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Morrisville State College Students Receive Scholarships, Awards

MORRISVILLE, N.Y.—Students in Morrisville State College’s hospitality programs were recently awarded scholarships. The awards were based on academic achievement, financial need, hospitality work experience, campus involvement and commitment to the hospitality industry.

American Hotel and Lodging Foundation Scholarships were awarded to:
Julia Schmitt, of Prattsburgh, N.Y., a resort and recreation service management, bachelor degree major
Katrina Flint, of Almond, N.Y., a food service administration major
Jennifer Skeldon, of Genoa, N.Y., a gaming and casino management major
Ann Tanney, of West Winfield, N.Y., a resort and recreation service management, bachelor degree major

Hospitality Technology Department Awards were presented to:
Marcos Rogue, of Canastota, N.Y., a gaming and casino management major
Jarred Barnes, of Waterville, N.Y., a gaming and casino management major
Tim Dorak, of Canandaigua, N.Y., a gaming and casino management major
Patrick O’Shea, of Slingerlands, N.Y., a gaming and casino management major
Hitomi Morishita, of Japan, a resort and recreation service management, bachelor degree major
Hope Halberg, of Norwich, N.Y., a resort and recreation service management, bachelor degree major
Chie Hasagawa, of Japan, an individual studies major

The International Food Service Executives’ Association (IFSEA) Syracuse Branch Scholarship, based on academic achievement, financial need, commitment to the industry and involvement in campus activities and professional associations, was presented to the following students:
Ann Tanney, (see above)
Julia Schmitt, (see above)
Lyndsey Goodale, of Marcellus, N.Y., a restaurant management major
Samantha Sims, of Perry, N.Y., a restaurant management major
Matt Semerano, of Warwick, N.Y., a resort and recreation service management, bachelor degree major
Katrina Flint (see above)

The recipient of the Rosebrooks Scholarship was:
Samantha Sims (see above)

The Thomas V. Ciarrocchi Scholarship, given by Thomas V. Ciarrocchi, a member of the Class of 1947, based on academic achievement, leadership and interest in the food service industry, was presented to:
Bryn Butler, of Hartwick, N.Y., a resort and recreation service management, bachelor degree major
Leigh Ceisielski, of Georgetown, N.Y., a resort and recreation service management, bachelor degree major
Jarrett O’Hara, of Westdale, N.Y., a restaurant management major
Nathan Rose, of Camden, N.Y., a restaurant management major
Kayla Springstead, of Niskayuna, N.Y., a restaurant management major

The James Diesenroth Memorial Scholarship, based on good character, campus citizenship and campus involvement was presented to:
Jessica Clark, of Morrisville, N.Y., a food service administration major
Rachel Erken, of Oswego, N.Y., a resort and recreation service management, bachelor degree major

Casino Management Organization Awards were presented to:
Steve Bailey, of Red Creek, N.Y., a gaming and casino management major
Cory Ballou, of Oneonta, N.Y., an information technology—application software development major
Shane Barrow, of Schenevus, N.Y., a resort and recreation service management, bachelor degree major
Chris Cacace, of Cold Spring, N.Y., a gaming and casino management major
James Carroll, of Wappinger Falls, N.Y., a gaming and casino management major
Lou Cavallero, of Clinton, N.Y., a gaming and casino management major
Brett Freese, of Geneseo, N.Y., a gaming and casino management major
Luke Harrison, of Salamanca, N.Y., a gaming and casino management major
Henry Henderson, of Rome, N.Y., a gaming and casino management major
Joe McCants, of Bronx, N.Y., a gaming and casino management major
Ashlee Miller, of West Seneca, N.Y., a gaming and casino management major
Joe Ricapito, of Putnam Valley, N.Y., a travel and tourism/hospitality management major
Jen Skeldon (see above)
Jarrod Smith, of Connellsville, Pa., a gaming and casino management major
Dave Yafchak, of Clay, N.Y., a gaming and casino management major

The New York State Hospitality and Tourism Association Award, based on academic achievement, financial need and commitment to the hotel/motel industry was presented to Shanique Peterkin, of Bronx, N.Y., a travel and tourism/hospitality management major

The Bil Jones International Food Service Executives’ Association (IFSEA) Student Branch Award, presented to students who are members of IFSEA, was awarded to:
Samantha Sims, (above)
Curtis Thorpe, of Cassadaga, N.Y., a restaurant management major

The New York Hotel, Matt Morgan Scholarship is awarded to hospitality students based on faculty recommendations. The scholarship was presented to:
Joe Ricapito (see above)
Liam Faudree, of FairHaven, N.Y., a resort and recreation service management, bachelor degree major
Dave Yafchak (see above)

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.