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Morrisville State College students, faculty, staff to hold walk-a-thon to benefit disaster relief

MORRISVILLE, N.Y.--Morrisville State College students, with help from faculty and staff, have organized a walk-a-thon to benefit those affected by Hurricanes Katrina and Rita.

The “Walking to New Orleans” fundraiser will be held Oct. 2 from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Morrisville State College football field track. Participants will gather sponsors and pledges and may either be sponsored for the walk in full or on a per-lap basis. All proceeds will be given to the Red Cross.

The event is sponsored by the college’s Sheila Johnson Institute, which will also donate $1 per lap walked in addition to pledges received. The college’s MSC Responds committee, comprised of students, faculty and staff members, is assisting. Ongoing efforts by MSC Responds and the college community have already resulted in a $2,500 donation to the Red Cross.

Both walkers and sponsors are being actively sought. Sign-up forms and donation canisters will be available on Sept. 30 in two campus locations: in Seneca Dining Center from noon to 2 p.m. and in the John W. Stewart Center for Student Activities from 5 to 7 p.m. For more information, contact Heston Roberts at or Paul O’Neil at

Morrisville State College offers 12 bachelor degrees and a wide variety of associate degrees and options. Considered to be one of the most technologically advanced colleges in the nation for its ThinkPad University program and wireless technology initiative, the college recently became the first in the nation to comprehensively replace landlines in residence halls with individual cellular phones. Morrisville State College was also chosen as one of the top five colleges in the nation for campus activities by Campus Activities magazine. The Morrisville State College Norwich Campus also offers programs in business, technologies, liberal arts/education transfer, and nursing to Chenango County area residents and employers.