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Morrisville State College's Norwich Campus Honors Retiree

MORRISVILLE, N.Y.—Staff from Morrisville State College’s Norwich Campus recently honored one of their retirees for 20 years of dedicated service.

David Paul, of Woodstock, Georgia, who taught English and speech, and his wife, Kathy, were honored during a retirement luncheon held at the Ontario Hotel in Norwich.

“While David taught from 1986 to 2006, he actively participated in the significant transformation of the campus to the modern teaching and learning center it is today,” Dr. Ted Nichols, dean of the Norwich Campus, said.

“Throughout the years, hundreds of students benefited from his lively and challenging classes and several have said they consider Mr. Paul to have been the professor who made the greatest difference in their lives,” Nichols said.
In honor of his service, the Norwich staff presented Paul and his wife with a plaque and framed print of Roger W. Follett Hall, which opened its doors in June 2005 to accommodate the growing need for programs and services.
Paul, formerly of Norwich, holds bachelor and master’s degrees from the State University College at Oneonta.
The Norwich Campus has played an important role in addressing the higher education and training needs throughout Chenango County by providing affordable, quality educational opportunities for more than 35 years.

For more information about the Norwich Campus, call 607-334-5144 or visit

Roger W. Follett Hall on the Norwich Campus, located at 20 Conkey Ave., adjacent to the Eaton Center in Norwich, is infused with technology including a wireless network, ThinkPad University integration and “smart classrooms” with ceiling-mounted LCD projectors, VHS, DVD and document camera interface. This allows students and faculty to project from a wide range of media to the retractable ceiling mounted screens. Video conferencing between remote sites is also available, enabling real time audio and video communication between two or more locations for distance learning, professional development and corporate meetings.

Morrisville State College offers 13 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 recently announced its first standalone degree in early childhood and also offers associate degree programs in business, computer and office technology, liberal arts transfer, and nursing to Chenango County area residents and employers. Students may also apply coursework to other associate or bachelor degrees at the main campus.

The Norwich Campus also offers a range of non-credit courses, customized training, and conference services.