Awards

creating change award 2014The 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. 

Read on to learn about our award recipients.

 

2013

Sue Rankin - Distinguished Achievement in the Profession

 

2014

Shiva Subbaraman - Award for Intersectionality

Zaneta Rago - Promising New Professional

Chicora Martin - Service to the Consortium

 

2015

Genny Beemyn - Research and Assessment Award

Leslie Morrow - Award for Intersectionality

Natasha Cox - Promising New Professional

 


Nominate someone today!

The Consortium celebrates three awardees a year, from five categories of awards. To nominate someone for one of our awards, email support@lgbtcampus.org

Nomination Requirements

The nominator should submit the following materials to support@lgbtcampus.org in support of their nomination:

  • a cover sheet/email indicating the below basic information
  • a copy of the Nominee’s curriculum vitae and/or resume
  • a nomination letter, written by the nominator (no longer than 2 single spaced pages)
  • no more than two letters of support (no longer than 2 single-spaced pages)
  • any relevant supporting documentation (such as news stories/ articles) that strengthen the nomination
  • name of the award the nominee should be considered for

 

Nominator Information

  • Preferred First and Last name
  • contact email
  • contact phone
  • Institution and Role/Title

 

Nominee Information

  • Preferred First and Last name
  • contact email
  • contact phone
  • Current institution and role/title

 

Award Categories

Award for Distinguished Achievement in the Profession

The award for 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.

In general, exceptional nominees for the Award for Distinguished Achievement in the Profession exhibit:

  • a broad scope of accomplishments related to practice and policy, research and theory, and programs and services
  • documentation of attained recognition and preeminence in the field
  • accomplishments with clear connections to CAS standards, ACPA and NASPA Professional Competencies
  • exemplary work at the intersection of multiple identities

Research & Assessment

The award for 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.

 Exemplary nominees for this award:

  • have contributed to further learning and development of all through publication of assessment results and/or research in juried journals
  • have contributed to the body of literature regarding intersectionality and multiple identities in the academy 
  • have created assessment outcomes and/or research that may be used to improve programs and services on many campuses and onto a broader setting

 Promising New Professional

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. For the purposes of this award, a "New Professional" is defined as having five years or less of service to the field.

 Exemplary nominees for this award exhibit:

  • work that has created and assessed marked change in a campus center, office, or unit that provides direct service to LGBTQ people on campus
  • work that impacts local campus and LGBTQ people on a regional and national level.

Award for Intersectionality

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.

Exemplary nominees for this award:

  • have contributed to the practice of intersectionality in LGBTQ student services with clearly defined accomplishments and documentation
  • have contributed to the body of literature regarding intersectionality in the academy 
  • have successfully worked with and across multiple communities/identities to make change

Service to the Consortium

The 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.

Exemplary nominees for this award have held many, varied leadership roles within the Consortium and show involvement in a variety of activities and programs that support Consortium members.

 

 
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