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2019 Commencement Recap

During Howard University’s Commencement Ceremony, Kasim Reed, former Atlanta mayor and noted Howard alumnus and trustee emeritus, lauded his alma mater as a “dream factory for our people.”

“Howard was built to be a dream factory for a people – a place where you can come and be a pastor, a nurse, a teacher, an engineer, a social worker, a physician, a scientist, a lawyer, a place where if you had the grit and the toughness and the intellect, then your lesson plan could become a dream plan. And that’s what’s happening today,” Reed told the assembled graduates and their families.

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2019 Commencement in Numbers

2293

degrees awarded

42

states represented

43

countries represented

A smiling Howard student in regalia among her peers.
A Howard student wearing graduation regalia. She holds hands with a child as she walks in front of the Armour J. Blackburn University Center.
Howard students in graduation regalia walking in line.
A group of graduating Howard University students smiling for a group photo in the main yard.
A large group of graduating Howard University students with 2019 commencement speaker Kasim Reed in the center.
2019 Commencement speaker Kasim Reed seated at a desk surrounded by artwork, signing a poster.
2019 Commencement speaker Kasim Reed seated at a desk surrounded by artwork, signing a poster. His daughter stands at his side.
Howard University president Wayne A.I. Frederick speaking to 2019 Commencement speaker Kasim Reed in an office setting.
University President Wayne A.I. Frederick putting on a medal with the University
University President Wayne A.I. Frederick putting on a medal with the University
2019 Commencement speaker Kasim Reed and University President Wayne A.I. Frederick speaking to his daughter.
Kasim Reed, Mrs. Reed, and their daughter  in the President’s office.
Kasim Reed, Mrs. Reed, and their daughter in the president
Kasim Reed, Mrs. Reed, and their daughter alongside University President Wayne A.I. Frederick and the First Lady.
Kasim Reed and President Wayne A.I. Frederick with a Commencement citation.
President Wayne A.I. Frederick, Kasim Reed, and Chairman of the Board Stacey Mobley with a Commencement citation.
Kasim Reed with a Commencement citation.
Kasim Reed, his wife, and his daughter with a Commencement citation.
Kasim Reed’s daughter pointing at a Commencement citation.
President Wayne A.I. Frederick and honoree Dr. Michael Winston with a Commencement Citation.
An honoree with family posing with a Commencement citation.
Chairman of the Board Stacey Mobley, President Wayne A.I. Frederick, honoree Dr. Michael Winston, and a trustee with a Commencement citation.
Chairman of the Board Stacey Mobley, President Wayne A.I. Frederick, an honoree and a trustee with a citation.
Chairman of the Board Stacey Mobley, President Wayne A.I. Frederick, an honoree and a trustee with a citation.
Honorees with citations.
A procession of students in caps and gowns.
An audience of seated students in caps and gowns.
Kasim Reed on stage with Provost Anthony Wutoh.
A speaker on stage at commencement alongside Kasim Reed, President Wayne A.I. Frederick, and Chairman of the Board Stacey Mobley.
Graduating students in the audience at commencement.
The audience at Commencement.
Chairman of the Board Stacey Mobley speaking on stage at Commencement.
Graduating students in regalia at Commencement.
Graduating students in regalia at Commencement.
Trustees and graduating students at Commencement.
An honoree speaking onstage at Commencement.
Students in regalia at Commencement.
An honoree speaking onstage at Commencement.
Graduating students in regalia in the audience at Commencement.
Graduating students in regalia in the audience at Commencement.
A trustee being honored onstage at Commencement.
A trustee speaking onstage at Commencement.
A trustee in the audience at Commencement.
An honoree onstage at Commencement.
An honoree onstage at Commencement.
Graduating students in regalia in the audience at Commencement.
The audience at Commencement.
President Wayne A.I. Frederick, Kasim Reed, and Chairman of the Board Stacey Mobley onstage at Commencement.
President Wayne A.I. Frederick, Kasim Reed, and Chairman of the Board Stacey Mobley on stage at Commencement.
Kasim Reed speaking onstage at Commencement.
A wide shot of Kasim Reed speaking onstage at Commencement.
The audience at Commencement.
The audience at Commencement.
Kasim Reed speaking onstage at Commencement.
Kasim Reed speaking onstage at Commencement.
Kasim Reed speaking onstage at Commencement.
Provost Anthony Wutoh, Kasim Reed, and President Wayne A.I. Frederick seated onstage at Commencement.
Provost Anthony Wutoh, Kasim Reed, and President Wayne A.I. Frederick seated onstage at Commencement.
Graduating students in regalia at Commencement.
Graduating students in regalia waving and cheering at Commencement.
Graduating students in regalia cheering at Commencement.
Graduating students in regalia cheering at Commencement.
Graduating students in regalia cheering at Commencement.
Students in regalia cheering at Commencement.
Students in regalia cheering at Commencement.
Students in regalia cheering at Commencement.
Students in regalia in the audience at Commencement. In the center, a student kisses a baby on the forehead.
President Wayne A.I. Frederick shaking hands with a student.
President Wayne A.I. Frederick shaking hands with a student.
Graduating Howard students cheering in the audience at commencement.
A graduating student speaking in front of the audience at commencement.
Howard students in regalia, reciting from a book.
A crowd of trustees, honorees, and graduating students linking arms.
Provost Anthony Wutoh, Kasim Reed, and President Wayne A.I. Frederick in front of a crowd of graduates holding blue booklets.
Graduating Howard students holding blue booklets.
A graduating Howard student with his family.
Graduating Howard students with their family.
A graduating Howard student with his family, posing for a family photo.
A graduating Howard student with her family.
A graduating Howard student with his family.