Give to the Dorothy Morrison Endowed Scholarship in English & British Literature
Dorothy Morrison was one of the College's founding faculty. She taught at Seminole State College, then known as Seminole Community College, for 27 of her 43-year teaching career. Upon her retirement from Seminole Community College in 1993, Miss Morrison contributed much of her time, efforts and support helping to promote the City of Sanford's Downtown Main Street businesses and continuing to teach by private tutorial.
Miss Morrison influenced the lives of many people in her lifetime. She knew of no boundaries for teaching or for a student's possibility to learn. Her achievements are a testimony to her dedication to teaching and her desire for herself and for others to learn. Miss Morrison was a graduate of Seminole High School's class of 1945. Before her retirement from SCC, Miss Morrison would accomplish many things as a teacher of English and humanities, as an advisor, and as Faculty Senate President for four years during which time she was nominated for the Florida State of Who's Who of Women in Florida and the state's Little Red School House Award. She was department chairman for the Humanities and Fine Arts Division for 11 years where she shaped the College’s faculty for English, foreign languages, drama, music and art. During this time, she would also continue her own studies as she was firmly committed to the belief that "education and learning is a lifelong process." In 1977 she earned a Doctor of Arts degree at Carnegie Mellon University.
During her time at Seminole Community College and prior to, Miss Morrison would complete many additional studies from New York University, Georgia State University, Columbia University, Boston University, Stetson University, University of Central Florida and Seminole Community College. Her professional membership affiliations were FACC, MLA, NCTE, CCCC, SCETC, CEA, President of FCEA, Alpha Delta Kappa, International Fraternity for Women, and a lifelong member of Teachers, Charter, Georgia Alpha.
The Dorothy Morrison Endowed Scholarship in English and British Literature was established upon her retirement by colleagues Cindy and Fred Burbach in honor of her years of service as a founding faculty member and is awarded to students achieving excellence in English or British literature fields of study.
Thank you to the donors who have supported this scholarship:
- Cathie Boyers
- Margaret Hudgins
- Donald Jones
- Dorothy Morrison
- Mr. and Mrs. Frederick Weary
- Pamela Weber