NORWICH – Morrisville State College (MSC) Norwich Campus student Rebecca Potter will receive the SUNY technology college’s Rays of Light award on May 6, in recognition of her “significant contributions in her community through volunteering,” according to MSC Public Relations Associate Franci Valenzano.
Potter, a New Berlin native and third year student at the Norwich facility, has already earned an associate’s degree in early childhood and is preparing for a transfer to Empire State College, as she works toward her bachelor’s degree in education, reported Norwich campus Academic Support Services Coordinator Jeri O’bryan-Losee.
“She’s a great kid and student,” said O’bryan-Losee. “She’s always gone above and beyond and really appreciates what Morrisville has done for her.”
In addition to tutoring math, English and sign language, O’bryan-Losee stated that Potter was “instrumental” to the book drive held earlier this year by the Early Childhood Organization (ECO), and her leadership was pivotal to the success of the project, which collected and donated over 500 books worth nearly $20,000.