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Oakwood University Hosts its 2019 Commencement Exercises, Stats (516 hits)

Oakwood University hosted its 2019 Commencement Exercises, May 9-11, for 328 of the brightest students in the world who entered to learn, and have now departed to serve. The Philanthropy Award was presented to Walter and Christine Ince. Honorary doctoral degrees (Doctor of Humane Letters) were awarded to Mrs. Lois Peters and Elder Ed Zinke. An additional four "guest" graduates participated in the Commencement ceremony on Saturday night. Guest graduates are defined as those who chose not to march at their respective institutions because of Sabbath observance and other scheduling concerns.

Here are some of the statistics about the Class of 2019:

Oldest graduate 69 years old
Youngest graduate 20 years old
Female 193
Male 135

Highest GPA 4.00 - Jeffrey Otieno

Graduate Honors
Summa Cum Laude 9
Magna Cum Laude 18
Cum Laude 50
Honorable Mention 50

Schools
School of Arts & Sciences 123
School of Business 112
School of Nursing & Health Professions 84
School of Education & Social Sciences 42
School of Religion 34

Top Majors
General Studies 51
Dietetic Internship 31
Biology 29
Organizational Management 18
Nursing 18
Ministerial Theology 17

Specialty Degrees
Masters 10
Adult & Continuing Education (LEAP) - 52

Number of Graduates -- top five states
Alabama 120
California 42
Florida 32
Georgia 32
New York 29

Countries of Origin
Antigua
Bahamas
Barbados
Bermuda
Canada
England
France
Haiti
Ivory Coast
Jamaica
Trinidad
United States of America
Virgin Islands

Relive the excitement of the graduating class, their family and friends, by watching the archived Commencement ceremony at https://www2.oakwood.edu/graduates/
Posted By: Reginald Culpepper
Wednesday, May 15th 2019 at 8:59PM
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