June 11: 19th Annual Tyehimba Cultural Graduation Celebration

This year will be the 19th annual Tyehimba Cultural Graduation Celebration at the University of Cincinnati. The theme of the event will be

Building the Village of the Future.

Tyehimba will celebrate the graduates’ meeting expectations now and going above and beyond the call of duty.

The Nigerian word “Tyehimba” means “We Stand as a Nation.” Hosted by UC's African-American Cultural and Research Center, the Tyehimba Celebration is an Afro-centric graduation for the graduates of the University of Cincinnati of all degree levels designed to acknowledge their achievements and to express the graduates’ thanks to their families, friends, the university’s faculty and staff, and the community for their assistance.

“We rejoice with our graduates celebrating through song, dance and the spoken word,” says Jasmine Buxton of the African-American Cultural & Research Center.

UC Vice President and Chief Diversity Officer Mitchel Livingston will give the welcome. The keynote speaker will be Faith Daniels, Radio One personality on MoJo 100.3 FM.

What:

Tyehimba Cultural Graduation Celebration

When:

Friday, June 11, 2010, at 7 p.m.

Where:

Tangeman University Center’s Great Hall.

The event is free and open to the public.

Tickets are required but they will be limited as

graduates and their families will be given the top priority

. Tickets can be picked up in the AACRC at 300 Sander.

For information, call 513-556-1177 or visit the

AACRC website

.

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