Monday, May 12, 2014

We're Here! We're Queer! We're Graduating!

UNITED STUDENT PRIDE PRESENTS
Inaugural LGBTQ+ Graduates’ Recognition Ceremony
Honoring Fresno State’s Class of 2014
Friday, May 16th at 2:30pm
Peters Educational Center • Fresno State
(Fresno, Calif.) Fresno State’s LGBT+ Student Organization, United Student Pride, is hosting the first-ever LGBTQ+ Graduate’s Recognition Ceremony on Friday, May 16th from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. The event will take place the Leon S. and Pete P. Peters Educational Center, adjacent to the Student Recreation and located west of the Save Mart Center. Admission and parking are free. All members and allies of the community are encouraged to attend.

United Student Pride is thrilled to present Fresno State’s first-ever LGBTQ+ Graduate’s Recognition Ceremony,” said Curtis Lee, USP Vice President. “This special ceremony will coincide with Fresno State’s 103rd Commencement.”

“We have nearly 20 graduating seniors signed up for this inaugural event,” added Miguel Bueno, USP Events Coordinator. “United Student Pride has impressive guest speakers and a well-respected platform party, too.”

The Ceremony will include remarks by Fresno State President Joseph I. Castro; as well as graduate student Zoyer Zyndel; plus the National Anthem sung by the Fresno Gay Men’s Choir; and a special artistic dance piece performed by incoming student Angel Garcia, a graduating senior at Roosevelt High School for the Performing Arts. Keynote speaker is three-time graduate Peter Robertson, a founding member of United Student Pride.

ABOUT UNITED STUDENT PRIDEFounded in 1987, United Student Pride (USP) is a student organization at Fresno State that seeks to offer activities, as well as various opportunities for involvement that have educational and social value. It seeks to provide a safe, supportive, and welcoming atmosphere for LGBT+ students and allies. USP has proudly embodied Fresno State's motto "Discovery, Diversity, Distinction." for the past 27 years. • FACEBOOK: www.facebook.com/unitedstudentpride
ABOUT FRESNO STATE:
California State University, Fresno was founded as Fresno State Normal School in 1911, became a teacher's college in 1921, and has offered advanced degrees since 1949. The university's popular nickname is "Fresno State." Our mascot is the Bulldog. Fresno State is 1 of 23 campuses in The California State University system. CAMPUS: www.fresnostate.eduNEWS: www.fresnostatenews.com

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