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Eight Morrisville State College Norwich Campus Students Receive Award for Participation in Community Service Project

MORRISVILLE, N.Y.— Eight students from the Norwich Campus of Morrisville State College have been recognized for their participation in a community service project.

The students were all part of a food drive to benefit Roots and Wings, a non-profit organization that helps the needy in the local Norwich community.

Receiving a Student Initiative Award from the Association of Council Members and College Trustees (ACT) of the State University of New York for their participation in the food drive were:

Sherry Backman, of Gilbertsville, early childhood major
Diane Beckwith, of Sherburne, criminal justice major
Teresa Burger, of Norwich, criminal justice major
Mallory Johnson, of New Berlin, early childhood major
Robin Tillotson, of Norwich, nursing major
Christine Seibel, of Stockbridge, nursing major
Amanda Welden, of Norwich, human services major
Edmund Wright, of Norwich, human services major

The awards, which recognize students who have identified a need on campus or in the community and initiated significant programs, events or services, to address that need, were presented during a recent ACT conference. Students also received $250 which they donated to Roots and Wings.

The food drive was held last November on the Norwich Campus, during National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week, to raise public awareness of world hunger at home.

Norwich students have also assisted with blood drives, community finger-printing for children, and arranging children’s car seat safety checks.

Morrisville State College’s Norwich Campus is located at 20 Conkey Ave., adjacent to the Eaton Center in downtown Norwich.

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.

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

Morrisville State College offers more than 80 bachelor and associate degrees. Considered to be one of the most technologically advanced colleges in the nation for its ThinkPad University program and wireless technology initiative, the college 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.

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