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AIC Honors LGBT Leaders via Social Media Throughout June

SPRINGFIELD — American International College (AIC) takes great pride in celebrating leaders in the LGBT movement. Whether revered for their artistic talents, athletic prowess, political activism and public service, medicine, the sciences, education, or other fields of endeavor, they have all contributed to championing equal rights for the LGBT community.

Beginning June 1, AIC will be recognizing many of the pioneers, activists, role models, and organizations which have advanced the LGBT movement each day on the college’s official Facebook site.

The month of June has long been associated with LGBT pride celebrations in the U.S. and other parts of the world. In 2009, President Barack Obama issued a proclamation establishing June as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Pride Month to commemorate the 40th anniversary of the Stonewall riots and promote equal justice for all. A decade earlier, President Bill Clinton recognized the 30ht anniversary of this social uprising.

“A hallmark of American International College is the value we place on diversity. It is one of our greatest strengths,” said President Vince Maniaci. “While a college education includes academic and intellectual growth, it must also foster the development of personal and emotional intelligence. Being culturally diverse leads to deeper discussions and increased awareness. The college is proud of our LGBT students, faculty, staff, alumni, and community partners and commends them for making AIC an integral part of the ever-evolving educational fabric of higher education.”

Visit American International College’s website, www.aic.edu, on Facebook at www.facebook.com/AmericanInternationalCollege, or Twitter at @aiconcampus throughout the month of June to celebrate those who have helped to shape our world.

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