Florida’s Oldest HBCU Homecoming Commemorates 151 Years and Still Counting!
The Edward Waters College Homecoming weekend culminated at St. Philips Episcopal Church with “Edward Waters College Day”. The benefit concert featuring the renowned Edward Waters College Concert Choir directed by Dr. Charles Toomer.
St. Philips has hosted the annual fall concert in support of Jacksonville’s own “HBCU” for the past nine years. The choir performed a variety of musical renditions from classical, steering spirituals to traditional Gospels. The Mistress and Master of Ceremonies for the afternoon concert were Ms. Angela Spears and Edward Waters alumni and College Associate Professor of Journalism and Communications Mr. Rahman Johnson.
This year’s event was dedicated to the late Dr. Roy Singleton, Jr., an educator that encouraged and challenged his students.
During homecoming week, Edward Waters College campus students, staff and faculty participated in the annual parade, a job fair, Greek step show and pep rally. The EWC campus was adorned with alumni holding signs rooting for the home team to win the football game versus University of Faith. EWC won the game with a score of 76-7. Holding down the field were the homecoming fans waiting patiently for the evening concert featuring R&B artist K. Michelle.
This year Florida’s oldest historically black college celebrated 151 years of excellence and commitment to education to students from around the world. EWC is a private founded in 1866 to educate freed former slaves and is the oldest historically black college in Florida. take