Contributor Larry Walker provides tips on how students should handle breaking the news to anxious family members that they will not get their degree due to not meeting graduation requirements.
From executives to political figures, these Spring 2016 HBCU commencement speakers are internationally recognized, leaders. Take a look at the sample of this year’s lineup.
Bethune-Cookman University (B-CU) graduated hundreds of students on Wednesday, May 13, 2015. Two of those graduates, Tangela Major-Finley and Eboni Finley, are closer than most. Tangela and Eboni are mother and daughter who will experience this milestone in life together. Tangela, the mother, is a liberal studies major and has a full-time job as a referral […]
North Carolina Central University (NCCU) announced today that U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan will deliver the keynote address to graduates during the 125th Baccalaureate Ceremony at 8 a.m., Saturday, May 9, 2015, in O’Kelly-Riddick Stadium on the campus. Secretary Duncan, the ninth U.S. secretary of education, was confirmed by the U.S. Senate in 2009 […]
Sometimes graduation is so close it feels far away—it can even feel like mission impossible. That’s the moment when you have to fight the hardest. Being a graduating senior is harder than I thought it would be. My family keeps asking what’s next, while I’m just trying to make sure I walk across the stage. […]
ABC News anchor and chief correspondent Byron Pitts challenged Jackson State University graduates during JSU’s undergraduate commencement ceremony May 3 to use their diplomas as an opportunity to change the world. “If your dreams only include you, then your dreams aren’t big enough,” he told the crowd at the Mississippi Veterans Memorial Stadium. “I encourage you […]
College graduation rates offer valuable information for the prospective student. They indicate how many students enrolled at a particular college actually graduate from that college. While low college graduation rates aren’t necessarily a negative sign, students often want to surround themselves with like-minded individuals who are dedicated to obtaining a degree from their chosen school. […]