Carolina, Dr. Ronnie Hopkins, President of Voorhees College, in collaboration with the Rt. Rev. Ruth Woodliff-Stanley, has issued the charge and call to action articulated through the College’s mantra: Begin. Believe. Become.
Greatly inspired by the 27th Presiding Bishop of the Episcopal Church, Bishop Michael Curry, President Hopkins and the Voorhees Family are in the early stages of developing the Becoming Beloved Community Initiative at Voorhees College. The intentional and strategic platform includes, but is in no way limited to:
(1) implementing the Institute for Social and Environmental Justice, Diversity, and
(2) establishing the Center for Community Engagement and Development,
(3) launching the Center for Women’s Empowerment and Advancement,
(4) increasing the national and international awareness of historic Voorhees College and
Saint Augustine’s University, the only two remaining Episcopal HBCUs in the nation,
(5) enhancing national and international recruitment of students eligible for Episcopal
Scholarships to attend Voorhees College.
The Vicar of St. Phillip’s and College Chaplain will serve as a key facilitator of students’ spiritual engagement, and will cultivate a culture and campus climate as a Beloved Community. The Vicar and College Chaplain will serve on the President’s Senior Leadership Team, and be intricately involved and engaged in leadership to support the aforementioned tenets and to intentionally and strategically design additional programs, initiatives and activities that advance Becoming Beloved Community at Voorhees College.