Heritage Christian College Media Advisory
What: An opportunity to discuss changes swiftly transforming Africa, and specifically to address the cultural and societal effects being wrought by Christianity, by higher education, and by Christian higher education on the continent. Also, an opportunity to examine this transformation through the lens of a single institution, Heritage Christian College, whose innovative programs are addressing entrenched problems of jobs shortages, corruption, transparency (or the lack of it), hunger, and strife. On March 17, Heritage Christian College debuted its Center for Entrepreneurism, Philanthropy, and Ethics (CEPE) with a ribbon-cutting event at its growing campus in Accra, Ghana. HCC created the CEPE to serve as a “business-incubator” system to equip its students with entrepreneurial skills and mentoring before they graduate.
Who: Dr. Samuel Twumasi-Ankrah is the college’s president, as well as an author, an expert on higher education administration, a minister, and an educator. He emerged from a dire and poverty-stricken childhood and young adulthood by his own diligence in his labors and studies, eventually obtaining multiple advanced degrees and realizing his years-long goal of creating a Christian college in his native Ghana.
When: Beginning April 14, and continuing four weeks, Dr. Twumasi-Ankrah will be touring the United States visiting various cities for the purpose of sharing stories of successes and challenges in Ghana and to inspire involvement and encourage support for the institution, and for the cause of Christ in Africa.
Where: Twumasi-Ankrah’s U.S. itinerary includes stops in Dallas, Texas; Abilene, Texas; Austin, Texas; Los Angeles, Calif; Nashville, Tenn.; Overland Park, Kan.; West Monroe, La.; Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minn.; and other to-be-determined locations. Some of the stops are at campuses of Christian universities. The Abilene event is to be at Abilene Christian University, an institution that played an important part in the creation of HCC. His Nashville stop will include an event at Lipscomb University. In Kansas, Dr. Twumasi will speak at the Olathe Church of Christ, and in Louisiana he will do likewise at the White’s Ferry Road Church of Christ. While venues for, and details about, all the stops are not available at this time, the Dallas and Abilene events are two of the earliest and are the most-defined at present. Twumasi-Ankrah will be in Dallas April 21, for an event called Witness Ghana that will be broadcast on Facebook Live, and he will be in Abilene April 27-28, on the campus of Abilene Christian University, for an event called A Night in Ghana, which also will be broadcast live over the Heritage Christian College Foundation Facebook page.
How: Available for interviews for print, online, or broadcast media, via phone or Skype. Available to meet with media for studio interviews, live or recorded, schedule- and location-permitting.
Editors: Those journalists interested in setting up an interview are encouraged to use the contact information below. This year will also mark the publication of Dr. Twumasi’s forthcoming book on administration of higher education. For more information, contact the source listed below.
FOR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT:
1049 North Third, Suite 406
Abilene, TX 79601