On April 12, President Mark Ojakian and President Mary Ellen Jukoski honored LGBT+ and their allies. Six students participated in the Lavender Graduation. Three Rivers is the first community college in Connecticut to hold this ceremony, which pays tribute to students and their ally supporters for living their authentic lives.
Renowned Transgender Youth Advocate Tony Ferraiolo was the keynote speaker, and Professor Janet Hagen emceed. Professors Philip Mayer and Ann McNamara opened and closed the ceremony.