Category Archive: Lon Morris College

Jan 29

Sojurn ‘Mid The Pines: A Requiem in East Texas Flat (Part 4)

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(This is the final installment in a four part series on my days at Lon Morris. In order to fully understand this epilogue, I beg you to please read parts 1 through 3 first. You will not regret it. I promise. Really, do yourself a favor and read part 1, part 2, and part 3 …

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Jan 28

Sojurn ‘Mid The Pines: A Requiem in East Texas Flat (Part 3)

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(This is the third in a four part series chronicling my times at Lon Morris. I certainly won’t force you to read Part 1 or Part 2 , but it does provide context.) I Saw the Best Minds of My Generation With so many creative minds gathered in one spot, we rarely needed to turn …

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Jan 27

Sojurn ‘Mid The Pines: A Requiem in East Texas Flat (Part 2)

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(This is the second in a series chronicling my times at Lon Morris. I certainly won’t force you to read Part 1, but it does provide context.) Withdrawals While I may not have been enrolled as Lon Morris student during the spring semester, I never really left the college. My world revolved around it and …

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Jan 26

Sojurn ‘Mid The Pines: A Requiem in East Texas Flat (Part I)

The day before I graduated from Lon Morris College, my friend and I took one final walk across the deserted campus. We completed finals on a Tuesday, graduation was held on a Saturday, so most students, even those participating in the commencement exercises, had gone home in advance of the ceremony. Only a handful of …

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Jan 16

Rethinking the Lon Morris Service of Remembrance

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Next weekend, Lon Morris College alumni plan to gather to say farewell to their alma mater. After nearly 150 years, the school closed its doors in August 2012 due to financial insolvency. I began receiving word of a “final homecoming” shortly after Thanksgiving and almost immediately my friends and I began making plans to attend. …

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Oct 02

Lon Morris Set to Auction Property

Court filings detail Lon Morris College’s plans to auction off a “substantial” amount of propety it currently owns. If granted by the Court, a Motion would allow the College to employ Tranzon Auction Resources, who assisted with a similar sale of Ambassador College in Big Sandy, Texas. A proposed agreement between Tranzon and the College, …

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Sep 24

Lon Morris College Seeks Court Order to Conduct “Examination of Various Foundations”

In a pleading filed with the Court last week, counsel for Lon Morris College asked the Court to grant their Motion for an Order Directing Rule 2004 Examinations of Various Foundations. If granted, the Order would allow the College to conduct a fact-gathering investigation on various charitable foundations in which Lon Morris may have beneficial …

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Aug 23

LMC Closed for the Fall

Multiple sources close to Lon Morris College confirm that faculty and students were informed this afternoon that the College will be closed this Fall. The Fall semester was set to begin on August 29, 2012, but after Monday’s ruling in favor of the Department of Education, the school was faced with the prospect of operating …

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Aug 20

Big Day for Lon Morris

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Later this afternoon, a couple of big hearings in the Lon Morris College bankruptcy proceeding will get under way. The most anticipated of the hearings will go a long way in determining the school’s status with the United States Department of Education. So far, I’ve been the only one to report on the DOE’s emergency …

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Aug 14

Department of Education Strips Lon Morris of Title IV Status

The United States Department of Education confirms that on August 2, 2012, they informed Lon Morris College of their decision to enter an emergency action against the school, based on LMC’s recent bankruptcy filing. In a two-part letter sent to the school, the DOE contends that by filing for bankruptcy protection, the College “no longer …

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