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Morrisville State College Indoor Western Riding Arena to be Named After Dedicated Instructor, Lewis “Spike” Holmes

MORRISVILLE, NY —A ceremony naming the Morrisville State College indoor western riding arena after dedicated instructor, Lewis “Spike” Holmes, will be held April 3 at 1 p.m. at the Equine Complex on the corner of Swamp and Fearon roads.

The arena will be named the Lewis “Spike” Holmes Western Riding Arena during the event which is open to the public.

Holmes retired last year after teaching nearly 20 years at Morrisville State College in the equine science and management, western (stock seat) program.

A resident of Delphi Falls, Holmes grew up surrounded by horses on a family farm. A revered judge in the equine industry for more than 30 years, Holmes holds many judge cards and has earned numerous equine-related accolades.

Morrisville State College offers more than 80 bachelor and associate degrees and options including a new bachelor degree in business administration, a bachelor of technology degree in criminal justice and an associate degree in renewable energy technology.

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 Morrisville campus.