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Nominations Open for V. Shamim Sisson Ally of the Year Award

August 28, 2019

Nominations are due by September 16, 2019 at 8:00 am.

Nomination Form found HERE

The V. Shamim Sisson Ally of the Year Award seeks to recognize a member of the UVA community who has gone above and beyond in their daily life in supporting the LGBTQ+ community, furthering the rights and acceptance of queer-identified individuals at the University of Virginia and beyond. Understanding that allies come in many forms and with varying access to resources, we encourage and welcome student, faculty, staff, and alumni nominees. This award brings necessary attention to the important role that allies play in the fight for equality, social justice, and the advancement of the LGBTQ+ community.

To learn more about V. Shamim Sisson and previous recipients, visit:

Nominations should include a minimum of 500 words describing why the candidate meets the award's criteria and is an outstanding ally.

Please contact Alex Winkowski, Program Coordinator - LGBTQ Student Services, with any questions (