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Goodbye to Lon Morris College, but not its spirit

By Ted Campbell, Special Contributor Editor’s Note: The Rev. Ted Campbell preached this sermon Saturday, Jan. 26, at the “final homecoming” for UM-affiliated Lon Morris College in Jacksonville, Texas. The venerable two-year school filed for bankruptcy last summer after years of deficits, and recently saw its campus auctioned off. Morris, Morris, dear Lon Morris, Surely thou […]

Auction completed for Lon Morris College

The auction of Lon Morris College property ended with a local school district and office supply company as major purchasers, the firm handling the auction said. Lon Morris, a two-year, UMC-affiliated college in Jacksonville, Texas that has been a gateway to higher education for generations of East Texas Methodist pastors, filed for bankruptcy last summer […]

Celebrating Lon Morris College: a sermon on Isaiah 51: 1-3

Editor’s Note: The Rev. Ted Campbell preached this sermon Saturday, Jan. 26, at the “final homecoming” for UM-affiliated Lon Morris College in Jacksonville, Texas. The venerable two year school filed for bankruptcy last summer after years of deficits, and recently saw its campus auctioned off. Morris, Morris, dear Lon Morris, Surely thou wilt be ever worthy […]

Lon Morris College ends effort to re-open this fall

  United-Methodist affiliated Lon Morris College, the oldest private two year college in Texas, has ended its plan to reopen this fall. The school filed for bankruptcy on July 2 after having failed to make payroll this spring amid mounting debt. The plan to re-open on a limited basis was ended because the U.S. Department […]

Lon Morris College may see merger, sale

Financially teetering Lon Morris College is exploring merger with or sale to another school. The two-year, United Methodist-affiliated college in Jacksonville, Texas, furloughed nearly all of its employees last month, after failing to meet three straight payrolls. It also suspended summer classes, and brought in Bridgepoint Consulting of Austin, Texas, to consider financial restructuring options. Based on Bridgepoint’s assessment, Lon […]

Lon Morris College exploring merger or sale

Financially teetering Lon Morris College is exploring merger with or sale to another school. The two-year, United Methodist-affiliated college in Jacksonville, Texas, furloughed nearly all of its employees last month, after failing to meet three straight payrolls. It also suspended summer classes, and brought in Bridgepoint Consulting of Austin, Texas, to consider financial restructuring options. Based on Bridgepoint’s assessment, Lon […]

UMC-affiliated Lon Morris College in financial turmoil

Lon Morris College, a two-year, United Methodist-affiliated school in Jacksonville, Tex., announced Wednesday the furlough of most employees due to an ongoing financial crisis. The nearby Tyler Morning Telegraph  quoted a Lon Morris College trustee as saying the school’s president, Miles McCall, submitted his resignation. The East Texas school has been unable to meet three recent payrolls and […]

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