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Oakwood University Held Its 2018 Commencement Exercises This Past Weekend (445 hits)

This past weekend, Oakwood University hosted its 2018 Commencement Exercises for 379 of the brightest students in world who entered to learn, and have now departed to serve. An additional five "guest" graduates participated in the Commencement service on Saturday night. Guests are defined as those who chose not to march at their respective institutions because of Sabbath observance and other scheduling concerns.

One highlight of the program was the awarding of honorary doctorate degrees to George and Mary Helen Sampson, and Charles E. Bradford. Pictured at right, Dr. Bradford expressed his enthusiasm about Oakwood University.

Here are some interesting statistics about the Class of 2018:

• Oldest graduate – 61 years old
• Youngest graduate - 20 years old
• Male 147
• Female 232

Highest GPA - 3.99

• DaNia S. Henry
• Lindsay Goldthorpe
• Holly R. Forbes

Graduate Honors:
• Summa Cum Laude: 16
• Magna Cum Laude: 23
• Cum Laude: 44
• Honorable Mention: 64

• School of Religion: 28
• School of Arts & Sciences: 110
• School of Education & Social Sciences: 40
• School of Nursing & Health Professions: 101
• School of Business: 103

Top Majors
• General Studies 46
• Dietetic Internship 37
• Biology 27
• Health Sciences 15
• Ministerial Theology 15
• Nursing 15
• Organizational Management 15

Specialty Degrees:
• Masters – 5
• Adult & Continuing Education (LEAP) - 44
• Dietetic Interns - 37

Graduates from 30 of the 50 United States; the top five (5):
• Alabama 108
• Florida 40
• Georgia 35
• New York 32
• California 31

Graduates by Country of Origin
• United States of America 362
• Bermuda 6
• Canada 6
• Bahamas 5
• Cote D'Ivoire 1
• France 1
• Trinidad and Tobago 1

Relive the excitement of the graduating class, their family and friends, by watching the archived services:

• Friday, May 11 - Consecration
• Saturday, May 12 - Baccalaureate
• Saturday, May 12 - Aeolians Mini Concert
• Saturday, May 12 - Commencement
Posted By: Reginald Culpepper
Wednesday, May 16th 2018 at 7:17PM
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