Meet Our Ambassadors


Meet our Student Ambassadors

Our Student Ambassador program gives students the opportunity to further develop their leadership and communication skills while sharing their experiences as a MSC student with others.

Ian Wood

"Success is no accident. Its hard work, perseverance, learning, studying, sacrifice, and most of all love what you are doing or learning to do." 

Name: Ian Wood
Major: Business Administration
Hometown: Pittsburgh, PA
Graduating: Spring 2019

Why I came to Morrisville-

I came to Morrisville because it was the perfect fit for me. I wanted to go to a small school with a college town feel, earn a great degree and play college hockey.


Favorite thing to do on campus-

I enjoy having lunch with my friends at Seneca Dinning Hall and training in the great facilities our campus has to offer.



- Fishing

- Hiking

- Traveling

- Hanging out with friends 

Sarah Karaman

 I spend the majority of my free time at the gym! I love our gym and it feels like my home away from home at times. I also enjoy going to sporting events and connecting with peers whenever I get the chance.

Name: Sarah Karaman
Major: Human Performance and Health Promotion
Hometown: Hamilton, NY
Graduating: Spring 2018

Why I came to morrisville:

 I came to morrisville because I was having a series of hip surgeries done, some of which during my first few semesters here. I needed to be close to home to be taken care of and close to my doctors, so commuting to Morrisville seemed like the best option. When I researched Morrisville I found the HPHP program and it sounded like the perfect major for me, and sure enough it is! I love the small classes and the connections you can make with your professors and peers which goes beyond a typical college

Hobbies: Is working out a hobby?! I love being outdoors doing things like hiking and taking walks, I also love cooking/baking and enjoy using essential oils for basically everything!  

Nicole Chiappetta

Everything happens for a reason! Don’t be afraid to go out of your comfort zone and try new things! ‚Äč

Name: Nicole Chiappetta
Major: Equine Science and Management
Hometown: Trumbull, CT
Graduating: Spring 2018

Why I came to Morrisville:
I chose Morrisville because of the endless opportunities that the Equine program has to offer. Morrisville has by far the most hands on program around and that is the most important part of being an Equine major. Morrisville feels more like home than anything does and that is the best part about it! 

Favorite thing to do on campus:

 I love going to all the sporting events! Being an athlete on campus, I like being able to support my fellow athletes and friends! 



My hobbies include horseback riding, playing on the Morrisville softball team, skiing, and just doing anything outdoors! 

Dyandria Scott

"I can't change the direction of the wind, but I can adjust my sails to always reach my destination."  Jimmy Dean

Name: Dyandria Scott
Major: Nursing
Hometown: Long Island, NY
Graduating: Spring 2018

Why I came to Morrisville: I wanted a change from the city life and when I heard about Morrisville I knew it was a change I needed. I heard how great the Nursing program was at Morrisville and decided to transfer in. Throughout my time at Morrisville I have been through many crossroads along the way, but I keep my head up and continue to pursue my dreams.

Favorite thing to do on campus: Viewing the scenery during the seasons, looking at the stars, weekly movies in the theatre, and riding the carnival rides


Hobbies: Netflix, cooking, traveling, listening to music and crocheting.

Erin Plante

Wherever you go, go with all your heart. - Confucius

Name: Erin Plante
Major: Equine Science
Hometown: Huntington Square, NY
Graduating: Spring 2018

Why I came to Morrisville: It just felt right. I had visited a couple other campuses on my search for the right place for my degree. I walked on campus and felt like I was home. I was amazed by how much Morrisville had to offer for something I love so much, horses.

Favorite thing to do on campus: Cheer on our amazing football team at our games!

Hobbies: Horseback riding, ice skating, dancing and everything fun!

Jalen McCray

"The best preparation for tomorrow is doing your best today"

Name: Jalen McCray
Major: Journalism & Communication for Online Media
Hometown: Queens, NY
Graduating: Spring 2018

Why I came to Morrisville: I came to Morrisville State College because I know they had a great journalism program and I definitely didn’t want to stay in the city.

Favorite thing to do on campus: Hangout with my friends and being an Resident Assistant 

Hobbies: Play basketball, football, and working out

Maria Cortezano

My favorite thing to do on campus is play pool in STUAC with friends in between classes, and going to L.A.S.O meetings. 

Name: Maria Cortezano
Major: Criminal Justice
Hometown: White Plains, NY
Graduating: Spring 2019

Why I came to Morrisville:
I came to Morrisville because the environment was different then the chaos I’m used to in the city. Morrisville provided me a peaceful gateway from all the chaos and allowed me to really focus on my school work. The size of the classrooms was also a big bonus on my list. I could easily interact with my professors and really have a voice.  


-          Playing Pool

-          Watching movies

-          Going adventurous places

Favorite Quote/Words to live by:

“In order to carry a positive action we must develop here a positive vision” – Dalai Lama