Allen University Celebrates 142nd Commencement Exercises (211 hits)
Allen University Celebrates 142nd Commencement Exercises and Anchors Graduates with Sage Advice from Motivational Speaker, Author, Educator and Business-guru Dr. Dennis Kimbro
Allen University, Columbia, South Carolina, will hold its one hundred and forty-second (142nd) Commencement Exercises Saturday, May 5, 2012 at 10:00 AM. The ceremony is scheduled to take place inside the John Hurst Adams Gymnatorium; located on the Allen University campus at 1530 Harden Street.
Allen University is honored to host Dr. Dennis Kimbro as the keynote speaker for the occasion. Few individuals impact the day-to-day management of organizations and institutions as Dennis Kimbro. A tireless educator, author, and B-school professor, Dr. Kimbro is universally characterized as one of the most insightful and scholarly writers in the field today. As a lecturer and researcher in the field of management, entrepreneurship and human potential, he encourages his readers to look within to extract the keys that underlie all accomplishment. He received his B.A. and M.A. degrees from the University of Oklahoma, and a doctorate from Northwestern University where he studied wealth and poverty among underdeveloped countries. With his course work behind him, Dr. Kimbro combed the country interviewing scores of America’s most notable achievers. Eventually his inquisition led to the question: How can impoverished black Americans pull themselves out of their poverty and reach their full potential? Dr. Kimbro teaches on the faculty at the Clark Atlanta University School of Business Administration. In 1996, he served as one of eight national judges for the prestigious Ernst & Young USA Today Entrepreneur of the Year held in Palm Springs, California. As a certified Napoleon Hill Science of Success trainer and leadership coach, Dr. Kimbro's teachings have influenced men and women internationally.
He has appeared on the Today Show, Larry King, CNN, and has been featured in Success!, Wall Street Journal, New York Times, and USA Today on numerous occasions sharing the keys to success and achievement. Dr. Kimbro’s highest honor occurred when the National Black MBA Association presented him with the 2005 H. Naylor Fitzhugh award, emblematic as one of the top Black business professors in the nation. He is the author of Daily Motivations and the highly acclaimed What Makes the Great Great: Strategies for Extraordinary Achievement, his fifth book, The Wealth Choice: Success Secrets of Black millionaires, and the long awaited sequel to Think & Grow Rich A Black Choice, will be released late Fall 2012 by MacMillan Publishers. For additional information about Dr. Kimbro’s accomplishments and a full biographical sketch, please visit: http://www.denniskimbro.com/. Also, for a complete list of Allen University Commencement, Alumni Reunion and Senior Week activities, please visit www.allenuniversity.edu
This event is free and open to the public. Due to limited capacity, non-ticketed attendees will be seated between 9:00 AM and 9:30 AM on a first-come, first-serve basis. The academic procession will begin at 9:45 AM and the Program will begin promptly at 10:00 AM.
About Allen University
Allen University, founded in 1870, is a private, Historically Black College and University (HBCU), located in Columbia, South Carolina. Allen University is named after Richard Allen, the remarkable founder of the African Methodist Episcopal (AME) Church. Allen University, recognized as the first university in South Carolina founded by African American for the education of African Americans, is also the first university named after an African American and created out of the AME Church’s desire to educate newly freed slaves to ensure a well-trained clergy. Initially, Allen University focused on training ministers and teachers, but has since enlarged its scope to produce graduate in other academic areas. The University is committed to providing the high quality instruction to its students. Allen University is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the South Association of Colleges and Schools to award baccalaureate degrees.