Megan Pete, a.k.a. Megan Thee Stallion, was one of 843 graduates who crossed the stage during TSU’s Winter Commencement on Saturday, December 11, 2021, in the Health & Physical Education Arena.

The university held two ceremonies – one at 9:30 a.m. and a second at 12:30 p.m. – to recognize and celebrate students who have persevered through portions of three academic years dealing with COVID, matriculating with bachelor’s, master’s, doctoral and professional degrees.

These students were part of the safe “Return to Tiger Land” for in-person classes with the Fall 2021 semester, following several semesters impacted by the pandemic.

TSU President Dr. Lesia Crumpton-Young, who recently completed her first 100 days in office, shared her dream for her first class of graduates– a dream inspired by Martin Luther King’s famous “I Have a Dream” speech.

“As we celebrate their achievement, we also welcome them into Tiger Nation as alumni across the globe. I am confident that our graduates are prepared to transform the world through knowledge and experiences gained at TSU,” she said.

The winter class boasted 595 undergraduate degrees, 187 graduate degrees, 16 Doctor of Pharmacy degrees, and 45 Juris Doctor degrees from the Thurgood Marshall School of Law.

TSU’s morning (9:30 a.m.) ceremony included graduates from the College of Education, School of Communication, Barbara Jordan-Mickey Leland School of Public Affairs, Jesse H. Jones School of Business, and the Thurgood Marshall School of Law.

Megan particpated in the afternoon (12:30 p.m.) ceremony, which included graduates from the College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences, College of Liberal Arts and Behavioral Sciences, and the College of Science, Engineering and Technology.

Congratulations to all the graduates!

As an added bonus, Megan was honored in a special ceremony where she received Congressional recognition from the Honorable Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee.