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SUMTER, SOUTH CAROLINA

MORRIS COLLEGE

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Affordable Accredited Higher Education. Morris College is listed in the ‘Most affordable Small Private Colleges’ by AffordAbleCollegesonline.org.

MORRIS COLLEGE 100 West College Street  Sumter, South Carolina 29150-3599 (803) 934-3200  Fax (803) 773-8241  Toll-free (866) 853-1345  www.morris.edu Morris College is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award baccalaureate degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Morris College. (Note: Publication of the Commission’s address and contact number is designed only to enable interested constituents 1) to learn about the accreditation status of Morris College, 2) to file a third-party comment at the time of the college’s decennial review, or 3) to file a complaint against the institution for alleged non-compliance with a standard or requirement.)

 Pastoral Ministry  Mass Communications  Christian Education  English  English/Secondary Education  Liberal Studies

 Early Childhood Education  Elementary Education  Health Science  Recreation Administration Division of Business Administration:  Business Administration  Organizational Management Division of Natural Sciences and Mathematics:  Biology  Biology/Secondary Education  Mathematics  Mathematics/Secondary Education Division of Education:

Division of Religion and Humanities:

 Criminal Justice  History  Political Science  Social Studies/Secondary Education  Sociology Division of Social Sciences:

Majors at Morris College


1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21. 22. 23. 24. 25. 26. 27. 28.

Our Second Century

In Memory of... Jay Gross

Photographer 9/13/1947 - 9/12/2013

Security check-point Pinson Memorial Administration Building Academic Hall H.H. Butler Educational Building Mabel K. Howard Counseling Center Head Start Forensic Center Maintenance Shed O.R. Reuben Chapel and Religion Center G. Goings Daniels Hall (men’s residence) and Dining Hall Solomon Jackson Sr., William McKinley Bowman Sr., Raymond Carolina Physical Plant Student Health and Wellness Center Willie E. Givens, Jr., Alphonso R. Blake, Arabella Hester Rich, Pauline Winston Thompson Student Center Garrick Boykin Human Development Center Charles G. Adams, C. Mackey Daniels, Marion Woodard Wright McLester, Beatrice Gregg Sanders Hall (women’s residence) Anna D. Reuben, Mamie N. Coker, Magnolia Lewis, Albertha Simons Hall (women’s residence) Brawley-Starks Academic Success Center L.C. Richardson-W.A. Johnson Learning Resources Center (library) W.H. Neal-Iola Jones Fine Arts Center Administration building under construction Hemingway House Bertie B. White Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning Wilson-Booker Science Building Dual Dormitory Dobbins Keith Whitner Hall (men’s residence) J.O. Rich, S.C. Cureton, E.F. Johnson Hall (men’s residence) Graphics-Communication Center President’s Home

Rodney Johnson

Director of Management Information Systems and Computer Center 8/17/1955 - 10/23/2013


President’s Welcome Dr. Luns C. Richardson, President, Morris College

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f you are reading this viewbook, you are already thinking ahead regarding where you want to go with your life and what you want to accomplish. The first part of the Morris College motto is “Enter to Learn,” and we think we have some of the best facilities of any college to help you achieve that purpose. Though the college has operated for over one hundred years, almost all of the present facilities have been built in the last thirty years, and four new buildings have been built within the past two years. That in turn opens up for you a wide range of unique opportunities to work in computer laboratories, science laboratories, forensic laboratories, photo laboratories, language laboratories, a television studio and a radio station as well as a new residence hall. At Morris, the learning is hands-on, the mission is liberal arts and career-focused, and our students are guided by a diverse faculty and staff who work diligently with you to ensure that you are mastering all of the skills that are needed to succeed in the increasingly competitive world in which we live. We are truly committed to helping you achieve your degree, and we hope that you in turn will also be equally committed to helping fulfill the other part of the college’s motto, “Depart to Serve.”


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Mission Statement

The mission of Morris College is to prepare students for full and productive careers,

t Morris College, nothing comes before academics. and thesauruses. The Internet can be accessed for The Media Center, on the third level, houses enhancing both their lives and the society in which they take their places. Our students know that to be successful in life, research purposes through the desktop computers three major areas for production: they must have a firm academic foundation. Every in the Reference area on the first floor, on the  the instructional media workroom, aspect of our academic program is geared toward second floor, and also in the computer lab on the  the journalism laboratory and dark room third floor of the LRC. The web-based library providing that foundation.  media arts TV studio and video edit suite The Morris College faculty is extremely well catalog enables users to access all library materials  radio laboratory and production room easily from any where qualif ied. About sixty-f ive In addition, the center hosts curriculum on campus. In addition, guides, materials and resources in support of percent hold doctorate degrees. s ome of t he a r t ic le the teacher education program, film-lecture Our dedicated professors make a nd i ndex databases room for seminars, and a computer laboratory learning a satisfying experience are accessible from off with 24 desktop computers. The Media Center, a nd prov ide persona l ized campus. The LRC has on the third floor of the Richardson-Johnson instruction. The College has wireless capabilities for an average student faculty ratio Learning Resources student use. of 16:1. Center, enhances all T he l ibra r y The academic program at of the institution’s Morris is organized under six academic divisions: participates in collaborative efforts to provide programs. Faculty, Morris College students, faculty and staff with General Studies staff, and students access to collections around Business Administration the state of South Carolina Education (Partnership Among South Natural Sciences and Mathematics Carolina Academic Libraries Religion and Humanities or PA SC A L), t he Un ited Social Sciences Students may earn the Bachelor of A rts, States and around the world. Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Science in The resources of the library Mayo Phillips, Class of 2013, Eduction, or Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in are expanded through the had a Cooperative Education Experience as the Sumter five academic divisions. The Division of General Interlibrary Loan services that Museum Curator/Educator connect libraries around the Studies does not award degrees. in spring 2013. A history major, he assisted with the world through the Internet. “Lincoln: the Constititution The library also provides Technology is preparing students to and Civil War” exhibit, which is being displayed in libraries a spec ia l col lec t ion, t he meet the challenges of the 21st Century! and museums throughout the Recognizing the importance of computers Coleman Collection. These United States. in modern society, Morris College provides are books written by and information technology resources so that every about African Americans. student is afforded the opportunity to acquire basic computer competencies. There are five computer laboratories with Internet access to support instructional and research applications in the major academic areas. Typical applications include desktop publishing, statistics, database management, spreadsheet analysis, graphics, and communications. The College also provides Internet access in the residence halls.

Our Learning Resources Center is an integral part of our academic program. The Richardson-Johnson Learning Resources Center (LRC) is centrally located on campus. The library holds 123,977 book volumes, 29,647 e-books and 782 periodicals, in addition to numerous full-text article and index databases, electronic journals, encyclopedias, dictionaries

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Our Second Century

Morris College is an accredited, four-year, coeducational, residential, liberal arts institution awarding baccalaureate degrees in the arts and sciences. The College was founded in 1908 by the Baptist Educational and Missionary Convention of South Carolina to provide educational opportunities for Negro students in response to the historical denial of access to the existing educational system. 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. Academic Excellence is Our Chief Objective Welcome prospective students


our students has an opportunity to succeed.

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housands of young people who might never have attended college have been enabled by Morris College to reap the rewards of higher education. Our policy of admitting all who have the potential to do college work, our commitment to providing individualized instruction, and our strong program of financial aid offer exciting opportunities for personal advancement. Our location is uniquely attractive.

A Christian environment strengthens us.

A Morris College education is stronger because of the Christian environment in which learning takes place. Our concern for each student and our commitment to help each one achieve his or her personal best reflect this philosophy.

Morris College serves the needs of its students, alumni, and community. CharBrenna Blackwell is pictured with S.C. Rep. Joseph Jefferson of Berkeley County during the South Carolina Legislative Black Caucus. Each student was required to research and present a paper reflecting a relevant social or political topic. Ms. Blackwell is a Morris College junior majoring in Organizational Management. Her topic was “Sex Offenders Should not have Contact with Kids that are not Theirs Once Convicted.”

It serves its students by: ♦ Providing a sound program of liberal education in selected curricular areas and maintaining a strong program of teacher education. ♦ Providing counseling in academic, social, career and personal development. ♦ Promoting an ethical and religious environment to complement the student’s total development.

It serves its alumni by: ♦ Maintaining a continuous relationship to address the interests of the alumni and the institution.

It serves its community by: ♦ Providing

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services to clergy and laity.

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♦ Promoting the growth and development of the larger community through public service programs. ♦ Providing research services and facilities in the solution of academic and community problems. Morris College is primarily a studentcentered institution, which seeks to fulfill this mission by: ♦ Evaluating the academic performance of students to ensure competence in communication, problem solving, critical thinking, and the use if information technology ♦ Emphasizing that development of the student for responsible citizenship in a global society

Morris College is a historically black, coeducational, liberal arts college, operated by the Baptist Educational and Missionary Convention of South Carolina. The College is committed to promoting the intellectual and personal development of every one of its students. Academic Excellence is Our Chief Objective

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of low-income, first-generation college students and students with disabilities. Project services include: ♦ Academic and career advisement ♦ Assistance with locating and securing financial resources ♦ College survival workshops ♦ Academic workshops

use audio-visual equipment, resource kits and a variety of media resources to supplement learning. Media resources include audio recordings (cassette and compact disc), DVDs and video. Students, faculty and staff can access the library by clicking the library link on the college home page (www.morris.edu) or through the library’s website at www.morris.edu/Library.aspx.

♦ Peer tutoring ♦ Individual and group counseling ♦ Supplemental English and Math instruction ♦ Cultural activities ♦ Direct Financial Aid grants Low-income students who are first-generation college students and students with disabilities Cooperative Education Program Our Cooperative Education Program allows evidencing academic need are eligible to students to work in business, industry, or participate in SSS projects. agencies for two or more semesters. This allows them to gain valuable experience in the work place, college credit, and in some cases a salary. This program also offers career guidance where participants realize the relationship of their classroom experience to the world of work.

Audio, video editing suites on campus The college maintains a radio production suite in the Media Center. This laboratory affords students hands-on experiences with all aspects of audio production, including audio recording and production, advertising, public relations and other management skills. While fulfilling their major degree requirements, internships for Mass Communications majors are available under the direction of the instructor.

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Upward Bound Upward Bound is a federally-funded precollege program for high school students. It is designed to help low-income students successfully graduate from high school. Some become the first generation in their families to Army ROTC attend college. Army ROTC is a coeducational program that produces college educated men and women to Student Support Services serve as officers in the Army, National Guard, The Student Support Services project is a federally-funded activity that provides academic and Reserves. Contracted Cadets earn a stipend support and cultural development for 200 selected of $300 as a freshman for 10 months of the freshman and sophomore students. The goals academic year, $350 for sophomores, $450 of the project are to increase the retention and juniors, and $500 for seniors. Scholarships and graduation rates of eligible students and to foster other financial benefits are also available to those an institutional climate conducive to the success who qualify.

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The Division of General Studies

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o meet the diverse needs of freshmen, sophomores Courses and programs offered by the and transfer students, the Division provides Division of General Studies provide an academic program and academic support a rigorous academic foundation for t Morris College, nothing comes before academics. and thesauruses. The Internet can be accessed for services. Its programs promote relationships students, through success oriented Our students know that to be successful in life, research purposes through the desktop computers among faculty, advisors, and students in an experiences which promote excellence, they must have a firm academic foundation. Every in the Reference area on the first floor, on the effort to provide students with the collegiate scholarship, and retention. aspect of our academic program is geared toward second floor, and also in the computer lab on the environment necessary for academic success. The Division also sponsors a variety third floor of the LRC. The web-based library providing that foundation. of activities to enhance and display the The Morris College faculty is extremely well catalog enables users to access all library materials talents of freshmen and sophomores. easily from any where qualif ied. About sixty-f ive Each year the Division publishes The Bell on campus. In addition, percent hold doctorate degrees. Ringer, a literary magazine for freshmen, s ome of t he a r t ic le Our dedicated professors make and Dear Bess, a literary magazine for a nd i ndex databases learning a satisfying experience sophomores, and sponsors the Freshman are accessible from off a nd prov ide persona l ized Extravaganza and Sophomore Parade campus. The LRC has instruction. The College has of Stars, Scholar’s Bowl, and Freshman wireless capabilities for an average student faculty ratio Oratorical Contest. The Division also student use. of 16:1. holds the annual General Symposium T he l ibra r y The academic program at Week, which is made up of Professional Morris is organized under six academic divisions: participates in collaborative efforts to provide Development Workshops, Student Morris College students, faculty and staff with General Studies Presentations and Talent Showcases. access to collections around Business Administration the state of South Carolina Education Honors Program (Partnership Among South Natural Sciences and Mathematics The Division of General Studies houses Carolina Academic Libraries Religion and Humanities the Morris College Honors Program. or PA SC A L), t he Un ited Social Sciences This program provides an environment Students may earn the Bachelor of A rts, States and around the world. Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Science in The resources of the library The Division of General Studies at Morris College offers students, through its Eduction, or Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in are expanded through the core curriculum of liberal arts courses, an opportunity to improve their skills five academic divisions. The Division of General Interlibrary Loan services that and learn the content necessary forconnect success in major courses. libraries around the Studies does not award degrees. world through the Internet. conducive to intellectual The library also provides Technology is preparing students to stimulation and growth through a spec ia l col lec t ion, t he meet the challenges of the 21st Century! honors seminars and co-curricular Recognizing the importance of computers Coleman Collection. These experiences. The Honors Program in modern society, Morris College provides are books written by and is designed to encourage leadership, information technology resources so that every about African Americans. to promote critical thinking, and to student is afforded the opportunity to acquire meet the needs of scholars who are basic computer competencies. There are five academically capable, intellectually computer laboratories with Internet access to curious, and highly motivated. The support instructional and research applications program is implemented through in the major academic areas. Typical applications special Honors seminars and other include desktop publishing, statistics, database projects and activities coordinated management, spreadsheet analysis, graphics, by the program director. and communications. The College also provides Internet access in the residence halls.

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Our Learning Resources Center is an integral part of our academic program. The Richardson-Johnson Learning Resources Center (LRC) is centrally located on campus. The library holds 123,977 book volumes, 29,647 e-books and 782 periodicals, in addition to numerous full-text article and index databases, electronic journals, encyclopedias, dictionaries

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Through a federally-funded Title IIIprogram, the division of General Studies operates three tutorial laboratories (Mathematics, Reading and Writing) in its effort to ensure the academic success and retention of freshmen and sophomores. Each lab is staffed by a full-time tutor who engages

The Media Center, on the third level, houses three major areas for production:  the instructional media workroom,  the journalism laboratory and dark room  media arts TV studio and video edit suite  radio laboratory and production room In addition, the center hosts curriculum guides, materials and resources in support of the teacher education program, film-lecture room for seminars, and a computer laboratory with 24 desktop computers. The Media Center, on the third floor of the Richardson-Johnson Learning Resources Center, enhances all of the institution’s programs. Faculty, staff, and students

the students in one-on-one and small group assistance. The tutors make use of up-to-date materials and technology in order to provide students with the best tutorial services available. Tutorial services are available daily Monday through Friday and some evenings.

Brawley-Starks Academic Success Center The Brawley-Starks Academic Success Center offers students access to computer workstations and educational software programs geared toward improving their skills in English, mathematics, biology, reading, history, and speech. The Academic Success Center provides test preparation for standardized instruments. The Center is available to Learners’ Assistance Program faculty and students as a setting for tutorial/instructional sessions. This facility is available to all students during the academic year. Academic Excellence is Our Chief Objective Academic Divisions


The Division of Business Administration Develops tomorrow’s leaders.

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he Division of Business Administration focuses on the development of individual abilities and the marketable skills necessary to secure employment in business, industry, government or other agencies. Students successfully completing a minimum of 61 academic credit hours in the General Education Program in the Division of General Studies are transferred into the Division of Business Administration as juniors. The Division has a seven-semester average student retention rate of 71% and a three-year average graduation rate of 71%. The Division is aware of society’s need for persons in responsible positions to display professional, moral and ethical behavior and thus seeks to develop skills for solving problems, appreciating global concepts, and utilizing technology. Business Administration majors will exhibit strong leadership qualities and effective managerial skills in a professional environment.

Accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs

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Organizational Management

The Division offers two majors: ♦ Business Administration ♦ Organizational Management

The Organizational Management Program is an accelerated degree program that offers evening and weekend classes for working adults age 25 and older who have 60 semester hours of transferable college credits. The Program offers students an opportunity to earn a Bachelor of Science degree, with a major in Organizational Management in as little as eighteen months. With occasional exceptions, classes meet one evening a week from 6 to 10 p.m. This program is innovative in that students attend classes as a group or “cohort,” which in turn provides for academic exchange, peer support, and professional networking. Our students have access to library resources and services, advanced technology, service learning, and career services as well as a host of other resources and activities that are afforded to traditional students. Grants, scholarships, and student loans are available for students who qualify. The Division recognizes and celebrates academic excellence. Outstanding business students are invited to be members of the Lambda Omicron Chapter of Delta Mu Delta International Business Administration Honor Society.

Three minors are offered: ♦ Business Administration ♦ Computer Information Systems ♦ Business Information Technology Our graduates launch their careers into a variety of advanced positions in corporate America, as well as in the public sector. Business alumni have exciting positions in banking, finance, retail, advertising, e-commerce, insurance, government agencies, and many other areas. The courses at Morris focus on the needs of our students today to meet the employment challenges of tomorrow. To cultivate a sense of public responsibility, students are provided with numerous opportunities to participate in a variety of community service activities. Our students are strongly encouraged to continue their education and professional development by taking the Graduate Management Aptitude Test (GMAT) and completing a graduate degree program in business.

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The Division of Education

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he Division of Education at Morris College offers majors in: ♦ Early Childhood Education t Morris College, nothing comes before academics. ♦ Elementary Education Our students know that to be successful in life, ♦ Health Science they must have a firm academic foundation. Every ♦ Recreation Administration aspect of our academic program is geared toward The teacher education component of the providing that foundation. Division is approved by the South Carolina The Morris College faculty is extremely well Department of Education (SDE) and accredited qualif ied. About sixty-f ive by the National Council for Accreditation of percent hold doctorate degrees. Teacher Education (NCATE). Our dedicated professors make Majors are divided into four main segments: learning a satisfying experience general education, major courses, professional a nd prov ide persona l ized education, and electives. instruction. The College has The professional sequence consists of courses an average student faculty ratio and experiences which directly contribute to the of 16:1. mastery of the competencies that characterize The academic program at effective teachers. Morris is organized under six academic divisions: General Studies Business Administration The Division of Education has as its Education purpose to facilitate the academic, Naturaland Sciences and Mathematics ethical, professional development Humanities of Religion studentsand toward the goal of becoming effective teachers, health professionals, Social Sciences and leisure specialists who are Students may earn the Bachelor of A rts, competent, criticalBachelor thinkers,ofreflective Bachelor of Science, Science in practitioners, and of caring Eduction, or Bachelor Fine individuals. Arts degree in five academic divisions. The Division of General Studies does not award degrees.

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Technology is preparing students to meet the challenges of the 21st Century! Recognizing the importance of computers in modern society, Morris College provides information technology resources so that every student is afforded the opportunity to acquire basic computer competencies. There are five computer laboratories with Internet access to support instructional and research applications in the major academic areas. Typical applications include desktop publishing, statistics, database management, spreadsheet analysis, graphics, and communications. The College also provides Internet access in the residence halls.

To ensure that candidates have opportunities for practical experiences, a minimum of 100 hours of pre-directed f ield experiences is and thesauruses. The Internet can be accessed for required. The culminating internship, commonly research purposes through the desktop computers termed “directed student teaching,” provides in the Reference area on the first floor, on the opportunities for intensive involvement with second floor, and also in the computer lab on the the teaching-learning process within the setting third floor of the LRC. The web-based library of the public school system for sixty consecutive catalog enables users to access all library materials days. easily from any where on campus. In addition, s ome of t he a r t ic le a nd i ndex databases are accessible from off campus. The LRC has wireless capabilities for student use. T he l ibra r y participates in collaborative efforts to provide Morris College students, faculty and staff with access to collections around the state of South Carolina (Partnership Among South All teacher education majors must pass Praxis Carolina Academic Libraries I, Praxis II, and three Assisting, Developing, or PA SC A L), t he Un ited and Evaluating Professional Teaching (ADEPT) States and around the world. summative evaluations. ADEPT is a process The resources of the library established by the State of South Carolina for are expanded through the evaluating teaching personnel. Interlibrary Loan services that connect libraries around the world through the Internet. The library also provides a spec ia l col lec t ion, t he Coleman Collection. These are books written by and about African Americans.

The Media Center, on the third level, houses three major areas for production:  the instructional media workroom,  the journalism laboratory and dark room  media arts TV studio and video edit suite  radio laboratory and production room In addition, the center hosts curriculum guides, materials and resources in support of the teacher education program, film-lecture room for seminars, and a computer laboratory with 24 desktop computers. The Media Center, on the third floor of the Richardson-Johnson Learning Resources Center, enhances all of the institution’s programs. Faculty, staff, and students In addition, graduates of the Division’s programs can pursue careers as a: ♦ Recreation Administrator ♦ Community Health Educator ♦ Leisure Specialist ♦ Camp Counselor ♦ Health Care Supervisor and a variety of other interests.

Our Learning Resources Center is an integral part of our academic program. The Richardson-Johnson Learning Resources Center (LRC) is centrally located on campus. The library holds 123,977 book volumes, 29,647 e-books and 782 periodicals, in addition to numerous full-text article and index databases, electronic journals, encyclopedias, dictionaries

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The Division of Natural Sciences & Mathematics

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Prepares students to make an impact in the new century.

orris College’s Division of Natural Sciences and Mathematics offers majors in: ♦ Biology ♦ Biology/Secondary Education ♦ Mathematics ♦ Mathematics/Secondary Education Upon graduation from Morris College, Biology and Biology/Secondary Education majors find challenging careers in research, medical and health-related areas, laboratory testing, quality control, inspection, industrial applications, and teaching in private and public schools. Similarly, Mathematics and Mathematics/Secondary Education majors find satisfying careers in data

processing, testing, data collection, information analysis, and teaching in private and public schools. The majors also prepare students to pursue graduate studies in biology and mathematics. Although the Division does not offer majors in nursing or engineering, we participate in collaborative programs with other institutions in pre-nursing (USC-Columbia), pre-engineering (Clemson University, USC), and a mathematicsengineering dual degree program at North Carolina A&T State Universit y (NCAT). Under these programs, s tudent s complete ini t ia l cour se s at Morris College and then transfer to USC or Clemson to complete theirrespective bachelor’s degrees in nursing or engineering. To help students attain their career goals, the After completing the engineering degree requirements at NCAT, students simultaneously Division makes available test materials (CDs, receive a degree in engineering from NCAT and books, and software) that enable them to prepare for the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) and a B.S. degree in mathematics from Morris. the Medical College Admission Test (MCAT). The Morris College HBCU-UP TestingLearning Center is the hub of these activities.

Further Enrichment Programs Morris students participate in summer research and enrichment programs at other institutions throughout the nation. The Biology and Mathematics (STEM) Club makes it possible for students to assume leadership roles among their peers. Through the South Carolina Alliance for Minority Participation (SCAMP) and the DOEEM Program, the Division provides off-campus projects and research experiences that prepare students for graduate school and scientific research careers. The Division’s Scientific Lecture Series provides further enrichment by exposing students to professional role models in research, academe, the health fields, and technology. Field trips undertaken in connection with biology courses broaden students’ perspectives by giving students the opportunity to observe activities and phenomena firsthand. Students may also attend national and state scientific meetings, where they meet and interact with scientists in many fields of scientific research.

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The Division of Religion & Humanities

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ecognizing the institution’s origins in training preachers as well as teachers, Morris College offers a curriculum to address the human t Morris College, nothing comes before academics. element in us all. Every student at Morris College Our students know that to be successful in life, is exposed to these disciplines through courses in they must have a firm academic foundation. Every the Division of Religion and Humanities. These aspect of our academic program is geared toward courses are essential to the development of study providing that foundation. skills and communication techniques, and they The Morris College faculty is extremely well contribute to the awareness and appreciation of qualif ied. About sixty-f ive creativity and its expression. These courses also percent hold doctorate degrees. develop awareness of humanistic concerns and Our dedicated professors make help relate these concerns to contemporary life. learning a satisfying experience a nd prov ide persona l ized Careers Abound. instruction. The College has Career choices are numerous for graduates of an average student faculty ratio the division: of 16:1. ♦ The Pastoral Ministry major prepares The academic program at students to be effective ministers and Morris is organized under six academic divisions: pastors. General Studies Business Administration ♦ Students majoring in Christian Education Education prepare for a variety of job functions in Natural Sciencesincluding and Mathematics the church, superintendents Religion and Humanities and directors of many different kinds Social Sciences of church auxiliary units. Both of these Students may earn the Bachelor of A rts, majors in religion require an internship. Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Science in ♦ English majors are prepared threein Eduction, or Bachelor of Fine Arts in degree components–language, literature and five academic divisions. The Division of General composition–that assure success in a Studies does not award degrees. variety of careers, including entry level positionsis preparing in advertising, publishing, Technology students to public relations and editing. meet the challenges of the 21st Century!

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Recognizing the importance computers ♦ Students who wish to teachofmay major in modern society, Morris College provides in English/Secondary Education information technology that every Specialization. Theresources English soSecondary student is afforded the opportunity to acquire Education Specialization majors will be basic fully computer competencies. There are five certified to teach English in high computer laboratories with Internet access to school upon graduation. support instructional and research applications ♦ Students studying MassTypical Communications in the major academic areas. applications take a variety of courses in journalism, include desktop publishing, statistics, database broadcastspreadsheet media, advertising, public management, analysis, graphics, relations and photography. Additionally, and communications. The College also provides Mass majors are Internet accessCommunications in the residence halls. required to complete an internship for graduation and have a number Our Learning Resources Center of is handson an opportunities operate program. the student integral part of ourtoacademic station on campus. ManyResources of our The radio Richardson-Johnson Learning immediate Centergraduates (LRC) isfind centrally locatedemployment on campus. in television, radio, and The library holds 123,977 booknewspaper, volumes, 29,647 other media markets throughout South e-books and 782 periodicals, in addition to Carolina and the nation. numerous full-text article and index databases,

and thesauruses. The Internet can be accessed for research purposes through the desktop computers in the Reference area on the first floor, on the second floor, and also in the computer lab on the third floor of the LRC. The web-based library catalog enables users to access all library materials easily from any where on campus. In addition, s ome of t he a r t ic le A major in Liberal Studies permits students a nd i ndex databases to be creative and combine a core of courses in are accessible from off Religion and Humanities with course work in campus. The LRC has the natural or social sciences. acquire wirelessStudents capabilities for a broad background ofstudent knowledge that leads use. to success in many careerTfields h e including l i b r acivic r y participates in collaborative efforts to provide Morris College students, faculty and staff with access to collections around the state of South Carolina (Partnership Among South Carolina Academic Libraries or PA SC A L), t he Un ited States and around the world. The resources of the library are expanded through the Interlibrary Loan services that connect libraries around the world through the Internet. The library also provides a spec ia l col lec t ion, t he Coleman Collection. These are books written by and about African Americans.

Majors in the Division of Religion and Humanities: The Media Center, on the third level, houses

three major areasMinistry for production: ♦ Pastoral  theMass instructional media workroom, ♦ Communications  the Christian journalism laboratory and dark room ♦ Education  media arts TV studio and video edit suite ♦ English  radio laboratory and production ♦ English/Secondary Education room In addition, the center hosts curriculum ♦ Liberal Studies guides, materials and resources in support of the teacher education program, film-lecture and governmental organizations and private room for seminars, and a computer laboratory enterprises. with 24 desktop computers. The Media Center, The Division’s majors provide an excellent on the third floor of the Richardson-Johnson foundation for success in graduate and professional Learning Resources schools, which all students are encouraged to Center, enhances all pursue. In addition, the Division offers courses in of the institution’s music, art, foreign languages, speech and theater. programs. Faculty, staff, and students

electronic journals, encyclopedias, dictionaries

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The Division of Social Sciences

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Scholarship with a sense of purpose. hrough offering a broad range of academic and co-curricular experiences, the Division of Social Sciences provides students witha well-rounded skill set that will enable them to engage in a variety of professional pursuits as well as act as agents of change in an increasingly complex world. Classroom lectures, special projects, internships and other community-based activities provide students with a theoretical foundation, content knowledge and practical applications in their respective majors. Courses in these majors, taught by a diverse faculty, are designed to develop students’ individual abilities and prepare them for advanced studies or careers in teaching, law enforcement, government, human services and the private sector.

The Division of Social Sciences offers a broad range of majors. The courses, taught by a diverse faculty, are designed to develop students’ individual abilities while preparing them for graduate education or careers in such diverse areas as teaching, law enforcement, and social services.

The educational process is further enhanced through participation in laboratory experiences, seminars, conferences and field trips. The Forensic Center is a free-standing facility designed to provide training in forensic laboratory techniques in criminal investigations for students majoring in Criminal Justice. The Social Sciences Seminar gives students a forum through which they can synthesize and share knowledge across their respective majors. Attendance at annual professional meetings such as the Minority Pre-Law Conference enables our students to interact with practitioners in the fields to which they aspire. Membership in student organizations like the Criminal Justice Club or the Sociology Club gives students opportunities to become involved in campus and community activities such as voter registration, youth mentoring and elder support. Through intellectual development, career preparation and the promotion

Majors in this Division are offered in: ♦ Criminal Justice ♦ History ♦ Political Science ♦ Social Studies/Secondary Education Specialization ♦ Sociology

of active and informed citizenship, the Division of Social Sciences affirms an unwavering commitment to the pursuit of “scholarship with a sense of purpose.” Examples of projects and activities that benefit the majors in the Division as well as the college community are: ♦ Voter Registration Drives ♦ Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Observance ♦ African American History Month Seminars ♦ ♦ Educational/cultural Educational/cultural trips

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The Morris College Experience

Academic Excellence is our R ecreational, cultural, and religious activities are a vital facet in the lives of Morris students, and we make sure that all of our students have numerous t Morris College, nothing comes before academics. opportunities to participate. Our students know that to be successful in life, they must have a firm academic foundation. Every Friendships formed here last a lifetime. aspect of our academic program is geared toward There are plenty of opportunities to make providing that foundation. friends and to have fun at Morris. Many places on The Morris College faculty is extremely well campus provide a quality, informal atmosphere qualif ied. About sixty-f ive where all students can mingle and get to know percent hold doctorate degrees. each other. The campus dining hall and Student Our dedicated professors make Center provide settings for socializing and casual learning a satisfying experience interactions among the students. a nd prov ide persona l ized The dining hall serves the campus with a wide instruction. The College has variety of choices at every meal, making mealtime an average student faculty ratio an exciting adventure. The Student Center of 16:1. provides an additional place to relax, eat, or study. The academic program at The Center also provides recreational activities, Morris is organized under six academic divisions: including billiards. The Center also offers food General Studies service for on- and off-campus individuals. Business Administration Education Moving in... Natural Sciences and Mathematics Our comfortable residence halls quickly Religion and Humanities become “home away from home,” and roommates Social Sciences become lifelong friends. Each residence hall Students may earn the Bachelor of A rts, sponsors many activities that facilitate interaction Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Science in and create a living-learning environment. Eduction, or Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Educational film series and seminar-lectures are five academic divisions. The Division of General major residence hall programs. Studies does not award degrees. Beginning with the Fall Semester 20132014, Morris College has Technology is preparing students to added two residence halls meet the challenges of the 21st Century! to its existing five. The new Recognizing the importance of computers halls enable the College to in modern society, Morris College provides provide comfortable, twoperinformation technology resources so that every room housing for all student is afforded the opportunity to acquire of its on-campus students. basic computer competencies. There are five Each hall contains a living computer laboratories with Internet access to learning center complete support instructional and research applications with a mini - library, in the major academic areas. Typical applications computer, television, social include desktop publishing, statistics, database lounge, microwave oven, management, spreadsheet analysis, graphics, vending machine, laundry and communications. The College also provides facilities, and Internet Internet access in the residence halls. accessibility from each student’s room.

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student desiring to reserve a room in the OurALearning Resources Center is an residence hall for the regular academic year (fall integral part of our academic and spring semesters) must pay a program. one-time re-

fundable room deposit thatLearning allows theResources student The Richardson-Johnson to reserve a room for each session, summer Center (LRC) is centrally located on campus. included. The one-time payment of the $100 The librarywill holds book 29,647 deposit give123,977 the student the volumes, right to reserve a room by completing the housing agreement e-books and 782 periodicals, in addition to for each session. The deposit will be refunded numerous full-text article and index databases, upon the student’s graduation or separation electronic journals, encyclopedias, dictionaries from Morris College, pending payment of all outstanding debts to the College.

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To be admitted to the residence hall, the student must submit a housing permit from the Office of Business Affairs verifying that he/ she has cleared The all previous and otherfor and thesauruses. Internetfinancial can be accessed obligations to the College. New students are research purposes through the desktop computers admitted to the residence halls beginning at in 8:00 the Reference area on the first Orientation floor, on the a.m. on Parent/New Student day. Returning students are admitted beginning second floor, and also in the computer lab on the at 1:00 p.m. on the day designated for third floor of the LRC. The web-based returning students to occupy residence library halls catalog users all library materials or at enables 1:00 p.m. on to theaccess day prior to returning classes after a holiday. easily Room reservations are from any where made by current students between February on campus. In addition, 1 and May 1 in the Office of the Director of of t he a r t ic le Residential Life for thes ome approaching summer, fall or spring semester. a nd i ndex databases

are accessible from off

How our student leaders get involved. campus. The LRC has

The Media Center, on the third level, houses three major areas for production:  the instructional media workroom,  the journalism laboratory and dark room  media arts TV studio and video edit suite  radio laboratory and production room In addition, the center hosts curriculum guides, materials and resources in support of the teacher education program, film-lecture room for seminars, and a computer laboratory with 24 desktop computers. The Media Center, on the third floor of the Richardson-Johnson Morris College is a member of the Division I, Learning Resources National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics Center, enhances all Independent Conference. of the institution’s Intramurals provide the campus community programs. Faculty, with an opportunity to compete regularly in staff, and students organized sports with an emphasis on having fun. Events include flag football, basketball, table tennis, volleyball, and tennis. Weight training and aerobics add to our extensive list of opportunities to enhance wellness awareness and involvement. The College’s new, fully equipped Health and Wellness Center is open five days a week. The center’s staff is available to assist students in developing healthy exercise habits and healthy lifestyles.

Student activities at wireless Morris College provide capabilities for opportunities for students to enhance their student use. academic development as Tthey h e strengthen l i b r atheir r y leadership skills. Student are encouraged to join participates in collaborative efforts to provide organizations that provide faculty an avenue personal Morris College students, andforstaff with fulfillment and skills access to collections around development. the state of South Carolina Morris has Among over 50 South (Partnership student organizations Carolina Academic Libraries available. or PA SC A L), These t he Un ited include thearound Student States and the world. G o vresources e r n mofe the n t library The Association, honor are expanded through the societies, academic Interlibrary Loan services that clubs, connectrecreat libraries ional around the clubs, class world through the Internet. memberships, The library singing also provides groups, and Greekletter a spec ia l col lec t ion, t he organizations. Students student Coleman Collection. These and organizations are encouraged to provide input Counseling services help students grow. are books written by and Morris offers counseling to our students, on all issues affecting campus life. about African Americans. whatever their needs. These counseling services include counseling on personal, social, academic, Intercollegiate and intramural athletics religious, or financial problems. The Office of add spice to campus life. Both intercollegiate and intramural athletics foster school spirit and physical activities. In addition, they provide a wide variety of wellness programs and activities. The Morris College Hornets compete with other college teams in basketball, track and field, baseball, softball, volleyball, cross country, golf, and tennis. Morris’s athletic program offers plenty of excitement for both fans and players.

2013/2014 Calendar / Open House Dates November 23, 2013 Fall Harvest Rally/Parade January 25, 2014 Parents’ Day/Homecoming Celebration February 5, 2014 Middle School Visitat ion Day February 12, 2014 High School Visitation Day February 11 – 14, 2014 Science in Action Week February 25 – 28, 2014 Religious Emphasis Week March 24 – 28, 2014 Fine Arts Festival April 11 – 12, 201 Student Government Association Weekend May 3, 2014 Commencement Convocation (tba) First Session Summer School begins (tba) Placement Test/Open House/ Information Session (tba) Second Session Summer School begins (tba) Placement Test/Open House/Information Session Academic Excellence is Our ChiefExperience Objective The Morris College


Counseling also provides educational materials, programs, and assistance for all types of alcohol and drug abuse problems. Individualized counseling, group counseling, workshops, seminars, and other programs are offered to enhance the student’s development. The counseling services at Morris College afford opportunities to help make a student’s college experience as problem-free as possible.

Healthy students learn more. We are proud of our health facility, which provides up-to-date care to students. The College has a full-time nurse on staff and a staff doctor who visits the campus three times a week. Local transportation to and from off-campus medical appointments is provided for students upon request. Each student is covered under a health insurance policy that includes prescription coverage.

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Becoming a Student

Academic Excellence is our A Applications and entrance requirements

pplicants may gain admission to the freshman class by meeting one of the following: A) Presenting evidence of graduation with a t Morris College, nothing comes before academics. diploma from an accredited high school, ranking Our students know that to be successful in life, in the upper 3/4 of the high school class, and they must have a firm academic foundation. Every successfully completing the following standard aspect of our academic program is geared toward 24 units. providing that foundation. English 4 The Morris College faculty is extremely well Mathematics 4 qualif ied. About sixty-f ive FRESHMAN U.S. History 1 percent hold doctorate degrees. INFORMATION Computer Science 1 Our dedicated professors make AVAILABLE Natural Science 3 learning a satisfying experience Foreign Language a nd prov ide persona l izedTHE PRESIDENTIAL or Vocational 1 instruction. The College hasSCHOLARS AWARD PE or ROTC 1 an average student faculty ratio Electives 7 THE LUNS C. RICHARDSON of 16:1. Social Studies 1 SCHOLARSHIP The academic programENDOWED at Government ½ Morris is organized under six academic divisions: Economics ½ General Studies TOTAL 24 Business Administration B) Presenting evidence of graduation with Education a diploma from an accredited high school, Natural Sciences and Mathematics achieving an overall grade average of at least “C,” Religion and Humanities and successfully completing the above standard Social Sciences 24 units. Students may earn the Bachelor of A rts, C) Presenting evidence of graduation with Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Science in a diploma from an accredited high school, Eduction, or Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in five academic divisions. The Division of General Majors at not Morris College Studies does award degrees. Division of Social Sciences: ♦ Criminal Justice Technology is preparing students to ♦ History meet the challenges of the 21st Century! ♦ Political Science Recognizing the importance of computers ♦ Social Studies/Secondary Education in modern society, Morris College provides ♦ Sociology information resources so thatand every Division technology of Natural Sciences Mathematics: student is afforded the opportunity to acquire ♦computer Biology competencies. There are five basic ♦ Biology/Secondary computer laboratories withEducation Internet access to ♦ Mathematics support instructional and research applications ♦ Mathematics/Secondary Education in the major academic areas. Typical applications Division of Religion and Humanities: include desktopMinistry publishing, statistics, database ♦ Pastoral management, spreadsheet analysis, graphics, ♦ Mass Communications and The College also provides communications. ♦ Christian Education ♦ English Internet access in the residence halls. ♦ English/Secondary Education Learning ♦ Liberal Studies Our Resources Center is an Division of Business Administration: integral part of our academic program. ♦ Business Administration The Richardson-Johnson Learning Resources ♦ Organizational Management Center (LRC) is centrally located on campus. Division of Education: The library holds 123,977Education book volumes, 29,647 ♦ Early Childhood and 782 Education periodicals, in addition to e-books ♦ Elementary numerous ♦ Health Science full-text article and index databases, electronic ♦ Recreation Administration journals, encyclopedias, dictionaries

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successfully completing the above standard 24 units, and meeting one of the following: 1. an SAT score of 800 or an ACT score of 18 and thesauruses. The Internet can be accessed for 2. a high school grade point average of 2.0 or research purposes through the desktop computers higher in the Reference area on the first floor, on the 3. high school rank in the upper 75 percent of second floor, and also in the computer lab on the the graduating class third floor of the LRC. The web-based library D) Presenting evidence of having passed the catalog enables users to access all library materials General Educational Development (GED) Test. easily from any where E) Presenting evidence of having scored no on campus. In addition, less than 35 on any part of the Army General s ome of t he a r t ic le Development Test. a nd i ndex databases F) Presenting evidence of having graduated are accessible from off from a high school under the eleven-year plan campus. The LRC has prior to the 1947-1948 school year. wireless capabilities for G) Applicants who do not meet one of the student use. above stated requirements for admission, but T he l ibra r y who can present evidence of graduation with a participates in collaborative efforts to provide diploma from an accredited high school and who Morris College students, faculty and staff with have successfully completed the above standard access to collections around 24 units, are still eligible for admission to the the state of South Carolina College. Such applicants, admitted on academic (Partnership Among South probation, may not enroll for more than 13 credit Carolina Academic Libraries hours during each of the first two consecutive or PA SC A L), t he Un ited semesters, and are required to attend assigned States and around the world. study sessions and tutoring sessions. A limited The resources of the library number of applicants who do not meet the are expanded through the admissions criteria may be admitted on probation Interlibrary Loan services that upon the recommendation of the Admissions connect libraries around the Committee. world through the Internet. H) With the exception of foreign students, The library also provides students seeking admission to a degree program a spec ia l col lec t ion, t he are required to submit ACT or SAT scores that Coleman Collection. These will be used for informational purposes. are books written by and about African Americans.

The Media Center, on the third level, houses three major areas for production:  the instructional media workroom,  the journalism laboratory and dark room  media arts TV studio and video edit suite  radio laboratory and production room In addition, the center hosts curriculum guides, materials and resources in support of the teacher education program, film-lecture room for seminars, and a computer laboratory with 24 desktop computers. The Media Center, on the third floor of the Richardson-Johnson Learning Resources Center, enhances all of the institution’s programs. Faculty, staff, and students

Choosing a minor

Students who are interested in expanding their educational background and preparation may choose to minor in the following disciplines: ♦ Business Administration ♦ Business Information Technology ♦ Computer Information Systems ♦ Sociology ♦ Political Science ♦ Criminal Justice ♦ English ♦ Health Science ♦ Recreation Administration ♦ Mathematics ♦ Religion ♦ Mass Communications ♦ History (A minimum of 18 hours is required to earn a minor.) Academic Excellence is Our Chief Objective Becoming a Student


You Can Afford to Attend Morris College Fees, Financial Aid Applications, grants and assistance

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Federal and State Financial Aid Programs in which Morris College participates Pell Grant

up to $5,645/year

Supplemental Education Opportunity Grant up to $4,000/year South Carolina Tuition Grant (S.C. Resident) up to $2,700/year College Work Study Program up to $2,000/year Stafford Loan

up to $12,500/year

TEACH Grant up to $4,000/year Parent Loan for Undergraduate Students total cost of education/year minus other aid received *SC residents may apply for the South Carolina Tuition Grant by listing “Morris College” in Step 6 of the FAFSA. *Based on availability of funds

A ‘Most Affordable College” Morris College was listed as being among the ‘Most affordable Small Private Colleges’ by AffordAblecoll egesonline.org. The 2013 list details 65 top-quality small private colleges that have affordable price tags.

ver ninety-nine percent of Morris College’s Academic Year 2013 - 2014 students receive some type of financial aid. We Non-boarding student tuition and fees, participate in several financial aid programs. including insurance, for two semesters: Assistance to students comes from federal, state $ 11,087.00 and private programs consisting of grants, loans, Boarding student tuition and fees including work, and scholarships. Any student attending insurance, room and board for two Morris College is eligible to apply for financial semesters: $ 16,006.00 aid and is encouraged to do so. Applying is the key word! You must apply in How to apply for Financial Aid order to receive consideration. Early completion Complete the following: 1. Morris College Application for Financial Aid of income tax forms and financial aid applications 2. Free Application for Federal Student Aid will give you the best chance of receiving the aid (FAFSA) www.fafsa.gov for which you are eligible. 3. Parent Loan Application (optional) 4. To apply for UNCF Scholarships complete a Scholarships/Grants student profile and general application: Students attending Morris College also can www.uncf.org receive scholarships from the Luns C. Richardson The forms are enclosed in this folder, and they Endowed Scholarship, the Presidential Scholarship Program, and the College Fund/ can be downloaded from www.morris.edu. Morris College participates in the following UNCF. These scholarships/grants are based on programs funded by the South Carolina academic achievement and/or financial need. The TEACH Grant Program is available for Education Lottery: Palmetto Fellow Scholarship $6,700/year students in the Teacher Education Program. S.C. LIFE Scholarship $5,000/year Students must have at least a 3.2 GPA. During S.C. HOPE Scholarship $2,650/year the Annual Prizes and Awards Night, students For additional information, contact the Office are presented the scholarships and awards listed of Financial Aid at (803) 934-3238 or 934-3245. in the College Catalog. To apply, contact the Fax: (803) 775-4217. The office is located in the Office of Financial Aid. Mabel K. Howard building.

Priority Deadlines for Financial Aid Fall Semester Spring Semester Summer Session

March 30 October 30 March 30

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How to find Morris College

Academic Excellence is our With its mild climate and diverse mountains-to-seacoast scenery, beautiful, friendly South Carolina is an ideal location.

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The accompanying map illustrates our location, in the middle Southcomes Carolina, where the t Morris College,of nothing before academics. climate is mild and that the to people are friendly. Our students know be successful in life,A short drive from the mountains and the coast, they must have a firm academic foundation. Every Sumter the warm atmosphere of toward a small aspect ofoffers our academic program is geared city, enhancing the close family feeling on our providing that foundation. campus.is The peoplewell of The Morris College faculty extremely Sumter qualif ied. About sixty-f ive are supportive of the College and its percent hold doctorate degrees. Our dedicated professorsstudents, make and they make us feel welcome in the learning a satisfying experience a nd prov ide personacommunity. l ized

development you can expect to experience at Morris College. We and thesauruses. Thewelcome Internetyou. can be accessed for research purposes through the desktop computers your applications in Mail the Reference area onto: the first floor, on the Thefloor, Office ofalso Admissions and Records second and in the computer lab on the thirdMorris floor College of the LRC. The web-based library 100enables West College catalog users toStreet access all library materials Sumter, South Carolina 29150 easily from any where on campus. In addition, Forms may be hand delivered Admissions s ome toofthet he a r t ic le and Records Office on the firsti ndex floor of the I.D. a nd databases Pinson Memorial Administration Building. are accessible from off

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Start by visiting on the internet.

www.morris.edu

Click on Admissions for Requirements and Applications.

The Media Center, on the third level, houses three majorVisit areas for production: Morris College on Facebook  the instructional media workroom,  the journalism laboratory and dark room  media arts TV studio and video edit suite  radio laboratory and production room In addition, the center hosts curriculum guides, materials and resources in support of elevationprogram, film-lecture 177’ theAverage teacher education room for seminars, and a computer laboratory Average annual rainfall: 48.7” with 24 desktop computers. The Media Center, Average temperature: 63.1° on the third floor of the Richardson-Johnson Average summer temperature 80° Learning Resources Population (2010) Center, enhances 40,524 all of the institution’s programs. Faculty, staff, and students

Facts about Sumter, SC

campus. The LRC has instruction. The College has capabilities for an average student facultyTake ratiothe next step Campus Tour wireless Availability student use. of 16:1. and take your Monday, Tuesday, Friday: 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. T he l ibra r y The academic program firstatstep toward participates in collaborative efforts to provide Morris is organized underpersonal six academic divisions: growth Morris College students, faculty and staff with General Studies and development. access to collections around Business Administration Education The first step to the state of South Carolina Natural Sciences andbecoming Mathematics a student (Partnership Among South Religion and Humanities here is submitting the Carolina Academic Libraries Sumter Opera House Social Sciences forms that are enclosed or PA SC A L), t he Un ited Students may earn the Bachelor of A rts, in this folder. The forms are also available for States and around the world. Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Science in The resources of the library download on the college’s website. Then you Eduction, or Bachelor of Fine Artsgrowth degreeand in are expanded through the will be on your way to the personal five academic divisions. The Division of General Interlibrary Loan services that Partial listing graduate and professional connect libraries around the Studies does not -award degrees. schools that Morris College graduates attend world through the Internet. The library also provides Technology is preparing students to Capella University* a spec ia l col lec t ion, t he meet the challenges of the 21st Century! Claflin University Clemson University Recognizing the importance of computers Coleman Collection. These of society, Charleston inCollege modern Morris College provides are books written by and Main Street. Photo courtesy of the City of Sumter. South Carolina Columbia International University information technology resources so that every about African Americans. Francis Marion University student is afforded the opportunity to acquire Georgia Southern University basic computer competencies. There are five Harvard University computer laboratories with Internet access to Howard University Interdenominational Theological support instructional and researchCenter applications Liberty University* in the major academic areas. Typical applications Medical University of South Carolina – include desktop publishing, statistics, database Charleston management, spreadsheet analysis, graphics, Nova Southeastern University and communications. College also provides North Carolina A&TThe University Internet access inUniversity the residence halls. Old Dominion Shaw University South CarolinaResources State University Our Learning Center is an Strayer University integral part of our academic program. Texas A&M University The Richardson-Johnson Learning Resources Troy University Center (LRC) is centrally located on campus. University of Phoenix* University of South Carolina Columbia The library holds 123,977 book–volumes, 29,647 Walden University* e-books and 782 periodicals, in addition to Webster University* numerous full-text article and index databases, Winthrop University electronic journals, encyclopedias, dictionaries *Online

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Our Second Century

In Memory of... Jay Gross

Photographer 9/13/1947 - 9/12/2013

Security check-point Pinson Memorial Administration Building Academic Hall H.H. Butler Educational Building Mabel K. Howard Counseling Center Head Start Forensic Center Maintenance Shed O.R. Reuben Chapel and Religion Center G. Goings Daniels Hall (men’s residence) and Dining Hall Solomon Jackson Sr., William McKinley Bowman Sr., Raymond Carolina Physical Plant Student Health and Wellness Center Willie E. Givens, Jr., Alphonso R. Blake, Arabella Hester Rich, Pauline Winston Thompson Student Center Garrick Boykin Human Development Center Charles G. Adams, C. Mackey Daniels, Marion Woodard Wright McLester, Beatrice Gregg Sanders Hall (women’s residence) Anna D. Reuben, Mamie N. Coker, Magnolia Lewis, Albertha Simons Hall (women’s residence) Brawley-Starks Academic Success Center L.C. Richardson-W.A. Johnson Learning Resources Center (library) W.H. Neal-Iola Jones Fine Arts Center Administration building under construction Hemingway House Bertie B. White Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning Wilson-Booker Science Building Dual Dormitory Dobbins Keith Whitner Hall (men’s residence) J.O. Rich, S.C. Cureton, E.F. Johnson Hall (men’s residence) Graphics-Communication Center President’s Home

Rodney Johnson

Director of Management Information Systems and Computer Center 8/17/1955 - 10/23/2013


SUMTER, SOUTH CAROLINA

MORRIS COLLEGE

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Affordable Accredited Higher Education. Morris College is listed in the ‘Most affordable Small Private Colleges’ by AffordAbleCollegesonline.org.

MORRIS COLLEGE 100 West College Street  Sumter, South Carolina 29150-3599 (803) 934-3200  Fax (803) 773-8241  Toll-free (866) 853-1345  www.morris.edu Morris College is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award baccalaureate degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Morris College. (Note: Publication of the Commission’s address and contact number is designed only to enable interested constituents 1) to learn about the accreditation status of Morris College, 2) to file a third-party comment at the time of the college’s decennial review, or 3) to file a complaint against the institution for alleged non-compliance with a standard or requirement.)

 Pastoral Ministry  Mass Communications  Christian Education  English  English/Secondary Education  Liberal Studies

 Early Childhood Education  Elementary Education  Health Science  Recreation Administration Division of Business Administration:  Business Administration  Organizational Management Division of Natural Sciences and Mathematics:  Biology  Biology/Secondary Education  Mathematics  Mathematics/Secondary Education Division of Education:

Division of Religion and Humanities:

 Criminal Justice  History  Political Science  Social Studies/Secondary Education  Sociology Division of Social Sciences:

Majors at Morris College

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