Morehouse College in the United States is celebrating its 132nd commencement with a record three valedictorians, who all amassed 4.0 GPAs.
The three graduates range in majors from business administration to economics, and are followed closely behind by their salutatorian who has a 3.99 GPA.
According to Morehouse.edu; the exercises will be historic as the College recognizes three valedictorians for the first time during 132nd Commencement Exercises. Commencement is set for Sunday, May 15, 2016, at 8 a.m. at Century Campus.
The students each graduating with a 4.0 GPA and being recognized jointly as valedictorian for the Class of 2016 are Liam R. Davis, Ian Niemeyer and Willie J. Thompson. Salutatorian is Rami Blair.
“The honoring of three of our graduating seniors jointly as valedictorian serves as one proud and significant example of Morehouse College’s commitment to academic excellence — which also ties to one of the College’s strategic focuses of acuity,” said John Silvanus Wilson Jr., president of Morehouse College.
“Acuity means striving for the best — both intellectual and personal excellence. These are just a pair of the qualities that embody Morehouse men such as our three valedictorians and salutatorian, and countless scholars who have performed at the highest levels in their respective disciplines. We celebrate these graduating seniors and their successes and will continue to prepare men who demonstrate principles such as acuity and integrity.”
Also a Fulbright Scholar, salutatorian Rami Blair graduates with a 3.99 GPA. Blair majored in French language and literature at Morehouse.