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Morrisville State College Student Wins Diesel Award

MORRISVILLE, N.Y.--Chad Edwards, a diesel technology student at Morrisville State College, recently won a regional competition sponsored by Cummins Inc., one of the world’s largest diesel engine designer and manufacturers.

Edwards, of Adams, N.Y., is the winner of Cummins Northeast’s Outstanding Diesel Student Award competition. Nominated by Fred Bach, Morrisville State College professor of agricultural engineering, Edwards won the Syracuse distributorship’s local contest and Cummins Northeast’s regional competition for a chance to compete nationally.

All nominated students must be graduating students enrolled in a diesel technology program. Edwards was chosen based on an essay, faculty recommendation and application information.

He was presented with a $250 award, a Cummins jacket and certificate by David Powers, sales manager of the Syracuse Cummins distributorship.

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.