SEBTS Wake Forest University Celebration - Edwin G. Wilson April 15, 1984

  • Edwin Graves Wilson was Provost of Wake Forest University. The service begins with a Scripture reading (00:00-00:38). The speaker leads the audience in a corporate reading of Scripture, and former president Olin T. Binkley gives a word of prayer (00:39-04:31). President Randall Lolley welcomes the guest from Wake Forest University, and he tells the story of the founding of Wake Forest College and Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary (04:32-11:21). Wake Forest University president, Thomas K. Hearn Jr., delivers a word of appreciation and thanks to the city of Wake Forest and Southeastern for celebrating the schools 150th anniversary (11:22-14:43). C. Michael Hawn sings a song of worship (14:44-18:01). Edwin Graves Wilson is introduced as the Wake Forest University Celebration speaker (18:02-21:17). Wilson begins his speech by recognizing those in attendance who are alumni or who have served as part of the faculty or staff at Wake Forest College and University (21:18-25:27). In the first part of his speech, Wilson tells the story of a February night in the 1940s when he was a student at Wake Forest College, and the second part of his speech, he tells a story about his return to campus after serving his country in the Second World War (25:28-52:34). The audience is led in the singing of the Wake Forest University Alma Mater (52:35-54:26). The service ends with Wilson recognizing one final guest of honor (54:27-55:05).
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  • January 26, 2024
  • SEBTS_WFU_Celebration_Edwin_G_Wilson_1984-04-15
Date Created
  • April 15, 1984
  • Wake Forest (N.C.)
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Preferred Citation
    SEBTS Chapel and Special Event Recordings, SEBTS Chapel and Special Event Recordings - 1980s, Archives and Special Collections, Library at Southeastern, Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, Wake Forest, NC.