Oakwood Prepares for Commencement 2017

Oakwood University graduates leaders in service to God and humanity. Starting on Thursday, May 11, the Class of 2017 will begin their journey of service and leadership. The Registrar's Office reports that 370 students are eligible for graduation. Family and friends are already arriving in Huntsville, to witness the Commencement Weekend activities.

The public is invited to the following events:

Thursday, May 11
10:00 a.m. - Moseley Complex - Education Teacher Dedication Ceremony
Speaker: Dr. Ginger Ketting-Weller, Dean, School of Education - La Sierra University
4:00 p.m. - Moseley Complex - Nursing Pinning Ceremony
Speaker: Ms. Terry Roselmond-Moore, Nurse Executive, Kettering Health
5:00 p.m. - BCBLC-Powell Auditorium - Nutrition & Dietetics Pinning Ceremony
Speaker:  Dr. Prudence Pollard, VP of Research & Faculty Development, Oakwood University

6:00 p.m. - McKee Business & Technology Complex - LEAP Senior Ceremony
Speaker:  Richard Collie, Director of Student Support Services, J.F. Drake Community & Technical College

7:00 p.m. - Moseley Complex - School of Religion Dedication Ceremony
Speaker: Elder Roger Bernard, Jr., President, Central States Conference of Seventh-day Adventists 
Friday, May 12
11:00 a.m. - Moseley Complex - Social Work Pinning Ceremony
Speaker: Dr. Kesslyn Brade Stennis, Chair, Department of Social Work, Coppin State University
8:00 p.m. - Oakwood University Church - Consecration
Speaker: Mrs. Lola Moore Johnston, Director, Young Adult Ministries, South Central Conference of Seventh-day Adventists
Saturday, May 13
9:15 a.m. - Sabbath School - Von Braun Center, Propst Arena
10:45 a.m. - Baccalaureate - Von Braun Center, Propst Arena
Speaker: Dr. John Nixon, II, Senior Pastor, Decatur Seventh-day Adventist Church, Atlanta, Ga.
7:00 p.m. - Aeolians Mini-Concert - Von Braun Center, Propst Arena

7:30 p.m. - Vespers - Von Braun Center, Propst Arena
Speaker: Dr. Dedrick Blue, Dean, School of Religion, Oakwood University
8:00 p.m. - Commencement - Von Braun Center, Propst Arena
Speaker: Dr. Leon Wilson, Interim President, Alabama State University 
Click here to watch  the Consecration, Baccalaureate, and Commencement programs live.
Three Oakwoodites Land Careers at Global Corporation 
(L-R) Tiffany, Lauren and Christina Cooper are among the honorees at a gala benefit tonight in Washington, D.C. 

INROADS, the nations' largest nonprofit for leadership and career development, will be recognizing three Oakwood University graduates this evening at a benefit gala in Washington, D.C.

With the help of INROADS, Christina Cooper, '12, Lauren Cooper, '15, and Tiffany Cooper, '17, each landed careers at the same global corporation -- Kaiser Permanente. Click here to watch a video about their success.

The Cooper sisters are committed to spreading their success stories to their peers, past professors and friends to encourage others to achieve similar corporate success. "The Cooper sisters' story is evidence that INROADS is able to capture the imagination of young people and provide them with developmental skills. With INROADS young professionals gain the tools needed to make a meaningful difference in their careers," says Forest Harper, Jr., President and CEO. 
The organization has more than 28,000 alumni worldwide, many of whom serve in executive positions at Fortune 500 companies or organizations with significant global influence. To learn more, visit INROADS.org.
Oakwood Farms   

Reviews have started coming in about the fresh produce being grown at Oakwood Farms. One individual described the greens as "crazy good!" 

A variety of greens, turnips and radishes are the first produce that is being sold on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. Produce is picked fresh when you arrive at Burrell Hall between 9:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. 

Oakwood Farms will offer seminars on "How to Grow Your Garden," beginning in June, 2017. Each participant who attends all four sections will receive a Garden Education Certificate. The classes are $30 each, or $100 for all four classes. Stay tuned for more information.

There's still time to order an Edible Arrangement for Mother's Day 
More Faces of Oakwood

We have received so many positive responses to the "120 Faces of Oakwood" issue of the Oakwood magazine, that we want to continue recognizing the influence that our fellow Oakwoodites exerted while they were here on campus, or the impact they have made in the world after leaving our institution.

We are asking you for nominations of individuals who were either influential here at Oakwood - in the classroom, at church, in the dormitory, on the basketball court, etc. -- or an individual who has positively influenced your life, or has transformed lives through his/her service following their time at the Oaks.

We need from you the person's name, and the reason(s) for the nomination - in 90 words or less**. Preferably, please list the year the person graduated, or the time he or she attended. We also need a high resolution photo (300 dpi or higher).
Please email the information and photo to: pr@oakwood.edu -- OR mail to:
Office of Integrated Marketing & Public Relations
Oakwood University
7000 Adventist Boulevard
Huntsville, Alabama 35896
**All submissions subject to editing for space.

Deadline for the Summer issue:  May 31, 2017.
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The mission of Oakwood University, a historically black, Seventh-day Adventist institution, is to transform students through biblically-based education for service to God and humanity.

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