Student group to host event honoring Orlando victims

The OHANA student organization at Lee College invites the community to join them this Tuesday, June 21, for a diversity celebration and vigil in honor of the victims of the Pulse nightclub shooting in Orlando.

The event will begin at 6:30 p.m., at the gazebo located near the Student Center. OHANA members and other participants will share a meal to celebrate the differences that make the Lee College campus and community a rich and inclusive place to learn and grow. Free refreshments will be provided.

At 8:15 p.m., participants will walk the perimeter of the campus in memory of the 49 people who died in the nightclub massacre, and as a symbol of the college’s ongoing commitment to diversity.

Founded at Lee College in September 2015, OHANA aims to use education, support and advocacy to create a more safe and accepting environment for all people – regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity. As part of their work, the organization hosts events and activities that bring awareness of LGBTQ+ issues.

For more information about the OHANA Diversity Celebration and Vigil, contact adviser Jessica Falla at 281.425.6241 or

Lee College offers more than 100 associate degree and certificate programs, as well as non-credit workforce and community education courses, that prepare its diverse student body for advanced higher education; successful entry into the workforce; and a variety of in-demand careers. With the main campus and McNair Center located in Baytown, Texas, and a satellite center in nearby South Liberty County, the college serves a geographic area of more than 220,000 residents that includes 14 independent school districts. To learn more, visit