Lavender Graduation is an annual ceremony conducted on numerous campuses to honor lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and ally students and to acknowledge their achievements and contributions to the University.
Save the Date: Lavender Graduation 2017
When: Saturday, April 29, 2017
Time: 11:00 A.M.-1:00 P.M.
Where: Milo Bail Student Center Ballroom
You are cordially invited to the 3rd annual
University of Nebraska at Omaha
Honoring LGBTQIA+ and Ally Graduates
Complementary brunch will be served.
Special Notes: If you are Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans, Queer/Questioning, Asexual, identify on the queer, trans, and/or asexual spectrums (LGBTQIA+), or Ally student graduating during 2017 (May, August, or Deember), please fill out the form on the Gender and Sexuality Resource Center MavSync page to be recognized and celebrated during the ceremony.
If registered by April 24, 2017, graduates will receive rainbow cords as well as other celebratory regalia.
UNO Lavender Graduation History
Keynote: Dr. Meredith Bacon, retired UNO faculty member and advocate
Student Address: Borin Chep, director of the Gender and Sexual Orientation Student Agency
Students Honored at Celebration: 19
Total Number of Students Honored Post-Event: 24
Keynote: Ferial Pearson, UNO Doctoral Candidate and National GLSEN Award recipient
Student Address: Anthony Hughes, UNO graduating student and Former President of the Queer Nebraska Youth Network
Dr. Meredith Bacon Lavender Maverick Award Recipient: Dr. Jay Irwin
Students Honored at Celebration: 25
Total Number of Students Honored Post-Event: 30
Dr. Meredith Bacon Lavender Maverick Award
At Lavender Graduation, the Dr. Meredith Bacon Lavender Maverick Award will be recognized. Please consider nominating someone based on the following criteria:
- Continual or outstanding history of proven contributions to the UNO LGBTQIA+ campus community
- Educator and advocate with the LGBTQIA+ population
- Demonstrated themselves to be an exemplar role model for others