Brooks Kimmis, a fourth-year medical student, was selected as this year’s recipient of the UMKC Pride Award for LGBTQIA Student of the Year.
The award acknowledges members of the UMKC community who have contributed to the betterment of the university’s LGBTQIA community through education, support, programming or activism.
Recipients are selected for their leadership, dedication and service to the university or the community that has resulted in new or revitalized resources, services or programs for the LGBTQIA community. Kimmis was also recognized as serving as a role model for peers.
He was honored with other Pride Award winners at UMKC’s Lavender Graduate Banquet & Pride Awards dinner on May 11.