Black and Gold Convocation

Welcome to Black and Gold Convocation! Help welcome our new students by attending convocation on August 21st. Faculty are encouraged to wear their regalia to show our students the wide educational diversity that our talented faculty bring to the Applalachian campus. Convocation will not be live streamed. This event is open to the public, faculty, staff, and students.

Live caption stream of the Black & Gold Convocation Ceremony will be available.

Please contact the Office of Disability Services for a sign language interpreter or other accommodation requests.

Monday, August 21, 2017, 10:00am
Holmes Convocation Center

Mr. J.J. Brown, Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs

Presiding

Processional "Procession of the Scholars"
Appalachian Pep Band
Mr. Kevin Richardson, Conductor

          

William G. Harbinson

Welcome

 

Mr. J.J. Brown 
Vice Chancellor of Student Affairs

"The Star-Spangled Banner"
Appalachian Pep Band

 

Francis Scott Key

Greetings

 

Dr. Sheri N. Everts
Chancellor

Academic Welcome

 

Dr. Darrell P. Kruger
Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor

Introduction of Harvey R. Durham Award Recipient

 

Dr. Darrell P. Kruger

Student Government Association Welcome

 

Ms. Anderson Clayton
President, Student Government Association

ASPIRE and Pinning

 

 Ms. Anderson Clayton

Alma Mater

 

Higher Ground Acapella

Introduction of Keynote Speaker

 

Dr. Martha McCaughey
Director of the Common Reading Program

Convocation Address

 

Dr. Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni
Author and Professor of Writing, University of Houston

Class of 2017 Alumni Remarks

 

Mr. Jonathan Maudlin

Closing Remarks

 

Mr. J.J. Brown 

Recessional
"Marche Vaillant"
Appalachian Pep Band

 

 Paul Koepke

Video audio recording devices are not allowed for this event. For the protection of persons and property, access to the Holmes Convocation Center may require searches of any person or possessions.