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All Donations Received After August 24, 2012 Will be Used Exclusiveky For Post Petition Obligations of Morris Brown College. This Account Will Be Audited Bt BDO, LLC.
Recent Communications from the Bishop and Board of Trustees may be reached by clicking the "read more" link below.


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The "New" Morris Brown College Story…Dedicated to Lifelong Learning and Educational Excellence


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Newest Wells Fargo mural features historic images of Clark Atlanta, Morehouse, Spelman and Morris Brown


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Join the 2015 Graduating Class of
Morris Brown College this Saturday, May 16th
Join us for the first ever "live streaming" of the 2015 Morris Brown College Commencement Exercises this Saturday, May 16, 2015. Bachelor's degrees will be awarded to 21 graduating seniors at 4:00 p.m. at the historical Big Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church. The Honorable Vincent Fort, Georgia State Senator, 39th District will address the graduating class. "I am honored to be keynote speaker for the 125th commencement," said Fort. "It is a most important ceremony considering the recent challenges Morris Brown College has overcome." [ Read More ]
The Resurrection of Morris Brown College
As we come out of bankruptcy, the new Morris Brown College will be predicated upon new things and new operations in a very innovative manner - Dr Stanley Pritchett, President, Morris Brown College [ Read More ]
 
To Alumni and Friends of Morris Brown College:

As Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Morris Brown College, it is with great joy and thankfulness to Almighty God that I announce to you that Morris Brown College is officially emerging from bankruptcy. Morris Brown College's Chapter 11 Plan of Reorganization has been approved by the Bankruptcy Court. This action, approved at a Confirmation hearing on Wednesday, March 25th and confirmed by a signed Order of Judge Barbara Ellis-Monro , will allow the college to exit bankruptcy and move forward to regain its accreditation.

This is a bitter sweet ending to a long and complex process. Bitter, because we had to sell property that had historical significance to many people. Sweet, because we emerge from bankruptcy fully functional and current with all of our debt obligations.

The college has been represented in the bankruptcy court by Anne Aaronson with law firm of Dilworth Paxson, LLP and has utilized the services of Renardo L. Hicks, from the law firm of R. L. Hicks & Associates, as its General Counsel. The filing of the Chapter 11 Reorganization was initiated in August of 2012 and has enabled the college to settle more than 30 million dollars of indebtedness with secured and unsecured creditors.

As a part of the bankruptcy proceedings, the college sold assets through the 363 sale process, in a transaction with InVest Atlanta and Friendship Baptist Church, selling approximately 26 acres of properties and buildings to receive $14,700,000. The college retains ownership of the Administration Building, the Griffin Hightower Classroom building and the historic Fountain Hall, on six acres of land.

Morris Brown College has remained in operation throughout the Chapter 11 Reorganization process and continues to receive significant financial support from alumni, the African Methodist Episcopal Church, the Sixth Episcopal District of the AME church, Trustees, faculty, staff and Administration. Twenty-One (21) students are scheduled for graduation on May 16, 2015 in the annual commencement program.

I would like to thank each and every person who supported Morris Brown College by providing their professional expertise, financial support, and prayers as we have tirelessly worked our way through this challenging process. Now our focus is to grow Morris Brown College into the proud and productive institution of higher learning that God would have her to be. Therefore, please continue to support Morris Brown College both spiritually and financially so that together we may continue educating our youth, who are tomorrow's leaders, to the glory of God.

Yours in his Service,
The Rt. Rev. Dr. Preston W. Williams II [ More ]

 

 



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