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Lavender graduation reception held May 9 at Appalachian

BOONE—A lavender graduation reception will be held May 9 at 3 p.m. in Plemmons Student Union’s Blue Ridge Ballroom at Appalachian State University. The event is sponsored by the university’s Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Taskforce, TransACTION and SAGA (Sexuality and Gender Alliance).

The reception will honor gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, questioning, intersexed and ally (GLBTQIA) undergraduate and graduate students who received a degree from the university in December 2007 or will receive a degree from the university in May.

Attire is business formal. Reservations are required by May 2. To respond, e-mail or call 262-6724. Indicate if you are a graduating student, guest, or faculty or staff member, and how many individuals will be accompanying you to the reception.

For additional information, or to nominate a graduate, faculty member or staff person for a special award of recognition, e-mail Include the nominee’s name and why they should be honored.

The reception will celebrate the achievements made by these students, faculty and staff and their contributions to the university.