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Morrisville State College Students/Graduates Receive Liberal Arts Awards

MORRISVILLE, N.Y.— Morrisville State College liberal arts students/graduates were recently honored for their achievements during the ninth annual Liberal Arts Tea. The event is part of the college’s annual celebration of academic excellence.

The Liberal Arts Theater Participant-of-the-Year Award, given to students who excel in theater productions on campus or assisting with productions, was presented to Daniel Kavanah, of Peekskill, N.Y., a diesel technology major, and Andres Colon, of Gardiner, N.Y., a gaming and casino management major.

The Liberal Arts Tutor-of-the-Year Award, given to a student who excels as a peer tutor in the Academic Enrichment Center, was presented to Gretchen Cramer, of Vermontville, Michigan, a journalism and communication for online media major.

Cramer served on the Peer Tutor Advisory Board, tutored in the Onondaga Learning Community Study Lounge and assisted with new tutor training. She is a past recipient of a SUNY-wide Chancellor’s Award for Student Excellence based on outstanding academic achievement and service and leadership on campus and in their community.

The Honorary Liberal Arts Student-of-the-Year Award, presented to a student who is not enrolled in liberal arts but who excels in liberal arts classes, was given to Jessica Cawley, of Syracuse, N.Y., an individual studies major. In addition to serving as programming manager of news and sports at WCVM, the campus radio station, she worked the college’s phone-a-thon and was the WCVM Student Government (SGO) representative.

The recipient of the Criminal Justice Student-of-the-Year Award was Nicole Wright, of Dryden, N.Y.

Wright also received the Liberal Arts Athlete-of-the-Year Award. The award is given to a student who is a role model in both athletics and academics. Wright played volleyball and was named to the Dean’s List.

The Humanities Student-of-the-Year Award, presented to an outstanding Liberal Arts major, was awarded to Emily Drew of Groton, N.Y., a liberal arts and sciences: humanities and social science major.

The Journalism Student-of-the-Year Award, given to the most outstanding student in the journalism studies program, was presented to Kayla Santoro, of Roseboom, N.Y. Co-editor of the Chimes, student-run newspaper, she was named to the Dean’s List and is a member of Phi Theta Kappa National Honor Society.

Named Science, Technology and Society Student-of- the-Year was Anthony Gianti, of Morrisville, N.Y. The award recognizes a science, technology and society student who excels academically and has made contributions to the program. Gianti was named to the college’s Dean’s List.

The Social Science Student-of-the-Year Award was presented to Ethan Sconzo, of Earlville, N.Y., a liberal arts and sciences: humanities and social science major.

Receiving the Liberal Arts Alumni Scholarship Award was Kendra Spenard, of Durhamville, N.Y. A journalism studies major, Spenard is co-editor of the Chimes student-run newspaper.

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

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.


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