Schreiner University Convocation for 97th Academic Year

Frampton Keynote Speaker for SU Convocation

2019 Freshman Convocation

August 23, 2019

1:15 pm Schreiner University Event Center
Speaker: Dr. Travis Frampton, Provost
Doors open at 12:30 pm, public welcome.

Centennial Class of 2023 Freshman class photo
12:30 pm, Weir Steps

University Luncheon
11 am – 1 pm on the Quad

Kerrville, TX – Schreiner University will hold convocation, which is open to the public, at 1 p.m. Friday, Aug 23, in the Stephens Family Arena of the Athletic and Event Center with the traditional procession of faculty and members of the Centennial Class of 2023. The convocation marks the opening of the 97th academic year at Schreiner University.

Travis Frampton Convocation Speaker 2019This year, the convocation keynote speaker will be Dr. Travis Frampton. Frampton joined Schreiner University as Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs on July 1, 2019. He came to Schreiner University from Hardin-Simmons University (HSU) in Abilene, Texas, where he was Vice President for University Mission and Strategic Vision and Professor of Religion. Previously, he held positions of Associate Provost, The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACS-COC) Liaison and Master of Arts in Religion Program Director.

Frampton’s credentials include a Bachelor of Arts in Religion from Samford University in Birmingham, AL, a Master of Arts in Religion from Yale University, and a dual Ph.D. with a major in Philosophy from Erasmus University Rotterdam in The Netherlands and major in Religion from Baylor University. His area of expertise is in literary hermeneutics and the history of biblical interpretation. He was awarded a Fulbright Fellowship during the 2001-2002 academic year to study early modern philosophy and hermeneutics at Erasmus University Rotterdam. His research topic focused on the early-Dutch reception of Benedict de Spinoza’s “Tractatus Theologico-Politicus.” He is the author of “Spinoza and the Rise of Historical Criticism of the Bible” (2006). Frampton and his wife, Tonya, have three sons: Blake (23), Benjamin (18), and Brody (7).

The convocation will also feature a welcome and introductory remarks by Schreiner University President Dr. Charlie McCormick, championship ring presentation to the 2019 National Champion Schreiner University Shotgun Team, recognition of student leaders, and recitation of the Schreiner Promise – a set of core values that all Schreiner students pledge to follow.

“At Schreiner University, observing this ceremony has been our custom for many years,” said McCormick. “It is a tradition that we hold in high regard.”

Schreiner University’s first classes were held in 1923-24 when the school was known as Schreiner Institute and offered associates degrees. The name was changed to Schreiner College in 1973 and the first baccalaureate class graduated in 1984. The school was renamed Schreiner University in 2001.

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