Since 2009, the Phyllis R. Frye Advocacy Award, sponsored by the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender (GLBT) Resource Center, has recognized work done in welcoming transgender faculty, students, and staff into the Aggie Family through the creation of safe spaces and the raising of dialogue surrounding transgender realities at the interpersonal and institutional level in the higher education setting. Award recipients are shining examples of real work done at Texas A&M towards the acceptance and nurturance of transgender faculty, staff, and students. Award recipients receive a monetary award of $50 and a commemorative item.
2019: Zachary Huebschman
2018: Dr. Iris Carrillo
2017: Dr. Krista May
2016: Hilary Park
2014: Judy LeUnes
2013: Rev. Dr. Dan De Leon
2012: Katy Stewart
2011: Lowell Kane
2010: Harriette Andreadis
2009: Dr. James Rosenheim
Nominations may be submitted by any member of the University community (co-worker, supervisor, adviser, dean or department head, student). No self-nominations will be reviewed.
Nominations must be submitted online and include 1) a nomination letter from the nominator and 2) up to two additional letters of support.
Nomination statements, including specific examples, should describe the nominee’s eligibility for an award focused on Accountability, Climate, and Equity as outlined in the Texas A&M Diversity Plan, and how the nominee meets the specific award’s criteria as outlined in the Awards Categories section. Letters of support are submitted with the understanding that the individual or group is being nominated and should shed additional rationale as to why the nominee is an ideal candidate for the award. For faculty and staff nominees, greater consideration will be given to those individuals whose accomplishments are above and beyond standard job responsibilities.
For more information regarding the award process contact Dr. Tonya Driver, Director of the Department of Multicultural Services.
Review and selection of the Phyllis R. Frye Advocacy Award recipient will be conducted by a committee chaired by a representative from the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, & Transgender Resource Center. Review, selection, and awards ceremony take place in the spring semester.