On Saturday, May 11, 2019, Delaware State University hosted its 134th Spring Commencement at the campus’ Alumni Stadium.
According to delawareonline.com, the university graduated about 750 students. This became one of the universities largest graduating classes in about 125 years. Also, having 238 out of the 750 graduating with honors, was a huge milestone and another record set for DSU.
The 2019 HBCU ceremony was filled with a lot of black excellence and successful students. Landing a job or career after graduation can be hard but, the majority of the class of 2019 made it look easy as they bragged about their plans after graduation on social media.
“It is important for you to remember how you got here,” “If it had not been for the Lord on your side, had it not been for preparation meeting opportunities, you could have been someplace else.” said Representative Alma Adams, the Delaware State University 2019 Commencement speaker.
“You may encounter many defeats, but you must NOT be defeated”—Maya Angelou "Literally this quote got me through college along with my support system. For every public win y’all saw I took a private loss but I kept pushing! Literally went from sitting in my advisor’s office sophomore year talking bout “I’m just gonna drop out” to finishing college with cum lade (3.49 GPA ) and a Full Time Job offer with HP know that I worked hard for this and I’m just tryna be the example to those after me, showing them that anything is possible. Thank you, god, for allowing me to make it this far, came in as a little girl and I’m leaving as a BOSS.”
Another year, another graduation ceremony. After a long, fun but, stressful four years, the Spring 2019 Commencement was a very well anticipated event for the 2019 senior graduates at DSU.
Now that the Class of 2019 has departed, upcoming seniors for the 2019-2020 academic school year are getting excited for their ceremony in May of 2020. Although the school year has yet to start, some have already started their “countdown” to graduation. As ecstatic as they are, do you think the Class of 2020 would be able to uphold the record of largest graduating class? Or the class with the most honors students? I guess we will have to wait until the 135th Commencement ceremony!