University of South Florida

College of Behavioral and Community Sciences


Social work faculty and students honored at USF Lavender Ceremony

Kristin Dawes, David Kilmnick, and Nicole Guittard

Kristin Dawes, David Kilmnick, and Nicole Guittard attend the Lavender Ceremony.

David Kilmnick, PhD, an assistant professor of instruction of social work, received an award for "Outstanding Faculty Contribution to LGBTQ Life at USF" at the USF Lavender Ceremony. MSW students Kristin Dawes and Nicole Guittard were also recognized at the event and received ceritifcates of achievement. 

The Lavender Ceremony is an opportunity for LGBTQ+ students at the university to participate in a graduation ceremony that celebrates their community. LGBTQ+ students and allies were acknowledged for their achievements and contributions to USF. 

Kilmnick is a leading national advocate within the LGBTQ+ communities and is the founder and President/CEO of the New York LGBT Network. At USF, he recently supported the approval and establishment of the USF Pride Employee Resource Group (ERG): LGBTQ+ Faculty and Staff Association. Kilmnick is the contact with USF Human Resources and serves on the leadership team working with faculty from the Muma College of Business and USF Health.

Return to article listing

About College of Behavioral & Community Sciences News

The Mission of the College of Behavioral and Community Sciences (CBCS) is to advance knowledge through interdisciplinary teaching, research, and service that improves the capacity of individuals, families, and diverse communities to promote productive, satisfying, healthy, and safe lives across the lifespan. CBCS envisions the college as a globally recognized leader that creates innovative solutions to complex conditions that affect the behavior and well-being of individuals, families, and diverse communities.