Looking Back at CeOSA 2017 Convention Schedule

CeOSA 2017 Convention Schedule

7:45 AM – 8:45 AM:        Breakfast
9:00 AM – 9:15 AM:        Praise and Worship – Rosaline Vincent
9:15 AM – 9:20 AM:        Opening Prayers – Rev. Charles Conteh
9:20 AM – 9:25 AM:         Chairman’s Welcome Remarks – Abu-Hassan (Askia) Koroma
9:25 AM – 9:35 AM:        Chief-Guest Remarks – Dr. Sherilyn Emberton, President, Huntington University.
9:35 AM – 9:45 AM:        Global Ministries, UB, and C SS – Jeff Bleijerveld, Director, UB Global Ministries.
9:45 AM – 10:20 AM:      Panel Discussion – UB Former Missionaries.
10:20 AM – 10:50 AM:   Message from Centennial Secondary School – Sulaiman Sengeh, Principal, CSS.
10:50 AM – 11:20 AM:   Huntington University & CSS Partnership – Dr. Michael Wanous, Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of the Faculty, Huntington University.
11:20 AM – 11:50 AM:   CeOSA in North America – Francis Mustapha, Founder & Rev. Joe Abu, Immediate Past President.
11:50 AM – 12:10 PM:   Mama Hoffman Endowment Fund – Jim Hoffman
12:10 PM – 12:20 PM:    State Of CeOSA – Comfort Macauley-Kabay, Secretary-General
12:20 PM – 1:00 PM:      Keynote:  Rita Ngadie Savage, Chairman, Bonthe District Council

1:00 PM – 2:00 PM:        LUNCH

2:00 PM – 3:00 PM:         Discussion/Questions and Answers
3:00 PM – 4:00 PM:         Show and Tell:  A Gem Of Video footage from Sierra Leone (1988/89) – Dr. Ron Baker
4:00 PM – 4:30 PM:         AWARDS – Comfort Macauley-Kabay, Rosetta Tarley, and Abu-Hassan Koroma
4:30 PM – 4:35 PM:         School Song (All Three Stanzas):  Together Let Us March/onward to our goal…
4:35 PM – 4:45 PM:         Vote Of Thanks/Closing Prayers  – Mrs. Comfort Macauley Kabay, Sec. Gen.
4:45 PM – 6:00 PM:         RECESS                

6:00 PM – 7 PM:  DINNER


Saturday, August 5, 2017:

7:45 AM – 8:45 AM: BREAKFAST
9:00 AM – 4:00 PM: Gravesite Wreath laying Ceremonies in Michigan for the Bakers and Mama Hoffman
6:00 PM – 11:30 PM: Reception at the Mustapha’s Residence in Fort Wayne, Indiana

Sunday, August 6, 2017:               

7:00 AM – 8:00 AM: BREAKFAST
8:30 AM –: THANKSGIVING SERVICE – College Park United Brethren Church
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM: LUNCH
1:00 PM – 2:00 PM: Conference closing ceremony.


We thank God for a successful CeOSA 2017 Convention. To him be all the glory in Jesus’ name. AMEN!



Dr. Sherilyn Emberton, President, Huntington University.

Dr. Michael K. Wanous, Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of the Faculty, Huntington University.

Dr. Ron Baker (son of Late Dr. and Mrs. E. DeWitt Baker, Founder and First Principal of Centennial Secondary School, Mattru Jong).

Dr. Luke Fetters, Professor of Ministry & Missions/Director Institute for TESOL Studies/Associate Professor, Institute for TESOL Studies, Huntington University.


Abu-Hassan Koroma (Askia) – Chairman
Rosetta Tarley – Vice Chairman
Comfort Macauley-Kabay – Secretary-General and Convention Coordinator
Abdul Kamara – Treasurer
Charles Conteh
Rosaline Conteh
Cautilda Spencer
Omaru Sesay
Tom Fogbawa

Thanks to All the Convention Participants.

Steve Pozezanac, Director, Merillat Centre for the Arts/Conferences and Events at Huntington University.


Centennial Secondary School (CSS) began in 1955 as Sierra Leone’s first experimental co-educational boarding school by American missionaries of the United Brethren in Christ Church.  The school was among the most prestigious secondary schools in the nation.  Centennial in the ’60s, ’70s, and ’80s ranked among the best in national public exams, especially in the Sciences, thereby producing some engineers, scientists, professors, ambassadors, doctors, and lawyers, to name a few professions within Sierra Leone and the diaspora.  In addition to academic excellence, CSS was famed for her strict institution of Christian values and integrity, attracting students from around the country and students from neighboring countries, including Liberia and Lesotho.  The school motto in Latin reads,   “Pro Deo Et Patria,” meaning “For God and Country,” as the original goal and objectives were to raise patriotic and God-fearing young men and women.


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