Morris Morrison, motivational speaker
and entrepreneur, will speak at a special
event September 7 in the Upper Iowa
University Student Center Ballroom.
FAYETTE, Iowa (August 30, 2012) – Upper Iowa University's Office of Student Development and the Office of Diversity are hosting a guest speaker Friday, September 7, at 6:30 p.m. in the Student Center Ballroom. Motivational speaker, entrepreneur and owner of The Morris Morrison Development Group, Morris Morrison will discuss the importance of diversity in higher education.
Morrison said he believes that everyone has the necessary gifts and abilities to make an authentic impact on the world. Orphaned first by his birth parents and soon after by his adoptive parents, Morrison has been on his own since he was an early teen. Despite it all, Morrison was able to remain motivated. He received his bachelor's degree from Fairmont State College in Fairmont, W. Va., and a master's degree from West Virginia State University in Morgantown, W. Va.
He became exposed to a vast amount of developmental opportunities in his roles with the corporations of Equitable Resources, BB&T Bank, and Pfizer, Inc., before starting his own company.
For more information about this event, contact Courtney Thompson, assistant director of residence life/coordinator of educational initiatives, at (563) 425-5207 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
About Upper Iowa University
Founded in 1857, Upper Iowa University is a private, not-for-profit university providing undergraduate and graduate degree programs and leadership development opportunities to over 6,800 students—nationally and internationally—at its Fayette campus and learning centers worldwide. Upper Iowa University is a recognized innovator in offering accredited, quality programs through flexible, multiple delivery systems, including online and independent study.
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