Bolinga Graduation & Awards Ceremony

Tuesday, April 24, 6 pm to 8 pm
Campus: 
Dayton
Student Union Apollo Room
Audience: 
Current Students
Faculty
Staff
The public

The Bolinga Black Cultural Resources Center will host the Spring Graduation & Awards Ceremony  from 6:00pm – 8:00pm in the Millett Hall Atrium.

The Graduation & Awards Ceremony is a pre-commencement celebration to honor African, Caribbean, and African American students who, through their unyielding commitment and academic achievements, have successfully completed an undergraduate or graduate degree from Wright State University. The ceremony acknowledges the sense of scholarly community among students and honors African, Caribbean, and African American culture and culminates with a Kente Stole presentation.

There will a reception directly following the ceremony for participants and their guests.

The Kente Ceremony

Each graduate participating in the  Graduation & Awards Ceremony will receive a Kente stole, native to Ghana.  Although Kente was developed in the 17th century by the Ashanti people, it has its roots in a long tradition of African weaving, dating back to about 3000 B.C.  Often reserved for royalty, the stole is a visual representation of history, philosophy, ethics, oral literature, religious beliefs, social values and political thought.

This years featured keynote speaker is Ernest Brown Jr. http://webapp2.wright.edu/web1/newsroom/2018/03/28/masculine-material/.