Record Number of Morris College Upward Bound Students Enroll in College

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SUMTER, S.C. — The Morris College Upward Bound Program reports a record number of program participants have enrolled in college.

Although the program has consistently seen 90-95 % of its program participants move on to college, Upward Bound Counselor, Mr. Rudolph Wheeler said this recent group of 19 students is the largest group to do so.

The 2013 graduates of the Morris College Upward Bound Program are enrolled in the following colleges around the state:  Central Carolina Technical College (4), Claflin University (2), Clemson University (1), Coker College (1), Coastal Carolina University (1), Denmark Technical College (1), Morris College (3), and North Greenville University (1). One of the graduates is enrolled at the University of Notre Dame in Indiana.

The program also witnessed the transition of two students to the military.

Upward Bound is a federally funded pre-college preparatory program designed to assist high school students successfully transition to postsecondary education. The program consists of an academic year component, a summer component and the Bridge Program that offers college credit. The Morris College program outreaches public high school students in Clarendon, Lee and Sumter counties who meet the federal enrollment criteria for the program.

For additional information about the Morris College Upward Bound program, please call (803) 934-3193.