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New Student Induction Ceremony

The New Student Induction Ceremony at Reinhardt University, a tradition in place since 2000, is truly the beginning of every incoming new student’s career as a student at this institution. Students as well as faculty and staff, participate in this tradition every year.

New students sing the RU Alma Mater, learn about RU traditions, and will receive a personal welcome from the President of Reinhardt, Dr. Thomas Isherwood and other distinguished guests. These speakers give words of welcome, advice for a successful first year and inspiration to Reinhardt University’s newest class. Those who attend will discover the meaning behind some of our traditional academic icons, and will have an opportunity to sign the Reinhardt University Honor Pledge, most importantly, will be inducted into the newest Reinhardt University class.

Thursday, August 21, 2014.
Falany Performing Arts Center (FPAC)

2014 Keynote Speaker

Nelson KarpehNelson Karpeh ’05

Nelson was born and raised Liberia. He moved to Marietta, Georgia in 1993 and graduated from Osborne High School in 2000. While there he was captain of both the varsity football and soccer teams and the President of The Men & Women of Distinction Club. After graduation, he received an award from McDonalds for outstanding leadership in Cobb County.

Upon graduating from high school, Nelson attended Reinhardt University in Waleska, Georgia in 2001 on a soccer scholarship. He obtained a B.S. in Social Science with a concentration in Sociology. In June 2005 Nelson worked for State Farm Insurance for four years. In June of 2010 Nelson was selected and became a State Farm Agent. After three years of building a 1.3 million dollars book of business with State Farm Insurance, Nelson decided to open his own Independent Insurance Agency (The Karpeh Group, Inc.).

In March 2013, Nelson was recognized as part the Reinhardt University’s Talon Awards Gala as a member of the 10 Under 10. The 10 Under 10 is a group of 10 alumni who graduated within the last 10 years (2002 - 2012) and are successful in their professions.

The most important accomplishment of all was getting marry to his beautiful wife Muna Karpeh.

Nelson is also active in his community, he is a member of the Alpharetta Rotary Club, Atlanta Urban League Young Professional, Atlanta Jr. Chamber of Commerce, Fulton County Chamber of Commerce, Liberian Association of Metro Atlanta, Liberia Old-timer’s Sport Association and he is on the vestry board at St. Jude’s Church in Marietta.

Nelson Karpeh always does things with a purpose and good intention, he lives his daily motto, “Putting others before myself. When you have a good heart, good things will happen.”