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Ambassador from Liberia to keynote 2012 Founders’ Day Convocation

Alcorn State, Miss. (September 13, 2012) – Alcorn President M. Christopher Brown II will lead a campus wide celebration of University history and achievements at its 2012 Founder’s Day Convocation in the historic Oakland Memorial Chapel at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, September 27.

This will be the first unlocking of the Chapel since President Brown closed the historic structure for renovations and enhancements.

Ambassador Jeremiah C. Sulunteh will serve as the keynote speaker. He is a prominent Liberian politician, administrator and classroom teacher. His career in the areas of administration, teaching, and politics spans more than 30 years.

Ambassador Sulunteh holds a master’s degree in economics from York University in Toronto, Canada; a Master of Public Administration, from the American University in Cairo, Egypt, and a Bachelor of Science in economics from Cuttington University College in Liberia.

The Alcorn community has be actively reading “Mississippi in Africa” by Alan Huffman. The book explores the connection between Alcorn State University, Southwest, Mississippi, and the colonization of Liberia.

President Brown will also present the annual Founders’ Day Awards. Musical guest for this year’s convocation is the three time stellar award-winning saxophonist Angella Christie.

The event is free and open to the public. For more information, call (601) 877-6130 or visit www.alcorn.edu.

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