Office Celebrates 2017 Pride Awards

The Office of LGBT Life held the Annual Pride Awards on Thursday, March 2, 2017, celebrating graduating LGBTQA students, acknowledging stand out members of the Emory community, and commemorating the campus wide protests that took place 25 years prior. The event, filling the Governor’s Hall of the Miller-Ward Alumni House, highlighted the contributions of 32 graduating students, a mix of both graduate and undergrads.

Student leaders who received support from the J. Michael Aycock Leadership Development Fund and Dr. Daniel D. Adame Student Leadership Fund were also recognized for their eagerness to explore issues affecting LGBTQ communities. GALA Leadership Award winner, Victoria Alarcon 17C, was recognized for her numerous contributions to Emory’s LGBTQ community through leadership and activism. The Office of LGBT Life also presented six other awards to various students, staff, and alums who have done considerable work to improve the experiences of LGBTQ folks in Emory’s community. The awardees are listed below:


Outstanding Transgender Advocate Award
Everett B. Arthur, 17L
Emory University School of Law

Outstanding Ally of the Year Award
Jill Camper
Associate Director for Student Life
Emory University School of Law

Chesnut LGBT Person of the Year Award
Marcel W. Foster, 17PH
Emory University Rollins School of Public Health

Fierce Leadership Award
C. Holly Lewis, 17PhD, 19M
School of Medicine

Sonia Chinai, 17C
Emory College of Arts and Sciences
with LGBT fraternity and sorority members.

Alum of the Year Award
Gerry Lowrey, 81G


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