COMMENCEMENT 2022

Thursday, June 2, 2022, at 9:00 am

Medgar Evers College

Brooklyn, New York

 

Graduating from Medgar Evers College is a significant milestone, and we are excited to celebrate our students, who achieved great success by completing their degrees during historically unprecedented times. We applaud their success!

This year, the commencement ceremony will be on campus. Some preliminary information is shared on this website and we will update it regularly to assist in preparing our students, faculty, and guests for the ceremony!

Join us as we celebrate the Class of 2022!

COMMENCEMENT

Graduating Students Information
Student FAQs
Schedule of Events
Graduates Participation Survey
Accessibility Accommodation Form

Faculty Information
Faculty FAQs

Guest Information
Guest FAQs

Keynote Speaker

Announcements

Valedictorian
Yau Ho Fung, BS in CS

Associate Degree Scholar
Donnolee Ho Shing, AA in Liberal Arts

THURSDAY, JUNE 2, 2022

Location
Medgar Evers College
1650 Bedford Avenue
Brooklyn, NY

Time
9:30 A.M.

Speaker
Adrienne E. Adams, Speaker of the New York City Council

 

KEYNOTE SPEAKER

Adrienne E. Adams

Adrienne Eadie Adams is the Speaker of the New York City Council. Elected in January 2022 by her colleagues, she leads the most diverse and the first women-majority Council in New York City history as the first-ever African American Speaker. Elected to the City Council in November 2017, she is also the first woman to represent District 28, which encompasses the Queens neighborhoods of Jamaica, Richmond Hill, Rochdale Village, and South Ozone Park.

During her first term, Speaker Adams secured a record level of funding for her district, which had endured years of disparity and disinvestment, including investments in schools, parks, libraries, housing, and sanitation services. As a member of the Budget Negotiating Team, she championed funding for cultural institutions, health care, digital access, child and adult literacy, community-based food pantries, small business assistance, as well as Fair Futures, an initiative providing mentorship and services for foster care youth. During the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, she fought to secure additional testing and vaccine sites in her district, which lacked equitable resources despite having one of the highest COVID-19 case rates in the entire City. While serving as Co-Chair of the Black, Latino, and Asian Caucus (BLAC) of the Council, Speaker Adams advocated for additional investments in foreclosure prevention programs, CUNY’s research institutions, and many other community support initiatives. Under her leadership, the City Council also funded the Education Equity Action Plan, an initiative to implement a comprehensive K-12 Black Studies Curriculum for all students in New York City’s public schools.

Read more about Adrienne Eadie Adams.

HONORARY DEGREE RECIPIENTS

Sandra L. Richards is Managing Director of Morgan Stanley Wealth Management’s  Global Sports and Entertainment Division. She has led an impressive career as a strategic and transformative business executive who champions change and is recognized nationally across the financial services industry. At Morgan Stanley, Richards plays a significant role in the growth of the $155B global unit and strategic leadership for 204 Global Wealth Advisors and Sports and Entertainment Directors. She has helped Morgan Stanley’s Global Sports and Entertainment business improve stagnated growth, set the foundation to expand international trade, and delivered proven methods for capturing significant revenue percentages from new high-net-worth clientele among athletes and entertainers.

Sandra Richards

Earl “The Pearl” Monroe is an American Professional Basketball player, Hall of Famer, and Entrepreneur. Born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Monroe was a playground legend from an early age. His high school teammates at John Bartram High School called him “Thomas Edison” because of the many moves he invented.  Monroe was interested in soccer and baseball when he was younger, but by age 14, he had grown to 6 foot 3 and caught high school basketball coaches’ eye. Monroe played center most of his youth. His shake and bake moves originated in the tough contests on Philly’s asphalt playgrounds.

More about the Honorary Degree Recipients

 

Earl Monroe - Photo courtesy of Sean Brech

VALEDICTORIAN

Yau Ho Fung

CLASS OF 2022 VALEDICTORIAN
YAU HO FUNG
CANDIDATE FOR BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN COMPUTER SCIENCE

Yau Ho Fung is graduating with a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science. A first-generation immigrant born in Hong Kong, Yau Ho immigrated to America in 2008, moving to Brooklyn, New York, where he still lives. With tremendous support and encouragement from his family, Yau Ho began his journey at Medgar Evers College after graduating from Brooklyn Technical High School. Although a math major in high school, he discovered a passion for technology while developing programs to solve math problems.

Yau Ho always strived to learn from his mistakes, whether it be an incorrect answer on an exam or a human oversight that prevented his beloved program from functioning as it should. Making the most out of his college experience, Yau Ho constantly pushed himself to do things outside of his comfort zone, participating in extracurricular activities, signing up for enrichment programs, and making lifelong connections. He recently landed an internship with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) and is currently working in the STEM field, pursuing a career in software engineering.

MEDGAR EVERS COLLEGE

COMMENCEMENT 2022

Wednesday, June 1, 2022, at 9:30 am at Medgar Evers College

1650 Bedford Avenue, Brooklyn, NY

Keynote Speaker: Adrienne E. Adams, Speaker of the New York City Council, will deliver Medgar Evers College 49th commencement address.

Graduates

 

Meet the Class of 2022 Associate Degree Scholar

Associate Scholar: Donnolee Ho Shing, AA in Liberal Arts
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Meet the Class of 2022 Valedictorian

Valedictorian: Yau Ho Fung, BS in CS

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2022 COMMENCEMENT CALENDAR OF EVENTS

Event Date Time Location

DRESS FOR SUCCESS WORKSHOP & CAREER WEAR FASHION SHOW GRADUATES’ EDITION

Wednesday, 04/20/2022   

11:30AM-1:00PM

Zoom & EOJ Auditorium

SPRING FEST 2022 & GRADUATES BBQ:

Wednesday, 05/11/2022

11:30AM - 2:00PM  

Crown Street bet Bedford and Franklin Avenues

GRADUATES’ FAMILY FUN DAY:

Wednesday, 05/14/2022

12:00 PM - 3:00 PM  

Bedford Avenue Amphitheater

GRADUATES’ SIP AND DECORATE:

Wednesday, 05/18/2022

4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Zoom & AB1 Dining Hall 

GRADUATES’ BRUNCH AND DINNER:

Wednesday, 05/18/2022

11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

AB1 Dining Hall 

GRADUATES’ BRUNCH AND DINNER:

Thursday, 05/19/2022

6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

AB1 Dining Hall 

CLASS OF 2022 ACADEMIC AWARDS CEREMONY: 

Wednesday, 05/25/2022

5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Zoom & AB1 Dining Hall  

CAPS OFF  2022 GRADUATION PARTY/ CONCERT: 

Thursday, 05/26/2022 

6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Zoom & EOJ Auditorium

*To schedule an appointment with Thornton Studio, visit: www.thorntonstudio.com and use School Code: 10097

Guest 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