Morrisville State College students receive Caterpillar/Milton CAT Scholarships

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MORRISVILLE, NY— Five Morrisville State students have been awarded Caterpillar/Milton CAT Scholarships by the Morrisville College Foundation.

The $2,500 scholarships, awarded to students in the diesel technology/agricultural engineering programs, are based on academic achievement and financial need.

Scholarship recipients are:

  • Mike Gough, a diesel equipment technology freshman from Munnsville.
  • Jesse Buell, a diesel equipment technology freshman from Eaton.
  • Caleb Goodrich, a diesel equipment technology freshman from Owego.
  • Cord DePalma, a diesel equipment technology senior from Orange, Conn. DePalma is a member of the college’s Agricultural Engineering Club. 
  • Jordan Shurtleff, a diesel equipment technology senior from Strafford, N.H. A member of the Ag Engineering Club, Shurtleff has received numerous scholarships, including The Clarence Sprague-John West NH Grange Foundation, NH Trustees of The Eastern States Expo, Northeast Loggers Association, Granite State Antique Auto Club, NH Snowmobile Association, Strafford Garden Club, Coe Brown Northwood Academy Alumni and George N. Cate Memorial. He has also received awards from FFA on the local, state and national level-FFA Chapter and State Star Farmer, FFA State Degree and FFA Martin L. Mitchel Personal Growth Award. He is the son of Eric and Lisa Shurtleff, of Province Road, Strafford, NH. 

Caterpillar is the world’s leading manufacturer of construction and mining equipment, industrial gas turbines, and diesel and natural gas engines. They donate and loan Morrisville State the most current diesel engines and equipment, allowing students to learn with the latest technology in the industry. CAT also offers student internships and hires many graduates.

Morrisville State College’s curricula are enriched with applied learning and pave the way for opportunity at both the Morrisville and Norwich campuses. An action-oriented, interactive learning lab, the college is a national leader in technology and has been lauded for its exemplary, innovative and effective community service programs. 

The college was ranked among the Best Regional Colleges in the North by U.S. News and World Report Best Colleges 2016 issue and was also recognized in the Top Public Schools, Regional Colleges North in the 2016 Best Colleges rankings.