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  • Your Lives Matter: Graduating Class Urged to Commit to Excellence, Give Back

    May 09, 2015
    Claflin Commencement speaker Marc Morial, CEO and President of the National Urban League, told graduates Saturday that though a Claflin degree may lead to crystal stairs, there will be obstacles along the way. “That stair case will have broken floor boards and be rough and stormy in some spots,” he said. “Claflin has prepared you to walk that crystal stair.” Claflin conferred 380 undergraduate and graduate degrees to students for across the nation and world, with three percent of the graduating class being international students. Morial used the theme “Black Lives Matter, Your Lives Matter, All Lives Matter” to encourage students to be change agents and make an impact in their chosen professions.
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  • Mother, Daughter Graduates Share Experiences at Claflin University

    May 09, 2015
    Nearly two years passed before graduating senior Tyler Breland discovered that her mother was also attending Claflin University. On Saturday, May 9, Tyler Breland will graduate summa cum laude with a bachelor’s degree in marketing and her mother will graduate magna cum laude with a bachelor’s degree in organizational management during Claflin University’s 145th Commencement Convocation.
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  • Khristen Murdock: Student, Athlete, Solider

    May 08, 2015
    Many students enter college unsure of the path they will eventually choose. But Khristen Murdock, a Bamberg, S.C. native, has always had a clear sense of direction. She will be among nearly 400 graduates who will receive their degree at Claflin University’s 145th Commencement Convocation set for Saturday, May 9, 11 a.m. at the South Atlantic Seventh-day Adventist Convention Center.
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  • Nepalese Students Make History at Claflin University

    May 08, 2015
    Shree Kushwaha, Madan Godar, and Prayas Timalsina will make history when they receive their degrees on Saturday during the 145th Claflin University Commencement Ceremony, on Saturday, May 9, 11 a.m. at the South Atlantic Seventh-day Adventist Convention Center. They represent the first students from Nepal to graduate from Claflin.
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  • Graduate Pursues Her Passion for Writing at Claflin University

    May 07, 2015
    Writing has been her passion for as long as she can remember. So when Claflin University mass communications senior Princess Williams was named South Carolina Collegiate Journalist of the Year for institutions with fewer than 5,000 students, she was overjoyed.
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