Penn State's First Black Graduate

Penn State's First Black Graduate

Calvin H. Waller is considered the University's first African American graduate, although there are no official records from that time to indicate students' racial identities. Born in Macon, Georgia in 1880, he earned a bachelor of science degree in agriculture in 1905. While at the University, he distinguished himself as an accomplished vocalist, quarterbacked the football team, and was associate editor for the campus yearbook, La Vie.