Commencement 2022 Recap

Celebrating the Class of 2022 with Speaker Taraji P. Henson

Taraji P. Henson and President Wayne A.I. Frederick on stage at Commencement 2022.

Taraji P. Henson, award-winning actress and Howard University College of Fine Arts alumna who graduated in 1995 with her baby boy in her hands, returned on May 7 as the commencement speaker. Henson was conferred an honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters, just before delivering remarks.  

“I would like to take this moment to reintroduce myself: My name is Dr. Taraji Penda Henson, Howard class of 1995,” she said.  

This year, Howard University awarded 1,953 degrees, including 1,225 undergraduate degrees and 711 graduate degrees. Reinforcing its status as a preeminent research institution, Howard also bestowed 85 research doctorates, including 58 Ph.D. degrees. Graduates represented 43 states and 22 countries.  Read the full story on The Dig.

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