Academic and Leadership Diversity Graduation Stole Nomination Form for Spring 2016
The Rainbow Graduation ceremony is a tradition that was established by LGBT+ Programs (formerly SGDRC) in the spring of 2010 to promote the diverse student populations at New Mexico State University.
Rainbow-colored Academic and Leadership Diversity Stoles are awarded to graduating students (Bachelors, Masters, or Doctoral) who are in the GLBTQ and Ally community, and who have excelled academically and/or have displayed exemplary leadership qualities on campus or in the community.
This year, all nominees will be given a free ticket to attend and may request up to 4 free tickets for family or friends by contacting our office. All nominees will be given a stole in their honor (the nominator does not have to purchase the stole). We will also be giving out the LGBT+ Programs Excellence in Service Award to a staff member and a student for outstanding contributions to the community.
All nominees receiving a stole will be recognized at the Rainbow Graduation Ceremony being held on May 6th, 2016 at 6:30 p.m. at the NMSU Golf Course Club House. For a student to be fully considered for this honor, the nomination form must be completed in full and submitted. Nominees will be notified via email if awarded an Academic and Leadership Diversity Stole. Tickets will be on sale to community members starting April 22 , 2016 online through Shop Cart. To purchase tickets by cash or check, please contact any of the staff members in Garcia Annex Room 235. Interested students who cannot afford tickets please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The commencement speech will be delivered by Dr. Elizabeth Schirmer. Dr. Schirmer received her Ph.D. in English from the University of California, Berkeley, in 2001, and her AB in English and French Literatures from Stanford University in 1993. She joined the NMSU English department in 2001. Dr. Schirmer currently serves as Director of Undergraduate Studies, working with and advising students in our undergraduate programs. She also serves on the Personnel Committee, and she helps craft the curriculum through the work of the Literature Area Group. Dr. Schirmer helped develop the Minor in Medieval and Early Modern Studies as well as the Major in Women’s Studies, and she has served as faculty advisor for two student groups: Lesbians, Gays, Bisexuals, and Friends (currently the Stonewall Coalition) and Feminists Reinventing Equality Everywhere (FREE).
This event is alcohol free. We apologize for any inconvenience.
Nomination Deadline: 12 noon, April 18, 2016
Late or incomplete nominations will not be considered.
For more information concerning the nomination process, or to request a paper copy of the nomination form, contact the Sexual and Gender Diversity Resource Center at 575-646-7031 or email@example.com