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Voorhees University Celebrates 127th Founder’s Day Convocation & Springfest With Rev. Canon Stephanie Spellers As Guest Speaker

Denmark, S.C. – Voorhees University is gearing up to commemorate its 127th Founder’s Day with their annual Founder’s Day Convocation.  The highlight of this year’s convocation will be the notable presence of the Rev. Canon Stephanie Spellers, who will grace the occasion as the guest speaker.  The event will take place on Thursday, April 4, at 10 am at Voorhees University, Dawson Center. 

The Rev. Canon Stephanie Spellers brings a wealth of experience and wisdom to the event. Serving as Canon to Presiding Bishop Michael B. Curry, she is at the forefront of Episcopal efforts in areas such as evangelism, racial reconciliation, and creation care. With notable contributions through her publications including “The Church Cracked Open: Disruption, Decline and New Hope for Beloved Community” and the updated edition of “Radical Welcome: Embracing God, The Other and the Spirit of Transformation,” Spellers continues to inspire and lead in various spheres.

The annual SpringFest celebration will culminate with a series of activities that include an engaging lineup of events spanning from April 2nd to April 7th. Highlights include the Presidential Scholarship Gala, SpringFest Dance, and International Festival, offering something for everyone to enjoy. Additionally, special events such as the (Founder) Evelyn E. Wright Documentary viewing on April 2nd at 1 pm, the Evelyn E Wright Statue Unveiling on April 4 at 12 noon, and the Convocation are all open to the public, inviting community members to join in the celebration.

The Founder’s Day celebrations hold immense significance for the Voorhees University community, serving as a time to reflect on its rich history and reaffirm its commitment to excellence in education and service.

For more information about Voorhees University’s Founder’s Day celebrations, please contact Mr. William Jefferson at williej@voorhees.edu or call 803.780.1049.

About Voorhees University

Voorhees University, founded by Elizabeth Evelyn Wright in 1897, is a private, coeducational institution affiliated with the Episcopal Church and the United Negro College Fund. The university is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award baccalaureate and graduate degrees. Its mission is to produce highly qualified graduates who coalesce intellect and faith in pursuit of life-long learning, healthy living, the betterment of society, and an abiding faith in God. U.S. News & World Report has ranked Voorhees as a #1 best value, #3 in social mobility and #33 among regional colleges in the south in 2022-2023; and #26 among Historically Black Colleges and Universities, nationally. Additional information about Voorhees University can be found at www.voorhees.edu.


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