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Rites of Passage celebrated

Morehead State University’s Office of Student Activities sponsored its 37th Rites of Passage recognition ceremony on Friday, Dec. 13, in the Adron Doran University Center (ADUC) Ballrooms.    

The purpose of the ceremony was to recognize and celebrate the academic achievement of minority and international students at MSU. Each student will receive a certificate, a gift and a special Kente stole.    

Fall graduates who participated in the ceremony were:    

Front row, left to right: 

  • Emelyn Wells, Salt Lick  
  • Shawntasia Butler, Clearfield   
  • Kiana Gilbert, Louisville 
  • Payne Rochelle, Louisville    
  • K'sha Stoner, Louisville  
  • Darianne Seward, Columbus, Ohio 

​Back row, left to right 

  • Allison Hull, Berea     
  • Sydnee Bradley, Louisville     
  • David Devaughn, Cincinnati, Ohio   
  • Eulaun Beasley, Lexington    

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Additional information about the ceremony is available by calling Shannon Colvin, associate director for student activities, at 606-783-2071 or emailing