Ms. Jeraldyne Patrick Dorsey of the town of Midway, AL (the Oak Grove Community), recently attended the Spring Commencement Exercises of Tennessee State University, a HBCU in Nashville, TN.

Ms. Dorsey received her Bachelor’s degree from TSU in 1969. This was a notable year for Ms. Dorsey as she participated in the Vintagers Celebration that was held during the commencement week activities.

Vintagers are Tennessee State University alumni who graduated from the institution at least 40 years ago and return to their alma mater each spring commencement and hold different functions over the celebratory weekend. With the theme “I Am Forever TSU,” Vintagers celebrated their 50 - year class reunion dressed in gold-colored caps and gowns and joined the ceremony to relive their graduation day.

There were 42 graduates who participated in this year’s Vintagers ceremony and received certificates of recognition from the university’s president, Dr. Glenda Baskin Glover, a member of an elite number of only eight African American women who are presidents of colleges/universities.

During the commencement week activities, Ms. Dorsey was honored to attend the undergraduate commencement ceremony where Dr. Michael Eric Dyson, a noted professor, author, minister, and radio host delivered the commencement address.

Ms. Dorsey is a graduate of the Bullock County School District where she taught for 30 years.

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