True Holiness Saints Center held its College Day welcoming students to Conway on Aug. 23. More than 500 adults attended.

Students were welcomed to the city by Mayor Tab Townsell, followed by a welcome to the institutes of higher learning by Dr. Allen Meadors, president of the University of Central Arkansas, and Dr. Tim Cloyd, president of Hendrix College.

UCA student Dekevious Wilson gave a testimony about college life. Pastor Cornell Maltbia gave his annual address, encouraging students to make good decisions.

Music was provided by Sunday Best season two winner Y’anna Crawley, as seen on BET, from Washington, D.C.

Co-sponsors of the event were First Security Bank and State Rep. Linda Tyler.

Vendors participating in an expo after the service were: Boys and Girls Club, NAACP, First Security Bank, Conway Police Department, Arkansas Federal Credit Union, Stoby’s, Katrina’s House of Styles and Studio Genesis.

Student organizations at the expo were: Judah Chorale, Phi Mu Alpha, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, National Black Men United, Omega Psi Phi, Minority Mentorship Program, Kappa Alpha Psi and Society for the Unification of African American Women.