Lavender Graduation

Event Info

20th Annual Lavender Graduation

Lavender Graduation is taking place on Saturday, June 17, 2017, from 1-3pm at Korn Convocation Hall in Anderson School of Management.

Keynote Speaker

TBA

Graduates

Graduates

Are you graduating and wish to participate in the 19th Annual Lavender Graduation?
Sign up at: http://tinyurl.com/2016lavgraduate

Early deadline to guarantee rainbow stole order: April 22nd

DEADLINE TO SIGN UP: JUNE 3rd!!

Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteers

There are many ways to volunteer for Lavender Graduation!

To join the 2016 Lavender Graduation Planning Committee, please email Megan van der Toorn at: mvandertoorn@lgbt.ucla.edu.

To volunteer to help at the Lavender Graduation ceremony, sign up at: http://tinyurl.com/2016LGvolunteer

Deadline to sign up to volunteer is June 3rd!

Friends & Family of Graduates/Campus Departments/Businesses

Would you like to congratulate our graduates through advertising in our program booklet?

You can fill out an order form at: http://tinyurl.com/2016LGad

Deadline submit advertisements is May 30th at 5 pm.

Driving Directions and Map

Please click here for driving and parking directions to Korn Convocation Hall

Awards and Scholarships

Awards

Nominate yourself or a friend for an award or apply for a scholarship! See the Award Descriptions tab below to read about each award. To submit an award nomination, please visit http://tinyurl.com/2016LGBTQawards.

Nominations are due May 6th!

Students' Choice Outstanding Faculty Award

Has a faculty member made a large impact in your life and/or the UCLA LGBTQ community? Nominate them for the Outstanding Faculty Award at http://tinyurl.com/2016LGBTQfaculty.
Nominations are due May 6th!

LGBTQ Student Organization of the Year
Has your organization fostered community and furthered the inclusion of LGBTQ people on campus? Nominate them for the first ever LGBTQ Student Organization of the Year award at http://tinyurl.com/2016lgorg.
Nominations are due May 6th!!

Scholarships

The Edward Scott Morrison Scholarship is awarded annually to new and returning UCLA LGBTQ students who have demonstrated commitment to LGBTQ leadership and community service. For more information about the Edward Scott Morrison Scholarship and to apply, please visit our scholarships page.

The Lambda Alumni Scholarship is awarded annually to two students who have provided documented leadership and service to the UCLA LGBT community during the years of their current degree. For more information and to apply, please visit our scholarships page.

Award Descriptions

LGBTQ Awards

Click here to nominate yourself or someone you know for a LGBTQ Award!

Extra materials may be submitted in-person or via email to uclalavgrad@gmail.com.

For more information please call the LGBT Campus Resource Center at (310) 206-3628 or email us at uclalavgrad@gmail.com.


Awards for Graduating Students:

Al Aubin Service to the UCLA LGBT Community Award

Open to any graduating full time UCLA undergraduate or graduate student who has provided documented leadership and service to the UCLA LGBT community during the years of their current degree and who meets the following criteria:

  • Articulates and shares a vision for the UCLA LGBT community
  • Maintains excellence in academic efforts
  • Inspires others and motivates the group
  • Brings out strengths and talents of individual group members
  • Makes themselves available to group members
  • Is committed to working with and for others
  • Demonstrates ongoing flexibility, initiative, creativity and perseverance in efforts.
  • Made meaningful contribution to students and to UCLA
  • Values and works well with differences
  • Collaboratively includes other organization members in planning and implementing events
  • Addresses existing problems and values feedback from others
  • Utilizes different and creative approaches to educating and assisting members
  • Has different and creative approach to others or resolving conflict

Rae Lee Siporin LGBT Leadership Award
Open to any graduating full time UCLA graduate or undergraduate female-identified student who has provided documented leadership and service to the UCLA LGBT community during the years of her current degree and who meets the following criteria:

  • Articulates and shares a vision for the UCLA LGBT community
  • Inspires and motivates others
  • Brings out strengths and talents of individuals and groups
  • Makes herself available to group members
  • Is committed to working with and for others
  • Demonstrates ongoing flexibility, initiative, creativity and perseverance in efforts
  • Makes meaningful contribution to students and to UCLA
  • Values and works well with differences
  • Collaboratively includes other organization members in planning and implementing events
  • Addresses existing problems and values feedback from others
  • Utilizes different and creative approaches to educating and assisting others
  • Different and creative approach to resolving conflict

Ezekiel “Zeke” Webber Leadership in Activism and Education Award

Open to any graduating full time UCLA undergraduate or graduate student who has provided documented leadership and service to the UCLA LGBT community during the years of their current degree and who meets the following criteria:

  • Has advocated for LGBT issues through education of others or within the realm of academic study
  • Maintains excellence in academic efforts
  • Demonstrates creative and productive approaches to addressing conflict and disparity.
  • Made meaningful contribution to students and to UCLA
  • Inspires and motivates concern for LGBT issues in others

 

Open to any graduating full time UCLA undergraduate student who has achieved and maintained academic excellence during the years of their current degree and who demonstrates ongoing flexibility, initiative, creativity and perseverance in efforts. 

 

For Current or Graduating Students:

Curtis Shepard UCLA LGBT Leadership Award
Open to any full time UCLA graduate or undergraduate student (not necessarily graduating) who has provided documented leadership and service to the UCLA LGBT community during the years of their current degree and who meet the following criteria:

  • Articulates and shares a vision for the UCLA LGBT community
  • Inspires and motivates others
  • Brings out strengths and talents of individuals and groups
  • Makes themselves available to group members
  • Is committed to working with and for others
  • Demonstrates ongoing flexibility, initiative, creativity and perseverance in efforts.
  • Makes meaningful contribution to students and UCLA
  • Values and works well with differences
  • Collaboratively includes other organization members in planning and implementing events
  • Addresses existing problems and values feedback from others
  • Utilizes different and creative approaches to educating and assisting others
  • Different and creative approach to resolving conflict

Charles E. Harless Graduate Student Leadership Award

Open to any UCLA graduate student who has provided documented leadership and service to the UCLA LGBT community during the year(s) of their current degree and who meets the following criteria:

  • Articulates and shares a vision for the UCLA LGBT community
  • Maintains excellence in academic efforts
  • Inspires others and motivates the group.
  • Brings out strengths and talents of individual group members
  • Makes themselves available to group members.
  • Is committed to working with and for others
  • Demonstrates ongoing flexibility, initiative, creativity and perseverance in efforts
  • Made meaningful contribution to students and to UCLA
  • Values and works well with differences
  • Collaboratively includes other organization members in planning and implementing events
  • Addresses existing problems and values feedback from others.
  • Utilizes different and creative approaches to educating and assisting members

 

For First or Second Year Students:

Open to first year and second year students who have shown great potential as student leaders through their leadership efforts on campus at UCLA.

 

Past Award Recipients

Past LGBTQ Awards Recipients

Awards for Graduating Students:

Al Aubin Service to the UCLA LGBT Community Award

Open to any graduating full time UCLA undergraduate or graduate student who has provided documented leadership and service to the UCLA LGBT community during the years of their current degree and who meets the following criteria:

  • Articulates and shares a vision for the UCLA LGBT community
  • Maintains excellence in academic efforts
  • Inspires others and motivates the group
  • Brings out strengths and talents of individual group members
  • Makes themselves available to group members
  • Is committed to working with and for others
  • Demonstrates ongoing flexibility, initiative, creativity and perseverance in efforts.
  • Made meaningful contribution to students and to UCLA
  • Values and works well with differences
  • Collaboratively includes other organization members in planning and implementing events
  • Addresses existing problems and values feedback from others
  • Utilizes different and creative approaches to educating and assisting members
  • Has different and creative approach to others or resolving conflict

2015 Recipient: Yiu Ho Au

2014 Recipient: Lenny Nguyen

2013 Recipient: Shannon Flint

2012 Recipient: Mark A. Chambers

2011 Recipient: Verton Banks

2010 Recipient: Joey Hernandez

2009 Recipient: Allen Menton

2008 Recipients:
Julio Rodriguez 
Gregorgy Candena

2007 Recipient: Carlos Saucedo

2006 Recipient: Paymin Ebrahimzadeh

2005 Recipient: Razi Michael Zarchy

2004 Recipient: Stephanie V. Joynt and Christina Chala

2003 Recipient:Jane Lin and Nick Mortaloni

2002 Recipient: Gabriel Lewis Barajas

2001 Recipient: Xochitl Marquez

2000 Recipient: Hiyas Magilligan

1999 Recipient: Michael Anthony Lopez

1998 Recipient: Steven Leider 


Rae Lee Siporin LGBT Leadership Award


Open to any graduating full time UCLA graduate or undergraduate female-identified student who has provided documented leadership and service to the UCLA LGBT community during the years of her current degree and who meets the following criteria:

  • Articulates and shares a vision for the UCLA LGBT community
  • Inspires and motivates others
  • Brings out strengths and talents of individuals and groups
  • Makes herself available to group members
  • Is committed to working with and for others
  • Demonstrates ongoing flexibility, initiative, creativity and perseverance in efforts
  • Makes meaningful contribution to students and to UCLA
  • Values and works well with differences
  • Collaboratively includes other organization members in planning and implementing events
  • Addresses existing problems and values feedback from others
  • Utilizes different and creative approaches to educating and assisting others
  • Different and creative approach to resolving conflict

2015 Recipient: Kimberly Lau

2014 Recipient: Yakira Delgadillo

2013 Recipient: Jewel Pereyra

2012 Recipient: Andrea Del Carmen Vázquez

2011 Recipients:
Karli Santos 
Krystal Torres

2010 Recipient: Amy Tomiko Franklin

2009 Recipients: 
Amarilis Gutierrez 
Adelin Lo

2008 Recipient: Megan Rodman

2007 Recipient: JP Partnoff

2006 Recipient: Baylee DeCastro

2005 Recipient: Georgina Wakefield

2004 Recipient: Morgan E. Joeck and Brenton L. Jaimes

2003 Recipient: Karen Lai and Hugo Neuproler

2002 Recipient: Simbi Refilwe Mahlanza

2001 Recipient: Wingyin "Tammy" Siu and Maria J. Guerrero

2000 Recipient: Colleen Marie Rau

1999 Recipient: Cristina Rosiles Gonzalez

1998 Recipient: Kerri Ann Klein 


Ezekiel “Zeke” Webber Leadership in Activism and Education Award

Open to any graduating full time UCLA undergraduate or graduate student who has provided documented leadership and service to the UCLA LGBT community during the years of their current degree and who meets the following criteria:

  • Has advocated for LGBT issues through education of others or within the realm of academic study
  • Maintains excellence in academic efforts
  • Demonstrates creative and productive approaches to addressing conflict and disparity.
  • Made meaningful contribution to students and to UCLA
  • Inspires and motivates concern for LGBT issues in others

2015 Recipient: Juan Fernandez

2014 Recipient: Dafne Luna

2013 Recipient: Katie Schowengerdt

2012 Recipient: Luis H. Roman-Garcia

2011 Recipients:
Brock Zumville
Karin Hilton

2010 Recipient: Melani Simangan

2009 Recipients:
Yoyo Negrete 
Raffi Sarkissian

2008 Recipient: Brooke Soles

2007 Recipients: 
Harmony Rose
Shrews Bury

2006 Recipients:
Estella Tse
Kian Boloori

2005 Recipient: Faith Cheltenham

2004 Recipient: Kristen "Moof" Mayeda 


Dan Calder Excellence in Academics Award

Open to any graduating full time UCLA undergraduate student who has achieved and maintained academic excellence during the years of their current degree and who demonstrates ongoing flexibility, initiative, creativity and perseverance in efforts. 

2015 Recipient: Jack Kaden

2014 Recipient: Malerie Grady

2013 Recipient: Lee Jasperse 

2012 Recipient: Lauren Anne Jow 

2011 Recipient: Calvin Cheng 

2010 Recipient: Alexa Camarena

2009 Recipients:
April Ledbetter
Antoni Meixel

2008 Recipient: Nikki Gulck

2007 Recipient: Zalya Sanchez 

2006 Recipient: Baylee DeCastro

2005 Recipient: Jerel Calzo

2004 Recipient: Ernesto Nodado II

2003 Recipient: Rebecca Skoor and Niousha Moini

2002 Recipient: Ken Levin

2001 Recipient: Richard Joseph Abdelkerim

2000 Recipient: Michael Angel Bermudez

1999 Recipient: Hathleen Grethchen Greene

1998 Recipient: Ginny Tal 

For Current or Graduating Students:

Curtis Shepard UCLA LGBT Leadership Award

Open to any full time UCLA graduate or undergraduate student (not necessarily graduating) who has provided documented leadership and service to the UCLA LGBT community during the years of their current degree and who meet the following criteria:

  • Articulates and shares a vision for the UCLA LGBT community
  • Inspires and motivates others
  • Brings out strengths and talents of individuals and groups
  • Makes themselves available to group members
  • Is committed to working with and for others
  • Demonstrates ongoing flexibility, initiative, creativity and perseverance in efforts.
  • Makes meaningful contribution to students and UCLA
  • Values and works well with differences
  • Collaboratively includes other organization members in planning and implementing events
  • Addresses existing problems and values feedback from others
  • Utilizes different and creative approaches to educating and assisting others
  • Different and creative approach to resolving conflict

2015 Recipients: Jesus "Aces" Lira and Chris Cabrera

2014 Recipient: Gabe Hongsduit 
2013 Recipient: Yiu Ho Au 
2012 Recipient: Marcus Mc Rae 
2011 Recipient: Stephen Searles 
2010 Recipient: Vanessa Angulo
2009 Recipient: Danny Torres Lopez
2008 Recipient: Natalie Castillo 
2007 Recipients:
Jeremy Boulat 
Richard Passmore 
2006 Recipient: Kale Likover and Maggie Wells
2005 Recipient: Paymon Ebrahimzadeh 
2004 Recipient: Lisa Erin Concoff and Jeffrey F. Thomas
2003 Recipient: Adam Levy and Josh Sassoon 
2002 Recipient: Desiree-Lysette Creagh Buford
2001 Recipient: Angel D'Marco Z. Alekent 
2000 Recipient: Andrew Edward Saxon
1999 Recipient: Tamar Tokat
1998 Recipient: Daniel Ryan Quick

Charles E. Harless Graduate Student Leadership Award

Open to any UCLA graduate student who has provided documented leadership and service to the UCLA LGBT community during the year(s) of their current degree and who meets the following criteria:

  • Articulates and shares a vision for the UCLA LGBT community
  • Maintains excellence in academic efforts
  • Inspires others and motivates the group.
  • Brings out strengths and talents of individual group members
  • Makes themselves available to group members.
  • Is committed to working with and for others
  • Demonstrates ongoing flexibility, initiative, creativity and perseverance in efforts
  • Made meaningful contribution to students and to UCLA
  • Values and works well with differences
  • Collaboratively includes other organization members in planning and implementing events
  • Addresses existing problems and values feedback from others.
  • Utilizes different and creative approaches to educating and assisting members

2015 Recipient: Devon Dickau

2014 Recipient: Craig Pulsipher 
2013 Recipient: Liam Mina 
2012 Recipient: Allison Michelle Clement 
2011 Recipient: Roderic Crooks 
2010 Recipient: Lisa Concoff Kronbeck
2009 Recipient: Christopher Webber
2008 Recipient: Walter Butler 
2007 Recipients:
Ryan Dunn
Scott Nass
2006 Recipient: Stephan Pennington 
2005 Recipient: Charles E. Harless

For First or Second Year Students:

Minton-Spidell Emerging Leader Award

Open to first year and second year students who have shown great potential as student leaders through their leadership efforts on campus at UCLA.

2015 Recipients: Stephen Pilcher and Aubrey Sassoon

2014 Recipients: 
Austin Beltrand
Douglas Meyer 
2013 Recipient: Rashmi Raviprasad 
2012 Recipient: Cyrus Sinai 
2011 Recipient: Eric Adams 
2010 Recipients:
Marcus McRae
RJ Jimenez 
2009 Recipient: Stephen Searles
2008 Recipients: 
Joseph Hernandez
Galen Roth

Students' Choice Outstanding Faculty

The Students' Choice Outstanding Faculty Aware is presented each year to honor a faculty member that goes beyond the call of duty to mentor, support, advocate for and empower LGBTQ students to reach their full potential. They also are successful in infusing LGBTQ topics into their curriculum and complicating our notions of identity. Students nominate faculty and a committee of students also select this recipient.

2013 Recipient:
Alma Lopez

2011 Recipient:
Catherine Opie

2009 Recipient:
David Gere

2008 Recipient:
Arthur L. Little

2007 Recipient:
Stuart Biegel

2006 Recipients:
Linda Garnets
Alicia Gaspar De Alba


Lavender Leader Award

In 2012, in honor of the 15th Lavender Graduation, we started a new tradition, the Lavender Leader Award, to recognize a leader in the community that has tirelessly advocated for LGBT and other social justice concerns. Recipients are UCLA alumni and friends of UCLA who have demonstrated continued commitment to LGBTQ inclusion at local, state, or national levels and are models of our True Bruin values of integrity, excellence, accountability, respect, and service.

2010 Recipient:
Chuck Williams

2009 Recipient:
Dustin Lance Black

2008 Recipient:
Peter Hayashida

2007 Recipient:

Sheila James Kuehl, '62

2006 Recipient:
Roberta Conroy, '76

2005 Recipient:
Paul Colichman, '83, '85


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2005 Recipients:
Natalie Newton
Lisa White
2004 Recipients:
Angelis De Marco Alekent
Jimmy Avalos
2003 Recipient:
McCreigan Michaelis
2002 Recipient:
Skyler Masen Davis
2001 Recipients:
Kelly Michael Finn
Daniel Lane Gould 
2000 Recipient:
Michael A. Richter
1999 Recipient:
Jason Seifer
1998 Recipient:
Steven Leider

Previous Lavender Graduations

 

  • 2015 Lavender Graduation