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Morrisville State College Honors Students

MORRISVILLE, N.Y.—The School of Science and Technology at Morrisville State College recently awarded 27 scholarships to 45 students during an honors dinner that was part of the college’s Academic Excellence Week.

The School of Science and Technology Award, based on academic excellence and campus involvement, was presented to Nicholas Gagliostro, of Auburn, N.Y, a mechanical engineering technology major, David Godoy, of Oswego, N.Y., a mechanical engineering technology major, and Lisa Schmitt, of Oneonta, N.Y., an architectural studies and design major.

The Morrisville Alumni Association sponsors a school awards program in each of the college’s academic schools during the spring semester. The Alumni Association Award in the School of Science and Technology was presented to Amanda Nettleton, of Apalachin, N.Y., a nursing major

The Taze Huntley Memorial Scholarship, given to a student based on academic excellence, citizenship, and campus involvement, was presented to Kirsten Naylor, of Oswego, N.Y., a dietetic technician major.

The Crawford Scholarship was presented to Maria Adejoro, of Bronx, N.Y., a liberal arts and sciences: math and science major. This scholarship, based on academic performance, is given at the end of the freshman year to a student majoring in the traditional sciences.

The Timothy Cadwell Memorial Scholarship, in memory of Timothy Cadwell, Class of 1987, is given to a second-year student pursuing a degree in medical laboratory technology. The award was presented to Jessica Jones, of Oneida, N.Y.

The Madge Snyder Scholarship was presented to DeAnna Fox, of Kirkville, N.Y., a health-related studies major. This award is given annually to a student in good academic standing who represents “solid character and citizenship” who may continue in a career in biology.

The Elizabeth Hill Scholarship, given to a returning senior nursing student who is a single parent, was presented to Desiree Palmer, of New Woodstock, N.Y.

The Tony Patane Award, given to an African-American or Latino student in an engineering technology program who is of solid character and in good academic standing, was presented to Julio Torres, of Bronx, N.Y., an architectural studies and design major.

The Mary E. Jenks Award was presented to Jill Charles, of Hamilton, N.Y., a nursing major. The award is named for a 1971 graduate of Morrisville State College who, as an adult student, built a rewarding career in the health care field despite a vision impairment. The award is given annually to a student who has overcome hardships to complete a nursing degree and has demonstrated outstanding attitude and achievement in the program.

The Distinguished Nursing Student Award, presented to a graduating senior nursing student who has demonstrated professional attributes and leadership abilities as well as a commitment to lifelong learning, was awarded to Brenda Thorna, of Oneida, N.Y.

Roger Follett Foundation Awards, given to students who reside in Chenango County and are pursuing nursing degrees, were presented to:
Deborah Conklin, of Norwich, N.Y.
Mary Crotts, of Oxford, N.Y.
Terri Grey, of Norwich, N.Y.
Victoria Matott, of Sherburne, N.Y.
Tonya Tefft, of Oxford, N.Y.

Receiving a New York State Federation of Home Bureaus Inc. Scholarship was Mary Jo Middaugh, of New Woodstock, N.Y., a dietetic technician major, and Deborah Conklin (see above). This award is given to a nutrition and nursing student who enhance the quality of life at home and in the community.

The Architecture Alumni Foundation Award, presented to a student who exemplifies the high academic standards, creative drive, and personal characteristics required for success in the field of architecture, was given to Joseph Ackermann, of Cochecton, N.Y., an architectural studies and design major.

The Architectural Monograph Gift Award was presented to Joseph Ackermann (see above) and Ryan Schicker, of Hamlin, N.Y., both architectural studies and design majors. The award is an individual gift of a monograph, or written account of a single subject, to two graduating architectural studies and design students. Students are selected by architectural faculty based on academic performance, interest, dedication and personal contributions to the architectural college community.

The Architectural Portfolio Award was presented to Zachary Allen, of Webster, N.Y., and Heather Ray, of Morrisville, N.Y., both architectural studies and design majors. This award is presented to graduating students in the architectural studies and design program who have created exemplary portfolios.

The New York State Engineering Technology Association (NYSETA) Scholarship is given to a student who has participated in a student club affiliated with a discipline of engineering or architecture and has demonstrated aptitude, commitment, talent and leadership in the areas of academics, campus service and/or student activities pertaining to technology. This year’s winner was Heather Ray (see above).

The Barden Homes Scholarship, awarded to a wood products technology or residential construction student who exemplifies high academic standards, was presented to Tyler Chiasson, of Tupper Lake, N.Y., a residential construction major.

The Mohawk Valley Home Builders Association and William Morehouse Scholarship was awarded to Thomas Knapp, of Newburgh, N.Y., and Zachary Sharp, of Sterling, N.Y., both residential construction majors. This scholarship is awarded to a residential construction student(s), based on academic achievement and leadership who is pursuing a degree in the home-building industry.

The Tioga Hardwoods Scholarship, awarded to a freshman majoring in wood products technology, is based on academic achievement, demonstrated interest in the wood products industry, and citizenship. Priority is given to non-traditional students. This year’s winner was Karl Driesel, of Kent, N.Y.

New England Kiln Drying Association Awards were presented to James Costello, of Oneida, N.Y., Dale Johnston, of Phoenix, N.Y., and Weston Schloss, of Altmar, N.Y., all wood products technology majors. Awards are based on interest in the wood products industry and academic performance.

The George Cuney Memorial Scholarship was presented to Mark Proulx, of Cortland, N.Y., an automotive technology – Ford ASSET major, Tory Blum, of Skaneateles, N.Y., and Christopher Ricci, of Hardwick, N.J., both automotive technology, bachelor degree majors. This award was established by the Automotive Department in honor of the late Morrisville State College professor, George Cuney. The award is given to students who have a minimum grade point average of 2.5 and display characteristics of good character, campus citizenship, and campus and community involvement, which emulate the late professor.

The Automotive Faculty Award, given to a first-year automotive student(s) and based on academic achievement and good character, was presented to Melvin Lorber, of Walker Valley, N.Y., an automotive service specialist major, and Thomas Stinson, of Poughkeepsie, N.Y., an automotive technology major.

The David Vockins Memorial Scholarship was presented to Corey Smith, of Fairport, N.Y., an automotive technology, bachelor degree major, and George Stoddard, of Canastota, N.Y., an automotive technology—Ford ASSET major. In memory of David Vockins, a 1967 automotive technology graduate, recipients of this award are evaluated based on merit, good character, citizenship and campus involvement.

The Malcolm B. Galbreath Scholarship was presented to Nicholas Gagliostro, (see above). The award is in honor of Malcolm G. Galbreath, the third president of Morrisville State College, under whose leadership the engineering departments were created. The scholarship is given to students enrolled in engineering or traditional sciences who plan to continue their education in a baccalaureate program.

Receiving the Charles A. Talamo Jr. Memorial Scholarship was Kenneth Bechtel, of Burt, N.Y., and Timothy Nicoletti, of Cochecton, N.Y., both mechanical engineering technology students. The scholarship is given to a highly motivated mechanical engineering technology student(s) who plans to transfer to a baccalaureate program.

The Mechanical Technology Faculty Award, presented to a student(s) who exemplifies the high academic standards and personal characteristics necessary for success in the field of engineering technology, was presented to Aron Brown, of Fayetteville, N.Y., and David Graves, of Central Square, N.Y.

The Abbott Laboratories Design and Drafting Technology Award was given to Paul Holliday, of Eaton, N.Y., a design and drafting technology major. The award is presented to a design and drafting technology student who exemplifies the dedication and enthusiasm required for success in the field.

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.