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Morrisville State College Students Receive Taze Huntley Scholarships

MORRISVILLE, N.Y.—Three Morrisville State College students were recently awarded Taze Huntley Memorial Scholarships from the Morrisville College Foundation.

The scholarships, in the amount of $400 each, are based on good citizenship and character, academic achievement and campus involvement. The scholarship is named after former faculty member, Taze R. Huntley.

Taze Huntley Memorial Scholarship recipients are:
Kelly Gentile, of Dover Plains, N.Y., a business administration major
Casey Hofmann, of Sodus, N.Y., an information technology - network administration bachelor degree major
Kirsten Naylor, of Cazenovia, N.Y., a dietetic technician - nutrition and dietetics major

Gentile is active in the Student Government Organization (SGO) as the public relations director and serves on the Election Advocacy Panel of SGO, is a member of the Campus Activities Board (CAB) and works at the campus Academic Support Center. Outside of school, she works for the New York City Mission Society Camp Green Acres, in Dover Plains, N.Y., working with families, elderly and terminally ill children.

Hofmann is active on-campus as the alumni phonathon coordinator, tutor in the Academic Support Center and student representative to the Morrisville Alumni Board of Directors.

Naylor has participated in the campus health fair and Technology Career Day, representing the nutrition program in both, and has helped organize student study groups for nutrition and dietetics majors. She also works two part-time jobs.

More than 550 Morrisville State College students benefited from Morrisville College Foundation Scholarships and Awards during 2005.

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.