Historically black colleges and universities graduated hundreds of students during the commencement season. Below are highlights from ceremonies at Alabama A&M, Florida A&M, Jackson State, Southern, Tennessee State, Tuskegee, and Virginia State universities.
The Fall Commencement at North Carolina A&T State University took place on Saturday, December 8. An estimated 960 students were awarded degrees across many different disciplines.
In a close second, Jackson State University’s combined graduate and undergraduate ceremony on Friday, Dec. 7 had 874 graduates. Dr. William B. Bynum, JSU president, engaged the audience in his famous ‘God is good, all the time’ call and response. (Charles A. Smith/University Communications)
Alabama A&M University (AAMU) also held its fall commencement on the same day. Dr. Perry Ward, president of Lawson State Community College, gave the address to AAMU graduates.
More than 600 TSU graduates received degrees at the fall commencement ceremony. They included 22 members of the inaugural class of the TSU Executive MBA program.
At Southern University in Baton Rouge, 500 graduates received degrees and inspiration at the fall commencement. Graduates were bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees, as well as commissions to the U.S. Army and the U.S. Navy.
The Joint ROTC Commissioning Ceremony at Tuskegee University on Friday, Dec. 14 included ten students receiving military commissions –– three from the Navy ROTC, two from the Air Force ROTC and five from the Army ROTC.