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Morrisville State University Police, faculty, staff reach out to storm-ravaged community

MORRISVILLE, NY—Faculty, staff and New York State University Police at Morrisville State are reaching out today to assist the Smithfield community that was ravaged last night by a severe storm that claimed at least four lives and whose heavy winds toppled trees and wreaked widespread damage in the small, rural town.

Members of the college’s New York State University Police, under the direction of Chief Enrico D’Alessandro, are among emergency crews involved in recovery and clean-up efforts today.

Additionally, the college’s dining service, run by the Morrisville College Auxiliary (MAC), sent food in support of the more than 100 emergency responders estimated at the site this afternoon.

“Our thoughts are with the families who have lost loved ones and those whose lives have been affected by this devastating storm,” said Morrisville State President Dr. William Murabito.

Morrisville State sets the world in motion for students. Curricula 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 Education Service Honor Roll. The college was recognized, by U.S. News and World Report, in its top tier Best Regional Colleges list and ranked second among regional colleges nationwide for outperforming its anticipated graduation rate. Visit www.morrisville.edu to experience, Morrisville in motion.