Press Release

HLGU Holds Annual Convocation Chapel

Thursday, August 29, 2013
by Rebecca Sneed

Hannibal-LaGrange University's annual Convocation chapel was held on Wednesday, August 28, the second day of classes. The HLGU campus came together in the Parker Theatre of the Roland Fine Arts Center to dedicate the year to the Lord.

The event was well attended as the Parker Theatre was filled to capacity with faculty, staff, and students. Members of the Board of Trustees were also present as well as the Gideons who passed out a small Gideon New Testament Bible to all those in attendance.

Dr. Jeff Brown, Director of Campus Life and Spiritual Formation, welcomed all students back to campus and to chapel. Mrs. Jane Griffen, Music Department Chair, led all attendants in a hymn, and Dr. Pelletier, Vice President of Academic Affairs, led the student in reciting the HLGU Honor Code. HLGU President, Dr. Allen addressed the students with a message that focused on wisdom and making the right decisions.

Dr. Allen referenced Robert Frost's The Road Not Taken and emphasized that the road one chooses to follow will make all the difference.

"There are two gates, two ways, two destinations and two groups of people; two kinds of trees and two kinds of fruit; two groups at the judgment and two kinds of builders building on two kinds of foundations" Dr. Allen expressed. "Today I challenge you to take the gate that leads life, the road less traveled, build a foundation that will weather the storms of life and as we begin again a new school year that you consecrate yourself to God!" said Dr. Allen.

In closing, Mrs. Jane Griffen, led the congregation in singing the Alma Mater.

Contact Information

Carolyn Carpenter
Director of Public Relations