Award ceremony honors LGBT community influencers
Grand Valley’s Milton E. Ford LGBT Resource Center hosted the Pride Awards March 29 to celebrate and honor those who made a positive impact on the LGBTQIA+ community this academic year.
Seven faculty and staff members and 11 students were honored. The fifth annual event took place in the Kirkhof Center and featured student performances.
• Milton E. Ford Leadership Award: Grace Huizinga, assistant professor in Kirkhof College of Nursing
• Faculty Engagement Award: Jae Basiliere, assistant professor of women, gender and sexuality studies
• Service to Community Award: Mark Sampson, psychologist and clinical director for the University Counseling Center
• LGBT Faculty/Staff Association PRISM Award: Marla Wick, assistant director of the LGBT Center; Paul Cook, assistant professor of chemistry
• Solidarity Award: Connie Dang, director of the Office of Multicultural Affairs; Ashley Schulte, victim advocate and Violence Against Women Act grant coordinator
• Outstanding Student Leader Award: Ashlyn Rowell, Eliza Ruffner, Skylar Wolfe, Ezra Smith, Artemis Tally, Andie Bell, Emily Dusicska
• Emerging Leader Award: Ruby Hensley, Finn Marcks, Erin Veltman, Tanisha Islam
For more information about the Milton E. Ford LGBT Resource Center, visit www.gvsu.edu/lgbt.