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Oneida Savings Bank Donates $30,000 to Morrisville State Athletics

MORRISVILLE, N.Y.­ – Oneida Savings Bank, a long time supporter of Morrisville State College Athletics, demonstrated their continued commitment to the college’s intercollegiate athletic initiatives through a three-year pledge totaling $30,000.

The donation will fund a complete renovation of the locker room used by the Mustang football team. 

“We’re very excited about the work this donation will allow us to do,” said Greg Carroll, Director of Athletics at Morrisville State.  “This particular area is in dire need of some upgrades.  We have taken great strides with facilities at the college in recent years and the work we look to do in this part of the John W. Stewart Student Activities Building will provide better accommodations for our players while helping us recruit quality student-athletes to the program in the coming years.  Oneida Savings Bank has been our program’s strongest supporter and we are tremendously grateful for the demonstration of confidence they have in us to represent their organization.”

This most recent partnership comes upon the completion of a previous five year sponsorship agreement between Morrisville and Oneida Savings Bank through which the local bank provided scoreboards at Lemery Field used by the college’s soccer and lacrosse team, the softball and baseball fields, and the gymnasium in the student activities center where intercollegiate basketball, volleyball, and wrestling contests are conducted.

“The Oneida Savings Charitable Foundation is a proud and continuing supporter of the innovative ideas and programs that Morrisville State College has brought to the community,” said Eric Stickles, Executive Vice-President and CFO for Oneida Savings Bank.  “Enriching the lives of the next generation of leaders is just one more way Oneida Savings is ‘Your link to a brighter future’.”

Oneida Savings Bank was established in 1966 and operates 12 full service banking offices in Madison, Oneida, and Onondaga Counties.  The Oneida Charitable Foundation, established in 1998, supports and sustains local community programs and organizations.

Morrisville State enters its third year as a provisional member of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), Division III in 2008. 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.