Huntingdon News

January 11, 2012
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Huntingdon College
News Release

McCoy to speak for Huntingdon King Convocation

Montgomery, Ala.—Huntingdon College will remember the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. with the annual Martin Luther King Jr. Convocation, Tuesday, January 17, at 7:00 p.m. in Ligon Chapel, Flowers Hall (the time represents a time change from previously published information).  The featured speaker for the convocation is Bishop James E. McCoy of the Alabama-Florida Episcopal District of the African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church.  The convocation, which is free and open to the public, will also feature performances by the Lee High School choir, the Mt. Zion AME Zion Church choir, and the Huntingdon men's choir.

A graduate of Livingstone College and Hood Theological Seminary for undergraduate and graduate course work, respectively, he earned his Doctor of Divinity degree from Hood Theological Seminary in 1981.  His pastorates have included First AME Zion Church-Brooklyn, N.Y.; East Stonewall AME Zion Church, Charlotte, N.C.; Price Memorial AME Zion Church, Concord, N.C.; and Mt. Zion-Roper Grove AME Zion Circuit, Mt. Gilead, N.C.  He was elected the 94th bishop of the AME Zion Church at the 47th General Conference, 2004.  Bishop McCoy has held positions with the AME Zion Connectional Budget Board, AME Zion Church Episcopal Committee, and has chaired the New York Conference Board of Directors, the New York Conference Budget Committee, and the New York City District Finance Committee.  He has served as a member and chairman of the Board of Directors for the Harriet Tubman Home.

The Martin Luther King Jr. Convocation is an annual event at Huntingdon, in which Dr. King's life, legacy, and lessons are remembered.  Monday, January 16, there will be no classes on campus in observance of Martin Luther King Day, in order that students may participate in service events in Tuskegee in conjunction with Alabama Rural Ministry and the Tuskegee University Wesley Foundation.  Huntingdon College, grounded in the Judeo-Christian tradition of the United Methodist Church, is committed to nurturing growth in faith, wisdom, and service and to graduating individuals prepared to succeed in a rapidly changing world. Founded in 1854, Huntingdon is a coeducational liberal arts college.

For more information, contact the Office of Communications at (334) 833-4515.


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