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Virginia Union Board Chairman Elected to National Black College Alumni Hall of Fame

4/8/2013

Virginia Union Board Chairman Elected to National Black College Alumni
Hall of Fame
 

     (Richmond, VA) -  Dr. W. Franklyn Richardson, Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Virginia Union University, has been selected for induction into the 2013 Class of the National Black College Alumni Hall of Fame.  The 28th Annual Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony will be held September 27, 2013 in Atlanta, Georgia.  This is the 28th annual induction ceremony held by the organization, which provides scholarships for students attending Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) and highlights accomplishments of alumni of HBCUs.

     Dr. Richardson received his undergraduate degree from Virginia Union University, as well as a Doctorate of Ministry from the United Theological Seminary in Dayton, Ohio.  He also earned a Doctor of Divinity from Yale University.  Dr. Richardson is currently Senior Pastor of Grace Baptist Church in Mount Vernon, New York.  Under his leadership, the congregation has grown to more than 4,000 members.

     For 12 years, Dr. Richardson served as General Secretary of the eight million member National Baptist Convention USA, Inc.  He also served on the Central Committee of the World Council of Churches, which represents more than 400 million Christians in 150 nations.

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