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ATLANTA — Morris Brown College (MBC) announced that it has partnered with the Technical College System of Georgia (TCSG) in an unprecedented system-wide degree-granting agreement. Associate degree graduates of TCSG can now seamlessly transfer as juniors to pursue Organizational Management & Leadership (BS-OML) and Hospitality Management (BS-HM) bachelors’ degree programs.
As part of the agreement of transfer articulation, presidents from Georgia technical colleges agreed to partner with Morris Brown, marking the first system wide agreement with any historical Black college in the state. The Technical College System of Georgia oversees the state’s 22 technical colleges, adult literacy programs, and a host of economic and workforce development programs.
“We are ecstatic to partner with the Technical College System of Georgia. Thousands of students now have the opportunity to complete a four-year degree at Atlanta’s most affordable accredited HBCU,” Morris Brown College President Kevin James said. “It is my goal that students complete a quality education and are not saddled in debt and immediately prepared to go into the workforce. Students from around Georgia will be able to earn degrees in multiple disciplines including Business and Hospitality.”
Morris Brown College makes major waves with Technical College System of Georgia
“This articulation agreement is an excellent opportunity for TCSG students who are interested in pursuing a four-year degree to continue their educational journey right here in Georgia,” said TCSG Commissioner, Greg Dozier. “This partnership allows TCSG students to seamlessly transfer all of their credits earned at one of our technical colleges to Morris Brown College, saving them time and money.”
CGI Merchant Group, LLC (CGI) announced it will make a $40 million investment in Morris Brown College to convert existing campus facilities into a 150-room upscale Hilton hotel and hospitality management training complex.
Construction of the 90,000-square-foot state-of-the-art facility is expected to begin in Fall 2022 and will make Morris Brown College the only Historically Black College and University nationwide with both a flagged hotel and a hospitality management training program on its campus.
Founded by formerly enslaved religious leaders at Big Bethel AME Church in 1881, MBC is the first and only college in Georgia to be owned and operated by African Americans. The iconic Fountain Hall and the current Morris Brown College campus are where Dr. W.E.B. Du Bois wrote “The Souls of Black Folk” in 1903.
Notable alumni include Alberta Williams King, mother of Martin Luther King, Jr., and James Alan McPherson, the first Black writer to win a Pulitzer Prize for fiction.
To learn more about Morris Brown College, visit www.morrisbrown.edu.