May 27, 2016
Associate Dean Tabbye M. Chavous recently received the “Cornerstone Award” at the Black Celebratory, one of many intimate, identity- and culturally-based graduation celebrations on campus. “The Black Celeb is a truly joyous event” she says, “All of the graduates’ names and the programs from which they earned their degrees are read aloud, allowing each to be celebrated and acknowledged by family and friends. Also, there are often announcements of ‘firsts,’ for example, being the first black woman to graduate from a program. There are inspirational speeches from current students and alumni.