POSTPONED - African American Graduation Celebration: Celebrating Culture, Academic Achievement and Student Success

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Date: April 25, 2020 View Recurrence Dates
Time: 2:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Location: The Jeanette Wheatley Grand Theatre
2501 Second Avenue
Detroit, MI 48201
Category: Special Event

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**THIS EVENT IS POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE**

The purpose of the African American Graduation Celebration (AAGC) is to provide an African-centered ceremony to recognize the accomplishments of the graduates, and the support received from family and friends. The African American Graduation Celebration provides a forum where excellence among students can be celebrated and achievements acknowledged.  It is not an alternative graduation, but rather a celebration of success. We strongly encourage your participation in the University Commencement to be held April 29-30, 2020, at Fox Theatre - please visit www.commencement.wayne.edu for more information.

Bridging the past with our present, the African American Graduation Celebration serves as a cultural rite of passage that recognizes and affirms all graduating students who have completed a rigorous course of study at WSU.  The African American Graduation Celebration is an African-centered ceremony that honors undergraduate, graduate and professional school students who have successfully completed their studies at Wayne State University.

Theme: “Celebrating Culture, Academic Achievement and Student Success” 

It is FREE to participate in the 2020 African American Graduation Celebration on Saturday, April 25, 2020 at 2:00 pm-7:00 pm at The Jeanette Wheatley Grand Theatre located at 2501 Second Avenue, Detroit, MI 48201. 

The Strolling Reception: 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Graduation Celebration: 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

*The African American Graduation Celebration (AAGC) is held once a year in the spring, usually the Saturday before the university's Commencement.  Those who graduated December 2019 and/or fulfilling their degree requirements in the Spring/Summer 2020 and December 2020 term may choose to attend this celebration. 

**The first 200 graduates that register, attend and participate in the African American Graduation Celebration will receive a free Kente Sash ($35 value), however, we do ask that you stay for the entire ceremony.**

ALL ARE WELCOME!

 

Sponsored by Office of Multicultural Student Engagement (OMSE), Office of Diversity & Inclusion, Office of Federal TRIO, Black Student Union (BSU), Department of African American Studies, Organization of Black Alumni (OBA) and the Alumni Association

Contact

MAXINE HUDGINS
313-577-5052
ab2684@wayne.edu

Cost

FREE

Occurring

Apr 25, 2020

Audience

Academic staff, Alumni, Community, Current students, Faculty, Parents, Staff