SC State University recognizes outstanding student achievement during 2011 Honors and Awards Convocation
April 7, 2011 · Print This Article
Orangeburg, S.C. - SC State University’s annual spring Honors and Awards Convocation will be held on Tuesday, April 5, 2011 at 3 p.m. in the Smith-Hammond-Middleton (SHM) Memorial Center. During the event, which carries the theme, “Embracing a Culture of Excellence,” student scholars who have achieved academic excellence throughout the 2010-2011 academic term will be formally recognized. This year’s convocation speaker is SC State alumnus and evangelist, RV Brown, ’79. Brown is the founder and president of Outreach to America’s Youth, Inc. (O.T.A.Y.), an organization whose primary goal is to liberate America’s youth through motivational speeches, workshops and visual presentations about drugs, alcohol and various other topics.
Brown, a SC State University alum, is the author of “Breaking The Chain,” a book used to teach students in small group settings. He regularly conducts “Breaking The Chain” school assemblies in middle and high schools. On Father’s Day weekend of 2005, Brown released “Step Up to the Plate Dad!” This book is a powerful tool in which Brown exposes men to the spiritual weapons needed to fight Satan and defend their families. The importance of mothers is also strongly emphasized.