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The Center for Graduate and Professional Diversity Initiatives focuses on recruiting diverse graduate and professional students in UK's six health colleges and retaining diverse graduate and professional students in all nineteen colleges, contributing to an inclusive campus environment where all students can fully engage and succeed. 

Celebrate Women's History Month


UK Welcomes Lynae Vanee

NAACP Award Nominee Lynae Vanee is a multifaceted performer, poet, influencer, writer, and actress hailing from Atlanta, Georgia. A graduate of Spelman College and Boston University with a Master's Degree in African American Studies, Lynae uses her digital platforms to speak on race, feminism, politics, and inclusivity. Lynae’s viral videos have garnered over 20 million views across platforms and have garnered the attention of several celebrities, major networks, and the general public.

Highlighted in the LA Times and Bustle, Lynae has built her brand on "keeping it black but keeping it brief" offering critical context on today's issues in a succinct and stylized manner.

Lynae has collaborated with various brands such as Meta, Target, Revolt, Tommy Hilfiger, and Netflix, to name a few. She has also been a featured guest on The Cross Connection with Tiffany Cross and appeared in the 2021 Amazon Prime television special "Yearly Departed".