Singing is a passion for Fort Valley State University senior Justin Lambert. For four years, Lambert sang his heart out with the university’s Baptist Student Union choir and as its 2008-2009 president. This spring, the psychology major graduates but don’t expect him to rest his vocal chords. “When you’re in Baptist Student Union, it’s never your last performance,” he said, with pride. Lambert will perform with choir and alumni members at the National Black College Alumni Hall of Fame Foundation’s Gospel Competition at 4 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 27 in Atlanta’s New Birth Cathedral. Black Entertainment Television’s Bobby Jones will host the event.
The Council of National Alumni Associations established the NBCA Hall of Fame Foundation. The organization was formed to ensure the viability and stability of the nation’s HBCUs.
FVSU’s BSU is in its 21st year. The singers won at the first NBCA Hall of Fame event ever held. This time, fifty choir members will travel to the Atlanta concert.
“The choir is ecstatic about performing at this concert,” said Lambert. “We have the most amazing women who walked the earth advising us: Ms. Jeanette Huff, FVSU’s former director of financial aid and Ms. Margaret McCormick.”
After graduation, Lambert will study theology and religious studies at Howard University. Students interested in singing are welcome to attend a BSU practice session. The group meets at 7 p.m. every Monday and Wednesday in the Lottie B. Lyons Student Center.
Christina D. Milton, editorial assistant
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