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MORRISVILLE, N.Y. — There’s no mistaking SUNY Morrisville professor Sheila Marshman’s compelling dedication as a teacher. “My purpose is to help others find theirs,” she said. She has spent the last two decades devoting her life to that teaching philosophy.  It’s fueled her as a teacher, spirited an entire campus and shepherded countless graduates to find and follow their purpose.  Marshman, associate professor of agricultural business development, found hers in the SUNY Morrisville classroom while feeding her appetite to learn more about agriculture.  
MORRISVILLE, N.Y. — SUNY Morrisville students Kirsten Florio and Marcus Castleberry have been honored with the SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Student Excellence (CASE). The prestigious award recognizes students who have best demonstrated integration of academic excellence with accomplishments in the areas of leadership, athletics, community service, creative and performing arts, campus involvement, or career achievement. It is the highest honor bestowed upon a student by SUNY. 
MORRISVILLE, N.Y. — The SUNY Morrisville campus was bustling with activity as it celebrated its first successful Earth Day event.  Community service projects and various activities were held throughout the day, helping create new campus tradition to join in acts of kindness that tie into sustainability and inspire them to protect the environment. 
MORRISVILLE, NY — Did you know that SUNY Morrisville’s herd of approximately 160 milking cows produces 95 pounds of milk per cow, per day, some of which is used in the college’s cheese curds? Or that a dairy cow chews an average of 50 times per minute? Learn more about cows, agriculture, SUNY Morrisville’s academic programs and its dairy complex during Spring on the Farm, Saturday, April 30, 2022.  The event, which is free and open to the public, is from noon-4 p.m. at the college’s Arnold R. Fisher Dairy Complex, located at 3555 Eaton St.   
MORRISVILLE, N.Y. — SUNY Morrisville dairy science and agricultural business student Erin Armitage, of Greenwich, New York, is a recipient of a 2022 Premier Select Sires Scholarship.  The scholarship, through the Premier Future Ag Leaders Scholarship Program, provides financial assistance to eligible students pursuing agricultural education and supports the next generation of young people pursuing careers in the agriculture industry.
MORRISVILLE, N.Y. — SUNY Morrisville has been honored once again for its commitment to effective urban forest management, receiving 2021 Tree Campus Higher Education recognition by the Arbor Day Foundation. For the ninth consecutive year, the college has received recognition from Tree Campus Higher Education, a national program created in 2008 by the Arbor Day Foundation, which honors colleges and universities that show a commitment to encouraging students and university personnel to care for tree resources. 
MORRISVILLE, N.Y. — This year’s Earth Day, Friday, April 22, is a big deal on the SUNY Morrisville Campus. Community service projects and various activities are planned throughout the day — a new campus tradition which encourages students to celebrate Earth Day,  sustainability and protecting the environment.  
MORRISVILLE, N.Y. — There’s a lot to look at in professor Elisa Livengood’s marine lab at SUNY Morrisville. Colorful rock flower anemones, sea urchins and Aiptasia anemones are new species for student-driven projects in her research in aquatic science II class this semester.  “It’s an exciting lab,” said Livengood, associate professor of aquaculture & aquatic science. “There’s always something different and new focusing on our applied learning approach.”  
MORRISVILLE, NY¬—Nearly 400 students from various high schools and BOCES facilities will showcase their talents and brush up on their skills during the SkillsUSA Area II Regional Conference at SUNY Morrisville Friday, Feb. 11. Contests begin at 9 a.m. The alternate date for inclement weather is Friday, March 4.
MORRISVILLE, NY — Growing up on a fruit farm in Pennsylvania, Charles “Chip” Ax III had his roots planted deeply in agriculture at an early age.  It led to roles with FFA, running a crop farm in St. Lawrence County, becoming a high school and BOCES ag teacher, and eventually found an outlet in the college classroom, where he has been educating SUNY Morrisville students to become agricultural leaders for more than a decade.  His dedication was recently recognized with a Nationwide Golden Owl Award, naming him a finalist as the 2021-22 Ag Educator of the Year.