Employee Spotlight: Deloris Y. McBride, Ph.D.

May 17, 2021

Dr. Deloris Y. McBride, Ph.D., associate professor of Computer Information Systems at Morris College graduated virtually on May 1, 2021 with a Doctor of Philosophy in Technology from Capitol Technology University. Surprisingly, with a full work load, teaching responsibilities, and extracurricular activities, she managed to earn a 4.0 GPA. Dr. McBride is the seventh child born to two adorable and Godly parents, the late Deacon Naham McBride, Sr. and the late Vashti Johnson McBride.  She has nine siblings whom she loves very dearly, is a member of the Church of God by Faith, Inc., and is the founder of Faith Outreach Center, a center to assist individuals in discovering their God-given talents -  reaching out to improve mankind.

Additionally, Dr. McBride is an honor graduate of Morris College where she earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration. As a student at Morris College, McBride was on the president’s list numerous times and a member of the National Business League and Alpha Kappa Mu National Honor Society.  Upon graduation from Morris College, Dr. McBride received a full scholarship to attend the Ohio State University where she earned a Master of Arts degree in Business Education.  In May 2001, she earned a second Master of Science Degree in Computer Resource Management from Webster University.  To date, Dr. McBride has participated in two doctoral programs.

Her professional experience includes teaching post-secondary education courses, working part-time in Corporate America, and a books’ author.  For instance, she taught at Professional Training Institute and Columbia Junior College in Columbia, SC and currently, Dr. McBride teaches here at Morris College where she has been working for more than twenty-one years at her “beloved Alma Mater,” said Dr. McBride. She teaches computer and cybersecurity courses.  However, prior to working at Morris College, she was employed at Policy Management Systems Corporation in Blythewood, SC from 1993 to 1999 where she managed a multi-million-dollar account.  Dr. McBride has also participated in Google’s Inaugural Faculty in Residence in 2017, has certification in Microsoft products, and has authored three books Inspirational Poems, Living and Growing God’s Way, and Learning Computer Basics: and Easy Approach to Microsoft Office.

As an employee of Morris College, Dr. McBride organized and directed the Service-Learning program for more than ten years, was honored as Professor of the Year in 2003 and 2007, and was honored as the 2007 SC Independent Colleges & Universities (SCICU) Excellence in Teaching Recipient. Dr. McBride was nominated by Dr. Luns C. Richardson for the United Negro College Fund 360 Leadership Award and received a resolution from the South Carolina House of Representative citing her accomplishments in the House Bill 3958.

As an alumnus of Morris College, Dr. McBride has honored the “Depart to Serve” motto by serving in numerous organizations and capacities. For instance, she has served as chairperson for three organizations: South Carolina District Board of Christian Education, South Carolina District October Assembly, and Church of God by Faith (COGBF), Inc., National Board of Christian Education for many years. She is also a board member of the COGBF Missions Department, has served as the South Carolina District representative for the National Historical Ministry, and faculty representative for the Morris College Board of Trustees. Dr. McBride has held numerous positions in the church to include, chairperson of the Board of Christian Education, president of the Inspirational Choir, financial secretary, recording secretary, president of the Youth Council, secretary of the missionary department, president of the Willing Workers Club, youth and adult Sunday School teacher, and member of the Ushers Ministry.  Dr. McBride has participated in community activities to include adopt a highway, the measles initiatives, adopt a residential facility, and the VITA Tax service.

Dr. McBride is the founder of the South Carolina District Scholarship Ministry and has chaired and co-chaired this ministry.   In addition, she organized the South Carolina District Adopt-a-Highway and the South Carolina District Health Ministry.  She was consecrated as minister at the summer convention in 2010 and has since done missionary work in Uganda, Africa. She also holds membership in National Council of Negro Women (NCNW), National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), Delta Kappa Delta (Charter Member), Co-Advisor for Phi Beta Lambda (business organization), Former Advisor for the Morris College Sophomore Class, Advisor for Morris College Delta Mu Delta Honor Society, and served on the Board of Golden Age Community School. 

Her hobbies include playing the flute, reading, graphic design, spending time with her nieces and nephews, and traveling.  She has traveled to twelve countries and three continents.

Her Motto is “Blessed to Bless.”