BALTIMORE — Morgan State University (MSU), in the assembly of University officials, faculty and its Board of Regents, will host its 143rd Spring Commencementexercises on Saturday, May 18, 2019 at W.A.C. Hughes Memorial Stadium. Morgan’s Spring 2019 commencement ceremony celebrates the culmination of baccalaureate degree candidacy for nearly 700 students spanning 46 undergraduate programs and courses of study.
Congressman Elijah E. Cummings will provide the keynote before those assembled for the graduation ceremony. The lone honorary degree conferred during Saturday’s Exercises will be bestowed on accomplished sports writer, journalist and Morgan alumnus William C. Rhoden (MSU Class of 1973).
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Eyon Bryant, Baltimore native and Intel Scholar, is receiving his bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering. He has served as the vice president of the National Society of Black Engineers and successfully earned internships at NASA, Harris Corporation, and Lockheed Martin. A youth minister, Eyon has received 10 career offers from top engineering companies.
Isaiah Weaver is a first-generation MSU and HBCU graduate earning a bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering. Fluent in the Persianized Hindustani language of Urdu, Isiah was the first Morganite to receive the Critical Language Scholarship, an intensive overseas language and cultural immersion program sponsored by the U.S. Department of State. He has even penned a written piece on venture capital featured on Huffington Post. Despite being challenged with homelessness throughout his matriculation, Isaiah’s perseverance knew no bounds. Following his graduation, he has accepted a position with NASA to work on the Orion Mission to the Moon (and eventually Mars).
Lamont Hill, who matriculated at Morgan in 1974 as a first-generation college student, stopped short of receiving his degree 45 years ago. This Saturday, more than forty years later, he is receiving his bachelor’s degree in Sociology at the age of 65. He is true testament that it is never too late to realize your dream.
Lucas Krusinki, a native of France, arrived at Morgan unable to speak English but determined to play tennis for the current men’s MEAC Tennis Champions. Upon earning his bachelor’s in Nutritional Science, Lucas has received two fully-funded offers for graduate school to pursue a doctorate in Food Science at Michigan State University.
Excellence is a core value at Morgan that’s personified by all degree recipients. Each year, a spotlight is cast on those exemplary students who command special recognition for their pristine scholarly achievement. Since entering Morgan four years ago, Kristina Kincaid has maintained an impressive and consistent 4.0 GPA. She graduates this Saturday with a degree in Social Work.
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Procession promptly begins at 9:20 a.m.
Commencement Exercises officially begin at 10:00 a.m.
· Morgan State University Class of 2019 Graduates
· Congressman Elijah E. Cummings
· William C. Rhoden
· Dr. David Wilson, President, Morgan State University
Parking: Commons Garage (University Student Center)