ATLANTA DAILY WORLD — Morris Brown students, alumni and faculty celebrated the news that the school has been approved as an institute of higher learning from the Georgia Nonpublic Postsecondary Education Commissions. The announcement came on Friday, Oct. 12 during Morris Brown College’s homecoming activities.

By ADW News via NNPA

Morris Brown students, alumni and faculty celebrated the news that the school has been approved as an institute of higher learning from the Georgia Nonpublic Postsecondary Education Commissions. The announcement came on Friday, Oct. 12 during Morris Brown College’s homecoming activities.

Morris Brown College Campus (Photo credit: facebook.com/MorrisBrownCollege)

“This is a gigantic first step in our road to full accreditation,” said Dr. Kevin James, interim president of Morris Brown College said in a statement. “We are on a positive path to resurrecting this historic Black college back to prominence and creating an environment in which students will receive an education that is held in high regard. We are now in search of significant donors to pour into our institution now that we have this momentum.”

The school has been working to become an accredited post secondary institution for more than a decade. MBC said it was simultaneously working on the application for recognition by GNPEC and the accreditation agency, TRACS (Transnational Association of Christian Colleges and Schools).

The Atlanta Daily World and Atlanta Tribune will keep readers posted on MBC’s accreditation fight over the coming weeks.

This article originally appeared in The Atlanta Daily World