AMESU Graduates Over 200

The Inquirer
Monrovia, Liberia

Distributed by The Perspective
Atlanta, Georgia

April 15, 2003

The African Methodist Episcopal Zion University College(AMEZU), yesterday held its third commencement exercise with over 200 students receiving Bachelors' Degrees in various disciplines.

The colorful program which took place at the Antoinette Tubman Sports Stadium was attended by the Board of Trustees, Administration, Faculty, Staff, Alumni, relatives and friends of the graduating class as well as well-wishers of the institution.

In his commencement address, the presiding prelate of the Western West Africa Episcopal District of the A.M.E Zion Church, the Rt. Rev. Warren M. Brown expressed his thanks and appreciation to the hardworking Board of Trustees, administration, faculty and staff of the institution for their resolved commitment and dedication to the growth of the institution.

He also lauded the graduating class for their hard-work and steadfastness despite the adverse socio-economic climate in the country.

Speaking on the topic: "The Case for Education", Rev. Brown admonished the graduates to use the education they have obtained for the betterment of the Liberian society.

Stressing the importance of a good education, the outspoken clergyman said good education helps one to manage his life with the involvement of the Almighty, and further serves as a motivation for one to leave behind a good legacy that future generation will use as a guide.

He then challenged the graduates to use the knowledge to make a big difference in the Liberian society by producing books, and doing things that nobody has done, thus serving as examples for generation adding that "a good educated man is not selfish".

Rev. Browne has meanwhile called on the A.M.E. Zion University graduates not to be content nor complacent with what they have acquired but rather strive for the highest point in life.

Earlier, at the Baccalaureate Service which was held on Sunday at the Browne Memorial A.M.E Zion Church, located on 116 Benson Street, Rev. Dixine N. Cox, District Superintendent of the St. Paul River District of the United Methodist Church served as Guest Preacher.

Speaking on the theme: "Await! For The Time Has Come", with text from Isaiah 60: 1-5, the woman of God urged Christians to stand for the faith and soberly speak the truth, though there will be enemies along the line, noting that the Prophet Isaiah faced similar situation.

She said "change will definitely come when people change". She also stressed the need for Liberians to rebuild their infrastructures, repent, exemplify godly qualities befitting children of God.

"Await! For the time has come. Rise up to the Glory of God. Arise, graduates, arise students, arise young ones, arise all for better Liberia", were the last few words of the speaker.

The University is committed to responding adequately to the national need for high manpower development that will spearhead and also guarantee Liberia's sustainable development by strengthening and expanding academic programs and making them relevant to meet the demands of the third millennium.

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