Tag: Graduation

Wilberforce University

Wilberforce University, Nation’s Oldest HBCU, Surprises Graduates by Forgiving Student Loan Debt During Graduation Ceremony

A total of 166 graduates of Wilberforce University got the graduation gift of a lifetime earlier this week. During the school’s graduation ceremony, University President Elfred Anthony Pinkard announced that the school would be forgiving all student loan debt owed by the graduates. Minyvonne Burke of NBC News reported that…

Morehouse

Morehouse Commencement Speaker Robert F. Smith to Pay Off Student Loans of 2019 Grads

Morehouse College’s Class of 2019 received an extraordinary surprise on Sunday morning that will positively affect their future. During graduation exercises at the all-male historically Black college located in Atlanta, billionaire technology investor and philanthropist Robert F. Smith, who received an honorary doctorate, told the almost 400 graduates that he’s…

Archived: Graduating While Black: Students Manhandled on Stage at University of Florida Commencement Ceremony

During the University of Florida’s (UF) commencement ceremony, a white university graduation marshal decided to stop Black students from celebrating their diplomas with “strolling.” He physically forced them off stage. At the pinnacle of their college careers, Black graduates were reminded that racism exists at the university. “Strolling” is a…