practice in a professional capacity. This includes research, published work, advocacy, policy change, advising and/or mentoring student organizations, curriculum creation, 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.

 


2020 Award Presentations 

This year we are excited to invite nominations for the following three 2020 Consortium awards:

Dr. Sheltreese D. McCoy Award for Outstanding Social Justice Practice

Promising New Professional

Distinguished Achievement in the Profession

 

Nomination Requirements and Timeline

In addition to information about the nominator and nominee, the nominator should submit the following materials in support of their nomination:

    • a cover sheet/ email indicating the below basic information
    • a copy of the Nominee's Curricula Vitae and/or resume
    • a nomination letter written by the nominator
    • no more than two addittional letters of support
    • any other relevant supporting documentation (such as news stories/articles) that strengthen the nomination

To submit a nomination, please fill out this Google Form  by Friday, November 22, 2019.

Review of materials will take place in early December and notifications to awardees will occur no later than the week of December 9. 

Awards will be presented during Creating Change in Dallas, TX in January 2020.


Past Award Recipients

 2019

Romeo Jackson (University of Nevada-Las Vegas, LGBTQ & gender Program Coordinator/Interim Asssitant Director for Social Justice) - Dr. Sheltreese D. McCoy Award for Outstanding Social Justice Practice

Jaimée M. K. Marsh (University of Washington, Q Center) - Dr. Sheltreese D. McCoy Award for Outstanding Social Justice Practice

Babyface Card  (Florida International University, Center for Leadership & Service- Promising New Professional Award

Jamie Gonzales  (University of Houston, LGBTQ Resource Center- Promising New Professional Award

Warren Scherer (University of Wisconsin-Madison, Gender and Sexuality Campus Center) - Service to the Consortium Award

2017 Award Winners

 

2018

Je-Shawna Wholley (Brown University, LGBTQ Center) - Outstanding Social Justice Practice Award

Aiden Cropsey  (Cornell University, LGBT Resource Center) - Promising New Professional Award

Dr. D-L Stewart (Colorado State University, School of Education) - Research & Assessment Award


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