The Lavender Reception celebrates the accomplishments of LGBTQ+ students, as well as their allies, and is open to all UB LGBTQ+ graduating students.
Allen Williams, student activities associate in the Intercultural and Diversity Center, welcomes everyone to the reception.
Ben Fabian (at podium) and Dylan Steed of the LGBTQ Faculty and Staff Association introduce the Pride Scholarship winner.
Rachel Parrino, a UB alumna and native Western New Yorker, deliverd the keynote address. Parrino founded Parrino Consulting, which specializes in LGBTQ+ training and consulting.
Graduates Arriel Bartley-Thompson (second from left), Sigourney James (center) and Josephina Nimarko (second from right) pose with Allen Williams (far left) and Kevin Ahuna (far right) after the reception.
Published May 23, 2022