Join us on Tuesday, September 13, at 5 p.m. C.T. for the Fall 2022 Convocation, which will take place in the Fine Arts Room of the Susie McClure Library.

Convocation provides an opportunity at the start of each academic year for the entire ABC community come together to reflect on the way forward and how we can work together to carry out the College’s mission.

The Convocation address will be delivered by Rev. Dr. Johnny H. Flakes III, senior pastor of the Fourth Street Missionary Baptist Church in Columbus, GA, and a member of the American Baptist College Board of Trustees. Among his many honors is recent recognition as a recipient of the 2022 Faith-Based and Humanitarian Award from Diversity Programs and Services at Columbus State University.

Ways to Attend

In Person: McClure Library Fine Arts Room

1800 Baptist World Center Drive, Nashville TN, 37207

Online Via Zoom: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83462865745?pwd=RktrUDVoSC9teFdSSmVuYUhjbW4zZz09

2022 Convocation Program

Opening Musical Selection*

Lift Every Voice and Sing

 

Master of Ceremony

Mr. Richard Jackson, Executive Vice President

 

Scripture

ABC Student

 

Prayer

ABC Student

 

Musical Selection*

Feeling Good (Nina Simone)

 

State of the College & Introduction of Speaker

Rev. Dr. Forrest E. Harris Sr., President

 

Musical Selection*

Oh Freedom! (Golden Gospel Singers)

 

Keynote Speaker

Rev. Dr. Johnny H. Flakes III, Senior Pastor, Fourth Street Missionary Baptist Church

 

Academic Accomplishments

Dr. Febbie Dickerson, Vice President of Academic Affairs

 

Student Pinning Ceremony & Lighting of the Flame

 

Alma Mater

Mr. David Thomas, Professor

 

Closing Remarks & Benediction

Rev. Dr. Forrest E. Harris Sr., President

 

*Featured soloist for all musical selections:  Alanna Lee, Voice Student, Tennessee State University