Program - Black and Gold Convocation

Monday, August 15, 2016, 1:00pm
Holmes Convocation Center

Mr. Leroy Wright, Interim Vice Chancellor for Student Development


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


William G. Harbinson



Mr. Leroy Wright
Interim Vice Chancellor of Student Development

"The Star-Spangled Banner"
Appalachian Pep Band
Kevin Richardson, Conductor 


Francis Scott Key



Dr. Sheri N. Everts

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


Mr. Jalyn Howard
President, Student Government Association

Alma Mater


Higher Ground Acapella

Academic Oath and Pinning


Mr. Jalyn Howard



Mr. Joseph R. Bathanti
Professor of Creative Writing

Introduction of Keynote Speaker


Dr. Colin T. Ramsey
Associate Professor of English and Director of the Common Reading Program

Convocation Address


Mr. Jon Ronson

Alumni Remarks


Mr. James K. Reaves
Past President, Appalachian Alumni Association

Closing Remarks


Mr. Leroy Wright

"Marche Vaillant"
Appalachian Pep Band


Paul Koepke