Lockwood receives University-wide award for commitment to LGBTA community

Penn State DuBois student Christina Lockwood has received the Susan R. Rankin Award for Leadership, Integrity and Outstanding Contributions to Penn State. The award is given to individuals who demonstrate leadership in supporting students who are members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender communities; integrity in the promotion of a positive identity for LGBTA (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and ally) students throughout the University and local community; and contributions to the support services for LGBTA students, faculty and staff at Penn State.

Lockwood, a human development and family studies major, has been involved on campus in many ways to improve the climate for the LGBTA community. Recently, Lockwood has been involved with the SAFE Club and the Certified Peer Educators club. Her voice and these groups challenge and educate others about the LGBTA community. She has also served on the Student Activity Fee board, she is a student orientation leader on campus and a member of Service Above Self Club. She has participated in the STAR Leadership program and has been involved in campus fundraising activities for THON.

The Dr. Susan R. Rankin Award for Leadership, Integrity and Outstanding Contributions to Penn State University was established in 2007 to be given annually to students, staff, faculty, community members or organizations who have provided leadership and service to LGBTA communities and who demonstrate outstanding efforts in leadership, integrity and outstanding contributions to Penn State. The award was presented to Lockwood on the steps of Old Main during Pride Rally Week at University Park.

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Last Updated April 01, 2013