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Lon Morris College
Lon Morris College

Lon Morris College is a private junior college located in Jacksonville, Texas, United States, and affiliated with the United Methodist Church. Lon Morris is an accredited two-year institute of higher learning, which provides instruction in the arts and sciences with a core curriculum emphasizing liberal arts. Lon Morris currently teaches approximately 432 students.[1] Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... For the Indian grade 11 and 12 schools, see Junior College A junior college is a two-year post-secondary school whose main purpose is to provide a method of obtaining academic, vocational and professional education. ... Jacksonville is a city in Cherokee County, Texas, United States. ... Official language(s) No Official Language See languages of Texas Capital Austin Largest city Houston Area  Ranked 2nd  - Total 261,797 sq mi (678,051 km²)  - Width 773 miles (1,244 km)  - Length 790 miles (1,270 km)  - % water 2. ... This article is about the current denomination africa. ... The Arts is a broad subdivision of culture, comprised of many expressive disciplines. ... For the scientific journal named Science, see Science (journal). ... In the history of education, the seven liberal arts comprise two groups of studies, the trivium and the quadrivium. ...

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History

Founded in 1854 as the New Danville Masonic Female Academy near Kilgore, Lon Morris College is the oldest existing two-year college in Texas.[2] In 1873, the academy moved to Kilgore and became property of the Kilgore Methodist Church, changing its name to the Alexander Institute in honor of its president Isaac Alexander, an outstanding early Texas educator.[3] Kilgore is a city in East Texas, United States. ... Official language(s) No Official Language See languages of Texas Capital Austin Largest city Houston Area  Ranked 2nd  - Total 261,797 sq mi (678,051 km²)  - Width 773 miles (1,244 km)  - Length 790 miles (1,270 km)  - % water 2. ...


The Texas Annual Conference acquired the Alexander Institute in 1875. Chartered on January 15, 1887, the Institute moved to Jacksonville in 1894, and to the present location in 1909. After R.A. (Lon) Morris of Pittsburg, Texas, gave his estate to the school, and with approval of the Texas Annual Conference, the school's name was changed once more, in 1924, to Lon Morris College.[4] Jacksonville is a city in Cherokee County, Texas, United States. ... Pittsburg is a city located in Camp County, Texas. ...


The only two-year Methodist college west of the Mississippi River, Lon Morris has held membership in the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools longer than any other two-year college in the Texas, and it is the only surviving pre-Civil War school in East Texas.[5] The Methodist movement is a group of denominations of Protestant Christianity. ... The Mississippi River, derived from the old Ojibwe word misi-ziibi meaning great river (gichi-ziibi big river at its headwaters), is the second-longest named river in North America, with a length of 2320 miles (3733 km) from Lake Itasca to the Gulf of Mexico. ... The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) is a regional accreditor for over 13,000 public and private educational institutions ranging from preschool to college level in the Southern United States. ... This article is becoming very long. ... Red counties show the core of East Texas; pink and red counties may or may not be included in East Texas, and thus their inclusion varies from source to source. ...


Notable alumni

Lon Morris College is widely known for its Theatre Arts Department, which boasts many successful alumni including: An alumn (with a silent n), alum, alumnus, or alumna is a former student of a college, university, or school. ...

Other notable Lon Morris alumni include: Sandra Kay Sandy Duncan (born February 20, 1946) is an American singer and actress of stage and television. ... Margo Martindale (born July 18, 1951, in Jacksonville, Texas) is a Tony Award-nominated stage, television and film actress. ... Kay Toinette K.T. Oslin, (born May 15, 1941), is a country music singer and songwriter. ... Thomas James Tune (born February 28, 1939) is a famous actor, dancer, singer, and choreographer. ... An alumn (with a silent n), alum, alumnus, or alumna is a former student of a college, university, or school. ...

John Wesley Hardt (born 14 July 1921) is a retired American Bishop of the United Methodist Church, elected in 1980. ... This article is about a title or office in religious bodies. ... This article is about the current denomination africa. ... Johnny Horton (April 30, 1925 – November 5, 1960) was an American country music singer. ... April 30 is the 120th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (121st in leap years), with 245 days remaining. ... 1925 (MCMXXV) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display the full calendar). ... November 5 is the 309th day of the year (310th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar, with 56 days remaining. ... 1960 (MCMLX) was a leap year starting on Friday (the link is to a full 1960 calendar). ... This article includes a list of works cited but its sources remain unclear because it lacks in-text citations. ... Neal McCoy is an American country singer of mixed White and Filipino descent. ... This article includes a list of works cited but its sources remain unclear because it lacks in-text citations. ... Edwin Neal (b. ... Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Next Generation is a 1994 sequel to the original Texas Chainsaw Massacre (1974) horror film. ... 1974 (MCMLXXIV) was a common year starting on Tuesday. ... Alan Tudyk as Wash (left) and Gina Torres in Firefly Alan Wray Tudyk (born March 16, 1971 in El Paso, Texas) is an American stage, film, and television actor. ... Actors in period costume sharing a joke whilst waiting between takes during location filming. ...

References

  1. ^ Lon Morris College, Texas Mentor (XAP Corp. 1999-2006).[1]
  2. ^ Hudson, A., "Jacksonville," Handbook of Texas Online (Texas State Historical Association, June 6, 2001).[2]
  3. ^ Snodgrass, C., "Alexander, Isaac," Handbook of Texas Online (Texas State Historical Association, June 6, 2001).[3]
  4. ^ LMC History (Lon Morris College, 2004).[4]
  5. ^ LMC History, supra.

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Handbook of Texas Online: LON MORRIS COLLEGE (443 words)
Lon Morris College was founded in 1854 as the New Danville Masonic Female Academy near Kilgore.
In 1927 Lon Morris College became the first junior college in Texas accredited by the Southern Association of Schools and Colleges, and two years later it also became the first approved for a chapter in Phi Theta Kappa, a national junior college honor society.
College of Liberal Arts and the General Libraries at the University of Texas at Austin.
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