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Morrisville State College Norwich Campus Receives Funding from State Senator Thomas Libous for Hybrid Vehicle

NORWICH, N.Y. – As gas prices rise to new record levels, Morrisville State College’s Norwich Campus will receive some relief in the form of a hybrid vehicle.

The campus recently received $25,000 in funding through Senator Thomas Libous (R-Binghamton) to purchase the vehicle.

It will provide transportation for Norwich Campus staff, who currently use their own vehicles, to expand educational services in Chenango County, including planning for and implementation of customized employee training, college outreach programs, dual credit high school/college courses, student internships and cooperative programs designed to serve the economic and human development needs of the county.

“Morrisville State College became a great asset to my constituents when it opened its Norwich Campus. This new hybrid vehicle will allow the college to further expand its reach in Chenango County in a more efficient and environmentally conscious way,” Libous said.

“We are extremely grateful to Senator Libous for this funding allocation,” Marsha Cornelius, interim director of the Norwich Campus, said. “A dedicated hybrid vehicle will assist the campus in extending its reach and service in Chenango County while reducing our fuel costs and carbon footprint.”

The college is currently analyzing available vehicle options and will purchase the vehicle in the next few months.

Morrisville State College offers more than 75 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 was 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 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.

The Norwich Campus also offers a range of non-credit/community education courses, customized training and conference services.