Myrlie Evers-Williams Returns to Commencement
Dr. Myrlie Evers-Williams will introduce keynote address speaker and honorary degree recipient Hillary Rodham Clinton at MEC’s 46th Commencement ceremony on June 8, 2017. Dr. Evers-Williams is a longtime friend of Mrs. Clinton and no stranger to MEC Commencement. In 2015, at MEC’s 44th commencement, Dr. Evers-Williams accepted a posthumous Doctorate of Humane Letters on behalf of Medgar Wiley Evers. They were married until his assassination in 1963. For the 2017 commencement at Barclays Center, Dr. Evers-Williams will be accompanied by her daughter, Reena Evers-Everette and her grandson Daniel Evers-Everette. Mr. Evers-Everette is chairman of the board of the Medgar Evers College Educational Foundation.