Howard Elected SGA President
The Morris College student body has elected Melvin S. Howard, III as the 2009-2010 Student Government Association (SGA) President.
A native of Charleston, SC, Howard is the son of Melvin Howard, Jr. and Blondell Richardson. Upon graduating from North Charleston High School, the now senior English major became a member of the Morris College Family in the fall of 2006.
A Morris College Presidential Scholar, he is also an O. R. Reuben Scholar and the recipient of the LIFE scholarship. In addition to his academic pursuits, he maintains a well-rounded college experience and is actively involved in a variety of campus organizations. Previous student-leadership roles include 2008-09 SGA First Vice President, Vice President of the Pre-Alumni Council, and Chaplain of the Morris College Chapter of the NAACP. A former sophomore class president, he served on the Advisory Council for Student Affairs and the Judiciary Committee. Currently, he is a member of the Morris College Honors Program, the Morris College Leadership Program, the Advisory Council on Student Affairs, and serves as a Residence Hall Assistant.
Howard is a member and serves as the Director of Public Relations of New Tabernacle Fourth Baptist Church, Charleston, SC, where the Reverend Dr. Francis Covington serves as Pastor. He serves as a Vacation Bible School instructor, Anniversary Committee co-chairperson, a member of the Intergenerational Male Choir, Ushers Ministry, and Brotherhood Auxiliary. He is also a member of the Cooper River Baptist Association Sunday School and B.T.U. Convention.
Howard exemplifies the Morris College motto, “Enter to Learn, Depart to Serve,” in a number of ways not only on-campus but off-campus as well. His community activities include membership in the Interdenominational Ushers Council #1, the Progressive National Baptist Convention, Inc.; and the Young Adult Men’s Auxiliary.
His honors include, the Sterling L. Smith Scholarship awarded by South Carolina Independent Colleges and Universities, Inc.; Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges, and membership in Alpha Kappa Mu National Honor Society.
Upon graduation in May 2010, Howard plans to pursue graduate studies.