Morningside College experience cultivates
a passion for life-long learning
a dedication to ethical leadership and civic responsibility.
1894, on Dec.
4-5, Methodist Episcopal clergy and laymen gathered in Sioux
City, Iowa, to establish Morningside College. These 27 men
trustees. Today's board
of directors has 33 members, as well as
representatives from the faculty, alumni, and student body. President
John Reynders is Morningside's
Morningside College, which has remained affiliated with
the United Methodist Church, enrolled 1,204
full-time and part-time students for the fall 2004 semester.
The college has 65 full-time faculty members, nearly all of whom
have the highest possible credentials in their fields, some 200
and staff employees, and more than 10,000 alumni-of-record.
Morningside offers more
than 30 majors and was a pioneer in the
use of technology to
enhance the educational experience, having provided computers to
students since 1993. Students can also take advantage of such co-curricular
activities as Student
and clubs, and more, all of which are an integral
part of the Morningside experience.
Morningside's oldest building, Charles City Hall, built in 1890,
is on the National Register of Historic Places. The 59-acre
campus has been recognized locally for its beauty.
The college's newest buildings, built in 2003, are the Joan L.
and Norman W. Waitt, Sr., and the Donald E. Poppen Apartments.
Made possible by a grant from The Kind World Foundation, these
new student apartments are just one of the capital projects financed
by "This is Our Moment":
The Campaign for Morningside College.
Morningside is a strong institution
today because of the people who have
been part of the Morningside family through the years, and
many of their stories are beautifully
captured in the book Morningside
College: A Centennial History, written by Morningside alumnus
Tim Orwig. To
read more about today's Morningsiders, visit the Latest
or view the latest edition of The
Morningsider, the magazine for
the alumni and friends of the college. To share your stories about
Morningside College, please contact the magazine's
editor or the
Congratulations to Morningsiders everywhere as we proudly celebrate