Kentucky State University hosts it’s 2021 Convocation

Erion Smith and Ma’Rico Holland II

FRANKFORT Ky.- Kentucky State University held it’s 2021 convocation Oct. 6. During the ceremony we received speeches from our university president Clara Stamps, as well as keynote speaker Dr. Corey Hicks, a 1995 alumnus. Impactful Thorobreds were also honored at Kentucky State, such as trailblazers like Dr. Lee Charles Harris, who was instrumental in developing the School of Nursing, and Darren E. Bryant, who became the youngest Black mayor in Illinois history with his recent victory in the Robbins mayoral election.  Along with that, the Golden Classes of 1970 and 1971 were honored and celebrated with special recognition.

A special welcome from 92nd Miss Kentucky State University, Dezyree Fields and 28th Mister Kentucky State University, Christian White. (Photo by Erion Smith)
Kentucky State University Concert Choir singing “Somebody Talkin’ ‘Bout Jesus” (Photo by Erion Smith)
Mayor Darren Bryant (the youngest black mayor in Illinois), speaking after receiving Rufus Ballard Atwood Heritage Award. (Photo by Erion Smith)
The Golden Class of 1970 and 1971 (Photo by Erion Smith)
The Kentucky State University Concert Choir and the audience singing the school’s alma mater. (Photo by Erion Smith)
The Golden Class of 1970 and 1971 (Photo by Erion Smith)
Dr. Lee Charles Harris walking on stage to receive the John Henry Jackson Achievement Award (Photo by Erion Smith)
Dr. Harris giving her speech after receiving her award (Photo by: Erion Smith)
Guest speaker and award-winning motivational speaker, Dr. Corey Hicks (Photo by Erion Smith)