Friday, August 22, 2014 was Convocation Service, our first chapel of the new school year when we set our sights on the challenges and opportunities that are before us.
Dr. Rex Bennett, attorney at law with Frost Brown Todd in Indianapolis, was our convocation speaker. His convocation address, “The First Step,” was prepared to support the theme for the school year, All In. The first step to changing the world is to first change ourselves, and Dr. Bennett shared seven elements that are part of being different: 1. Confession, 2. Repentence, 3. Humility; 4. Grace; 5. Thanksgiving; 6. Patience; 7. Integrity. To help remind students of these steps and the opportunity to change the world by changing themselves, Dr. Bennett gave each student a t-shirt with the seven steps and the All In theme, as seen here, modeled by Justin, a junior from Elkhart, Indiana. Dr. Bennett and President Fisher are former colleagues from working at Greenville College. Dr. Bennett now serves on the Greenville College board of trustees.