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Two Appointed to College Council at Morrisville State College

MORRISVILLE, N.Y.— Two area residents have been appointed to serve on the College Council at Morrisville State College.

Appointed were:
Lawrence J. Baker, of Hamilton
Judith Noyes, of Munnsville

Baker worked at Morrisville State College for more than 42 years, before retiring in 2004 as assistant to the president for special projects, which included coordinating commencement and emeriti functions.

Throughout his career at Morrisville State College, he held numerous positions including instructor in the college’s School of Business, professor, chairman of the business division, vice president for administration and acting president. He has served on the College Foundation since 1980 and currently chairs its nominating committee.

An active member of his community, Baker serves as commissioner on the Municipal Utilities Commission in Hamilton, serves on the Community Memorial Hospital Board, is chairman of the Community Memorial Hospital Foundation, is a member of the Village of Hamilton Tree Committee and the Central New York Regional Planning and Development Board, and serves on the steering committee of the Lifelong Living Program at the Upstate Institute at Colgate.

Additionally, he is past treasurer of the Mid-York Foundation (a charitable organization) and served as trustee and mayor of Hamilton. In 1999, he was honored during a tribute to raise money for historic Madison Hall, in Morrisville, for his many years of community service in southern Madison County. He was recently honored with the Rotary Roses For Living Award.

Noyes, who has as extensive background working in the education field, served as University Librarian at Colgate University in Hamilton for 19 years. She also worked at the Canada Institute for Scientific and Technical Information, Ottawa, Ontario, and was head of the Education Library, University of New Brunswick, Fredericton, NB.

She is also active in the Brackett Foundation, an organization which funds education for refugees and works with Noyes Real Estate in Sherrill. Additionally, she is active in her community as a member of the Hamilton Garden Club and Hamilton Club, and serves on the Heritage Farm Board, the Madison County Historical Society Board and the New York State Historical Association Library Board.

“I am pleased to welcome Larry Baker and Judith Noyes to the College Council,” Ray Cross, Morrisville State College president, said. “Their respective experiences in higher education will benefit the institution, and I look forward to working with them.”

Morrisville State College offers more than 75 bachelor and associate degrees and options with eight new degrees being offered this fall: entrepreneurship and small business management, B.B.A.; nursing, B.S.; science, technology, and society, B.S.; journalism and communication for online media, B.S.; horticulture business management, B.T.; human performance and health promotion, B.S.; criminal justice, A.A.S. (Norwich Campus only); and human services, A.A.S. (Norwich Campus only).

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 associate degree programs in accounting, business, computer systems technology, office administration, liberal arts transfer, nursing, early childhood, criminal justice and human services to south central New York residents and employers. Students may also apply coursework to other associate or bachelor degrees at the main campus.