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‘Rites of Passage’ celebrated

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    Spring graduates who participated in the Rites of Passage ceremony were, from left, 

    first row: Kiara Nicole Young, Shontia NeShay Daugherty, Britteny Hill, Asa Hosoda, 

    Javier Alexander Flores Rodriguez, and Maria Luisa Slone. Second row from left, 

    Zhanna "Alia" McDole, Jennifer Raymond, Jorge Chang, Elochukwu Ibekwe, Amber M. 

    Thomas and Brittany Tokurah. Third row from left, Keymia Herve, Tyler Noelle Coleman-Ituen,

    Marcus John Williams, Shanice J. Parker, Blandon Louis Clemons, Fredrick Chin, and Andrea Araujo.

Morehead State University’s Office of Student Activities, Inclusion and Leadership Development sponsored its 28th Annual Spring Rites of Passage Graduation Recognition Ceremony Friday, May 9, in the Crager Room of the Adron Doran University Center.

The purpose of the ceremony was to recognize and celebrate the scholastic achievement of minority and international students at MSU. Each student received a certificate and a special Kente stole.

The Black Gospel Ensemble, directed by Dr. Roosevelt Escalante, performed.

Keynote speaker for the spring celebration was Dr. Cassandra Smith, accounting instructor, at MSU.

Spring graduates who participated in the ceremony were:

Andrea Araujo, Lima, Peru; Jorge Chang, Guatemala City, Guatemala; Fredrick Chin, Aurora, CO.; Blandon Louis Clemons, Owingsville; Tyler Noelle Coleman-Ituen, St. Louis, MO; Shontia NeShay Daugherty, Winchester; Javier Alexander Flores Rodriguez, Maysville; Keymia Herve, Morehead; Britteny Hill, Louisville; 

Asa Hosoda, Morehead;  Elochukwu Ibekwe, Morehead;  Zhanna "Alia" McDole, Dayton, OH; Shanice J. Parker, Washington D.C.;  Jennifer Raymond, Deerfield Beach, FL; Maria Luisa Slone, Amburgey; Amber M. Thomas, Louisville;  Brittany Tokurah, Fayetteville, GA: Marcus John Williams, Clinton, MD; and Kiara Nicole Young, Lexington.

MSU Chief Photographer Tim Holbrook shares some of the scenes from “Rites of Passage” in a photo gallery.

Additional information is available by calling Araujo at 606-783-2071.

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