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Marshall University graduates honored during kente ceremony

May 3, 2019

HUNTINGTON - Marshall University’s Office of Intercultural Affairs honored students at its semi-annual Donning of the Kente Ceremony on Thursday evening at the Joan C. Edwards Performing Arts Center.

Kente was developed in the 17th century by the Ashanti people of West Africa and is used for special occasions. Each graduate was given a hand-woven cloth to wear with their graduation regalia.

Graduates honored were Christian Davis, Danite Belay, Bryan Bradford, Cayla Taylor, Emely Fuentes, Heather Thomas, Micah Williams Ocuwatosin Aiyeleso, Shafique Oglesby, Taylor Jeffreys, Aaron Plantt, Bukola Aboduncle, Eboni Bowens, Joey Maddox, Matilda Ewunesi Derby, Anastasia Artayet Shepherd, Ariana Mickey, Dominique Sears, MaKaylla Leonard, Adriane Johnson, Breanna Renee Hargrove, Diamond Sierra Sindarin, Glen Staples, Harvey S. Salley Jr., John Massy, Laika Renee Smith, Lauren Elizabeth Washington, Marcus Reed, Nigale Zane Cabell, Norman Loving Sr., Olga Walker, Raekwon Timmons, Renay Freckleton, Sana Ghori, Shanice Crenshaw, Tianna Venable, Trevor Richards-Baines, Rajakaparthi Ganta, Jomani Drayton, Paulan Smith, Terry C. Talford, Abdul-Hamid Inusah, Aishwarya Wagh, Derek Batiste, Hafsa Tahir, Leo O. Dupre III, Mayank Patel, Mitul Kamdar, Muhammad Salman, Oluwagbenge Temitope Harrison, Parinaya Joshi, Prajna Prabhakar Mendon, Pulkit Vikas Biyani, Rohan Patkar, Sujit Uttam Jadhav, Vansh Patel, Waleed Ahmed Jokhio, Denae Williams, Imani Beard, Jamia Tyree, Justin Walker, Kishauna L. Harper, Lauryn Williams, Oliver Lee Bradley, Peyton Riddick, Porsche Dewitt, Precious Aubriana Stephens, Tianna Atkins, Alexis James Joyce, Bryce Gantt, Christine Stradwick, Joshua Moore, Queen Enamor, Samantha Carter, Ashefon Ayodele Adedeji and Carla Renae King.