Members of Morris Brown College’s 2013 graduating class, faculty, and alumni recently participated in the observance of the school's 132nd Founder’s Day.
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The event speaker will be the Reverend Dr. Preston Warren Williams II, Presiding Prelate of the Sixth Episcopal District AME Church, and Chairman of the Morris Brown College Board of Trustees.
Thursday, October 18, 2012
Morris Brown College may be down, but the student body says not to count them out.
On the front-page of the AUC Digest this week, Morris Brown College announced their Miss Morris Brown winner and her court. Just another signal that Morris Brown College is still educating young adults and celebrating its long and historic history. Amber King, of Jacksonville, Florida became this year's Miss MBC. Amber is in her Junior year and is majoring in Business Administration. Her Homecoming Court contains 9 other young women who attend MBC from a variety of cities across the country. The remaining events this week include: Thursday, Oct. 18 - Morris Brown Coronation at 7 p.m. - Homecoming Party at M Bar, 9 p.m. Friday, Oct. 19 - 5th Annual Tower of Strength Gala - Marriott Marquis, 7 p.m. - Annual Fall Affair - Marriott …
Saturday, August 25, 2012
Morris Brown faculty and alumni say the school is here to stay.
Following last week's news that Morris Brown College had been served with a foreclosure notice, the school decided to hold a prayer vigil and community event of sorts on Saturday to respond publicly to the notice and to hold fellowship with its supporters. All day Saturday afternoon, hundreds of supporters, alumni, administrators and faculty members gathered on the campus of Morris Brown College for what they called, "A Day of Prayer." The keynote speaker was Rev. Preston Warren Williams II who became the Chairman of the Board of Trustees just a few short months ago. Mr. Williams brought attention to 3 immediate actions that the board will put into place to fight the most recent struggles. The event was less a press conference and more of…
Thursday, August 23, 2012
Morris Brown College has its back against the wall and will formally respond at a Saturday Prayer event.
Video from Morris Brown College's response to the pending foreclosure and how they plan to avoid it, Aug. 25th The Historical Black College of over 130 years, Morris Brown College, has battled through financial problems the past 10 years but now has been given an impending Foreclosure Notice. Reports have surfaced stating that one of the school's creditors is calling their $13 million loan due, and that the college can not pay it. This has forced a possible foreclosure on the property owned by the school, with a sale date quickly approaching of September 4th, according to Atlanta Business Chronicle. If you recall, it was just a year ago that Cascade Patch reported that Cascade UMC donated the school $22,000 to help satisfy the school's $…
Thursday, April 26, 2012
Wells Fargo is also announcing a new business fund designed to create jobs and small businesses in the African-American community.
Wells Fargo's West End bank location will be the site of a new mural celebrating the contributions of Atlanta's African-American colleges and universities. The mural will be unveiled at 9 am on Friday, April 27, and coincides with the announcment of a new business fund that is designed to create jobs and small businesses in the African-American community. The fund is getting its start with a $145,000 gift from Wells Fargo to the non-profit Opportunity Funding Corporation. Wells Fargo said that money from the fund, which the is expected to grow with more private gifts, will go to promising new businesses coming out of an annual business plan competition among historically black colleges and universities that the Opportunity Funding …
Saturday, October 29, 2011
Honorees receive awards for phenomenal leadership at historic college.
Morris Brown College celebrates a “New Era” and 130 years of continuous service in educating students with its fourth annual Tower of Strength Awards Gala Friday evening. The black-tie occasion was a “Circle of Friends” fundraising event for Morris Brown College student scholarships. "This year’s Tower of Strength Awards brings a special significance for the college,” said Dr. Stanley Pritchett, President of Morris Brown College. "We have come to a crossroads in the life of Morris Brown and we are certain that we chose the right path towards becoming a model of educational leadership with a bright and glorious future.” The 2011 Honorees included: The Bishop Henry McNeil Turner Award for Distinguished Achievement in Religion was presented …
Thursday, October 13, 2011
The long week is over and the Morris Brown College (MBC) Homecoming weekend is almost here, No plans? Not to worry, Cascade Patch has you covered.
1) Jomandi Reunion When/Where: Southwest Arts Center, 915 New Hope Rd., Friday—Sunday The Event: Celebrate the legacy of Atlanta’s Jomandi Productions in commemorating the past and present and building towards the future. For 25 years this international African-American theatre company introduced to arts enthusiasts and vast communities to numerous performances and artists. Now these artists, performers and fans reunite this weekend at the Southwest Arts Center to wow visitors with performances like Dreamgirls; workshops focused on crafts like Dance/Choreography; round-table discussions; and celebrations like an artists' tribute. Come on out and enjoy the festivities at this artistic reunion like no other. For more information on the …
Monday, August 29, 2011
Chick-fil-A execs considering Morris Brown for a Truett Cathy legacy center, according to a report in The Atlanta Business Chronicle.
Chick-fil-A executives are taking a serious look at building an urban version of Camp WinShape on the campus of Morris Brown College on Atlanta's west side, according to the Atlanta Business Chronicle's Saporta Report. The complex would be developed to honor Truett Cathy, founder and CEO of Chick-fil-A Inc., who also founded the Camp WinShape at Berry College in Rome, Ga. Negotiations are currently under way, Saporta reported, to locate the “Truett Cathy Youth and Community Center” on the Morris Brown property as part of a long-term lease. The situation, the story says, is complicated because of Morris Brown’s financial debts as well as questions of property rights and guarantees. But the Truett Cathy Center is generating strong civic …
Wednesday, August 24, 2011
$500,000 payment made Tuesday covers amount owed to U.S. Department of Education.
Editor's Note: Cascade Patch celebrates its first anniversary this month. This breaking news story—by Senior West End Correspondent Yolande Minor—was one of Cascade Patch's top news stories this year. For more top Cascade Patch posts, see the "Our First Year" page under the "News" tab at the top of Cascade Patch. Morris Brown College has transferred $500,000 to the federal government to pay off a $10-million debt, according to a press release by the college. The historically black college—which reached a settlement in April with the U.S. Dept. of Education to relinquish the millions of dollars of unused financial aid given to the school—made the payment Tuesday, Aug. 23. The deadline for the payment was today. “This is certainly a major …