Students who received the ALANA/Lavender reception awards standing on stage at Saint Joseph Hall AuditoriumThe College of Saint Rose Office of Intercultural Leadership hosted the ALANA and Lavender Reception on April 7 in Saint Joseph Hall Auditorium to celebrate historically underrepresented and/or traditionally marginalized students in one of their most important milestones – graduation.

The reception is a pre-commencement celebration for graduating African, African American, African Caribbean, Latino/a, Asian, Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander, and Native American (ALANA) students, students who have participated in the ALANA Leadership Peer Mentoring Program, and graduating Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer and Ally (LGBTQA) students.

The reception is an opportunity for the Saint Rose community to acknowledge and honor student achievements and contributions to Saint Rose and the broader community. The following students were honored:

Zaria Eghonghon Abulu

Christina Bobbitt

Lamara J. Burgess

Yakaira Cabral Flores

Emily Cabrera

Breanne Alexandria Colon

Rubi-Dee Cooper

Geena Diane Fanny Mae Davis

Ivandra Felix

Samantha Figueroa

Kiya Franklin

Myrdel Geffrard

Breanna Gomez

Jasmine Herring

Tania C. Higdon

Iyonnie Krystina Jones

Whitney Alecia Jones

Nina Rose LaLuz-Rivera

Lucas G. Lavera

Daria Imani Lee

Destiny Lewis

Tamia Monae McDonald

Chasidy Amber Medina

Liana Morales Sizemore

Astasia Myler

Imani Ebony Nicholas

Lauren Michelle Pelletier

Tyani E. Pope

Joel Salas

Jayda Shamblee

Nia Shields

Tyler Imari Sumter

J’Hahna Najwa Thomas

Vito Van Dunk

Ariana Isabel Zamot