CLGBTE announces Outstanding Service Award recipients

May 27, 2014

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -- Each year the Commission on Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Equity (CLGBTE) recognizes the contributions of individuals within the Penn State community who have shown outstanding service regarding lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) concerns. While there are many who work tirelessly throughout the academic year to assist the LGBTQ community, the Outstanding Service Award recognizes individuals who have made outstanding contributions to the Penn State LGBTQ community. Current Penn State faculty, staff and students are eligible for the awards and self-nominations are accepted.

The honorees received their awards at the annual Lavender Graduation reception that was held in Heritage Hall in the HUB-Robeson Center on Friday, May 9. The following people were recognized:

2014 Outstanding Service Award: Faculty
John Champagne, professor of English, Penn State Erie, The Behrend College

2014 Outstanding Service Award: Staff
Carmen Frost, multicultural affairs coordinator, College of Communications

2014 Outstanding Service Award: Student
Emily Werns, undergraduate, education and public policy, College of Education

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