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[Update] Clark Atlanta University student missing after telling her family she was driving to graduation

Alexis Jones-Rhodes

Alexis Jones-Rhodes (Facebook)

A Clark Atlanta University student is missing after telling her family she was driving to her commencement ceremony on May 18. According to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Alexis Jones-Rhodes left her family’s home around 4 a.m. wearing a graduation cap and gown.

However, when her family arrived at the commencement ceremony at Panther Stadium hours later, they never saw Alexis walk across the stage to receive a diploma. The family attempted to contact Alexis and have yet to hear back from her since that day.

But the family also discovered that Alexis was not an actual graduate. Officials at Clark-Atlanta University revealed that Alexis did not have enough requirements to graduate from the HBCU. They also said that she did not purchase the cap and gown from the school.

Alexis has since been found safe in Illinois.


  1. britishrose on May 21, 2015 at 1:56 pm

    if they havent found the car she could have run away , cause she was ashamed of her actions , she oviously has a double life somewhere else . and cant make amends . i hope she is alive and face the problems . its not that bad , lot of people have not graduated .but pretend they have . pray that she is alright

  2. Candy on May 21, 2015 at 2:17 pm

    I work in Higher Edu and we have one of these every year. One time the student hadn’t been at the school in years but had his family at the school claiming it was a mistake.