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Dordt College ushers in new school year with Convocation

August 27, 2012

Dordt College President Dr. Erik Hoekstra will lead the college in welcoming the new academic year during Convocation on Friday, August 31, at 11 a.m. in the B.J. Haan Auditorium. Convocation is a formal gathering of the academic community to re-examine the college’s vision as a new year begins.

Hoekstra will speak on the topic “Abundance and Blessing,” focusing on the gifts God has given in creation and in people’s unique talents, interests, and passions. He’ll invite the audience to “explore and dig in to experience the wonderful abundance and blessings that have been seeded into the original creation” and encourage listeners to “experience the joy and pleasure of being God’s people as we do these things,” said Hoekstra.

This is Hoekstra’s first year as president of Dordt College, having served as the college’s provost since 2008. Official inauguration ceremonies will take place Friday, Oct. 19, during Parents Weekend in October. Visit www.dordt.edu/inauguration for details.

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