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SUNY Morrisville liberal arts students receive departmental honors

MORRISVILLE, NY—SUNY Morrisville students were honored for their outstanding achievements during the 18th annual School of Liberal Arts Banquet, which is part of the college’s annual celebration of academic excellence.

The Applied Psychology Student of the Year, chosen by the director of psychology and program faculty, was presented to Elijah Coudriet, of Syracuse.

The Journalism and Communications for Online Media Student of the Year, chosen by the Journalism Department, was presented to Jubilee Baez, of Bronx.

Taiquasha Tedder, of Bronx, and Jordan Salyers, of Watertown, were recipients of the Criminal Justice Student of the Year award. Chosen by the Criminal Justice Department, consideration for the award is based on academic drive, involvement in activities and service to the major and/or criminal justice field.

Receiving the Mary T. Brown Teacher Education Transfer Student of the Year Award was Shanae Wright, of Smyrna, a liberal arts and sciences: adolescence education student.

Mitch Meigs, of Cazenovia, was named the Humanities and Social Science Student of the Year. The award is chosen from nominations made by program faculty.

The School of Liberal Arts Outstanding Graduate of the Year was presented to Indy Neidhart, a liberal arts and sciences: childhood education major from Waterville. The honoree is chosen by the Liberal Arts Awards Banquet Committee based on nominations from school faculty, and recognizes a graduating student who has a strong academic record and demonstrates leadership and service.

The School of Liberal Arts Friend of the Year was presented to Clear Path for Veterans, located in Chittenango.

The School of Liberal Arts Scholar-Athlete of the Year was awarded to Ciara Lark, of Ontario, Canada, an applied psychology student. The honor is presented to a student-athlete who has an outstanding record of academic achievement, service and leadership. She also received the Art W. and Doris Roberts Scholarship. Based on exemplary student achievement, the scholarship honors Art W. Roberts, professor emeritus of humanities at SUNY Morrisville, and his wife, Doris, a college supporter.

Suzanne Chick, a nursing student from Fayetteville, was selected by a committee of faculty judges as the winner of the Campus Poetry Contest.

SUNY Morrisville’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 2018 issue and was also recognized in the Top Public Schools, Regional Colleges North in the 2018 Best Colleges rankings. For more information about SUNY Morrisville, visit www.morrisville.edu.