Minister Farrakhan attends GSU Graduation, 28 athletes earn degrees (40+ Photos)

Minister Farrakhan attends GSU Graduation, 28 athletes earn degrees (40+ Photos)

December 16, 2017 0 By congotvnetwork

More than 350 students received degrees during the GSU Fall Commencement exercises on Friday, Dec. 15 in the Fredrick C. Hobdy Assembly Center on the campus of Grambling St. University. The university awarded 268 bachelor’s degrees, 95 master’s degrees, and 7 doctorates.

Although Dr. Fred Haynes, Pastor of Friendship West in Dallas, TX, was the official Commencement Speaker and gave an exceptional address, all eyes were on the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan who sat in the audience.

Minister Farrakhan did not attend as an invited distinguished guest, while very distinguished regardless, he made it very well known that he was there to support his grand-daughter, Jaleela Farrakhan, who was graduating from Grambling with a BS in Education. However, he was kind enough to chat with many of the students and faculty as he left the arena.

A total of 28 Grambling State University student-athletes earned their degrees on Friday morning at the university’s 2017 fall commencement.

“We are excited that our student-athletes are graduating and about to embark on a new journey,” Grambling State Director of Athletics Paul A. Bryant said. “Everything that they have learned here at Grambling State is going to prepare them for the life they have ahead of them. Now I ask, and I challenge every one of our student-athletes, to take what they’ve done and apply it to their lives. We thank God for all of them and I wish them all the best in this new journey.”

Below is a full list of the graduating student-athletes with their sport and majors.

Andre Hewitt BS Criminal Justice
Allen Mays BA History
Marlon Pruitt BA Mass Communications
Desmond Stegall MS Sports Administration
Alexis Johnson BS Economics
Chase T. Cormier BS Marketing
A’Torri Shine MS Sports Administration
Johnea Thompson BS Criminal Justice
Derwin Butler MS Sports Administration
Martez Carter BS Criminal Justice
Arkez K. Cooper BA Sociology
Jameel Jackson BSW Social Work
Christopher Johnson BS Criminal Justice
De’Aumante Johnson BS Kinesiology
Michael T. Jolivet BA Sociology
Jestin K. Kelly BS Kinesiology
Justin Miller MS Sports Administration
Ja’Marrei Stromile BS Kinesiology
Jonathan Wallace MS Sports Administration
Deshuana N. McDaniel BS Leisure Studies
Darrius Davis MS Sports Administration
Montieco Harris BS Criminal Justice
Termaine Harvey BA Sociology
Chauncey Wells BS Accounting
Darlene Desmangles BS Leisure Studies
Jamesha D. Ford BS Kinesiology
Jalyn Simon BS Leisure Studies
Kenya Wheeler BS Marketing


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Photos / Kita Wright

GSU Fall Commencement 2017

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