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Author Topic: Chick-fil-A commits $500,000 to Morris Brown College student program  (Read 130 times)

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https://www.ajc.com/education/chick-fil-a-commits-500000-to-morris-brown-college-student-program/EIIIPSGZZ5BQHO65ADI6B5UN7M/

Chick-fil-A is providing Morris Brown College $500,000 for a leadership development program aimed at preparing students for careers in hospitality and organizational leadership, the college announced Monday.


The contribution from Chick-fil-A is one of the largest donations the college has received since it began its ongoing effort two years ago to regain its accreditation.

“One of our goals is to ensure that every student achieves their full potential. The foremost way in which they do so is through education,” said Rodney Bullard, vice president of Corporate Social Responsibility for Chick-fil-A. “Chick-fil-A provides scholarships, educational programs, grants, and more to students throughout the nation. We intend to work with Morris Brown to teach financial literacy, entrepreneurship, leadership, and other skills that will be invaluable in the workplace. Chick-fil-A is proud to support Morris Brown College and their mission to train and develop diverse future leaders.”
The two-year program will teach participants to learn more about themselves, their coworkers, and business at large before they apply their knowledge in leadership positions. Morris Brown College President Kevin James said in a statement he wants the school “to become one of the top institutions in the country for Black and Brown people to learn how to own, operate, lead, and manage restaurants and hotels.”

Construction is scheduled to start this fall on a 150-unit hotel on the campus, located near Mercedes-Benz Stadium. Hilton and CGI Merchant Group, a venture capital firm with offices in Miami, Palm Beach Gardens and Toronto, are involved in the hotel partnership. Morris Brown will offer hospitality courses, internships and train students who are interested in becoming entrepreneurs.

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Morris Brown College’s ‘hard reset’


https://www.ajc.com/education/morris-brown-colleges-hard-reset/VZSOYGXWMZDEXBITEC3XCOJGHA/


Kevin E. James called his work at Morris Brown College when he arrived as interim president in March 2019 as “the hard reset.”


For years, students of the Atlanta college have been unable to receive federal financial aid to help pay tuition, a major challenge since many come from low-income households. Morris Brown’s accreditation was revoked nearly two decades ago after a financial aid scandal began a downward spiral that resulted in the college filing for bankruptcy. Morris Brown, which had an enrollment of approximately 2,500 students before the drama, currently has about 50 students.

The reset for Morris Brown, a private historically Black college located about a touchdown pass away from Mercedes-Benz Stadium, took an important step forward a few weeks ago when an accreditation agency approved the college’s application for candidacy status. Paine College, located in Augusta, received a similar status from the same agency, the Virginia-based Transnational Association of Christian Colleges and Schools, in late 2018 before it approved its accreditation in October.

Morris Brown is not yet fully accredited, but its supporters are more hopeful about its future than they’ve been in years.

“People love a comeback story,” said James, who is now permanently in the job. “It’s a comeback where everyone gave up and said it’s impossible and here we are reinventing history.”

The challenge ahead...

Hope for a different outcome...

Morris Brown College timeline...


https://www.ajc.com/education/morris-brown-colleges-hard-reset/VZSOYGXWMZDEXBITEC3XCOJGHA/
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Very good CFA!

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Congratulations Morris Brown for surviving this long, but I see a lot of Republican influence in the making. Chick-fil-A is definitely a big Republican donor that has developed a close business relationship with the late Rev. Jerry Falwell, Sr. and Liberty University. The accrediting agency is the same Christian organization VUL has its accreditation with.  They are located in Bedford County, VA just outside of Lynchburg, VA. One good thing, Morris Brown students can apply for federal assistance, but whatever courses they take are not transferable to most colleges and universities.  I think there are now three HBCUs (VUL, Paine College, and Morris Brown) that has received such accreditation.  Theology is somewhat the main focus at these schools.

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That’s a lot of chicken sammiches....



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Glad Mo Brown got the money, but don't care if they give 1 billion I ain't buying a dayum thing from Chick Fa trump. ::)
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They’re (another company)is  making a hotel out of the old finance bldg. So, I guess it makes sense.
« Last Edit: May 04, 2021, 12:40:34 PM by j1908 »
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Glad Mo Brown got the money, but don't care if they give 1 billion I ain't buying a dayum thing from Chick Fa trump. ::)

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