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 jfalla@lee.edu.

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