Nigerian valedictorian Stephanie Akpapuna, who is pictured talking to her graduating class at the ceremony. Miss Akpapuna made history as 3rd sister named valedictorian at the University. Both of her older sisters, Jennifer and Merrilyn, were valedictorians in 2004 and 2014, respectively.
Dillard University held its 80th commencement on Saturday, May 7, on the schoolâ€™s Rosa Freeman Keller Avenue of the Oaks in New Orleans, conferring more than 200 undergraduate degrees. Actor-comedian Garrett Morris (the first black â€œSaturday Night Liveâ€ cast member and a regular on â€œTwo Broke Girlsâ€) and actor Terrence â€œJâ€ Jenkins received honorary degrees.