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1983-84 DARING TO BE DIFFERENT
Seventy-six years after the founding of Morris College by men and women with visions and hopes for tomorrow, the college has begun a long twenty-five year trek toward the centennial of its existence.
Survival in the 198( 's and beyond will be determined by how well we meet the new challenges of a changing world. While clinging to traditional moral values, we now look ahead to greater opportunities for all who study.
We now dare to be different ... to revamp curriculum, increase and define recruitment strategics, and methodically plan our future growth.
We dare to be different, because it takes being different to make it.
"To everything there is a season and a time to every purpose under the heaven.”
1983-8'! was Morris College's time. Time to determine where we will go and what we will do as one of the best small colleges in the world.
1983-84—Daring to be different.
From the mechanical high-tec hornet on the cover to the smiling faces inside, a new world awaits us. daring to be different.
Library time is happy time for Patricia Witherspoon who seems to be having more than enough "fun with the books" in the Richardson—Johnson Learning Resources Center (Above); while (Right) Ruthic Jones gives a bright-eyed smile. Ah. such a charming young lady.
Top—Dr. Kenneth Gaines of the University of South Carolina School of Law delivered annual Law Day address: while (Above) Kenny Rose, student representative on the Morris College Board of Trustees also participates The Law Day Program was tops.
2ACTION PEOPLE . . .
Action people were all around us. (Top Left) Norman Hill checks out audiovisual film presentation in the Media Center. (Top Right) Donald Gist of the State Department of Labor. Chairman of the College's Industrial Planning Council, receives a quick computer demonstration from students Patricia Stokes and Teressa Hickman. (Middle) Debbie Tisdale waits to give a pint of blood to the SGA sponsored Blood Drive. (Above) Zilphia Lumpkin demonstrates creative dancing talent. (Par Left) Lyn-ette Alston and Caroline Brown give smiles and a "V" for victory. (Left) Valerie Wright and Wanda Richardsons hello, hello.THE GOOD LIFE . . .
College clays can he gleefully referred to as the "GOOD LIFE." Life certainly was balanced with wholesome proportions of work, study, fun and rest. (Right)Josic McGraw checks the tables to make sure all is in place for the Mid-Winter Banquet. Students played a major role in the food Service and musical aspects of the Banquet, which is the college's second major fund raiser. (Below) Classes, classes all the time. Deloris Wilson takes a last minute look at notes prior to Mid-term examinations.
Break dancing was (he erne of the day. (Above) Eric Kool Aid" Hardy gives a demonstration as the cheerleaders look on, (Right) Angelo McBride has a look of distinction. (Far Right) Devon Harrington. Rcnca Parker and Kathy Townsend—"Girls Just Wanna Have Fun."(Top l,elt) Cut up time for Karen Simmons and Jerry Hilton; while (Top Right) Jackie and Sylvia kidding around with Jerry Gainey and Micheal Garland (Middle) Business Club members prepare themselves for the "Car Wash of the Century" : Lower left) I r W II. Neal. Chairman of live Trustee Board speaks at groundbteakmg for new girls dorm (Above) It's make up time, f ashion Fair, of course, for Barbara Smith
5MISS MORRIS COLLEGE
1983-84 Lottie Jenkins
LOTTIE S ACCEPTANCE SPEECH
As I stand before you tonight as your reigning queen for 1983-84.I would like to thank the Lord for this glorious opportunity; for without him, none of this would be possible.
It was said neither a borrower nor lender be. but I must confess that I am a borrower. Therefore. I am indebted to all of you; I am indebted to my family, the divisional officers, faculty, staff, the Student Government Association Officers. and to you the student body.
To the members of my family who have given me love, dignity and a sense of pride in myself. My mother who always reminded me of the virtues of womanhood, and who shared with me when I truly needed a friend and above all who loved me (Mommy. I love you). My father, who always tried to protect me just as most fathers try to protect their little girls. Maybe during the time I was growing up I didn't understand why he was so very protective toward my sisters and me. but now I know because we are his little girls (Thank you Daddy).
The Divisional )fficers of the College, faculty and staff who have aided in the unceasing efforts of my social and intellectual development, your influence will forever be present in my life.
The Student Government Association Officers and other members of my coronation committee have worked diligently in making this coronation a most beautiful occasion. My heart overflows with joy because of your unselfish
And to you the student body. Thank you for the vote of confidence. As queen I understand that the responsibilities are great and I understand that the task is demanding, but as your reigning queen. I shall do my best to represent you with dignity, honor and loyalty.
All of you have made this the most beautiful moment in my life. And you have made me so very happy. You have helped to give my life meaning. I thank God for you all.
I thank God for Morris College, the Institution I symbolize. Let us remember that our college is a symbol of Black pride for it was founded and established by our forefathers who were determined that even the shackles of segregation would not deter black youth from getting a college education.
Ixt us remember also that our Institution is a symbol of Black accomplishment. Morris College was founded at such a crucial economic period that every odd was against its surviving. The determination and ingenuity of our founding fathers resulted in our l eing able to be here this evening.
D-t us remember further that Morris College is a symbol of LOVE and FAITH. It was the love our forefathers bore for you and for rnc. the unborn generation that served as the motivating force for the establishment of Morris College. It was also the faith they had in our potentials that
encouraged them to move forward and upward with their dreams.
Because of this, each of us can truly sing with pride, dignity and thanksgiving our ALMA MATER . . . MORRIS OUR COLLEGE DEAR
Again. I cannot close without thanking God Almighty for this glorious opportunity, for you and I both know that without Him. none of this would be possible. God bless you all and keep you in his loving arms and protect you. May he forever shine his blessings upon each of you. God loves you. I thank God for you all. I love you all. Thank you.I
October 14,1985. a night of splendor, as Lottie Jenkins, a senior Liberal Studies major from llardeeville was crowned Miss Morris College. Leading the accompanying court were first attendant Gwendolyn Me Dow, a senior Business Administration major from Camden, and Second attendant Rena Dennis, a senior Fine Arts major from Rembcrt, S.C. October 14,1985; Lottie's night... A night she dared to lx- different. (Top) A pictorial Series of Coronation Night. (Above) Queens and escorts backstage and special guests await the beginning of the activity.I
Cassandra Johnson Miss Yearbook
Teresa Marshall Mi vs M.C. Maver
Jacqueline Godbolr Rosalind Campbell
Miss Alpha Phi Alpha Miss Daniels Hall
Felicia Randolph Miss Mathematics Club
Vanessa Lancaster Crystal Green Sophia Latimore
Miss Pre-Alumni Miss Leg re Hall Miss Delta Sigma ThetaValarie Nivens Miss Social Studies Cub
Angel Hudson Miss Blue and White
Doris Melton Miss l.ihxjfv Club
l.ynette Moses Miss Chorale
Priscilla Harrison Miss BrawleyStarks Hall
Natalie Cooper Miss Business Club
Ella Mae Williamson Miss B S.U.
Imogene Robinson Miss Sigma Gramma Rho
9MORE SCENES FROM LOTTIE’S NIGHT
(Below) Attendants make their grand entrance into the auditorium. (Right) Thomas Henderson renders musical tributes to the queen; (Middle) Flower girls pave the way tor Lottie. (Bottom) Sharon Moses takes a spin during presentation to the court.
(Toj Left) Dr. Kkhard son and Chairman Neal lead the procession of special guests (Top Right) Micheal Thompson and Marian Brown scree as (he Narrators of (lie program. (Middle left) Members of rive Morris College Dance Troupe, directed by Dotetha Williams and instructed bs l.ynette Moses, perform in honor of the queen (Above) A brief chat with Thelma Wilder. Kenneth Armstrong and Rena Dennis (Far left) Miss Morris College 198). Vanessa Sutton, enters, escorted by lesern Short (left I Little N'abal All serves as bearer of the Royal Cape and Crown.
tiarlene Williamson Gwendolyn Jackson Audrey Alwon Thelma Wilder
MiiS Gospel CfcOtr Miss Omega Psi Phi Miss Biology Club Miss Zeta Pin Beta
Bridged Whittington Mirun Hudson Darlene Hunt Betty Dixs
Miss Sunday School Miss Cheerleader Miss SN HA Miss Freshman
12Muy HoUooian Miss DKW
Valencia James Miss Sophomore
Botfly Zimmerman Miss NAACP
Patricia Dixon Sharon T. Moses Ruth C. Jones
Miss Junior Miss Senior Miss AKATHE MIGHTY CLASS OF ’84
Daring to be different ... 1984 Commencement
The highlight of the school year for the 198-1 Senior Class was closing commencement activities. Class Night was held on Friday. May 11. followed by the annual President's Dinner for Graduating Seniors. F.vcry Graduating Senior present received a parting memento from President Richardson. Graduation day was Sunday. May U. (Mother's Day).
Dr. Julian Earls, chief of Health. Safety and Security Division at the NASA Lewis Research Center challenged the graduates to be productive citizens and not to forget Alma Mater. Ninety-nine seniors graduated.
Six persons received honorary degrees and six were awarded Presidential Citations. (Above) Dr. Earls robes up before taking photo (Top Right) with President. (Middle Right) E.D. Dean of Bamberg is one of the honorary degree recipients. (right) Robert Smith and Georgia Briggs are Class Night participants.
McMAHANDS ON A ROLL . . .
A high point during the Commencement service was the awarding of degrees to Rev. W.B. Mc.Mahand and his wife Rev. Hilda McMahand.
| The McMahands. long time great supporters of the college, were cited for their efforts as hus-i band and wife to further their education.
Traveling over three hundred miles each week, they both finished as honor students in the Morris College School of Religion. Other highlights of Commencement Weekend include presentation of a check from the Senior Class to the School by Class President. Tommy Burgess (top
(Below Left) Gladys Goforth of Columbia receives Presidential Citation; while below right, a happy Carnes Duren Jr.
Beverly Ann BrookiGeorgia B:igg»
Della Mac Council
Wesley CrawfordDale Davis
Colette GarlandBenjamin McCray
Ann Jcan«(e McBride
Gwendolyn Me Dow
Anna Me NealJoyce Monts
Valeric Rogers. Nivens
Lou Smith Kobett Smith Willie SmithCarolus Taylor
Bn ine Thompson
Close To The End ...
After a rousing farewell at the Class Night obsetvance. Seniors mosed quickly to the dining lull for the President s Dinner in their honor (Right) Above. Senior Carmen Bethea at Class Night
i,CLASS NIGHT ... "We Leave the
"We leave the legacy to you guys. Try to follow in our footsteps." said one happy Senior to his Junior Comrade. Indeed, the class of 198-1 did leave a legacy, one that other classes would
gain most by simply trying to follow. "This was the best class ever." said one long time staff member.
Class Night was certainly enjoyed by all. (Right) Teressa Marshall bearing the candle on behalf of the upcoming Class of 85. (Left Middle) Tommy Burgess. Class President lights candle. (Bottom) Program participants get a good laugh during one of the program's lighter moments.
Other program participants included President Richardson and Rev. Hilda McMahand.
Said one Senior. "When we leave here on Sunday, it'll Ik- a happy time, but also a sad time, because we were so dose."
Still it wasn't too early to start thinking about a reunion. A reunion? Might not lx- a bad idea. Ten years will be gone before you know it.JUNIORS
FACING THE FUTURE . . .
JUNIORS DARING TO BE DIFFERENT
The Junior Class is guided under (he leader of these three students. Teressa Marshall. Class Secretary. Kenneth Armstrong. President and Beryl Johnson. Asst. Secretary. The Juniors involved themselves in many fundraising activities to help raise money for the Mid Winter Banquet and the Thanksgiving Rally.
These people are the faces of the future ... daring to he different.
Kenneth Armstrong Brenda Baxter Irma I tow Kimberly Bcnncttc
Julius Cook Lionel Dancy Charles Davis Laura Davis
Lydia Davis Joanne Durant Julia Durant Andre Elmore
MiChral Garland Judy Gee Zichaiette Gillard
Jacqueline God bold Robin Grant Johnny Gregg Arlene Green
WASH TIME . . .
CLEANLINESS IS NEXT TO GODLINESS
Junior, Doretha Williams proves this statement hv keeping her clothes "Sparkling and Bright." Keeping your clothes clean is very important. As Dorethea shows, keeping the Laundry Koom clean is also a must. She believes in cleaning up after the work is done.
Seriously though, a lot of our Saturdays were spent in the laundry room, which was located in the back of the gymnasium.Sandra Holloman
Marian Hudson Trcmcttre Jackson Slvclij Jenkins
CaSandra Johnson Gary Kinney Vanessa Lancaster Ethel Lane
STIMULATING ACTIVITY. . .
FOOD FOR THOUGHT ...
Yes the food is really something to think about. To be frank. I think the (franks) must lx- pretty tough. Here we see Stanley Woodruff tackling the "dogs." Stanley use your fork, you must think you're in Graycourt or somewhere. But seriously though folks, the cafeteria food can prove to lx- delicious that is. of course, if your pockets are empty and so is your stomach.
Zeliria Lewis Sophia McDowell Kcniia Myers Dorothy Mitchell
Idcll Mitchell James E. Moore Kandy Moore Cynthia NelsonJcnitta Pinckney
Clint Pauley Stacie Reid Victoria Rogers
Kenny Row Henrietta Shaw Beverly Scott Linda C. Scott
Carrie Lee Simon Robert Spate Reynold Tisdale Sylvia Warren
Robert Washington Shirley Washington Janice White Denise Williams
VMES LLoa e y ON —his F
CHOW TIME . . .
Residence hall life can prove to be a very rich and rewarding experience. Laura are you trying to decide whether or not you want to sec your guest or not ... or could it be that you're trying to sneak an unauthorized male or female beyond that point!!! No, Laura is just proving to the photographer just how photogenic she can be. Laura Davis is a ju nior that resides in Dobbins-Kcith-Whitener Hall.
Edward Williams Carolyn Williamson Delores Wilson
STARTING ALL OVER AGAIN
Yes. in the beginning there was registration ... Here we see sophomores and juniors trying to decide whether or not to take that 8:00 a.m. class or wait until the next semester. Whether to take math or music, physical science or philosophy. Students wait patiently through lines miles long to get the necessary signatures, papers and permits ... and the process goes on and on.
Pictures are the last thing that one expects to be posing for unless, of course, it is the I. D. Station which is the final stage in the registration process.
SERIOUS ONES . . .
SOME SERIOUS SOPHOMORES ...
Sophomores stand at attention for some serious business. The sophomore class has proven to be a serious group of young men and women who realize what the word SOPHOMORE means: Strengthening One's
Personal Capabilities and Having high hopes Of
Making One's dreams Realities in all his Endeavors
Sophomore Class Officers are Valencia James, Norma Singletary, Barrington Pierson, and Felecia Randolph, President.
Gladys Addison Willie Barksdale I'dora Brannum Amu Brockman
Cynthia Clinkscales Ernest Coleman Natalie Cooper Mammie ). Douglas
Keith Dudley LooBirdie F.ldridge Julius Frasier Tracey Gadsen
The men of Brawlcy-Starks Hall show chat "a clean room is a sign of a clean mind." right guys!!! Frank, you seem a bit surprised to see the camera, didn't you want us to know that you can make your bed just as good as any woman can (Far Left) Meanwhile Lesley "Lep” Bracey looks on to see that the job is done right. "TC" and Mitchell Thompson decide to pitch in and help to get the place in tip top shape.
Troy Glover Beverly Hampton Linda Hudson Valencia James
Pamela Lewis Teresa Montgomery Richard Morris David Moultrie
Priscilla Mungm Jennifer Nowlin Violette Pitts
Velma PriceRhoda Puivu Regina Rainey Iclccia Randolph Gloria Ray
Gail Scott Norma Singletary Carolyn Slater Jackie Spann
Frances Stevenson Btidgette Sullivan Jimmy Sumter Sliaron Swiiutcy
Arthur Thompson William Twitty Maty L Ward Kwajalcyn Williams
Jenell Wilson Eugene Workman Randy Wright Valarie Wright
CUDDLY . . .
After a long hard day of classes, one finds it very relaxing to just lay hack ... relax ... sleep ... and of course eat. Deborah Smith, freshman, displays her relaxation talents by cuddling up on the lobby’s sofa. Better wake up Deborah before Ms. Fulton sees you and sends you off to bed.
Russell Abraham Thomas Addison Christopher Alexander
Leroy Anderson frank Avenger Joseph Benson Willum Boyd
FRESHMEN . . .
Calling themselves the "new intellectuals" members of the freshman class enjoyed challenging experiences. They excelled in such academic challenges as the quarterly Quiz Bowls.
Alexander Burton, liugcnc Workman.Jimmy Washington, and Thomas Addison, pictured right to left appear to be in a Russian stand off as they ponder the next series of moves in a game of chess. Other champions of chess were Anthony Eckford. Carious Taylor. and Robert Smith.
Other forms of stimulating relaxation were crosswords and other type puzzles, map drills etc.
Byron Brown Queen Brown
Sherwood Brown Alexander Burton
Donna Burton Horace Butler Stan Canty Donna Davis
BIG EATERS . . .
In addition to being thinkers, members of the- Freshman Class were also BIG HATERS". Leroy Anderson, and Charles ”CC" Dinkins were premiere "gobblers". Other BIG EATERS” were Velma "Bena" Johnson. Patricia Fat" Nelson and Pamela Smiling. Among the fellas were Greg Williams and David Crawford.
Meals were varied, generally delicious and always nutritional. It didn't really matter what was on the plate. Just leave it to "CC". lie'll eat it all.
Frances Davis Joseph Davis Patftfia Davis Caiolyn I)cas
Betty Dxs Ronnie Dixon Pamela Dohson Pallida IXie
Ronald Douglas Tyrone Duiant Anrhonv Ft lend lifenda Evans
Allivon George Fredrick Golden Crystal Green
Murray Gregg Free Hardy Devon no Harrington Norman Hill
Carol Huggins Darlene Hunt Jeffery Jackson Mac belle Johnson
Vanessa Johnson Velma Johnson arnulLa Kingston Hansel Little
WOMANHOOD . ..
Being Freshmen wasn’t all that bad. especially if you were a freshman female. Females got all the attention from the upperclassmen males. Of course, most freshmen had been warned in the "little down home" orientation talks to keep their minds on study, not the other "distractions” along the way. Too bad fellas. Like all campuses. Morris College has it's (amptti u olvts and like all campuses, most girls were too smart to fall for some of the weak raps" put down by some of the fellas.
Actually, freshmen women realized that they had to hold up their end of the banner of finer womanhood. They did. Right: Kathy Townsend. Crystal A. Green, and Devon Harrington exhibit the smiles of the women ot today and tomorrow.
Derrick I.ouAllen Daniel Mavsenburg Judy McCrae
Vond McCrac Antonio McCall Mary McClain Ricky Monroe
lawn Myers Prentiss Myers Patricia Nelson Isaac Odom
Renee Parker Chandra Pegues Rosetta Dingle Linda Ragin
Vanessa Ragin Vivan Reatnes
Roben Reaves David Reagan
Maxine Roberts Dons Roscbourgh Carolyn Smglctarv Margurite Singleton
Kenneth Smalls Deborah Smith Sharon Smith Sonya Smith
Pamela Smilmi; Annette Stewart Patricia Stewart
Pattkia Smokes Theresa Thompson Kjlhy Townsend Calvin Turner
Ronnie Walker Jimmy Washington l.asctta Washington Charlene Warren
Waymond Wlmlield Shawn Wilder Janice Witherspoon Tlioinascnc Hurgess
Time for Freshmen and New Student Orientation. We wondered why this activity was not scheduled along with the upperclassmen. After going through the process, we understood why. Talk about long lines, and forms after forms after forms to fill out. Registration was an experience m itself. In the photo at the right, freshmen report to the auditorium to the Admissions and Records Station to start the process.
______________.1983 ORIENTATION: PRES HAS TALK WITH MY PARENTS
AN INTERESTING CHAT
Freshman Orientation began with Parent's Orientation. A special assembly program designed to share information with parents of new students was held on a lovely Sunday afternoon. Parents received information from the President on what the college expected from them and their children. The college philosophy and rules and regulations were explained carefully (including curlew) No acting up from us; 'cause mom and dad knew the score. Afterall, they heard it all from the Pres' himself.
Photo (Left) Mentors listen attentively to orientation information, while (above) The President is greeted and congratulated by parents.
SERVING lift EXIT
CHOW TIME . . .
A lime to eat. actually three times a day to eat. From delicious heavy stuff like rice and potatoes to light tender morsels from the salad bar. Mr. Kmght. the Food Services Manager, did all that he could to make a meal truly a meal.
Special events included an Hawaiian Feast, a raincd-oui Picnic (We had to move inside.) and special Christmas and Thanksgiving dinners. Receptions. drop-ins. banquets and travel hags for the athletic teams were all provided by Knight and Company.
Interestingly enough, there wasn't a whole lot of the usual Complaints about the dining hall. Must have been something in the air. or maybe in the food. On well, it was nice.
Photos: Top. Julius Frasier gives a "Would you care to join me look" as he exits the serving line; while Right—"Guess who's coming to dinner'”
toTop Left—Loretta Coleman gives a "yum yum" grin while devouring a plate of wild rice. Top Right—Norman Hill (left) and Randy Wright moving on down the line; while (left) Camalah Ashe. Sharon Moses and Cecelia Prince engage in a little table talk. Actually, the discussion was centered on the question of what we will have to chew next time.
In addition to being mealtime, the dining hall provided a time to socialize, exchange study ideas, and just plain relax.
CLASS TIME ...
From Algebra to Algorithmic functions; Biological Science to Genetics; Sociology to Social Science Seminars; I luman Growth and Development to Practicum in Education. Introduction to Business to Statics and Accounting, classes were classes.
Sometimes challenging, sometimes not. but always rewarding. Instructors lectured, led dialogue discussions, gave assignments on top of assignments, conducted fact-finding field trips and gave individual attention (very important to most of us.). No one word can describe the classes at Morris College.
The experiences in lab differed greatly from voice and piano, yet all had the common goal of getting us ready for the world ahead. Once the semester ends, it's time to do it all over again.
Top. Dr. Osvaldo Mier and Eddie Gore in one of Dr. Mier's interesting math classes. Top Right—Instructor Gregory Thompson gives helpful pointers to student Cynthia Price; while Right—Dr. Kadman All teaches Anatomy. On the next page. Top. Stanley Marshall and Gwendolyn Me Dow confer on class assignments. Bottom—life in Algebra.
•»$STUDY TIME . . .
Question: Is there ever a time that's not study time when you are in college? Answer: N'ot really. And so it was with us. We were admonished to take every possible minute and convert it into useful time for study. Some of us did. Some of us didn't. All of us should have.
liven though all work and no play makes Jack a dull boy and Jill a dull girl, after a while you get use to realizing that even play can be a learning experience, a practicum for how to get along with others, be it on the basketball court or on the campus lawn.
Right—Gerald Tomlin and friend, ponder various references in the Learning Resources Center, while. Below. Joyce Boyd takes a few helpful math hints from Mrs. Annie Curtain.
,------- Aside from the Learning Resources Center, favorite study spots included in the residence halls (of course), study rooms in the academic buildings, campus lawns, and the student center.
Group study, one on one tutorials, and all alone were common. Study time was serious time. Life is serious. Study prepares us for life.
Above Left. Michael geo it together in the Learning Resources Center, while Above. Kimberly Ku liev, budget! Whitington, and Sylvia Warren use the quiet tranquility oi the Science Library for wrapping up class assignment Gary Williams. Left, prefers the quietness of study ing alone to prepare for class in World Civilization
SA TIME TO RELAX ...
Relaxation was always a cime to look forwai to. From diverse conversation in the lunch line i piano playing in the music room, to relaxing the dormitory, to chit-chat on the campus lawi to baseball and basketball, to Greek shows, etc after a long day of study and classes, it was tim to relax.
Interestingly, sometime the greatest joy of rt laxation was felt in solving problems, participat ing in extra-curricular activities and being on ai assembly program.
Some of us enjoyed intramurals, touch foot ball and volleyball. Others enjoyed the "soaps evening television, and TV jui shows. Dancing and romancing were also in.
Above—Joseph Davis relaxes by playing Lx the (impel Choir; while Top Right. Valerie Wright gives a pleasant grin while relaxing in the residence hall Right—"Let's Hear it Cor the Boys" Davrd Ragm. Michael Garland. Ronnie Dixon. Sylvia Warren (oops tlie boys') and liugene Workman enjoy the tun and relaxation of a lively discussionnnnnv!
Cynthia Stoddard engates Phillip Brown in a spirited discussion on Women's Killies. Phi! has some definite ideas on the nutter Below— Rcnca Parker relaxes in the Media Center prior to practice for an assembly program Bottom—WK)I, ANYONE' Nothing like a quick game of nine-ball for Gilbert Sumter. Andre Dyson and Ed JenkinsPHOTOS G-A-L-O-R-E . . .
Getting set to start a new year? Not possible without your student I.IX To Right—Ada Boynton member of the Student Affairs Staff, positions a new student for an I.IX The student 1.1), was the official "clout" Card for everyone. With it entrance was gained with case to campus functions such as cultural events, and socials; as well as to basketball games. The I.IX was a companion to the meal card and the library card, essential for all the essentials of making college life fun.
Everyone enjoyed getting pictures made. The SGA sponsored student packets, the yearbook staff sponsored packets for graduating seniors in their graduation regalia, while the senior class sponsored photos for the Miss Sweetheart Pageant. Not to mention campus photographers Beryl CaSandra Johnson. Dale Davis. Jarone Williams. David Dixon and Diane Curtain were super. Ik-low—Linda "Cindy” Scott goes over photo arrangements in last year's annual.
49Carolus Taylor—B.M.O.C.. H.N.I.C., Etc. In 1983. the student body voted tor the "tearless leader" tor 1983 84.
Carolus Taylor, a senior Social Studies Major, interested in becoming a lawyer, was the top vote getter.
A native of Sumter. S.C. Carolus attended Morris tor tour years as a member of the Special Services Program l'pward Bound Program before enrolling as a freshman in 1980.
His interests are politics, governmental affairs, international relations and law. He was a mem-
ber of the Social Studies Club. Gospel Choir. Pre-Alumni and Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. A devout Christian, he also worked with the Baptist Student Union and Sunday School, and he sang on the Gospel Choir.
"1 found being SGA President a challenge." he said, "yet it was a pleasure being the chief advocate for the student body."
In appreciation for his long, productive affiliation with the student body. President Richardson presented him with a Presidential Citation at the Awards Banquet.
As SGA President. Carolus served on the President's Cabinet, delivered an address to the student body, served as student representative at official functions, brought greetings at the Thanksgiving Rally, coordinated the student fundraising drive, and much, much more.
Big Man On Campus, H.N.I.C. "Good Old Boy" etc—Tenderhearted and level headed, fair and friendly—when it comes to SGA Presidents, we had the best in CAROLUS TAYLOR.
STUDENT GOVERNMENT ASSOCIATION Swted—Terrence Wright, Carolus Taylor, and Edward Williams Standing—Robert Spates, Robert Smith, Troy Glow. Dana Williams and Joseph Bry son
LOTS OF ACTION
The Student Government Association was number one this year.
SGA kicked off the year with an SGA student body assembly and concluded with SGA Weekend. What a year we experienced in between.
Student organizations were instrumental in the student body drive for $3000 as our participation in the annual Thanksgiving Rally, the college's major fundraising activity. With SGA's leadership, the goal was surpassed.
Periodic meetings with class presidents and
organization representatives also led to coordinated projects by many student groups.
Some of the happiest times were Saturday Nights at the Movies. SGA brought some really good ones this year.
Students were represented on most major standing committees of the college. SGA made sure that as many students as possible participated.
SGA also helped with drawing up new rules and regulations for student conduct. Menu selections for Campus Chefs were greatly enhanced by representation of the Food Service Advisory Committee.
Students were able to purchase portraits through an SGA sponsored activity which doubled as a fundraiser.
SGA also was the Co-Sponsor of the Annual Coronation of Miss Morris College.
And the list could go on and on. Congratulations Carolus and Company for a great year!!!
Row 1—1 moment Robinson. Terri Thompson. Carolyn Dunson and Norma Singletary.
Row !—Cynthia Warren. Jacqueline Jacobs, jnd Priscilla Robinson.
Row J—Kenneth Dickey. Prentiss Myers, Arthur
Thompson and Carious Taylor
Row I—Troy Glover, and Fredrick Golden
Row I—Stacie Reid. Cynthia Warren, and Tern Thompson.
Row 2—Terrence Wright. Kenneth Dickey and Joseph Bryson
Row 1— Imogene Robinson. Tern Thompson. Carolyn Dunson and Norma Singletary.
Row 2—Cynthia Warren. Jacqueline Jacobs, and Priscilla Robinson.
Row J—Kenneth Dickey. Prentiss Myers. Arthur Thompson and Carious Taylor.
Row 4—Troy Closer and Fredrick Golden.
Row 1-HToj) I.cfc) Barrington Pierson. Shawn Munford and Troy Glover. (Below Left) Dr. Micr (Advisor). Beverly Scott. Judy Gee. Patricia Jones and Felecia Randolph.
Row I—Dr R. Ali (Advisor). Carolyn Williamson, Jacqueline Jenkins. Patricia Jones. Veoletta Williams. Randy Wright Row 2—Maggie Johnson. Machclle Johnson. Beverly Zimmerman. Cynthia Stoddard and Yvette Palmer.
Rands Boyd. Darryl Willia, Dorctlu Williams. Eric Hardy. Micheal Garland. Jerry Gainey and Donald Geddis
BIOLOGY CLUBRow 1—Carmen Bethea, Came Simon, Everlyn Myen, Imogenc Robin ton. Shamaine E. Johnton. Darlene Hunt, and Angela Pollard-Row 2—Celewe Boiler, Beny Divu, Anne Smith. Vaneua Lancaster, Henrietta Shaw, Deborah Fro« and Reynold Tisdale.
NATIONAL STUDENT BUSINESS LEAGUE (NSBL)
Row l—Tern Thompson. Brenda Washington, and Arlene Green Row 2—Cecelia Prince, Mitchell Adgers and Linda Scott.
STUDENT NATIONAL EDUCATION ASSOCIATION (SNEA)SOCIAL STUDIES CLUB
MORRIS COLLEGE LISTING
OF WHO'S WHO STUDENTS
Jeanette A McBride
Annie Hall Smith
WHO'S WHO AMONG AMERICAN COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES Left to Right—Kenneth Armstrong, Cecelia Prince. Camalah Ashe, Judy Gee. Edward Williams, and Carious Taylor.
FRONT ROW-Valencia James. Sophia Latimore. Cic lous Taylor. Jacqueline Jenkins. Patricia Jones and Judy Gee.
SECOND ROW—Troy Glover. Doniu Bowser, Vanessa Lancaster. Shawn Munford. Priscilla Robinson. Dotetha William, Beverly Zimmerman.
TOP ROW Robert Hunter, Teressa Marshall and Wesley Crawford.
BRAWLEY-STARKS HALL SENATE
FRONT ROW—Jeffrey Jackson and Sluwn Munford TOP ROW—Robert Hunter. Troy Glover and Darryl Ingram
57MORRIS COLLEGE CHORALE
Inc Stewart Dorctha William Thelma Wilder Larlcnr Williamson l.injj A Greene
James Hill Daniel Ma enburg Harry Montgomery Richard Montgomery Robert Spare
Buniom- Bui i
Michael W Thompson
Charle Brown Greg Brown
1983-84 CHORALE MEMBERS
Valerie Battle Anita J Brockman Jacquelyn Dickey Wanda M Er tn A!li on George acharettc Gillard Darlene Hunt Renee llutchinvon I'aliner JolinSOA Maclielle Johnson Renea Parker Ginger Waiter Jackie Wi e
Carmen A. Bethea Beverly A Brook Debra Dixon Roxctta Dingle Brenda Evan Jacqucltn Godbold Lynctte Move
Lionel Daney Kenneth Ford Thorna Henderson
Jame Brown Juliu Cook Ronald Douglas
8MORRIS COLLEGE GOSPEL CHOIR
Row I—Terri Thompson. Oil Hampton. Loretta Patrick. Valencia James. Imogen Robinson. Bcserly Hampton, Earle ne Williamson, and Lottie Jenkins
Row 2—Gladys Addison. Vanessa Lancaster. Stacie Reid. Ella Mae Williamson. Theresa Thompson. Gwendolyn Me Dow. Linda Richbow. Patricia Jackson. Judy Gee and Marcella Grate. Row 5—Horace Butler. Tommy Burgess. Stanles Canty. Christopher Alexander. Kenneth Dickey. Fredrick Golden, Arthur Thompson and Calvin Turner
ALPHA KAPPA MU NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY (AKM)
Bottom—Angela Pollard. Canulah Ashe. Ann McBride Top—Carious Taylor and Edward Williams
PERCEPTIBLE DANCE GROUP
Seated—Dorcilu Williams. Devon Harrington. Bridget Sullivan. Kathy Townsend and Debra Smith.
Standing—l.oubirdie Bridge. Palmer Johnson. Lynette Moses. Regina Rainey and Pamela Smiling.
Row 1—Arlene Green, Tercssa Marshall. Edward Wiliams Row 2—Vanessa Lancaster. Dorctha Williams Row J—Troy Glover, Phillip Brown and Michael Thompson Left Picture—Robert Spates and Sophia l.atimore.
10The members of Xi Rho chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority involved themselves in the betterment of finer womanhood through rendering their services to the local, as well as. college community. The ladies of Xi Rho participated in the March of Dimes Mother's March Against Birth Defects in February. The sorors also sponsored their second annual Jabberwock Contest and a Founder's Day Celebration in conjunction with the Sumter Alumnae chapter and a Founder's Day Observance Assembly which was sponsored by Xi Rho.
The personal, as well as. collective accomplishments of each member, is proof that Delta Women are agents of betterment for society.
DELTA SIGMA THETA SORORITY, INC.
Picture The Sorors lir.fc themsclses in a chain of unity Left to Right—Wanda O Richardson. Arler.e Green. Beverly Zimmerman. Tcrcssa Marshall. Shamaine E. Johnson and Vanessa Lancaster.2
The Ladies of Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority. Inc. involved themselves in such activities as that of helping to support the college in the Mid-Winter Banquet and the Thanksgiving Rally and other college functions. The Ladies of the newly chartered chapter recently celebrated their Founder's Day with a Founder's Day Assembly which proved to be very inspiring. They also participated in civic projects in the community.
In an effort to raise money for the college's two major fundraising projects, the Sorors of Sigma Gamma Rho held car washes, bake sales and their Annual Talent Extravaganza which help cite a variety of talents that existed on the college Campus. The Winner of that event was Mr. John D. Johnson.
The Sorors of Sigma Gamma Kho take time out of their busy schedules to say "C-H-E-E-S-E" for the photographer. Pi ture— Imogene Robinson. Dctoris Robinson and Annie Session.
Lambda Epsilon Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity. Inc. is well known for its excellence and achievements. The fraternity devoted much of its efforts towards the betterment of their brotherhood as displayed through their leadership roles. The brothers bonded themselves together in order to make their annual projects successful.
This year the chapter sponsored their Second Annual Miss Kappa Alpha Psi Pageant in which Miss Tracey Gadscn was crowned Miss Kappa Alpha Psi 1983-81. The Kappas also sponsored a Crimson and Cream Ball. In addition to the pageant and ball the young men also celebrated their Founder's Day with a Founder s Day Assembly held here on the campus.
Picture—Standing Mr Andy Jefferson (Advisor) Terrence Wright. James Brown. James Green, and Mr. Robert Liney (Co-Advisor) Seated—William Twitty. Thomas Henderson. Tyrone Sellers, and Eddie Gore.
KAPPA ALPHA PSI FRATERNITY, INC.
SIGMA GAMMA RHO SORORITY, INC.
62ALPHA PHI ALPHA FRATERNITY INC.
The ladies of Nu Gamma Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc. at Morris College, sponsored such stimulating programs as their Annual Founder's Day Assembly Celebration in which our own Dr. Mary Ver-eem was the Guest Speaker for the occasion. Dr. Vercern in her inspiring message stressed the qualities of finer womanhood and what it meant.
The Nu Gamma Chapter also sponsored their annual Alpha Kappalarity Contest in which the first place honor went to Miss Valeric Battle for her outstanding rendition of Jennifer Holiday's latest single "I am
The sorors of Nu Gamma sponsored a car wash in the spring and attended the Alphs Kappa Alpha Cotillion Ball during May 11.
As someone once stated: "Women of AKA are rare jewels who strive for the better things in life."
Picture—The l.adtcs of AKA display then definition of real sophistication. Left to Right—Wanda Ervin, Valletta Cole. Ttcniettre Jackson. Beverly Scott. I.isa Bethea.Jacquelyn Stoddard. Valerie Rogers. Camalah Ashe, Sharon Moses. Cecelia Prince. Gwendolyn Me Dow. Jennifer Nowlin, and Julia Durant
Xi Epsilon Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc. demonstrated their eagerness for the betterment of the brotherhood by sponsoring their Annual Miss Black and Gold Pageant—In which Miss Jacqueline Godbold was crowned Miss Black and Gold and their Annual Miss Alpha Phi Alpha Pageant in which Miss Palmer Johnson was crowned Miss Alpha Phi Alpha. The young men of Alpha Phi Alpha united themselves in an effort to exchange ideas, meet their goals and to set even bigger ones.
The brothers of Xi F.psilon celebrated their Founder's Day with a Founder's Day Assembly Program in which the guest speaker for the occasion was the Rev. McKinley Washington Jr. who is also a member of the fraterity.
The brothers of Xi Epsilon come together to pose for the photographer.
Picture—Kneeling—Kenneth Armstrong. George Parson. Ronald Barron. Robert Smith and Edward W illiams
Standing—Michael Gars. Garv Kinney. Troy Glover and Phillip Brown■l
Phi Theca chapter of .eta Phi Beta Sorority, Incorporated has this to say about their accomplishments. "This year has been very good for Zeta Phi Beta Sorority. We started the year with a joint effort with the sigmas. This was our annual Miss Blue Revue Pageant. The winners were Soror Donna Bowser Miss Blue Revue 198.3-84. first Attendant to Miss Blue Revue—Soro Jacqueline Jacobs and Second Attendant Miss Jacqueline Dickey. This event was very successful. However, we did not stop there. The following semester, we pledged eight girls. This encouraged us to have a baby contest which was a great success also. Later on in the semester we sponsored another joint affair with the Sigmas. This time it was our Annual Founder's Day Assembly program. Soror Beatrice Sanders served as Guest Speaker for the occasion. This program proved to be very educational as much as it was inspiring. We also took part in the March of Dimes Mother's March Against Birth Defects. We had a great year, but we look forward to an even better one."
The ladies of Pi Theta Chapter of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority take time out of their busy schedules to display their loyalty to their sorority.
Picture—squatting—Audrey Alson Sanding—Jacqueline Jacobs. Beverly Brooks, Valencia James Back row—Donna Bowver anti Thelma Wilder.
Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity. Inc. started their year in a joint affair with the ladies of Pi Theta Chapter of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority Inc. This event was the Annual Miss Blue Revue Pageant. The Iota Zeta Chapter then sponsored their annual Miss Phi Beta Sigma Pageant in which Miss Wanda Strong was crowned Miss Phi Beta Sigma for I98.V84. While Miss Annette Stewart served as First Attendant and Miss Robin Michelle Grant was the Second Attendant to Miss Phi Beta Sigma. The Sigma Pageant was a very delightful affair.
The brothers of Iota Zeta then in a joint effort with the ladies of Pi Theta chapter of Zeta Pin Beta Sorority celebrated Founder's Day with a Founder's Day Assembly.
As stated by one of the men of Sigma. "We too look for a better year ahead."
The Men of Phi lieta Sigma show their serious side.
Picture—Bcnj»min McCrca. Ridurd Morris. Tommy Burgess and Lesley Bracey.
ZETA PHI BETA SORORITY, INC.
PHI BETA SIGMA FRATERNITY, INC.
THE WIDE WORLD OF SPORTS ...
Some of the advantages ol being a sports fanatic around Morris are that you get to travel throughout the states, (there's a free trip to Florida. Georgia anti North Carolina too) free meals (win or lose), and you get to experience the agony of defeat and the thrill of victory.
Sports are real BIG around here. We cheer our teams on to victory regardless to whether or not there's an examination coming up the next day or the next hour for that matter. Team Spirit and
School Spirit are the names of the games.
After a hard week of practice and determination. there were no other necessary ingredients needed for the big VICTORY!!! Win or lose, the Hornets had the spirit and closeness that proved to lx- stronger than that of years before.
Morris College offers a variety of Collegiate Sports. There's Male and Female Basketball. Baseball and Softball for the Women. Male and Female Track and other sports such as Intramural Basketball. Chess and Checkers. Tennis and Touch Football. You name it. We've got it!!!HOT TIMES IN THE
1 lot times in the old town tonight was of the world whenever the I lornets had a home basketball game. Old Garrick-Boykin Gymnasium, its best years way behind it. was affectionately referred to as "The N’est." Doubling as physical education facility and as assembly place for special programs (some pageants and the Thanksgiving Rally) the "Nest” was built in the Mid-Fifties.
Rev. Burns and crew worked hard to keep the old building as up to date as possible, sometimes with amazing results. Regardless of whatever its multiple uses. Basketball dominated from October to February. "Some hot teams, and some hot times."
Right—"Look Out. Everybody! Two points for me!!!" Zelma Lewis shows she can make it happen.
Below—While standing on the "Free Throw" line Zelma whispers to Cynthia, "Don't worry, partner. I will rebound if you miss it" (So hurry up and shoot the ball!!!)
Opposite Page—Donnie Rutledge deals on C.laflin, "I just know I'm going to make this shot, so out of my way!"
C.8BASEBALL PLAYERS . . .
MORRIS COLLEGE BASEBALL TEAM
Kneeling—Darryl Dudley. John Little. David Moultrie. Lesley Bracey, Daryl Ingram. Johnny Gregg. Thomas Addison and Frank Avinger.
Standing—Coach Clarence Houck. Odell Reuben. Terrence Wright. Mitchell Thompson. Clifton Wright. Joseph Bryson. Milton Curry. Frank Goodwin and Gilbert Sumter.
?oMORRIS COLLEGE MALE TRACK TEAM ROSTER
SPRINGING INTO SPORTS . . .
Zack Bowman Jerome Dcas Charles Dinkins Eddie Gore James Green Robert Washington Richard Webb
MORRIS COLLEGE FEMALE TRACK TEAM ROSTER
Cynthia Clinkscaics Carolyn Deas Marian Hudson Debra James Cynthia Nelson Jamice Witherspoon
The Morris College Male Baseball Team and the Female Softball Teams ended their seasons at the beginning of May. The Baseball team coached by Clarence Houck, travelled to Florida. North Carolina and throughout the state of South Carolina.
The baseball team ended their season with a 10 and 15 record. While the ladies travelled throughout the state of South Carolina under the coaching supervision of Mr. Robert Dickey, ending their season with a 7 and 6 record.
Despite the losses we suffered, the Cheerleaders better known as the P-E-O-P-L-F. P-F.-P-P-E-R l'-P-P-F.-R-S were always on the scene to help boost our spirits and keep us on our toes as well as those of others. But all in all the games were SUPER-CALI-FRAGl-LISTIC and we enjoyed the season. The weather was nice. too.
SOFTBALL TEAM MEMBERS
Squalling— Brenda Baxter. Robin Grant jnd Delon Robinson
Standing—Janice Witherspoon. Laura Davis. Janice White. Miriam Hudson and Carolyn Dcas
71RESIDENCE HALL LIFE ...
I.ifc in the dormitories Can be quite an experience. Talk about an experience—try cooping with 150 different personalities all at one time. We worked, socialized, studied, slept, watched television, listened to the BIG DM. and sometimes even played hookie from classes.
Becoming friends with people from various backgrounds can be quite a challenge. Learning to live with that new roommate and putting up with each other s idosyncrasies.
Students helped to maintain peace and harmony in the residence hall through the use of such programs as the Residence Assistant Program. Peer Counseling Program, and the various Senates.
Sometimes it's hard to use the telephones, but we managed to deal with that situation. If the waiting line became too long, then we ran out to the corner booth to make that emergency call home for money or whatever the emergency may have been.
Now everything about dormitory living was not exactly "peaches and cream" we had our problems too so don't think we were perfect.
The biggest problem we had was enforcing the quiet hours that were voted upon by the student body. Quiet hours were from 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. on Sundays through Thursdays. (In fact it actually worked 99.9% of the time too.)
We had monthly house meetings, rap sessions (which were sponsored by the Counseling Center), and Christmas parties too.
Photo— Deborah Host and Darien Hum demonstrate just bow comfortable and I some like residence living can be. Deborah seems so intrigued by whit's £Oni£ on on the set. While Darlene seems ro just want to relax and look dead into the camera Deborah and Darlene are both residents of Legate Hall
Photo—Angela Hudson dec ides to take a few 'sas she studies and work all at the same time Wake up sleepy head before you leak all that which yoo (save studied oot of your head. Angela is a resident of l.c£arc Hall also and she is a work-study student in the dorm also.
Photo— Catching up on the news . or is it the latest in sports The guys of Daniels Hall share the latest and the greatest in the wide world of sports as illustrated in the Sumter Daily Item Robert seems to be all into it While Terry Stanley and James Spann peek over his shoulders to see if the Boston Celtics really beat the Los Angeles Lakers in the NBA Championship . . . Lakers bite the dust.
T2Two quick guess who questions. Someone was seen on the campus on many occasions with her legs comfortably wrapped, worn, and adorned with the leg warmers pictured in the top left photo. Ten seconds to guess who. Someone else is either sleeping on the job or extremely Camera shy. Guess which one and guess who. If those were too hard for you, then try this one: Guess who just broke the scale in the infirmary, and desperately trying to get it fixed before the nurse catches her? For the right answer, check the above photo. To make it tough, we won't call Arlene Green's name.
You can guess the other two on your own.
?5SIGNS or THE
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Viciured above, the (com emtanct infotma-non sign displaying the summer school registra-non. The same message is on the new outdoor bulletin hoard located on the Campus by the learning resources center. Another outdoor board is located by the student Center. To the right, the old landmark (sometimes referred to as the tombstone (or obvious reasons! exhibits a part of the college s history by identifying buildings erected during the early years of the campus' existence.
On the campus, in buildings, on bulletin boards everywhere—that's where they vjttc. Vostets. announcements, ftyers, directives, and good old general info was readily available to all who sought. Vtcsbmen found out very quickly that college was not like bigb school. No loud speakers giving daily news items. toide bom the formal announcements given doling assembly programs, the gieatest source of information was the signs of the times Mtet being cleared by the office of Student Mfaits, notices could be placed on bulletin boards throughout the Campus. The college added greatly to this public display of information by putting bulletin boards around the Campus. And. of course, the from entrance beamed college events and activities to passers-by on North Main Street.
T HALL OF FAME?
While Morris College does not have an athletic hall of fame, we suspect that it might very soon move in this direction. We also believe that a certain two athletes whose numbers appear on the wall of Garrick’Boykin Gymnasium are prime candidates. Sandy Leonard and Tyrone Sellers, two athletes of different phases of the basketball program, different times, and different team positions. But both have the distinction of leading the Morris College Hornets to successful seasons in conference play. Tyrone signed a semi-pro contract this year. And old "Supc" Leonard can play with the best anytime. Photo above is Tyrone's “sign" while at the left, a mean and hungry Hornet.
GOOD BOOK, ANYONE?
According to Cicero, "a room without books is like a body without .1 soul." Helen Keller said that "truly, each book is as a ship that bears us away from the fixity of our limitations into the movement and splendor of life's infinite ocean." Sounds almost like Dr. Relihan or Mrs. Davis in class. The power of reading, from the high tec jargonized stuff to leisure-time fun. is an awesome power when put to good use. At Morris, the best use was read, read some more, and read again.
Often referred to as the essential tool, good books and good reading habits go hand-in-hand. From a well-stocked learning resources center to mini-libraries in the residence halls to the bookstore, opportunities to pick up good books and magazines abounded.
From the books, we went to the bulletin boards to solve problems, to the labs to do experiments, and to the world to serve.
IN MEMORY OF MR. WILLIAM WATTS
Who departed his life June 19, 1984
THE CLASSMATE WE LOST
Had 1 wings !'d fly away Far Away from the land and sea Far away to the billion stats In search of true serenity 1 would leave the kings on earth Tinsel gods who feign divine Pity the prideful lot of man An idiot crop of valentine Much like vermin men survive Lowly, yet since start of time Sickened souls from one to one Spread their curse from wicked main Fear has twisted man uptight Faith has passed him as the breeze Evil's stunned him to the ground
Where he flies among the trees There must be a land beyond Somewhere at the reach of space Where the living are not dead And our hatred has no place Give me wings I'll fly away From this animal human race Let me further search of God 1 would look another place. —Ralph A. Cambell
Will, we ll miss you Yes it's true But in our hearts You'll live forever.
A REFLECTION OF ALL OUR
As you reflect back on all our yesterday’s we hope that you will enjoy the memoirs that we have put together for you. all of the challenges that were given, all the joys, triumphs and the victories . . . all the times that we dared to be different.
The Hornet Yearbook will provide you with a pictorial overview of how we dared to be different ... from the opening Fall Convocation to the Commencement Exercises held in May. We leave you with smiles from all our yesterdays. We reflect on the many accomplishments and set the pace for the new goals for which we have set. We look forward to a future that is as bright as the sun on a hot summer day. as we dare to be different.
May I pause now to acknowledge all those who have supported our efforts. A special thanks to our illustrious president, Dr. Luns C. Richardson, for without him none of this would have been possible.
Mr. J. David Weeks, for his patience, perserverance, dedication and determination. We thank you for all the long hours after work and the many Saturdays you spent helping us to get it all together.
Reminding us of the deadlines and even helping us to meet them. Thank you Mr. Weeks, for you are a rare jewel. To the Hcrff-Jones Publishing Company and the Yearbook Representative, Steve Karelitz for his persistence in steering us in the right direction. And last but not least, the yearbook staff, who worked for hours every afternoon and straight through the summer, in helping to create what we consider our "pride and joy." Though we were sometimes impatient, we took pride in puttng it all together. May you enjoy our hard efforts ... as we dared to be different.
THE HORNET STAFF 1983-84
Arlene Green Doretha Williams Priscilla Mungin
Editor-in-chief Assistant to Editor Typist
Typist Copy Layouts and Features Cynthia Clinkscales
Joseph Byrson Sophia Latimorc Beryl C. Johnson Copy Layouts
Managing Editor Assistant Editor Student Photographer
Layouts Fcaiures Copy Layouts Wayne Frinks Features
Linda C. Scott Robert Washington
Copy Layouts Sports Editor Features
Jacqueline Godbold Teressa Marshall
Typist Copy Mr. J. David Weeks Advisor Copy Layouts
Mr. Tyrone Mitchell • Mr. Steve Karelitz
Photographer Herff-Jones Yearbook Representative
Contributing Photograpbtrs: Walden Harris James Jones Robert Smith Jerone Williams Gilbert Anderson Joseph Richie Dale Davis David Dixon
DR. W.H. NEAL
CHAIRMAN MORRIS COLLEGE TRUSTEE BOARD
80DR. JAMES O. RICH
PRESIDENT, BAPTIST EDUCATIONAL AND MISSIONARY
CONVENTIONDR. LUNS C. RICHARDSON
PRESIDENT OF THE COLLEGEPICTORIAL PROFILE OF OUR LEADER . ..
8 ACADEMIC AFFAIRS
I.cster T. Corley Acting Academic Dean
Dr. Jessie Taylor Coordinator of Academic Services
Margaret Davis Director of Academic Reinforcement
Dr.Mary Vcrccn Director of Academic Reinforcement
Carter J. Frierson Secretary, Academic Dean's Office
Audrey Gibson Secretary. Academic Reinforcement
Director of Admissions and Records
John McCall Recruitment Officer
Gloria M. Scriven Date Entry Clerk
Tonia Harriott Secretary. Admissions and Records
Clara B. Gordon Head Librarian
Dr. Inja Hong Director of Media Center
Joseph Richie Media Assistant
Library Assistant Circulation
Paula Walters Reference Librarian
Myrtle Wright Secretary
Delia Cole Clerical Secretary
Library Assistant Cataloging
Kathy Porter Library Clerk
Dr. George Medan Director of Business Affairs
Wilhelmenia Owens Coordinator of Financial Services and Chief Accountant
Roy Graham Personnel Officer and Coordinator of Business Services
Marlene S. Burgess Cashier
Audrey P. Neal Assistant to the Coordinator of Financial Services
Margaret White Data and Purchasing Clerk
Eva Glover Switchboard Operator
Clopell Rhodes Bookstore Manager and Mailroom Supervisor
Sandra S. Gibson Financial Aid Officer
Marguerite Wilder Assistant to the Financial Aid Officer
Lee II. Burns Coordinator of Buildings and Grounds Services
J- David Weeks Director of Development
Rose Marie Hudson Public Relations Officer
Andy Jefferson Alumni Affairs Officer
Rev. James Blassingame Church Relations Officer
Minnie Washington Secretary
Kim Dingle Secretary
Barbara Williams Development Research AssistantSTUDENT
Eliza E. Black Dean of Student Affairs
Rev. Marion Newton Assistant to the Dean of Student Affairs
Ada L. Boynton Coordinator of Student Activities
Director of Counseling Services Instructor, Division of Education
Kathy Gordon Counselor
Bert D. Lewis College Minister
Secretary. Student Affairs
Robert I.aney Director of Cooperative F.ducation Career Planning and Placement
Robert Lewis Residence Hall Director
Della Keisling College Nurse
Arland Compton College Physician
Alburtus Baker Student Center Manager
Ruthell Muldrow Secretary. Counseling Services
Mary Chandler Residence Hall Director
Addie Fulton Residence Hall Director
Assistant Residence Hall
Clarence Houck Residence Hall Director
89RESEARCH, PLANNING AND GOVERNMENTAL RELATIONS
Director of Research. Planning and Governmental Relations. Title III Coordinator
Rodney Johnson Director. Management Information Systems
Pamela China Johnson Secretary
Daisy Whittlcton Data Entry Clerk
James Gordon Institutional Research Officer
90DIVISION OF SOCIAL SCIENCES, HISTORY AND PRE LAW STUDIES
Chairman and Professor
I)r. Richard T. Bohan Associate Professor
Dr. Michael Brandstadter Associate Prolessor
Dr. Roger Van IXke Assistant Professor
Dr. Patricia Ali Assistant Professor
Ruth F. Baker Instructor
Special Programs Coordinator Counselor
91DIVISION OF HUMANITIES
Dr. Sycd Amanuddin Chairman and Professor
Dr. Franklin D. Colclough Visiting Lecturer
Marie Donovan Assistant Professor
Donna Fisher Instructor
Lincoln King Assistant Professor
Carolyn McKay Visiting Instructor
John Marwick Assistant ProfessorJames Jones Instructor
Dr. Li? Bel! Professor
Dr. Pontheolla T. Williams Professor
Lauretta Milton SecretaryDivision Of Business Administration
Dr. Richard Smith Chairman and Associate Professor
Abigail Busby Webb Instructor
bbenezer Fowler Instructor
Prabhaker Joshi Associate Professor
Leonard R. Thomas Instructor
91Division Of Natural Sciences and Mathematics
I)r. Radman Ali Chairman and Professor
Annie Curtain Assistant Professor
Sara Knuckles Instructor
Dr Osvaldo Mier Associate Professor
Dr. John Perkins Assistant Professor
Gilbert Anderson Instructor
Dr. Richard Creswick Assistant Professor
sDIVISION OF EDUCATION
Dr. Iantha Beckett Chairman and Associate Professor
Dr. Bobby L. Brisbon Associate Professor
Dr. Martha Daffron Professor
Dr. Savira Joshi Professor
Dr. Kathryn Nori Associate Professor
Sylvia Nelson Instructor
96• • •
School Of Religion
Rev. Isaiah Harvey Dean
l)r. L.W. Williams Director of Extensions
Rev. John II. Gillison Instructor
Rev. George Windlcy Instructor (not pictured)
Dr. I.atta Thomas Instructor (not pictured)
97Nina Brown Anita I.awson Dr. Gerald Polinsky
Secretary. Office of the President Secretary. Special Programs Management Specialist
Food Services Staff . . .
Robert Knight Food Services Manager
Some Members of the Dining Hall Staff
Maintenance And Security
SECURITY TEAM left photo t Front Row l.oo I lb Wells and Lucille Williams (Hack Rem-)James Sweat. Iloiace Jackson. Robert Wilson.
MAINTENANCE STAFF Below Roosevelt Wilson. Martin Holman. Golden Monroe. Eugene llorne. A Tindat. William Richardson
MAINTENANCE STAFI Hocrom Oralee Britton. I. II Burns, Marie Boone. Louise Archie. Dora Miller, Ada M Wilson. Ruby M. Burroughs
99Scenes Of Campus
too101Spring Time . . .
In the Spring, a young man's fancy turns to love, or so it seems from the Opposite page photo. Actually it has been found to he true that many a married couple's relationship got its start when boy met girl at college. Whether such will lx- the case with the two on the opposite page, only time will tell.
Above, the rules and regulations of the college are clearly visible to all who enter the campus. i.eft. a little fun on the Legate Hall steps. It won't be long before chow time.
Can you remember where you met your first true love? Morris College, maybe?
Inside Or Out . . .
In short shirt sleeve blouses and shirts, we set out to enjoy the warm temperatures and pleasant skies of’ Spring. It seems as if the campus sprung to life. Activity flourished as students, faculty and staff were seen "on the yard" between classes going from one building to another. At right, warm temperatures outside or not. school work continues on the inside of the learning resources center; or. as shown below, the same is the Case with a little inside recreation at the pool table in the student center.
Above, top. members of the Art for the Elementary School Teacher class making projects for use in future classroom work. Above, Juanita Parrot enjoys the sun. as does Arthur Thompson and others during group study activity.
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Of Work And Play
Some Fun Shots
106TV People .
How would you like to he a TV person' A Max Robinson or Emory King giving the news for a major television network' Not a had idea, you say? Or better yet, how about one of those behind the scenes persons who work the camera, does the research or copy writing? Perhaps a director or producer? All of these opportunities, while previously far away, were at hand to the serious student through the college's newly implemented fine arts major with a concentration in broadcasting and media arts.
This new program was supported with the best physical facilities of any school this size, all very neatly layed out in the media Center.
Students have the option of learning the particulars of visual and audio projection, good newscasting and sportscasting. and the dynamics of being good in the broadcasting field. For those who desired the behind the scenes role, from cameraman to copy researcher and writer, everything was in place. Whichever way you look. TV PEOPLE WE WERE. Daring to be different ...
Photos: Below, learning how to operate the camera. while right, some serious research for broadcasting class. Below right, handling the equipment in the production room.10 )Camp Julia A. Starks
Approximately 150 200 persons visit the campus every Summer as a part of Camp Julia A. Starks. The annual event, organized in 1959 to benefit children ages 6 to 16. is sponsored by the Woman's baptist Educational and Missionary Convention of South Carolina. To the right are members of the Convention at a recent session of the camp, below, campers seem infatuated by the new computer center.
Dr. Mamie M. Coker of Clinton. Woman s Convention President, is Camp Director.
Campers participate in workshops on the Baptist Church doctrines and practices, hold discussion sessions, and participate in workshops. The Camp stresses religion, recreation, and education. Photos arc additional scenes of campers during the last session.
mSome Visitors . . .
Always a huh of activity involving different people from practically everywhere, we thought that a couple of shots of people doing things, visitors from the church, alumni, and educational community would he nice. Ik-low lelt is graduate and professional schools visitation day.
Ik-low right, these foxy ladies are members of the Woman’s Baptist State Convention during Thanksgiving or Mid-Winter Rally. Bottom is members of the Morris College National Alumni Association at Alumni Day tour of the Learning Resources Center.
Planning For New Facilities . . .
Planning for the future growth of Morris College takes careful consideration of a lot of external factors, for example, the economy and the availability of funds from business and industry. Photo to the left shows President Richardson going over the Morris College Campus Master Plan for future physical growth with David Weeks, Director of Development. The two are determining where the new woman's residence hall will be constructed. Below is the architectural rendering of the proposed structure.
Which leads us into the next session of this edition of the Hornet—SPECIAL EVENTS.
The construction of a badly-needed women s residence hall became a reality with groundbreaking ceremonies on September 30. The $1.5 million dorm will honor four women long associated with the college: Dr. Mamie Coker, president of the Women's Baptist State Convention; the late Dr. Anna D. Reuben, a longtime dean and professor: the late Dr. Magnolia Lewis, alumnus and professor; and the late Albcrtha Simmons.
Expected to be completed in August. 1984. the two-story residence will house 186 students.
Students, faculty. Staff, alumni, and friends joined on the occasion to shovel the dirt during the ceremony.
President Richardson reminded the gathering that "Buildings alone do not make a College"; a signal to all that strong academic programs are always top priority. The college chorale provided music.Thanksgiving came, and along with it the annual Homecoming activities. November 21-24 was officially designated as Homecoming Week. Pre-Thanksgiving activities included the Thanksgiving Worship Assembly Program, a I larvest Rally sponsored by the Baptist women of the state, and other activities. On Thanksgiving Day. the Baptist Student Union sponsored a sunrise service. The alumni association had a reception for graduates and friends, and the annual Thanksgiving Rally Program began at 11 a.m. Several thousand persons were on hand for the activities which concluded with the Homecoming parade and dinner.
116THANKSGIVING RALLY IS HUGE SUCCESS .. .
Over $306,000 was raised at the rally program. Dr. E. Edward Jones, pastor of Galilee Baptist Church. Shreveport. Louisiana, and second vice-president of the National Baptist Convention of America, was the guest speaker.
The rally is the college's major fund raiser. Monies raised go for general operations, campus improvements. furnishings, and the endowment fund.
Jones, a native of IX-Riddcn. Louisiana, is a graduate of Bishop College, and holds the IX ctor-atcof Divinity Degree from the United Theological Seminary in Monroe. Louisiana. He greatly inspired the capacity crowd with a sermon entitled The Assurance and Joy of Devine Presence."
Baptist officials from throughout the state and nation were present for the annual activity. The Morris College student body was very active in making the day a success. Carolous Taylor. SGA President, and Lottie Jenkins. Miss Morris College, were program participants. The Chorale and Gospel Choir were superb in their musical renditions. Students served on each of the
Thanksgiving planning committees, and were especially outstanding in providing the traditionally good hospitality to visitors.
Since Thanksgiving is a major time for raising funds, it is important to point out that the student body and the faculty and staff sponsored fund raising drives which netted over $20,000 toward the Thanksgiving Day total. This volun-
tary spirit of giving is most commendable. The photos highlighted scenes from the day s activities. Opposite page shows Baptist officials at the program. The bottom right shows alumni Dr. J.P. Neal and Rev. J.W. Kelly at the alumni reception. Alumni gifts increased again this year.
MORE SCENES FROM A GREAT DAY...
The Homecoming Parade was excellent. Under the direction of staffer Roy Graham, over 100 units were featured representing organizations, churches, and civic groups from all over the state. Parade marshall was trustee and alumnus Alice Stuckey Graves from Bishopvillc.
Chosen as Miss Homecoming was the lovely Miss Angela Pollard. The daughter of Alhdease Pollard of Sumter. Angela is a senior, social studies
major. Attendants to Miss Homecoming were Norma Jean Singletary of Lake City and Marguerite Singleton of Greeleyville.
A lot of fancy steppm- by high school bands, beautiful floats, and you can't leave out the boy and girl scouts, gave us all a thrill as we sat back to enjoy the beautiful procession.
«1 Mid-Winter Banquet . . .
The crowd was as large as ever in the Garrick Boykin Gymnasium for the annual Mid-Winter Banquet Rally. Sponsored by the Baptist Educational and Missionary Convention, the Banquet is the second major fund raiser for the College.
I)r. W.U. Neal, Chairman of the Morris College Board of Trustees, filled in for an absent guest speaker. Dr. Neal combined soul stirring gospel with a call for increased support to Christian education through support for Morris College.
Other program participants included representatives from the Baptist Convention and its auxiliary bodies, civic and political leaders.
Students participated in Banquet activities as Special quests; SGA Officers, newspaper and yearbook editors, campus queens, were included in this cate-gory. Other students attended as representatives of their student organizations and churches. The most outstanding participation came from the Morris College Chorale and Morris College Gospel Choir. The food serving unit, under the direction of staff member Roy Graham, was tops in every way.
Photos Left President Richardson addresses the large crowd. Opposite page (topi. Dr. W II Neal, Banquet speaker Above (top). Colleen Yates. City Councils.Oman, represents the city of Sumter Middle. Bennie Anderson gives greetings from the National Alumni Association, while above. Rev. Charles Jackson speaks for Baptist Auxiliaries.
;JGETTING SET FOR CLASSES...
While not the characteristic "special event", registration and getting ready for classes are well deserving of the designation.
No other experience leaves anyone, faculty or student, with the feeling of going through the process. From check-in. after taking care of financial matters with Dr. Ilcclan. the business manager, to course selection with academic advisers, to course-recording. I D. cards, and check-out. to lunch, supper, home, camjnis strole. or whatever, registration day was quite a day for everyone.
The geratest joy that we received was the news that the process will be easier and quicker next time due to the computerization of the campus.
I ligh tec will arrive and we will never lx- the same.
Plwios The many faces of tf c registration process Oh, whit a day!124Opening
The school year opened with the annual Fall Convocation. This occasion marks the official coming together of the college family. The tone for the school year is set and new additions to the college family are introduced.
President Richardson highlighted the convocation with a keynote address and remarks to the college family. Dr. James O. Rich, president of the Baptist E. M. Convention and Dr. W.H. Neal, chairman of the Trustee Board, also were present to bring greetings.
Honor students. O.R. Reuben Scholars, and Morris College Scholars participated in the processional.
Photos Opposite page—Chief administrators and special guests ate seated on tlie stage, while below, honor students line up tor the processional. Top. Dj.J.O. Rich chats with President Richardson, Acting Dean Lester T Corley, and Dean Isaiah Harvey of the School of Religion left. President Richardson gives keynote
Blood typing, blood pressure screening, eye sight acuity and astigmatism tests, and Kb factor determinations, all by students in the Division of Natural Sciences and Mathematics, were all a part of the annual celebration ol Science-In-Action Week. This activity is by the division and the Biology Club, under the advisorship of Dr. Kadman Ali. Also highlighting the schedule this year were two lectures by guest speakers from the University of South Carolina School of Medicine.
Photo : Right. Dr Ali ukc Wood pressure of student, while below. "Ouch!!" iv the word during blood typing procedure.
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Dr Charles Ham. of the Department of'
N'europsvchiatrv aJ behavioral Science, dis cussed treatment of Schizophrenia with a student assembly; while Or. H.L. Amnia of the Department of Biochemistry, discussed ' Sickle Cell Anemia”. Both of these lecturers were from the L'.S.C. School of .Medicine.
Also included in Science-In-Action activities
was a health seminar. Serving as panelists for the seminar were nursing and medical students from I'.S.C. with respondents and discussion leaders being members of the Morris College student body, including members of the Biology Club.
Phoeos below Classroom and laboratory scenes in the Science building
12’Exciting Guest Lecturers . . .
Highlighting the school year were inspirational sermons, lectures, speeches, messages from dynamic individuals of great accomplishments. Bishop Frank Madison Reid. Jr., the presiding prelate of the Seventh Episcopal District, state of South Carolina was the first speaker in the President's Lecture Series. Other distinguished individuals in this series were the Rev. Isaiah Harvey. Dean of the Morris College School of Religion, and the Honorable I. Dcquincey Newman. South Carolina's First black senator since reconstruction. James Solomon. Jr., alumnus, was appointed the second black to head a state agency, when he became Commissioner of the South Carolina State Department of Social Services. He spoke for Honor Day.
1985-84 was the inaugural year for the Raymond Schwartz. Jr. Seminar on State Government. The seminar series brought governmental leaders, including state representatives Isaac Joe and Samuel Foster, both Morrisites. Charleston Mayor Joseph P. Riley, Comtroller General Earle Morris, and several
others, most outstanding being Circuit Judge Ernest Finney. Jr.
United States Senator Strom Thurmond made a special address during American Education Week and was honored by the college with the Honorary Doctor of Humanities Degree. He spoke on the theme "A Strong Nation Needs Strong Public Schools".
Dr. Charles G. Adams, pastor of the Hartford Memorial Baptist Church. Detroit. Michigan, made his annual journey to the college to preach for Religious Emphasis Week. Other speakers included Rev. W.B. McMahand. pastor of Flat Rock Baptist Church, Piedmont, S.C. and Rev. George P. Windley. pastor of Ebenezer Baptist Church. Mannining, S.C. Other religious notables to speak during this school year were Dr. W.P. Diggs, pastor of Trinity, Baptist Church, Florence. S.C. who spoke for the School of Religion Closing Convocation, Rev. Bert D. Lewis. College Minister, Thanksgiving assembly speaker; Rev. Marion Newton, pastor of Jehovah Baptist Church. Sumter, Christmas Assembly speaker; and President Richardson, Easter assembly speaker.
Our lives were greatly enriched by these exciting role models, and the many others who spoke for us this year. Photos: Top is Judge Finney at the government lecture series, while Left is Dr. Charles G. Adams. Religious Emphasis Week speaker.THE WORLD OF WORK...
What better v.n to prepare ourselves tor the real world of work then work itself?
Such is the Case with the College Work Study Program. An important part of the financial aid program at Morris College, a large percent ot the student body was involved in the program through assignments to various campus jobs.
According to the Work Studv Manual, the College Work Studv Program (CWSP' came into existence under the authority of the Economic Opportune Act of 1961. The l‘X»S Higher Education Amendments transferred the authority for the program to the Higher Education Act of I‘X 5. C W SP is federally funded and is designed to provide work opportunities for students in order to enable them to earn funds for meeting educational expenses.
In addition, it is possible for students to gain work experience in their areas ol academic and non-academic interest. The college also benefits substantially from employment ol CWSP students.
Students involved in the program must meet all the federal requirements for receiving linan-Cial aid
Above. Ella Mae Williamson and I.inda Rich-bow ponder assignments while at work in the media center, while below, the ever faithful Sonya Smith is an exemplary CWSP student assigned to the'Office ol Student Affairs.
At Morris College, work study is more than financial aid; it is personal preparation lor the world of work.
The warm fellowship of the college experience is enough to give everyone a better experience through exposure to fellow students from different backgrounds and wide experiences.
With approximately 90£ of our peers from within the state of South Carolina, the richness of the state added to the richness of our students. From little villages like McBee and Bethune. to larger communities like Dillon. Greeleyville. and Mayesville; little towns like Kingstrcc. Ilartsville. Cheraw. and Camden; small cities like Sumter. Florence, Newberry, and Aiken; and larger metropolises like Columbia. Charleston. Greenville and Spartanburg.
We felt good about where we were from and looked anxiously ahead to where we were going.
These college experiences taught us to keep abreast of current events. There was war in Labanon and Granada. The distinguished Dr. Benjamin E. Mays, a noted educator, passed. A black woman. Vanessa Williams, became the first of her race to win the Miss America Contest. Two black astronauts. Guy Buiford and South Carolina's own Ronald McNair, flew into space in the Shuttle Program. Dr. McNair, an honorary alumnus, came back to the campus to share slides of his space voyage.
Photos, on the opposite page top. Vanessa Lancaster tesiews bulletin board exhibit on I r Mays f ar left, a cultural enrichment scene featuring out students.
At right, Ms Wilder in the financial aid office provides assistance in filing out financial aid application Top. big smiles from Doreatlu Williams and Kenneth Die key. while at left. Ress James Tindal and Charles Davis have a brief chat in the School of Religion office.
ACADEMIC EXPERIENCES ...
Academic experiences ranged from exhibiting typing skills to maintaining experiments with rats or mice in the lab. From art class to studying in groups Sometimes fun. other times, quite boring, these experiences enriched us fuller and productive future lives.
The college continued its daring to be different approach to survival by expanding the curriculum with an even greater emphasis on career awareness and preparation. Areas of growth included expansion of the computer information science program, early childhood education, pre-professional concentrations in allied health and law to mention the beginnings of gerontology. And the list could go on ...
BAKER’S PLACE . ..
Anybody for a game of Billiards.-' The student center provided the place for Morris College's version of Minnesota Fats. The pool tabic was always available for those desiring to sharpen skills with a quick bank shot or an eight ball in the corner pocket.
Aside from recreation, the student center also was a great place to lounge out after a long day of classes and work study. Operated with the assistance of the South Carolina Commission for the Blind. Mr. Alburtus Baker, and his lovely assistant. Jeannette Moses, were always happy to assist us in every way.
The center also provided us the opportunity to get an in-between-meal snack or to cure the late night "munchies".
041.15MAIL CALL ...
Second only to the dining hall, the bookstore mail room was a very busv place. From the pur chase of books and supplies, and other Morris College novelties, to the endless inquiries of
Did I get a letter today?", the bookstore was the place to go everyday (except Sunday and during chapel hours). Students were assigned mailboxes at tile beginning of the year. Losing our combi-
nations occurred frequently; Mr Rhodes, the manager, was always available to help out.
Fond memories of the old campus abound during visits by alumni and others associated with the college m the past. The buildings of the campus art-rich in historical and cultural heritage. At top is the Academic Hall, often referred to as the Academic Building. Above is Legate Hall; while to the right is the Richardson-Johnson Learning Resources Center and Neal-Jones Fine Arts Center.
THE OLD AND THE NEW
The mini-catalog says that the campus is "a thirty-three acre tract of natural beauty and quietness. The moderate climate and attractive grounds combine with a warm, friendly atmosphere to create a pleasant setting for study and recreation." Sounds good to us.
Under the present administration, the college is in the midst of a building program that already has seen extensive renovations, and the construction of a new library and fine arts building, and a new women's dormitory which should lx- completed by the time you get to read this.
A certain blend of the old and the new, a clean Campus which is well kept, a certain pride we take in knowing that when it comes to physical improvements. the best is yet to come, and a chance to be a part of this daring to be different in physical development is great.
We saw the Campus master plan in Mr. Weeks' office. All we can say is "wow!'' some of these other campuses had better look out. Dr. Richardson got us on the go!
Left photo is Wilson-Booker Science Building; below is Emson Administration Building.
I 9WORKING PEOPLE ALL THE TIME ...
»EXPLORING THE WORLD OF MEDIA...
Need a video (ape. audio reproduction, photos developed.-' Everything related to the world of media arts was available to us by taking the elevator or the stairs to the third floor of the Richardson-Johnson Learning Resources Center. Housing a fully-equipped television and radio production area, we got practical exposure and use of the latest in media production.
Other areas contained in the media center were facilities for reproduction, photo lab and darkroom, audio visual equipment, and the academic computer Center.
We will begin broadcasting on a Campus based frequency from our own radio station next year.
Visitor from throughout were greatly impressed by what we have to offer. This is what daring to be different is all about.
145IT HAS COME ...
It was a time for strengthcn-old skills for some, and a time for developing new skills for others. The age of the computer had arrived at Morris College. A new system, officially dubbed as the "Management Information System" (MIS), was installed and members of the administrative staff continued with training in how to most effectively use the new system. Every major office on the campus received at least one terminal.
Rodney Johnson, director of MIS, along with representatives of Digital Equipment Company, conducted workshops for the staff of the offices involved.
The new system will increase administrative efficiency, while at the same time bringing to Morris College the computer capability comparable to any institution of its size.
The academic components were put in place in line with the college's goal of computer literacy for every student that attends.
Photos are scenes of the workshop for members of the staff of Business Affairs conducted by DEC consultants. Photo on the opposite page suggests strongly that computers supplement, not replace, good teaching. WE WHOLEHEARTEDLY AGREE!!
144MORRIS COLLEGE VAX 11 750
MORRIS COLLEGE ACADEMIC AND ADMINISTRATIVE COMPUTER
IF YOU CAN READ THIS MESSAGE THANK A TEACHER
u DARING TO BE DIFFERENT . . .
ADVANCED TECHNOLOGY IS THE NAME OF THE GAME ...
Talk about sophisticated equipment... just take a look at this—the latest in Audiovisual Equipment. All the necessities for a future in broadcasting (both Radio and Television), filmmaking. photography, compugraphics and the list goes on and on.
In a dynamic society such as ours, everyone "dares to be different." From Aerospace Technology to Zymology. we dare to be different in each and every aspect of life. Setting the pace, and yet, daring to be different. At Morris, we have the opportunity to prepare ourselves for the challenges ahead. Daring to be different ... as we dare to take on life's challenges.
Above—Judy Gee develops pictures in the Dark Room of the Media Center. From the look on Judy's face, she's not too pleased with her finished products. Maybe next shot huh Judy!
Talk about Compugraphics ... yes it's really much more advanced than it sounds. Here we sec Junior. Loretta Patrick lifting her head to take a peck away from the terminal. Could she be writing the program for the upcoming election? Or could it be that she's researching to find a Cure for the common cold? Or could it be that she's trying to send a message to the Dining I iall "It's time for a change of TASTE!!!" Now that we can use.
On the opposite page wc vee Celestinc Howard demonstrating her technological know how in dealing with the Audiovisual li |uipmcnt
With all those plugs and buttons, you would think that CcleWine was about to launch "Spec Challenger III "
LEARNING FROM PEOPLE . ..
S THICK I. Y ACADEMICS ...
I low do we learn.' Well, there arc many theories by great educators throughout the ages. At
Morris College we learn in practically every way—by doing, precept and example, being together and other ways much to numerous to learn. High-tec is in. but liberal arts is the only way to go. Iligh-tec is mechanical, liberal arts adds the human touch.
No machine can take the place of a warm, caring human being—a teacher made of flesh
and blood, knowledge and love. We learn from people!!
Below Robert Washington and Kathy Ross in Science class. It's exam time of course. Bottom left, how do we learn is vividly presented on a bulletin board in the music studio, while, bottom right. Barbara Lloyd learns by doing in math.left Top—We see just how fascinated and eager (he students at Moim arc to learn about high-tee .Jackie Jacobs watches as Sandra demonstrates |ust how easy solving math problems can be with just the push of a few buttons Below—"The state of (he Arts' this is surely a phrase that every student who has taken, is taking, or will be taking Humanities should be familiar with Literature. Arc ami Music all rolled into one "full course (subject) not a meal. Though its something to swallow alright It must be test time as these students line up m a nice neat row in the lecture lull of the WBSB. Must be a real challenge as Barline Williamson gives the look of I know iliac answer'' now what is it.
Bottom l.elt—Could it be a course in Chalcography' Or maybe the fun-darnentalsof drawing, or Art for the lilemcntary School Teacher ' No. its really a course in Algebra and Trigonometry It sutes looks like lots of fun Otherwise Dr. Perkins wouldn't lie standing over Rosalind with a ' big happy grin" on his face. I wonder how she does it' Distinguishing the Y axis from the "y" axis is a difficult task for some. No. Rosalind s really a bright student, and besides. she's got a great instructor, too.
Left—Art tor the Elementary Tocher is just one of the many classes tliat advance the minds of the Education Major. Sylvia Hunter and Linda Green let then imaginations run wild when they decided to create a paper horse and Margo, a doll made out of apples Art for the Elementary Teacher enables aspiring teachers the opportunity to try new and different ideas to pass on to their future students That's daring to be different!
from full-time student to part-time secretars Ella Mae Williamson seems to have her hands full Students like Ellamae Williamson, have the opportunity to work in offices as work-study students This opportunity gives the students the experience needed fot the real world of work Advanced opportunities for the future arc what they are described as by most students.
From a small pocket calculator to a TRS-80. Wow what a jump' Students muionng in Computer Science in conjunction with Business Administration are able to practice and even go as far as almost perfection'" Carolyn Davis, a member of Dr. Smith s Data Processing Class, makes fun with the computer as she show how graphics arc used on a computer Carolyn dares to be different'!!
150Electa I-awson seems to enjoy nuking potatoc paint. tiling the real potatoes and water color. Elrcta shows how artistic die Can be by making a collage. This is just one of the many excercises tlut can be used in the Att foe the Elementary School Teacher Mr King. Instructor of the course, finds new and different ways to make the class interesting, as well as, informative.
A serious mind, young man. who could ask for more. Esau Green is all about learning more and developing his mind to the fullest Physical Science seems to be the right subject to start the day with Students ate no longer taking simpler classes, today's students are much more eager to get into the difficult ones Now tlut's Daring to be Different"'SENIOR SUPERLATIVES 1983-84
MOST RELIGIOUS MALE AND FEMALE Wesley Crawford and Miraim Brown
BEST DANCER MALE AND FEMALE Jerry Hilton and Audrey Wages
MOST ATHLETIC MALE AND FEMALE Tyrone Sellers and Evelyn Myers
MOST GENTELMEN-LIKE and MOST LADY LIKE Milton Curry and Miriam Brown
MOST SCHOOL SPIRIT Carious Taylor and Carmen Bethea
MOST BUSINESS-LIKE MALE AND FEMALE Michcal Thompson and Anna McNcalMOST LIKELY TO SUCCEED MALE AND FEMALE MOST TALENTED MALE AND FEMALE
Carious Taylor and Angela Pollard John D. Johnson and Georgia Briggs
MOST DEPENDABLE MALE AND FEMALE Carious Taylor. Anthony White and Cynthia Warren
MOST TALKATIVE MALE James Spann
MOST HUMOROUS MALE AND FEMALE Aldin Mitchell. James Spann. Beverly Brooks and Audrey Wages
MOST POPULAR MALE AND FEMALE Carious Taylor and Lottie JenkinsMOST STUDIOUS MALE AND FEMALE Joseph Bryson, Anna McNeal and Cynthia Warren
BEST ALL AROUND MALE AND FEMALE Carious Taylor and Evelyn Myers
QUIETEST MALE AND FEMALE Benjamin McCray and Carolyn Dunson
The Graduating Class of 1984 THE CLASS OF 1984
Candidates for the Bachelor of Arts Decree
Donna Maria Bowser Social Studies Whitmire
Alice Mane Bracey Liberal Studies Bishopville
Georgia Mae Briggs Liberal Studies Rimini
Miriam Howard Brown, Magna Cunt LauJt English Florence
Roberta Brown Religious Education Sumter
Martha Ann Butler Socu! Studies Sumter
Ansaleta Y, Cameron. Cum LauJt Political Science Histoty Scranton
Joyce A Copeland Social Studies Timmonssille
Jannie L Coplin Social Studies Sumter
Wesley Crawford Social Studies Mount wile
Kenneth W. Duncan Liberal Studies Steclton. P A.
Carolyn Mane Dunson Social Studies Dillon
Jerry Lee Hilton Liberal Studies Greeleyville
Laddie Howard Social Studies Oswego
Gwendolyn I-a net Jackson Liberal Studies Sumter
Lottie Bell Jenkins. Cum LauJt Liberal Studies Hardees tile
Shelia Delores Jenkins Social Studies Eutawville
Debra Moody. Cum l iuJt Social Studies Sumter
Kathy Morgan Social Studies Blair
Alma O'Bryant. Magna Cum LauJt Religious Education Columbia
Rondal Winfield Palmer History Sumter
Linda Elizabeth Peterson English Sumter
Angela Elizabeth Pollard. Cum l iuJt Social Studies Sumter
Brenda Poole English Greenville
Odell Reuben Htstoty Sumter
James Carlton Richardson. Cum LauJt Politiclal Science Histoty Darlington
Kimberly Tammal Richey. Cum l iuJt Social Studies Greenville
Delons Robinson Liberal Studies Easley
Levern Rogers Social Studies Gresham
Valerie Ann Rogers Social Studies Society Hill
Robert Lee Smith Social Studies Simpsonville
Carolus S. Taylor. Cum l tuJt Political Science History Sumter
Michael Wayne Thompson, Cum LauJt English Bamberg
Raymond Thompson Social Studies Lane
Audrey Naomi Wages Social Studies Columbia
Dorothy Elaine Williams Social Studies Gable
Gloria Jean Williams Social Studies Sumter
Thelma L Wilder History Summers on
Bridget Ann Whittington. Cum L.iuJt Social Studies Lakeview
Agnes Young Social Studies Sumter
IXmald Weeks Political Science Histoty Sumter
Candidares tof Bachelor of Fine Art Degree
Tommv Burgees Gable
Rene Dennu Dalzell
David Bethea Dixon Sumter
John Dorsev Johnson Greenville
Sophia Lauren latimore Greenville
Stanley Earl Marshall. Cam Lju.it Lexington
'• v tries Mm - Decatur, GA
Willie Alonza Povtell Decarur. GA
James E Richardson. Cam LtaJt Sumter
Pncella Anna Robinson Marion
Loea Ann Smith. Cam LjhJ Mullins
Candidates for the Bachelor of Science Degrees
Renee Armstrong Business Administration Wmnsboro
Ophelia Brown. Cam LrnJt Business Administration Greeleyville
Joseph Brvson Business Administration New York. NY
Edward Campbell Business Administration Cheraw
Della Mae Council. Cam LjhJ Business Administration Salters
Milton Curry Business Administration Edgefield
Wanda M Ervin Business Administration Timrr.onsville
Melvedean Ford Business Administration Lakes iew
Warren Bernard Frinks Business Administration Longs
Mary Lee Fortune Mathematics Lynchburg
Bessie Elizabeth Green Business Administration Providence. RI
Drariyn Grier Business Administration Plantersville
Sammie Hawkins Business Administration Effingham
Jeanetta Horton Business Administration Sumter
Jacqueline Jenkins Biology Dalzell
Patricia Ann Jones Biology Edisto Island
.Ann Jeanette McBride. Caw LaaJt Biology Sumter
Benjamin McCray Business Administration Olanta
Gwendolyn Lexeme Me Dow Business Administration Westville
Anna Yvette McNeal. Cut. LjhJi Business Administration York
Eleanor Louise Matthews Business Administration Columbia
Aldm Qumr. Mitchell Business Administration Greenville
Sharon T Moses Business Administration Florence
Darrvl Sneed Business Administration Albany. GA
James Calhoun Spann. Cut. l.juJt Business Administration Pmewood
Cynthia Elaine Stoddard. Cam LtaJt Biology Clinton
Terri Lynn Thompson Business Administration Lake View
Cynthia Demse Warren. Cum l.aude Business Administration Easley
.Anthony WTute Business Administration Aiken
Jackie Linda Wise Business Administration Trenton
Terence Tobias Wright Business Administration Greenville
( Candidates for the Bachelor of Science Degree in EJcmcntary Education
Carmen Allecia Bethea Dillon
Beverly Ann Brooks Green Pond
Lucille Renee Gregg Florence
Lillie Ann Jefferson Dalzell
Imogene Pearson Kelly Sumter
Evelyn Myers Hopkmf
Michelle Peterson Timmonsville
Donme Ray Rutledge Shreveport, LA
Jeffery Tyrone Sellers Holly Hill
Tarrv Wayne Stanley Nichols
Bra me Thompson Pamplico
THE MORRIS COLLEGE SCHOOL OF RELIGION
Candidate for the Bachelor of Divinity Degree
Walter Butler. Cam LtuJt Orangeburg
Carnes I uren. Cam IjtaJt Lynchburg
Simon Moob Jenkins, Cam l.jaJt Marion
Candidates for the Bachelor of Theology Degree
Hilda M McMahand. Mjgaj Can l.jaJt Greenville
W ilhe B McMahand. Cam l.jaJt Greenville
Eugene Franklin Steadman. Cam LuaJt Columbia
Candidates fot the Ministerial Certificate
Eva L Brown Ml. Pleasant
Willie J Butler Sumter
Ronnie Ford Longs
Kenneth Funderburk Cheraw
John Howell Pmeville
Charles L. Jackson Charleston
Cornett H Jones St Stephen
Willie Kelley W'edgeville
Francis Mitchell Salters
W’lllie Rivers Moncks Corner
Matthew Robinson Cheraw
Gleame Tisdale Salters
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