Academic Convocation & Commencements

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Join the Wayland Baptist Theological Seminary for

Baccalaureate & Commencement Ceremonies 

on 

Saturday, June 12, 2021

BACCALAUREATE CEREMONY
(Ticketed Event)
9:00 AM
Preacher:
The Rev. Robert Charles Scott, D.Min.
Senior Pastor, St. Paul Baptist Church
Charlotte, NC

 

COMMENCEMENT CEREMONY
(Ticketed Event)
10:45 AM
Keynote Speaker:
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. 

Location:

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

TBD

 

Druecillar Fordham Award

for Pastoral Excellence

TBA

Pastoral Appreciation Award

TBA

Christian Leadership & Educator's Award

TBA

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DAY-AT-A-GLANCE

21 JUN

10:45 am - EST.

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John Harris

Chancellor

Terri L. Champion

Chairperson, Board of Regents

Terrell Carter

Acting President

National-Society-of-Leadership-Sigma-Alp
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.

CHAPTER SUMMARY

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

ΣΑΠ

THE NATIONAL SOCIETY OF 

LEADERSHIP AND SUCCESS