American Baptist College will hold its annual graduation ceremony on Tuesday, May 25, 2021 at 1 p.m. CDT. The in-person event will be held at First Baptist church, South Inglewood, located at 1515 Ann Street, in East Nashville.Â Senior pastor, Rev. Â Napoleon Harris, V. said, â€śI am delighted to welcome the graduates from American Baptist College to First Baptist for this traditional and sacred service.â€ť
The 2020 graduates will join the 2021 graduates for this joyful traditional event.Â Because of COVID-19, the 2020 graduates were forced to participate in a virtual ceremony.Â â€śThis year, we are bringing back that class to experience the live, in-person graduation ceremony that was taken from them,â€ť said Dr. Forrest E. Harris, Sr., president of American Baptist College.
Â This yearâ€™s graduation will also be virtual on Facebook and Zoom. Through technology the 2020 graduates participated remotely in the unique ceremony at their various home locations.Â â€śThis year, they will be able to gather together in love and have their graduation,â€ť said Mrs. Phyllis Hildreth, Vice President for Strategy and Academics.
Dominisha Black, a Bible & Theology major has long-term goals are to earn her masterâ€™s degree Theology and her MBA. She feels American Baptist College prepared her. â€śMy experience here at ABC has been challenging, yet rewarding, and I would gladly recommend any one to attend.
Timothy Johnson, also a Bible & Theology major, is looking forward to graduating this May as well, said, â€śIf he could leave one thing with future flames of ABC, it would be, â€śDonâ€™t be afraid to be yourself.â€ť â€ś
COVID-19 protocol will be strictly enforced with the requirement of masks, temperature checks and social distancing.Â Graduates are limited to five guests per graduate.