2015 Summer Edition
Rendering of the new Administration Building
GROWING ...AND MOVING FORWARD
MORRIS MORRIS COLLEGE COLLEGE is a student-centered institution that embraces the idea that is a student-centered institution that embraces the idea that
“ENTER TO LEARN; DEPART TO SERVE” “ENTER TO LEARN; DEPART TO SERVE”
is more than a motto, it’s the standard for developing students. is more than a motto, it’s the standard for developing students.
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Hands-on Experiences Hands-on Experiences Service Learning Opportunities Service Learning Opportunities Career-Based Programs Career-Based Programs
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Thank You, President Richardson We celebrate four decades of stalwart leadership and influence by honoring the man who has committed himself to the cause of education. Because of his dedication young minds are challenged, Morris College has flourished, and the standard for developing students is forever changed. 2004
Hereâ€™s to forty years and counting...
COLLEGE PRESIDENT Dr. Luns C. Richardson EDITOR NiCole W. Lynch ‘99 Director of Public Relations
2015 Summer Edition
EDITORIAL CONSULTANTS Reverend Melvin Mack Director of Institutional Advancement/Church Relations Dr. Leroy Staggers Academic Dean CONTRIBUTORS Ms. Lauretta Hilton Palance Design, Inc. PHOTOGRAPHY Bennie Brown Photography and Videography Melvin Mack Charlie Mathis, Mathis Photography Studio NiCole W. Lynch PRINTER PrintSouth Printing, Inc. - Richard Coulter
BOARD OF TRUSTEES (2014-2015) Dr. Charles B. Jackson, Sr., Chairman Dr. Willie E. Givens, Jr., Chairperson Emeritus Dr. Mack T. Hines, Vice Chair Dr. James B. Blassingame, Secretary Dr. Luns C. Richardson, College President Dr. Ronald D. Barton Dr. Jacqueline W. Canty Dr. James L. Carter Dr. Bryant S. Cheek Dr. James H. Cokley Reverend Ricky Ezell Mr. Samuel Foster Dr. Donald E. Greene, Jr. Dr. Isaac J. Holt, Jr. Dr. Barbara R. Jackson, Alumni Representative Dr. Solomon Jackson, Jr. Dr. W. T. Johnson Dr. Clifford A. Jones, Sr. Mrs. Debra Jordan Dr. Milton R. Key Attorney Thomas B. Levy Reverend James B. Lewis, Sr. Minister Leroy Martin Mr. Samuel McMahand, Student Representative Dr. Waymon Mumford Dr. Audrey Potts Neal Dr. Marion H. Newton Dr. Emma Owens Dr. Ellie W. Palmer, Sr. Dr. Charles M. Pee, Faculty/Staff Representative Dr. Leo Richardson Dr. William A. Salley Ms. Juanita Sanders Attorney J. David Weeks Reverend George P. Windley, Jr.
The college’s newest facility, an administration building, is now under construction. See images from the groundbreaking ceremony and the construction process on page 5.
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ON THE COVER:
Morris College: The Update Summer 2015
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A Note From Our President Breaking Ground
The collegeâ€™s new administrative building under construction
Dr. Bush to Deliver Fall Harvest Message 2015 Baccalaureate Commencement
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Faculty and Staff News
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A NOTE FROM OUR PRESIDENT
Nurturing students and the all-encompassing features of academic excellence are among the reasons Morris College was established in 1908 by the Baptist Educational and Missionary Convention of South Carolina. That sense of nurturing is why we remain so deeply committed to becoming a stronger institution that offers affordable and accredited higher education while strengthening our foundation for future growth. Morris College is a student-centered institution. We embrace the idea that “Enter to Learn; Depart to Serve” is more than a motto. It is the standard for developing students. Thanks to our diverse faculty and staff, the college’s mission as a liberal arts and careerfocused institution is constantly being improved and advanced. We are preparing our students to succeed, developing them as tomorrow’s leaders and shaping them as teachers are but few of the things connected to the Morris College experience. They are also being directed toward human service endeavors which will further enhance their lives and positions in society. As president of this unique and wonderful college, I am truly grateful for all of our incredible supporters and friends who contribute to our success. Thank you for believing in the mission of Morris College and for helping to make possible the educational opportunities we make available to our students. There is no telling how far we can go working together in transforming their lives and creating for them exceptional learning experiences.
Luns C. Richardson President
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On April 24, the college celebrated the groundbreaking of its Administration Building, a 16,400-square-foot facility that will serve as office space for administrative offices to include the Office of The President, Academic Dean, Office of Admissions and Records, Personnel, Planning and Governmental Relations, and Institutional Advancement. It will also include a Trustees Boardroom. The construction is projected to be completed within a 15-month period and funded through the $10M contribution from Dr. Solomon Jackson, Jr.
NEW ADMINISTRATION BUILDING UNDERWAY
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2015 Mid-winter Rally
Bishop James L. Carter Pastor, Ark Church, Baltimore, MD
Womanâ€™s Baptist e&M Convention
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Fall Harvest Rally And Parade
Thereâ€™s a new world emerging and the danger is that we are failing to heed the warning and to equip ourselves to be on the cutting edge... Desire is not enough, sincereity is not enough, you have to have sharp tools and the ability to use them! Dr. James Perkins, President, Progressive National Baptist Convention, Inc.
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Bush: 2015 Fall Harvest Guest Preacher The Fall Harvest Worship Service and Rally will be held Saturday, November 21, 2015 at 10:30 a.m. on the campus of Morris College. The Reverend Dr. J. Albert Bush, Sr. will deliver the message. Bush, a native of Columbia, SC, has pastored the Walker Memorial Baptist Church in Bronx, NY, for more than thirty years. He holds the Bachelor of Arts degree from Benedict College, the Master of Divinity degree from Lutheran Theological Southern Seminary and the Doctor of Ministry degree from Drew University Theological Seminary. Dr. Bush also completed training in the United States Air Force Chaplains Program at the U. S. Air University in Montgomery, AL. A visionary and spiritual leader, Dr. bush holds membership in several denominational and civic organizations. He is married to the former Ms. Mary R. Green of Gadsden, SC. They are the parents of four adult children and six grandchildren. The Fall Harvest is the collegeâ€™s major fundraising event.
THIS EVENT IS SPONSORED BY THE BAPTIST E&M CONVENTION OF SC Photo: National Nuclear Security Administration
Morris Among Cybersecurity Consortium The White House announced in January that the U. S. Department of Energy will provide a $25 million grant over the next five years for cybersecurity education. The grant will support the creation of a new cybersecurity consortium consisting of 13 historically black colleges and universities, including Morris College; two national laboratories, and a K-12 school disctrict. Morris was awarded $1,049, 870.00 which will be used to recruit ten students, to be called Cyber Guardians. Guardians who maintain a 3.0 GPA or higher will receive an annual partial scholoarship and those who highly qualify, will participate in summer cybersecurity courses, research, or training. Currently two mathematics majors, Wesley Alexander and Tiara Howard, were selected for the 2015 Internship at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory in California. Dr. Radman Ali, chairperson for the Division of Natural Sciences and Mathematics, will serve as project director.
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The Reverend Dr. Mack T. Hines celebrated his 30th anniversary as pastor of the Saint Paul Baptist Church in Mullins, SC. Dr. Luns C. Richardson was among the church and family members, colleagues and friends in attendance. The event was held on December 13, 2014 at the National Guard Armory in Marion, SC. Dr. Hines, a past moderator of the Pee Dee Baptist Association, a past secretary of the Baptist Educational and Missionary Convention of South Carolina, a former member of the South Carolina House of Representatives, the immediate past moderator of the Florence and Affiliated Counties Baptist Educational Union, and currently serves as vice chairman of the Morris College Board of Trustees. He resides in Florence, SC, with his wife, Mrs. Gladys J. Hines.
graduate and professional schools enrollment increased in recent years
2015-2016 sga officers, other leaders installed Dr. Luns C. Richardson installed the 2015-2016 Student Government Association (SGA) officers on April 23. In a presidential charge to the newly elected officers, President Richardson told them, “In order to be good leaders, there is a need to not only understand yourselves, but also it is important to understand the purpose and philosophy of Morris College.” He continued, “As SGA officers, you are Morris College’s hope for student leadership.” The new officers are: Patrick Outler, president; Darryl Cunningham, first vice president; DaVonte Theirse, second vice president; Carlton Richardson, secretary; Federica Staton, assistant secretary; SyQuesse Clyburn, treasurer; Rashard Witter, business manager; Belinda York, parliamentarian; and Jakes Sanders, III, chaplain. Kenyetta Young will reign as Miss Morris College; Toni Davis, first attendant; and SheAndra Famble, second attendant.
Reverend Donald E. Greene, Jr., member of the Morris College Board of Trustees, was honored with a 20th Anniversary Celebration on July 10 for his servant leadership as pastor of the historic Andrew Chapel Baptist Church in Orangeburg, SC . Dr. Richardson, among the distinguished guests in attendance, was on program to render the introduction of the guest preacher, Reverend Dr. James B. Blassingame, president of the Baptist Educational and Missionary Convention of South Carolina. Pastor Greene is embraced as an anointed, visionary leader who has accomplished many feats to include an unprecedented growth in the church’s ministry. Greene currently serves as the vice-president at large of the Baptist Educational and Missionary Convention of South Carolina. Married to the former Candice McNeil, they are the parents of two sons, Aaron Jacob and the late Caleb Andrew.
According to data collected on Morris College graduates between 2010 and 2014, there is a significant increase in the number of recent graduates enrolling and completing graduate and professional schools. Under the leadership of President Luns C. Richardson, the faculty and staff are doing an excellent job in preparing students in realizing their career goals for immediate job placement in the world of work, as well as preparing students for further studies beyond Morris College. “This is a good trend,” President Richardson commented, “which indicates that more of our students understand that going to graduate or professional school is needed to further enrich their education.” Morris College graduates are seeking advanced degrees in a variety of academic disciplines such as Religion, Optometry, Pharmacy, Veterinary Medicine, Medicine, Optical Engineering, Nursing, English, Sociology, History, Criminal Justice, and many others. They are pursuing these degrees at institutions such as the College of Charleston, Florida A&M University, and Princeton Theological Seminary to name a few.
The closing exercises of the Ministerial Extension Certificate Centers were held on April 22. President Richardson awarded a total of 31 certificates of completion to participants. Dr. Jamey O. Graham, pastor of Saint John Baptist Church, Columbia, SC; delivered the convocation sermon. Graham, a Morris College honors graduate, is a regional vice president for the Baptist Educational and Missionary Convention of South Carolina. For more information about the Morris College Ministerial Certificate Extension Center Program contact, program director, Reverend Dr. O. T. Hill at 803-934-3200.
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SCHOLARSHIP ESTABLISHED On March 12 Mrs. Fran Geddis (center), on behalf of Alumnus James V. “Ted” Wilson, presented a $25,000 gift to President Richardson during the Career Fest assembly program sponsored by the Morris College Career Services Center. The gift will be used to establish the J. V. Wilson Morris College Endowed Scholarship. Wilson, CEO and President of Universal Benefits Marketing Firm and Capital Investments, is the owner of The Imperial Restaurant in Sumter. Geddis is photographed with Dr. Gloria Seabrook Wright, Career Services Center director, and President Richardson.
A former Board of Trustees member, Reverend Dr. William P. Diggs, Sr., is featured in the 2015 Edition of The South Carolina African American History Calendar for the month of March. Dr. Diggs is a past moderator of the Pee Dee Baptist Association and is highly regarded throughout his religious affiliations on local, state and national levels. In December 2012, he retired from pastoral ministry at Trinity Baptist Church, Florence, SC, after a half a century of unselfish service and distinguished leadership. He resides in Florence, SC, with his wife, Mrs. Clotilda D. Diggs. To learn more about outstanding minister and other honorees featured in this calendar, go to www.scafricanamerican.com.
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The Honorable Lucille S. Whipper, a former Board of Trustees member, at a Commitment to Justice Award Reception, was saluted as a “remarkable humanitarian and standard bearer of justice for all.” Hailed as a “great lady with an iron will,” Dr. Whipper is a past president of the Woman’s Baptist Educational and Missionary Convention of South Carolina, former member of the South Carolina House of Representatives and a former board member of Charleston County School District Twenty. The event was held March 19, 2015 at the Center For Heirs’ Property Preservation, Charleston, SC. She resides in North Charleston, SC and is the widow of the late reverend Dr. Benjamin J. Whipper, Sr.
Photos: Bennie Brown Photography
The State Ushers Convention held its annual session on the campus of Morris College on May 14-16. Ms. Juanita Sanders (photo second row, right) serves as president.
CoMMENCEMENT CLASS OF 2015
Dr. Maggie Wallace Glover, director of Developmental Improvement Programs and Special Activities, delivered this year’s commencement address. She is the first faculty member to deliver the commencement address under President Richardson’s administration. Among her string of “firsts,” she is the first elected African-American woman in South Carolina to serve on the Florence District One School Board (1983), elected from the Sixth Congressional District, Democrat, to the SC House of Representatives for two terms (1988) and ran unopposed for a SC Senate seat (1992). When the General Assembly convened in January of 1993, Dr. Glover made history as the first African-American woman to serve in the SC Senate. Today, she is still the only black woman to have ever served in this state’s Senate. Dr. Glover holds a BS degree in English/Speech and Theatre Minor from Fayetteville State University, a Master of Education degree in Guidance and Counseling from Francis Marion University and an honorary degree of Doctor of Letters from Morris College. She has been with Morris College since April 2005.
“Young men and women, Monday morning, I hope your plan is written, in place, and you are ready to proceed. If you don’t have a plan you have already relegated yourselves to the unemployment line.” Dr. Maggie Wallace Glover, 2015 Commencement Speaker
2015 Presidential Citation Recipients
During this year’s Commencement, President Richardson awarded five Presidental Citations to (from left to right) Elanor Nowlin Backus, DeEthel S. Hicks, Henry Murdaugh, Wilbur J. Simmons, and James V. “Ted” Wilson.
2015 Honorary Degree Recipients
Doctor of Pedagogy Eliza R. E. Black
Doctor of Divinity Bryant S. Cheek, Sr.
Doctor of Laws I. S. Leevy Johnson
Doctor of Pedagogy
Barbara Roman Jackson
Doctor of Humane Letters
Audrey Potts Neal
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BACHELOR OF ARTS DEGREE
LaKenderia O’neshia Albert, Magna Cum Laude Sociologyy Bishopville David Lamar Barnes Christian Education Trenton, NJ **Jermaine Latodd Black Criminal Justice Sparta, GA *Jessica Marie Blair, Cum Laude Criminal Justice Charlotte, NC Amber Tierica Boyd Sociology Sumter **Brandon James Brown History St. Stephen **James Marquillus Capers Criminal Justice Dalzell Britney M. Carter Criminal Justice Manning Joshua Franklin Childs Criminal Justice Sumter Ja’Neigah Aishanique Cole-McKenzie Criminal Justice Eutawville LaShana Denise Crawford, Cum Laude History Marion **Teneshia Monique Dickerson Sociology Sumter Areanna Mone’ Driffin Sociology Kingstree Catherine Joy Evans, Cum Laude Criminal Justice Florence Ayana Gethers-McClure History Badin, NC Brittany L. Graham Criminal Justice Eutawville *Rashae Teana Harris Criminal Justice College Park, GA *Rashawna Olivia Hayes, Cum Laude Criminal Justice Mullins *Cortrina Ann James Criminal Justice Summerton **Kimberly Ciera Johnson Sociology Summerton Yaiere Rasileigh Johnson Criminal Justice Sumter Elisha Nicole Jordon Criminal Justice Allendale *Jasmine Rakiya Jowers Criminal Justice Cheraw *Warren Fritzdell Lykes, Cum Laude Pastoral Ministry Swansea Breanna Jasmine Marshall Sociology Elloree Kirsten Marie Martin Sociology Columbia Pritonia Edie Matthews Criminal Justice Charleston Rickey R. Matthews Liberal Studies Bennettsville Lachelle Denise McFadden Liberal Studies Turbeville Shuvonia Tameka McGhee, Cum Laude Liberal Studies Sumter Benyattia Clair McKiver Criminal Justice Kingstree Rick James McLeod Pastoral Ministry Olanta Marcus DeAndre Mikell Criminal Justice Pembroke, GA Shanecqua Diamond Mitchell Criminal Justice Sumter Khanisha Denise Moore, Cum Laude Criminal Justice Norwalk, CT Latifah Rosa Morris Criminal Justice Darlington *Sharell P. Muse Liberal Studies Picataway, NJ Traves Jaquan Reames Pastoral Ministry Bishopville Jasmine Shaquille Richburg, Summa Cum Laude Criminal Justice Manning *Giavenchi Tierra Shiver, Cum Laude Criminal Justice Pinewood Zavier Alan Sturdivant Criminal Justice Cheraw Tiffany Akisha Swinton Criminal Justice Eutawville Deshaun Alonzo Walker Criminal Justice Chester Derrick Lamont Way Criminal Justice Sumter
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2015 GRADUATES *Jerell Thomas Wesley Sociology Rembert Tony Jerome Stanlius Williams, II Political Science Walterboro
BACHELOR OF FINE ARTS DEGREE
Leroy Jamal Copeland, Cum Laude Mass Communications Lexington Raymond Keisean Hemingway Mass Communications Durham, NC Christopher O’Brien James Mass Communications Hartsville Phillip Micheal McConnell Mass Communications Hamilton. NJ *Diamond Nia Simon Mass Communications Pinewood Aryan Harrison Saul Sparks, Cum Laude Mass Communications Pawleys Island **Marcus DeWayne Thornton Mass Communications Ladson Khadi Jabari Walker, Cum Laude Mass Communications Sumter *Randy Antonio Whipple, Cum Laude Mass Communications Sumter
BACHELOR OF SCIENCE DEGREE
Casmeyona Sha’dae Austin, Cum Laude Business Administration Newington, GA Michael Rashad Barr Health Science Florence Kendrick Chevon Bell Business Administration Hemingway Briana Devette Bennett Health Science Summerton Sirlinda Denisha Bethea Health Science Mullins Shana Channel Boothe Biology New York, NY **Ieshia Dichelle Bracey, Cum Laude Health Science Sumter Tierney Arielle Brewer Health Science Sumter Kourtney Shavonna Brown Health Science Andrews Marcus Bernardo Brown Business Administration Kingstree Shaina Neshelle Brown Health Science Georgetown Keseanna Ebony Bryant Health Science College Park, GA **Tiffany Nicole Burns, Magna Cum Laude Organizational Management Sumter ShaMeka Denise Carter, Cum Laude Biology Augusta, GA Tianna Sherane Carter Health Science Summerton Kierra Shanique Clark, Cum Laude Business Administration Sumter Paul Nathaniel Cromwell, Jr. Business Administration Charleston Joshua Corty Dewitt Business Administration Darlington *Shaniqua Lashay Forston Health Science Columbia Karisma Shanice Dehanna Frison Health Science Coward *Tiombe Bo’nee Alexis Fulton Health Science Kingstree Kiana Melika Galloway Business Administration Reidsville, NC Afiya Yaminah George, Cum Laude Recreation Administration St. Thomas, VI Brittany Monique Grant Business Administration Seabrook Tereika Gee Grooms Biology Madison Height, VA Jessica Shante Hairston Business Administration Ellenwood, GA Latoya Sade’ Haynesworth Business Administration Hartsville **John Paul Hoffman, Cum Laude Organizational Management Sumter Tiara Louise Holmes Biology Cottageville Latonia Denise Jackson Organizational Management Timmonsville Shaquille Nicole Jackson, Cum Laude Biology Beech Island
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2015 GRADUATES BACHELOR OF SCIENCE DEGREE continued
Dominique Latisha Jones Health Science Little River Yasmine Richardson Jones, Cum Laude Organizational Management Sumter David Antonio Joyner Business Administration Columbia **Shanique La’Tesha Kea Biology Augusta, GA Dexter Latroy Ladson, Jr. Mathematics Eutawville *LaQuindra Monika McCall Health Science Bennettsville Krystal Cheree McClanahan, Cum Laude Business Administration Sumter Terence O’Keen McFadden Mathematics Gable *Dale Eric McGhee, Cum Laude Recreation Administration Sumter DaVidra Monet McKie Business Adminstration North Augusta Antonia Ramona McKnight Mathematics Lake City Kevin Means, Magna Cum Laude Business Administration Spartanburg Wiltavious Knight Mensah Health Science College Park, GA Jayla Dewaunshye Sparquice Moon, Cum Laude Health Science Flowery Branch, GA John Maurice Nelson Health Science Sumter Alesia Jasmine Nesmith Biology Kingstree **Matonya Denise Pearson, Cum Laude Recreation Administration Sumter Courtney M. Pech, Magna Cum Laude Health Science Effingham Ryan LaQuanis Peeler Business Administration Kingstree **Sheanika Lesillian Ragin Organizational Management Sumter Wilveria Renee Ragin, Cum Laude Organizational Management Sumter Ashley Nicole Scarborough Biology Bishopville Kelly Shine, Jr., Business Administration Moncks Corner Jasmine Trachelle Smalls Business Administration Wadmalaw Island Adonis Oscar Valdez, Magna Cum Laude Business Administration North Brunswick, NJ Ashley Marie Vinston, Cum Laude Business Administration Hampton, VA Emmitt B. Vogt Biology Greenville *Shanice Mechelle Walden Health Science Cassatt Jennifer TaKina Washington, Cum Laude Business Administration Kingstree Keith Anthony Werts, Jr. Business Administration Sumter William Brandon Whittleton, Cum Laude Business Administration Sumter **Cheryl D. Wickens, Cum Laude Organizational Management Dalzell Kristi Necole Wilson Health Science Sumter Nicholas Geron Wilson, Magna Cum Laude Business Administration Sumter *Travis Maurice Witherspoon Health Science Sumter *Eugene Carmicheal Woods Health Science Greeleyville *Cory Allen Wright, Cum Laude Biology Charleston La’Kenya Savaughn Wright Health Science North Charleston Yvonne Pringle Wright Organizational Management Sumter
BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN EDUCATION DEGREE
Herod Boyd David, II, Cum Laude Elementary Education Bennettsville * Completed Degree Requirements Summer 2013 ** Completed Degree Requirements December 2013
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2015 Homecoming weekend
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STUDENT NEWS During American Education Week, the Morris College Student-South Carolina Education Association (S-SCEA) sponsored a book drive and over 70 childrenâ€™s books were collected. On November 25, the books were donated to the North HOPE Center located at 904 North Main Street, Sumter, SC. The books were delivered by S-SCEA members, (from left to right) Amani Robinson, Deaja White, Veronica Thompson, and Betty Geddings, S-SCEA president.
Derwin Platt (left) and Isiah Brown (right), Elementary Education majors and members of the Morris College Call Me MISTER program, attended the 2015 Winter Conference of the South Carolina Alliance of Black School Educators (SCABSE) in January at the Kingston Resort, North Myrtle Beach, SC. The conference, attended by students, teachers, administrators and school board members, recognized exemplary educators and provided leadership training, teaching strategies, and networking opportunities. Student groups from several Sumter School District schools were included on the conference program. Keynote speakers included TV Judge Glenda Hatchett and Charles Orgbon, CEO of Greening Forward. The teacher candidates were accompanied by the Director of Teacher Education, Dr. Carol M. McClain. During the Junior Class assembly program held last semester, Mrs. Gail J. China (pictured fourth from the left), Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP) director, recognized a group of students who have shown a 90% or above mastery of the QEP post vocabulary test. Students enrolled in the Junior Seminar class are responsible for learning 500 advanced vocabulary words. At the beginning of the semester the students are given a pre-vocabulary test, and at the end of the semester they are given a post-vocabulary test. The posttest consists of 150 randomly selected words from the list of 500. The students are required to show at least 80% mastery on the posttest. Those students who show a mastery level of 90% or above are placed on the QEP Wall of Fame located in the QEP lab in the Wilson-Booker Science Building. There were 18 students who earned a place on the QEP Wall of Fame during the spring and summer of 2014. Pictured (l to r) Phillip McConnell, William Whittleton, Belinda York, Justin Mahoney, and Baptiste Crenshaw.
On December 5, LaRon Adams of Marion, SC was the Morris College student representative at the Annual Pee Dee Area UNCF Gala. The event was held at the Florence County Civic Center. During the Pre-Fall Harvest assembly program, President Richardson crowned Ashley Vinston as Miss Homecoming. Carlton Richardson and Terieka Grooms were also crowned as Mr. and Miss Coed.
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On November 18, six members of the Morris College Leadership Program attended the “Future Leaders Dialouge Dinner,” which was sponsored by the Atlantic Institute. The mission of the Atlantic Institute is to contribute to local and global peace by promoting the values of respect, acceptance, love, dialougue, and richness of faith and culture over centuries of time. Pictured (l to r) Kevin Means, Ashley Vinston, Sondra McCauley, Khanisha Moore, Patrick Outler, and Adonis Valdez. They were accompanied by Mr. Robert Zalimas (center back).
On February 19-22, members of the Morris College Pre-Alumni Council attended the Annual UNCF National Pre-Alumni Leadership Conference in Charlotte, NC. They are pictured above with (l to r) Dr. Barbara R. Jackson, national alumni association president; award recipient, Alumna Ruth Pendergrass and her husband; and Mrs. Altoya Felder-Deas, advisor and Alumni Affairs director.
Members of the Xi Epsilon Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Incorporated collected donations of spare change for its “Change For Change” project. The collection period ran for one week. By doing this, the goal was to feed as many families as possible with the donations for the Thanksgiving holiday. With the funds collected they, along with members of its supporting graduate chapter, the Omicron Kappa Lambda Chapter, were able to purchase groceries and deliver them to two families.
Isiah D. Brown is the first fellow from Morris College to be chosen to particpate in the Walton-UNCF Education Reform Fellowship Program. The Program is a leadership and talent development initiative aimed at building a robust pipeline of high-achieving African Americans engaged in education reform. Main components of the Program include a paid summer internship, student leadership conference, education reform case competition, career coaching, as well as alumni and networking opportunities. Brown, a rising senior from Florence, SC majoring in elementary education; completed a summer internship with the Foundation Preparatory Charter School in New Orleans, LA.
On April 9, 2015 nine Morris College students were inducted as members into the Alpha Kappa Mu National Honor Society. Founded in 1937, Alpha Kappa Mu is a national scholastic honor society consisting of college juniors and seniors who have demonstrated outstanding academic achievement by maintaining a of 3.3 or higher GPA during their collegiate careers. This year’s inductees included Lakenderia Albert, Tiara Howard, Kevin Means, Courtney Pech, Jasmine Richburg, Adonis Valdez, Ashley Vinston, Shaquille Washington, and Yvonne Wright.
During its Christmas Gala, the Morris College Atlanta Alumni Chapter awarded three Morris College students with $500 scholarships. Two students, Alton Butts and Imani Gibson-Aubry, received theirs from the chapter itself; and Mr. Jesse Williams on behalf of the Georgia Military Retirees of Fayetteville, NC presented a scholarship to Baylee Hawkins.
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Financial Report Summary July 1, 2014 - June 30, 2015 Unrestricted and restricted contributions to the college from private sources total $ 1,240,204.23 Additional restricted federal and state grants bring the total to $ 4,048,298.23 Baptist Family of South Carolina (Private Sources) ......................................................................................................................... $664,281.90 Churches and Associations $454,179.83 Woman’s Baptist E & M Convention of SC $113,625.00 Baptist E & M Convention of SC $77,977.07 Ushers State Convention of SC $15,500.00 Baptist Brotherhood E & M Convention of SC $3,000.00 Other Unrestricted Contributions (Private Sources) ....................................................................................................................... $315,715.61 Alumni $184,408.19 Trustee Contributions $38,050.00 Faculty & Staff/Students $33,498.00 Out-of-State Churches/Organizations $43,610.00 Individuals $14,749.42 Other Churches/Businesses/Organizations $1,400.00 Restricted Contributions (Private Sources) .................................................................................................................................... $260,206.72 Scholarship Contributions $65,832.11 UNCF $191,824.00 Regular Endowment Contributions $2,550.61 Total Unrestricted and Restricted Contributions (Private Sources) ................................................................................................. $1,240,204.23 Federal and State Grants (Restricted) .......................................................................................................................................... $2,808,094.00 Title III HBCU $1,580,960.00 Title III SAFRA $500,000.00 Title IV Upward Bound Program $383,260.00 Title IV Student Support Services Program $282,124.00 National Nuclear Security Administration (Cybersecurity Guardian Program) $61,750.00 Total From July 1, 2014 - June 30, 2015 ........................................................................................................................................ $4,048,298.23
FA CULT Y A ND STA F F NE W S Dr. Elaine McClure, associate professor of Education and Elementary Education program coordinator, has been awarded the 2015 Excellence in Teaching Award by the South Carolina Independent Colleges and Universities (SCICU) Dr. McClure (center) with Representative J. David organization. Weeks and Kathy McKinney. For the past eleven years Dr. McClure has ensured students learn from her real-world experiences and hands on instructional strategies. She cares deeply for the students that she advises and teaches, and they soon realize that she is their biggest supporter. Dr. McClure has also planned and implemented new courses
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and supervised practicum students in the local schools. She also serves as the director of Summer School, and received the Advisor of The Year Award at Morris in 2006-2007. Dr. Leroy Staggers, Morris College Academic Dean states, “The quality of Dr. McClure’s teaching is ultimately reflected in the great success of her students who graduate with a degree in elementary education. Invariably her students are offered jobs before they complete student teaching, and very frequently win awards for excellence in teaching in the public schools.” Annually, SCICU recognizes a faculty member from each of the 20-member institutions with this honor during an awards dinner. Each recipient is given a $3,000 professional development grant.
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Dr. Ayo Awosanya, associate professor of Mathematics, in the Division of Natural Science and Mathematics attended the conference on the history and pedagogy of mathematics at the American University, Washington DC. The three-day conference included but was not limited to examining old and rare mathematics textbooks dating back to 1800s at the American University Library Archive, presentations on mathematics with topics ranging from History of Mathematics to Leonhard Euler’s work in Number Theory – especially his research from 1773 to 1783. Participants also visited the World-renowned gallery – the Phillips Collection to see and appreciate the journey from Mathematics to Shakespeare, which epitomized mathematical models, and Arts in general in nineteenth century pedagogy on the history of surfaces. Presentations were concluded the third day at noon. Participants and presenters in attendance include the followings: State University of New York at Oneota, Bowie State University, Catholic University of America, Adelphi University, University of Wisconsin, Madison, and University of Maryland, College Park.
Dr. Karis L. Clark, assistant professor in the Division of Education, attended the South Carolina Department of Education’s Student Learning Outcomes (SLO) and South Carolina’s Educator Evaluation System Training in Saluda, SC on October 31, 2014 and November 3, 2014. The objective of the training was for attendees to build understanding of what SLOs are, what the model looks like in SC, and they can be used for evaluation and professional growth. Additionally attendees learned about the SLO cycle and any implications for district leaders, school leaders, teachers, and institutions of higher learning. Special attention was also provided with regard to the preparation of district leaders to make decisions, develop support materials, and ways to implement SLO training on a local level. Mrs. Subira N. K. Whipper Smalls, director of the Student Health and Wellness Center, married Mr. Benjamin Franklin Smalls, II on Sunday, March 8, 2015. The ceremony was held at Salem Baptist Church in Charleston, SC.
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Ms. Robyn Hall-Agent, catalog librarian in the Learning Resources Center, attended the 34th Annual Charleston Conference: Issues in Book and Serial Acquisition, held in Charleston, SC November 5-8, 2014. The conference focus was on collection development and acquisition. Attendees from various areas of the information industry – academia, publishers, libraries, etc. – met to discuss issues that affect us all, such as the impact of electronic books in the classroom and on the publishing industry.
Mr. Luke Stewart, maintenance assistant, was highlighted in the April 12 edition of The Sumter Item for his participation in the 10th Annual Festival on The Avenue. As head chef of Best Ribs, a Sumter-based catering business, Stewart is well known in the community for his flavorful ribs.
Dr. Cathine G. Scott Chairperson, Division of Education
Ms. Quanda D. Sims
Director of Counseling Center
Ms. Lutricia A. Rutledge Counselor, Student Support Services
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SERVICE AWARDS 5 Years
Ms. Carolyn English
Mrs. Sarah Harrington Pearson
Mr. Anthony L. Hayes
Mrs. Pamela S. Tolbert
Dr. Dorothy Bishoff
Dr. Maggie Wallace Glover
Ms. Mary Richbow
Mr. Eddie J. Bradley
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Mrs. Linda R. Rowe
Dr. Jacob E. Butler, Jr.
Mr. Lenord Lawson
Dr. Ayo Awosanya
Dr. David Magnin
Mrs. Henrietta Temoney
Ms. Deborah C. Calhoun
Mr. Lorne Lee
Mrs. Gloria A. Baker
Ms. Felisha G. Major
Mr. Jordan White
Ms. Lula Dawson
SERVICE AWARDS CONTINUED 15 Years
Ms. Cindy Gaymon
Ms. Deloris Y. McBride
Mrs. Lou E. Caesar-Parrott
Ms. Ternice B. Haynesworth
Mrs. Barbara Jones
Mrs. Delois Woodward
Mr. Robert Zalimas
Ms. Betty Washington
Mr. Roy Graham
Delores C. McFadden
Ms. Georthia Moses
Ms. Ruthell Muldrow
NOT PICTURED Mrs. Carolyn Anderson Ms. LaVon Simpson
Ms. Leisha J. Lloyd
Twenty Years Flossie King
Barbara B. McBride
Dr. Michael McCormick
Associate Professor of History
Presidential Service Award Mr. Clarence M. Houck
Ms. Ella Rea Sherod Residence Hall Director
Professor of The Year Dr. Elaine McClure
Advisor of The Year Dr. Dorothy Bishoff
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ALUMNI NEWS Hampton Leads state’s largest educational group Alumna Bernadette R. Hampton, on a crisp Thursday morning, returned to the campus on November 20, 2014 to speak during the American Education Week Assembly, sponsored by the Division of Education and the StudentSouth Carolina Education Association. Ms. Hampton used her “tiny little minute” to talk profoundly about American Education Week, the power of simple words to transform lives and how to use simple words to help transform lives. Also, she returned to the campus as president of the South Carolina Education Association: the state’s oldest and largest professional association of educators and education leaders. Ms. Hampton was born in Manhattan, NY, but grew up in Beaufort, SC where she resides. A Morris College magna cum laude graduate, she holds the Bachelor of Science in Mathematics (1992), the Masters of Education from Cambridge College, Cambridge MA, and a master’s degree from the University of South Carolina in Columbia. It was at Morris College that this Alpha Kappa Mu Honor Society member and reigning Miss Morris College (1991-1992) heard the college’s motto – “Enter to Learn; Depart to Serve.” – repeated often. It was a powerful, practical piece of advice that guided and inspired her personally and professionally. Her strong appreciation of the college’s motto attributed to her accomplishment and contributed to her highly successful tenure as a high school teacher. Hampton was employed with the Beaufort County School District for 21 years as a mathematics teacher at Battery Creek High School where she graduated. During
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her teaching career, she received numerous honors and recognitions for her work ethics and teaching methods. Included among them are: Battery Creek High School Teacher of the Year (2004-2005), Battery Creek High School Certified Employee of the Quarter (March, 2006) and Battery Creek High School Math Department Chairperson (2007-2014). Hampton’s love for teaching and working with students has opened other doors of opportunities for this Who’s Who Among American Teachers recipient such as when Dr. Paul R. Burden, one of the authors of Methods for Effective Teaching (6th edition, (2013) published a case study submitted by Hampton. Burden, Assistant Dean for Teacher Education in the College of Education at Kansas State University, said her “excellent insights help teachers have a realistic expectation of teaching.” A distinguished and dedicated educator, Hampton does not believe that “service stops with the choice of a livelihood.” A few committees on which Hampton has served are: High Schools That Work; the Beaufort County School District Forum; the Collaborative Research Council for the Center of Excellence in Collaborative Learning at the University of South Carolina Beaufort; Advancement via Individual Determination and the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. Having been engaged in the Unified Education Profession for 21 years, she has served as vice president of the South Carolina Education Association, vice president and president of the Beaufort County Education Association and the South Carolina Education Association Board of Directors. Hampton is active in and has been nationally
recognized for her work on environmental issues, classroom management and high stakes testing. In addition to being an active member of Tabernacle Baptist Church, Beaufort, she is a member of the South Carolina Council of Teachers of Mathematics, National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, the Beaufort County Education Association, the South Carolina Education Association, the Morris College National Alumni Association and a life member of the National Education Association. Morris College is proud of the accomplishments of Ms. Hampton. Her passion and inspiration as an educator and educational leader proves that she is a “part of something that matters, that raises people up and celebrates them, that brings encouragement and a sense of appreciation to others.” Having hailed her as one of the college’s “most outstanding graduates in recent years,” Dr. Luns C. Richardson adds, “She has done extremely well which means Morris College is recognized throughout this state and nation.”
Pictured left to right: Johnson, Grant, Khanisha D. Moore, Miss Morris College 20142015; and James.
The Morris College Atlanta Alumni Chapter presented its Annual Christmas Gala on December 13, 2014. The night of dinner and live entertainment took place at the Hilton Garden Inn at Stonecrest in Lithonia, GA. Mrs. Ruth Pendergrass serves as chapter president.
The Morris College Sumter Alumni Chapter sponsored its annual fundraiser, the Little Miss/Master Pageant, on October 25, 2014 in the Neal-Jones Auditorium. The pageant winner was Little Miss Andrea Shaneece James (far right), the daughter of Ms. Shawndolyn Williams and Mr. Lavorron James. Master Maleak Antwan Johnson, the son of Ms. Sheena M. Davis and Mr. Jarren Johnson, was the runner-up. Winners were crowned by the 2014 pageant winner, Little Miss Asia Grant. Ms. Bevlin Collier serves as the pageant chairperson and Mr. Stanley Scriven serves as chapter president.
Pageant participants pictured left to right: McDuffie, Burroughs, Kennedy, and Isaac.
The Morris College Lee County Alumni Chapter sponsored its annual fundraiser, the Miss Tots to Teens Pageant, on May 17 at New Zion AME Church, Reverend Archie S. Temoney, pastor. The proceeds for this yearâ€™s pageant were donated to the college. The pageant winner was Kierston Danielle McDuffie, daughter of Ms. Chauntae and Mr. Ceric McDuffie. The first runner-up was Destiny Burroughs, daughter of Ms. Vida M. Bradley. The second runner-up was Kristina L. Kennedy, daughter of Ms. Tina Dixon. Shakyra Isaac, daughter of Ms. Annette Isaac, was a pageant participant. Mr. Willie Blyther serves as chapter president.
The Morris College Florence Alumni Chapter hosted its Annual Morris College Day at Monumental Baptist Church in Florence, SC. During the program host pastor and alumnus, Dr. Vandroth Backus, along with alumnus, Dr. Mack T. Hines presented Mrs. Rita Briggs with an award in recognition of her financial contribution in honor of her husband, the late Mr. Roland Briggs. Mrs. Elanor Nowlin Backus serves as chapter president.
SAVE THE DATE 08.29.2015
FAMILY FUN DAY ANNUAL HOLIDAY GALA Stone Mountain, GA Lithonia, GA Host Chapter: Atlanta Alumni Chapter
MCNAA WEEKEND Florence, SC Host Chapter: Florence Alumni Chapter
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The Morris College Sumter Alumni Chapter presented its first Blue and Gold Gala on June 27 at The Carolina Skies Club at Shaw Air Force Base. The evening of dinner, dancing, and live entertainment featured Cantyâ€™s Entertainment Services, LLC. Mr. Stanley Scriven serves as chapter president.
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CLASS NOTES Isaac Joe, Class of 1940, recently turned 100 years old. In recognition of this milestone, his family and friends hosted a birthday celebration in the college’s Daniels Dining Hall. In 2005, the college awarded him an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree. In 2013, Dr. Joe donated 83 acres of land, which is located near his hometown of Bishopville, SC, because “I love Morris College.” Samuel L. Farrow, Class of 1950, was chosen as a 2014 Outstanding Volunteer in the Poway Unified School District during the Rancho Bernardo Volunteer Recognition Ceremony. Farrow, a retired educational administrator, lives in San Diego, CA; and volunteers with Seniors Helping Our Kids and the OASIS Tutoring programs. Paquita Kimeco Bradley, Class of 1983, was elected national president of the National Black Coalition of Federal Aviation Employees (NBCFAE) in September 2014. It is the largest special emphasis employee association within the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). She previously served as national vicepresident and Southern Region president, fighting diligently for equal representation for minorities within the Federal Aviation Administration. She has garnered support from companies such as Ascension Aircraft, Walmart and Blue Cross Blue Shield for partnership in her vision of aviation scholarships for the community. Bradley‘s home is Bishopville, SC; her aviation career began as a cooperative education student while attending Morris College. She later joined the FAA and spent a few years in the Flight Service option. She entered the Air Traffic Controller Training Program at Atlanta Enroute Air Traffic Control Center where she worked for over 20 years first as a controller and then as a front line manager. In 2012, she joined the FAA Quality Assurance Group where she investigates aircraft incidents. A dedicated daughter, she is the mother of two beautiful daughters, Kimberly and Nijah; and grandmother to one grandson, Jamil. She is an active member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc., and serves on several committees of the Morris College Alumni Association. Troy Glover, Class of 1986, has been elected by his peers and colleagues to serve on the Council of Educational Facility Planners International Board of Directors. Glover, an educational facility planner with Fanning/Howey Associates, Inc., Dublin, Ohio; serves as president of the Morris College Ohio Alumni Chapter.
Tamiko Jones and James Moody, Class of 1998, were married on August 30, 2014 at Unity Missionary Baptist Church in Eutawville, SC. Pastor Aaron T. Brown (also a Morris graduate) officiated the ceremony. Mr. Moody, a member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, is currently employed with the Charleston Municipal Court; and Mrs. Jones-Moody, a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, is employed by the SC Youth Advocate Program. They reside in Summerville, SC. Reverend Leonard O. Griffin, Class of 1999, is the newly appointed chairman of the Home Mission Board (HMB). The HMB’s mission is to partner with the constituency of the National Baptist Convention (NBC), USA, Inc. throughout the United States, Virgin Islands and Overseas US Military related ministries. Its goal is to spread the Gospel message of Jesus Christ and advance the Kingdom of God in Envisioning the Future Exceptionally in Caring and Sharing the Master’s Mercy and Might. Prior to this appointment, which was made during the Mid-Winter Board Meeting held in Jackson, Mississippi on January 12-15, he served as an HMB regional coordinator for North and South Carolina. Additionally, HMB is the outreach arm of the NBC, USA, Inc. assisting churches and pastors when natural disasters strike on American soil as well as partner for special evangelism missions with the Evangelism Team of the NBC, USA, Inc.. Griffin, a past president of the Morris College Student Government Association, serves as pastor of the historic Morris Street Baptist Church in Charleston, SC. He and his wife, Wandalyn, reside in Goose Creek, SC with their two children, Kandache and Kemuel. Marquice Clark, Class of 2012, a reigning “Teacher of The Year,” recently participated in the Call Me MISTER Stakeholder Engagement Roundtable to discuss issues realted to teacher diversity and how this longstanding, successful teacher preparation program can be adopted by institutions of higher education throughout the United States. The roundtable was hosted during The White House Initiative on HBCUs. In February, Clark represented Call Me MISTER at the National Title I Conference in Salt Lake City, Utah where he discussed ideas and best practices to help less priviledged children succeed in the classroom.
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2015 MCNAA weekend
Alumni of 50+ Years
The Morris College National Alumni Association (MCNAA) Weekend was hosted April 9-12, 2015 by the Morris College Baltimore Alumni Chapter at the Baltimore Marriott Inner Harbor at Camden Yard. The weekend’s activities included honoring classes ending in ‘0 and ‘5 as well as recognition of those who graduated more than 50 years ago. During the weekend’s banquet, the following awards were presented: Mrs. Queen Williams Spann, Distinguished Service Award; Ms. Bernadette Hampton, Professional Alumnus Award; Reverend Dr. Eliza R. E. Black, Outstanding Alumnus Minister Award; and Mr. Curtis D. White, II, Outstanding Young Alumnus Award. Dr. Cecil Payton is the host chapter president and Dr. Barbara R. Jackson serves as MCNAA president.
Class of 1955
Class of 1975
Class of 1970
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Class of 1965
Class of 1995
Class of 1980
Class of 1985
Class of 2000
Class of 1990
Outstanding Young Alumnus Award
Outstanding Alumnus Minister Award
Distinguished Service Award
Professional Alumnus Award
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Mr. Freddie Ellison
Mrs. Ethel Lee Starks Muldrow
Mrs. Lenora Hunter Arnette
Mr. Hubert Sherome Glover
Mr. James Lee McGill
Sumter, SC Morris High School, 1943; Class of 1948 January 9, 2015
Reverend William L. Bowman
Sumter, SC Class 1963 April 9, 2015
Sumter, SC Class 0f 1994 October 20, 2014
Miami, FL Attended October 28, 2014
Sumter, SC Staff December 29, 2014
Reverend Dr. Ceasar Winston Green
Dr. Verdis E. Weaver McMichael
Mrs. Freda Williams Brigman
Mrs. Arizona Cummings Harrington
Mrs. Ruth Pathenia Dicks Nesmith
Mrs. Daisy Roman Brogdon
Mr. Rufus D. Hawkins, Sr.
Mrs. Rebecca Fields Price
Mr. Muldrow J. Burgess
Mr. Oliver Sherlock Holmes
Mrs. Gladys Rembert
Columbia, SC Student May 28, 2015
Sumter, SC Class of 1964 October 14, 2014
Reverend James Edward Council
Mr. Solomon Reggie Jackson, III
Mrs. Loretta Keels Rembert
Mrs. Christine E. McKnight Dicks
Dr. Robert Kolb
Mrs. Ruth Ragin Richardson
Reverend George W. Dorrah, Jr.
Deacon Robert Lewis, Jr.
Ms. Mary Wilder
Mrs. Gertrude Weston Dozier
Mrs. Flossie Wright Littles
Mr. Johnnie D. Williams, III
Mr. William Louis Dunbar
Mrs. Lottie Carol Lucas Matthews Sumter, SC Class of 1953 December 19, 2014
Mrs. Iva Mae Woods
Columbia, SC Friend October 25, 2014
Darlington, SC Class of 1989 January 25, 2015 Sumter, SC Attended October 31, 2014 Sumter, SC Class of 1965 March 20, 2015 Salters, SC Class of 1973 April 2, 2015
Sumter, SC Class of 1947 June 3, 2015
Columbia, SC Friend October 31, 2014
Stone Mountain, GA Class of 1943 October 16, 2014 Taylors, SC Class 1966 June 25, 2015
Florence, SC Class of 1973 February 25, 2015
Sumter, SC Class of 1978 December 15, 2014 Florence, SC Class of 1950 February 20, 2015
Columbia, SC Friend November 30, 2015 Sumter, SC Faculty July 15, 2015
Manning, SC Class of 1966 November 15, 2014 Sumter, SC Class of 1953 October 5, 2014
Washington, DC Friend February 15, 2015 Nesmith, SC Class of 1951 October 31, 2014
Charleston, SC Friend February 15, 2015
Sumter, SC Class of 1941 November 19, 2014 Pinewood, SC Class of 1957 December 3, 2014
Pinewood, SC Attended December 5, 2014
Sumter, SC Class of 1957 November 13, 2014 Columbia, SC Class of 1950 June 15, 2015
Our deepest condolences to the families, friends, and loved ones of “The Charleston Nine” and the “Mother Emanuel” church family.
Morris College was recently recognized when our president was included on a large mural in the Sumter Mall. The murals, which reflect the Sumter community, has President Richardson among the list of familiar faces patrons now see as they stroll the mall. His mural reads: “Sumter is a unique and wonderful city that continues to make great strides. Steeped in heritage, history and patriotic zeal, its creative and enriching atmosphere encourages revitalization and greater economic opportunities. Morris College appreciates Sumter’s city-wide perspective and the fantastic support it gives in helping to enhance our reputation as an academic center of higher learning.”
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