Academic Convocation & Commencements
Join the Wayland Baptist Theological Seminary for
Baccalaureate & Commencement Ceremonies
Saturday, June 12, 2021
The Rev. Robert Charles Scott, D.Min.
Senior Pastor, St. Paul Baptist Church
The Rev. Tisha Dixon-Williams
Senior Pastor, First Baptist Church Bridgehampton, NY
While this year’s Summer Baccalaureate & Commencement Ceremonies might look a bit different, it is just as meaningful and celebratory as ever, as it represents the culmination of exceptional diligence, determination, and achievement by our WBTS graduates.
WHAT IS BACCALAUREATE?
Baccalaureate is a one-hour religious service honoring the graduating class. During the service, an address in the form of a sermon is delivered by a faculty member or respected leader in the religious community. Award will also be presented.
WILL WE RECEIVE HONOR CORDS?
Students who are eligible to graduate with Latin Honors at the end of the Eastertide Trimester prior to graduation will be able to wear Honor Cords at Commencement. Honor Cords will be presented to you just prior to Commencement so that you can wear it on that day.
The Peoples Community Baptist Church
31 Norwood Rd, Silver Spring, MD 20905
2021 Nominated Honoris Causa Recipients
Dennis L. Atkinson, Doctor of Sacred Music
Felicia Beverly, Doctor of Sacred Music
Fred Blain, Doctor of Fine Arts
Troy Chambers, Doctor of Sacred Music
Gary Diggs, Doctor of Sacred Music
Tameeka Ferebee, Doctor of Fine Arts
Treena Ferebee, Doctor of Fine Arts
Linwood Heath, Doctor of Fine Arts
Ronald Johnson, Doctor of Sacred Music
2021 Award Nominees
Chancellor's Legacy Award
Druecillar Fordham Award
for Pastoral Excellence
Pastoral Appreciation Award
Christian Leadership & Educator's Award
10:45 am - EST.
Terri L. Champion
Chairperson, Board of Regents
Sigma Alpha Pi
THE NATIONAL SOCIETY OF LEADERSHIP AND SUCCESS? The NSLS is the nation's largest leadership honor society. Students are selected by their college for membership based on either academic standing or leadership potential. Candidacy is a nationally recognized achievement of honorable distinction.
The National Society of Leadership & Success, Sigma Alpha Pi, is a nationwide community that dramatically improves one's ability to successfully attain desired outcomes. Sigma Alpha Pi stands for success, action, and purpose. The society provides a curriculum to guide top-performing students through the process of identifying and committing to focused and dedicated actions that lead to their personal success and achievement of goals. The Online chapter of the National Society of Leadership & Success was established to provide elite Wayland's (Lockridge & Augustine) students from all disciplines the opportunity to develop student leadership skills. It accomplishes this through networking groups, leadership training, goal setting meetings, and speaker series events.
Through the course of a year students are taken through a leadership curriculum that includes:
Orientation Day – an event to introduce the society, discuss society benefits, inform students of the curriculum schedule, and provide a networking opportunity
Leadership Training Day – an event in which students are trained in leadership and success skills via an introspective and interactive training session in which students create a vision and action plan to achieve their goals and dreams
Speaker Events – the chapter hosts live speakers from top corporations and organizations as well as access to other live broadcasts through the society’s online portal – 3 events at minimum must be completed
Success Networking Meetings – students meet in groups for a minimum of 3 focused meetings for peer to peer leadership development to help set and achieve desired goals – 3 events at minimum must be completed
Induction – upon completion of these requirements there is a formal induction and awards ceremony which formally inducts students into the society
Sigma Alpha Pi
THE NATIONAL SOCIETY OF
LEADERSHIP AND SUCCESS