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Morrisville State College Norwich Campus announces new Liberty Partnership staff

MORRISVILLE, N.Y.-- Dr. Ted Nichols, dean of Morrisville State College’s Norwich Campus, recently announced staff changes to its Liberty Partnership Program (LPP).

Megan Dennis was named Director of the Liberty Partnership Program, and is responsible for overseeing the program. Dennis, of Hamilton, earned a master’s degree in public administration from Binghamton University. Prior to LPP, she worked for the Morrisville State College Bridge Program as an employment and career counselor.

“We are delighted to have someone with Megan’s background and experience working with our partner school districts,” Nichols said.

In addition, Joseph Sergio and Jilene Nichols were hired as student/family education advocates for LPP. Advocates offer students academic tutoring, college and career planning and conflict resolution training in both one-on-one and group settings, in addition to establishing partnerships with community agencies in the area to provide quality services to students in Chenango County.

Sergio, of Sidney, who focuses on the Otselic Valley Central School District, earned a bachelor’s degree in interpersonal/organizational communications from SUNY Geneseo.

Nichols, of Unadilla, works with both the Bainbridge-Guilford Central School District and the Norwich City School District. She earned a master’s degree in school counseling from SUNY Oneonta.

The LPP is funded through a grant by the New York State Education Department. Morrisville State College’s Norwich Campus has served as the Chenango County host agency for this program since its inception 16 years ago.

The LPP currently serves approximately 150 young people in the Unadilla Valley Central School District and Otselic Valley Central School District. The Bainbridge-Guilford Central School District and Norwich City School District began hosting the LPP program in January.

For more information, call the Norwich Campus Liberty Partnership office at 607-334-5144 or visit www.highered.nysed.gov/kiap/PCPPU/lpp/home1.htm.

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.

The Norwich Campus offers associate degree programs in business, technologies, liberal arts transfer, and nursing to Chenango County area residents and employers. Its new academic building, Roger W. Follett Hall, opened in June 2005 to accommodate the growing need for programs and services.

For more information, call (607) 334-5144 or visit www.morrisville.edu/norwich.


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