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Morrisville State students receive equine scholarship

MORRISVILLE, NY—Two Morrisville State students were recently awarded the Bridget Kate Publicover Scholarship.

The scholarship, based on academic achievement and campus involvement, is awarded annually by the Morrisville College Foundation to an equine major(s).

Publicover died in a campus accident in 2004. The award honors the equine student’s spirit and enthusiasm which reached beyond horses on the Morrisville State campus where she was also team manager of the men’s hockey team.

Receiving the award were:

Kaitlin Mays, of Newfane, a 2013 equine science and management graduate, and Danielle Zaccheo, of Tillson, an equine science bachelor degree student.

Mays, was a member of the varsity hunt seat equestrian team and has been horseback riding for 12 years. She also volunteered for the Equi-Star Therapeutic Riding Center, an organization in Burt, NY which enriches the lives of people with disabilities through equine-related activities.

Zaccheo, a licensed veterinary technician, is a member of the New York Association of Veterinary Technicians, the United States Equestrian Federation, the American Quarter Horse Association and the American Paint Horse Association. She is also a member of the New York State Horse Council.

Morrisville State College’s equine program is one of the most recognized in the nation, known for the diversity of its academic offerings with specializations in breeding, western, hunt seat, draft/driving, thoroughbred racing, standardbred racing, business, and now equine rehabilitation and therapy, and for successful business enterprises that serve the equine industry through its Equine Institute.

The college offers a bachelor of technology degree in equine science and two associate degrees in equine racing management and equine and science management. Facilities include an equine rehabilitation facility, an equine breeding and training center, a 34,000 square-foot breeding and hunter/jumper facility, a breeding and foaling barn, hunter/jumper barn, stallion barn, a complete breeding laboratory, collection area, laptop classrooms and four indoor arenas.

Morrisville State 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.