For Immediate Release
Wiley College to Honor Graduate Class of 2022

MARSHALL, Texas – Wiley College is proud to announce its 133rd Commencement Convocation, featuring Bishop Donte’ L. Hickman, Sr. (class of 1994 and member of Wiley College Board of Trustees) on Saturday, May 7, 2022, starting at 8 a.m. at the Pemberton Soccer Field. The Commencement program will honor over 100 graduates from Wiley College. 

“Wiley College is excited to celebrate the achievements of our graduates. This Commencement Convocation is particularly special as it honors the achievement of students who have spent the past two years of their academic lives experiencing the COVID-19 Global Pandemic. We are excited to celebrate our graduating students and return to an open graduation celebration.” President & CEO Herman J. Felton, Jr., J.D., Ph.D. 

The Commencement Address will be delivered by Bishop Donte’ L. Hickman, a Wiley College graduate and member of the Board of the Trustees. Bishop Hickman is the Pastor of Southern Baptist Church in Baltimore, MD, where he also leads the East Baltimore Revitalization Project. Bishop Hickman is the author of The Power of Being Underestimated: Allowing the Negatives to Work For Your Good and Through the Fire: The Tenacity To Rise From The Ashes 

The Baccalaureate Service will be held on Friday, May 6, 2022, at 6:00 p.m. with featured speaker Rev. Marissa Farrow, in the Julius S. Scott Chapel. Rev. Farrow is a native of Baltimore, Maryland, and the author of two published writings entitled Delivered From Dysfunction and The Amazing Weight. Rev. Farrow is the co-owner & Editor in Chief of IN The Magazine with Miss Ericka J., a Black-owned publication in Baltimore, MD. 

This Commencement is an exciting opportunity for Wiley College graduates, their families, the community, and all who have been waiting patiently to return to an open graduation. 

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About Wiley College: Founded in 1873 in Marshall, Texas, Wiley College is a historically Black, liberal arts, residential, co-educational, baccalaureate degree-granting institution affiliated with The United Methodist Church. Committed to the principle of educational access, the College serves traditional and non-traditional students from diverse backgrounds who have expressed a desire and potential for learning in a Christian environment. Home of “The Great Debaters,” Wiley College has an intentional focus on social good and leadership, and its motto is “Go forth Inspired.”