Second Annual Lavender Awards

Second Annual Lavender Awards

Following Lavender Graduation, the LGBTQIA Resource Center presented the Second Annual Lavender Awards to recognize individuals who have made the Institute a safer and more inclusive environment for LGBTQIA students, faculty, staff, and alumni.

Award recipients included:

  • LGBTQIA Alum of the Year Award – Bradley Wilkinson, founding member, Georgia Tech Pride Alliance and Class of 1983
  • Award for LGBTQIA Faculty/Staff Leadership – Melanie DeMaeyer, assistant director, Women’s Resource Center
  • Award for LGBTQIA Student Leadership – Neha Singh, student, School of Computer Science
  • The Billiee Pendleton-Parker Award for Outstanding Allyship – Emily Li, student, The George W. Woodruff School of Mechanical Engineering

The Lavender Lifetime Achievement Award was also introduced at this year’s Lavender Awards. Stephanie Ray, associate dean of students and director of Student Diversity Programs, received this special recognition for her support of and commitment to LGBTQIA inclusion at Tech for nearly 20 years.

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