College Graduates

On Friday, May 18, 2018 we celebrated a historic moment for our organization as we saw our first cohort to the completion of their post-secondary pursuits. The Student U Class of 2014 became the Student U Graduating Class of 2018, and they have achieved the incredible milestone of graduating from college and starting their journeys in the “real world.” We have now celebrated 26 college graduates from the classes of 2014, 2015, 2016, and 2017. We remain committed to supporting each graduates as they continue to grow and become the powerful people we know them to be.

Congratulations to our College Graduates:

Appalachian State University
Ana Krah | Class of 2014

Durham Technical Community College
Brenda Duran Velazquez | Class of 2016
Laura Duran Velazquez | Class of 2017
Yoximara Lopez | Class of 2017
Alexander Valdez | Class of 2017

East Carolina University
Alyzia McAlmon | Class of 2014

Meredith College
Maritzelena Chirinos | Class of 2014

North Carolina A&T State University
Ariana Johnson | Class of 2015
Malcolm Jones | Class of 2014
Ruvimbo Makonyonga | Class of 2014
Morgan Manson | Class of 2015
Joy Wright | Class of 2014

North Carolina Central University
Casey Barr-Rios | Class of 2014
Chakerya Garland | Class of 2015
TiVianna Webster | Class of 2016

University of Maryland at College Park
Dante Evans | Class of 2014

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill 
Francis Dela Cruz | Class of 2014
Niadiquay Everette | Class of 2015
Nelson Jared Lopez | Class of 2014
Jordan Riggs | Class of 2015
Karl Von Zabern | Class of 2014

University of North Carolina at Charlotte
Angelica Cohen | Class of 2014 Christopher Lindsay | Class of 2014

University of North Carolina at Greensboro
Litehsha Garrett | Class of 2014

University of North Carolina at Pembroke
LaTosha Ruffin | Class of 2014

Virginia Commonwealth University
Sara Adams | Class of 2016

Wingate University
Kameron Johnson | Class of 2014


Learn More About Our College Graduates

Valezquez
Ms. Laura Duran Velazquez – Coding and community.
Laura Duran Velazquez is graduating from Durham Tech with a degree in computer science. She is from the Student U
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Niadiquay Everette Graduate
Ms. Niadiquay Everette – Never settle for mediocrity.
Niadiquay Everette is a PROUD first-generation college student. She is graduating from UNC Chapel Hill this spring with her M.A.
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Mr. Chris Lindsay – Sharing His Brilliance In Impactful Ways
College Graduation Series Interview by Alyzia McAlmon Chris Lindsay is a graduate of the first class of Student U students. Lindsay
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Latosha Ruffin
Ms. Latosha Ruffin – Overcoming Challenges To Discover Her Best Self
College Graduation Series Interview by Alyzia McAlmon Ms. Latosha Ruffin has spent the past four years working to better herself and
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Mr. Kameron Johnson is Achieving Greatness
College Graduation Series Interview by Alyzia McAlmon Mr. Kameron Johnson overcame the challenges of being a student athlete and achieved a
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Tivianna Webster
Ms. Tivianna Webster is Destined to Change the World
College Graduation Series Interview by Alyzia McAlmon  Ms. Tivianna Webster was destined to change the world from the first day she
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Malcolm Jones
Mr. Malcolm Jones – Finding Your Passion
College Graduation Series Interview by Alyzia McAlmon Mr. Malcolm Jones has shared his brilliance both on campus at North Carolina A&T
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Francis De La Cruz
Mr. Francis De La Cruz Has Shared His Brilliance
College Graduation Series Interview by Alyzia McAlmon Mr. Francis De La Cruz has shared his brilliance with so many throughout his
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Ms. Maritzelena Chirinos
Ms. Maritzelena Chirinos – Using Her Passion to Make an Impact on Her Community
College Graduation Series Interview by Alyzia McAlmon Ms. Maritzelena Chirinos has used her goals and passion to make an impact on
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Latosha Ruffin
Ms. Latosha Ruffin – Get Out of Your Comfort Zone and Get Involved!
College Graduation Series Interview by Alyzia McAlmon Ms. Latosha Ruffin has spent the past four years at the University of North
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