Hazen Receives 2010 LGBTQ Ally of the Year Award

Logan Hazen Receives 2010 LGBTQ Ally of the Year AwardIn celebration of National Ally Week, Logan Hazen, Ed.D., was awarded the 2010 LGBTQ Ally of the Year Award, presented by the Warner School LGBTQ & Allies SIG, for his tireless efforts and contributions to the LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer or questioning) community at Warner.

National Ally Week (Oct. 18-22, 2010) aims to identify, support, and celebrate allies against anti-LGBT language, bullying, and harassment in America’s schools. An ally is someone who advocates for and supports members of a community other than their own and reaches across differences to achieve mutual goals of respect and inclusion.

Hazen was recognized for his efforts in helping to create a safe and supportive atmosphere for LGBTQ & Ally students regarding LGBTQ issues and, most recently, for assisting the Warner LGBTQ & Allies SIG in conducting a survey that assessed LGBTQ knowledge and awareness, as well as curriculum and training needs.

No stranger to student affairs administration, teaching, or the University of Rochester, Hazen currently serves as an assistant professor in the Warner School’s higher education program where he teaches courses in higher education, establishes and supervises higher education internships, advises higher education master’s students, and helps with recruiting.

His influence and leadership as a higher education professional have earned him much admiration and respect from students and student affairs professionals over the last 35 years. Most recently, he received the 2008 College Student Personnel Association of New York State’s Distinguished Service to Higher Education Award. The award honors an educator who has given distinguished service to higher education and whose ideas show considerable promise for improving the quality of the learning climate in post-secondary institutions. Hazen was recognized for his numerous contributions to the field of higher education.

Prior to joining the Warner School faculty in 2005, Hazen spent more than three decades in senior-level student affairs and faculty positions at Western Washington University, the University of Southern California, Canisius College, and the University of Rochester. During his 17-year career at the University of Rochester as the director of residential life, he was instrumental in leading, expanding, and modernizing the University’s residential living programs, including undergraduate housing, Greek life, graduate and family housing, off-campus housing programs, and summer conference housing. Upon leaving residential life for teaching, an annual award was established in his name to recognize a student for his or her actions, leadership, and innovations in promoting the community through respect, fairness, and inclusion.

Hazen earned a doctorate in college student services administration from Oregon State University, a master’s in counseling and guidance from Pacific Lutheran University, and a bachelor’s in psychology with teacher certification from Whitman College.

The Warner School LGBTQ & Allies SIG is co-chaired by doctoral students BJ Douglass and Amy Shema. The group strives to bring awareness to LGBTQ issues in our communities, schools, higher education institutions, and social programs and be a resource for individuals who would like to learn more about current research, topics of debate, and critiques of heteronormativity. The group also aims to develop a safe and supportive space for students to share ideas and pursue academic interests and to work with other LGBTQ groups at the University and in the community. All Warner students are welcome to join the fun, meet friends, learn about the resources available, and get support as a student.

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