Southern University to host virtual commencement for spring, summer graduates
BATON ROUGE- Southern University will host a virtual commencement ceremony for its spring and summer graduates of 2020, the university announced Monday in a news release.
The graduation ceremony will premiere on Friday, Aug. 7 at 10 a.m. on the homepage of Southern University's website, Facebook page, and YouTube channel. The video will also be available for on-demand playback.
Because of the COVID-19 pandemic and statewide mandates on large gatherings, traditional in-person ceremonies were canceled.
Kenneth C. Frazier, chief executive officer and chairman of the board for Merck & Co. Frazier, will be the commencement speaker.
The virtual ceremony will include remarks from the Southern University President-Chancellor Ray L. Benton, Governor John Bel Edwards, Southern University Board of Supervisors Chairman Domoine Rutledge, and more.
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