Dr. Ray L. Watts, President of UAB, presented the 2014 Scholarship Award to Asia Jasmine Lee Sullivan, this year's recipient, at our annual Scholarship Reception. Asia participates in UAB’s Honors Program and Global Scholars Program and is working on her bachelor’s degree in Public Health. Asia grew up in a small town in southern Alabama, where she was afraid to “come out” as a lesbian. Things have changed dramatically for Asia since coming to UAB. At UAB she found a community and with that she found her voice, becoming a visible and active advocate for equality.
At UAB, she has
Perhaps most impressively, Asia served as Goin’ Green Orientation Leader Coordinator at UAB. In this capacity she prepared and presented a professional development information session at the Southern Regional Orientation Workshop (SROW) entitled “Diversity at Orientation: Creating an LGBTQ Inclusive Environment” to over 50 collegiate orientation leaders from across the southeastern United States.
The Alliance for LGBTQ Equality at UAB is pleased to award our scholarship to such an outstanding young woman.
UAB employees, present and former, have participated in producing a feature length documentary following the lives of several lesbian families in Alabama, telling their stories of pain, perseverance, strength and humor.
The Alliance is an employee-resource group of The University of Alabama at Birmingham, the UAB Health System (UABHS), the University of Alabama Health Services Foundation (UAHSF), and the Callahan Eye Foundation Hospital. It exists to provide advocacy, support, and networking for faculty and staff members of UAB's Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, and Allies (LGBTQA) community. Membership is open to all. . . more