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Shaw University Commencement Information

Sunday, May 8, 2016 | 10:00 a.m.

Welcome to the Shaw University official Commencement web site. This section has been created to assist graduation candidates, families, faculty, and staff in preparation for this exciting time of celebrating student achievement. Shaw University’s Commencement exercise will be held in the Duke Energy Center for Performing Arts – Memorial Auditorium on Sunday, May 8, 2016 at 10:00 a.m.

Graduating seniors are advised to consult the Graduation Clearance Process page and the Commencement FAQ page.  Also, please visit the links to the right to find out more about the commencement ceremony and graduation process. 

2016 Commencement SpeakerFred Whitfield

Fred A. Whitfield
President, COO Alternate Governor & Minority Owner
Hornets Sports & Entertainment

A talented sports executive with experience as a player, coach, agent, sports marketer and basketball operations administrator, Fred Whitfield joined Hornets Sports & Entertainment (formerly Bobcats Sports & Entertainment) as President & Chief Operating Officer in July 2006.  In this role, Whitfield oversees all business operations for the Charlotte Hornets and Time Warner Cable Arena.

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