The Inquirer (Monrovia)

21 November 2012

Liberia: 'Aim High'

Over 600 graduates of the African Methodist Episcopal University (AMEU) have been encouraged to endeavor in the wider community after accomplishing academic excellence. At the 13th commencement convocation held yesterday at the S.K.D Sports Complex, the commencement speaker, Dr. Daryl B. Ingram, urged the graduates to apply more efforts and skills in order to meet the contemporary demands of succeeding generation.

In a brief remark, Dr. Ingram advised the graduates to live a life that represents the image of AMEU where people would not question their characters. He wants the conduct of the graduates to be exemplary of Christian love for one another.

The commencement speaker described the graduating class as new hope of Liberia and West Africa that would strive to bring about more transformation in the country and the sub-region. He also challenged the graduates to seek service and exercise a high degree of civility emulating integrity, stewardship and development.

Dr. Daryl B. Ingram was born in Waycross, Georgia and received his early training in its public schools. He has obtained Bachelor of Aerospace Engineering degree from Georgia Institute of Technology, Masters' in Business Administration from Harding-Simmons University, Master of Divinity from Perkins School of Theology at Southern Methodist University, and the Doctor of Ministry from United Theological Seminary in 1995.

The African Methodist Episcopal University was founded by Bishop C. Garnett Henning, Sr., the 112th elected and consecrated Bishop of the AME Church and the 26th Bishop of the 14th Episcopal District. The University is a private, co-educational, four year degree granting institution offering undergraduate programs in three colleges: Bryant Theological Seminary, the College of Business and Public Administration; and the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences. Dr. Jean Bell Manning is the current President of the University. She assumed the Presidency on September 1, 2007 as the third elected President of AMEU.

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