Kylee Weaver, a senior majoring in applied psychology at Penn State Beaver, is a co-recipient of the Penn State 2011 Jackson Lethbridge Tolerance Award. Weaver is from Grove City.
The award recognizes a junior, senior, or graduate student for outstanding efforts to enhance the understanding of diverse cultures and create a community where all individuals are accepted and valued equally. It is named for its benefactor, a Penn State alumnus.
Weaver established the Lesbian, Gay, Bi-Sexual, and Transgender Club at Beaver campus. As club president, she has arranged for speakers, organized events for student participation, and managed the oversight of many club-sponsored events.
"Her activism has brought about a tremendous shift in tolerance and openness throughout campus, in areas as diverse as race as well as sexual orientation," one nominator said. "Her drive to broaden the level of diversity and inclusion on the campus has been inspiring."
Weaver can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org.