This Group Of Delaware State University Students Just Made History
Delaware State University's graduating class of 2019 will always be remembered.
Delaware State University's class of 2019 will make history as the largest graduating class in school history.
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On May 12, The historically Black university handed out approximately 750 diplomas during the university’s 134th commencement ceremony. Local news outlet WBOC reports the spring commencement class contains more than 288 honor students among the 750 spring graduates
Data shows that the number of honor students continues to grow each commencement ceremony. There were approximately twenty-five more honors students this year as opposed to last year.“It is important for you to remember how you got here,” keynote speaker Rep. Alma Adams told graduates. “If it had not been for the Lord on your side, had it not been for preparation meeting opportunities, you could have been some place else.”
Delaware State University presented a record 750 diplomas to the Class of 2019 during its 134th Commencement Ceremony – which also included a record number of honor students and seven 4.0 graduates. #HornetPride 🎓🔴🔵 https://t.co/JCuuCMgLfD #dsu #dsu19 pic.twitter.com/yXxVS6uyEm— Delaware State Univ (@DelStateUniv) May 12, 2019
A mother and daughter were also part of the history-making graduate class. According to Delaware State News, Sherreika and Jamirria Brown earned their degrees at the same time. Sherreika, the mother, earned a master's degree in social work. While Jamirria earned a bachelor's in management with a concentration in Marketing.
"I think it is special,” Sherreika, 41, told Delaware State News. “She’s our only child and I’m just trying to be a role model for her. She wants to get her masters next.”
Delaware State University Board of Trustees Chairperson Devona Williams urged the graduating seniors to use the lessons they learned in college to make the world a better place.
“You are the first generation who have grown up totally immersed in a world of digital technology, putting the whole world and a world of information at your fingertips,” Williams said. “While social media has helped to shape your identities, remember that you are creative and collaborative. We are counting you to use your technological savviness, your creativity and educational skills to make the world a better place politically, socially, economically and culturally.”