CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Campus Pride has announced that Tyler Eilts and Allison Marie Turner have been selected as summer fellows for 2015.

Created three years ago for recent college graduates and graduate students, the program offers these individuals with an opportunity to learn about Campus Pride while supplying hands-on activism, advocacy and job readiness opportunities.

Eilts hails from Illinois State University and Turner from the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill. The initiative began in mid-May and will continue through mid-August.

In other news, Campus Pride’s “Lil Purple Backpack” Resource Guide for 2015-16 is accepting insertion orders and commitment for the 60 plus page, full-color pocket-size tool. It is loaded with tips for LGBT faculty, staff, students and campus groups. Contract deadline is Aug. 7.


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