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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.
SUNY Morrisville nursing student Lilly Kairewich, of Chittenango, is the recipient of the 2022 Curt Greene Memorial Scholarship and the Sweet Karen Scholarship.  “The selection committee immediately recognized the aptitude of Lilly,” said Ellen Taylor, Harness Horse Youth Foundation (HHYF) executive director. “While not from a racing family, Lilly will always love harness racing and appreciate what her HHYF experiences taught her which will help both in her collegiate efforts as well as in life” 
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.
MORRISVILLE, N.Y. — SUNY Morrisville has been recognized again for its excellence with numerous listings in the 2023 U.S. News & World Report Best Colleges rankings.     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. 
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. 
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.
SUNY Morrisville recently announced the President's List and Dean's List honorees for the Spring 2022 semester. Congratulations to the following students who were named to the SUNY Morrisville President’s List for the Spring 2022 semester (listed alphabetically by last name):
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. — There’s no mistaking SUNY Morrisville professor Sheila Marshman’s compelling dedication as a teacher. “My purpose is to help others find theirs,” she said. She has spent the last two decades devoting her life to that teaching philosophy.  It’s fueled her as a teacher, spirited an entire campus and shepherded countless graduates to find and follow their purpose.  Marshman, associate professor of agricultural business development, found hers in the SUNY Morrisville classroom while feeding her appetite to learn more about agriculture.  

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