Denmark, S.C. – Voorhees College will celebrate the inauguration of Ronnie Hopkins as president of the institution during Inauguration Week, April 2 – 10, 2022. All events, with the exception of an inaugural worship service, will be held on campus.
Highlights of the week include the 125th anniversary celebration of the institution and official name change to Voorhees University, during the Founder’s Day Convocation, April 7; the inauguration of Ronnie Hopkins as the 10th president of the institution, April 8; Homecoming Spring Fest (April 7 through 9) featuring the S.O.S. Band on April 8; a parade with Grand Marshal Rev. Dr. Solomon Jackson, Jr. and the Presidential Scholarship Gala, April 9. The screening of a documentary about the Voorhees College founder, Elizabeth Evelyn Wright, will be April 7. Other highlights include a five-day carnival, April 2 through 6, a gospel concert April 3, an educational symposium, April 6 and more.
Beginning in early February, Denmark residents and visitors will see pole signs downtown and on the Voorhees campus acknowledging the institution’s 125th anniversary.
“April will be an exceptionally meaningful time at Voorhees. I am particularly excited that on April 7, we will become Voorhees University. We already have one graduate program underway. However, this designation will present opportunities for us to offer even more graduate degrees,” Hopkins said.
“I am honored to be inaugurated as the 10th president of Voorhees College, which will be Voorhees University at the time of my inauguration,” Hopkins said. “This will be a time when Voorhees faculty, staff, students, alumni, supporters and the greater community come together to celebrate our collective next level of excellence.”
More information on events and tickets will be available at https://www.voorhees.edu/inaugurationweek.beginning Feb. 8.
A high-resolution image of Voorhees College President Ronnie Hopkins, Ph.D. is available at https://voorhees.edu/wp-content/uploads/2023/04/Pres-Hopkins-headshot-scaled.jpg
A high-resolution image of the S.O.S. Band is available at https://voorhees.edu/wp-content/uploads/2023/04/SOS-Band-scaled.jpeg.