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.
Read on to learn about our award recipients.
Sue Rankin - Distinguished Achievement in the Profession
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The Consortium celebrates three awardees a year, from five categories of awards. To nominate someone for one of our awards, email firstname.lastname@example.org
The nominator should submit the following materials to email@example.com in support of their nomination:
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:
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:
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:
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:
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.