Nominations are now closed for 2018. Please check back in January 2019.
First presented in 2015, the Lavender Awards recognize individuals, departments, and organizations that have made Georgia Tech a safer and more inclusive environment for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and asexual students, faculty, staff, and alumni.
Each year, the Center presents four awards: The Billiee Pendleton Parker Award for Outstanding Allyship, The Award for LGBTQIA Student Leadership, The Award for LGBTQIA Faculty/Staff Leadership, and The LGBTQIA Alum of the Year Award. To honor those individuals who have demonstrated significant and sustained commitment to the LGBTQIA community, the Center also awards the Lavender Lifetime Achievement Award; this honor is only given on those years where such a deserving individual has been identified. In 2018, the awards will be presented at Lavender Graduation on Thursday, 19 April.
An awards committee reviews all nominations and selects winners.
To nominate an individual, department, or organization for an award, please read the descriptions below and complete our online nomination form. You can submit as many nominations as you wish. Please provide as much detail as possible and include specific examples of why the nominee deserves the award so that our awards committee can make the most informed decisions.
The LGBTQIA Alum of the Year Award (NOTE: We are not accepting nominations for this award in 2018)
2015 Award Winners
|The Billiee Pendleton Parker Award for Outstanding Allyship||Billiee Pendleton Parker (she/her)|
|The Award for LGBTQIA Student Leadership||Kate Harlan (she/her)|
|The Award for LGBTQIA Faculty/Staff Leadership||Anne Pollock, Ph.D. (she/her)|
|The LGBTQIA Alum of the Year Award||Colin Wright (he/him)|
2016 Award Winners
|The Billiee Pendleton Parker Award for Outstanding Allyship||Emily Li (she/her)|
|The Award for LGBTQIA Student Leadership||Neha Singh (they/them)|
|The Award for LGBTQIA Faculty/Staff Leadership||Melanie DeMaeyer (she/her)|
|The LGBTQIA Alum of the Year Award||Bradley Wilkinson (he/him)|
|Lavender Lifetime Achievement Award||Stephanie Ray (she/her)|
2017 Award Winners
|The Billiee Pendleton Parker Award for Outstanding Allyship||Rev. Steve Fazenbaker|
|The Award for LGBTQIA Student Leadership||Andrea Welsh|
|The Award for LGBTQIA Faculty/Staff Leadership||Dr. Jennifer Hasler|
|The LGBTQIA Alum of the Year Award||Katie Olliff|
|Friend of the Center Award||Brandii Hill and Arionna Russell|
2018 Award Winners
|The Billiee Pendleton Parker Award for Outstanding Allyship||Matt Hall (he/him)|
|The Award for LGBTQIA Student Leadership||Raksha Muthukumar (she/her)|
|The Award for LGBTQIA Faculty/Staff Leadership||Christopher Ruiz (he/him)|
|The LGBTQIA Alum of the Year Award||Stanley Kimer (he/him)|
|Friend of the Center Award||Kate Stauduhar (she/her) and Naiki Kaffezaki (she/they)|