Lavender Awards

Lavender Awards

 

   

 

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Nominations are closed for 2020. Check back in January 2021.

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 2020, the awards will be presented at our virtual Lavender Awards ceremony on Wednesday, April 22nd.

 

An awards committee reviews all nominations and selects winners.
 

 
Award Descriptions

The Billiee Pendleton-Parker Award for Outstanding Allyship

The LGBTQIA Alum of the Year Award 

The LGBTQIA Faculty/Staff Leadership Award

The LGBTQIA Student Leadership Award

The Dr. Aby L. Parsons' Advocacy in Action Award

 


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   Andrew 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)

 

 

2019 Award Winners

The Billiee Pendleton Parker Award for Outstanding Allyship  Dr. Carrie Shepler (she/her)
The Award for LGBTQIA Student Leadership   William Harrer (he/him)
The Award for LGBTQIA Faculty/Staff Leadership Dr. Kate Fu (she/her)
Friend of the Center Award Jade Samuel (they/them) and Benjamin Williams (he/him)

 

2020 Award Winners

The Billiee Pendleton Parker Award for Outstanding Allyship  Grayson Eady (he/him)
The Award for LGBTQIA Student Leadership   Undergraduate:  Genny Kennedy (she/her)
Graduate:  Cong Lou (he/him)
The Dr. Aby L. Parsons' Advocacy in Action Award Genny Kennedy (she/her)
Friend of the Center Award Mykala Sinclair (she/her) and Ashlee Toomey-Flinn (she/her)