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Alumni Weekend 2019

The Morris College National Alumni Association Alumni Weekend will be held at the North Charleston Marriott, North Charleston, SC April 4 -7, 2019. Please save the date.

Religious Emphasis Week was a success!

Reverend Dr. Michael Runnels, Pastor of Greater Metropolitan Missionary Baptist Church in Chicago, delivered a powerful message on "A New Look at Life" during Religious Emphasis Week! (February 19-22)

Purple Heart College Designation!

The Grand Opening & Ribbon Cutting for the new Veterans Resource Center was held August 15th, 2018. We are so proud of our staff and and all the people who helped get this started.

Religious Emphasis Week was a success!

Reverend Dr. Michael Runnels, Pastor of Greater Metropolitan Missionary Baptist Church in Chicago, delivered the "A New Look at Life" message during Religious Emphasis Week! Dr. Runnels delivered seven different messages over a four-day period during our morning and evening worship services. He received his Associates of Arts degree from Chicago Baptist Institute, before he went on to receieve his B.A. degree from Trinity College in Newberg, IN. Following his undergraduate journey, Dr. Runnels receieved his M.A. degree from McCormick Tehological Seminary school back in his home of Chicago. He is a member of the Baptist Ministers Fellowship of Chicago and Vicinity and is married to Jenetta Potts Runnels. The two have six wonderful, talented children and ten beautiful grandchildren. His son Willie Runnels is the pastor of new Zion City Missionary Baptist Church.

Ford Gives Back: HBC-YOU Mobility Challenge

Ford Gives Back Announces “HBC-YOU Mobility Challenge” with $25,000 grant opportunity

Morris College featured in SC Black News

Morris College Gospel Choir featured in SC Black Newspaper

SC Recreation & Parks Association Exec. Speaks to Morris College Students

Jim Headley, Exec. Director of SC Recreation & Parks Association spoke to students majoring in Recreation Administration

2019 Open House was a success!

2019 Spring Open House was a success!

35th Annual Prizes and Awards Night

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.

Hornet X-Press Day One

High School seniors from Wilson High School, Marion High School, Creek Bridge High School, and Timmonsville came to visit Morris College to learn how a Morris College education prepares students for a promising future.

Recreation Administration Club President Selected To Attend South Carolina Recreation and Parks Association Conference

Kenton Kelley was selected by the Executive Director, James "Jim" Headley, of the South Carolina Recreation and Parks Association to attend a state-wide conference

Hornet X-Press Day Two

High School Seniors from three Williamsburg County high schools came to visit Morris College to learn how a Morris College education helps prepare scholars for a promising future.

Jeffery Jackson 87' named second in command as major of operations for Sumter Police Department

Morris alumnus, Jeffery Jackson, has been named second in command as major of operations for the Sumter Police Department.

16 students inducted into International English Honor Society

16 students were inducted in the Sigma Tau Delta International English Honor Society

The Investiture of Dr. Leroy Staggers as 10th President

Morris College Will Celebrate the Inauguration of its 10th President, Dr. Leroy Staggers Friday, April 12, 2019.

Professor Karen Herbert receives 2019 Excellence in Teaching Award

Professor Karen Herbert received the 2019 Excellence in Teaching Award at the South Carolina Independent Colleges and Universities Awards Dinner.

Dr. Leroy Staggers named 10th President of Morris College

Dr. Leroy Staggers named 10th President of Morris College at Investiture Ceremony, County Councilman declares “Dr. Leroy Staggers Day” in Sumter

2019 Pre-Easter Worship Service

2019 Pre-Easter Worship Service with Elder J. Elbert Williams

Three Andrews Standouts Sign With Morris College

A trio of Andrew High School athletes signed letters of intent to further their careers at Morris College.

Georgia senior Jayla Carter commits to Morris College

Jonesboro senior, Jayla Carter, has committed to Morris College to continue her athletic and academic career.

Chesterfield County Alumni Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc. donates to Morris College

Chesterfield County Alumni Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc. donates to Morris College

Ten students inducted into Morris College Honors Program

Five freshmen, three sophomores, and two juniors were inducted into the Morris College Honors Program Wednesday.

2019 Athletic Award Night

On Tuesday, April 23, 2019 the Morris College Athletic Department held the annual Athletic Awards Night Program in the Garrick-Boykin Human Development Center.

Kenton Kelley named panelist at Communities in Schools Summit

Kenton will join a panel discussion on how integrating a focus on social, emotional and academic development improves the overall climate of a school and the behaviors amongst its youth.

Morris College graduates the Class of 2019

On Saturday, May 4, 2019, nearly 100 students participated in the 108th Annual Baccalaureate Commencement Convocation.

Wells Fargo: Junior Leaders Conference

The Junior Leaders Conference is a three-day program from women designed to increase students understanding of financial services and the various businesses and career paths at Wells Fargo.

2019 Faculty and Staff Luncheon and Service Awards

On Monday, May 6, 2019, faculty and staff members gathered in the Daniels Dining Hall to congratulate 28 faculty members who received a service award while four faculty members announced their retirement from the college.

2 Sumterites elected to Morris College Board of Trustees

The Baptist Educational and Missionary Convention of South Carolina elected two Sumterites as the newest members of the Morris College Board of Trustees.

Morris College Ninth President subject of new biography

Dr. Luns C. Richardson was the longest-serving college president in South Carolina. His many accomplishments during his 43-year tenure at Morris College is among the topics in James L. Felder's biography titled "The Life and Times of Dr. Luns C. Richardson.

Mullin High School senior earns track scholarship to Morris

Mullins High School senior Aniyah Vereen signs a national letter of intent to join the Morris College track program t

Morris College Alum named Teacher of the Year

Morris alum Jhmal Cole named Teacher of the Year at Sumter County elementary school.

Dr. Staggers delivers graduation message at local church

Dr. Staggers delivers graduation message at Trinity Missionary Baptist Church

Two Morris College students begin summer internships

Two Morris College students begin summer internships with U.S. Department of Energy

Kelley named 2019 HBCU Competitiveness Scholar

Kelley named 2019 HBCU Competitiveness Scholar by White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities.

Victoria Dixon-Mokeba 94' receives two doctoral degrees in one day

Victoria Dixon-Mokeba 94' receives two doctoral degrees in one day

Ryan Graham 14' named Director of Athletics for Sumter County Recreation and Parks

Ryan Graham 14' named Director of Athletics for Sumter County Recreation and Parks

Stewart 07' named Assistant Exec. Secretary-Treasurer of NC Baptist State Convention

Rev. Quan Stewart named Assistant Executive Secretary-Treasurer of Baptist State Convention of North Carolina