AME University to Graduate 344 Candidates


New Graduate program to put out first graduates

The African Methodist Episcopal University (AMEU) will on Wednesday June 12, 2019 graduate about 344 candidates for the bachelor degree in various disciplines. This year’s commencement convocation is the 19th undergraduate class.

According to the president, Dr. Joseph Isaac, the university qualified the 344 undergraduate candidates having successfully completed all required academic courses, and will be conferred with degrees in different disciplines. The commencement convocation will take place at the Samuel Kayon Doe Sports Complex in Paynesville, outside Monrovia.

The Accounting Department produced the largest amount of candidates, 96, followed by the Sociology Department, 63. Other disciplines include Management, 62; Public Administration, 53; Economics, 34; Mass Communication, 14; Theology, 10; Political Science, 5; English, 1; and Christian Education, 1.

The AMEU Graduate School will also present its first eight candidates for graduation, who will be conferred with the Masters in Procurement and Finance.

Meanwhile, Baccalaureate Service will be held on Sunday, June 9 at the Trinity Cathedral, Broad Street. The University has selected Reverend Samuel Reeves, Jr., Senior Pastor of the Providence Baptist Church, Monrovia, to deliver the Baccalaureate address.

Rev. Reeves is the Former Pastor of Madison Square Church in Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA. Madison Square Church is an 1,800-member multi-ethnic, multi-cultural, multi-site congregation.

The commencement keynote address to the 19th graduating class will be delivered by Attorney Patricia Russell-McCloud, a servant leader and motivational speaker. She is noted for her futuristic leadership in empowering others.

Globally, Russell-McCloud has spoken in Africa, Canada, Mexico, the Caribbean and throughout the United States. She was educated at Kentucky State University, and Harvard University School of Law. She served as the 11th National President of The Links, Incorporated, an organization of 12,000 members, which is committed to friendship and service.

Atty. Russell-McCloud also served as the National Parliamentarian for the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority.

She is the wife of Bishop E. Earl McCloud Jr., 127th elected and consecrated Bishop of the AMEU.

Several students including Emmanuel S. Mars, Francis T. Frondia and Cornelius C. Obinali emerged victorious with highest academic honors ‘Magna Cum Laude’ and others, Dean’s honor. These students will be honored and awarded on Monday, June 10, in the AMEU auditorium. Other students to be honored include Brutus J. Hunder (Class President); James B. Kollie, Wesley N.S. Brown, Horace Zarway, and Yahyesorie Jalloh, among others.

AME University was founded in 1995 under the leadership of Bishop C. Garnett Henning, Sr., 112th Elected and Consecrated Bishop of the African Methodist Episcopal Church (AMEC) and the 26th Bishop of the 14th Episcopal District, in actualization of the dream of the Right Reverend William Sampson Brooks’ plan to transform Monrovia College and Industrial Training School into a four- year degree-granting institution.

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Lisa Lumeh is an emerging communications personnel. She holds a B.A. degree in Mass Communication from the African Methodist Episcopal University in Liberia. She joined the Daily Observer in 2012 as an Administrative Assistant. Since then, she has enhanced her personal and professional development in the field of communications. Lisa loves writing and reporting on issues that concerns the development of youth and women in Liberia and Africa. She has certificates in Media and Communications from the Journalists and Writers Association Foundation in New York, USA; Civic Engagement from the Young African Leadership Initiative-Regional Leadership Center, YALI-RLC, Accra, Ghana along with several others in women's Leadership and community engagement.


  1. You graduated lots of degrees that are absolutely not priorities to the development of the country at this time? Who are the career advisers (economist, social workers) in your institution?
    Liberia needs export, medical, etc; so we need people in the hands on areas. Most will not find jobs and have to be reeducate?
    Just look at the condition of the country and help direct these young people life? What is the problem?
    It is NOT about what you like but about what you should do to move yourself up? You will not force anyone but give them the advise they need to make better decision?

  2. I can’t agree more with Peter Curran. Liberia’s universities need to work on consolidating and coalescing ways to to train Liberian youth that will be beneficial to the country. For Heaven sake: UL graduates nearly 600 accountants every year, Cuttington, about 300 every year, and then you have the Catholic College called Stella Maris or so, it too graduates about 100 accountants. I know there may be other universities that are graduating students in similar fashion.

    Is accounting or business education the only area that requires manpower development in the country? At the rate these Universities are flooding the market with graduates, soon these degrees will be discounted to high school diplomas and the profession itself will be rendered worthless. The academics in these institutions need to be strategic in their planning. Either create very tough standards for enrollment or have only one University under the consolidated approach that will be authorized to grant degree in Accounting or Business education… the rest should focus on training in other highly demand-driven disciplines.

    As it stands now, the country is not benefiting from current “assembly-line graduation” in Accounting and Business education.

    • Thank you Sr.
      It is very difficult to find people who thinks like you. None of those degrees can pass any international standards. I hope in the near future some of us will be empowered to set strong standards.
      God bless our country.


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