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ONWARD & UPWARD 2020-2021: Morris College’s plans for reopening a safe campus

ONWARD & UPWARD 2020-2021:Morris College’s plans for reopening a safe campus

2020 Commencement Rescheduled

Morris College has rescheduled its spring commencement ceremony for Saturday, August 8, 2020.

Letter to future Morrisites

Andrew Little, Director of Enrollment Management and Records pens letter to future Morrisites

Letter to Faculty

President Staggers pens letter to faculty members.

Letter to the Class of 2020

Information on Changes in Academic Activities For Spring Semester Due to Coronavirus Situation

Morris College Will Continue Remainder of Semester Online

We will extend our move to online instruction for all courses for the remainder of this semester.

Notice to all boarding students regarding retrieving personal belongings from residence halls

At this time, we are requesting that all boarding students make preparation to remove your belongings from the residence halls. With the health and safety of everyone in mind, this information is being shared to ensure a smooth process to assist you with getting all of your belongings out of the residence hall.

Letter: MCNAA Alumni Weekend Cancellation

The MCNAA Executive Committee is canceling the 2020 Morris College Alumni Weekend Events, scheduled in Sumter, SC, for April 16 – 19, 2020.

Letter to students regarding continuing academic instruction

Morris College has made arrangements for the instruction of students to continue remotely through its on-line Learning Management System (LMS).

Letter to students from President Staggers

"Through it all, we continue to move forward, knowing that no amount of social distancing can break the bond we have at Morris College. Together, we are #HornetStrong."

Morris College complies with Governor’s Order; Extends Spring Break

Morris College extends Spring Break March 16-31; faculty and staff to report to work

Morris College to honor multi-million dollar donor, Dr. Solomon Jackson, Jr. with portrait unveiling Monday

Morris College to honor multi-million dollar donor, Dr. Solomon Jackson, Jr. with portrait unveiling Monday

Alan Johnson honored with $10,000 Frederick Douglass Bicentennial Scholarship

A story of personal determination: Morris College senior honored with $10,000 Frederick Douglass Bicentennial Scholarship

Rev. Isaac Holt, Jr. '98, named board member of International African American Museum

Morris College alumnus and Board of Trustees member Reverend Dr. Isaac Holt, Jr. was appointed to the Board of Directors of the International African American Museum

Morris College announces 2020 Science in Action Week activities

Morris College’s Division of Natural Sciences and Mathematics announces annual Science in Action Week activities set for Feb 4 -7

Bishop Rance Allen performs at MLK Legacy Concert

WATCH: Bishop Rance Allen performs at MLK Legacy Concert

Morris College Presents “The Blueprint” as 2020 Homecoming Theme, Announces Homecoming Lineup

Morris College announces 2020 homecoming festivities scheduled Jan. 19-25

Marching into the holiday season with Morris College Fall Harvest Parade

Morris College held its annual Fall Harvest Parade on Sunday through downtown Sumter.

2019-20 Miss Homecoming, Mr. and Miss Co-Ed Announced

Miss Homecoming, Mister and Miss Co-Ed Announced during annual Pre-Fall Harvest Worship Service and Rally

Morris College to host Annual Fall Harvest Worship Service and Rally

Morris College will present its annual Fall Harvest Worship Service and Rally on Saturday, November 23, 2019.

Daughter of Morris College's 7th President Succumbs

Professor Wilhelmina Reuben-Cooke, Esq. was the eldest of six children of the late Reverend Dr. Odell R. Reuben. 

Morris College Army ROTC, Veterans Club participate in Veterans Day parade

Morris College Army ROTC along with the Morris College Veterans Club participated in the Sumter Veterans Day parade on Monday

Morris College becomes Purple Heart college

Sumter's Purple Heart Chapter 817 of the Military Order of the Purple Heart designated Morris College as a Purple Heart College during a ceremony Dec. 3 at the college's O.R. Reuben Chapel.

President Staggers named Grand Marshal of homecoming parade

President Staggers selected as Grand Marshal of Voorhees College homecoming parade.

Boyles '18 recognized for her compassion at Prisma Health Tuomey

2018 graduate Charnelle Boyles recognized for her acts of compassion and words of encouragement at Prisma Health Tuomey.

Alumni chapter donates personal care items

Hartsville-Darlington Alumni Chapter donates personal care items to students

Lawson honored at annual Celebration for Women of Excellence

Abby Lawson, Director of Human Resources, was honored at the 12th Annual Celebration for Women of Excellence.

Morris College teaches cyber safety awareness to Sumter students

Dr. Ali, Chairperson of Natural Sciences and Mathematics partners with Sumter School District to host a fun, educational event for Cyber Security Awareness Day on Tuesday.

Morris College crowns 2019-20 Mister and Miss Morris College

Morris College crowns Aun'ye Wilson as the 66th Miss Morris College and Deangelo Adams as the 2nd Mister Morris College.

Morris College to host Cyber Security Awareness Day

Morris College to partner with three schools within the Sumter County School District to host Cyber Security Awareness Day

Morris College Gospel Choir to perform at The Collegiate Gathering in North Charleston November 1-2

Morris College Gospel Choir to perform at The Collegiate Gathering in North Charleston November 1-2

HBCU in LA Program Application now OPEN!

Los Angeles based HBCU in LA Industry Internship Program provides an immersive educational real-world work experience essential for launching and leveraging a career inside Hollywood’s coveted inner circle.

Morris College represents at eSTEAM Festival

Our Morris College cheerleaders and Gospel Choir were present at the eSTEAM Festival.

Rev. Dr. Cecil Bromell '04 named speaker at Fall Honors Day Convocation

Rev. Dr. Cecil L. Bromell named speaker at Fall 2019 Honors Day Convocation

Members of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc. donate to Morris College brick project

Members of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc. support Morris College brick project

President Staggers Named Grand Marshal at Lane Stag Festival

The town of Lane has named President Staggers the Grand Marshal of the annual Lane Stag Festival.

Students attend professional development workshop

Morris College represented at the Benedict College A.L.E.R.T Conference in Columbia

Michael Brown '19 named keynote speaker at United Way Kickoff Luncheon

Morris alum, Michael Brown, was named one of the keynote speakers at the United Way Kickoff Luncheon in Pickens County.

Morris College professor helps teachers, women, and college students prepare for the future

Dr. Cathine Gilchrist Scott was featured in the Carolina Panorama Newspaper.

HBCU Talent Showcase

Attention Juniors and Seniors! Please submit your resumes to Ms. Smith no later than Monday, September 9, 2019. 

Recap: Hornet's Nest Grand Opening was a success

The new-and-improved retail dining option opened at the top of the academic year with a ribbon-cutting ceremony, followed by free tastings, giveaways, and more. 

A new-and-improved retail dining option is coming to Morris College.

The newly renovated Hornet's Nest is opening in Morris College's student center on Friday, August 24.

Morris College welcomes 14 new employees

Meet our new faculty and staff members

4 Freshmen attend Joe Biden Presidential Town Hall

Four students served as volunteers for the Presidential Town Hall Series.

Prince '88 named Fall Convocation Speaker

Morris College alum, Frederick A. Prince has been named the Fall 2019 Convocation Speaker. The ceremony will be held in the Garrick-Boykin Human Development Center at 10 a.m. on Thursday, September 12.

Bishop Holston named keynote speaker of fall President’s Lecture Series

Bishop Jonathan Holston named guest speaker of the fall President’s Lecture Series

Kingstree senior receives the Arthur McBride Jr. Memorial Foundation Scholarship

Kingstree senior receives the Arthur McBride Jr. Memorial Foundation Scholarship ; to play basketball at Morris

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

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

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

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

Kelley named 2019 HBCU Competitiveness Scholar

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

Two Morris College students begin summer internships

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

Morris College Alum named Teacher of the Year

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

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 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.

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.

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.

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.

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

Georgia senior Jayla Carter commits to Morris College

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

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.

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.

16 students inducted into International English Honor Society

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

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.

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.

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

Morris College featured in SC Black News

Morris College Gospel Choir featured in SC Black Newspaper

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.

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 a powerful message on "A New Look at Life" during Religious Emphasis Week! (February 19-22)