|Bestowing of the Kente||2:00-3:30 PM||Bucyrus Conference Center|
| Latinas Con Fuerza
||4:30-6:00 PM||LaVerna Commons|
The Bestowing of the Kente and Latinas con Fuerza ceremonies are culturally grounded Rites of Passage in which we honor our graduates and their African and/or Latina heritage. The ceremonies also provide an opportunity for graduates to recognize and express deep gratitude to those family, friends and loved ones supported their collegiate journey. Graduates who participate will have a Kente or Sarape stole bestowed on her/him as part of the ceremony as a special message of thanks is read aloud.
Graduating students who would like to participate in this beautiful ritual are invited to complete a brief application and identify one specific person who will assist with the stole bestowing. Please also order the ethnic stole(s) of your choosing by contacting the IIC before October 31, 2019. Family, friends and loved ones are welcome. No ticket is necessary for this event, and a reception will immediately follow.
Complete the application:
Order your Kente or Sarape stole before April 15, 2020. Please contact the IIC if you have questions regarding the Kente or Sarape stole.