MEDGAR EVERS COLLEGE CONGRATULATES
THE CLASS OF 2020

A Congratulatory Message from CUNY Chancellor Matos Rodríguez and Brooklyn Borough President Eric L. Adams

Over 50,000 Graduates! Celebrate the CUNY Class of 2020!

Message from President Rudolph F. Crew

On behalf of Medgar Evers College, I extend my sincere congratulations to the class of 2020! Graduating from college is a step toward success in the years ahead as you lay the foundation for a better life for you, your family and, by extension, your greater community.

The spring semester brought with it obstacles, frustrations, and losses. Your journey to this point may have seemed daunting as you overcame unprecedented hurdles to achieve your goals. And yet each of you persevered, empowered by the knowledge and skills that you acquired at Medgar Evers College. You have demonstrated tremendous courage, strength, fortitude – and unwavering resilience – in reaching this milestone.

As a graduate, you are a symbol of our mission. You embody the empathic and transformative power of education and service to others. As we celebrate Medgar Evers College’s 50th anniversary this year, you are the realization of our founders’ vision and of the legacy of our namesake, Medgar Wiley Evers.

Remain strong, humble, and inspired by all the goodness that awaits you. Be sure to seize every opportunity to positively impact your community. Remember that you are part of a profound heritage, and I hope that you will stay connected to Medgar Evers College as you realize your new hopes and dreams.

Rudolph F. Crew, Ed. D.
President, Medgar Evers College, CUNY

Message from Provost Augustine Okereke

Even though graduation looks different this year, it does not take away from your accomplishments over the years here at Medgar Evers College. During these unprecedented times, you have experienced hardships, uncertainty, adversity, and loss, all while continuing to work hard to achieve your goals. Your commitment, determination, and leadership is noteworthy. These are not easy times, and your perseverance is what will move the world forward.

I would like to congratulate our valedictorian Cristal Munoz and associate degree scholar Lorn Deroses-White on their hard work, dedication, and accomplishments.

We will all get through this stronger than before.

Augustine Okereke
Provost, Medgar Evers College, CUNY

Graduates

Meet the Class of 2020 Valedictorian

Valedictorian: Cristal Munoz
Cristal Munoz is graduating with her Bachelor of Science in Business. Born of immigrant parents from the Dominican Republic, at an early age, she was told to take education seriously. As a middle-schooler, she was selected as valedictorian, and later in high school, she was chosen as salutatorian. During her four years at Medgar Evers College, she was a student in the Percy E. Sutton SEEK program, which includes the SEEK Entrepreneurship Academy, where she was able to use program resources to secure an internship at Dev-Byrne & Company.. In 2018, Cristal participated in the Ashley Stewart Ambassadorial Scholarship Program and was awarded a $5,000 scholarship. We congratulate Cristal on her achievements at Medgar Evers College and wish her every success in the future.

Read more about Cristal Munoz in this Q&A

Meet the Class of 2020 Associate Degree Scholar

Lorn Deroses-White is graduating with her Bachelor of Science in Financial Economics, after being placed on the Dean’s List and President’s List every semester she was enrolled at Medgar Evers College. Last year, she acquired an Associate’s Degree in Business Administration. In 2019, she represented the college at the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) Research Challenge and received a Heloise Ham Scholarship and award for Distinguished Scholar of the Year, the institute’s highest honor. She was president of the Medgar Evers Student Financial Club, of which she was a member since 2017. Lorn was selected to be a member of the National Society of Leadership and Success based on her academic standing. She currently works as an assistant in the Department of Administration at Finance at the college. We congratulate Lorn on her achievements at Medgar Evers College and wish her every success in the future.

Read more about Lorn Deroses-White in this Q&A

Schools

For the full list of graduates by school and department, click here or on the videos below.

School of Science, Health and Technology

School of Liberal Arts

School of Business

School of Education

Graduates

Meet the Class of 2020 Associate Degree Scholar

Associate Scholar: 

Meet the Class of 2020 Valedictorian

Valedictorian: 

48TH ANNUAL COMMENCEMENT

Guest

For priority seating, guests should begin to arrive at 8:00 AM. Due to occupancy limits and fire code regulations, infants and children cannot attend without a ticket of their own. Guests should enter at the 620 Atlantic Avenue entrance. Family members and guests should be seated in the Barclays Center no later than 9:00 AM. Anyone arriving after 9:00 AM will not be allowed to enter until after the graduates have been seated. Please be aware that if you leave the Center, you will not be permitted to reenter. The Ceremony and Procession will begin promptly at 9:00 AM and will be approximately three hours.

Faculty & Staff

Barclays’ VIP Room – Calvin Klein Lounge at the Atlantic Avenue entrance

Class of 2020: Graduates

The ceremony will be approximately 3 hours. You must stay for the entire event. Once the procession has begun, you may not leave the center. Cell phone usage is not permitted in the Barclays Center. The College will not be responsible for any personal belongings (i.e., bags, strollers, umbrellas, and other miscellaneous items).

ALL GRADUATES MUST REMAIN UNTIL THE END OF THE CEREMONY!

Post Ceremony Activities

After the ceremony, all graduates and their guests will be directed to the nearest exit depending on their seating location. Please plan to meet family and friends at a pre-arranged location after the ceremony.

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