Submitted by Rev. Jasmine Quinerly
Tillotson College had its beginning in 1875 as a prt of the Freedmen’s Aid Society of the American Missionary Association of the Congregational Church, which is now known as the United Church of Christ. This 2019 Convocation marks 144 years of service to the Austin, Texas community. This university is supported by moral and religious instruction. A warm welcome was extended by President, Dr. Colette Burnette to students, Alumnae, Faculty, Board of Directors and friends of the Univeristy as she proclaimed, Huston Tillotson is still producing leaders and persons of excellence.
Special speakers of the day included Dr. Nancy P Craytono Jones, Class of 1953, I.D.E.A.L, Alumna Award who is still working to provide “doors of opportunity” for students, and her pride in HT was infectious. Dr. Latricia M Thompson, M.D., Class of 2000, is Chair of Obstetrics/Gynecoloty and Pediatrics at Houston Methodist Hospital. Dr. Thompson began her education at HT as a non-traditional student with 2 young children, and credits the faculty for their encouragement, and demanding spirit for excellence. The students received words of encouragements and instructions to accept the instructors demand to always reach for the stars.
Hutson Tillotson University which is affectionally known as the “Jewel on the Hill” has educated and contributed mightly to community professionalism with degrees in Biology, Business, Computer Science, Polical Science, Criminal Justice, Education and other Bachelor Degree Majors. Convocation 2019, recognized students with 4.0 grade point status and introduces Honor Society Members.
The Board of Trustees is under the leadership of Dr. Carol McDonald, a resident of Austin. The United Church of Christ is represented by Rev. Vanessa Monroe, of Bethel Church in Houston, Texas. Rev. Jasmine Quinerly, Houston Association Minister brought greetings at the Charter Day Convocation of Friday, October 25th, 2019.
Support for this University is changing lives and communities, therefore South Central Conference remember this University with your prayers and your gifts.