carolina, dr Ronnie Hopkins, President of Voorhees College, in association with the Rt. Rev. Ruth Woodliff-Stanley, issued the indictment and call to action articulated through the college’s mantra: Begin. Believe. Will.
Strongly 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 by no means limited to:
(1) Implementation of the Institute for Social and Environmental Justice, Diversity, and
(2) establishment of the Center for Social Engagement and Development,
(3) Foundation of the Center for Women’s Empowerment and Advancement,
(4) raising national and international awareness of historic Voorhees College and
Saint Augustine’s University, the only two remaining Episcopal HBCUs in the nation,
(5) Improving the national and international recruitment of students eligible for the Episcopal ministry
Scholarships to attend Voorhees College.
The St. Phillip’s vicar and college chaplain will serve as key facilitators of students’ spiritual commitment, nurturing a culture and campus climate as a loved community. The vicar and college chaplain will serve on the President’s Senior Leadership Team and will be deeply involved in leadership to support the above principles and to intentionally and strategically design additional programs, initiatives, and activities that advance the Becoming Beloved community Advancing Voorhees College.