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Morrisville State College awards four students scholarships

MORRISVILLE, N.Y. — Four Morrisville State College students have been awarded the American Hotel and Lodging Association Scholarship (AHLEF).

The AHLEF scholarships are awarded to sophomore students based on academic performance, hospitality work experience, extracurricular involvement, financial need and personal attributes.

Receiving $1,000 scholarships were the following resort & recreation service management: technology management students: Jessica Croop, of Whitney Point, NY, Alaina Stein, of Rochester, NY, and Eric Fox of DeRuyter, NY. Also receiving the scholarship was travel and tourism: hospitality management student, Kristen Offringa, of Grahamsville, NY.

Croop, Offringa and Stein are members of the International Food Service Executives Association (IFSEA). Stein, is also member of Eta Sigma Delta, a worldwide student hospitality honor society.

Offringa, who serves as the IFSEA president, is also a member of the student government organization (SGO) and is an admissions ambassador. Additionally, she serves on the budget information committee and was named to Pi Theta Kappa National Honor Society.

MSC is an affiliate member of the AHLEF.

Morrisville State College sets the world in motion for students. Curriculums are enriched with applied learning and pave the way for opportunity at both the Morrisville and Norwich campuses. An action-oriented, interactive learning lab, the college is a national leader in technology. Lauded for its exemplary, innovative and effective community service programs, the college was named to the 2012 President’s Higher Community Service Honor Roll. Visit to experience, Morrisville in motion.