Convocation: Celebrating the Beginning of a New Academic Year

Friday, September 22, 2023
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To formally commemorate the beginning of the 2023-2024 academic year, Texas College hosted the annual Opening School Convocation on Wednesday, September 20, 2023, in the Gus F. Taylor Gymnasium.

With faculty and staff adorned in academic regalia, the ceremony traditionally serves as a platform to formally welcome and embrace the new entering class of students, as well as those students who have returned to continue their educational trek toward degree attainment. The formal academic activity is also a time where the College receives new faculty and staff, as well as introduces the strategic direction and purpose of the College for the academic year.

Dr. Jennifer Wimbish, President Emeritus of the Dallas College System, served as the Fall 2023 Opening School Convocation Speaker. Dr. Wimbish delivered a powerful convocation address, challenging students, faculty, staff, and alumni to strive for greatness in all that they do throughout the new year. Her message of encouragement was fitting, as the 2023-2024 theme "Charting the Course: Moving from Good to Great" was introduced during convocation and echoed throughout other's remarks.

Filled with prayer, words of encouragement, music from both the Texas College Band and the Texas College Choir, as well as special remarks from Trustee Orenthia Mason and other Texas College administrators, the Fall 2023 Opening School Convocation was an event that undoubtedly energized the Texas College Family for the new academic year.

To view a gallery of photographs from the Fall 2023 Opening School Convocation, click the button below. Additionally provided below is the convocation address by Dr. Wimbish, as well as KETK's Averie Klonowski news coverage of the event. The story is also accessible via KETK's website at:

Convocation Photo Gallery

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Convocation Address

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KETK Convocation Coverage