UAA staffer Maria Bonifacio wins ACPA Public Service Award for work with SafeZone program
by Michelle Saport |
Maria Bonifacio, associate director of Residence Life and SafeZone ally/trainer in the Division of Student Affairs, won the American College Personnel Association (ACPA) Public Service Award, sponsored by the Standing Committee for LGBT Awareness. The Public Service Award recognizes individuals for significant contributions to higher education and their institution through support of and efforts for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender awareness.
Maria's contributed to the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community through the development of and commitment to our campus SafeZone program. The UAA SafeZone program is unique in that training is available not only to UAA students, staff and faculty, but also to community members. Once an individual completes the ally training, they are considered official SafeZone allies. To learn more, visit the SafeZone website.
Maria's achievements are significant, and we are excited that she is honored this year. Her award will be presented at the International ACPA conference in Indianapolis this March.