All-College Convocation Inspires Students
Thursday, August 23, 2012
CANTON, Mo.--Students and faculty gathered in the Alexander Campbell Auditorium Thursday, Aug. 23, for the All-College Convocation, the first formal academic assembly of the school year. The audience stood as Dr. Eliot Jones, assistant professor of music and director of choral activities, played the organ and faculty and staff in their academic costume and regalia processed into the auditorium. Devon Ossorio, director of student activities and intramurals, led the invocation and Sean McAvoy, junior history major and student government association president, gave an inspiring welcoming speech.
President Valentine welcomed and introduced Dr. Daniel Silber, the vice president for academic affairs and dean of the college. Silber gave the convocation address. Silber’s address expounded on the meaning of resiliency and offered encouraging advice for students.
The benediction was delivered by Dr. Andrew Walsh, associate professor of religion and philosophy. The ceremony closed with “All My Hope on God is Founded” by Jones on the organ.
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