Presiding Bishop, two university presidents address commitment to higher education, value of Historically Black Colleges & Universities

September 23, 2016

[Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs press release] The Office of Black Ministries of the Episcopal Church is sponsoring a public recognition event in Washington, DC on Thursday, November 10for its affiliated Historically Black Colleges and Universities of St. Augustine’s University, Raleigh, NC and Voorhees College, Denmark, SC.

“The purpose of the Recognition Event is to highlight the Episcopal Church’s ongoing commitment to higher education, especially through its support of these two institutions,” noted the Rev. Angela Ifill, Episcopal Church Missioner for Black Ministries

Music will kick off the day at 9 am on November 10 at St. John’s Church, Lafayette, Square, Washington DC with musical renditions  presented by the combined choirs of St. Augustine’s and Voorhees.

Episcopal Church Presiding Bishop Michael B. Curry will present the keynote address, followed by a question/answer session.  In the afternoon, panel discussions will be led by the university presidents and students as they share their experiences.

Ifill added,   “The remarks of both presidents and student representatives will serve to share with the public the continuing value of these and other Historically Black Colleges and Universities in their particular communities, and as they educate and prepare young adults to take their rightful places in the leadership of society and the world.

For more information contact Ifill at, (646) 323-0130 or Angeline Cabanban at  (212) 716-6186 or

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