The second co-valedictorian for the class of 2021 is Kymani Kalu Joachim, a kinesiology major from Pasadena, California. While maintaining a Dean’s List and Honor Roll status throughout his tenure at Morehouse, Kymani earned Certifications of Excellence in Mathematics and joined organizations such as National Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association, American Physical Therapy Association, and Phi Beta Kappa, among many others. Outside of academic pursuits, Joachim served as an athletic trainer volunteer for the Morehouse College Football team, the head of the sports medicine sector for the kinesiology program, and a peer counselor for the Morehouse CHILL mental health advocacy organization, tutored at the Rosebuds Academy, and interned for CourtsCornerLA, a sports medicine program for the Los Angeles Sparks.
After graduation, Joachim will head back to the west coast in pursuit of a Master of Science in biokinesiology and physical therapy with an emphasis in sports medicine at the University of Southern California.
As he prepares for his next chapter, he aims to represent the quintessential Morehouse Man.
“A Morehouse Man is one who knows how to articulate his thoughts with emotional intelligence,” explained Joachim. “He remains open-minded and strives to maintain a well-balanced outlook and approach to life. He is humble during the good times and patient during difficulties.”
“I attribute my success thus far to God, my family & friends, my support system in the AUC, and to all of the people that have guided me throughout life and helped me get to where I am today.”