Morrison named Beeson distinguished M.Div. alum comment (0)
March 27, 2014
Birmingham investment executive Gregg Morrison, who earned a Beeson degree in 1996, was named the Master of Divinity Distinguished Alumnus by Samford University’s Beeson Divinity School on March 4.
Morrison, an executive with McDonald Group Inc., is chair of the steering committee for Beeson’s Charles T. Carter Baptist Chair of Divinity campaign. Beeson’s director of external relations from 1996 to 2001, he is an ordained deacon and minister who teaches Sunday School at Shades Mountain Baptist Church, Vestavia Hills.
In presenting Morrison with the award, Carter noted he has known the honoree for almost 40 years.
“He was saved and baptized at Shades Mountain Baptist Church,” said Carter, who served many years as pastor of Shades and now teaches at Beeson.
According to Beeson director of operations Jim Pounds, Morrison is “the consummate Beeson advocate,” who has continually sought ways to promote the divinity school.
Morrison also holds an accounting degree from the University of Alabama, a master’s in theology from Emory University in Atlanta, Ga., and a doctorate from Catholic University of America in Washington.