MIAMI – Florida Memorial University, South Florida’s only historically black college or university, will hold its Fall Baccalaureate Service on Friday, December 17, 2010, at 6:00 p.m. in the university’s Susie C. Holley Religious Center: 15800 NW 42nd Avenue in Miami Gardens, Florida. Dr. Larry T. Walthour, II, senior pastor-teacher of St. Andrew Missionary Baptist Church in Miami, Florida, will provide the keynote address to graduates and their supporters.
“This is a special time for our Board of Trustees, administration, faculty, staff and students,” said Sandra T. Thompson, Ph.D., interim president. “We hope the community will come out as we celebrate the spiritual significance of commencement in our graduates’ lives.”
Dr. Walthour is a certified ministry consultant who provides workshop, conference, and seminar training for churches in a variety of areas. He is presently the 1st vice moderator of the Atlantic Coast Baptist Association and is the past dean and current vice-president at large for the Florida General Baptist State Congress of Christian Education. Dr. Walthour is the founder/president/CEO of HOTEP, Inc., the founder/facilitator of Growth Builders Institute, and a proud member of Strathmore’s 2006 National Who’s Who in Religion.
Dr. Walthour is an alumnus of Florida Memorial College (now Florida Memorial University), where he majored in business management and minored in business administration. He received his Bachelor of Biblical Studies degree from Revelation Message Bible College in Jacksonville, Florida. He also holds a Master of Ministry and Doctor of Ministry degree from Jacksonville Theological Seminary.
Florida Memorial University is a private, undergraduate and graduate degree-granting institution with history and traditions dating back to 1879. Florida Memorial is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award baccalaureate and master degrees. Its small, family-like campus community inspires a “never give in” determination in its students, while providing the opportunities commonly found at larger institutions.
The University offers 41 undergraduate and four graduate degree programs. With this comprehensive selection of majors and numerous extracurricular activities to hone their skills in academics, leadership and public service, a college experience at Florida Memorial University results in highly sought-after graduates and solid world citizens.