SUNY Morrisville recent graduates Meaghan Miller, of West Irondequoit, and Camberly VanValkenburg, of Walton, have been honored with the SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Student Excellence (CASE). The prestigious award recognizes students who have best demonstrated integration of academic excellence with accomplishments in the areas of leadership, athletics, community service, creative and performing arts, campus involvement, or career achievement. It is the highest honor bestowed upon a student by SUNY.
SUNY Morrisville graduates celebrate commencement, SGO president advises students to jump in with both feet
MORRISVILLE, NY — There’s a common theme that characterizes SUNY Morrisville graduate Natalia Clarke’s life and academic journey — “jump in with both feet.” It’s the message the 2023 graduate gave to fellow students, parents, faculty, staff and friends in her commencement speech as outgoing president of the Student Government Organization (SGO).
MORRISVILLE, NY — SUNY Morrisville is celebrating Earth Day with community service projects and various activities planned throughout the day, Friday, April 21. The tradition gives faculty, staff and students a chance to partake in acts of kindness that tie into sustainability and inspire them to protect the environment.
MORRISVILLE, N.Y. — SUNY Morrisville is hosting a youth dairy fitting, feeding and showing clinic Sunday, April 23, at the Arnold R. Fisher Dairy Complex. The free event, from 1-3:30 p.m., includes lunch at 1 p.m., followed by a tour of the dairy complex and rotations between feeding, fitting and showing clinics from 2-3:30 p.m. The event is open to all youth interested in dairy cattle fitting, feeding and showing. To register, email Ashley Marshall, by April 17, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The SUNY Morrisville men’s ice hockey team will be lacing up their skates Friday night as they play host to SUNY Canton at the Morrisville IcePlex, but for the team, it’s more than just a game; it’s the opportunity to share something they love with the young eyes that one day hope for the same opportunity. SUNY Morrisville will be taking the ice in a benefit game for the Center State Youth Hockey Association, an organization that operates and plays out of the Morrisville IcePlex.
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®, the world’s largest game jam event, taking place Friday, Feb. 3-Sunday, Feb. 5. During the worldwide event, participants are given a central theme and just 48 hours to create a video or board/card game. During the fast-paced “jam session” teams of artists, hobbyists, programmers and gamers throughout the world are given a chance to brainstorm, innovate, collaborate and develop new ideas for game design.
SUNY Morrisville has added a Bachelor of Technology degree in agricultural science to its program lineup. The new bachelor’s degree, which launches in Fall 2023, enables students to choose from four specialty tracks: dairy management, agronomy, livestock management, and agricultural outreach and education. “Students can diversify their studies with the new degree, which offers a wide breadth of courses within agriculture, along with a set of core courses common across all four tracks,” said Jennifer Gilbert Jenkins, associate professor of agricultural science.
As the world came together to acknowledge Earth Day this year, SUNY Morrisville was planting a new seed — a campus tradition that joined acts of kindness with sustainability to celebrate the day. The college’s Administrative Quad was at the center of kindness as students joined in food and clothing drives, a Be the Match bone marrow registry, campus cleanup projects, a tree planting, cooking demonstration, building birdhouses and bat boxes, making tie-dye bags with natural products and showing native plant sowing.
The Campaign for Morrisville: First-ever comprehensive campaign “is going to change the future of our college”
With the college’s official launch of the Campaign for Morrisville, an initiative that will strengthen resources for generations of Mustangs, there’s never been a more exciting time at SUNY Morrisville. “We’re laying the foundation for the next 100 years of applied education,” said Theresa Kevorkian, vice president for Institutional Advancement. “This transformative campaign is going to change the future of our college.”
The story of George and Barb Elias is a perfect reminder that anyone can leave an extraordinary legacy. George Elias ’70 (instrument technology) endowed a scholarship in honor of his late wife, Barb ’81 (horse husbandry), the Barbara A. Elias ’81 Endowed Scholarship Fund. Barb left a trail of giving that spread from New York State to Colorado and many places in-between. The scholarship George created will continue her legacy.