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 annually.

Apply to be part of the 2021 Consortium Awards Selection Committee by Friday, January 29, 2021.

Nominate someone for a 2021 Consortium Award by Wednesday, February 10, 2021.


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.


2021 Consortium Awards  

Nominate someone for a 2021 Consortium Award by Wednesday, February 10, 2021.

This year we are excited to invite nominations for the following three 2021 Consortium awards:

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.

Promising New Professional

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. 

Research and Assessment Award

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 Queer and Trans people in higher education settings. This award acknowledges the role and importance of both research and assessment in LGBTQ support services in higher education, particularly related to the intersecting identities of race, class, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, religion, ability, national origin, age, familial status, veteran status, and other emerging identities.

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 additional letters of support,
  • Any other  relevant supporting documentation (such as news stories/ articles) that strengthen the nomination.

Nominate someone for a 2021 Consortium Award by Wednesday, February 10, 2021.

Review of materials will take place during the second half of February 2021. 


Awards Review Committee

The award review committee will be composed of at least 5 members of the Consortium, including at least one Board member. Two additional Board members will also sit on the committee to convene meetings and manage communications but will be non-voting members. 

Committee members are asked to attend at least two 60-90 minute committee calls to be held between February 1 and 19, with specific time/date to be determined based on committee availability and complete other required tasks totaling up to 4 hours of overall work. 

Apply to be part of the 2021 Consortium Awards Selection Committee by Friday, January 29, 2021.

Questions? Email the Organizational Operations Collective at [email protected]


Past Award Recipients

2020

Gabe Javier (University of Madison, Associate Vice Chancellor for Students Affairs – Identity and Inclusion)Distinguished Achievement in theProfession Award

Jen Hsu-Bishop (Grand Valley State University, Director of the Milton E. Ford LGBT Resource Center) - Research & Assessment Award

TK "Tristan" Morton (University of Kansas, Coordinator for the Center for Sexuality and Gender Diversity) - Promising New Professional Award

Roberta Nelson (Vanderbilt University, Assistant Director of LGBTQI Life) - Promising New Professional Award

 

2019

Romeo Jackson (University of Nevada-Las Vegas, LGBTQ & gender Program Coordinator/Interim Assitant 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

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