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“Pro Christo et Humanitate” J. S. Dorton Arena Raleigh, North Carolina Saturday, the Tenth Day of May Two Thousand Fourteen Eleven o’clock in the Morning


Commencement Ceremony Decorum and Courtesy

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elcome to the 2014 Commencement of The Shaw University. The pageantry of today’s ceremony is the pinnacle and recognition of years of study, preparation and achievement of our graduates. We hope you will find these ceremonies both meaningful and impressive. They reflect the efforts of all members of the Shaw University family - faculty, staff, students, families and friends. The University solicits your cooperation in helping to sustain the dignity and solemnity of this happy occasion. We respectfully request that you refrain from engaging in conversation as well as moving about while the Commencement Exercise is in progress. Once the exercises have begun, only members of the authorized working press, authorized photographers, and staff are permitted on the floor. Individuals wishing to take photographs may do so following the exercises. We ask that all guests turn off their cellular telephones. Commencement begins with the academic procession of students, faculty, members of the Board of Trustees, the President’s Cabinet and platform guests. The final person to enter the Arena is the President of the University who is escorted by an honor guard. The audience is asked to rise as the procession enters the Arena and remain standing until the platform party has taken its place, the Invocation has been given and the Hymns have been sung. The President will close the ceremonies with a farewell statement. The audience is asked to rise and remain standing for the singing of the Alma Mater and the benediction. The audience is asked to take their seats and remain seated for the retrieval of the colors and the recessional of the platform party. The ceremonies are then concluded. Thank You.

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Symbols of Authority‌ Office of the President THE CEREMONIAL ACADEMIC MACE

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he ceremonial Academic Mace appeared in European universities during the fourteenth century, and represented the amalgamation of two much older staff-like devices of similar length and shape. These were the regal scepter and the medieval battle mace. Kings throughout history have carried scepters in insignia of the lawful authority of just rulers. Medieval princes first used the battle mace as an effective hand weapon in combat. In the fourteenth century, the royal scepter and the battle mace were combined to produce the ceremonial academic mace. It was carried before royalty, mayors of cities and chief officers of the medieval universities. Today, the mace is used on ceremonial occasions in the life of the university. In commencement exercises, the mace specifically indicates the authority of the university president to award degrees. The Chief Marshal who immediately precedes the presidential party in the ceremonial procession most often carries it. The Shaw University Mace consists of a twenty-four inch base of hard cherry and applied dark finish. The large flat ends of the upper mace have been fitted with banks of fine sterling silver. Over this is an open work design with several solid areas, which are decorated with garnets, long regarded as the stone of compassion and peace of mind. This stone also reflects one of the University’s colors and the other color is white. The mace design is inspired, in part, by the burning torch depicted in the University’s crest. Dr. Gaddis J. Faulcon, Acting President has been handed the University Mace, designed, and executed in 1988 by the noted Shaw University artist and former Associate Professor Minnie McMillan.

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Academic Regalia

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he caps and gowns worn by those in the procession are of ancient origin and have been the traditional costume of the scholar since the Medieval Period. Today’s modern academic costume in the United States is based upon an intercollegiate code established in 1895. The costume code regulated the cut, style and materials of gowns as well as the specification of different colors for different disciplines. These early agreements have been revised periodically to cover standardization of the cap, the gown, and the hood. The distinctions set up by the Intercollegiate Code are simple. Each degree has its own distinctive gown and hood. The gown, commonly black, differs in sleeves and trimming according to level of degree. The bachelor’s gown is relatively simple in design. It is full cut, falling in a straight line from an elaborate yoke with long pointed sleeves as its distinction. The master’s gown is similar to the bachelor’s except for its peculiar arrangement of the oblong sleeves, which terminate in square ends at the wearer’s knees. The wearer’s arms emerge through slits in the sleeves made at the elbows. The doctoral gown, full and flowing, is distinguished by velvet panels down the front and around the neck and by three bars of velvet on the voluminous bell-shaped sleeves. The velvet is usually black, or it may be a color designating the field of study, for example, dark blue for philosophy. The academic cap was a later development. It was conferred as a symbol of the Master of Arts degree. Some of these master’s caps were stiff, some soft, some square, and some round with a tuft in the center. Today’s tassel is an elaboration of the tuft. Although round caps are still used at some universities, Oxford University’s mortar board style is more common. The most distinguishing feature of academic attire is the hood, which was originally a practical element of dress, but which evolved into a separate and purely ornamental article draped over the shoulder and down the back. The length of the hood and the width of its velvet designate the level of the degree. The color of the velvet edging on the hood specifies the wearer’s field of learning.

These colors include: Agriculture—Maize Arts, Letters, Humanities—White Commerce, Accountancy, Business—Drab Dentistry—Lilac Economics—Copper Education—Light Blue Engineering—Orange Fine Arts, including Architecture—Brown Forestry—Russet Human Ecology—Maroon Journalism—Crimson Law—Purple Library Science—Lemon Medicine—Green

Music—Pink Nursing—Apricot Oratory (Speech)—Silver Gray Pharmacy—Olive Green Philosophy—Dark Blue Physical Education—Sage Green Public Administration, including Foreign Service—Peacock Blue Public Health—Salmon Pink Science—Golden Yellow Social Work (Social Science)—Citron Theology—Scarlet Veterinary Science—Gray

Colors of the silk lining in the center of the hood are those of the college or university that conferred the degree. The tassel may be either black or the color of the field of learning. The tassel of the doctor’s cap may be gold. SHAW UNIVERSITY | 4


COMMENCEMENT SPEAKER Madam Gloria Bongi Ngema-Zuma First Lady of the Republic of South Africa

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loria Bongi Ngema-Zuma was born in Durban, and became First Lady of the Republic of South Africa when her husband, the Honorable Jacob Zuma, became the fourth president of the Republic in May 2009. As First Lady, she actively participates in a number of programs that support presidential community development objectives, especially in the area of primary healthcare. Her aim is to engage stakeholders around issues that are of importance to her, the President and the people of South Africa, and the world. One such issue is her work on diabetes. Madam Zuma founded The Bongi Ngema-Zuma Foundation in 2010 and, since then, has been working tirelessly to raise awareness of diabetes and other non-communicable diseases. It is her passion to ensure that no one suffers unnecessarily or dies because they are unaware of the fact that they have diabetes or because they are not receiving appropriate treatment for the condition. She founded the initiative in memory of her mother, who lived with diabetes for three decades. Her mother’s commitment to leading a normal and active life has made Madam Ngema determined to ensure that everyone living with the condition should have the same quality of life. On a broader social level, it is also her aim to promote the empowerment of women and children, rural development and education in her beloved South Africa. Prior to becoming First Lady, Madam Ngema-Zuma held various positions in companies such as Deloitte, IBM, and Standard Chartered and Merchant Bank (SCMB). Her working experience spans such areas as marketing management, communications, client relationship management, business partner management and investment consulting. She holds a Bachelor of Business Administration Degree from the Graduate School of Marketing; an IMM Diploma in Marketing Communications from the Institute of Marketing Management; a Marketing Degree from ICM of the UK; and Certifications in Public Relations and Sales Management from Damelin College. Madam Ngema-Zuma has received many accolades for her work, and is a member of a number of organizations and world-wide networks. These include the International Diabetes Federation (IDF), the Africa Heritage Society and the Institute of Marketing Management (IMM), to list a few. She and President Zuma are the proud parents of one son.

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CITATION…Doctor of Humane Letters Gloria Bongi Ngema-Zuma

Reader: Dr. H. Donell Lewis | Presenter: Dr. Lorenzo Williams

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ister President: Madam Gloria Bongi Ngema-Zuma’s life has been dedicated service to her country and the global population, especially in the field of healthcare. She has shared her talents unceasingly with the people of South Africa and improved lives throughout her country. Gloria Bongi Ngema-Zuma was born in Durban, South Africa and became First Lady of the Republic of South Africa when her husband, the Honorable Jacob Zuma, became the fourth president of the Republic in May 2009. As First Lady, she actively participates in a number of programs that support presidential community development objectives, especially in the area of primary healthcare. Her aim is to engage stakeholders around issues that are of importance to her, the President and the people of South Africa, and the world. One such issue is her work on diabetes. Madam Zuma founded The Bongi Ngema-Zuma Foundation in 2010 and, since then, has been working tirelessly to raise awareness of diabetes and other non-communicable diseases. It is her passion to ensure that no one suffers unnecessarily or dies because they are unaware of the fact that they have diabetes or because they are not receiving appropriate treatment for the condition. She founded the initiative in memory of her mother, who lived with diabetes for three decades. Her mother’s commitment to leading a normal and active life has made Madam Ngema determined to ensure that everyone living with the condition should have the same quality of life. On a broader social level, it is also her aim to promote the empowerment of women and children, rural development and education in her beloved South Africa. Prior to becoming First Lady, Madam Ngema-Zuma held various positions in companies such as Deloitte, IBM; and Standard Chartered and Merchant Bank (SCMB). Her working experience spans such areas as marketing management, communications, client relationship management, business partner management and investment consulting. She holds a Bachelor of Business Administration Degree from the Graduate School of Marketing; an IMM Diploma in Marketing Communications from the Institute of Marketing Management; a Marketing Degree from ICM of the UK; and Certifications in Public Relations and Sales Management from Damelin College. Madam Ngema-Zuma has received many accolades for her work, and is a member of a number of organizations and world-wide networks. These include the International Diabetes Federation (IDF), the Africa Heritage Society and the Institute of Marketing Management (IMM), to list a few. Mister President, for the above reasons and many others, I am pleased to present to you Madam Gloria Bongi Ngema-Zuma, healthcare trailblazer, visionary and global leader, to receive at your hand the degree of Doctor of Humane Letters, Honoris Causa. Done by order of this Administration on this tenth day of May in the year of our Lord two thousand and fourteen. Gaddis J. Faulcon | Acting President Joseph N. Bell, Jr. | Chairman of the Board SHAW UNIVERSITY | 6


Shaw University Alumni Oath of Allegiance

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hereby solemnly pledge perpetual allegiance to Alma Mater in appreciation for the opportunities for development afforded me as a student at Shaw University. I will sustain my interest in Shaw and will affiliate with the Alumni Chapter nearest me. I will, on a regular basis, support the University by participating in Alumni Chapter activities and, as my financial circumstances permit, send financial support to Alma Mater. Through involvement with fellow alumni, I shall do my best to countenance the ideals and traditions of Alma Mater. I pledge as a citizen to portray the standards thus implied, performing positive service to community, state and nation, and so to live as ever to bring honor and adoration to Alma Mater.

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Shaw University Board of Trustees Dr. Joseph N. Bell, Jr. (Chair)

Dr. Carolyn Ennis

Dr. Howard W. Parker

Dr. Lorenzo Williams (Vice Chair)

Attorney Willie E. Gary

Mr. James Shaw (NAA President)

Dr. H. Donell Lewis (Secretary)

Dr. Haywood Gray

Dr. Ol’Bunmi Peters

Dr. David C. Forbes (Parliamentarian)

Rev. Linda Inman

Dr. James Thornton

Dr. Sherri L. Arnold-Graham

Dr. Dallas Joseph

Dr. David Walker

Mr. Randolph Bazemore

Dr. John Kester

Dr. Ida Silver Wiggins

Mr. Thomas F. Darden

Dr. Wilson Lacy

Mr. Sean Woodroffe

Mr. Brandon Moyer (SGA President)

Dr. John H. Lucas

Dr. George C. Debnam

Mr. Bobby Sanders (Faculty)

TRUSTEES EMERITI

DIGNITARIES

Dr. Stanley Alexander

Dr. Evander Holyfield

Dr. Thomas J. Boyd

Dr. Don King

Dr. Geneva B. Chavis Bishop Melvin Clarke Dr. Chancy R. Edwards Dr. W. B. Lewis

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Chief Administrative Officers Dr. Gaddis J. Faulcon Acting President Dr. Marilyn Sutton-Haywood Vice President for Academic Affairs Dr. Alfonza Carter Vice President for Administrative Services Dr. Jeffrey A. Smith Vice President for Student Affairs Dr. Tashni Dubroy Special Assistant to the President for Process Optimization Ms. Tendai Johnson Special Assistant to the President for Grants Management and Support Title III/Sponsored Programs Mr. Christopher L. Hinton Interim Chief Financial Officer Dr. Cecil McManus Director of Strategic Planning, Institutional Research and Effectiveness

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Order of Exercise Dr. Gaddis J. Faulcon, Acting President ~ Presiding Academic Processional............................................................................................... Pomp and Circumstance Edward Elgar Shaw University Band Mr. Charles V. Brown, Director Invocation.................................................................................................................Chaplain April Rhinehardt University Chaplain Hymns

The Star Spangled Banner Frances Scott Key

O! say, can you see, by the dawn’s early light, What so proudly we hailed at the twilight’s last gleaming, Whose broad stripes and bright stars, Thru the perilous fight, O’er the ramparts we watched,

Were so gallantly streaming? And the rockets’ red glare, the bombs bursting in air, Gave proof through the night that our flag was still there O! say, does that star-spangled banner yet wave O’er the land of the free and the home of the brave.

“Lift Ev’ry Voice and Sing” James Weldon Johnson and J. Rosamund Johnson Lift every voice and sing, Stony the road we trod, Till earth and heaven ring, Bitter the chastening rod, Ring with the harmonies of Liberty; Felt in the day when hope unborn had died; Let our rejoicing rise Yet with a steady beat, High as the listening skies, Have not our weary feet Let it resound loud as the rolling sea Come to the place for which our fathers sighed? Sing a song full of the faith that the dark past We have come over a way that with tears has brought us, of the slaughtered, Sing a song full of the hope that the present Out from the gloomy past, has brought us, Till now we stand at last Facing the rising sun of our new day begun Where the white gleam of our bright star is cast, Let us march on till victory is won.

God of our weary years, God of our silent tears, Thou who has brought us thus far on the way; Thou who has by thy might, Keep us forever in the path, we pray. Lest our feet stray from the places Our God where we met Thee Lest our hearts drunk with the wine Of the world, we forget Thee; Shadowed beneath Thy hand May we forever stand, True to our God, True to our Native Land

Greetings.......................................................................................................................... Dr. Joseph N. Bell, Jr. Chairman, Shaw University Board of Trustees Conferring of Honorary Degree....................................................................................... Dr. Gaddis J. Faulcon Gloria Bongi Ngema-Zuma....................................................................................Reader: Dr. H. Donell Lewis Presenter: Dr. Lorenzo Williams Presentation of Speaker.................................................................................................. Dr. Gaddis J. Faulcon Musical Selection............................................................................................................. “My God is so High” Arranged by Moses Hogan The Shaw University Choir Mrs. Tiffani Bennett-Cornelous, Soprano Dr. Loñieta T. Cornwall, Director

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Order of Exercise Commencement Address........................................................................... Madam Gloria Bongi Ngema-Zuma First Lady of the Republic of South Africa Music.......................................................................................................................... “Overture from Nabucco” Giuseppe Verdi The Shaw University Band Mr. Charles V. Brown, Director *Conferring Of Degrees..............................................................................................Dr. Renata H. Dusenbury Interim Associate Vice President of Academic Affairs Dean, College of Arts and Sciences Undergraduate Degrees College of Arts & Sciences................................................................... Dr. Renata H. Dusenbury, Dean College of Graduate and Professional Studies .............................. Dr. Pamela F. Denning, Acting Dean Presentation Of Commissioned Army ROTC Officer................................................................. LTC Robert Zanca 2LT Rodney Anderson, Jr. Professor of Military Science 2LT Dominique Lewis LTC Jayson L. Allen Professor of Aero Space Studies Graduate Degrees The Shaw University Divinity School.............................................................Dr. Bruce T. Grady, Dean Challenge To The Graduates................................................................................................Miss Athena Curry Senior Class President, Class 2014 Induction Into The National Alumni Association.............................................................. Mr. James L. Shaw President, National Alumni Association President’s Farewell Statement To The Graduates................................................................ Dr. Gaddis J. Faulcon Alma Mater

Shaw University Alma Mater

Hail, Dear Old Shaw U, Thy sons revere they name, Long shall thy works be proud, Undimmed thy fame, Time shall thy praises sing; Glory repay thy tears, And loud thy praises ring, Thru’ all the years.

Noble thy hallways Noble thy grassy plains, Nobler the hearts of men Where thou dost reign All we who love thy name, Stout hearts that shall not fail, All rise and loud proclaim, Alma Mater, Hail!

Benediction................................................................................................................. Chaplain April Rhinehart Retiring Of Colors..........................................................................................................Color Guard ROTC Unit Recessional.................................................................................................................. Pomp and Circumstance Edward Elgar Shaw University Band Mr. Charles V. Brown, Director *Applause is the most appropriate method of conveying congratulations as your graduate’s name is called. Other methods may keep your neighbors from hearing their graduate’s name. As a courtesy to the graduates and families being recognized today, we ask that you remain in your seat until all graduates have crossed the platform. Pleases silence any cell phones, pagers, or electronic devices, and refrain from talking during the ceremonies. Thank you for joining the faculty, staff, administration, and student body in honoring our graduates. SHAW UNIVERSITY | 14


College of Arts and Sciences CANDIDATES for DEGREES BACHELOR OF ARTS English Shaye Tonie-Ann Walton Alexandria, Summa Cum Laude Sashane Tameika Watson St. Catherine, Magna Cum Laude Liberal Studies Robert Lee Chapman III Raleigh, NC

Danielle Nicole Green ** Portsmouth, VA Summa Cum Laude

Anthony Oliver Francis East Orange, NJ Cum Laude

Ariel Nicole Hatcher Monroe, MI

Solomon Jamar Hughes Winston-Salem, NC Cum Laude

Tateona Lachelle Henderson Roanoke, VA DeAngela Michelle McDougald Raleigh, NC Victoria Melmar Mitchell ** Brockton, MA Andre Passos Monti Valley Village, CA Magna Cum Laude

Maggie Michelle Tanner ** Garner, NC

Quinshon L. Odom Lakeland, FL Cum Laude

Mass Communications

Jaquan Lamonte Saleem ** Monroe, NC

William Lee Askew Suffolk, VA Antonae Monique Brown Washington, DC David Lamont Carter Brooklyn, NY Matthew Alonzo Coleman Durham, NC Justin Welton Collins * Temple Hills, MD Athena Marie Curry Charlotte, NC Arnette Layraye Davis ** Charlotte, NC Porshae Bianca Davis Raleigh, NC 15 | COMMENCEMENT 2014

Dshanna Adranette Scruggs ** Raleigh, NC Shakia Nashon Stubbs Upper Marlboro, MD Pierre’ Armond Taybron ** Raleigh, NC Khloe Alexandra Washington Upper Marlboro, MD Garnard Xavier Wiggins II Raleigh, NC Political Science Daniela Archibold Bogota, Cundinamarca Summa Cum Laude Darius Kwmane Berry Louisville, KY Cum Laude

Derrick S. Hunter East Orange, NJ Cum Laude Lamar Jacques James Raleigh, NC Daquan L. Lightfoot Washington, DC Kimberly Grewniver Martin Raleigh, NC Cum Laude Arthur Jequarn Mckoy Elizabethtown, NC James Anthony Parker Jr. * Huntsville, AL Nathan Lee Weeks Delmar, MD Robert Denzel Williford Detroit, MI Psychology Darian Stanley Brown Highland Springs, VA Chalandra Renee Carter ** Washington, DC Kenyahta Marie Johnson Raleigh, NC Dominique Shantel Lewis Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD Summa Cum Laude Irwin Mckoy Monroe, NC


College of Arts and Sciences Michelle Ashleigh Oliver Hopkins, SC Summa Cum Laude Carlyle Whitney Outerbridge Charlotte, NC Tierra Elizabeth Owens Charlotte, NC Brandon Dominique Richburg Columbia, MD Ralynne C. Simpson Oxon Hill, MD Albert Lee Smith Cary, NC Breonca Latia Smith Washington, DC Cum Laude Janay Cree Sweatt ** Norfolk, VA Tyrell J. Vines Accokeek, MD Cum Laude Trenda Woolridge Wright Raleigh, NC

Religion & Philosophy AnTori DeVara Brown Nathalie, VA Cum Laude Joslin Domonique McCoy Raleigh, NC Mary Jo Parker Bessemer City, NC Cum Laude Wallace Cherry Durham, NC Magna Cum Laude Sylvia Florence Davis Durham, NC Cum Laude

Niki Jimmell Wright Durham, NC Summa Cum Laude Sociology:Criminal Justice Surita Bowers Garner, NC Cum Laude Tyrone Craig Charlotte, NC Jeremy Rontrell DeVaughn * LaGrange, NC Cum Laude

Dorothy Marie Evans ** Durham, NC Magna Cum Laude

Colby Sheree Dixon Raleigh, NC

Ronea Antonio Gilmore Wake Forest, NC Yvonne Wilcher Head Durham, NC Summa Cum Laude

Sociology:Criminal Justice

Oveida Anne Lunsford Roxboro, NC

Travis DeVon Benjamin Washington, DC

Donald Anthony Matthews Randleman, NC

Jane Debra Dent Knightdale, NC

Thane Van Morrow Mebane, NC Magna Cum Laude

Angel Cherie Redmond Leicester, NC

Clyde Henry Winstead ** Roxboro, NC

Cheryl Kea Downing ** Tarboro, NC Cum Laude

Terrance Christopher Baylor Windsor, NC

Laurdes B. Henderson Kannapolis, NC

William Letcher Pointer Jr. Oxford, NC Magna Cum Laude

Robert Carson Overby Greensboro, NC Cum Laude

Kewan Andrew Holder Clinton, NC Jacqueline Veronica Jacobs Wilmington, NC Sabrina Kelly West End, NC Jasmine Kiara King St. Albans, NY Magna Cum Laude Ericka Lekate Manley Enfield, NC Willie O’Neal III ** High Point, NC

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College of Arts and Sciences Troynisha C. Perryman Las Vegas, NV

Jerikia La’Rhonda Fisher Charlotte, NC

Olajuwon Dewayne Silver Raleigh, NC

Michael Travis Hooker Raleigh, NC

Xebian Jaleel Smith Easley, SC

Breanna Chanell Jones Sumter, SC

Solomon Dewayne Taylor Murfreesboro, NC

Jasmine Ebony Jones Charlotte, NC

Sade’ Louise Thomas Baltimore, MD

Terha La’Shonda Lennon Whiteville, NC

NaKeisha Mone Williams * Raleigh, NC

LaToya Mone’t Peele Portsmouth, VA

Danita Racquel Bailey * Durham, NC

Ashley Nicole Phillips Rocky Mount, NC

Wilma McFadden Johnson ** Winterville, NC Summa Cum Laude

Shawn Demark Clemons Chapel Hill, NC Magna Cum Laude

Kelly Denise Lott Raleigh, NC

Anna Carson Ficklin Arden, NC

Keytha Chante’ Miller Raleigh, NC Magna Cum Laude

Lakita Shadle Fisher * Henderson, NC

Derek Maurice Robinson ** Wilmington, NC Cum Laude Robin Jean Sanders-Sall ** Durham, NC Cum Laude Sociology Ashely Martika Clark Mount Gilead, NC Sharmika Danielle Cook ** Raleigh, NC

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Chinita Troy Mandley Wilmington, NC Victoria Poole Asheville, NC Visual &Performing Arts: Music/ Instrumental Track Carl Marcus Dudley Jr. Durham, NC Darien Ramon Francis ** Nassau Charles Jamal Robinson Raleigh, NC Harold Herman Smith Nassau

BACHELOR OF SCIENCE Biology Shayne Kyrsten Arnold Charlotte, NC Jolene D. Arroyo Newburgh, NY Ja’Nay Nikole Currie Louisburg, NC Candace Lanette Daniel Phoenix, AZ Chelsea Nicole Foster Johns Creek, GA Cum Laude Farran Rose Jackson Alpharetta, GA Pearl A. Olubolade Abuja Magna Cum Laude Marquita Nicole Patterson Charlotte, NC Alvin M. Phillips Philadelphia, PA Jeremy A. Sanders ** Raleigh, NC Joshua Moses Smith ** Raleigh, NC Tray A. Wilson Raleigh, NC Merone Tibebu Zewde Addis Ababa, Summa Cum Laude


College of Graduate and Professional Studies BACHELOR OF ARTS

BACHELOR OF SCIENCE

Early Child Development

Adapted Physical Education:Exercise Science

Yvonne Brown Doe Wilmington, NC Mauricia Renee George Lumberton, NC Nekenya Nicole Strickland Bailey, NC

Isayra Diaz New York, NY John Briggs Johnson Gaithersburg, MD

Business Administration:Accounting Hadiza M. Dalhatu Abuja, Summa Cum Laude Tierra Janel Herring Raleigh, NC

Justin Roosevelt Lewis Brooklyn, NY

Dwayne Terrell Seegars ** Huntersville, NC Cum Laude

Kiera La’shay Linder Charlotte, NC

Tavon Jamarr Taylor Suitland, MD

Elementary Education

Jarrett Spence Durham, NC

Kristin Camile Spear Gastonia, NC

Shaquira LaChelle Timmons Raleigh, NC

Cassandra Elaine Burney Rolesville, NC Summa Cum Laude

Adam James Valentine Richmond, VA

Adapted Physical Education:Kinesiotherapy

Public Administration

Natieka Tashana Green ** Raleigh, NC Cum Laude

Pamela D. Swain ** Murfreesboro, NC Magna Cum Laude

Serign Bah Bronx, NY LaSara Destiny Carter Emporia, VA Cum Laude

Faith Shayla-Avanna Brown Hampton, VA Jasmene S. Brown Knightdale, NC

Loretta Yvonne Peace Garner, NC

Athletic Training

Bernita Elizabeth Brown High Point, NC

Eurel Barnard Gaithersburg, MD

Danica Whitney Coleman Raleigh, NC

Danielle Reid Roselle, NJ

John Howard Edwards Elm City, NC

Americus Hasting Williams Manson, NC Magna Cum Laude

Business Administration:Management Rodney Mondell Anderson Jr. Raleigh, NC Kemesha LaShawn Brathwaite St. Johns, VI Isiah L. Campbell Baltimore, MD Jakeya Arrauna Campbell Charlotte, NC Tiarra Ashley Campell Freeport, NY Travis Tyrell Dowdy Raleigh, NC Takoya Bryonee Edwards District Heights, MD Chelsea Denise Ervin Charlotte, NC * Requirements completed Summer 2013 ** Requirements completed Fall 2013 SHAW UNIVERSITY | 18


College of Graduate and Professional Studies Kennay Lashawn Fleming Virginia Beach, VA

Marquise RaShad Stephens Flowery Branch, GA

Donnell Vonta Hall Washington, DC

Nana Aitchath Traore ** Raleigh, NC Magna Cum Laude

Tiesha Janee Hemphill ** Olean, NY Cum Laude

Mary Alford Knotts ** Thomasville, NC Magna Cum Laude Donna Delores Macklin Wilson, NC

Ieisha Simone Waterman ** Bronx, NY

Felecia Markham Durham, NC

Terrell Akeem Hinton ** Rocky Mount, NC

Wesley Claude Wells Gastonia, NC

Jontell Renee Mason ** Durham, NC

Jeffrey Vaughn Johnson Jr. Durham, NC

Zaccheus Marquez Williams Rocky Mount, NC

Thomas F. McLain Durham, NC

Bernard Taylor Jones Raleigh, NC

Nasirudeen Abdul-Haqq Greenbelt, MD Summa Cum Laude

Theresa Merritt-Watson Carrboro, NC

Shatia Shanae Kelly * Indianapolis, IN Gerald A. Kennedy ** Greensboro, NC

Roberta Goggans Allen Asheville, NC Magna Cum Laude

Eunice Lynette Mills ** Arden, NC Katrina S. Moore Greenville, NC

James Langford ** San Pablo, CA

Chantel R. Brewer * Durham, NC Cum Laude

Francisco Marin Valrico, FL

Heather Clay Bristol Arden, NC

Racqueal Lynette Mayo Raleigh, NC

Alzonda Nicole Coppedge Morven, NC

Stephen King Pigford ** Fayetteville, NC

Sharna Lakitta Futrell ** Raleigh, NC

Rameisha RiShawn Robbins Raleigh, NC

Rashawna Cooper Gorham Rocky Mount, NC

Mercedes Simone Robertson Greensboro, NC

Darlene Allen Hall ** Durham, NC

Charles Ferreira Silva Salvador Bahia, Magna Cum Laude

Leonard Harvey Jr. Raleigh, NC

Donnell M. Staton Jr. Raleigh, NC Cum Laude

Tanya Daneen Higgins ** Winterville, NC

Divider Jarrell Thompson ** Knightdale, NC

Shontanica T. Howard Kannapolis, NC Magna Cum Laude

Dianne Thorne * Durham, NC Cum Laude

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Tanisha V. Patterson Greenville, NC Angela Jean Person Sanford, NC Magna Cum Laude Tameka Renee’ Pridgen Wilmington, NC Sebastian Cortez Riddick ** Raleigh, NC Veronica Scotton Siler City, NC Summa Cum Laude


College of Graduate and Professional Studies Computer Information Systems Jamilu Abubakar Katsina State, Magna Cum Laude Charles Gergory Adams ** Clarkton, NC Aaron J. Banks Enfield, NC Magna Cum Laude Frieda M. Blackwell ** Raleigh, NC Magna Cum Laude

Communication Sciences & Disorders

DeAngelo Antwane Ruffin Garner, NC

Robin Bethune * Erwin, NC

Raymond Stephon Williams ** Cleveland, OH

Erika Lachelle Harris Raleigh, NC Magna Cum Laude

Recreational Therapy

Jennifer A. McPherson-Stephenson Wake Forest, NC Summa Cum Laude Rosen Pauyo Vauxhall, NJ

Deon Lamar Coast ** Raleigh, NC Donterius Lee Dawkins Charlotte, NC BACHELOR OF SOCIAL WORK

Terence Greene ** Mendall, MS

Recreation Management

Social Work

Jalil Quame Holmes Goldsboro, NC

Destini Tashea Dixon Savannah, GA

Christina Rae Jackson ** Alpharetta, GA Magna Cum Laude

Joseph Epps ** Fayetteville, NC

Klarissa Patricie Albritton Raleigh, NC Magna Cum Laude

Tiana Ashley Johnson ** Fayetteville, NC Elijah Sirron McNeil Henderson, NC Breon Dominique Smith Raleigh, NC Christopher Harkless Spriggs Owings Mill, MD Shanequa Shanice Stewart Savannah, GA Divider Jarrell Thompson ** Knightdale, NC

Anthony T. Greenup Raleigh, NC Jaron Terry Henry Raleigh, NC Mekal Afwan Howard Cary, NC Daniel A.T. Lee ** Gunnison, MS Keith V. Lomon Fort Lauderdale, FL Brandon Maurice Long Washington, DC

Kevyn Nathaniel Thompson ** Boston, MA

Felton Orlando Page Raleigh, NC Magna Cum Laude

Computer Science

Jonathan Ringo Jr. ** Willingboro, NJ

Antonio Dunn ** Baton Rouge, LA

Moneaque V. Baker Brooklyn, NY Sharika Yvette Bazemore Raleigh, NC Magna Cum Laude Denaysha Donnell Bowen District Heights, MD Cum Laude Princeanna Lillian Brooks Baltimore, MD Summa Cum Laude Mark Steven Frazier Mebane, NC Summa Cum Laude Shanna Gene Griffin Raleigh, NC Keyaira Tonyelle McNeill Winston-Salem, NC * Requirements completed Summer 2013 ** Requirements completed Fall 2013 SHAW UNIVERSITY | 20


College of Graduate and Professional Studies Rufus Brandon Moyer Reidsville, NC Markeisha Latoria Robinson * Garysburg, NC Erica Latrice Simmons Kinston, NC Cum Laude Saisha Tyler Smith East Hartford, CT Nikia Arneice White Bennettsville, SC Roberta Battle-Sessoms Wilson, NC Summa Cum Laude Jenny Debnam Brooks Fayetteville, NC Summa Cum Laude

Tara Michelle Chisel ** Rocky Mount, NC Summa Cum Laude Tiffany Cook-King Raleigh, NC Cum Laude Angela D. Curry Wake Forest, NC Summa Cum Laude Merina L. Dillard Raleigh, NC Alicia Denise Fann Kinston, NC Magna Cum Laude Letitia R. Flood Greenville, NC Summa Cum Laude

Bernadine Brown Spring Lake, NC

Ariel Shanell Green Spring Lake, NC Summa Cum Laude

Richaunda Lerochelle Carr Greenville, NC

Lutonia Nicole Hill Knightdale, NC

Janae Angelique Johnson Greenville, NC Tondra Anjanette Little Durham, NC Cum Laude Sharon Mims Snow Hill, NC Cum Laude Dana Lynn Pattillo Clayton, NC Kevin Ellis Smith Durham, NC Donnita Jeneen Taylor Raleigh, NC Magna Cum Laude Ann H. Thomas Fayetteville, NC Cum Laude Shomeka Devon Warren Grimesland, NC

Bachelor’s degrees with Latin honors are awarded to students who have earned 50 or more semester hours in residence at Shaw University, in accordance with the following scale for grade point averages (GPA): Summa Cum Laude (3.75-4.00)

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Magna Cum Laude (3.50-3.74)

Cum Laude (3.25-3.49)


School of Divinity Master of Divinity Tiffany B. Bennett-Cornelous Raleigh, NC Carolyn H Clay Durham, NC Robert L. Cox * Durham, NC Cynthia R. Dixon Winston-Salem, NC Clyde Edmond Fisher ** Raleigh, NC Ella Lea Holden Spring Hope, NC

Brandan Earl Lucas, Sr. * Nashville, NC Horace Mason Jr. Wendell, NC Niccole Sophia Otey ** Whitsett, NC Debra Jefferies Perry Raleigh, NC William Earl Purvis Raleigh, NC Zelda Hunter Seagraves Raleigh, NC

Master of Religious Education Sheila Jones Alamin-Khashoggi ** Raleigh, NC Linda D. Dupree Moorseville, NC Karen Frances Tucker ** Raleigh, NC Shena Demelle White-Webb Clayton, NC Clifton Cortez Winston Raleigh, NC

Evelyn Paulette Toliver Wake Forest, NC

Master’s Degree Disclaimer: This commencement program is for Ceremonial purposes only and does not reflect the official graduation status of the participants. The diploma of the University, signed and sealed by its proper Officers, remains the official testimony of the possession of the degree. * Requirements completed Summer 2013 ** Requirements completed Fall 2013 Program Notes: 1. Last minute additions or deletions often must be made after the program has been printed. This program does not serve as an official graduation list – it contains the most accurate graduation information available at press time. Therefore, it should not be used to determine a student’s academic or degree status. Official diplomas and appropriate honors are awarded upon completion of all degree requirements and fulfillment of financial obligations. The University’s official registry for conferral of degrees is the student’s permanent academic record kept by the Office of the Registrar. 2. Only representatives of the press, authorized by the University, are permitted to take photographs on the floor. Guests and visitors may take photographs from the stands only. 3. Photographs of graduates as they walk across the stage are available through professional groups who have contracted with the University to provide these services. These photographs are available from Photo Specialties, P.O. Box 360, Chapel Hill, NC 27515, (919) 967-9576, http://photospecialties.com. A color proof will be mailed to teach student whose address is made available.

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Acknowledgments Marshal Corps Dr. Cheryl Kirk Duggan, Chief Marshal Dr. James Ashmore Mrs. Agnes Baxter Mrs. Cassandra Brown Dr. Joseph Bryant Dr. Carol Bunch Dr. Rachida Jackson Dr. Beverly Clark

Dr. Nnamdi Onuorah Dr. Kim Leathers Mr. Timothy Marriott Dr. James McCallum Mr. Joseph Palmer Ms. Jaret Walton Mr. Anthoni Wedderburn Dr. Elaine Yarborough

Color and Honor Guards Cadets from ROTC MSG Marcus K. Macon

Hosts and Hostesses Shaw University Staff and Students

Commencement Committee Dr. Marilyn Sutton-Haywood, Chairperson Dr. Cheryl Kirk-Duggan Mr. Darrell Daniels Mrs. Marilyn Fields Mrs. Jody Hamilton Sergeant James C. Johnson Chief Wayne Joiner Management Professionals Kreative Koncepts Mrs. Odessa Hines Ms. Juanda Holley Mrs. Queen Monk Mrs. Bessie Lewis

Special Thanks

Shaw University Campus Police and Security Delonica’s Florist NC State Fairgrounds Office of the Registrar Photo Specialties Herff Jones, Inc. Sharpe Pursuits Incorporated Progressive Business Solutions Wake County Deputy Sheriffs Dr. Fred Hall Ms. Reekitta Grimes 23 | COMMENCEMENT 2014


2014 Commencement Program