Academics

SUNY Morrisville student, Shelby Benjamin, was crowned 2021-2022 New York State Dairy Princess by the American Dairy Association. In this role, she will serve as dairy ambassador, helping to promote the state’s dairy industry. Benjamin, of Norwich, previously was named Dairy Princess of Chenango County.
There is always something going on in assistant professor Jen Gilbert Jenkins’ labs, even when the campus is quiet. For instance, in a purple box, miraculous transformations are taking place with worms! Gilbert Jenkins is using vermicompost (worm composting) to convert a combination of waste hemp material and food scraps into a biologically active planting medium. They may not be as cute as some…
Our successful dairy drive-thru events have been recognized statewide and are the subject of an award-winning article in the weekly ag publication, Country Folks. The article was written by Troy Bishopp, who attended SUNY Morrisville. See the article here: https://countryfolks.com/mustang-power-delivers-dairy-products-to-thankful-community/?fbclid=IwAR34RRfAEHFGph58QNyVOUhTq-…
MORRISVILLE, N.Y. — An abandoned piranha, found by a student on the doorstep of an aquarium store, has found a new home in SUNY Morrisville’s aquaponics greenhouse. Assistant Professor Elisa Livengood obtained a permit from the Department of Environmental Conservation and adopted the fish, which will augment lessons in her aquatic science & aquaculture classes and labs. “Maybe this fish got…
MORRISVILLE, N.Y. — A photograph by Timothy Gerken, professor of humanities at SUNY Morrisville, is on display in collaboration with Denniston Hill, as part of For Freedoms’ nationwide campaign “2020 Awakening.” The artist-led collective campaign, which launched on Indigenous People’s Day (Columbus Day) Oct. 12, features billboards that appear in all 50 states, Puerto Rico, Guam and the U.S.…
MORRISVILLE, N.Y. — A new minor in agricultural human resources management is preparing SUNY Morrisville graduates to meet the growing demands of the modern farm business. “The diverse nature of the agricultural industry, increased agricultural labor laws and rapid consolidation of the agricultural industry are all factors influencing and creating the demand for this academic minor,” said Sheila…
MORRISVILLE, N.Y. — Kerin Warner left Rutgers University with a degree in history, but circumstances and a lifetime of horses led him in a different direction. Instead of chronicling past events in a classroom, he followed in his father’s and uncle’s footsteps as a harness racing trainer and driver — a career that has saddled him personal rewards running SUNY Morrisville’s equine Standardbred…
MORRISVILLE, N.Y. — SUNY Morrisville has been recognized again for its excellence with numerous listings in the 2021 U.S. News & World Report Best Colleges rankings, a publication renowned for its higher education rankings. The college is gaining recognition for more than its academic quality. U.S. News recently updated its ranking criteria to emphasize outcome measures such as graduation…
MORRISVILLE, NY – The following students were named to the President’s and Dean’s lists at SUNY Morrisville for the spring 2020 semester. President’s List Daniel Agboba of Morrisville, NY, Applied Psychology - BS Veronika Alinskas of Westford, MA, Animal Science - Equine Science & Management Julia Anderson of Sinclairville, NY, Animal Science - Equine Science & Management Lesley Aucter of…
MORRISVILLE, NY – The Morrisville College Foundation has elected three new directors to its 25-member board.  New members, Shirley Crawford, Nancy Roberts and Rita Scharman ’81, took office on July 1. Each will serve a three-year term. Crawford, Ph.D., has served as a member of the biology faculty at SUNY Morrisville since 1973. As the longest-serving faculty member in Morrisville’s history, she…