2024 Baccalaureate Service

Tuesday, May 07, 2024
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To begin the 2024 Commencement Activities, Texas College hosted the 2024 Baccalaureate Service on Friday, May 3. The baccalaureate service, a centuries-old tradition in higher education, affords graduates one final opportunity for spiritual development and fellowship before graduation.

Rev. Dr. Willie C. Champion served as the Baccalaureate Speaker. As former Texas College Acting President, former CME Church Presiding Elder, former Neylandville, Texas, Mayor, and current Neylandville City Councilman, Rev. Dr. Champion delivered a powerful and uplifting message to the Class of 2024.

To comprehensively celebrate the occasion, additional remarks were provided from President Dwight J. Fennell, Bishop Lawrence L. Reddick III, Chairman of the Board of Trustees, Trustee Terrance Washington, the Honorable Dr. Shirley McKellar, City of Tyler Councilmember, Dr. Jan Duncan, Vice President for Academic Affairs, Dr. Cynthia Marshall-Biggins, Vice President for Student Affairs, and Rev. Josef Sorrells, Campus Minister and Visiting Lecturer, as well as performances by the Texas College Choir. The soon-to-be graduates were also provided gifts from the College and the Texas College National Alumni Association during the ceremony.

To view the 2024 Baccalaureate Service stream, click the purple button below.