J1869

Commending SUNY Morrisville State College upon the occasion of celebrating the 50th Anniversary of its Norwich Campus on June 20, 2019

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J1869



Senate Resolution No. 1869

BY: Senator AKSHAR

COMMENDING SUNY Morrisville State College upon the
occasion of celebrating the 50th Anniversary of its
Norwich Campus on June 20, 2019

WHEREAS, It is the sense of this Legislative Body to recognize and
commend those institutions of true purpose and high achievement whose
exemplary programs and accomplishments clearly demonstrate an enduring
pursuit of excellence in higher education for the youth of this noble
Empire State; and

WHEREAS, Attendant to such concern, and fully in accord with its
long-standing traditions, it is the intent of this Legislative Body to
commend SUNY Morrisville State College upon the occasion of the 50th
Anniversary of its Norwich Campus, to be celebrated at the Annual
Norwich Community Dinner on Thursday, June 20, 2019; and

WHEREAS, For 50 years, the SUNY Morrisville Norwich Campus has
strived to put its students' determination to work; and

WHEREAS, Located 30 miles south of Morrisville in downtown Norwich,
New York, the Norwich Campus proudly provides quality, personalized
education and workforce development to residents and employers of
Chenango County and south central New York; and

WHEREAS, The Campus' Roger W. Follett Hall provides its students
with a supportive and technologically infused learning environment which
complements a variety of associate degree offerings in industrious
career and technical areas, as well as liberal arts transfer programs;
and

WHEREAS, The Everett A. Gilmour Memorial Library offers its students
access to all SUNY Morrisville Library electronic journal, newspaper and
magazine article databases, and allows them to request books directly
from the Morrisville campus library; and

WHEREAS, A recent partnership with the nearby Wild Owl Cafe means
Norwich Campus students can find affordable, healthy meal options right
on campus; other amenities, including housing, shopping, fitness
centers, and cultural and recreational activities, are conveniently
located just a short distance from campus; and

WHEREAS, The SUNY Morrisville Norwich Campus is proud to serve
Chenango County and other counties in south central New York through a
variety of community initiatives; Chenango County high school students
can earn college credits to accelerate their college experience by
taking courses at the SUNY Morrisville Norwich Campus through the
Morrisville EDge Program; and

WHEREAS, In addition, the SUNY Morrisville Norwich Campus offers
college-level courses at various area high schools and BOCES programs,
and the Liberty Partnerships Program (LPP) works closely with the
Norwich Campus to help students gain insight into the admissions,
application and financial aid process for secondary education, while

also providing a link to other outside services and agencies where
students gain social skills, life skills, employment preparation and
knowledge about living a healthy lifestyle; and

WHEREAS, The SUNY Morrisville Norwich Campus provides the community
with a variety of workforce development opportunities, and has partnered
with Golden Artist Colors, Inc., located in Berlin, New York, and the
LPN to RN program at Bassett Medical Center, located in Cooperstown, New
York; and

WHEREAS, Today, approximately 600 students are enrolled at the
Norwich Campus each semester, with 15 degree programs and approximately
90 classes offered during the day, evening and weekends; in the past 30
years, SUNY Morrisville's Norwich facility has served more than 21,000
full- and part-time students; and

WHEREAS, Under the visionary guidance of SUNY Morrisville President
David Rogers and Lindsey G. Lefevre, Director of the Norwich Campus,
SUNY Morrisville State College stands proud and prominent, always
looking to the future and the needs of those it serves; now, therefore,
be it

RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause in its deliberations to
commend SUNY Morrisville State College upon the occasion of celebrating
the 50th Anniversary of its Norwich Campus, noting the propriety of its
goals, the constancy of its commitment and the significance of its
accomplishments in preparing the youth of today and leaders of tomorrow;
and be it further

RESOLVED, That copies of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be
transmitted to David Rogers, President, SUNY Morrisville State College;
and Lindsey G. Lefevre, Director of the Norwich Campus.

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  • 05 / Jun / 2019
    • REFERRED TO FINANCE
  • 12 / Jun / 2019
    • REPORTED TO CALENDAR FOR CONSIDERATION
  • 12 / Jun / 2019
    • ADOPTED

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