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The convocation will feature brief remarks by Roelofs, followed by a faculty member, staff member, student, alumnus and the Student Government Association president. Campus musical groups will also perform.
First-year students, seniors, faculty and staff will gather in the atrium beforehand and process into the arena together.
Local community members are invited.
The theme “Community and Commitments” typifies Roelofs’ presidency. Appointed on July 1, 2012, as Berea’s ninth president, Roelofs has focused his early presidency on bolstering the campus community, strengthening ties between the local community and the college, and more fully engaging alumni.
Other convocations at Berea College this academic year include:
- Brubeck Brothers Quartet – September 12 at 8 p.m. in Phelps Stokes Chapel
- Dr. Derrick Pitts (radio host of Sky Talk on public radio) – October 24 at 3 p.m. in Phelps Stokes Chapel
- Nontombi Naomi Tutu, ’83, (daughter or Archbishop Desmond Tutu) – January 20, 2014, at 3 p.m. in Phelps Stokes Chapel
- Pharaoh’s Daughter (Middle-Eastern instrumentation and world beat fusion) – March 13, 2014, at 8 p.m. in Phelps Stokes Chapel
- Tibetan Monks of Drepung Loseling Monastery – April 10, 2014, at 3 p.m. in Phelps Stokes Chapel
See the full schedule of convocations. All convocation are free and open to the public.
Since its inception, Berea College has made lectures and performing arts convocations available without charge to the campus community and the public. If you wish to contribute to the endowment fund for convocations, please contact the Development Office at C.P.O. 2216, Berea College, Berea, KY 40404-2216, or call 859-985-3005.