Richard E. Walker Award

A compassionate and civic-minded individual, Richard E. “Dick” Walker worked tirelessly for the benefit of all students and especially for the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender students. Before retirement, Walker served as Chair of the Special Education Division at Western Oregon University. He was a founding member of OSSCC and passed away in 2008.

An annual award in Walker’s honor is presented by the Coalition to an outstanding individual whose work has improved the health and safety of GLBTQ youth in Oregon.


 2016 Dick Walker Award presented by Ron Bloodworth (left) to Ray Johnson

The 2017 Walker Award is now accepting nominations!    Please note the deadline to return nominations is October 1, 2017.

Download the application form here: WalkerAwardNomination