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Meet our Student Ambassadors

Our Student Ambassador program gives students the opportunity to further develop their leadership and communication skills while sharing their experiences as a MSC student with others.

Byron Evans

You will learn things at college. Your task is to make sure that you’re learning the right things. Come to college for the right reasons and you will do well.

Major: Automotive Technology (Ford ASSET Option)
Hometown: Cazenovia, NY
Graduating: Spring 2016

Why I came to Morrisville:
I came to Morrisville State College because of its hands on tech degrees. I learn best by doing and Morrisville State College understands that. When I was looking at colleges Morrisville stood out because of its constant application of what is being taught in classes.  I wanted a local college that would offer me a useful skill that I could have forever. The Auto Tech program stood out to me because of the amount of time and money that has been invested to making this program superb.

Favorite thing to do on campus:
Whether I’m getting a nice hot cup of coffee at Jazzy Joes, dismantling an engine, or going for a run with the Cross Country team there are many unforgettable things that I love to do on campus. My favorite out of all of these is going for runs around Morrisville and viewing the beautiful scenery.

Hobbies:
I have a lot of hobbies. I play the guitar, train horses, run, compete in triathlons, hike mountains, and run races. I love being busy and love doing things that involve my hands.

Nicole Chiappetta

Always have an open mind when it comes to new experiences and new friends. Go outside of your comfort zone and try something new! Your experience at Morrisville will be the best!

Major: Equine Science and Management
Hometown: Trumbull, CT
Graduating: Spring 2018

Why I came to Morrisville:
I chose Morrisville because of the endless opportunities that the Equine Science program offers. I am very interested in the Equine Health and Rehabilitation program and this is something unique that Morrisville had to offer.


Favorite thing to do on campus:
I really enjoy going to the football games in the fall and cheering on the team. It is a great way to get involved in the school and meet new people!


Hobbies:
My hobbies include horseback riding, playing recreational softball, and fishing. Horses are my number one hobby and something I will be involved with for the rest of my life.

Dan Majewski

Love the people around you, the opportunities you have and even the choices you wish you could take back. These have all made you who are, and that's something to be proud of!

Major: Applied Psychology
Hometown: Cazenovia, NY
Graduating: Spring 2016

Why I came to Morrisville:

I spoke with some of the professors in the Applied Psychology program and found out that Morrisville had what I needed academically. What sealed the deal was finding out that there was somewhere on campus where I could really fit in: B.A.S.I.C., our Christian club.

 

Favorite things to do on campus:

Go to B.A.S.I.C Monday nights, watch football/basketball games during the week and go fishing on weekends.

 

Hobbies:

Basketball, soccer, skiing, fishing, hiking

Karen Shabel

“Embrace uncertainty. Some of the most beautiful chapters in our lives won’t have a title until much later." - Bob Goff

Major: Applied Psychology
Hometown: Oceanside, NY
Graduating: Spring 2016

Why I came to Morrisville: I really enjoyed the overall atmosphere I got from the tour and I knew the Applied Psychology degree was just starting up!

Favorite thing to do on campus: spend time with friends drinking coffee in the Student Activities Building or taking a scenic run around campus 

Hobbies:

  • free-hand drawing
  • painting
  • reading
  • Hiking
  • Road trips 

Erin Plante

Wherever you go, go with all your heart. - Confucius

Major: Equine Science
Hometown: Huntington Square, NY
Graduating: Spring 2018

Why I came to Morrisville: It just felt right. I had visited a couple other campuses on my search for the right place for my degree. I walked on campus and felt like I was home. I was amazed by how much Morrisville had to offer for something I love so much, horses.

Favorite thing to do on campus: Cheer on our amazing football team at our games!

Hobbies: Horseback riding, ice skating, dancing and everything fun!

Christian Haight

Treat new opportunities as the oxygen you need to breathe. Stepping out of that comfort zone won’t only give you a great story to tell, but allow you to become a diverse individual that can relate to others.

Major: Journalism & Communication for Online Media
Hometown: Lafayette, NY
Graduating: Spring 2016

Why I came to Morrisville:

I fell in love with the atmosphere and the campus’ size. With smaller classes the professors are able to work more closely with the students.

Favorite thing to do on campus:

I enjoy taking walks around campus, spending time working on the newspaper and I can’t help but get myself one of those Pit Stop pizzas.

Hobbies:

I enjoy keeping myself busy, whether it’s creative or formal writing, designing a website or enjoying the provided entertainment around campus. 

Breanna Headley

Within our dreams and aspirations lies our opportunities, don’t be afraid to get involved. Reach for the stars. 

Major: Criminal Justice
Hometown: Brooklyn, NY
Graduating: Spring 2019

Why I Came To Morrisville:

I wanted to experience what it was like to live away from home. When I came to visit everyone was neighborly and made me feel at home. At that moment I knew Morrisville was the place for me.

Favorite Thing to Do On Campus:

I enjoy watching movies, participating in campus activities on campus, going to the library, escaping into a book and attending sports games.

Hobbies:

Tennis

Reading

Writing

Kimi Scimeca

If your dreams don’t scare you, they aren’t big enough!

Major: Technology Management: Resort & Recreation Services
Hometown: South Glens Falls, NY
Graduating: Spring 2017

Why I Came to Morrisville: I really enjoyed the atmosphere of a smaller school and I felt like I was a student, not a statistic. I also immediately fell in love with the Hospitality Department. The professors that I met on my tour made me feel like Morrisville was the perfect fit for me.

Favorite things to do: Eating at the Copper turret, hanging out in the lounge in Charlton Hall with my friends and the movies in STUAC every weekend.

Hobbies: Reading, Writing, watching Netflix, trying new restaurants in the area with my travel friends.

Ian Wood

"Success is no accident. Its hard work, perseverance, learning, studying, sacrifice, and most of all love what you are doing or learning to do." 

Major: Business Administration
Hometown: Pittsburgh, PA
Graduating: Spring 2019

Why I came to Morrisville-

I came to Morrisville because it was the perfect fit for me. I wanted to go to a small school with a college town feel, earn a great degree and play college hockey.

 

Favorite thing to do on campus-

I enjoy having lunch with my friends at Seneca Dinning Hall and training in the great facilities our campus has to offer.

 

Hobbies-

- Fishing

- Hiking

- Traveling

- Hanging out with friends 

Dylan Frank

I enjoy the small student teacher to student ratio we have here at Morrisville since it gives me a chance to get to know my professor’s instead of becoming a face in the crowd which really enhanced my learning experience.

Major: Human Performance and Health Promotion
Hometown: Rochester, NY
Graduating: Spring 2017

Why I came to Morrisville:

The campus community is so diverse which allowed me to feel comfortable while also getting the opportunity to meet people from backgrounds different to my own. Some of my best friends here come from New York City and the rural area of Syracuse, which are two completely different upbringings from my own! 

 

Favorite thing to do on campus:
I LOVE going to sporting events. Since we are a division III school, you get to know all the athletes pretty well which makes you feel more engaged with the game. We also have wonderful clubs to become a part of which do a lot of cool things such as take trips.

Hobbies:

Reading non-fiction books to expand my thought and knowledge, watching super hero movies, and I enjoy watching my beloved Arsenal FC push for English and Champions League titles.

 

Favorite Quote/Words to live by:

Worry about controlling the controllables (work ethic, attitude, etc.) and don’t worry about the things that are out of your control. Why waste energy on things out of your control, it just takes away from your ability to do your best at the things you can!

Maria Cortezano

My favorite thing to do on campus is play pool in STUAC with friends in between classes, and going to L.A.S.O meetings. 

Major: Criminal Justice
Hometown: White Plains, NY
Graduating: Spring 2019

Why I came to Morrisville:
I came to Morrisville because the environment was different then the chaos I’m used to in the city. Morrisville provided me a peaceful gateway from all the chaos and allowed me to really focus on my school work. The size of the classrooms was also a big bonus on my list. I could easily interact with my professors and really have a voice.  

Hobbies:

-          Playing Pool

-          Watching movies

-          Going adventurous places

Favorite Quote/Words to live by:

“In order to carry a positive action we must develop here a positive vision” – Dalai Lama 

Sarah Karaman

 I spend the majority of my free time at the gym! I love our gym and it feels like my home away from home at times. I also enjoy going to sporting events and connecting with peers whenever I get the chance.

Major: Human Performance and Health Promotion
Hometown: Hamilton, NY
Graduating: Spring 2018

Why I came to morrisville:

 I came to morrisville because I was having a series of hip surgeries done, some of which during my first few semesters here. I needed to be close to home to be taken care of and close to my doctors, so commuting to Morrisville seemed like the best option. When I researched Morrisville I found the HPHP program and it sounded like the perfect major for me, and sure enough it is! I love the small classes and the connections you can make with your professors and peers which goes beyond a typical college

Hobbies: Is working out a hobby?! I love being outdoors doing things like hiking and taking walks, I also love cooking/baking and enjoy using essential oils for basically everything!  

Amber Matthews

I came to Morrisville because I knew that I would get the full education for my career goals.

Major: Technology Management: Resort & Recreation Services
Hometown: Rochester, NY
Graduating: Spring 2017

Why I came to Morrisville:
I came to Morrisville because I knew that I would get the full education for my career goals. Even though I hadn’t visited this school, everything I heard about this school is nothing less than great, and it’s true.


Favorite thing to do on campus:
Playing on the Women’s basketball team and hanging out with my teammates


Hobbies:

Anything I think is interesting at the time and hanging out with my family

 

Favorite Quote/Words to live by:

“People can plan what they want to do, but it is the Lord who guide their steps.” (Proverbs 16:9)

Erica Valentine

Since the first time I came to visit Morrisville I knew it was the right school for me. I loved how it was not in the city, yet there are things to do around Morrisville. I liked how the professors truly wanted to get to know me personally and they care about students’ futures after college. 

Major: Business Administration
Hometown: Livingston, NY
Graduating: Spring 2016

Why I came to Morrisville:
Since the first time I came to visit Morrisville I knew it was the right school for me. I loved how it was not in the city, yet there are things to do around Morrisville. I liked how the professors truly wanted to get to know me personally and they care about students’ futures after college.



Favorite thing to do on campus:
Watch our sports teams, go to the fitness center, and play intramurals.



Hobbies: Ice skating, reading, hiking, and painting

 

Favorite Quote/Words to live by: "Risk something or forever sit with your dreams." –Herb Brooks

 

Ashton Hawks

At Morrisville it is very easy to meet a lot of people and make a lot of friends. Going to a college in a town that is similar to where I grew up made me very comfortable and I automatically fell in love with the campus. Coming to Morrisville was the best decision I had ever made. 

Major: Applied Psychology
Hometown: Cuba, NY
Graduating: Spring 2017

Why I came to Morrisville:

I was a transfer student my spring semester of my freshman year from a private college. I decided to come here because when I visited the campus had such a warm atmosphere. Coming from a small town, I was used to knowing everyone. At Morrisville it is very easy to meet a lot of people and make a lot of friends. Going to a college in a town that is similar to where I grew up made me very comfortable and I automatically fell in love with the campus. Coming to Morrisville was the best decision I had ever made. 


Favorite thing to do on campus:

My favorite things to do on campus are going to the football games and hanging out in STUAC between classes with my friends.


Hobbies:

Shopping, Learning more about essential oils, spending time with my cat, and traveling.

 

Favorite Quote/Words to live by:

 “You, yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection.”

Bethany Karaman

The possibilities are endless; make the right choices, think before you speak and love unconditionally. When you do those things and dream big, you can accomplish anything.

Major: Travel and Tourism: Hospitality Management , Applied Psychology
Hometown: Hamilton, NY
Graduating: Fall 2016

Why I came to Morrisville:

I came to Morrisville because I wanted to commute and be close to home and family. Morrisville is the perfect size for me; the faculty know and remember you as a person, not just another face.

Favorite thing to do on campus:
Early mornings in Mustang Alley with a cup of hot chocolate from Smooth Jazzy Joz, and meetings with the B.A.S.I.C. group.

Hobbies:

  • Soccer
  • Reading
  • Writing
  • Knitting