Dozens of family, friends, and community members gathered at the Neal-Jones Auditorium, Tuesday, March 19, 2019, to recognize stellar students and staff members that have made significant achievements at Morris College during the 2018-2019 academic year. Nearly a dozen faculty and staff members received service awards, while dozens of students received awards from best-kept rooms and community awards to academic and presidential scholarships. Congratulations to all recipients. We are so proud of you! Keep up the good work
To the student minister who exerts positive religious influence through his/her religious convictions and sincere dedication to the gospel ministry. Given by daughter, Rev. Eliza Eaddy Black.
For the encouragement of a full-time Morris College sophomore or junior Teacher Education major (regardless of field of concentration) who has good moral qualities and a grade point average of not less than 3.0. Donated by the One More Effort Federated Club of Sumter, South Carolina.
Awarded to a junior of good moral character with a grade point average of 2.5 or above who is supporting himself/herself financially. Donated by Mrs. M. R. Hollingsworth.
Awarded to a student in need of assistance who has completed the sophomore year with a grade point average of 3.2 or better. This student must also have exhibited qualities of good citizenship during freshman and sophomore years. Donated by Mrs. Minnie W. Johnson in memory of Mr. Willis C. Johnson.
To the student who exhibits a strong personality, deep earnest convictions, and Christian character. Donated by the Woman’s Baptist State Convention.
To the best all-around student in the Senior Class. Donated by the Woman’s Auxiliary of the Wateree Association.
Given to the male student who best exemplifies interest and participation in current issues and in projects of human welfare and uplift. Contributed through the O. R. Reuben Memorial Fund.
To the senior who has taken the most active part in religious activities on the campus. Donated by Mrs. Margaret W. Davis.
Awarded to the student with a 2.5 grade point average and above who participated in both community and student activities that foster and reflect the philosophies of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Awarded to a sophomore, junior or senior female student who contributed outstanding leadership through her work with the Baptist Student Union.
Awarded to an outstanding male and female member of the Gospel Choir.
Awarded to the junior or senior majoring in Political Science with the highest grade point average.
Presented to the junior or senior majoring in Health Science with the highest grade point average.
Presented to a junior or senior Biology major with the highest grade point average.
To the student making the highest Praxis II Examination scores during the senior year. Donated by Dr. Luns C. Richardson, President.
Awarded to a female student who exemplifies scholarship and Christian principles. Donated by the Woman ’s Auxiliary, Wateree Baptist Association Lower Division in honor of Margaret S. Boley, Mary H. Diggs and Beatrice G. Sanders.
Xi Epsilon Chapter, Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. Award
To the Morris College student who through his/her participation and leadership contributes the greatest toward promoting the intellectual atmosphere of the College. The student must be a rising sophomore, junior or senior with a cumulative grade point average of 2.5 or above. Donated by the college chapter.
Awarded to a student majoring in Political Science who demonstrated outstanding leadership skills. Must have a grade point average of 2.5 or higher.
Awarded to a deserving student who exemplifies high scholarship, has a good citizenship record, and shows commitment to the growth and development of Morris College. Donated by Dr. and Mrs. S. B. Marshall.
Awarded to a sophomore or junior with at least a 2.5 grade point average or better in Education (Early Childhood Education) and who displays good character and teaching promise, leadership qualities and is in need of financial assistance to achieve educational goals.
Awarded to the student musician of the Morris College Gospel Choir for the current academic year. Donated by Mrs. Sandra Scott Gibson.
Awarded to a student majoring in Business Administration with at least a 2.8 grade point average. The student should be interested in becoming an Entrepreneur. Donated by his daughter, Mrs. Sandra Scott Gibson.
Awarded to a member of Pi Theta Chapter of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. and a member of Iota Zeta Chapter of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc. with a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or better.
To the young lady who makes the most improvement in scholarship, is the most cooperative, and excels in usefulness. Donated by the Woman’s Baptist State Convention.
(charter member of Xi Rho Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated – Morris College). To be given to a member of Xi Rho Chapter majoring in Education with the highest GPA. Given by children, Christopher & Alexyus Spain; parents, Lucius & Gloria R. Felder; sister, Altoya Felder-Deas (Jimmie), and Nephews’, Jimal and Antoine.
Awarded to a student majoring in Criminal Justice, maintaining a grade point average of 2.5 or above and possessed of strong moral character and a sincere interest in the criminal justice system. Donated by Dr. Renee DuJean.
Presented to a deserving rising junior Political Science major with a Pre-Law Minor who has a 2.7 or above grade point average.
Awarded to a deserving student with financial need.
Awarded to a deserving student from Lee or Clarendon County.
Awarded to a deserving student majoring in Education with plans to teach at the elementary or secondary level. Established by Matthette Ramsey Williams, in honor of her father, a Morris College graduate and instructor.
Awarded to a student very much involved in voter registration and grass-roots politics, who is in good standing with the College. The student must have at least a 2.5. grade point average. Established by the family in recognition of his life of service to God and humanity.
Awarded to a needy and deserving student, majoring in Christian Education or Pastoral Ministry, showing great promise for Christian leadership. Established in honor of Dr. J .S. Maddox by Mrs. Bessie Maddox, family and friends.
Awarded to a student with a 3.5 grade point average or above who intends to pursue a career in education or in medicine. The student must exemplify an outstanding level of commitment and willingness to help others and demonstrate it by involvement in community service. Donated by his wife. Wilhelmina Pinckney McLeod and children.
Awarded to a full-time student with financial need.
Presented in memory of Lester T. Corley, former Advisor of Xi Epsilon Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., to an upperclass student who exemplifies strong leadership skills, outstanding service to the college and community and sound intellectual ability. The student must have a 2.5 grade point average or above. This scholarship is earmarked for books and supplies. Donated by Mrs. Myrna Juanita Corley and son Todd.
Presented to a deserving student majoring in Elementary Education with a minimum of a 2.5 grade point average.
Awarded to assist students, based on financial need, in their pursuit of academic studies at Morris College. Established by the colleagues, friends, admirers, and family of Dr. Mary A. Vereen-Gordon, former Academic Dean and an outstanding faculty member.
Rich, Cureton, Johnson Hall
Reuben, Coker, Lewsin, Simons Hall
Dobbins, Keith, Whitner Hall
Adams, Daniels, McLester, Sanders Hall
Dr. Juana Davis-Freeman
Ms. Cheryl Mack
Dr. Paul Ezeji
Ms. Eva Hickmon
Rev. Oliver T. Hill
Dr. John Rooks
Mrs. Gloria Dozier
Ms. Johnell Rogers
Mrs. Sandra Gibson
Mr. Clarence Houck
Awarded to four students (rising sophomores, juniors or seniors) with a grade point average of 2.5 or above, majoring in Pastoral Ministry or Christian Education. Donated by the Arthur Vining Davis Foundation.
Awarded to a deserving rising junior Education major who maintains a minimum 2.0 grade point average. Donated from the Victoria Wine Estate Funds.
Awarded to a deserving student with a minimum grade point average of 3.00 on a 4.00 scale in the field of Teacher Education.
Awarded to two needy first-time freshmen (1 male and 1 female) with outstanding high school academic achievement and good citizenship. Donated by the Vashti Jackson Smith Estate.
Presented to a rising junior or senior majoring in Business Administration. Donated by the Wachovia Foundation.
Awarded to a graduating senior who demonstrates financial need, who is an outstanding student, and who has excelled in his or her major area of study. Financial need is strongly emphasized. A senior whose overall financial aid package leaves him or her with a balance and who needs financial assistance to help cover the shortfall will be considered. The student must have a minimum 3.0 grade point average and demonstrate academic excellence and outstanding leadership and citizenship. If no one meets the criteria, the scholarship will be awarded to a junior. Sponsored by the Morris College Board of Trustees.
Awarded to the three rising sophomores with the highest grade point averages.
Presented to a conscientious student majoring in Education with a grade point average of 2.5 or above and in need of financial aid. Donated by Mr. & Mrs. Lottie and Wheler Matthews.
Awarded to a deserving student who maintains high scholarship and provides student leadership through his or her participation in co-curricular activities. Donated in memory of Mrs. Sarah M. Williams.
Presented to an outstanding student in Religion. Donated by Mrs. W. J. Moore.
Awarded to a rising sophomore student with the highest average in Elementary Education. Donated by the Thompson Family.
Established by the former U. S. Senator Strom Thurmond, Advisor to John P. Gaty Charitable Trust. Awarded annually to needy and worthy students based on a paper on Americanism, the specific topic of which is announced prior to January.
Awarded in memory of Dr. David McLaughlin to a deserving student of good moral character majoring in one of the sciences and maintaining a grade point average of “B” or above. Donated by Mrs. Iris McLaughlin.
Awarded to three advanced students in Teacher Education and two students in any other major who meet the following criteria: Cumulative grade point average of 2.5 or above, evidence of good character and teaching promise, leadership qualities, and a need for financial assistance to achieve educational goals. Sponsored by the Morris College National Alumni Association.
Presented in memory of James W. Stukes to the student who has high scholarship and is outstanding in leadership skills and in service to the college and local community. Donated by Dr. Bernice Mose.
The fund awards annually a scholarship to a deserving female and a deserving male student. In selecting the deserving recipients, emphasis shall be placed on character as well as scholastic ability. Financial need may also be considered.
Awarded to the member of Xi Rho Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. with the highest grade point average. Funds are to be used for the purchase of instructional materials.
Established by Dr. C. C. Goodwin, Jr. of Sumter, this award is presented to a deserving student who exemplifies strong academic potential, leadership skills, and a good citizenship record.
Presented to a student who possesses high Christian ideals and demonstrates a keen interest in Physics or Chemistry. Endowed by the Estate of Mrs. R. C. Booker.
Awarded to a junior of good moral character majoring in Mass Communications, maintaining 2.5 or above grade point average and possessed of a sincere interest and demonstrated talent in broadcast media. Donated by Ebenezer Baptist Church of Chicago.
Awarded to a junior of good moral character majoring in Mass Communications or English who writes the most outstanding article published in The Heritage or other publications. Donated by Dr. Raleigh McCoy.
Awarded to a member of Nu Gamma Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. who exemplifies high scholastic ability, leadership, strong moral character and has earned the highest grade point average in the chapter. Donated by the Eta Zeta Omega Chapter, Sumter, S.C.
Presented to the young lady in the freshman class who demonstrates high scholastic achievement and displays the qualities for finer womanhood, as determined by the chapter members. She must have a cumulative GPA of 3.3 or above.
Presented to the junior student with the highest average in Mathematics for three consecutive years. Donated by Mrs. Audrey P. Neal.
Awarded to a student majoring in Sociology who exemplifies scholarship, leadership, and strong moral character.
Awarded to a student majoring in Mathematics or Science.
Presented to a rising junior or senior Business Administration student with a grade point average or 2.7 or above.
Awarded to the junior with the highest average in Early Childhood Education. Established by the Baptist Educational and Missionary Convention of South Carolina.
Presented to a student majoring in Education who maintains a 2.5 grade point average or above and is in need of financial assistance. Donated by Mr. Willar H. Hightower, Jr.
Awarded to a junior or senior Education major with a 3.0 grade point average or above who plans to teach in South Carolina. Donated by Mr. Charles E. Riley and Mrs Jacqueline M. Williams.
Presented to a rising nontraditional junior or senior with the highest grade point average.
Presented to the rising senior majoring in Business Administration with the highest grade point average. Donated by Creech Roddey Watson Insurance.
Awarded to a deserving student with financial need.
Awarded to the female freshman student with the highest grade point average.
Awarded to a student majoring in Elementary Education with a B or better average.
Awarded to a deserving student with financial need. Donated by Mr. Jerry Hannah.
Awarded annually to assist, encourage, and support a deserving male. Student must be a freshman with a grade point average no less than 2.0 and no higher than 2.5 who exhibits a commitment toward getting an education and reaching his potential. Established by Mr. Robert and Mrs. Priscilla White to reflect the memory of Robert Gregory White, their son, affectionately known as Ohio.
Awarded to a student majoring in English or Mass Communications or who writes inspirational literature.
Awarded to an incoming freshman for college related expenses. The student must have at least a 2.5 grade point average and exemplify Christian character and possess a proven record of leadership and service. Priority will be given to students who will major in Christian Education or Pastoral Ministry. Established by Dr. Lucille S. Whipper.
Awarded to a sophomore student who has a 3.00 grade point average majoring in Pastoral Ministry or Christian Education. Preference given to a student who is a member of a church in the Lovely Hill Baptist Association. Established by his wife, Ruth B. Harrison, and Family.
Awarded each year to a graduating senior with a 3.5 average or above, with a notable record of service to the college and a commitment to improving human relations and the quality of life for fellow human beings. Established by Dr. James E. Conyers and other children of Emmett and Crenelle.
Awarded to a rising senior in pursuit of a degree in Teacher Education with a grade point average of 3.00 or above. Established by the Leler Scarbough George Family.
Awarded preferably to a graduating senior based on financial need. Financial need is strongly emphasized, and a senior whose overall financial aid package leaves him or her with a balance and who needs financial assistance to help cover the shortfall will be considered. The student must have a 3.0 grade average; demonstrate excellence in academic achievement, leadership in extracurricular activities, and community involvement; and show great promise for leadership after graduation. If no senior meets the criteria, the scholarship will be awarded to a junior. Established by the national office of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. in honor of Dr. Richardson’s commitment and service to higher education.