While a student in the
CIU Prison Initiative
kept a journal.
Sept. 27, 2009. This has been
a blessed day for me. … I
have been studying for my
(Psychology) exam on Monday
all weekend. Therefore I am
believing God will help me with
this test. Amen . I thank God for
the opportunity to go to college.
What a blessing it will be on
graduation day for my family
to see me walk the floor and
receive my degree.
t was indeed a blessed day when
Chambers received his Associate
of Arts degree at the 2010 Prison Initiative
commencement. The ceremonies were
held behind the walls of the Kirkland
Correctional Institution just across the
Broad River from CIU’s main campus.
And while the majority of graduates from
the program continue on in ministry as
chaplain’s assistants throughout the South
Carolina correctional system, God had
different plans for Chambers.
These days, at age 38, he is a student
on the CIU main campus working on a
bachelor’s degree in Psychology while
he serves as associate minister at Temple
Zion Baptist Church one mile from the CIU
Earning a Degree on
Both Sides of the River
CIU Prison Initiative Graduate Now Studying on the Main Campus
By Bob Holmes