News Center

Back to News Center

Students, Staff Receive Awards During Liberal Arts Tea

MORRISVILLE, N.Y.– Morrisville State College liberal arts students, faculty and staff were recently honored for their achievements during the sixth annual Liberal Arts Tea. The event is part of the college’s annual celebration of academic excellence.

Named Liberal Arts Athlete-of-the-Year was Nao Murakami, of Japan, a member of the men’s soccer team and a liberal arts and sciences – social science major. The award is given to a student who is a role model in both athletics and academics,

The Liberal Arts Theater-Participant-of-the-Year Award, given to students who excel in theater productions on campus, was presented to Matt Jahnke, of Milford, N.Y., an animal science – dairy major, and Aaron Lehman, of Alfred Station, N.Y., a landscape architectural studies major.

The Liberal Arts WCVM Patron Award is given to a person who has made significant contributions to the successful programming of WCVM, the Morrisville State College student radio station. This year's recipient was Mike Coad, of Munnsville, N.Y., a locksmith at the college.

The Liberal Arts Tutor-of-the-Year Award, given to a student who excels as a tutor in the Academic Support Center, was presented to Rashida Conteh, of New York, N.Y., an individual studies major.

The Individual Studies Student-of-the-Year Award, given to the most outstanding student in the individual studies program, was presented to John Casterline, of Cortland, N.Y.

Named Education Student-of-the-Year was Dustin Losurdo, of Blossvale, N.Y., a liberal arts and sciences – social science major.

The Social Science Student-of-the-Year Award, given to the most outstanding student in the liberal arts and sciences – social science program, was awarded to Chad Hall, of Oneida, N.Y.

The Journalism Student-of-the-Year Award, given to the most outstanding student in the journalism program, was presented to Marisa Bates, of Delanson, N.Y.

Receiving Johnson Institute Scholarships Awards were:
Alex Baah, of Bronx, N.Y., an individual studies major
John Casterline, of Cortland, N.Y., an individual studies major
Michael Knox, of Madison, a liberal arts and sciences – social science major
Ellery Valdez, of Corona, N.Y., a liberal arts and sciences – humanities and social science major
Magdaline Nsiah, of Bronx, N.Y., an individual studies major
Syhisha Mendez, of Bronx, N.Y., an individual studies major
Antoinette Comer, of Syracuse, N.Y., an individual studies major
Preston Bell, of Brooklyn, N.Y., an individual studies major
Gavin Terry, of Shaker Heights, N.Y., a liberal arts and sciences – humanities and social science major

The Liberal Arts Alumni Scholarship Award was presented to Erin Jones, of Oneida, N.Y.

The Chancellor’s Award for Student Excellence was given to Frank Vair, of Chittenango, N.Y., a liberal arts and sciences – social science major.

Receiving the Friend of the Liberal Arts Award was Stephanie Lawhorne, of Madison, N.Y., director of the college’s Academic Support Center.

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.