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South Seattle College announced today that its 2014 Outstanding Alumni of the Year is Ciscoe Morris. Morris will be honored at the annual "Friends of the College" dinner on Tuesday, April 29, at 6 PM in the Jerry Brockey Student Center at South's West Seattle campus.
Since graduating from South's Landscape and Horticulture program in 1977, Morris has made a name for himself as an author, a television host and a radio host. His energetic personality and love for gardening is captured on his weekly show "Gardening with Ciscoe" airing on King-5 TV and throughout the northwest on Northwest Cable News. Additionally, Morris hosts a weekly radio show on KIRO RADIO. As an author, he is a regular contributor to the Seattle Times and has written best-selling gardening books.
"This is truly an honor for me," Morris said. "My passion for gardening has brought me to places I never would have imagined, but it all started as a student at South Seattle College."
In addition to recognizing Morris, the Friends of the College dinner will also recognize current scholarship students and the donors who made those awards possible.
"This event is really a reminder of our true purpose," South Seattle College President Gary Oertli explained. "Our scholarship students accompany our donors at the event, and they listen to our students' academic hopes and dreams with the satisfaction that their gifts have made a difference. It's really an inspirational event and I look forward to it every year."
All of the proceeds from the event benefit the South Seattle College Foundation in its mission to provide students with scholarships. Tickets for the event are still available and can be purchased by contacting the South Seattle College Foundation by email, firstname.lastname@example.org, or by phone at 206 934-5809.