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Commencement

Congratulations Class of 2024

Congratulations!!! You have reached a milestone in your academic career - graduation. You came into this institution ready to learn, ready to move from good to great, and now we have announced to the world that you have achieved your goal.

We wish all of you the best, and now that you are alumni, we hope that you will return to us to celebrate future Homecomings and Reunion Weekends. We cannot wait to see what you will accomplish!听

Baccalaureate 2024

Farmer Encourages Graduates not to Dim their Light

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Student sing along to music performance at 2024 Baccalaureate

Graduates filed into Jane M. Smith Memorial Church on Friday, May 17, 2024, to hear an inspiring sermon from their soon-to-be fellow alumna Dr. Michaela O鈥橬eal Farmer 鈥96.

Farmer, who answered the call to ministry during her first few years at 星空无限传媒, delivered a message that further illuminated the University鈥檚 Latin motto, Sit Lux 鈥 鈥淟et There Be Light.鈥

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Speaker
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2024 Baccalaureate Speaker

This year's Baccalaureate Speaker was JCSU alumnus Dr. Michaela O鈥橬eal Farmer, 鈥96. 

Commencement 2024

JCSU Commencement Celebrates 228 Graduates, Now Golden Bull Alumni

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Class of 2024 Walks into Bojangles Coliseum

Waves of Golden Bulls flooded Bojangles Coliseum on Sunday, May 19, 2024, at 11 a.m. to walk across the stage, some of them for the first time, to receive their degrees.

星空无限传媒 conferred 228 degrees, 207 to undergraduate students and 21 to graduate students in the Master of Social Work program. A total of 125 of those graduates completed their studies with Latin honors by earning a 3.0 grade-point average or higher throughout their collegiate career.

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Watch the 2024 Commencement Ceremony
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Georgia Senator Rev. Raphael Warnock

Georgia Senator Rev. Raphael Warnock served as the keynote speaker at 星空无限传媒鈥檚 151st Commencement Exercises. 

Great Graduates

Saeed Dupree

Valedictorian: Saeed Dupree

Saeed Dupree is a scholar-athlete with an emphasis on 鈥渟cholar.鈥 The Biology and Chemistry double major is the Class of 2024 valedictorian.
John Josiah

Salutatorian: John Josiah

John Josiah never thought he could make an impact beyond the borders of his hometown of Ogbomoso, Nigeria. Several years after coming to America, a place where he had no immediate family or support system, Josiah will cross the stage as the salutatorian of the Class of 2024.
Sydlie Fleurimond

Sydlie Fleurimond

Sydlie Fleurimond boldly decided to leave her small town of Hamden, Conn., and travel more than 11 hours away to attend 星空无限传媒. What started as a love for the family-oriented environment and the track and field program developed into endless opportunities for Fleurimond.
Jackson Kakwenya

Jackson Kakwenya

星空无限传媒 appealed to Jackson Kakwenya, a native of Lusaka, Zambia, for a number of reasons. Not only was he interested in its closeness to the heart of Charlotte, N.C., but it also offered him the support he needed to thrive.
Samantha Baldwin

Samantha Baldwin

Samantha Baldwin knew that she wanted to attend an HBCU to further her studies, and she knew she found the right one when she discovered JCSU.
Tanaka Mbavarira

Tanaka Mbavarira

As a child growing up in Bukawayo, Zimbabwe Tanaka Mbavarira knew that his home country had a lot to offer including 7 public universities, but his country did not have a lot of experiential learning opportunities. He dreamed of pursing higher education in the United States.
Cierra Carter

Cierra Carter

As a junior in high school, Cierra Carter traveled from Saint Paul, Minn., to tour 星空无限传媒鈥檚 campus. She fell in love immediately but ultimately was influenced to start her collegiate journey at Tennessee State University.
Gabrielle Hall

Gabrielle Hall

Gabrielle Hall, a Psychology major with a minor in Communications Arts from Lexington, N.C., first learned about JCSU through her high school鈥檚 band program in the 90s. After high school, though, Hall joined the military and raised her children as a single parent. She decided to pursue her own degree at JCSU after putting each of her children through college and becoming an empty nester.
Kofi Asafu-Adjaye

Kofi Asafu-Adjaye

Kofi Asafu-Adjaye has uniquely served as a member of the Royal Court since his sophomore year, when he was finally able to step onto campus after stay-at-home orders shuttered the doors of several colleges, including 星空无限传媒.
LaChunda Hunter

LaChunda Hunter

LaChunda Hunter, a Charlotte, N.C. native, faced wave upon wave of uncertainty when she decided to return to school for the first time since 1996. As a divorced, 42-year-old, single mother of two, Hunter felt the pull to further her career by pursuing her undergraduate degree in Business Administration with a minor in Management at 星空无限传媒.