2017 HBCU Commencement Speakers

 

List of 2017 HBCU Commencement Speakers

 

Alcorn State University – ESPN’s ‘Sports Center’ anchor Jay Harris

Central State University – Widow of South Carolina Senator Clementa Pinckney, Jennifer Benjamin Pinckney

Claflin – Congressman Emanuel Cleaver II & Dr. Eddie S. Glaude Jr.

Dillard University – Entertainer, actress Janelle Monaé

Florida A&M University – Carnival CEO Arnold Donald

Fort Valley State University – Actress Karan Kendrick

Hampton University – Iconic mathematician, inspiration for ‘Hidden Figures’ Katherine Johnson

Howard University – United States Senator Kamala Harris

Kentucky State University – Pastor, social activist Otis Moss III

Meharry Medical College –  Radio personality Tom Joyner

Morgan State University – Former U.S. Vice President Joe Biden

North Carolina A&T University- Television Personality & Professional Boxer – Laila Ali

North Carolina Central University – Former NASA Astronaut Joan Higginbotham

Savannah State University – Entertainment executive Traci Adams

Shaw University – Radio personality Tom Joyner

Spelman College – Senior Advisor to President Barack Obama, Valerie Jarrett

Tennessee State University –Radio personality  Tom Joyner

Tuskegee University –  ESPN President John Skipper

University of the Virgin Islands – Motivational speaker, author Iyanla Vanzant

Virginia State University – Political commentator Jeff Johnson
Virginia Union University – Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe

Voorhees College – Actress, director and dancer, Jasmine Guy

Winston-Salem State University – Political Analyst Bakari Sellers

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