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State Senator David J. Valesky will be keynote speaker at Morrisville State College commencement May 18

MORRISVILLE, N.Y.¬— State Sen. David J. Valesky will address Morrisville State College students during the college’s 102nd commencement ceremony May 18 at 1 p.m. in the recreation center.

Valesky, who represents the 53rd Senate District, comprised of Madison County and parts of Oneida and Onondaga counties, was elected to the New York State Senate in November 2004.

He serves as the Deputy Leader of the Independent Democratic Conference, as the Chairman of the Senate Commerce, Economic Development and Small Business Committee, and also serves on the Local Government Committee.

A strong supporter of New York’s agricultural business and longtime advocate for Morrisville State College, Valesky was instrumental in securing funding for the college’s aquaponics greenhouse and equine rehabilitation center.

While in office he has sponsored several laws to promote investment in communities and encourage businesses to locate and stay in New York State.

Valesky is a member of the Aging; Agriculture; Banks; Education; Higher Education; Insurance; and Rules Committees, and is also a member of the Legislative Sportsmen’s Caucus and the Rural Resources Commission.

A native of Oneida, Valesky earned a bachelor’s degree in mathematics from the State University of New York at Potsdam, and a master’s degree in political science from the University of Connecticut.

Morrisville State College sets the world in motion for students. Curriculums are enriched with applied learning and pave the way for opportunity at both the Morrisville and Norwich campuses. An action-oriented, interactive learning lab, the college is a national leader in technology. Lauded for its exemplary, innovative and effective community service programs, the college was named to the 2012 President’s Higher Community Service Honor Roll. Visit to experience, Morrisville in motion.