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During the current year there have been
graduated from the great universities nine
teen colored Bachelors of Arts, and five
Masters of Arts. From the state universi
ties, which rang for the most part equally
as high, there have come thirty-seven
Bachelors of Arts, one Master and one Doc
tor of Philosophy. Other Northern institu
tions have sent out twenty-one Bachelors
of Arts, making seventy-seven Bachelors in
all from Northern institutions. There have
come from leading colored colleges two hun
dred twenty-two Bachelors and from other
colored coleges one hundred fifty-six, or
three hundred seventy-eight in all. This
makes a grand total, of four hundred fifty
five Bachelors of Arts, as compared with
338 in 1916, 281 in 1915 and 250 in 1914.
Omissions would probably bring the actual
number of graduates up to at least 475.
The record in detail is as follows:
The Great Universities
Harvard sends forth ten colored Bache
lors of Arts: E. L. C. Davidson, U. W.
Holly, H. W. Porter, H. W. Brown, B. R.
Wilson, Jr., W. T. Gibbs, C. E. Arnold, B.
W. H. Davis, all four-year men; L V. Alexis
and H. P. Payne, three-year men. In ad
dition to these L. D. Turner and J. S. For
rester, Jr., receive the degree of Master of
Arts. Mr. Davidson has been a member of
the wrestling team, 125 pound. class, for
three years in which time only one man de
feated him. During the past season he
won every bout and the Harvard and New
England intercolleegiate championship. He
is the only son of Shelby Davidson of
Washington, D. C. Mr. Alexis was a mem
ber of the 1916 track team.
There is one graduate from Yale, J. F.
Williams, who takes his Bachelor of Sci
ence from the Sheffield Scientific School.
Columbia sends out on Master of Arts, E.
E. Tyler. From the University of Chicago
come two Masters of Arts, G. R. "Wilson
and L. L. McGee, and two Bachelors of Phi
losophy, J. C. Carroll and C. S. Johnson.
Mr. Carroll held a scholarship from the
white Baptist convention of the State of
New Jersey. The University of Pennsyl
vania graduates two Bachelors of Arts, P.
C. Johnson and 11. S. Blaekiston; the latter
won the Schleicher prize in German. From
Clark, Kelly Miller, Jr., receives the degree
of Master of Arts.
Three girls graduate from Radcliffe:
Miss E. B. Dykes receives her degree
"Magna Cum Laude"; Miss F. O. Grant
was elected to the Phi Beta Kappa in her
junior year and took second year and final
honors in clasiscs; Miss N. F. Wright fin
ishes the course in three and one-half years
and has already been appointed to work for
the Health Survey of Cape Cod. Misss A.
E. Sears receives the Bachelor of Arts de
gree from Wellesley. She has been active
in sports and received three scholarships.
From Smith, Miss C. E. S. Lee receives the
Bachelor of Arts degree.
The State Universities
The University of Michigan sends out five
Bachelors of Arts: J. R. Crossland, J. S.
Price, W. S. Wickliffe, and the Misses P.
W. Waters and IT. E. Wilson. Mr. Wick
liffe has been a member of the track team.
Mr. G. A. Ferguson receives his Bachelor
of Science degree in agriculture from the
University of Illinois and M. A. Chandler
takes the degree of Doctor of Philosophy in
chemistry. Mr. Chandler is a member off
the Phi Lambda Upsilon and of the Sigma
Chi. He has held a fellowship in chemistry
for two years. The University of Wiscon
sin graduates V. C. Turner from the two
year course in agriculture. Indiana Uni
versity graduates the followingl Bachelors
of Arts: G. H. Brown, E. F. Cox, T. C.
Johnson, A. E. Meyzeek and Robert Skel
ton. Mr. Johnson is married and has sup
ported his family during his college work.
Mr. Cox belonged to many of the depart
mental clubs and was secretary and treas
urer of the Physics Club. There are two
graduates from Ohio State University: S.
M. Taylor, Bachelor of Arts, and Misss J.
Brassfield from the College of Agriculture.
The University of Kansas graduates A.
Hawkins and Miss M. L. Jones as Bachelors
of Arts, E. S. Perry in Fine Arts and T. G.
Marton in engineering. Mr. Marto ■would
like to get in touch with every Negro en
gineer in America and plan a suitable or
ganization. The Misses P. Jackson and E.
Anderson graduate in Home Economics
from Kansas State Agricultural College with
the degree of Bachelor of Science.
The following receive the degree of
Bachelor of Arts from the State University
of Iowa: A. A. Keene and the Misses V.
London, I. J. McClain, M. Graves, R. South
all, and M. Morgan. Mr. Keene did "su
perior' 'work in German and had "un
usual" ability in Spanish. lowa State Col
lege graduates three Bachelors of Science:
R. A. Hamilton, W. M. Cain, and E. Moore.
Mr. Cain won three prizes in a landscape
designing competition, was a member of the
college fruit judging team, and won three
prizes in a speaking contest. He is secre
tary of the Horticultural Club and a mem
ber of the "Da Luk." The Rev. E. W.
Daniel, assistant rector of St. Philips Par
ish, receives his Master of Arts degree from
New York University and the Misses C. L.
Jones and A. C. Stewart receive the degree
of Bachelor of Science. The University of
Nebraska graduates Miss F. F. Cooley as a
Bachelor of Arts and D. M. Prillerman, son
of the president of West Virginia Collegiate
Institute, receives his Bachelor of Science
degree from Michigan Agricultural College.
The Leading- Colored Colleges
Howard University graduates 56 Bach
elors of Arts and Sciences, 21 being from the
Teachers' College, and 35 from the College
of Arts and Sciences. The ranking scholar
in the College of Arts and Sciences is John
L. Berry. Miss J. E. Baer ranks the Teach
Fisk sends out 32 college graduates with
C. W. Wesley, "Magna Cum Laude," as
ranking scholar. Hereafter no student will
be admitted to college rank at Fisk "with
less than fourteen units." Atlanta has 9
college graduaes with B. F. Sherard as rank
ing scholar. Gifts and pledges amounting
to $65,000 have been made to Atlanta dur
ing the year and courses in organic chem
istry and biology have been added to the
curriculum. Wilberforce sends out 16 col
lege graduates with Miss Margaret Watkins
as ranking scholar. A hospital has been
completed during the year and a recitation
hall and gymnasium are being erected.
Lincolin graduates 32 students, 29 of whom
receive the degree of Bachelor of Arts and
the others the degree of Bachelor of Sci
ence. Willis G. Price is ranking scholar.
Morehouse has 10 college graduates ranked
by J. P. Barbour. The college has just
celebrated her fiftieth anniversary and dedi
cated a new $30,000 dormitory. Biddle is
also celebrating her fiftieth anniversary and
sends out 34 college graduates ranked by
P. W. Russell, Jr., and I. D. Wood, who
were tied for first place. The college has
received during the year $22,000 in gifts.
Talladega graduates 11 Bachelors of Arts
ranked by L. A. Mahone. From Wylie come
9 Bachelors of Arts, headed by W. E.
Bailey. Virginia Union graduates 7 Bache
lors of Arts with W. A. Daniel as ranking
scholar. Mr. Daniel has also been active in
athletics and director of the university or
chestra. Knoxville has 6 college graduates
ranked by Miss Thelma Williams.
Smaller Northern Colleges
There are five colored graduates from
Oberlin this year: C. T. Fortson and the
Misses A. L. Pendleton and 11. H. Tuck
receive the decree of Bachelor of Arts; C.
C. Cohen and T. A. Deßose receive the de
gree of Bachelor of Music. Miss Pendleton
was elected to the Phi Beta Kappa. F. M.
Dent graduates from Amherst. He is the
only colored officer at the Fort Meyer, Va.,
Training camp. Western Reserve graduates
A. G. Svans and Miss L. E. Canneville with
ihe degree of Bachelor of Arts. R. W. Lo
p-an and J. K. Rector graduate from Will
iams. Mr. Logan is a Phi Beta Kappa man
and commencement orator. He has won sev
eral prizes while in college. A. Krigger
graduates from Civil Engineering- at the
Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Miss
R. Wood graduates from the department of
Household Economies at the Carnegie In
titute of Technology.
Other Northern Institutions
David A. Lane, who graduates from Bow
doin, has won two prizes for public debat
ing and the Phi Beta Kappa key. He rep
resented Bowdoin in intercollegiate debat
ing contests. A. A. Dyer graduates from
Bates where he has won several prizes for
debating and represented his college in in
tercollegiate contests. He is president of
the "Cercle Francais" and graduates with
honors in language and literaturee. He is
one of the class-day speaekrs. Colby sends
out G. L. Holley with the Bachelor of Arts
degree. Coe graduates E. Collins. "He is
a fine young fellow and has taken unusually
high standing in chemistry. . . . Mr.
Colloins has not only done good work in
his class but has been a leader in athletics
and other activities of the college." Ilills
dale graduates Mrs. L. L. Cable, "a super
ior student," and A. H. Camper. Two col
ored students graduate from Antioch and
three from Ohio University: two in the two
year elementary education course, the Misses
S. Finnell and E. C. Bishop; W. E. Hunni
cutt graduates with the degree of Bachelor
of Arts. Ohio Wesleyan graduates Miss M.
Male and A. 0. Bustamante. The Univer
sity of Pittsburg graduates the Misses M.
Nicholas and Z Turfley with the degree of
Bachelor of Arts. Simmons graduates Miss
M. F. Parker in Household Economies.
From Syracuse come J. Trigg with the de
gree of Bachelor of Arts; J. V. Herring and
W. P. Johnson wtih the degree of Bachelor
of Pedagogy, and W. W. Lawson in agri
culture. Mr. Herring receives first prize in
the university art exhibition and Mr. John
son has been choir director at St. Philips
Episcopal Church. The College of the City
of New York gives the degree of Bachelor
of Arts to N. Whiteman, D. Maynard, and
A. Sewell. The Rhode Island State College
sends out C. E. Harry, Jr., as Bachelor of
Science and Agriculture. Osknlooso Col
lege graduates F. J. Myles as Bachelor of
Other Colored Colleges
Other colored institutions have college
graduates as follows: Bishop, 11 : Aleorn,
26; Florida A. & M., 100; George R. Smith,
6; Tougaloo, 2; Rust, 1; New Orleans, 3;
Straight, 1; A. & M., Langston, Okla., 12;
A. &M., Normal, Ala., 1; Morgan, 11; Roger
Williams, 1; Lane, 7; Shorter, 2; Arkansas
Baptist, 5; Philander Smith, 0; A. & T.,
Greensboro, N. C, 7; Bennett, 1; Shaw, 7;
Clark, 1; Georgia State, 6; Spelman, 1;
Morris Brown, 5; Benedict, 10; A. & M.,
Orangeburg, S. C, 10.
Knoxville has received a bequest of $18,
--000 during the past year. Tougaloo has a
new brick recitation building and a new
water system. One of the college graduates
of George R. Smith is sixty years of age.
New Orleans University has a new six-year
normal course. Lane has received an estate
worth $3,000 from James Ritchey, a colored
man. Arkansas Baptist has a bequest of
$3,000. Clark has been cleared of debt dur
ing the year and has #35,000 toward an en
dowment fund. Georgia State, Philander
Smith, Shorter, and Rust report large en
rollments. The legislature of South Caro
lina will give Orangeburg $50,000 a year
for buildings and equipment for the next
three years. During the last year it has
received three new dormitories valued at
$35,000 each. The enrollment is 801, the
largest among the colored schools of the
Howard University sends out 13 gradu
ates in medicine, 36 in dentistry, 14 in phar
macy, 26 in law and 12 in theology.
Other professional graduates are reported
as follows: Meharry had 07 graduates in
medicine, 21 in dentistry, 24 in pharmacy
and 8 in nurse^training. National Training
School, theology, 2; Talladega, theology, 1:
Virginia Union, theology, 2. Gammon gradu
ated 18 students in theology.
From the Northern institutions there arr
the following professional graduates; in
medicine: W. R. R. Granger, Jr., Columbia
College of Physicians and Suregons; A. R.