Worship at the annual conference ofÂ InterVarsity’s Black Scholars and Professionals (BSAP), 2015. Image courtesy of Boris Collins.
ESN is delighted to share wisdom on continuing in the journey of higher education from Dr. Claudette Ligons, and to highlight the work of InterVarsityâ€™s Black Scholars and Professionals (BSAP). BSAP, a national ministry within InterVarsity, recently hosted its fifth annual conference in Cambridge, MA. Dr. Ligons spoke on persevering and growing in the academic life, a topic very relevant to emerging scholars. Dr. Ligons also has the distinction of a 100% graduation rate among the Ed.D. students she has supported through the dissertation process at Texas Southern University. ESN will share her paper as a four part series over the next month.
Strength for the Journey
Good morning! I thank you for that gracious introduction. I continue by thanking the conference organizer, Pastor Boris Collins and his bride, Dr. Alice Brown Collins for the privilege to speak at the Black Scholars and Professionals Conference, this morning. I commend them and their hardworking colleagues for establishing this conference back in 2007. This conference is visionary in a society where some say that we are now post-racial. There are challenges in the U.S. that are unique to African Americans. [Read more…] about Strength for the Journey, Part 1