The Gender and Sexuality Equity Awards

Each year, the Margaret Sloss Women's Center and Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Student Services present individuals with awards and scholarships during the Gender & Sexuality Equity Awards Reception. Awards recognize individuals and groups that have advanced gender and sexuality equity for women, LGBTQIA+ people, and other gender and sexual minorities via leadership, campus involvement, and/or leadership of women, LGBTQIA+ students, adult and non-traditional students, and single parents.

The following scholarships and awards are available for NOMINATIONS and SUBMISSIONS.


Winners will be honored at the Gender and Sexuality Equity Awards Reception

Wednesday March 22

12:00pm - 2:00 pm

Hach Hall Atrium

Previous Recipients

2015 Award Recipients

  • Michael Giles- Director Recreation Services

2014 Award Recipients

  • Dr. Valerie Hennings- Scholar-in-Residence, Carrie Chapman Catt Center for Women and Politics
  • Megan Komos- Junior, Industrial Engineering

2012 Award Recipients

  • Lissa Stapleton - Doctoral Student in Higher Education
  • Diane Debinski, Ph.D -  Professor in the Department of Ecology, Evolution, and Organismal Biology 

2011 Award Recipients

  • Elizabeth Hoffman, Ph.D. - Executive Vice President and Provost
  • Ahna Kruzic - Senior, Sociology, Women’s and Gender Studies
  • LaDan Omidvar - Architecture Lecturer, Founder of Iowa Women in Architecture

2010 Award Recipients

  • Ana Prokos, Ph.D. - Assistant Professor Sociology 
  • Kipp Van Dyke - Asssistant Director Student Assistance & Outreach
  • Ashley Schmuecker - Senior, Religious Studies/Gender & Women Studies

2009 Award Recipient

  • Ashley Hand - Response Services Coordinator, ACCESS

2008 Award Recipient

  • Kathy Hickok, Ph. D.- Professor English

2007 Award Recipients

  • Sharon Bird, Ph.D. - ISU ADVANCE Co-PI Team and Associate Professor of Sociology
  • Julie Snyder-Yuly, M.S. - Assistant Director of the Women's Studies Program and Assistant Director of the Carrie Chapman Catt Center for Women and Politics
  • Alissa Stoehr, B.L.S., B.S. - Graduate student in the Interdisciplinary Graduate Studies Program

2006 Award Recipients

  • Christopher Brown, DVM - Dean of Veterinary Medicine, Michigan State University
  • Susan Carlson, Ph.D. - Associate Provost, Iowa State University

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