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Bakari Sellers to Deliver Commencement Address at Paine College and Lincoln University of Missouri

Bakari Sellers, CNN Political Commentator, and the youngest African American elected official in the country, will deliver the Commencement Address at Paine College on May 5th, and Lincoln University on May 11th. The event will begin for Paine College at 9:00 a.m. on Sunday Morning in the HEAL Complex located at 1255 Druid Park Avenue,… Continue reading Bakari Sellers to Deliver Commencement Address at Paine College and Lincoln University of Missouri

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Senator Cory Booker to serve as SC State University Commencement Speaker

ORANGEBURG, SC – SC State University will hold its Spring Commencement Ceremony on Friday, May 10, at 6 p.m. at the Oliver C. Dawson Stadium. New Jersey senator and 2020 presidential candidate, Cory Booker, will deliver the commencement speech to the 2019 graduating class. A native of Washington, D.C, Booker has dedicated his life to… Continue reading Senator Cory Booker to serve as SC State University Commencement Speaker

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Trailblazing Entertainment Executive, Debra L. Lee, to Deliver PVAMU’s Commencement Keynote

PRAIRIE VIEW, TX – Debra L. Lee, Trailblazing Entertainment Executive, to deliver the address to Prairie View A&M University graduates and their families at the fall commencement on Sunday, December 16, 2018, at 2:00 p.m. The ceremony will take place at the Berry Center of Northwest Houston in Cypress, Texas. According to a press release… Continue reading Trailblazing Entertainment Executive, Debra L. Lee, to Deliver PVAMU’s Commencement Keynote

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Mother and daughter set to graduate together from the University of Arkansas – Pine Bluff

PINE BLUFF, AR – In May 2018, Patricia Shavers, 50, and her daughter, Sharra Shavers, 22, will accomplish a goal that most parents and children aren’t able to experience at the same time. During the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff’s 158th commencement on May 12, they will both receive bachelor degrees. According to both… Continue reading Mother and daughter set to graduate together from the University of Arkansas – Pine Bluff

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Renowned Radio Show Host Tom Joyner to Deliver Morgan State University’s 142nd Commencement Address, Filmmarker and former professor Stanley Nelson to receive honorary degree

BALTIMORE, MD – Morgan State University President David Wilson announced on Monday that philanthropist, community activist and renowned national radio host Tom Joyner will deliver the keynote address during the University’s 142nd Commencement. The exercises will take place on Saturday, May 19, 2018, beginning at 9:30 a.m., at Hughes Stadium on campus. In addition to… Continue reading Renowned Radio Show Host Tom Joyner to Deliver Morgan State University’s 142nd Commencement Address, Filmmarker and former professor Stanley Nelson to receive honorary degree

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PVAMU President Dr. Ruth Simmons to deliver Rust College’s 152nd Commencement Address

HOLY SPRINGS, MS – Rust College’s 152nd Commencement will take place on Sunday, April 29, 2018. Prairie View A&M University’s President Dr. Ruth Simmons will deliver the keynote address. According to a press release from the university, Dr. Ruth Simmons, an accomplished university president with administrative experience in Ivy schools, a women’s university and a… Continue reading PVAMU President Dr. Ruth Simmons to deliver Rust College’s 152nd Commencement Address

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A Grandmother and Granddaughter Graduates Together from Chicago State University

CHICAGO, IL – This graduation season, a grandmother and granddaughter graduated together from Chicago State University on December 14. According to ABC 7 Chicago, Grandmother Belinda Berry, who is 62 years old, and granddaughter Karea Berry, who is 25 years old, waited nervously in the Raucous Jones Convention Center for their names to be called.… Continue reading A Grandmother and Granddaughter Graduates Together from Chicago State University

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GRAMMY Award-winning Gospel singer, Texas Southern alumna Yolanda Adams to deliver Winter Commencement Address

HOUSTON, TX – GRAMMY Award-winning Gospel singer, Yolanda Adams, will address graduates at Texas Southern University’s Winter Commencement on Saturday, December 16, 2017, at 9:30 p.m. in the Health and Physical Education Arena on campus. According to a press release by the university, Adams has claimed five GRAMMY Awards and a host of Stellar, Dove… Continue reading GRAMMY Award-winning Gospel singer, Texas Southern alumna Yolanda Adams to deliver Winter Commencement Address

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Dillard University’s President Dr. Walter M. Kimbrough to deliver Elizabeth City State University’s 165th Commencement Address

ELIZABETH CITY, NC – Elizabeth City State University’s 165th Fall Commencement will take place on Saturday, December 9, 2017, at 10 a.m. in the R.L. Vaughan Center. Dillard University’s president Dr. Water M. Kimbrough will deliver the keynote address. According to a press release by the university, Dr. Kimbrough is a native of Atlanta, Georgia.… Continue reading Dillard University’s President Dr. Walter M. Kimbrough to deliver Elizabeth City State University’s 165th Commencement Address