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Lavender Graduation Celebration

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What is a Lavender Graduation?

Lavender Graduation events intend to honor graduating seniors that identify as LGBTQ+ and allies for their contributions to the Geneseo community. These programs also recognize the resilience and advocacy demonstrated by LGBTQ+ students in light of unique experiences and potential obstacles within higher education. More information about the history of Lavender Graduation on a national scale can be found using the link below.                                                                                                       

Here you can find the Human Rights Campaign Lavender Graduation webpage.

 

 

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When is this year's Lavender Graduation Celebration?

The 4th Annual Lavender Graduation Celebration will be on Friday, May 1 beginning at 4pm in Doty Recital Hall A reception will follow afterwards in the main lobby from 6-7pm. 

Anyone is welcome to attend the reception; graduating seniors, staff, faculty, friends, and families may RSVP once details have been determined for 2020.

 

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Awards Presented at the Event

In 2019, Geneseo's Lavender Graduation Celebration presented three awards to honor a student, a faculty or staff member, and an alum for their contributions to social justice.  Please click the awards below for further descriptions.  These awards were the following:

Troy Keith Student Leadership Award
Aiden J. Cropsey Faculty/Staff Award
Rainbow Revolutionary Distinguished Alumni Award

 

 

Award recipients were selected by the Lavender Graduation Celebration Planning Committee and presented to awardees at the reception. 

Previous award recipients:

Lavender Student Leadership AwardLavender Student Leadership Award

2018  Troy Keith

 

 

 


Troy Keith Student Leadership AwardTroy Keith Student Leadership Award

2019  Vanessa Cepeda
2019  Daniel Kahl
2019  Kevin Vazcones

 

 

 


Aiden J. Cropsey Faculty/Staff AwardAiden J. Cropsey Faculty/Staff Award

2017  Dr. Jennifer Katz, Dept of Psychology
2018  Daniel Jacques, Dept of Chemistry
2019  Dr. Irene Belyakov-Goodman, Dept of English

 

 


Rainbow Revolutionary Distinguished Alumni AwardRainbow Revolutionary Distinguished Alumni Award

2017  Ceridwen Troy (2007)
2018  robbie routenberg (2005)
2019  Jennifer Sahrle (2003)

 

 


Feel free to send questions regarding the Lavender Graduation Celebration to the Coordinator, LGBTQ Programs and Services, Eunisha Tucker, at tuckere@geneseo.edu.