Reverend Al Sharpton, Founder and President of the National Action Network (NAN) and syndicated radio and television host, will deliver Medgar Evers Collegeâ€™s 48th commencement address. The ceremony begins at 9 am on Wednesday, June 5, at Barclays Center.
One of the nationâ€™s most-renowned civil rights leaders, Reverend Sharptonâ€™s career began at the age of four when he preached his first sermon. He has since become a powerful voice in the fight for civil rights.
Reverend Sharptonâ€™s NAN is a not-for-profit civil rights organization, which was formed in 1991 and has more than 100 chapters nationwide. The organization includes a Washington, DC Bureau and regional offices across the U.S. Reverend Sharpton has been identified as one of the nationâ€™s most renowned civil rights leaders, who was often praised by President Barack Obama as “the voice of the voiceless and a champion for the downtrodden.â€
He also shares his views and tackles the issues through his television and radio programs. Reverend Sharpton hostsÂ Politics Nation with Al Sharpton on MSNBC and has his own syndicated radio show, Keepinâ€™ It Real.Â Reverend Sharpton is also an established author.
Meet the Class of 2019 Associate Degree Scholar
Dawnnel Northe is graduating with her Associates of Arts degree in Liberal Arts, with a concentration in Social and Behavioral Science. A first-generation college student, Dawnnel attended school full-time while tutoring middle school students part-time. With the support of faculty, staff, and the ASAP program, Dawnnel consistently made the Deanâ€™s List, successfully completed the CUNY Service Corps program, and worked with the Adult Learning Program at City Tech.
Meet the Class of 2019 Valedictorian
Luan Emilaire is graduating with her Bachelor of Science in Accounting, one year after being honored as Associate Degree Scholar in 2018. She was born and raised in Saint Lucia and moved to New York with her mother and siblings in 1995. Luan is a member of the Alpha Beta Kappa Honor Society, National Association of Black Accountants, The National Society of Leadership and Success and a volunteer with the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Tax Counseling for the Elderly (TCE) Programs at Medgar Evers College.
OFFICE OF STUDENT LIFE & DEVELOPMENT
2019 COMMENCEMENT ACTIVITIES CALENDAR
|2019 Spring Fest & Graduate BBQ||May 8||11:30AM-3:00PM||Crown Street
(AB-1 1st & 2nd Floor Lobby Inclement Weather Condition.)
|Cap & Gown Last Day to Home Ship||May 10|
|SGA Senior Class Family Fun Day||May 11||11:00AM-3:00PM||Amphitheater (Alternate)
Carroll Street Gymnasium
|Cap & Gown Online Order Pickup||May 16,
|S- Building 3rd Floor Atrium|
|Jostens Class Rings & Kente Cloth||May 18||10:00AM-3:00PM||Bedford Building Lobby|
|Portraits – Thornton Studio||May 18||10:00AM-3:00PM||Nadene Lawe Lounge & B2028|
|Cap & Gown On Campus Sale Herff Jones||May 18,
|S- Building 3rd Floor Atrium|
|Jostens Class Rings & Kente Cloth||May 23||10:00AM-7:00PM||Bedford Building Lobby|
|Portraits – Thornton Studio||May 23||10:00AM-7:00PM||Nadene Lawe Lounge & B2028|
|Grad Ball||May 25||8:00PM-2:00AM||TBA|
|Academic Award Ceremony||May 29||5:00PMâ€“7:00PM||Founders Auditorium|
|Graduateâ€™s Reception||May 29||7:00PMâ€“10:00PM||AB1 Dining Hall|
For priority seating, guests should begin to arrive at 8:00 AM. Due to occupancy limits and fire code regulations, infants and children cannot attend without a ticket of their own. Guests should enter at the 620 Atlantic Avenue entrance. Family members and guests should be seated in the Barclays Center no later than 9:00 AM. Anyone arriving after 9:00 AM will not be allowed to enter until after the graduates have been seated. Please be aware that if you leave the Center, you will not be permitted to reenter. The Ceremony and Procession will begin promptly at 9:00 AM and will be approximately three hours.
Faculty & Staff
Barclays’ VIP Room – Calvin Klein Lounge at the Atlantic Avenue entrance
ALL GRADUATES MUST REMAIN UNTIL THE END OF THE CEREMONY!
Post Ceremony Activities