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In Recognition Of Dr. Marvin Andrew Mcmickle

Rep. Marcia L. Fudge

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Mr. Speaker, on behalf of the citizens of the Eleventh Congressional District of Ohio, I rise today to recognize a religious leader, constituent, and friend in my District. At the beginning of January 2012, Reverend Dr. Marvin Andrew McMickle will assume his new full-time role of President at Colgate Rochester Crozer Divinity School. For the past 24 years, Dr. McMickle has been the Pastor of Antioch Baptist Church, leading his flock and many others to join him in the fight for social, racial, and economic justice. Dr. McMickle's travels to Israel, Greece, Austria, Senegal and the West Indies are testaments of this effort to uphold his teachings of justice. His leadership in Northeast Ohio is unmatched. He served on numerous boards and led organizations, including President of the Cleveland NAACP between 1989 and 1992.

Dr. McMickle's many accomplishments can be attributed to his educational credentials. Over the years, Dr. McMickle has obtained several post-secondary degrees, two of which are Doctorates from Princeton Theological Seminary and Case Western Reserve University. He used his many years of education to perpetuate the transfer of biblical knowledge and insight to instruct a Homiletics course at Ashland Theological Seminary in Ohio. In addition to academic leadership, Dr. McMickle has written numerous books, articles and sermons to serve as tools and guidelines for others to develop their ministries.

Congratulations to Colgate Rochester Crozer Divinity School for selecting such an exceptional man, husband, father and leader as their new President. Dr. McMickle will be deeply missed in my district, but I know his work at Colgate will continue to change the world.