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Two place at IHSA Western National Championships

BURBANK, CA – Two of three Morrisville State College western team members placed at the IHSA Western National Championships held in Burbank, California last weekend.

Corey Hayes (Canton, NY) was the top finisher for the Mustangs, placing fourth in the intermediate western horsemanship class and Todd Bednarek (Jamesville, NY) placed seventh in open reining.

Ashley Kelkenberg (Akron, NY) represented Morrisville State in the high point rider competition.

Morrisville State entered its second year as a provisional member of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), Division III in the fall of 2007. Upon successful completion of the provisional period, Morrisville State will be a candidate for full accreditation as a member of the NCAA.

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.