Alumni and Friends
As an alumnus of SWU, you’re part of a family. The Southern Wesleyan University Alumni Association is here to assist all alumni in a spirit of Christian service. Whether you’re looking for networking opportunities or looking up a long-lost classmate, we can help.
As you browse through the alumni pages, may you be blessed with fond memories of your time as a student. Maybe you lived on campus in McDonald Hall with your closest girlfriends. Maybe you met weekly with a small group of other working adults to complete your degree. Regardless of the program, every former student is an important part of the SWU alumni family. Each alumnus and their memories of SWU is a thread in the fabric of what makes Southern Wesleyan University the institution it has become.
From Curtis F. Morgan, Jr. Ph.D
Right: Morgan, a SWU alumnus and former faculty member, gives an address on the 70th anniversary of D-Day at Long Branch Plantation near Millbrook, Va.
“I graduated History/English double major in 1983. My major professor was Dr. Louis P.
Towles. For my senior thesis I wrote about the Battle of Guilford Courthouse, a Revolutionary War battle in N.C. It stuck with me for a long time.
I went on to Clemson, got an MA in History in 1985, taught at SWU (CWC) as a history instructor in 1985-86, married Katie Powell (¹86) and went to work for the federal government. Got restless, left and returned to school in 1992; got a Ph.D. in Modern European history from USC in 1998, taught at Midlands Tech in Columbia until I was hired here in 2000.
Along the way, I learned that a Charleston area publisher was looking for someone to do a book about Gen. Nathanael Greene (general at Guilford Courthouse). So, I started working on that, and along the way was able to get several little publishing opportunities, all around Greene/Revolutionary War.
They have appeared in the last year or so, and several of them are online, one in print. Here is the list:
³ŒA Merchandise of Small Wares¹: Nathanael Greene¹s Northern Apprenticeship, 1775-1780.² In Nathanael Greene and the American Revolution in the South. Eds. Greg Massey and Jim Piecuch. University of South Carolina Press, 2012.
³Lord Fairfax,² ³Nathanael Greene,² and ³Winchester, VA,² entries in online Digital Encyclopedia of George Washington. http://www.mountvernon.org/encyclopedia
³Nathanael Greene as Quartermaster General,² Journal of the American Revolution (Nov. 18, 2013) <www.allthingsliberty.com