When: Saturday, April 25, 2019
Time: 11 A.M.-1 P.M.
Where: Thompson Alumni Center
You are cordially invited to the 6th annual University of Nebraska at Omaha Lavender Graduation Honoring LGBTQIA+ and Ally Graduates. Complementary brunch will be served.
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
About Lavendar Graduation
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.
UNO Lavender Graduation History
Keynote: Ash and Grace Hardell, International Queer Vloggers
Student Address: Starr Solomon, UNO graduating Doctoral of Philosophy student
Dr. Meredith Bacon Lavender Maverick Award Recipient: Ani Solomon
Students Honored at Celebration: 31
Total Number of Students Honored Post-Event: 38
Keynote: Frank Bramlet, UNO Professor and TESOL Program Director
Student Address: Anthony Hughes, UNO graduating student and Former Director of Queer and Trans Services
Dr. Meredith Bacon Lavender Maverick Award Recipient: Dr. Tammie Kennedy
Students Honored at Celebration: 28
Total Number of Students Honored Post-Event: 34
Keynote: Ferial Pearson, UNO Doctoral Alumni 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
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
About the University of Nebraska at Omaha
Located in one of America’s best cities to live, work and learn, the University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO) is Nebraska’s premier metropolitan university. With more than 15,000 students enrolled in 200-plus programs of study, UNO is recognized nationally for its online education, graduate education, military friendliness and community engagement efforts. Founded in 1908, UNO has served learners of all backgrounds for more than 100 years and is dedicated to another century of excellence both in the classroom and in the community.