Lashaunda Yates graduated Summa Cum Laude with Graceland's Class of 2017 on April 30 with a Bachelor of Arts Honors in History with a minor in Liberal Studies: Political Science. For the duration of her college career, Yates competed in high jump and long jump on the Yellowjackets track and field team. She was a two-time national qualifier and served as captian of the track team for two years.
Yates plans to attend Carleton University in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada to pursue a masters degree in polictical science. While completeing her graduate degree, she will hold a position as a teaching assistant.