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AAMU to Hold First Commencement in New Event Center

December 07, 2022

AAMU to Hold First Commencement in New Event Center

Alabama A&M University will be holding its first commencement activity in its new 6,000-person Event Center on Friday, December 9, at 10 a.m.

Dr. Roderick DeWayne Watts, president pro tem of the Alabama A&M University Board of Trustees, will serve as speaker.

Dr. Watts is a naturopathic doctor and a 1986 graduate of Tuskegee University with degrees in biology and chemistry. He is a Certified Natural Health Professional (CNHP) who also graduated from Trinity School of Natural Health and the Loomis Institute of Digestive Health in Madison, Wis.  Watts has traveled extensively, both domestically and internationally.

His memberships and affiliations include the Etowah County Department Of Human Resources – Board Member; The Gadsden City Board of Education – Board Member; Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity Inc.; Sigma Pi Phi Fraternity (The Boule’); Kappa Kappa Psi Honorary Band Fraternity; and The Aircraft Owners and Pilots Associations.

Watts is an author, a licensed pilot, inspirational speaker, and lecturer on numerous topics, with a concentration on health and wellness.  Watts and his wife Gloria are parents of two.

According to AAMU Registrar Brenda K. Williams, 155 graduate degrees and 306 undergraduate degrees will be awarded during the ceremony.