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Presidential Inauguration of Alton B. Pollard, III
Whosoever

Whosoever: A Divine Invitation

Celebrating the inauguration of the Rev. Dr. Alton B. Pollard, III
as Louisville Seminary's tenth president.


April 23-26, 2019


On April 26, 2019, the Rev. Dr. Alton B. Pollard, III was formally installed as Louisville Presbyterian theological Seminary's tenth president.

In the days leading up to the installation ceremony, Louisville Seminary hosted a series of events that celebrate the unconditional and everlasting love that God has for all people of every creed, color, gender, sexual orientation, and circumstance.

And so the Louisville Seminary Community accepts the invitation, the challenges, and the rewards of emphasizing “Whosoever: A Divine Invitation” as the foundation for engaging the world and building bridges between God and humanity.

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Alton B Pollard III
Rev. Dr. Alton B. Pollard, III
President
Louisville Seminary




Screening of "Backs Against the Wall: The Howard Thurman Story

Tuesday, April 23, 2019
Sullivan University


Rev. Dr. Alton B. Pollard, III is a Howard Thurman scholar whose works include Mysticism and Social Change: The Social Witness of Howard Thurman and The Papers of Howard Thurman Washington Volumes I and II. This documentary, produced by Journey Films and Martin Doblmeier, features President Pollard and other scholars who explore the extraordinary life and legacy of one of the most important religious figures of the 20th century. A Q&A session with Dr. Pollard, Martin Doblmeier, and Thurman scholar Dr. Luther E. Smith, Jr., follow the screening. Special thanks to Spalding University for partnering with us on this very special occasion.

Inauguration-Backs Against the Wall



Building Bridges; Engaging Community

Tuesday, April 23, 2019
Joshua Tabernacle Missionary Baptist Church


How can Louisville Seminary accept the divine invitation of “Whosoever” to reach out to our often broken world? Faith and community leaders offered their insights. Special thanks to Joshua Tabernacle for partnering with us on this very special occasion. Special thanks to Joshua Tabernacle Missionary Baptist Church for partnering with us on this very special occasion.


Inauguration-Building Bridges; Engaging Community



Student-led Worship Service

April 24, 2019
Caldwell Chapel, Louisville Seminary


The Louisville Seminary student body presented a special worship service to celebrate the inauguration of Alton B. Pollard, III as the seminary's tenth president. The service featured music of praise by the Louisville Seminary Choir accompanied by readings from Scripture as well as Howard Thurman - one of Alton's Pollard's major influences.


Inauguration-Student-led Worship Service





Inauguration Gala

April 24, 2019
Gardencourt, Louisville Seminary


The Louisville Seminary Alum Association and seminary student body hosted a Gala celebration for the inauguration of Alton B. Pollard, III as Louisville Seminary's tenth president. Food and fellowship was enjoyed by all with special mementos of welcome to Alton presented by the Louisville Seminary community.


Inauguration-Gala



Louisville Seminary Beyond the Classroom

April 25, 2019
Winn Center, Louisville Seminary


Louisville Seminary hosted an event which highlighted the work the Louisville Seminary faculty does outside of the classroom.


Click here to see a list of publications written by Louisville Seminary faculty.

Inauguration-Beyond the Classroom



Community Luncheon

April 26, 2019
Winn Center, Louisville Seminary


Friends, family, students, and alums of Louisville Seminary gathered for food and fellowship to celebrate the inauguration of Alton B. Pollard III as the seminary's tenth president. The occasion provided Alton with the opportunity to introduce his family to the Louisville Seminary community. It was also occasion to thank Seminary Trustees Sumpter Logan and Anna James for their service on the board. And birthday wishes were also given to Susan DiLuca, the Executive Administrative Coordinator to the President.

Inauguration-Community Luncheon



Inauguration Thank-You Dinner

April 26, 2019
Gardencourt, Louisville Seminary


Louisville Seminary hosted a thank-you dinner for those who contributed their time, talent, and treasure to the planning and support of the inauguration events in celebration of Alton B. Pollard, III as Louisville Seminary's tenth president.




Inauguration/Installation Service

April 26, 2019
Caldwell Chapel, Louisville Seminary


On April 26, 2019, the Rev. Dr. Alton B. Pollard, III was formally installed as Louisville Presbyterian theological Seminary's tenth president. The inauguration and installation service took place at Caldwell Chapel. Louisville Seminary students, faculty, trustees, alums, and delegates from several organizations and institutions were on hand for the event.


Inauguration-Installation Service
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