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Wednesday, November 13, 2019 12:00 AM

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. It is only appropriate that we honor and recognize the labor of our colleagues and the sustainable impact that we all have at our institutions. 

Last year, the Consortium community recognized Warren Scherer, Jaimée Marsh, Romeo Jackson, Babyface Card, and Jamie Gonzales for their achievements in the work. These awards, presented at the 2019 Creating Change Conference in Detroit, MI, continue to mark milestones for the Consortium in its goal to recognize those who have, and who continue to create change. 

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Nominate someone for a 2020 Consortium Award by Friday, November 22, 2019. 

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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

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.

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, transgender, and queer services and programs in higher education. This work includes areas related to practice and policy, research and theory, as well as programs and services. The work exemplifies the profession, and is represented by a broad scope of activities and accomplishments.

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

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.