Lock Haven University’s Fall Convocation is an annual event that benchmarks the beginning of each new school year. On Wednesday faculty, staff, and students gathered at the university’s Price Auditorium for the ceremony.
Perhaps the brightest highlight of Convocation was when guest speaker and Lock Haven University alumna, Keith Betts took the stage. Betts, who graduated from the university in 1965, used a plethora of personality and wit to tell his story of being a new student in Lock Haven. Betts is originally from England, and paralleled his message to first-year students with his love of American football.
As Betts wrapped-up his address to the audience, he decided to share a bit of his English culture with those in attendance by giving “three cheers for Lock Haven University.” He led the charge by yelling “hip-hip” and the audience answered with “hooray” each time.
Awards were also given to administration, faculty, and staff for their respective achievements in the field. One of the award-winners was Dr. David Curtin, who was presented the University Award for Outstanding Scholarship award.
After the ceremony ended, students, faculty, and staff were invited to socialize and enjoy refreshments with one another in front of the auditorium.