March 6, 2006
Chancellor Denton named GLBT Educator of
Chancellor Denice D. Denton received the 2006 Educator Award
from the National Organization of Gay and Lesbian Scientists
and Technical Professionals (NOGLSTP).
Denton accepted the award at the group's meeting February 19
during the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)
conference in St. Louis.
The award is given to the Gay Lesbian Bisexual Transgender
Ally educator who has enabled significant growth for GLBT
students in science or technology through teaching, counseling,
advocacy, role modeling, or other educational roles.
Denton was called an outstanding role model to
the GLBT community by showing that being out at work,
including your life partner in a public manner, and obtaining
career success, are not mutually exclusive parameters.
Denton said she was honored by the award particularly since
it came from her peers. In a brief address to the
group she spoke of working to achieve excellence through diversity
and the importance of supporting and mentoring GLBT students
in science and technology.