Students, faculty, and family members gathered together late Sunday afternoon to celebrate the Black Graduation ceremony held on the lawn behind Manzanita Hall.
Anthony Ratcliff, pan-african studies professor, introduced the Spring 2013 commencement theme, “Whatever is mentally conceivable is physically achievable”.
The ceremony celebrated the achievements of CSUN’s African-American students, and keynote speakers such as Assemblymember Isadore Hall III spoke on the growing 電子ピアノ買い取りsuccess of young African-American men and women.
“African American students are matriculating and maturing to higher levels. There’s no reason to fear the education of a black woman and a black man, but there’s every reason to praise them.”
Over 140 graduates, including 14 graduates receiving their masters degree, attended the event.
Amber Grace Canyon, journalism major, received the highest GPA award.
“It’s been tough dealing with school and finances. The most difficult part of school was being a full-time student and working and putting my all into both,” Canyon said.