On April 7, 2022, a gathering of CRCDS Governing and Life Trustees, Faculty members administration, staff, alumni/ae and friends were in attendance at the unveiling of the presidential portrait of the Rev. Dr. Marvin A. McMickle at the Memorial Art Gallery’s M & T Ballroom, Rochester, NY.
Dr. McMickle served as the 12th President of Colgate Rochester Crozer Divinity School from July 1, 2011 to June 30, 2019. Though the portrait was commissioned in 2019, the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic delayed its creation and unveiling. Presented by CRCDS President, the Rev. Dr. Angela D. Sims, the CRCDS community celebrated this this first in-person event since the pandemic. Dr. McMickle was joined in attendance by his wife, Mrs. Peggy McMickle. Also in attendance were community leaders Jennifer Leonard, Rochester Area Community Foundation President, and Stuart Mitchell, Pathstone Foundation President. This occasion also welcomed CRCDS’ 10th President, the Reverend Dr. James Evans, who served CRCDS from 1990- 2000, with his wife, Ms. Linda Evans.
Kalman Pabst (KP) Photo Group, Cleveland, Ohio was selected to photograph and frame the portrait. KP Photo Group is nationally recognized for its work with many organizations and institutions such as the Cleveland Museum of Art.
The portrait was hung on Friday, April 10 and added to the wall of Seminary presidents on display in the Ambrose Swasey Library on the CRCDS campus located at 320 North Goodman Street, Suite 207 in Rochester, NY. The portraits hung in the library provide a visual history of CRCDS’ Presidential leadership.
A video of the unveiling is available below. Pictures will be posted early next week.