CEO of PTM: Curious, Energetic, Optimist ~ Professional & Thoughtful Marketing
Crusader for DOING GOOD & Empowering others. Enthusiastically teaches & learns marketing. Loves beach naps. Despises whining & passive voice!
Paula T. Morris's passions revolve around youth, leadership and education. At work and in the community young people often surround her. Different groups refer to her with a variety of names; Mrs. M., Ms. Paula, MrsPTMorris, to name a few.
As a Professor of the Practice in Marketing at Salisbury University’s Perdue School of Business, Mrs. M. brings real-world learning experiences to her students. Encouraging students to engage with nonprofit and small businesses, many students find a passion for volunteering and “giving back” to their communities. Because she connects so many of her students with their first jobs, in 2015 The University of Maryland Board of Regents recognized her with the Excellence in Mentoring Award.
Ms. Paula, is best known for her work with Kids of Honor, an organization she founded in 2001. Kids of Honor empowers young people to graduate from high school and pursue their dreams. Spending countless hours creating programming to combat the dropout crisis, her efforts have been recognized at the local, regional and nNational level. Kids of Honor received the Richard A. Henson Award of Excellence from the Community Foundation of the Eastern Shore in 2009. Morris was the National Point of Light recipient on January 16, 2006. In 2008 and 2012, The Daily Record recognized her as one of the Top 100 Women in Maryland. In 2010, she received the highest award given by the White House, the Presidential Call to Service Award, given to people who have contributed over 4,000 volunteer hours in a lifetime of service.
In addition to founding Kids of Honor, she spent ten years leading Girl Scout troops at St. Francis de Sales School. Recognized as Outstanding Leader and Volunteer, all of the girls in her troop earned the Bronze Award during its inaugural year. In 2013 The Girl Scouts of the Chesapeake named her as their Woman of Distinction on the Lower Shore.
She also helped start a variety of other organizations in our community. For the past 10 years, she coordinated activities for the Youth Leadership Academy. She also advises the newly formed Women in Leadership and Marketing Excellence organizations at Salisbury University.
A devoted wife and mother, Paula met her husband, Jim, while pursuing a degree in business from East Carolina University. After earning her MBA from The George Washington University, they married and moved to Salisbury. Her work history includes East Carolina University, Xerox, Data Services, the Associated Builders and Contractors, her own consulting firm; PTM, and Salisbury University. She and Jim have three grown children, Taylor, Anakin, and Marcella, and a daughter-in-law, Sharon.
December 2016 - Faculty Appreciation Award - Salisbury University Alumni Association
November 2016 - O'Hara Leadership Award - DMAW/EF
May 2015 - President's Diversity Award
May 2015 - Board of Regents Excellence in Mentoring Award
January 2014 - Faculty Service Award
12 April 2013 - Girl Scouts of the Chesapeake Bay -2013 Woman of Distinction Honoree
7 May 2012 - Maryland’s Top 100 Women
April 2012 - Local Soroptimist Chapter Ruby Award - Women of Distinction
October 2010 - President’s Call to Service Award
November 2009 - Richard A Henson Award Recipient
12 May 2008 - Maryland’s Top 100 Women
10 December 2007 - Commendation from the Mayor and City Council
16 January 2006 - National Points of Light Award Recipient
May 1998 - Chesapeake Bay Girl Scout Council - OutstandingVolunteer Award
May 1997 - Chesapeake Bay Girl Scout Council Outstanding Leader Awar