Campus Pride honored
three college students this past week with Voice & Action
Leadership Awards for being young adult role models and
activists within the LGBT community. The three college seniors,
Celso Perez from Boston College, Shawna Scott from the
University of Georgia, and Justin Hager from the University of
Wisconsin-Madison, have each contributed to the fight for LGBT
equality at university, local, and national levels.
Students competing for
the Voice & Action Awards must complete an
extensive application, provide letters of recommendation from
faculty and fellow students, and undergo a review by a
selection committee of university and corporate leaders.
Windmeyer, executive director of Campus Pride, praised
the award recipients at the Midwest LGBT and Ally College
Conference in Bloomington, Ind., saying, "Campus Pride is
proud to recognize these young adults and the work that is
being done at colleges and universities throughout the country.
Seldom do we recognize young people who are indeed changing
hearts and minds and leading the way today for the future of
equality. The Voice & Action Award finally gives visible
national recognition where it has long been overdue."
(Shannon Connolly, Advocate.com)