50th Anniversary Events

50th Anniversary Opening Convocation Remarks


Executive, Synod of the South Atlantic | Watch Video

The Reverend Reginald V. ParsonsMost gracious and loving God, we give you thanks
for institutions like Eckerd College;
for 50 years of providing a strong education for its students;
for a distinguished faculty and staff that have provided leadership throughout the years.

Most gracious God, we give thanks for the covenant relationship with the Presbyterian Church USA and the Synod of the South Atlantic.

Bless, O Lord, the chaplaincy and all campus ministries and their outreach to the student body and larger community.

Continue to bless, Lord, the strong leadership of President Donald Eastman III, the Board of Trustees, and the Faculty.

Now we pray that Eckerd College continues into the future as a beacon of light to inquiring minds and hearts.

May you, O Lord, watch over and bless Eckerd College and other institutions of higher learning as they make a significant impact upon all that attend.

Thank you, Lord, for distinguished graduates and faculty and friends.

May your blessings be ever present. In your name we pray. Amen

The Reverend Reginald V. Parsons
Executive, Synod of the South Atlantic