Carol Lewis Morris, ’67, Honored as Sesquicentennial Fellow at Lake Erie College
(Painesville, Ohio) – Carol Lewis Morris was chosen as a recipient of the Sesquicentennial Fellow award at Lake Erie College during recent Alumni Weekend festivities. In honor of its sesquicentennial, the College is recognizing alumni and friends whose contributions and support have enhanced its mission.
Since her graduation from Lake Erie College in 1967, with a degree in fine arts, Morris has been a strong proponent of music and the arts in general. As a student, she was inspired by the Tuesday evening College meetings, which included a formal supper in the dining hall. Afterwards, a program took place in the Morley Music Building that began with the playing of the College hymn on the Skinner organ. This was followed by high tea served in Social Parlor of College Hall. Through these experiences, Morris developed a lifelong appreciation for music and the impact it can have on people’s lives.
Morris has been extremely generous in supporting her alma mater since graduation. In addition to giving regularly to the annual fund, she was instrumental in initiating the Skinner organ preservation project with a generous lead gift and created the highly successful Morris Challenge to encourage new and increased alumni gifts to the 2005-2006 Annual Fund.
Morris resides in New York, N.Y. with her husband Robert, whois partner and director of Equity Investments at Lord, Abbett and Company in New York, an investment firm that manages funds for private investors, corporations and institutions.
Founded in 1856, Lake Erie College is a dynamic and progressive institution of higher education. The College offers 26 undergraduate majors, including new programs in sports management, forensic psychology and therapeutic horsemanship, as well as master’s degrees in business administration and education. This coeducational college, grounded in the liberal arts, enrolls just over 800 students of all ages and is nationally recognized for its equine studies programs and international learning opportunities for students.