Enter to Learn; Depart to Serve
Morris College For Immediate Release
100 West College Street Sumter, South Carolina 29150
Sumter, S.C. (August, 2021) – Morris College has received a $50,000 endowment from Alpha Kappa Alpha (AKA) Sorority, Incorporated in partnership with the Educational Advancement Foundation (EAF) to establish an endowed fund or scholarship at our institution. The endowment is part of the sorority’s nationwide effort to support historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs).
For three consecutive years, Alpha Kappa Alpha (AKA) Sorority, Incorporated in partnership with the Educational Advancement Foundation (EAF) has successfully raised over $1 million in one day to support HBCUs. “Thank you Dr. Glenda Glover, international president of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.” said President Leroy Staggers for your generous gift. “We are so happy and excited to accept this check from the AKA HBCU Endowment Fund; this will go a long way toward assisting our students in their education.”
On behalf of AKA Sorority, Incorporated and EAF, the check was presented to Morris College by Maria Newton Ta’Bon, president of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated, Eta Zeta Omega; Dr. Cynthia Grahman, chairman of EAF; Sandra Williams, chairman HBCU; and Bernadetta Rice Robinson, chairman of International Program Chapter.
“We are so excited to be able to give to an HBCU and as a graduate of an HBCU, I find it quite an honor to not just be a part of giving, but to be a part of an organization that supports education,” said Maria Newton Ta’Bon, president of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated, Eta Zeta Omega. “What an exciting time it is to be able to give back to our children.”
About Morris College
Morris College is a historically black, coeducational, liberal arts college, founded by the Baptist Educational and Missionary Convention of South Carolina in 1908. The college is committed to promoting the intellectual and personal development of each one of its students. Today, under the continued ownership of its founding body, the College opens its doors to a culturally and geographically diverse student body, typically from the Southeast and Northeast regions. Morris College is an accredited, four-year, coeducational, residential, liberal arts and career-focused institution awarding baccalaureate degrees in the arts and sciences as well as certificates and associate degrees in career-based professional fields.