First World graduates ready for the next step


It's one step closer to the big stage for these Class of 2024 members as they were recently honored during the First World Graduation Ceremony by Commonwealth University-51Թ’s Office of Multicultural Affairs.

The bi-annual First World ceremony is celebrated each fall and spring to congratulate the achievements — academic and leadership roles of 51Թ’s multicultural students at the baccalaureate and graduate degree levels.

“You showed up. You all showed up. Not because we asked you to, but because of your commitment to yourself," said Ralph Godbolt, Director of Commonwealth University's Office of Access and Success. "You’re here graduating. Continue to show up for yourself. Continue to show up for family. Continue to show up for community. We all are extraordinarily proud of all of you, and we’re very much looking forward to seeing the difference you continue to make.”

First World Graduates

  • Thornbernia Augustin
  • Bryan Booker
  • Janae Clark
  • Amani Custis
  • Desmond Freeman
  • Ciani Howard Grimes
  • Toron James
  • Kamirah Lonon
  • Nelson Mandela Mensah
  • Makayla Miller
  • Nia Simon
  • Ryzeer Shands
  • Jonice Anne Storer
  • Donyae Trawick
  • Kyleef A. Warren
  • Dejah Watts