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Dr.Mae Jemison Commencement Speaker at HT

Sat August 7 @ 9:00 am | 12:30 pm

Engineer, physician, advocate and astronaut Dr. Mae Jemison, the first woman of color to go into space, will deliver the commencement address at Huston-Tillotson University’s 2021 Commencement Convocation on Saturday, August 7, 2021, at 9 a.m.

The ceremony will be held on the Huston-Tillotson University Athletic Field, located at 900 Chicon Street. The occasion marks the return to an in-person graduation event for the first time since 2019, as the 2020 commencement exercises were postponed due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

The convocation will recognize graduating classes of 2020 and 2021, including honors students from both classes, as well as the Golden Classes of 1970 and 1971.

Appropriate Covid-19 protocols and safety measures will be in place, with event parking on Chalmers Avenue. The ceremony will also be video streamed live. For more information, visit htu.edu.

“The classes of 2020 and 2021 displayed unconquerable resolve, enduring a global pandemic in the completion of their academic quests,” said Huston-Tillotson University President Dr. Colette Pierce Burnette.  “Having Dr. Jemison to render our Commencement Convocation address at this milepost in history is a perfect embodiment of courage and perseverance, as she overcame insurmountable obstacles to attain a global first. I look forward to her message, which I am certain will embolden our Genius Generation and all who will witness it. We are elated to celebrate these graduates in person and bring our campus community, alumni, and friends back together.”


Sat August 7
9:00 am | 12:30 pm
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Huston-Tillotson University
900 Chicon St.
Austin, TX 78702 United States
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