A welcoming party greets South African First Lady Madame Bongi Ngema Zuma as she arrives in Raleigh, North Carolina in the United States. Madame Zuma is in the United States to deliver the 2014 Commencement Address to over 300 graduates of Shaw University and their parents. Following her speech, the University will award Madame Zuma the doctoral degree of humane letters for her outstanding contributions to her country and the world. In addition to delivering the Commencement Address, Madame Zuma will visit several clinics designed to prevent and treat diabetes. Shaw University is the oldest historically black university in the southern United States of America. Next year, in 2015, the University will be 150 years old.
Shaw University was founded in 1865 and is the first historically black university in the South. Shaw is a private, co-educational liberal arts university that awards degrees at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. The primary mission of the University is to advance knowledge, facilitate student learning and achievement, to enhance the spiritual and ethical values of its students, and to transform a diverse community of learners into future global leaders. Learn more at www.shawu.edu.
Photo caption: A welcoming party including Dr. Lee Monroe, Shaw University alumnus; the Acting President of Shaw University, Dr. Gaddis J. Faulcon and his wife; and members of the Shaw University International Students Association greet Madame Zuma.

 

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