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Pinch Hitter, Home Run

Melvin Jenkins at the Freshman Convocation

When the scheduled keynote speaker cancelled, Melvin Jenkins, a faculty member in Developmental Studies, gave the keynote address at the Freshman Convocation, which opened the academic year. Jenkins, who received a standing ovation for his remarks, stressed that students need to work diligently at developing their spirit as well as focusing on their academic knowledge and social experiences. The convocation took place for the first time in the newly renovated Fisher Auditorium, a part of the IUP Performing Arts Center.