Oakwood Students at Inauguration

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A group of college students traveling miles away from home, and for the first time ever, some of these students will witness a presidential inauguration. As FOX54's Kalie Lanford explains, it's a moment they'll never forget. 

Five Oakwood University students have an opportunity to witness history in the making on Monday at President Barak Obama's presidential inauguration.

Oakwood Public Relations Director Tim Allston hopes his students will experience something similar to what he did at the inauguration  four years ago. He said, "When I saw Obama and Michelle walk out of the door and get into the limo that's when it hit me. I said, 'Oh, my god, this thing is real.'"

The students are serving as chaperones to a group of elementary school students from Foley, AL.

"We are looking forward to them serving as role models to those children  Many of these young people have never traveled there before. "Some of their families have never been there before, so they now will become ambassadors for the United States."

Oakwood University will represent at the inauguration in a number of ways.

"Pastor Whitley Phipps, who is a graduate and father of Oakwoodites, will be singing for the second straight time by invitation from the President at prayer service. We are excited about that."


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