Clinton Junior College celebrates 119 years

Staff reportsFebruary 26, 2013 

Clinton Junior College is holding two of its annual events next week – the 1894 Society Luncheon and its Founder’s Day Convocation – as it celebrates 119 years of operation.

Bishop George E. Battle is scheduled to speak at the 1894 Society Luncheon at 11:30 a.m. March 6 at the Old Town Bistro in downtown Rock Hill.

Battle is the senior bishop of the African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church. He is a 1967 graduate of Clinton Junior College with an associate degree and serves on the school’s board of trustees.

He is a graduate of Livingstone College in Salisbury, N.C., and holds a Master of Divinity degree from Hood Theological Seminary, also in Salisbury. He earned a Doctor of Ministry from Howard University in Washington, D.C.

He was elected a bishop of the AME Zion Church in 1992, 84th in the line of succession. He serves the Piedmont Episcopal District of the AME Zion Church, which includes the Blue Ridge, West Central North Carolina, Western North Carolina, Cornwall-Middlesex-Surrey of Jamaica, W.I., East and West Angola Conferences

Shirley Johnson and Arlivia Crawford will be honored for their service to the school and the Rev. Herbert Crump of Freedom Temple Ministries will be honored as a distinguished alum.

The Founder’s Day Convocation starts at 10 a.m. March 8 at the J.W. Martin Gymnasium. The speaker is retired Bishop Joseph Johnson, chairman of the Board of Trustees at Clinton Junior College.

For tickets to the 1894 luncheon, contact William Tabor, vice president of institutional advancement, at 803-327-7402, extension 238.

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