Greetings Class of 2025!!
I am Nigeria Meyers, your 2021-2022 Student Government Association President, and it is my pleasure to welcome you to Hornet Nation! Founded in 1908 by the Baptist Educational and Missionary Convention of South Carolina, Morris College continues to stand as tall and proud as she did 113 years ago! The rich history of the institution combined with the legacies left by trailblazers to include past trustees, presidents, faculty, staff, and of course students, has allowed Morris College to flourish and stand the tests of time. Simply put, you could not have chosen a better place to begin your collegiate experiences and chart your course in life!
As we approach what I pray will be the end of the Coronavirus Pandemic and prepare for this academic year with our new normal, I want to encourage us as a student body to focus on three words: EMPOWER. EDUCATE. UNITE…together, these are three powerful words. First of all, we must all be empowered to learn, recognizing that we have a right to education in this country, but it is a choice we make to attain it. Now that we have this right, in the spirit of our ancestors, let us always be willing and empowered to take our rightful place at any “table of knowledge” and eat just as much as anyone else. The world needs what each of us has to offer!
Secondly, we must commit to educate our minds with scholarly substance that will contribute to our overall growth and development. There are a plethora of resources available to help us to develop and excel here at the college, to include a committed and caring faculty and staff, along with other programs and services. Everything we need to be successful is already here- we just have to do our part and utilize the resources and be serious about why we are even in college.
Finally, we must unite as a student body. It is only through operating as a united front will we be able to get the important things done to help the college to continue to move Onward and Upward with Hornet Pride. We have all been innately blessed with a variety of gifts and talents; let us use them to build up our campus community and to help each other along this educational journey. Remember that we’re all in the same boat trying to make it to graduation in order that we may move on to the next chapter in our life’s journey. Supporting one another, we will all cross the finish line!
In closing, as your SGA President, I will serve diligently, proudly and with dignity and class. I, along with other members of the SGA, am here to assist you; if you ever need us, we are always just a text or phone call away. I leave you with this quote a wise woman by the name of Oprah Winfrey once said “I am where I am because of the bridges that I have crossed. Sojourner Truth was a bridge. Harriet Tubman was a bridge. Ida B. Wells was a bridge. Madame C.J. Walker was a bridge. Fannie Lou Hamer was a bridge.” Now it’s our time to build a bridge. Let’s go Hornets!
Nigeria L. Myers