Alumni

MORRISVILLE, N.Y. — SUNY Morrisville kicked off its Campaign for Morrisville in grand fashion, receiving a $100,000 pledge from college President David Rogers and his wife, Associate Professor Jan Rogers. Their donation provides an important incentive to generate increased funds through the $15 million comprehensive campaign, the first in Morrisville’s history, to fund more than 40 initiatives in the four pillar areas of academic opportunities, student support, scholarships and operational improvements.
It’s a monumental day in SUNY Morrisville’s history as the college announced its first master’s degree in Food & Agribusiness (FAB). The fully online, two-year degree prepares professionals for careers throughout the food system, drawing from agricultural economics, food marketing, supply chain management, organizational management, econometrics, agriculture and food regulation, and more, all tailored to the special problems that food businesses face. 
SUNY Morrisville Conservation Tri-Society (CTS) club members were recently busy doing service activities at Camp Kingsley for the Leatherstocking Council’s scouting programs. The students evaluated an area for invasive plant removal, refloated a dock that had been pinned by a beaver-felled tree, laid out a new trail and conducted trail maintenance.  Their advisor onsite was Professor Brendan Kelly ’93, an Eagle Scout who was a camp counselor in his youth at Camp Kingsley. 
In celebration of National Author’s Day, the Human Services Institute at the SUNY Morrisville Norwich Campus, in conjunction with the Chenango County Historical Society & Museum, is highlighting five authors on Tuesday, Nov. 1. The event, which is free and open to the public, will be held at the Norwich Campus, located at 20 Conkey Avenue in Norwich. 
Suzan Harkness is the new Provost at SUNY Morrisville, beginning Jan. 9, 2023.  Harkness comes to SUNY Morrisville with more than two decades of experience in higher education, most recently as Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs and Assessment at Notre Dame of Maryland University in Baltimore, Maryland. In that role, she is responsible for academic operations, student success and retention, institutional accreditation and assessment, policy development and online learning. 
SUNY Morrisville’s annual Autumn Review Sale, “Magic of Morrisville,” is Friday, Oct. 14.  The sale, run by the SUNY Morrisville Dairy Club, starts at 7 p.m. at the college’s former draft horse barn at 5000 Hart Road, near the Arnold Fisher Dairy Complex off of Eaton Street.  The sale features 43 live lots up for consignment plus an embryo lot and semen lot. View the sale catalog and bid at cowbuyer.com auction website, http://www.hoskingsales.com/ and at  https://www.facebook.com/MSCAutumnReview/.
There’s no mistaking Rebecca Hargrave’s love for arboriculture and all things trees. The SUNY Morrisville professor’s enthusiasm toward the field and her innovative, hands-on learning have spirited students and spread to a campus and community.  Most recently, Hargrave, associate professor of environmental science & arboriculture, received the 2022 Research & Education Award from the New York State Arborists, ISA Chapter, in recognition of the work she has done on important research and education to foster improvement in the arboricultural industry.
Dylan Rees, a student in SUNY Morrisville’s technology management bachelor’s degree program, is spreading his disc golf talent to the community.  Instead of a usual internship, Rees launched a startup business, Flying Mile Disc Golf, as part of his entrepreneurship practicum in associate professor Tom Pilewski’s class.  Rees’s business offers course design, individual lessons, merchandise sales and tournament planning and operations, including running events on-location.
SUNY Morrisville can be spotted throughout this year’s Great New York State Fair, which runs Wednesday, Aug. 24-Monday, Sept. 5. Visit SUNY Morrisville at:  •    Horticulture and FFA buildings     •    Dairy Barn (daily), where Dairy Club students are also on night watch at the Birthing Center Wednesday, Aug. 24-Tuesday, Aug. 30  •    Coliseum, showing with its Belgian Hitch, Wednesday, Aug. 31- Sunday, Sept. 4 (SUNY Morrisville is the only college in North American to compete with a six-horse hitch!) •    World of Horses in the Bartlett Barn 
MORRISVILLE, NY — SUNY Morrisville alumnus Andrew O’Connell is gearing up for a busy year. He  crushed the Men’s US STIHL® Rookie Championships in Little Rock, Arkansas, July 21, taking home a gold medal, setting a national rookie record and landing a spot in the STIHL® Rookie World Championships in Sweden next year.   Training starts now for the world event, O’Connell said in a recent telephone interview.  “The two months leading up to the US rookie finals, I was training about 20 hours a week after work,” O’Connell said. 

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