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Robert Hoggard
Robert Hoggard is from Middletown, Connecticut. He is an alum of American Baptist College, with a Bachelors of Arts in Theology and concentration in Community and Non-Profit Leadership. He is a graduate student at Colgate Rochester Crozer Divinity School. He preached and participated in missionary work in Saint Thomas, Anguilla, Saint Kitts, Antigua, Barbuda, Dominica and Trinidad. He is the Director of Fundraising and Membership at

The Chi Boule Social Action scholarship, funded through Sigma Pi Phi, gave Robert an opportunity to start American Baptist College's Chapter of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC) as the Founding President.

Longtime activist, Medal of Freedom Award recipient, Rev. Dr. C.T. Vivian told him, “I wish I was doing some of the things that you were doing in undergraduate school, while I was in undergraduate school in the sixties.” Robert has appeared in the USA Today, the Associated Press, the Washington Times and the Tennessean for his work with the historic Southern Christian Leadership Conference, which was founded by Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Entries by Robert Hoggard

An Open Letter to the Secretary of Education

(3) Comments | Posted October 14, 2013 | 10:51 AM

Dear Mr. Arne Duncan,

To my displeasure I was told that my "EFC rate" was too high to receive enough federal funds to pay for college. My financial aid officer told me that I could apply for the Parent PLUS loan to pay for my remaining costs. I paced over...

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My Week at the Southern Christian Leadership Conference Headquarters

(1) Comments | Posted July 30, 2013 | 2:48 PM

The Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC) taught me many things about carrying the torch of social justice. The many words and meetings that I was able to attend will forever serve as a catalyst for my continued efforts to be the best activist possible in a world full of hidden...

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What America Can Learn From The Purge

(0) Comments | Posted July 11, 2013 | 7:18 PM

The film "The Purge" is a movie that is centered around one thematic thrust. This is that the world stops for a day and everyone is supposed to purge themselves of their hate for others. Thus, for twelve hours all crime is legal. The government goes on lockdown and all...

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Another Way to Worship God

(0) Comments | Posted July 8, 2013 | 12:15 PM

All over the nation Christians marvel in the idea that God is worshiped and praised through hand praise that occurs in a church building. Many preachers pride themselves on preaching so well that the people listening break out into a shout to give praise to God. Many sermons are centered...

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A Unique Final Project at American Baptist College

(0) Comments | Posted April 29, 2013 | 11:01 AM

The mission of ABC is educating, graduating and preparing a predominantly African American student population for Christian leadership, service and social justice in the world. The school offers a quality educational program with a liberal arts emphasis, equipping diverse students intellectually, morally, spiritually, socially and theologically.

American Baptist College's...

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Why the Lakers Won't Go to the Playoffs

(14) Comments | Posted December 14, 2012 | 8:52 AM

Currently, the Los Angeles Lakers aren't doing well at all. With almost 60 games left, they are 9-14. They are 9.5 games back from the best ranked team in the West, Oklahoma City. They are 2-8 on the road and lost 7 out of their last 10 games. Although it...

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The Lack of Stability of Historical Black Colleges and Universities

(9) Comments | Posted September 4, 2012 | 3:20 PM

Morris Brown College, one of the nation's oldest black colleges is fighting foreclosure. The college canceled the auction on September 4th and is filing for reorganization of debt. When I spoke with the President, Dr. Stanley J. Pritchett, Sr., he talked about people being supportive of all Historical Black Colleges...

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Is College Worth It?

(3) Comments | Posted July 27, 2012 | 1:38 PM

It may seem as though college is not worth the stress and difficulty because of a successful handful of people who did not graduate from college such as Joel Osteen, LeBron James, Mark Zuckerberg, Bill Gates, Steve Jobs, Tyra Banks, Mary J. Blige, Winston Churchill, Albert Einstein, Whoopi Goldberg, Whitney...

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God in Antigua

(1) Comments | Posted July 6, 2012 | 3:15 PM

There have been countless times when I found myself struggling to write a sermon and even more disappointed with what I eventually produced. Unable to create an idea of my own, I often preached other people's sermons and sought validation from the very preachers whose sermons left me feeling inadequate...

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