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William Sidney Pittman Graduation Celebration
Start Date: 5/1/2019Start Time: 7:00 PM
End Date: 5/1/2019End Time: 9:00 PM
Event Description
In an effort to celebrate the achievements and accomplishments of our graduating students of African descent, we are pleased to announce the William Sidney Pittman Graduation Celebration and Reception! Mr. William Sidney Pittman was the first African American male graduate of Drexel Institute of Art, Science and Industry (now Drexel University).

This celebration is open to all graduating students; however, you MUST register in advance.  Registration information is available here. Family and friends are welcome to attend. The ceremony begins promptly at 7:00 p.m. with a reception immediately following in the Bossone Atrium.


We will award two students (one undergraduate and one graduate) with an outstanding student award.
Our undergraduate award is named after Mr. Stephen R. Cox who is Project Director for the Greater Philadelphia Region Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation. Mr. Cox also serves as the Advisor for Drexel Black Graduate Student Union.
Our graduate award is named after Ms. Jasmine Y. Wright. Jasmine was a 2015 Master of Public Health (MPH) graduate whose life was tragically taken shortly after graduating from Drexel.
Nominations for both awards will be collected in the student RSVP survey. 


Business Casual
Graduates are Encouraged to Wear Black

Student Life
Contact Information:
Name: Student Life
Phone: 215.895.2506
Mitchell Auditorium
Bossone Research Enterprise Center
3140 Market St.
Philadelphia, PA 19104
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  • Senior Class

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