Saturday, September 24, 2011
Howard University's 144th Opening Convocation
On September 23 2011 I attended the Opening Convocation for Howard University. This convocation marked the beginning of the 144th academic year at Howard University. The speakers including the President of the UNCF Michael Lomax and many other guests. The President of the UNCF took the opportunity to explain Howard University's goals and ideals and how we as students will progress with these ideas for not only our inner community, but also our global community.
The convocation was also an opportunity to honor alumni,staff, and current students. An intrinsic portion of the convocation dealt with the importance of HBCU's and its graduates. Not only did this education topic apply to HBCU's, but also to other schools in America. They discussed how alumni should give back to the university, and how the current students are the future of America. This convocation was a great experience for me and I learned a lot about Howard's history and legacy.