Morris College, a historically African-American college in Sumter, is going to be able to expand its campus thanks to a generous gift from Powerball jackpot winner Dr. Solomon Jackson, Jr.
Dr. Jackson donated $10 million, allowing the college the opportunity to build a new residence hall in the style of twin towers and a new student health and wellness center.
The residence hall will stand three stories and house 74 male and 74 female students in separate towers. The student health center will hold offices and classrooms for health sciences and recreation administration, areas for the ROTC program, and a fitness area.
The expansion will also include a new maintenance building and vehicle garage. An additional $1 million will go towards the college’s general endowment to be used for scholarships.
Groundbreaking ceremonies for the new facilities will be Tuesday, January 10th at 10 am.