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Morris Brown Names Dr. Kevin James, Interim President

“I am honored to have been selected by the board to serve at the helm of Georgia’s oldest HBCU founded by black people,” said James. “I look forward to working with the board of trustees, alumni, staff, and other shareholders to resurrect this historic college back to prominence. My first order of business is working to obtain accreditation, ensure financial stability, build a strong relationship with alumni, and enrollment growth.”

In his nearly 20-year career as a higher education administrator, executive business leader, and motivational speaker, James is committed to improving his community through education and empowerment. He has served in various senior-level administrative roles within colleges across the Carolinas and Georgia and civic organizations, most recently serving as Interim CEO of the 100 Black Men of America, Inc. In this, he oversaw the day-to-day operations, strategic planning, and external relations for the non-profit organization of 10,000+ members who volunteer through a host of mentorship and community service initiatives across the country and internationally.

Bishop Reginald Jackson, Chairman of the Morris Brown College Board of Trustees, welcomed James’s appointment. “We needed a leader who holds not only outstanding values and a passion for helping sustain HBCUs, but one who has vast experience in higher education, the accreditation process, and fundraising to take Morris Brown College to the next level,” Jackson said. “After an exhaustive search, we found these qualities in Dr. Kevin James. He has served in various leadership capacities with enthusiasm, and I am confident that he will play the key role to resurrect Morris Brown College.”

A native of Columbia, S.C., James attended South Carolina State University and earned his bachelor’s degree in Communication Disorders and Social Sciences from Winthrop University; a master’s degree in Business Management, Leadership, and Organizational Effectiveness from Troy State University; and a Doctor of Education degree in Higher Education Leadership from Nova Southeastern University. He is also a graduate of the Higher Education Institute at Harvard University.


— (Posted) March 1, 2019


Travel With Us To The Legacy Museum and National Memorial for Peace and Justice.

“There is nothing like it in the country, which is the point.” The New York Times.

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— March 9, 2019, posted by

Ms. Willene White-Smith

For March 14, 2019


Please Join Us at Georgia’s State Capitol on Thursday, March 14th, at 9:00am in Room #122. Our Alumna Sister, Senator Donzella James has arranged for us to receive a State Proclamation of “MBC Day In Georgia,” as WE Celebrate our 138th Founder’s Day. Morris Brown College, founded in 1881, continues to educate, uplift and promote Academic Excellence for all of her students seeking professional careers for their future. Come witness this historic proclamation with us, this coming Thursday, under the GOLD Dome, with your MBC PURPLE On. Thanks for your continued support!!!



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1st Place AUC Black History Quiz Bowl 2019

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The Morris Brown Family
1st Place

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Congrats to other winners from CAU, Morehouse, and Spelman!


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Women For Morris Brown

March 30th.

It is with GREAT MBC Pride that I extend to you my personal invitation on behalf of the Women for Morris Brown College, Inc., to attend our “38th Annual W4MBC, Inc. Signature Scholarship Luncheon.” It will be held in the lovely Fellowship Hall of St. Philip AME Church on March 30th at noon. Our theme this year is, “Celebrating Women of Wisdom & Grace.” Come hear the inspiring & historical speech of Dr. Karcheik Sims-Alvarado; enjoy the awesome Trumpet arrangements of Milkshake and listen to the motivational vision of our New MBC Interim President, Dr. Kevin E. James. Visit us at: www.womenformorrisbrowncollege.com <<<>>> Thank YOU! March 9, 2019, posted by Ms. Willene White-Smith


Founders’ Day at Morris Brown

March 22, 2019

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— March 1, 2019, Posted by Ms. Toledo Riley,

MBC Registrar.

From the Morris Brown College 138th Founder’s Day Steering Committee 

Greetings to All:

It is with great pleasure that we inform you of our Souvenir Journal Fundraiser effort spearheaded by our 2019 Senior Class segment of our 138th , Founder’s Day Committee.  We need the support of our family, friends and business acquaintances.  Your support is an investment in our institution’s present  and future.  The Morris Brown College Family thanks you in advance for your generosity and prayers as we continue to fulfill our mission and commitment to our broader community and world.

Ms. Toledo Riley, Founder’s Day Chair, Dr. Jacqueline Pollard, Founder’s Day Co-Chair, Ms. Nedra Nuckles, Sr. Class Development Chair, Ms. Denise Shabazz, Sr. Class President

Souvenir Program Ads  –  Sponsorships Information Sheet

  1. Deadline for submitting all Ads and Names of Individuals or Business for Sponsorships is Wednesday, March 6, 2019.
  2. Write Check or Money Order payable to  Morris Brown College 

Mail to: Morris Brown College

                              Attention:   Founder’s Day 

                              643 Martin Luther King Jr. Dr.

                              Atlanta, GA  30314     

  1. All  Ads and Names of Sponsorships /Businesses must be Emailed, as Camera Ready Artwork    

to:  Colette.haywood@gmail.com  | (*Note: A Full finished page is 8 ½  by 11 inches.) 

Program Ads Information

Color Full Page, 200.00; Black & White Page            $100.00

Color  ½   Page, 75.00, Black & White, ½ Page            $50.00

Color  ¼  Page, 45.00, Black & White ¼ Page            $25.00

Levels of  Sponsorships

Jubilee  –         $10,000.00  +

Visionary –         $5,000.00  +

Pacesetters –     $3,000.00 +

Faith  – $1,000.00 +

Hope –     $500.00+

Love –                    $1.00+  

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Morris Brown College Alumni Focus Group Leader

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Former NFL Player, Sol Brannan, a Morris Brown Leader and Graduate

Also there will soon be a Sol Brannan Day in the City of Atlanta. 


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Fountain Hall and the Yard, in the News

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February 2, 2019 (6 pm). Posted by Ms. Willene White-Smith —TASTY NOTE 4-U: Stop by OUR MBC YARD (February 1, 2, 3) at Superbowl Weekend, and get your “B’s Cracklin’ BBQ,” by Master Chef Bryan Furman. Their Ribs, Brisket & Chicken “Falls OFF da Bone!” They will have a “WHOLE HOG” cooking on the Yard, plus Fireworks!!

And, Lifting up a “Movement to Restore Historic Fountain Hall,” as a Key toward Preserving the Soul and History of Atlanta’s Historic Westside Village, and cultivating Dr. King’s “Beloved Community” . . . Help Morris Brown reach 10,000 signatures!!!
Friends, please sign and share our petition for progress. Tonight (February 3rd. and forward.)  For more details, and to sign the petition,  click on the  link, below >>>

         *NOTE: This suggested Website is for signing the petition only. Morris Brown is making NO requests for funds for this Restoration of Fountain Hall Project,  at this time. If you wish to give to Morris Brown, directly, see the “DONATE” pages at either . . . (see: “donate” on this morrisbrownalmni.org  web site)

Or . . .for the College . . .  


And designate your gift for “The Fountain Hall Restoration Fund.”



School Year Calendar: Spring Semester, 2019

Faculty Staff Workshop (January 10-11)

Registration: (January 14-15, 11:00 AM – 7:00 pm)

First Official Day of Classes: January 16th

Opening Convocation: January 17th.

Last Day to Drop / Add Classes: January 18th.

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Holiday:  January 21st.

Black History Convocation: February 14th.

Mid-Term Examinations: March 4-8

Spring Break: March 11-15.


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By also clicking here >>> you can make a Gift  to Morris Brown.

Your continued support is essential for us as we strengthen and forward this honored legacy.


Morris Brown College Day At the City Council


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The Atlanta City Council Declares Morris Brown College Day, November 19th with a Proclamation:

Proclamation:  Whereas Morris Brown College “. . . proudly opened its doors just 20 years after the Emancipation Proclamation in 1885 . . . becoming the first Historically Black College and University in the State of Georgia” . . . “and a vital and integral part of the Atlanta University System . . . where it has played and continues to play a meaningful role in the country’s ecosystem of Historical Black Colleges and Universities . . . and as the school continues to serve the needs of all who have the desire and potential to earn a degree, regardless of their current economic opportunity . . . and  whereas thousands of alumni and alumnae of Morris Brown College have gone on to admirably serve the City of Atlanta and its communities and make a positive impact on the world . . .

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED THAT WE, the members of the Atlanta City Council, on behalf of the citizens of Atlanta, recognize Morris Brown College on their long history of continuing determination to inspire life-long learning in all who seek it, and hereby declare Monday, November 19th, as Morris Brown College Day in the City of Atlanta.”   

Signed and Sealed by the Atlanta City Council Members.



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The Westside Future Fund Summit 

Each First and Third Friday

Transform Westside Summit: 7:15-9:00 am, at  The Gathering Spot, 384 Northyards Blvd. NW, Building 100, (held on every First and Third Friday of the Month), and  is Free and Open to the Public. Complimentary Breakfast, courtesy of Chick Fil A. Each week features a topic important to the West End Neighborhood Development, including the interests of Morris Brown College and the AU Center.  Please indicate your intention to attend  by going to their web page and clicking below >>>


The Westside Future Fund is focused upon the neighborhoods of English Avenue, Vine City, Ashview Heights and the Atlanta University Center. We are all connected.




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Welcome Home: Founders Day

March 22,  2019


Thank you for visiting the MBCNAA website. For those considering membership, we have recently added the ability to register online


      Congratulations to the Class of 2018

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The National Alumni Association of Morris Brown College . . .

. . . would like to thank all that participated in the 2018 Homecoming Festivities. Please remember to go to our membership page, and sign up today to become a member of the National Alumni Association of Morris Brown College.

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**********Attention Brownites***********

We are proud to announce that you may now go online to YouTube.com to view the new video of the Morris Brown College Alma Mater.  This video was arranged, orchestrated, directed, and produced by 2018 Morris Brown College Graduate, Mr. Jody Mayfield. Don’t forget to share with  your friends. Show the world that Morris Brown College is “Still Standing.”


Morris Brown College was represented at the Annual Atlanta Greek Picnic (So, don’t miss this, next time!)

June 23, 2018

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Morris Brown College, Atlanta, is alive and  and thriving! Here are the heads of the Morris Brown College National Alumni Association! Lastly, at the Atlanta Greek  Picnic, donations were made from some of the proceeds, to #MBC #AGP2018 #ATLGreekPicnic @ Morris Brown College.  (Front Row [L-R]): James Fedd, 2nd Alumni Rep to the MBC Board., Dr. Tyra Ellis, Secretary, (Second Row), Norrisa  Melix, Treasurer, Shirley Barlow, President, Inez Greggs, Financial Sec.


Morris Brown College’s $20 Million Capital Campaign

The Tom Joyner Foundation will set up the Capital Campaign at the beginning. Then you will be hearing more.

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For more information on the beginning phases of the Capital Campaign, visit the Tom Joyner Foundation

at >>> https://tomjoynerfoundation.org

or register on this web page (see the comment section) and someone will respond to you.


Please check out the Faculty Spotlight of Dr. Gloria Anderson by the Tom Joyner Foundation.


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4th Row (Centered)

Miss Morris Brown College – Jamila McQueen

3rd Row (Left to Right)
Miss Senior – Julie Pizarro
OML – Natasha Cook
2nd Row (Left to Right)
Miss Sophomore – Kadija Diallo
Miss Junior – Brandy Gray
1st Row (Left to Right)
MBC Ambassador – Vanesha Neal- Ross
Miss Freshman – Shemyra Page
MBC Ambassador – Gwendolyn Collins
Please Support the Morris Brown College Focus Group

Linen Sale  Drive

Partnering with Essentials Daily Discounts

Colors and sizes are below:

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A Stellar Event at Morris Brown College

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  1. Here a few pictures to commemorate  “A Celebration Mass”

A Tribute to Dr.Martin Luther King, Jr.

composed by Dr. Sharon Willis (Music Department Chair- Morris Brown College)

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