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.
Micah Holmes attributes his attendance at Morehouse Colleges to one special person—his aunt, the late Brenda Scott from Decatur, Georgia. Scott saw a certain something in her beloved nephew, and encouraged him to be a Morehouse Man.
John P. Bowers, now a mobile app user interface analyst at JP Morgan Chase & Co. in Dallas, became a global citizen at Morehouse College. On Dec. 13, he will participate in the online Commencement with the Class of 2020 on YouTube.After completing his degree in economics and political science, Next fall, he will attend the MBA program at Southern Methodist University Cox School of Business in Dallas. He also plans to pursue a juris doctorate.
In his junior year at Morehouse College, Tavis Thompson joined a handful of other Atlanta University Center scholars in creating CODEHOUSE, a student-produced program introducing Metro Atlanta area teens from low income schools to tech careers. Thompson continues to help expand the 2-year-old program, but he’s doing it now while he is advancing in his own career, across the country at Microsoft. On Dec. 13, he will graduate in Morehouse College's online Commencement.
Morehouse College plans to partially reopen its campus in January to accommodate up to 1,200 freshmen and upperclassmen and a limited number of faculty and staff members for the Spring 2021 Semester.
Peloton, the world’s leading interactive fitness platform, and GRAMMY® Award-winning global entertainer and entrepreneur, Beyoncé, are partnering with Morehouse College to promote healthy lifestyles by gifting students a complimentary two-year digital membership to online fitness classes rooted in the celebration of music.