As part of Lavender Graduation, we take a moment to recognize the accomplishments and contributions of the students and staff/faculty during their time on campus. We welcome any enrolled student, faculty or staff member to nominate a graduating student, student, faculty, staff member, or local community member for the awards listed below.
Faculty/Staff Ally of the Year Award
A staff or faculty member who has gone above and beyond expectations by supporting LGBTQ+ and allied students at UNI this past year.
- Brittany Flokstra, 2018
- Angela Waseskuk, 2019
- Courtney Tripp-Stuck, 2019
Outstanding Panther Activist of the Year Award
A graduating student that has consistently strived to educate, inform, and advocate for LGBTQ+ students in all areas of the university. Student activism should be understood as involvement on campus, leadership in an organization, or organizing activities that benefit the university.
- A.J. Hudspeth, 2018
- Quincy Flynn, 2019
Outstanding Student Ally of the Year Award
A student that has demonstrated affirming knowledge, attitudes and actions towards the LGBTQ+ community at UNI. Nominees do not need to be graduating.
- Emmett Cory, 2018
- Albie Nicol, 2019
Departmental Ally of the Year Award
A department or office that has gone above and beyond expectations by supporting LGBTQ+ and allied students at UNI this past year or has made significant strides to become inclusive of LGBTQ+ students in their services, programs, or curriculum.
- Dean of Students, 2018
Cedar Valley Ally of the Year Award
A local community member, organization, or business that has gone above and beyond expectations by supporting LGBTQ+ and allied students at UNI this past year.
- Jennifer Christiason, UnityPoint LGBTQ Clinic, 2019
Please take a moment to give sincere consideration to those you nominate, that they are deserving of special recognition for their efforts to support the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Questioning and Ally communities at the University of Northern Iowa. You can nominate or self-nominate as many times as you wish by May 1. Nominees will be notified to participate. For questions or to recommend another award category, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.