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Morrisville State student-athletes join "Seven Days of Making a Difference" community service efforts

MORRISVILLE, N.Y. – Members of the Morrisville State College football and men’s basketball team joined efforts Sunday afternoon to promote the campus’s “Seven Days of Making a Difference”, a campus-wide effort to connect the college with the surrounding community through volunteer services.

On the first of several days of volunteer service efforts coordinated by the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC), roughly 40 student-athletes belonging to the football and men’s basketball teams took part in cleaning community members’ yards and the Eaton Cemetery of debris.

Throughout the week, Morrisville State student-athletes will be involved with various community service efforts, including the planting of tree’s on Arbor Day (Friday) and working with the Community Action Partnership in Morrisville on Saturday, painting their facility and organizing and cleaning the community food pantry.

As part of a continuing community service program within the athletic department, student-athletes are involved in a variety of service programs, benefiting the campus and surrounding communities. SAAC encourages responsible behavior by Morrisville State College student-athletes on and off the athletic playing fields, while instilling positive leadership qualities and good sportsmanship.

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.