Jessica Patterson is a volunteer, student, and role model. She has recently been crowned Ms. Wheelchair New York 2013, will compete in the national competition next year, and is a Client Relations Representative for Key Bank in Central New York.
Ms. Patterson is studying to become a Child Life Specialist. She earned an associates in social sciences and humanities from SUNY Morrisville, bachelors in sociology from SUNY Oswego, and studied Child Life Studies at the University of Wisconsin. Following a motor accident ten years ago that left Ms. Patterson an incomplete paraplegic, she utilizes the unique perspective in volunteering at the Child Life Department at Upstate Golisano Children’s Hospital once a week, where she plans to become a Certified Child Life specialist in order to further help children cope with hospitalization and disability.
Newton Paul is a business professional, philanthropist, and innovator. He is a Morrisville State College and SUNY Oswego alumnus and founder of Latin Heritage Cards.
Mr. Paul has served as a Morrisville State College Alumni Board Member and now endows the Paul Family Scholarship Fund in order to reciprocate opportunities in higher education that he received while a student.
Mr. Paul moved from working for a Fortune 500 company for ten years to begin making a difference in education and cultural outreach. He later founded Latin Heritage Cards, an organization that embraces key players in Latin culture by profiling them on playing cards. The product has been featured on a variety of news shows including WABC Tiempo.
His work is ongoing and, as excerpted from Mr. Paul’s responses after the jump, a key to change and its subsequent success is held in the mantra, “carpe diem!”
Today is the midpoint of Mascot Madness Round 1, so we decided to explore how our multi-talented creatures (and plants) keep busy during the year! Whether it’s pumping up the crowd at a game, helping the students on campus, or offering their services to help out the local community, the SUNY Mascots are a dedicated – and quite busy – bunch. Take a look at some videos we found of the mascots in action.
And don’t forget, if you haven’t voted in SUNY Mascot Madness Round 1 yet, you have until Sunday night to do so. Round 2 begins Tuesday at noon!
If we missed any videos of our mascots in action, post it in the comments or let us know on Facebook/Twitter!
Anchoring a career in today’s automotive industry means students have to know about a lot more than just what’s under the hood.
To keep up with the accelerating pace of vehicles today, students have to be tech-savvy and familiar with the latest electronics and sophisticated devices coming on to the auto scene and colleges have to offer this experiential learning—both of which happen at Morrisville State College.
“We are noted for our auto programs,” Joe Kidd, assistant professor in the automotive department, said. “We are very hands-on and our students’ skill-set is exceptional when they graduate.”
MSC took another step toward preparing its automotive students to keep up with the driving demands of the auto industry, with its recent certification by the National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF) and the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) of its automotive technology bachelor degree program. The college’s automotive technology—Ford ASSET (Automotive Students Service Education Training) program also received recertification.