NASPA Award Winner Dr. Holloman
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The NASPA GLBT Issues Knowledge Community has six (6) awards that are presented on behalf of the organization:

  • Outstanding New Professional Award (1)
  • Service to NASPA (1)
  • Service to Student Affairs (1)
  • Exemplary Program (1)
  • Research Award (2)
Dr. Darryl Holloman, Assistant Vice President of Student Affairs and Dean of Students, was awarded the 2015 NASPA GLBT Issues Knowledge Community Award for Service to Student Affairs at the annual conference in New Orleans, Louisiana.

Dr. Holloman has championed many causes for education, awareness and advocacy for the GLBT community in higher education. He has led efforts to create Safe Zone programs at Columbus State University, served on GLBT university taskforces at Rutgers University and is currently leading a climate study of GLBT students at Georgia State.

He has written and published numerous scholarly articles and presented across the nation on topics that highlight fostering social change in the GLBT community. His book, Boyhood to Manhood: Deconstructing Black Masculinity through a Life Span Continuum, is set to be released in April, 2015.

Darryl influences the lives of students and colleagues, doing his part to shape the future of higher education. He is most deserving of this award, truly a student advocate and, I believe, one of the best in the business. We are lucky to have him!
~ C. Bernard McCrary, Director of Black Student Achievement

The National Association of Student Personnel Administrators (NASPA) is home to a host of knowledge communities that provide access and information on a variety of subject areas including social identities. The Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender (GLBT) Issues Knowledge Community provides avenues for both social and professional involvement. The knowledge community activities allow for personal and professional growth; increased awareness and acceptance of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender professionals and students; and promote understanding of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender professional and student needs.

The GLBT Issues Knowledge Community recognizes individuals, programs, and research that have made extraordinary contributions to the advancement of sexual and gender minorities’ inclusivity and education at the highest and broadest level. The aim is to exhibit excellence and innovations that have added to the profession of student affairs and higher education.

For additional information, visit the Dean of Students located in Student Center Suite 300 or call 404-413-1515.