William Carey University Awards Doctor of Divinity

to Serampore College Principal


Dr. Lalchungnunga

Principal, Serampore College



On Saturday, May 14, 2011, William Carey University awarded a Doctor of Divinity degree to Dr. Lalchungnunga, Principal, Serampore College.  After the hooding ceremony, Dr. Lalchungnunga delivered the Commencement Address.  Dr. Lalchungnunga's distinguished career has included work as a Christian minister, missionary, academic political scientist, and, since 1999, Principal of Serampore College.


This was the first such event in the history of William Carey University, and it coincided with the 250th anniversary of William Carey's birth.  The Resolution of the University Board of Trustees marked the event.  In 2005, Dr. Lalchungnunga was the Jubilee Lecturer at William Carey University.


Of special interest was the fact that Michael Lalmuanpuia, Dr. Lalchungnunga's son, graduated from William Carey University along with his father.  During his undergraduate years (2006-2010), Michael served with distinction as a student intern in the Carey Center housed in Donnell Hall.  The Carey Center celebrates Michael's committed service during the Museum's first four years of opening.


Below are links to a variety of texts and photographs from this important event of cooperation between William Carey University and Serampore College.


Biography, Dr. Lalchungnunga (PDF)


Commencement Program  (PDF)


Resolution, Board of Trustees, William Carey University (PDF)


Dr. Lalchungnunga's Commencement Address (PDF)



Photographs (clink on the thumbnails below to enlarge)



Michael Lalmuanpuia, Left Background

Dr. Tommy King, President William Carey University

Dr. Lalchungnunga (hidden)

Dr. Hugh L. Dickens, Chair, Board of Trustees



Mr. Lewis Myrick, Member, Board of Trustees, Left Background

Dr. J. Ralph Noonkester, President Emeritus, William Carey University

Dr. Lalchungnunga

Dr. Tommy King






Photographs Courtesy, Candid Campus Photography, Robert McMorrow II, Photographer




Courtesy, Hattiesburg American (July 31, 2011): 2D.

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Created:    June 30, 2011            Updated:    August 4, 2015