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Morrisville State hockey volunteers for New York State Special Olympics "World Series of Bocce"

ROME, N.Y. – The Morrisville State College men’s ice hockey team joined the New York State Special Olympics On Saturday, September 13th at the “World Series of Bocce” event held in Rome, New York.

Members of the hockey team volunteered time to serve as officials for each individual game as the Special Olympics athletes competed for medals and recognition at the annual event.

Former Mustang assistant coach and Special Olympics Program Director for the Central New York Region, Sean Coakley, coordinated the event.

At the conclusion of the day, Morrisville State team members awarded each athlete an individual medal of competition.

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. 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.