Multicultural Graduation Celebrates “Liberation in Spite of…”

Table with placard showing Nelson Mandela quote, "May your choices reflect your hopes, not your fears"

This past year, we have all navigated multiple pandemics, from health, to human injustice, to economics. As a result of these experiences, we and the world are forever changed. We know navigating these pandemics impacted people differently and disproportionately, and so at this moment, we want to choose joy. This year’s theme is focused on elevating the personal growth, learning, innovation and community unification that has come during these times.

Multicultural Graduation 2021

We will have three pre-recorded speeches that will launch on our website at noon each day beginning on Monday, April 26, 2021. These are all alumni speakers who are “Passing the Torch.”

  • Carmen Palacios-Aguirre, a 2021 graduate with a master’s of social work and outgoing graduate assistant in Multicultural Student Affairs;
  • Andrea Duhon, assistant professor of mathematics at Marshall University in Huntington, West Virginia;
  • Timothy Humphrey, vice president and chief data officer, IBM.

Live Keynote with Stacie Grant

An award-winning international speaker, master facilitator, best-selling author, influencer, producer and celebrity emcee, Stacie N.C. Grant is living her divine calling to lead, teach and inspire.

Please join us on April 29, 2021, at noon.

To access the Passing the Torch alumni speakers daily and to register for the keynote, please visit the Multicultural Graduation website:

Register for the keynote