Birmingham mayor to speak at Alabama A&M graduation ceremony

Alabama A&M’s commencement ceremony will take place May 6 at 10AM. (Alabama A&M via Facebook)

Alabama A&M’s class of 2022 will graduate officially in just a couple of weeks, with commencement ceremonies planned for Friday, May 6.

The graduation ceremony will feature an address from Birmingham mayor Randall Woodfin, who has been an adamant supporter of HBCUs and has been a significant force in maintaining a working relationship between Birmingham and Alabama A&M.

For those of you who aren’t familiar with Woodfin, he’s a pretty impressive guy.

Who is Randall Woodfin?

Randall Woodfin has served as mayor of Birmingham since 2017. (Michael Seale/Hville Blast)

Woodfin became the mayor of Birmingham, Ala., in October 2017 after winning a runoff against incumbent William A. Bell. He entered his second term as mayor on November 23, 2021.Woodfin had previously served as president of the Birmingham City School Board from 2013-15 and as a city attorney for Birmingham from 2009-2017.

The mayor is a graduate of Morehouse College (Ga.), where he majored in political science and served as president of the Student Government Association. He later earned the Juris Doctor from the Cumberland School of Law at Samford University.

More than 600 A&M students to receive degrees in 2022

More than 600 students are set to receive degrees from Alabama A&M in 2022. (Alabama A&M via Facebook)

According to Alabama A&M’s registrar’s office, more than 600 students have applied for graduation for Spring 2022, including 475 undergraduates and 152 graduate students.

The graduation ceremony will begin at 10AM at Louis Crews Stadium. Family members, friends, and members of the AAMU community who are unable to attend commencement may view the event online.

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