THE CONVOCATION PROGRAM

Presiding
H. PATRICK SWYGERT

President, Howard University

THE ACADEMIC PROCESSION
(Audience, Please stand.)

THE ACADEMIC PROCESSIONAL MUSIC

Felix Mendelssohn
The War March of the Priests

PRESENTATION OF THE COLORS

THE INVOCATION
THE REVEREND DOCTOR BERNARD L. RICHARDSON
Dean of the Chapel

THE REMARKS
Mr. Swygert

THE MUSIC
Felix Mendelssohn
The Hymn of Praise
Solo: "The Sorrows of Death"
Keith Craig, Tenor
The Howard University Choir with Orchestra
J. Weldon Norris, Conducting

THE INTRODUCTION OF ALUMNI AWARD RECIPIENTS

Renée Higginbotham-Brooks, Esq.
Law and Community Service
The Honorable William Johnson, Jr

Public Service
Madison F. Richardson, MD
Medicine and Community Service
The Honorable Emmet G. Sullivan
Law and Community Service
Edward T. Welburn Jr.
Art and Corporate Service


THE CONFERRING OF THE DEGREE
Doctor of Laws, Honoris Causa
The Honorable Elijah E. Cummings
Chairman, Congressional Black Caucus
U.S. Congressman--Seventh Congressional District of Maryland

THE RECIPIENT WILL BE PRESENTED BY
Dr. Floretta Dukes McKenzie
Vice Chairwoman, Board of Trustees

THE INTRODUCTION OF THE ORATOR
Jennifer J. Cummings
Class of 2003


THE ADDRESS
Dr.  Cummings

THE SPIRITUAL
Hall Johnson, Arr.
Ain't Got Time to Die
John Pollard, Baritone
The University Choir

THE ALMA MATER

THE BENEDICTION
(Audience, Please stand.)

 THE RETIRING OF THE COLORS

THE RETIRING ACADEMIC RECESSIONAL
(Audience, Please remain standing)
  

MEMBERS OF THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES

THE OFFICERS OF THE UNIVERSITY

Mr. H. Patrick Swygert
President

Mr. Virgil E. Ecton
Vice President for
University Advancement
 

Norma B. Leftwich, Esq.
General Counsel

Mr. Raymond W. Archer III
Interim Vice Provost for
Student Affairs
 

Artis G. Hampshire-Cowan, Esq.
Senior Vice President & Secretary 

Floyd J. Malveaux, M.D.
Vice Provost for Health Affairs &
Dean, College of Medicine

Dr. A. Toy Caldwell-Colbert
Provost and Chief Academic Officer

Mr. Henry G. Jackson
Interim Senior Vice President &
Chief Financial Officer

Dr. Hassan Minor, Jr.
Senior Vice President
Government Affairs &
Strategic Planning