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Morrisville State College Students, Staff Receive Awards During Liberal Arts Tea

MORRISVILLE, N.Y.— Morrisville State College liberal arts students, faculty and staff were recently honored for their achievements during the seventh annual Liberal Arts Tea. The event is part of the college’s annual celebration of academic excellence.

Named Liberal Arts Athlete-of-the-Year was Nick Carelli, of Canada, a member of the men’s ice hockey team and a liberal arts and sciences: humanities and social science major. The award is given to a student who is a role model in both athletics and academics.

The Liberal Arts Theater-Participant-of-the-Year Award, given to students who excel in theater productions on campus, was presented to Karl Driesel, of Kent, N.Y., a wood products technology major.

The Liberal Arts WCVM Patron Award is given to a person who has made significant contributions to the successful programming of WCVM, the Morrisville State College student radio station. This year's recipient was Mark Kimball, of Oneida, N.Y., an employee in the college’s Physical Plant Department.

The Liberal Arts Tutor-of-the-Year Award, given to a student who excels as a peer tutor in the Academic Support Center, was presented to Joshua Smith, of Canastota, N.Y., a liberal arts and sciences: humanities and social science major. Smith also received the Humanities Student-of-the-Year Award.

The Individual Studies Student-of-the-Year Award, given to the most outstanding student in the individual studies program, was presented to Masato Kondo, of Japan.

Receiving the Mary T. Brown Education Student-of-the-Year Award was Brittany Biviano, of Norwich, N.Y., a liberal arts and sciences: teacher education transfer—early childhood major.

The Social Science Student-of-the-Year Award, given to the most outstanding student in social science, was awarded to Jessica Wilkinson, of Weedsport, N.Y., a liberal arts and sciences: humanities and social science major.
The Journalism Student-of-the-Year Award, given to the most outstanding student in the journalism technology program, was presented to Jawann Hayes, of Brooklyn, N.Y.

The Honorary Liberal Arts Student-of-the-Year Award was presented to Bryan Williams, of Chittenango, N.Y., a technology management: information technology bachelor of business administration degree major.

The Liberal Arts Alumni Scholarship Award was presented to Tim Barth, of Honeoye Falls, N.Y., a liberal arts and sciences: teacher education transfer—adolescence major.

Receiving the Friend of the Liberal Arts Award was John Schuster, of Morrisville, N.Y., senior assistant librarian in the college’s library.

Morrisville State College offers more than 70 bachelor and associate degrees and options. Considered to be one of the most technologically advanced colleges in the nation for its ThinkPad University program and wireless technology initiative, the college recently became the first in the nation to comprehensively replace landlines in residence halls with individual cellular phones. Morrisville State College was also chosen as one of the top five colleges in the nation for campus activities by Campus Activities magazine.

The Morrisville State College Norwich Campus offers programs in business, computer technology, office administration, liberal arts/education transfer, nursing and early childhood to Chenango County area residents and employers. Students may also apply coursework to other associate or bachelor degrees at the main campus.