From The Daily Cougar, the campus newspaper of University of Houston:
Earlier this month, the College Student Educators International held its annual convention in Las Vegas for the American College Personnel Association’s award ceremony. CSEI invited hundreds of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Awareness directors that have made significant contributions in that area.
Director of the UH LGBT Resource Center Lorraine Schroeder was awarded with this year’s Val DuMontier New Professional Award from the ACPA Standing Committee for LGBT Awareness. The committee highlighted Schroeder’s work to improve the social climate on campus.
The Val DuMontier Award is given to professionals specializing in LGBT awareness that have been working in that field for less that five years. Schroeder has been working at the LGBT center for three years.
Because of Schroeder’s contributions to the community, she hopes her dedication will be recognized by the administration so the center can receive more resources to better help increase awareness. Schroeder is a half time director of the LGBT Resource Center and is making an effort to expand the awareness.