2019 Award Nominations

Thursday, April 25, 2019
Great Room, Healey Family Student Center
Ceremony: 5:00pm - 7:00pm 
Reception: 7:00pm - 9:00pm

As part of Lavender Graduation, we take a moment to recognize the accomplishments and contributions of the class of 2019 undergraduate students as well as faculty and staff. We welcome any enrolled student, faculty, or staff member to nominate a graduating student, faculty, or staff member for the following awards:

Find the award category descriptions and previous winners below. 

Please note: This award nominations process is for the undergraduate class of 2019 and faculty and staff on the Main Campus. All of the Graduate Schools have their own awards processes - Please email Shiva Subbaraman (ss826) with any questions about these.

Use the link below or the URL, tinyurl.com/2019lavgradawards, to submit nominations by March 17th.

Award Nominations

Award Nomination Requirements:

  1. You must be a currently enrolled student or staff/faculty member on Main Campus.
  2. Your nominations must include one or two paragraphs describing why you are nominating each person. Name only submissions will be disregarded.
  3. You may nominate more than one person per category.
  4. You do not have to nominate somebody for every category.
  5. All nominations must be submitted by March 17, 2019.
  6. If you have any questions, please contact us Sierra Campbell (slc252@georgetown.edu)

AWARD CATEGORIES

COMMITMENT TO THE LGBTQ CAMPUS COMMUNITY

Recognizes excellence in leadership and service to the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Questioning communities at Georgetown University.

  • Open to any graduating senior
  • Proven and documented leadership and service on campus to the LGBTQ community
  • Inspires and motivates others in their actions to create a better campus community
  • Contributes to furthering the visibility and impact of the LGBTQ community on campus and the broader Georgetown community through words and actions
  • Strives to foster and encourage solidarity and coalition building within the LGBTQ community

Past Award Winners​

  • 2018: Grace Smith
  • 2017: Caitlin Opperman
  • 2016: Eric Nevalsky
  • 2015: Meghan Ferguson and Thomas Lloyd
  • 2014: J Capecchi
  • 2013: Lisa Kaye Frank
  • 2012: Allie Villareal
LGBTQ LEADERSHIP BEYOND THE GATES

Recognizes excellence to the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Questioning communities beyond Georgetown University.

  • Open to any graduating senior
  • Proven and documented leadership, activism, and service off campus to the LGBTQ community
  • Involvement with local, national and/or global organizations or causes rooted in education, service, and advocacy for LGBTQ initiatives
  • Strives to engage the campus community in dialogues and action around LGBTQ issues locally, nationally, and globally

Past Award Winners

  • 2018: Zack Frial
  • 2017: Carlo Izzo
  • 2016: Alexis Dever
  • 2015: Craig Cassey Jr.
  • 2014: T. Chase Meacham
  • 2013: N. Zenen Jaimes Peréz
  • 2012: Tanisha Humphrey
LGBTQ BRIDGE BUILDER

Recognizes excellence and commitment in building connections between the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Questioning community and broader student life at Georgetown.

  • Open to any graduating senior
  • Proven and documented leadership and service on campus between other organizations, offices, and departments and the LGBTQ community
  • Demonstrates commitment in integrating multiple identities in a mindful, purposeful way that engages the campus community in new perspectives
  • Recognizes the intersections of marginalized identities and encourages coalition building on campus

​Past Award Winners

  • 2018: Luiggy Vidal
  • 2017: Luke Brown
  • 2016: Queen Adesuyi
  • 2015: Esteban García
  • 2014: Carly Rosenfield
  • 2013: Francisco J. Gutierrez
  • 2012: Adam Talbot
OUTSTANDING CHAMPION TO THE LGBTQ COMMUNITY

Recognizes the courage to work for equity and equality for the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Questioning communities at Georgetown University.

  • Open to any graduating senior
  • Demonstrated strong allyship to LGBTQ communities at Georgetown
  • Committed to raising awareness and promoting social justice causes on behalf of LGBTQ communities
  • Has actively worked to make campus safer for LGBTQ individuals
  • Spearheaded initiatives or programs in support of the LGBTQ community at Georgetown

Past Award Winners

  • 2018: Laura Padilla Perez
  • 2017: Ghensis Mendez
  • 2016: Candace Milner
  • 2015: Adriana Zinn
  • 2014: Kat Kelley
  • 2013: Vail Kohnert-Yount
  • 2012: Anne Musica
STAFF COMMITMENT TO THE LGBTQ COMMUNITY

Recognizes the leadership, vision, and commitment of a staff member to the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Questioning communities at Georgetown University. 

  • Open to any staff member working at Georgetown's Main Campus (Medical School, Law School, SCS are not eligible)
  • Proven long term or reoccurring dedication to supporting and advocating for LGBTQ individuals and initiatives on campus
  • Contributes to educating campus community around LGBTQ issues and creating seamless learning environments

Past Award Winners

  • 2018: Dean Samuel Aronson and Prof. Dana Luciano
  • 2017: Jennifer Wiggins and Prof. You-me Park
  • 2016: Daviree Velazquez and Prof. Maya Roth
  • 2015: Bridget Sherry-Laizer and Rabbi Rachel Gartner
  • 2014: Madeline Vitek and Prof. Susan Lynskey
  • 2013: Erika Cohen Derr and Fr. Patrick Rogers, S.J.
  • 2012: Officer Elizabeth Feindrich
  • 2011: Bill McCoy
  • 2010: Danielle DeSilvis
  • 2009: Prof. Natsu Onoda Power and Fr. Phil Boroughs, S.J.
Faculty commitment to the lgbtq community

Recognizes the leadership, vision, and commitment of a faculty member to the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Questioning communities at Georgetown University.

  • Open to any faculty member working at Georgetown's Main Campus (Medical School, Law School, SCS are not eligible)
  • Proven long term or reoccurring dedication to supporting and advocating for LGBTQ individuals and initiatives on campus
  • Contributes to educating campus community around LGBTQ issues and creating seamless learning environments

Past Award Winners

  • 2018: Prof. Dana Luciano
  • 2017: Prof. You-me Park
  • 2016: Prof. Maya Roth
  • 2014: Prof. Susan Lynskey
  • 2009: Prof. Natsu Onoda Power 

Visit our archives to view previous Lavender Graduation Award winners and Senior Speakers.