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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.

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See, also the March 1, 2019 article about Dr. Kevin James in the Atlanta Voice, by clicking here >>> and then going to their “archives” section, and clicking on the Cover Story for March 1, 2019

 

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For The Love of Our Mothers: Event, May 4th, on the Morris Brown College Campus Yard!


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May 18, 2019: National Alumni

Annual Awards Luncheon

Get Your Tickets Today

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WINNERS: February 2019

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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 the 2nd, 3rd, and 4th place winners from CAU, Morehouse, and Spelman!

 

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Sol Brannan’s New, Co-Authored Book

 

Morris Brown College Alumni Focus Group Leader, Sol Brannan, former NFL Player, MBC  Coach, and, now, Co-Author (with Kimberly Archie)  of the new book, Brain Damaged: Two Minute Warning for Parents (NY: USA Sports Safety Publication, 2019), available from Amazon.com

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

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Fountain Hall and the Yard, in the News

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Lifting  up a “Movement to Restore Historic Fountain Hall,” as a Key toward Preserving the Soul and History of  Morris Brown  College / The Atlanta University Dream, Atlanta’s Historic Westside Village and cultivating Dr. King’s “Beloved Community” . . . Help Morris Brown reach 10,000 signatures!!! We  have over 3500 right now (April 2019)
   Friends, please sign and share our petition for progress.  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: “giving-contributions” page on this https://www.morrisbrownalmni.org  web site)

Or . . .for the College web-site  . . .  

https://www.morrisbrown.edu

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

https://www.change.org/p/we-must-save-the-historic-fountain-hall

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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.

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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. November 19, 2018

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Welcome Home: Founders Day

March 22,  2019

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

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      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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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.”

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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.

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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.

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

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Please Support the Morris Brown College Focus Group

Linen Sale  Drive

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