Brian Morris ’65, a former member of Wagner’s Alumni Association board, died on June 8. The Staten Island native worked for a few years as a reporter at the Staten Island Advance and married his high school sweetheart, Maryrose Barranco ’66 M’73, before becoming communications director at Wagner College, a position he held from 1968 to 1972. Under his watch, Black and Latinx students occupied Cunard Hall, demanding that Wagner take steps to become more diverse; 40 years later, Brian produced a film, “Seeds of Change,” documenting the incident that included interviews with several of the Cunard occupiers. After leaving Wagner, Brian embarked on a highly successful career in public relations on Staten Island, working for Borough Hall, several politicians and, at the end of his career, the Staten Island Zoo. “Brian was a consummate marketing and development professional and a true gentleman with a kind demeanor,” said Ken Mitchell ’87, executive director of the zoo.
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Religion professor retires after half a century on Grymes Hill.
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The high school chorus teacher creates new music for all kinds of instruments.
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