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Two Morrisville State College students receive Beverly McKay Office Technology Award

MORRISVILLE, NY—Morrisville State College students Mailynn Amos, of Brewerton, and Zipporah Oparebea Opare, of Ghana, West Africa, are the recipients of this year’s Beverly McKay Office Technology Award, an annual scholarship presented to selected students majoring in office technology programs. 

Morrisville State College’s Office Technology Department annually presents the award totaling $1,000, which is generously contributed by Beverly McKay, a former MSC office technology instructor and department chair, along with her husband, David. Students with at least one full semester remaining at MSC are selected for the award, which is based on academics and written communication skills. 

Amos, 21, is a technology management-medical office technology bachelor’s degree student. Highly active on campus, she is a member of the Caribbean American Student Union (CASU), the Kappa Beta Delta Honor Society and the Omicron Delta Kappa Honor Society. Amos plans to pursue a master’s degree following graduation from MSC. 

Opare, 22, is majoring in medical office administration. The first of three siblings to attend college after moving to the United States in 2012, Opare will enter her fourth year of study at MSC this fall. She plans to work in the medical field following graduation before pursuing her goal of becoming a registered nurse. 

The award was presented to both students during the college’s annual office technology luncheon, held on National Administrative Professionals’ Day. 

Morrisville State College’s 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 and has been lauded for its exemplary, innovative and effective community service programs. 

The college was ranked among the Best Regional Colleges in the North by U.S. News and World Report Best Colleges 2017 issue and was also recognized in the Top Public Schools, Regional Colleges North in the 2017 Best Colleges rankings. For more information about Morrisville State College, visit