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Morrisville State College Receives Donation From KeyBank Foundation Toward New Mathematics Laboratory Equipment

MORRISVILLE, N.Y.—Morrisville State College’s Department of Mathematics and Computer Science recently received a $10,000 donation from the KeyBank Foundation to purchase equipment for a new learning lab.

The goal is to raise $30,000 for the new mathematics lab, which will be furnished with printers and wired computer learning stations so students can utilize MyMathLab, an interactive and innovative online mathematics program in which students can practice mathematical skills, complete assignments, and take quizzes and tests.

“The professors in the department are excited to have a facility in which we can fully utilize MyMathLab in a classroom setting,” Kimberly Berge, assistant professor, Department of Mathematics and Computer Science, said.

The lab will also have a teaching station where professors can present material and illustrate the use of the program.

“This generous donation from KeyBank will help the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science to fulfill our mission of providing a more individualized learning experience for students,” Berge said.

Through the new lab, professors hope to provide a more effective method of teaching algebra and trigonometry to Morrisville State College students.

“We are grateful to The KeyBank Foundation for making a leadership gift to the Morrisville College Foundation’s Math Lab Campaign,” Jim Hastie, vice president for Institutional Advancement, said. “KeyBank has been a long-time supporter of Morrisville State College scholarships and capital campaigns, and because of this most recent grant, our mathematics faculty have already reached one-third of their goal.”

To make a donation to the new Math Lab Campaign, call 315-684-6030 or visit www.morisville.edu/mcf.

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.

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