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The College is proud of its tradition of serving the educational needs of the best and brightest young minds, while simultaneously providing educational support to students who might not otherwise receive the opportunity to compete on the college level. Students fitting the latter are given the tools they need to increase their potential for earning a college degree.
The Division of student activities contributes significantly to student learning, development and recreation by assisting students in defining their education
Alumni are encouraged to support the institution’s goal of improving the success and retention of our students as well as all aspects of the institution.
The curriculum at Morris Brown College is organized under two divisions: lower and upper. Our goal is to ensure that every student gets the information they need. Click below for more information
Morris Brown News
Get all of your information, events, list of activities, applications and more for Morris Brown Colleges 2017 Homecoming. Please do contact or email us if you have any questions or needs. Fro homecoming information, click here
Dear Morris Brown College Family:
Welcome back to the Morris Brown College campus for the 2017-2018 academic year. We continue to work to make Morris Brown College a premier institution of higher learning. Over the summer, we made aesthetic changes to our grounds, improving the landscaping, clearing clutter, and repainting areas like the parking lot and inside corridors. This was a collaborative effort of students, staff, alumni and corporatevolunteers, and we thank all for their diligent and passionate support. For more information, click here
Morris Brown College, a private, coeducational, liberal arts college engaged in teaching and public service announces the appointment of four new members to its board of trustees. The appointments expand the current board count by an additional member and comprise a mix of expertise in business, education and government. Led by Chairman Reginald T. Jackson, the Morris Brown College Board of Trustees adds alumnus Charles Ogletree, a retired General Motors Corporation executive and business consultant, Dr. John Foster, former HBCU educator and AME pastor, Dr. Roland Thorpe, collegiate educator and founder of the Black Men’s Health Project and alumnae Marjorie Young, retired Georgia Merit System Commissioner and human resources consultant.
“The new board leaders with education experience will help us continue to shape the direction and development of our curriculum,” said Jackson. “The business and government expertise we’ve added should complement the additional structure needed to get us to the next level. As we work to turnaround the institution, we seek to cultivate an environment at Morris Brown College that inspires innovation and lifelong learning.” For more information, click here
We are deeply saddened by the passing of William “Bill” Taggart, Interim President, Morehouse College, and a recent commencement speaker and Honorary Doctorate degree recipient for Morris Brown College in 2013. He was an accomplished leader who exhibited the utmost in integrity and professionalism. The Morris Brown family and other HBCU’s are positively impacted by his many contributions to education and the business sector. We offer our most sincere condolences to his family and will keep them in our thoughts and prayers during this time of bereavement.
Best Selling Author/Educator Dennis Kimbro MBC Embellished Sealto Keynote Morris Brown College 2017 Commencement
Bestselling author/educator Dr. Dennis Kimbro will keynote the 2017 Morris Brown College commencement ceremony scheduled Saturday, May 20, 2017, 4:00pm at Big Bethel AME Church, Atlanta, Georgia. He will address seniors of the Class of 2017 along with their families, trustees, faculty, staff and alumni. “Morris Brown College has worked diligently to prepare our 2017 graduates to be competitive in a market responsive work environment,” said Dr. Stanley J. Pritchett, President. “Our keynote speaker for this year’s commencement is an HBCU educator and a dynamic motivational speaker who I anticipate will bring his passionate and persuasive brand of inspiration to our graduates and everyone in attendance.” Kimbro will receive an honorary Doctorate of Letters degree from the college during the ceremony.
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If you did not get the opportunity to attend the 136th Founders Day Convocation, you missed a powerful and inspiring message from Morris Brown College Chairman of the Board of Trustees Bishop Reginald T. Jackson. This year’s theme was “Imagine, Aspire, Believe”, chosen to reflect the current status of the College as it moves toward gaining accreditation. He posed the question, “How do you move from imagination to realization?”
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Morris Brown College is a premier, educational public square that cultivates inspiration, innovation and life-long learning. Through the combined vision, learners are competitive in a market responsive work environment.
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Dear Morris Brown Alumni and Supporters:
Trust you and your families are well, and all the best during this holiday season and the year ahead.
As the newly assigned bishop of Georgia (Sixth Episcopal District AME Church) I also have the responsibility and honor of being the Chairman of the Board of Morris Brown College. As the Chairman of the Board of Trustees, be assured that I am committed to Morris Brown College gaining accreditation and having a viable and productive future.
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The amount of purple in shirts, hats, jackets and, in a few cases, the hair, of the Morris Brown College alumni on campus for the annual October homecoming festivities could easily be mistaken for either a Prince tribute or a Minnesota Vikings game.
The mass of people mingling in Founders Plaza in the heart of the Atlanta-based campus left one with the feeling of being in a crowd at a sporting event or a religious revival. In some way, for so many, it was a little of both.
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Shirley Barlow remembers the moment that changed her life like it was yesterday.
A boy next door, a longtime neighbor and friend, introduced her to his cousin Chuck, and the rest has been a journey of love, achievement and loyalty. Chuck and Shirley have been married for more than 40 years and share precious memories of the college they attended together in Atlanta.
There have been many stories written about Morris Brown College that don’t tell the whole story of the college. They tell a lot about the fall but very little about the rise of Morris Brown. Reports from a number of publications and media including, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Fox 5 Atlanta, BuzzFeed and Slate have attempted to verbally and visually put an end to an institution that is forever embedded in the story that is the city of Atlanta and the Atlanta University Center.
Black self-determination was the foundation upon which Morris Brown College is founded. The African Methodist Episcopal Church was started in 1816 after discrimination within the Methodist church caused black ministers in Pennsylvania to start their own church. Morris Brown became the second bishop of the AME Church. Morris Brown College was established in 1881, 50 years after Brown’s death, “calling for the establishment in Atlanta of an institution for the moral, spiritual, and intellectual growth of Negro boys and girls.”
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Dr. Willie F. Payne went to be with the Lord on October 13, 2016.
A native son of Valdosta, Georgia and born on November 9, 1921 to the late Frank and Ruth Payne. Many called him “WF”, but his family nicknamed him “Dick”. At the age of three, he moved with his brother David Payne to Miami, Florida where he received his elementary and high school education in Coconut Grove. During his high school days at Booker T. Washington High School he excelled in football, basketball and track. A high achiever, he was president and Salutatorian of his senior class.
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MESSAGE FROM THE FAMILY
We would like to express our deepest gratitude for the many condolences we have received in appreciation of our beloved, Dosh R. Jackson, Sr. During the 105 beautiful, long years of his extraordinary life, he blessed and touched so many lives! While our public farewell is scheduled for this Saturday at Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church, we want to share our heartfelt regret that we are unable to accommodate all who wish to attend. We hope you will continue to celebrate his life, as he will live on in the hearts of every person he touched.
We know our beloved will live on in you, forever.
Here is the Morris Brown College Quadrennial Report to the 50th General Conference of the A.M.E. Church. You can download it by clicking here.
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Morris Brown College Donations
For Morris Brown College to become sustainable, it depends on the generous donations provided by supporters like you. For Morris Brown College to regain its historic place as a thriving, fully accredited institution of higher learning, the College depends on the kindness and generosity of people like you to support students with financial aid and scholarships.
We’ve put the power of the Internet into an easy-to-use donation click and pledge tool that will allow Morris Brown to accept donations. This allows Morris Brown to offer all of the features and items needed to help the college.
Alumni are encouraged to support the institution’s goal of improving the success and retention of our students as well as all aspects of the institution by maintaining and increasing financial support and involvement with the College. The Office of Alumni Affairs will promote, enhance, and develop support for Morris Brown College by strengthening the relationship between the institution, its alumni, graduates and other constituencies
Without Regard To Sex, Race Or Color
Morris Brown College is on the road to accreditation. We are confident that we will complete this journey with your help. The College expects to attain this goal in approximately 12 months.
Morris Brown College will carve out a new narrative as we continue our long, great and illustrious history into the future. It is important that we remember our history. It is important that we remember our struggle.
Colleges & Departments
The Lower Division: The General Education Curriculum
The lower division embraces all work of the first two years that is designed to acquaint the student with those fields of human interest that influence present-day living. The lower division courses are a part of the General Education Program and together are referred to as the Core Curriculum. The lower division courses are designed:
- To prepare student for active participation in society as citizens.
- To furnish students with the background necessary for advanced study in selected subject matter areas of technical and professional specialization in accordance with their interest and aptitudes.
The Upper Division: The Major Programs of Study
The upper division courses are those that pertain to the student’s major program of study, including courses in the major and courses related to or supporting the major. The upper division courses allow students:
- To concentrate in selected fields of study important in the pre-service preparation of technical training and professions.
- To develop a knowledge base and skills required in certain professional fields.
Academic Programs: Majors and Concentrations
At Morris Brown College, a “major” is defined as a course of study in a knowledge field offered by an academic department and in which the student engages in advanced work in that field during the Junior and Senior years. A major requires a minimum of 66 semester credit hours earned in a single department or in closely related departments. No credit will be granted in major courses for grades below “C”.
Major Fields of study require “areas of concentration”. An area of concentration is a specialization area within a major.
Declaration of Major
Each student should make formal application to a major program of study at the end of the student’s second semester, but no later than the fourth semester of matriculation. A “Declaration of Major” or “Change of Major” form must be filed with the Office of the Registrar and the appropriate academic department. Each academic department reserves the right to approve or decline the student’s application to major in that department based on the department’s program entry criteria.
List of Majors
Morris Brown College awards Baccalaureate degree – Bachelor of Science (B.S.) – in the following majors:
Bachelor of Science (B.S.)
- Business Administration
- Organizational Management and Leadership
Academic Department, Majors and Concentrations
Department: Business Administration
- 1. Major Business Administration
- 2. Business Law
- 3. Community Program Management
- 4. Hospitality Management
- 5. Music Industry Administration
- 6. Small Business Management
- 7. Sports Management
Major Organizational Management and Leadership
- 1. Business Law
- 2. Childcare Management
- 3. Ethical Leadership
- 4. Executive Leadership
- 5. Professional Development
- 6. Religious Administration