FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
ROCK HILL, SC
September 6, 2017

Clinton College announces its Fall Convocation. This year’s Fall Convocation will be held at the Kenneth Monroe Transformation Center in Rock Hill, SC on Wednesday, September 13, 2017 at 11AM. The guest speaker is Dr. Lester A. McCorn, Acting President of Clinton College.

The Reverend Dr. Lester A. McCorn is a visionary leader, scholar, author, activist and college president. He is the Acting President of Clinton College in Rock Hill, SC. He is a native of Worcester, Massachusetts. He is an alumnus of Morehouse College, Yale Divinity School and Chicago Theological Seminary. He holds the Doctorate of Ministry (D.Min.) from United Theological Seminary. He is currently a candidate for the Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Ethical and Creative Leadership, with a concentration in Martin Luther King Jr. Studies and Social Change, at Union Institute and University in Cincinnati, Ohio. He served as the Senior Pastor of the historic Pennsylvania Avenue A.M.E. Zion Church in Baltimore, Maryland from 2008 to 2017. He is an inductee of the distinguished Martin Luther King Jr. Board of Preachers of Morehouse College. He is a proud member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., initiated at Morehouse College (Alpha Rho Chapter) in 1986. He is an inductee of the distinguished Martin Luther King Jr. Board of Preachers of Morehouse College. He is a proud member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., initiated at Morehouse College (Alpha Rho Chapter) in 1986.

Dr. Lester A. McCorn is married to Mrs. Charlene M. McCorn, a native of Monroe, Georgia. Mrs. McCorn is a deaconess, psalmist, and a veteran public school teacher. They are the proud parents of three children William Elijah Benjamin, Maliaka Kenyetta, and John-Charles Wesley.

About Clinton College
Clinton College is a historically black, private institution with a strong Liberal Arts tradition. The College was founded in 1894 by The African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church to meet the needs of descendants of slaves who did not have access to higher education. Today, the doors of the institution are open to all, those who have achieved academically and to those who have yet to reach their full potential. In keeping with its rich tradition, the College continues to provide a learning milieu for students to promote academic achievement and positive moral and spiritual development. This environment fosters leadership qualities and encourages students to be good citizens who can contribute to a global society.

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For more information, please contact:
Taiwanna Pixley-Burns
email: tburns@clintoncollege.edu
phone: 803-327-7402 ext. 8181