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Faulkner University to honor Todd Strange with honorary doctorate


On Monday, Aug. 19, Faulkner University will present Montgomery Mayor Todd Strange with an honorary doctorate at the University’s 2019 Convocation.

Faulkner University will be honoring Mayor Todd Strange during the university’s annual convocation ceremony with the presentation of an honorary doctorate as a way to thank the outgoing mayor for his contributions to the city of Montgomery over the last 10 years and his support of Faulkner University and higher education.

The ceremony will take place during Faulkner’s daily chapel service and will include presentations, performances by the Faulkner Eagles Marching Band and university chorus, a speech by Faulkner University President Mike Williams and remarks from Mayor Todd Strange. The ceremony will welcome the university’s class of 2023 along with returning students for the first day of the new 2019-2020 academic school year. Nearly 2,000 faculty, staff and students from Faulkner and guests from Alabama Christian Academy will be in attendance.

The convocation will be at the Tine Davis Gym. The gym is attached to the Multiplex. There is paved and gravel parking areas directly beside the gym.

Strange was elected mayor after previous Mayor Bobby Bright was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives.

Faulkner University is a private, Christian liberal arts university based in Montgomery.

According to their mission statement, Faulkner has a mission to provide an education anchored by not only intellect but also character and service, the Faulkner experience aims to educate the whole person, serving both traditional and non-traditional students.

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The university is home to six colleges — the Alabama Christian College of Arts and Sciences, the Harris College of Business and Executive Education, the V.P. Black College of Biblical Studies, the College of Education, Faulkner Law and the new College of Health Sciences. In addition to its main campus in Montgomery, Faulkner operates extension campuses in Birmingham, Huntsville and Mobile and online.

Brandon Moseley is a former reporter at the Alabama Political Reporter.

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