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CAU's 2017 Opening Convocation Focuses On Power Of Ideas, Igniting Possibilities

Posted on Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Media Alert

ATLANTA (September 20) – Clark Atlanta University (CAU) will host its 29th Opening Convocation Thursday, Sept. 21.  Here are the details:

WHO:   Clark Atlanta University President Ronald A. Johnson, Ph.D., will preside over this event featuring Center for Civil and Human Rights CEO Derreck Kayongo, who will deliver the keynote address.

WHAT:  This year’s convocation focuses on IDEAS. In addition to engaging students to envision the future through problem-solving, critical thinking and creativity, IDEAS also represents CAU’s foundational approach to higher education: Innovation and entrepreneurship; design and systems thinking; environmental sustainability; the arts and humanities; and the sciences and technology.            

WHEN:  The convocation takes place Thursday, Sept. 21, at 11 a.m.

WHERE: Clark Atlanta University’s Epps Gymnasium,

                650 Atlanta Student Movement Blvd., Atlanta, Ga., 30314

WHY:   Mr. Kayongo was chosen to deliver the keynote address because his personal and career trajectory exemplify how the power of one idea can improve peoples’ lives.  In addition to serving as CEO of the Center for Civil and Human Rights, the CNN Top Ten Hero founded the Global Soap Project, which recycles used hotel soap and redistributes it to impoverished populations.

Category: Ceremonials
Keywords: Convocation, Derreck Kayongo