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Morrisville State College faculty/staff members honored by SUNY Chancellor

MORRISVILLE, N.Y.– Three Morrisville State College faculty/staff members were recently honored by the State University of New York and SUNY Chancellor Nancy Zimpher.

Receiving the SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching is:
Dr. Anne Schaper Englot, of Fayetteville

The SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching recognizes professors who show outstanding skill in the classroom, scholarship and professional growth, commitment to students and high academic standards.

Receiving the SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Professional Service is:
Douglas Trew, of Munnsville

The SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Professional Service recognizes outstanding job performance by professional staff in administrative positions and those who have transcended the normal definitions of excellence.

Receiving the SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Classified Service is:
Lt. David Duchene, of Oneida

The SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Classified Service recognizes employees who have consistently demonstrated superlative performance within and beyond their position.

Englot, Trew and Duchene will be recognized during the college’s 101st annual commencement ceremony which will be held May 19 at 1 p.m. in the recreation center.

Englot, professor of architectural studies and design, has worked at the college full time since 1997.
Throughout her tenure, she has served in numerous capacities, including as the SUNY University faculty senator, speaker of the Morrisville State College Faculty Congress and as a member of the Community Service Initiative Committee, a group which provides opportunities for students to use their skills and knowledge in service to the community. She also served as chair of the Engineering Technologies Department.

A founding member of the Laptop Committee, Englot was instrumental in launching the “ThinkPad University” concept on the Morrisville State College campus. A former advisor of the college’s Architecture Club, she also instituted the Architectural Lecture Series on campus.

Her vast campus involvement includes writing grants, devising new program proposals and curriculum development. She has also presented seminars and workshops, and engages in research to stay current in the architecture field.

Her dedication is also evident in her receipt of the Morrisville State College Distinguished Faculty Award in 2010.

In and outside of the classroom, Englot engages students in hands-on experiences, including designing homeless shelters and raising awareness during National Hunger and Homelessness week as well as volunteering with her students for Habitat for Humanity. She and her students have also donated their time assisting Caz Cares, an organization that accepts food for the needy in Madison County.

“She has left her mark across the campus in her extraordinary dedication in the classroom, in her unwavering commitment to community service, in her passion for faculty government, and in the limitless energy, warmth and patience she has always demonstrated for her students,” said Lisa Rusch, a colleague who served on volunteer committees with Englot.

Englot is a member of the Society of Architectural Historians, an associate member of the American Institute of Architects and has been a board member of the Continuum of Care, a task force which addresses the issue of homelessness in rural Madison and Oneida Counties. She has been involved with numerous professional organizations including the New York State Engineering Technology Association, and the Association of University Women. Additionally, she served as the student club advisor of the National Organization of Minority Architects (NOMA).

Englot holds an interdisciplinary PhD. in the humanities and a master of architecture, both from Syracuse University and a bachelor degree in French language and literature and studio art from Binghamton University. She was certified as a green associate with the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) program in 2011.

Englot and her husband, Peter, live in Fayetteville. They have two children.

Trew, instructional support technician/dairy herd manager, joined Morrisville State College in 2004. In his position, he oversees six employees, works with a program that contains approximately 80 dairy, animal science and ag business students, and works with a herd of more than 500 animals.

His duties range from providing general nutrition to the college’s dairy cattle, monitoring general herd health, and utilizing proper milking procedures, to maintaining and repairing feeding equipment, and repairing and maintaining farm equipment.

As part of the college community, Trew has taken part in a variety of conferences. He has also served on numerous dairy committees, including the Dairy Advisory Committee and the Dairy Profit Team, and represents the college on the Agricultural Program Committee with the county Cornell Cooperative Extension Association.

Trew also instructs students in hand-on courses relating to barn duty and teaches DairyComp, a complicated dairy software package that keeps track of production and cows’ health. In addition, he works with the Student Heifer Rearing & Raising Program (SHARRP’s).

Trew’s leadership has positively affected the dairy farm. He was instrumental in converting the farm to producing its own forages, helping lower overall feed costs, in addition to enhancing the dairy farm with the latest technology, including the AFI and Feedwatch systems.

His achievements include increasing the herd size from 125 to 240 milking cows, and representing Morrisville State College at the Keenan Dairy World Summit in Washington, D.C., where the college was recognized for its feed efficiency. Following the summit, Keenan flew Trew to England and Scotland to give presentations to farmers about feed efficiency and high milk production.

Prior to working at Morrisville State College Trew was a mechanic for Center State Agriculture and owned and operated Trew Crest Farms, a 150-cow dairy farm, for more than two decades.

“Doug’s hard work and dedication to the dairy farm and students have earned him the respect of his supervisors, peers, students, and professionals in the industry,” said Shawn Bossard, farm manager. “He created a learning environment that is second to none.”

“Thanks to Mr. Trew, I have been able to not only succeed, but also excel as a herd manager due to his past and present teachings,” said Brian Buell, a 2009 graduate of the dairy program. “To this day, I look to him for advice on various nutrition, medication, and management questions that I run in to on a daily basis.”

Trew earned an associate’s degree in agricultural engineering from Morrisville State College. He and his wife live in Munnsville. They have three children.

Duchene, a NYS university police officer, has worked at Morrisville State College for 28 years. Starting as a campus safety officer, he became a university police officer in 1999 and was promoted to lieutenant in 2003.

His career has been decorated with commendations, among them; the Significant Contribution to DWI Enforcement Award – Madison County Stop DWI in 1988, 1989, 1991, 1994, and 1998, and a Professionalism Award from the Public Safety Directors Association in 1996. He is also a recipient of numerous college awards including the Student Government Organization (SGO) Service and Dedication Award and the SGO Outstanding University Police Officer Award.

The University Police lead firearms instructor at Morrisville for 16 years, Duchene has also assisted with training at various academies, including the NYS University Police Academies. He also works part time with the Madison County Sheriff’s Office.

“Dave has more than 28 years serving the students of MSC and is looked up to by all members of University Police statewide,” said Rick D’Alessandro, University Police chief at Morrisville State College. “He is a true contributor to the safety and well-being of the students, faculty and staff as well as all visitors to the campus.”

“His professionalism on the job, along with his attitude, makes him a model University Police officer,” said Jim Taylor, instructional support specialist in the Agricultural Engineering Department who nominated Duchene for the award. “Honoring him is a way to let him know his contributions have not gone unnoticed.”

Duchene earned a bachelor degree from SUNY Institute of Technology and an associate degree from SUNY Cobleskill. He and his wife live in Oneida. They have one daughter.

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