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Morehouse College will celebrate its 136th annual Commencement exercises at 10 a.m. on Sunday, Dec. 13, 2020, in a virtual ceremony that will feature the presentation of degrees to more than 400 scholars and a keynote address by business icon and philanthropist Kenneth I. Chenault, chairman and managing director of the venture capital firm General Catalyst and the former chairman and chief executive officer of American Express.
Jameson Floyd aimed high at Morehouse and graduated Sunday with his bachelor of science degree in physics, magna cum laude. He plans to earn both a medical degree and doctorate someday, and since last August has had an Intramural Research Training Award fellowship with the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in Bethesda, Maryland. Floyd’s two-year fellowship involves working with the National Human Genome Research Institute on health disparities with sickle cell disease.
It was up to him to Golden Daka take his future in his own hands. Daka had a one-way ticket to Atlanta and no way to pay for his full tuition. But he knew that classes were starting soon. And he was determined to graduate as a Morehouse Man. On Sunday, Dec. 13, Daka did just that—graduating as class valedictorian with a degree in psychology.
Dacavien Reeves graduated on Sunday with the Class of 2020. All that he wants to do now is bear hug the kind stranger who paid his bill in full. His anonymous benefactor invested more money in him than anyone ever has—as much as $100,000 for four years of tuition at Morehouse plus expenses. And the donor gave without ever meeting or talking to Reeves or asking for anything in return. Reeves is now an asset and wealth management analyst at JPMorgan Chase & Co.
Jair Hilburn served as editor-in-chief of The Maroon Tiger for the last two years of his college career, but he didn’t attend Morehouse to study journalism. He had decided on a major in international relations early on, but had been interested in journalism since high school. On Sunday, Dec. 13 Kidd-Weeks, who completed his academic requirements in June, will join the Class of 2020 in Morehouse College’s online Commencement. He is looking forward to starting a promising career as a journalist.
Cornelius Ray, the senior class president, is searching for his new path, in management or education possibly. And after four of lessons on leadership and perseverance at Morehouse, he knows that he will figure out what that new dream is, and how to make it a reality. Today, he joined the Class of 2020 in Morehouse College’s online Commencement and is looking forward to his next phase of life.
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On Sunday, Dec. 13 Arion Kidd-Weeks, who completed his academic requirements in June, will join the Class of 2020 in Morehouse College’s online Commencement. The Morehouse scholar has launched a stellar career as a young filmmaker. He is developing a series for television and says he has an A-list of former clients, including Warner, BET, Lil Baby, Russ, Cuco, Rick Ross, and Gunna.
On Dec. 13, Nikita A. Pope will graduate cum laude with a degree in sociology. And this spring, the 29-year-old will begin a graduate program in journalism at Marshall University. At Morehouse, Pope wrote op-eds for The Maroon Tiger and spoke at the Bayard Rustin Crown Forum.
On Dec. 13, Donovan Polk will graduate with the Class of 2020 in the online Commencement, which will be featured on YouTube. Polk is currently pursuing a Master of Music degree in Wind Conducting (which encompasses all band instruments) and obtaining teaching licensure at the University of New Mexico, where he holds a graduate assistantship.
During his years at Morehouse, Grant Bennett rewarded the mentors who’d placed their faith in him. He played three years on the Maroon Tigers baseball team, and was leading the conference in home runs before the season ended early. He became a Ronald E. McNair Post Baccalaureate Scholar, was presented with the Andrew Young Center for Global Leadership Social Justice and Leadership Innovation Award, and was named a Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation Scholar.
Jared Bryson has gone from attaining summa cum laude status in the Morehouse Class of 2020 to Columbia University, where he’s an HBCU Fellow working on-site for a master’s degree in applied analytics. Bryson, who earned his bachelor’s degree with a double major in economics and Chinese, describes applied analytics as “looking at data and using it to make business decisions with broad applications.” On Dec. 13, Bryson will join the Class of 2020 for online Commencement.
On Dec. 13, Huiet V. Joseph IV will formally graduate from Morehouse, after earning a 3.99 GPA and a chemistry degree. He will participate in the online Commencement as salutatorian of the Class of 2020 with his new circle of friends who know him by his name, his sense of humor—and his many accomplishments.
On Dec. 13, Kareem Moore, who earned his bachelor’s degree in business administration, will graduate with the Class of 2020 in the online Morehouse College Commencement. For Moore, the celebration will be a testament to his focus on the future and to his amazing academic feat. He kept his promise to his parents, even after switching majors junior year.