UC Berkeley Black Graduates Bound for Success

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Over 75 Black students participated in the annual UC Berkeley Black Graduation on May 23, hosted by the Department of African American Studies.

With this year’s theme, “Black Graduations Matter,” the audience was filled with family and friends who cheered on graduates as they walked across the stage to receive their degrees.

Activist Rob “Biko” Baker gave the keynote speech, and Maliq Hunsberger was the department’s valedictorian. Peace and Love El Henson, of Oakland, received the Departmental Citation award.

Other notable 2015 graduates included: Jerlina Griffin-Desta, deputy to vice-chancellor of student services of the UC Office of the President (UCOP), who received her doctorate in Education; and WNBA bound student-athletes Brittany Boyd and Reshanda Gray, who both received their bachelor’s degrees.

With their college careers behind them, graduates are bound to achieve success in their respective fields.

Over 75 Black students participated in the annual UC Berkeley Black Graduation on May 23, hosted by the Department of African American Studies.

With this year’s theme, “Black Graduations Matter,” the audience was filled with family and friends who cheered on graduates as they walked across the stage to receive their degrees.

Activist Rob “Biko” Baker gave the keynote speech, and Maliq Hunsberger was the department’s valedictorian. Peace and Love El Henson, of Oakland, received the Departmental Citation award.

Other notable 2015 graduates included: Jerlina Griffin-Desta, deputy to vice-chancellor of student services of the UC Office of the President (UCOP), who received her doctorate in Education; and WNBA bound student-athletes Brittany Boyd and Reshanda Gray, who both received their bachelor’s degrees.

With their college careers behind them, graduates are bound to achieve success in their respective fields.

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