Talladega, Alabama—Talladega College opens the academic year with Dr. Frederick D. Haynes, III for the opening convocation on Thursday, September 5, 2013 at 10am in the Tornado Alley Gymnasium. Dr. Haynes is an author, radio host, and most commonly recognized as Senior Pastor at Friendship-West Church in Dallas, Texas. Dr. Haynes has served as Friendship-West’s pastor for the past 29 years, and has grown the congregation from hundreds to a nearly 12,000. He leads with a commitment to Christ, passion for people, and yearning for community transformation. Dr. Haynes champions social change through his service on numerous boards including the National Action Network, the Conference of National Black Churches, and MLK Memorial Foundation.
Each year, Talladega College invites renowned business, religious, and political leaders address students, faculty, staff, and community members at convocations throughout the year.
WHEN: 10:00 a.m. (CST) Thursday, September 5, 2013
WHERE: Talladega College,
Tornado Alley Gymnasium, 206 Martin Luther King Drive North
About Talladega College
The oldest private Historically Black College in Alabama, Talladega College was founded in 1867 by two former slaves, William Savery and Thomas Tarrant. The college has an aggressive tradition of bringing the world to Talladega. Home of the Hale Woodruff Amistad Murals, the murals are on a nationwide tour where it is estimated to be seen by over a half million people. For more information, visit www.talladega.edu.