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SUNY Morrisville Norwich students take aim against poverty in their community

NORWICH, N.Y. — For some, it was their first look at poverty. For others, it was their first chance to help. 

Seven human services students in Assistant Professor Julanne Burton’s Introduction to Human Services class, at the SUNY Morrisville Norwich Campus, are participating in a class project, Big Ideas About Poverty.  

Morrisville State College Hosts fall Nut Growers Association Meeting

Morrisville State College is hosting the New York Nut Growers Association (NYNGA) fall meeting on Saturday, Oct. 23. The meeting begins at 9 a.m. in the John W. Stewart Activities Center (STUAC), and includes presentations, student posters, a chestnut roast, and tree planting. The cost to attend is $18 and includes breakfast, lunch and handout materials. Morrisville State College students may attend all presentations at no charge. For more information, or to register, call 914-423-7458, or e-mail sproutnut@aol.com.

Morrisville State College to host educational event on food and health

Morrisville State College will host “Field to Fork in Central New York,” a public educational event on food systems and how they impact our health.

The event, Nov.- 11-16, includes presentations, a writing contest, meals made with local foods, a panel discussion and a film viewing. The event is free with the exception of the Mustang Alley local cuisine meal, which costs $4.75 plus tax, and is open to the public.

Morrisville State College Hosts Workshops on Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency

Morrisville State College's Renewable Energy Training Center (RETC) will hold a workshop on Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency at four different locations from Nov. 6 to 17.

The first workshop will be held on Nov. 6, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m., at the Syracuse Educational Opportunity Center (EOC), with video conferencing taking place at the Rochester and Buffalo EOC locations.

The second workshop will be held on Nov. 9, from 6 to 9 p.m., in room 132A of Follett Hall at the Norwich campus.

Driven automotive technology alumnus named 2019 ASE Technician of the Future

As a SUNY Morrisville automotive technology A.A.S. student in the Mopar Career Automotive Program (MCAP), Zachery Ward '19 knew the skills he was learning would prepare him for a successful future as a certified service technician.

Little did he know that we would set the standard for the next wave of aspiring technicians. 

Ward, of Massena, New York, was named the 2019 Mitchell 1/Snap-on Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) Technician of the Future after recording the highest test score of all students who registered for the ASE G1 test. 

SUNY Morrisville President David Rogers provides testimony at Senate Standing Committee Public Hearing on Higher Education

SUNY Morrisville’s mission is to offer diverse learning experiences so that graduates may pursue rewarding lives and careers, become engaged citizens and contribute to our collective future.

I was recently offered the opportunity to discuss the importance of providing a high-quality and affordable education to all New Yorkers and others who seek it during the Senate Standing Committee public hearing on Higher Education, held at the SUNY Oswego Syracuse campus.

Be Inspired

How Charles Okine is using inspiration empower others

Charles Okine ’18 has a personal brand that could be described as: always be inspired.

“Everything around you is inspirational,” Okine said. “I try to take the best of everyone around me and try to use that to become a better me.”

Thanks to his experience at SUNY Morrisville, Okine becoming a “better me” helped bring out the best in those around him, as well.

Building a Solar Empire

Alumni and students play a role in harnessing community solar energy

In Tompkins County, 6,804 solar panels sit on a 13-acre plot of farmland in the town of Endfield. The 2.3-megawatt solar array helps power 373 households, reducing greenhouse gases by 1,430 metric tons annually, the equivalent of removing 306 cars from the road.

The project came to life with the help of a group of graduates from SUNY Morrisville, who are leading the way in creating a community solar empire in Upstate New York.

A Silver Lining

Syracuse Educational Opportunity Center offers pathway to a new life

The Syracuse Educational Opportunity Center (SEOC) building on New Street just outside the Syracuse downtown district is bustling with activity on weekdays. Students visit with tutors in the basement library and computer lab and study in quiet corners. Classrooms for Certified Nursing Assistant students are set up to mimic a hospital room, complete with beds and medical equipment; nearby, construction trades students receive on-site training to prepare them for apprenticeship positions with local trade unions.

Going Out on Top

Greg Carroll champions winning culture following 18-year career as athletics director

Greg Carroll still remembers his wild first day on the job as director of athletics at SUNY Morrisville.

Fresh off a successful 12-year run as the athletics director and director of communications for the Cazenovia (New York) school district, Carroll walked into football check-in day before the 2001 season. Nearly 150 student-athletes flooded campus looking for his assistance.