Story posted February 26, 2010
Campus Pride, a national non-profit organization for student leaders and campus groups working to create a safer college environment for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ) students, has recognized George Aumoithe Jr. '11 with the 2010 National Voice & Action Leadership Award.
The award is given each year to young adults who have made extraordinary contributions as LGBT and ally leaders at colleges and universities across the U.S.
Aumoithe is co-founder and co-editor of Q Magazine, which addresses LGBT issues on campus. He has also served as student director of the Resource Center for Sexual and Gender Diversity coordinates OutPeers, a peer-mentoring program that helps LGBTQ students.
Aumoithe receives the award along with Stephen Lucas, a senior at Pennsylvania State University.
"Today we need more leaders in our movement like George and Stephen and the 30 other notable applicants for this award — young adults who tirelessly advocate and create change for future generations," said Shane Windmeyer, executive director of Campus Pride.
"Campus Pride created the Voice & Action National Leadership Award to showcase the amazing work and commitment by young adult leaders in our movement for fairness and equality. Indeed, both George and Stephen exemplify this award and campus Pride honors both of them and all the outstanding leaders who applied this year," said Christopher Bylone, Campus Pride volunteer program coordinator.
In June 2009, Aumoithe was selected as a member of the Point Foundation's 2009 Scholar Class. The Point Foundation, the nation's largest scholarship-granting organization for LGBTQ students of merit, provides financial support, leadership training, mentoring and hope to students who are marginalized because of their sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression.