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TO OUR GRADUATES

Our most sincere congratulations on your graduation! You are the second cohort of our Black Graduation Celebration and we’d like to take a moment to honor your contributions and accomplishments both as an individual Concordia graduate and as a members of Concordia’s Black community. As an alum you are now part of our finest ambassadors – your continued success is our collective success!
We thank you for your dedication, persistence, excellence and the inspiration you represent for future generations of Black graduates.
May your future shine bright.

MEET SOME OF OUR 2022 GRADUATES 

THE SECOND COHORT OF OUR BLACK GRADUATION CELEBRATION!


KristinaCeus

Kristina Céus

Haïti

BA in Psychology

To a brighter future.

SianBorden

Sian Alaysia Clarke Borden

Barbados & Nova Scotia

BA in Human Relations

Community made <3. Pay it forward.
MarvelouseLouis

Marvelouse Louis

Haïti

BComm, Minor in Economic Science

Even a global pandemic couldn't stop me!

OlayemiOlufunkeAjala

Olayemi Olufunke Ajala

Nigeria

BA in Human Relations, Minor in French Language

I am eternally grateful for the opportunities and support I received throughout my time at Concordia. The memories and relationships I built with my peers and professors are some that I will cherish for a long time. I would also like to thank my fellow EXEC team, and members of the African Students Association of Concordia 2021/2022, for making my time so memorable. To my fellow students, university is the place and time to grow. It will be scary and confusing sometimes; but don’t doubt yourself or your abilities, make use of the resources around you. Take your academic commitments seriously but also try new things, live in the moment and enjoy the experience.

Christina Nancy Eyangos

Cameroon

BA in Biology

My life is a testimony of God's grace. After being a drop out and having my son, I came back stronger than ever. Holding my degree and my son is the best feeling in the entire world. I am now a candidate for a political party for the 2022 provincial election in Quebec. Check out for me!

Benjamyn Upshaw-Ruffner

BA Honours in Philosophy

The future is ours to decide!

Jephte Joseph

BA in Psychology

 
ShelseaJuste

Shelsea Juste

Haïti

BA in Human Relations

"It always seems impossible until it's done."  - Nelson Mandela

LudyvineKodjane

Ludyvine Daisy Kodjane

Côte d'Ivoire

BA Honours in Anthropology

The word 'diploma' fail to acknowledge all the blood, sweat, tears and conflicting range of emotions that goes into the successful completion of a degree. Congrats my fellow graduates!

Mary-LorenceLellFotso

Mary-Lorence Lell Fotso

BA in Human Relations

Work hard, play even harder.

Toni-AnneMilwood

Toni-Anne Milwood

Jamaica

MA in Economics

I’d like to thank my family and friends for the love, sacrifices and support throughout this journey. Thanks also to my Professors for the mentorship and encouragement during my time at Concordia.
'The expected is what keeps us steady. It’s the unexpected that changes our lives forever'
- Shonda Rhimes

Abel Saugeron

France, Ethiopia

BA in Anthropology

"Your time is limited, so don't waste it living someone else's life." - Steve Jobs
Thank you to my friends, family and teammates for being part of this journey and fot having believed in me.

Shazia Ranmal

Congo, India & South Africa

BA in Human Environment

The world awaits let's conquer it.

Keyara Valencia-Hinds

Barbados

BA in Athletic Therapy

Recipient of the Black Excellence Award for Leadership and Advocacy

“Remember that wherever your heart is, there you will find your treasure.”
- The Alchemist

Leaka Astrid Rosemonde Aguy

Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire

BA in Political Science

Do it afraid.
Lisa-WilliaVolcy

Lisa-Willia Volcy

Haïti

BFA in Theatre, Specialization in Acting

"If there's a book that you want to read, but it hasn't been written yet, then you must write it." -Toni Morrison

MagloireLoudguiDjimdou

Magloire Loudgui Djimdou

Chad

PhD in Mathematics


ElodiePierre-Louis

Elodie Pierre-Louis

Haïti

BComm, Minor in Economic Science

Never forget where you come from, this is only the beginning!

ErnitheEdmond

Ernithe Edmond

Haïti

BEng, Mechanical Engineering

Recipient of the Black Graduation Award

Without commitment, you'll never start and without consistency you'll never finish.Congratulations to you all!

BiancaMcKenzie-Medford

Bianca McKenzie

Barbados

BA, Specialization in History

"All great achievements require time. - Maya Angelou

Akira Da Costa De Carlos

Angola, Cape Verde and São Tomé

BA in Molecular Biology, Hispanic Culture and Literature

Alice Walker once said, “the most common way people give up their power is by thinking they don't have any." but my father always reinforced in me that as long as I persevere, I’ll have all the power in the world. This achievement is both an ode to that and stands as my personal act of political warfare against a world that barricades the success of Black femmes.

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