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Over 550 students graduated during Southern University’s Spring 2022 Commencement

Southern University and A&M College announced more than 550 students will graduate during its spring commencement ceremony Fri., May 13.

BATON ROUGE, La. - Congratulations to the class of 2022!

Southern University and A&M College announced that more than 550 students graduated during its spring commencement ceremony on Friday, May 13.

Graduation was held inside the F.G. Clark Activity Center.

University officials report that two posthumous degrees were awarded to the families of Javonte Barber and Derrick Warren II.

The honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree was awarded to Civil Rights legend Jerome H. Smith. His family is to accept.

The chief student marshals were Candace Chatman from Baton Rouge, La., and Rason Irvin from Houston, Texas. Both students received a bachelor’s degree in computer science from the College of Sciences and Engineering with 4.00 GPAs.

The speaker for the occasion was Claire Babineaux-Fontenot, Feeding America Chief Executive Officer and one of Time Magazine’s “Most Influential People of 2020.”

President-Chancellor Ray L. Belton presided over his last Commencement in this role.

Southern University graduates received bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees. Two recently commissioned officers who graduated from Army ROTC cadets were announced.

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