Preparing a skilled workforce for careers in the emerging offshore wind industry will be part of SUNY Morrisville’s renewable energy plans thanks to a $500,000 grant. The college is among eight SUNY institutions to receive a grant from the Offshore Wind Training Institute (OWTI), nearly $4 million announced by Gov. Kathy Hochul recently, to prepare students for careers in the growing offshore wind industry.
When more than 900 students from various technical schools converged on the SUNY Morrisville campus for the annual Area II SkillsUSA competition, they were greeted by teams of enthusiastic SUNY Morrisville students, faculty and staff ready to assist and share stories about the college’s dynamic programs and facilities.
SUNY Morrisville faculty, staff and students will have a hand in assisting more than 900 participants showcasing their talents and brushing up on their skills during the annual SkillsUSA Area II Regional Conference held at the college Friday, Feb. 9. The annual event, which starts at 9 a.m., features students from technical schools and BOCES programs throughout Central New York competing in more than 50 events within job fields that include culinary, health, leadership, construction, mechanics, and computer & communications.
Interested in making a game and being part of a global experiment in creativity? SUNY Morrisville is once again serving as a host site for Global Game Jam® (GGJ), the world’s largest game jam event, taking place Friday, Jan. 26-Sunday, Jan. 28. During the worldwide event, participants are given a central theme and just 48 hours to create a video or board/card game.
It was an opportunity for small business enthusiasts to connect, learn and grow. And for SUNY Morrisville, it was a chance to talk about the college’s exciting efforts which are preparing students to launch ventures and contribute to the local economy, including microcredentials and workforce programs, and a new Agribusiness Innovation and Training Center on the horizon.  
A 1997 Mustang Cobra is getting the chance to shine again, thanks to students in Alexander Graf’s auto body technology classes. Gone is the faded paint, replaced with metallic green to make it look like new again. The Cobra is one of the many projects going on in SUNY Morrisville’s auto body technology program under the leadership of Graf, instructional support assistant. 
The New York State Office for People With Developmental Disabilities (OPWDD) and The State University of New York (SUNY) joined with SUNY Morrisville and developmental disabilities service provider ACHIEVE today to announce that the college’s direct support microcredential program in the field of developmental disabilities is accepting spring enrollment for this successful program, which will soon graduate 35 students into the field. 
SUNY Morrisville has been recognized as an AmeriCorps School of National Service, making it easier for alumni of the national service program to pursue the applied, hands-on education offered at the college.  As a School of National Service, prospective students who have served in AmeriCorps are eligible for a $1,500 annual scholarship at SUNY Morrisville, along with potential for additional merit and need- based scholarships, in-state tuition for out-of-state alumni and priority admissions consideration.
Faculty, staff, student ambassadors and volunteers packed SUNY Morrisville’s new recreation center excitedly answering questions from more than 130 inquisitive prospective students and their families during the college’s Open House on Oct. 21.  Among them was Alex Imperio, whose last-minute decision to attend ended up with him winning a scholarship, further rousing his excitement to be a Mustang. His sights set on the criminal justice program, Imperio wants to follow in family footsteps to become a state trooper.
It was a day to learn all things agriculture! And there was plenty to learn about from horses, aquaculture and dairy, to maple syrup and soil science.  Twenty-five booths were part of this year’s Ag Day at SUNY Morrisville, which attracted nearly 500 participants, including students from Hamilton, Madison, Stockbridge Valley and Morrisville-Eaton’s agriculture programs.