Alcorn State University (ASU) has announced the prospective undergraduate and graduate students who will participate in the Spring 2022 commencement exercise. The graduation, which will have 446 undergraduates and 101 graduates, will occur on Saturday, May 14th, on the Lorman campus. The commencement will begin at 9:00 am in the Davey L. Whitney HPER Complex. Each graduate will be issued five (5) tickets for the event and masks are strongly encouraged.
The keynote speaker for the graduation is business consultant, educator, and poet, Dr. Gloria J. McEwen-Burgess. Dr. McEwen-Burgess attended the University of Michigan where she obtained her B.G.S. degree in Education, Anthropology, and Speech Communications. She continued her education at the University of Michigan obtaining her Masters degree in Speech Communications and Theater. She later attended the University of Southern California where she was awarded her Ph.D. in Performance Studies. Throughout Dr. McEwen-Burgess’ illustrious career she has founded Jazz, Inc., an executive coaching and consulting organization and The Lift Every Voice Foundation which is a non-profit organization dedicated to leadership development for underserved, underrepresented youth. Her latest endeavor is her first book for children entitled Hold Fast to Dreams: Pass It On! which is about her father’s relationship with William Faulkner.
Click on the link to see the list of the prospective graduates below. (NOTE: DUE TO THE FACT THAT THIS IS A TENTATIVE LIST SOME OF THE GRADUATE’S NAME MAY NOT APPEAR ON THE LINK BELOW BUT ALCORN’S REGISTRAR’S OFFICE IS WORKING TO CORRECT THIS PROBLEM.)