JACKSONVILLE, FL – April 26, 2024 – Edward Waters University is delighted to announce its upcoming Commencement Ceremony, scheduled for Saturday, May 11, 2024, at 10:00 a.m. The event will take place at the prestigious Jacksonville Center for Performing Arts, located at 300 Waters Street, Jacksonville, FL 32202.

This year’s ceremony promises to be a memorable occasion as Edward Waters University welcomes esteemed guest speaker, Senator Tracie Davis. Senator Davis is not only an accomplished alumna of EWU but also a distinguished figure in Florida politics. Serving in the Florida House of Representatives from 2016 to 2022, Senator Davis has recently been elected to lead the caucus for the term 2026-2028. Her journey from an Edward Waters University graduate to a prominent political leader exemplifies the spirit of Emerging Eminence and leadership that EWU strives to instill in its students.

“We are honored to have Senator Tracie Davis join us as the guest speaker for our 2024 Commencement Ceremony,” said A. Zachary Faison, Jr., JD, President, and CEO of Edward Waters University. “Her dedication to public service and her remarkable achievements serve as an inspiration to our graduates as they embark on their own journeys. We look forward to hearing her insights and wisdom as we celebrate the accomplishments of our graduating class.”

The Edward Waters University Commencement Ceremony is a significant milestone in the academic journey of our students, marking the culmination of years of hard work, dedication, and perseverance. It is a time to honor their achievements, celebrate their successes, and look forward to the bright futures that lie ahead.

Members of the media are invited to attend the Edward Waters University Commencement Ceremony 2024. For press inquiries and additional information, please contact Cilicia Anderson at [email protected] or (904)470-8837.

About Edward Waters University

Edward Waters University (EWU), accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) and a member of the United Negro College Fund (UNCF), is a private, historically black, urban institution of higher education, which offers a liberal arts education with a strong emphasis on the Christian principles of high moral and spiritual values. EWU was established in 1866 and is an African Methodist Episcopal Church-related institution of higher learning. It is the first private and independent institution of higher education in the State of Florida. For more information, visit www.ew.edu.For more information about Edward Waters University, visit www.ewc.edu.

Contact:

Cilicia Anderson
Communications and Media Relations Manager
Edward Waters University
(904) 470-8837
[email protected]