SUNY Morrisville hosts clean energy and climate initiatives showcase on September 26

MORRISVILLE, N.Y. — Learn about the future of renewable energy during a clean energy and climate initiatives showcase, Navigating Policy and Future Opportunity, at SUNY Morrisville Wednesday, Sept. 26, from 1-4 p.m. in the John W. Stewart Center for Student Activities (STUAC).

The event brings industry leaders and policy makers together to discuss clean energy opportunities and recent climate change initiatives in New York State, and clean energy workforce trainings. 

SUNY Morrisville annual yearling sale is September 15

MORRISVILLE, N.Y. — SUNY Morrisville presents its annual Fall Yearling Sale Sunday, Sept. 15 at noon at the college’s Nancy Sears Stowell Arena on Swamp Road in the town of Smithfield. Yearlings are available for inspection Saturday, Sept. 14, after 10 a.m.  

The highly anticipated sale, which is free and open to the public, draws a crowd of potential buyers, sellers, trainers and owners from across the Northeast. 

SUNY Morrisville brings its innovation, animals, drag car, food, virtual reality experience and cannabis display to The New York State Fair

MORRISVILLE, N.Y. — SUNY Morrisville will bring its innovation, animals, drag car, a cannabis display, a virtual reality experience with giveaway viewers and exciting hands-on approach to learning to the Great New York State Fair again this year. The fair runs Aug. 21-Sept. 2. 

Morrisville College Foundation Board welcomes three new members

MORRISVILLE, N.Y. —  The Morrisville College Foundation Board of Directors elected three new members to its 23-member board. 

The new members, John DeVito, Brian Haugli ’06 and Mary Claire Helmer ’81, took office on July 1. They will serve three-year terms. 

DeVito, of Averill Park, is senior vice president and director of government banking and cash management for Berkshire Bank, in Albany. 

STEP students learn about college and careers at SUNY Morrisville

MORRISVILLE, N.Y. — Elijah Kozubal digs science. The 13-year-old ninth grader wants to be a marine biologist someday. He’s learning more about various careers in science and technology during a three-week summer Science and Technology Entry Program (STEP) at SUNY Morrisville through July 25. 

Fourteen students in grades seven through nine, from the LaFayette School District, are participating in the program, which features lectures, films and science experiments with SUNY Morrisville faculty. 

SUNY Morrisville hires new dean of School of Agriculture, Business & Technology

MORRISVILLE, N.Y.— Stevie Watson is the new dean of the School of Agriculture, Business & Technology at SUNY Morrisville, beginning July 1. 

Watson comes to SUNY Morrisville with extensive experience in the educational arena as a former academic administrator at two universities. Watson is the first dean of Morrisville’s School of Agriculture, Business & Technology, one of two new schools within the college formed after reorganizing and restructuring programs previously spread across four schools.

SUNY Morrisville faculty and staff members honored

MORRISVILLE, NY—Three SUNY Morrisville faculty and staff members were recently honored.

Receiving the SUNY Morrisville Distinguished Faculty Award was Alfred P. Muss II, of Fayetteville, professor of business & entrepreneurship. Muss joined the Morrisville faculty in 2001, where he has been instrumental in the growth of programs, developing numerous courses and degrees, including the entrepreneurship & small business management B.B.A.

Graduates celebrate during commencement

MORRISVILLE, NY—SUNY Morrisville graduates celebrated commencement day with family and friends amid a stage adorned with ferns and flowers grown and arranged by students in the college’s horticulture program. Noteworthy about this year’s graduates is the first cohort of nursing bachelor’s degree students.

SUNY Morrisville President David Rogers was joined by Provost Barry Spriggs, school deans and members of the College Council in presiding over the ceremony, which began with the Syracuse Scottish Pipe Band leading graduates into the formal commencement exercises.

SUNY Morrisville student marks graduation day in Alaska

This semester has been anything but ordinary for SUNY Morrisville student Emilee Niejadlik. 

Through an internship as an aquarium fellow at the world-class Alaska SeaLife Center (ASLC), she interacted with octopuses, helped heal a wolf eel, and saw firsthand the magnificence of a sunflower sea star, the largest many-rayed sea star in the world. 

The internship, a requirement for her bachelor’s degree in renewable resources technology, is the culmination of hard work leading up to graduation day.  

Lax Legacy

Tossing a lacrosse ball back and forth was a big part of Louie ’15 and Nick Geswaldo’s childhood. While others were playing video games, the brothers were shooting and catching, from dawn to dusk, in the backyard of their LaFayette, New York, home.  

As they got older, their love for lacrosse deepened their brotherly camaraderie and spread to a college community.

“We’re very close,” Nick said. “We’ve always had the same interests and hobbies and ended up always doing them together.”