Dr. Vergel Lattimore , President , was the Sunday morning speaker at the Rockwell A.M.E. Zion, Charlotte, NC, (Rev. Jordan Boyd, Senior Pastor) on  November 12 . He was the Speaker at the Annual Founder's Day Worship Service at Payne Theological Seminary, Wilberforce, Ohio, on  November 16 . Dr. Lattimore participated in the Board Meeting of the Association of Theological Schools, November 30-December 1, 2017 in Pittsburgh, PA.

As the former chaplain, he attended the Annual Scholarship Luncheon of the Tuskegee Airmen, Inc., Ohio Memorial Chapter in Columbus, Ohio on December 2. On December 9, he attended the wedding of Bishop Joseph Johnson (Former HTS Board Chair and Bishop-in-Residence) and Mrs. Robbie Morgan, Warner Temple A.M.E. Zion Church, Memphis, Tennessee.

He will attend the Annual Meeting of African American Presidents and Deans, convening at Vanderbilt University Divinity School, Nashville, TN, on January 8 and 9, 2018. On January 15, 2018, Lattimore will be the Keynote Speaker for the 32nd Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration Breakfast presented by the Human Relations Council of Salisbury at the J. F. Hurley YMCA, Salisbury, NC.