Business

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’s Norwich Campus was a great start for Zan Stewart and he is on track to do great things. Stewart, a native of Norwich, New York, graduated from Norwich High School in 2015 and then took a gap year, living in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, before returning to his hometown and enrolling at SUNY Morrisville’s Norwich Campus, where he graduated with his degree in human services in 2019.
MORRISVILLE, N.Y. — A real-life classroom approach is giving students in Eric Diefenbacher’s herpetology class valuable field skills and an opportunity to explore and develop research skills for their future careers. And it led his Fall 2019 class to be published in the Journal of North American Herpetology.
MORRISVILLE, N.Y. — SUNY Morrisville dairy science and agricultural business student Erin Armitage, of Greenwich, New York, is a recipient of a 2022 Premier Select Sires Scholarship.  The scholarship, through the Premier Future Ag Leaders Scholarship Program, provides financial assistance to eligible students pursuing agricultural education and supports the next generation of young people pursuing careers in the agriculture industry.
MORRISVILLE, N.Y. — This year’s Earth Day, Friday, April 22, is a big deal on the SUNY Morrisville Campus. Community service projects and various activities are planned throughout the day — a new campus tradition which encourages students to celebrate Earth Day,  sustainability and protecting the environment.  
MORRISVILLE, NY — Growing up on a fruit farm in Pennsylvania, Charles “Chip” Ax III had his roots planted deeply in agriculture at an early age.  It led to roles with FFA, running a crop farm in St. Lawrence County, becoming a high school and BOCES ag teacher, and eventually found an outlet in the college classroom, where he has been educating SUNY Morrisville students to become agricultural leaders for more than a decade.  His dedication was recently recognized with a Nationwide Golden Owl Award, naming him a finalist as the 2021-22 Ag Educator of the Year. 
MORRISVILLE, N.Y. — Architectural studies & design students combined their skills and talents to build life-size person pods during a semester-end project that turned classroom lessons into real-world experience.  Teams of students in Professor Brian J. Kelly’s Architectural Design 1 class congregated in the lobby of the Sheila Johnson Design Center to construct three full-sized model person pods, a project that took them through sketch and design phase to full-scale framing and modeling on a $75 budget.
SUNY Morrisville made another move toward clean energy with the grand opening of its new Agricultural and Clean Energy Technology (ACET) Center. Students, faculty and staff, along with industry partners and VIPs, gathered to celebrate at the new $16 million, 30,000-square-foot applied learning technology building, which houses the college’s renewable energy, agricultural engineering and diesel technology programs. Students started taking classes in the building this semester.
MORRISVILLE, N.Y. — SUNY Morrisville has been recognized again for its excellence with numerous listings in the 2022 U.S. News & World Report Best Colleges rankings, receiving high marks as a Best Regional College and Top Social Mobility College.    The annual report ranks colleges and universities nationwide according to their performance on diverse measures of academic quality. Regional universities and regional colleges are divided and ranked in four geographical groups: North, South, Midwest and West. 
In addition to great food, eye-opening exhibits and commercial attractions, fairgoers once again got an up-close view at SUNY Morrisville’s innovative programs, one-of-a-kind learning and alluring draft horses during this year’s Great New York State Fair.   Faculty and staff stirred up interest during Agricultural Education Days, providing information about the college’s exciting academic programs and innovative learning going on inside and outside of SUNY Morrisville classrooms.  

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