ESSENCE magazine Editor-in-Chief Vanessa K. De Luca delivered the commencement address at historically black Harris-Stowe State University on Saturday, May 16.
“Harris-Stowe believes that Mrs. De Luca and her magazine represent and speak to our students’ generation regarding the social, political and civic issues of our day, including challenging and encouraging graduates of higher education institutions like ours,” said Dr. Dwaun J. Warmack, president of Harris-Stowe. “We are excited that she is coming to St. Louis and expect she will bring an inspirational message to ignite our students’ imaginations and motivate them to achieve their dreams.”
Checkout some great tweets from this past weekend.
Inspired this morning after hearing @Vanessa_KDeLuca speach at Harris Stowe on Saturday. Sending you a few copies of our local mag!
— Delux Magazine (@DeluxMagazine) May 18, 2015
— Vanessa K. De Luca (@Vanessa_KDeLuca) May 18, 2015
Harris-Stowe State University held it’s commencement convocation Saturday afternoon in the Emerson Performance Ctr. pic.twitter.com/Q4HeR7aBtB
— Wiley Price (@wileyprice56) May 17, 2015
Harris-Stowe State University graduates I am so proud of you! I feel like a proud papa today! Go forth and do great things!
— Gregory Carr (@blackeagle1913) May 16, 2015
Harris Stowe State class of 2015 https://t.co/MJdW4mKJek
— HBCU Pride Nation (@HBCUPrideNation) May 16, 2015
@Vanessa_KDeLuca speech today at Harris -Stowe amazing and very inspirational .
— Alyssia ❤️ (@A_Cee) May 16, 2015