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The 154th Commencement ceremony will be held on Saturday, May 7 at 10:00 a.m. on the Upper Quadrangle of main campus. We look forward to seeing you there! Livestreamed ceremonies for individual schools and colleges will begin streaming on the Commencement website beginning on May 4th.Commencement 2022 Ceremonies Livestream
David Edgerton III is a graduating senior majoring in Political Science with a minor in Strategic Legal Management Communications. In April 2021, Edgerton was selected from a pool of 845 applications from 328 institutions to be a Harry S. Truman scholar. He also serves as a civic engagement coordinator for the Howard University Student Association and as president of the Howard University Speech and Debate Team. He was named a Global Scholar and elected student council representative for the Council on International Education Exchange during his time abroad in Spain, Italy and England.Edgerton is an aspiring civil rights attorney who will attend the Howard University School of Law. He has dedicated his life to service and community action. An aspiring multi-vocational change agent, he believes that it is our duty as a nation to build up every child from every background.
Dr. Ginette Okoye is a professor of dermatology and chair of the dermatology department at Howard University College of Medicine. She earned her Doctor of Medicine from Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons and completed her residency at Yale University, where she served as chief resident.
Clinically and in her research, Dr. Okoye’s area of expertise is in treating skin disorders that disproportionately affect people of color. She has been recognized by the American Academy of Dermatology (AAD) with a Presidential Citation and a Volunteerism Award. In March 2021, the AAD named Dr. Okoye a Patient Care Hero for her work in establishing community testing sites in underserved communities. Dr. Okoye and her team also launched the employee testing program at Howard University.
Excellence in Truth and Service is reflected in all that we do.
On Monday, January 31, Howard University students joined award-winning author Nikole Hannah-Jones for a candid discussion about her new top-selling book, “The 1619 Project: A New Origin Story.” Hannah-Jones, the new Knight Chair in Race and Journalism and founder of the Center for Journalism and Democracy, also shared her goals as she begins teaching students at the renowned HBCU.
Howard is a very culturally rich and diverse University and our students not only come from all over the country, but all over the world. However, even through that diversity, there is an undeniable culture that grounds us and connects us, showing us that while we may all be different, that is where our strength lies.”
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