MRC Graduation Celebration

On Apr. 27, 2018, the Multicultural Resource Center (MRC) celebrated Amherst College's graduating seniors of color and seniors of the MRC. — Photos by Takudzwa Tapfuma ’17

There were tears, hugs, applause and a standing ovation in the Keefe Campus Center Atrium on April 27 as the Multicultural Resource Center held its inaugural celebration for graduating students of color. The event was titled “Rooted,” to “signify the growth that our seniors have made and will continue to make while also leaving behind deep roots and maintaining a strong foundation in our community.” It featured remarks from MRC director Bulaong Ramiz-Hall, Eva Cordero ’18 and Irisdelia Garcia ’18; an original poem by Sydney Tate ’18; a commemorative pin for each of the 19 seniors who participated; and a fire ceremony.

Describing the support she has found at the MRC, Garcia said, “This community has reminded me, time and time again, that I am loved and I am important.”    


  MRC Graduation Celebration

MRC Graduation Celebration

Students sitting at on circular couch at the MRC Graduation Celebration

Audience members listen to an introduction at the MRC Graduation Celebration

Students sitting at on circular couch at the MRC Graduation Celebration

  Audience members clapping at the MRC Graduation Celebration

Hugs and congratulations at the MRC Graduation Celebration

Students sitting at on circular couch at the MRC Graduation Celebration

MRC Graduation Celebration

Hugs and congratulations at the MRC Graduation Celebration

 

 

Hugs and congratulations at the MRC Graduation Celebration

Students sitting at on circular couch at the MRC Graduation Celebration

MRC Graduation Celebration