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8 MVCC Engineering Science students receive Clarkson University awards

May 3, 2017

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8 MVCC Engineering Science students receive Clarkson University awards

Eight Engineering Science students at Mohawk Valley Community College have been nominated for Clarkson University awards.

Almir Tricic, Matthew Sammons, Matthew Smith, and Sean Ward won the Clarkson University Transfer Leadership Award ($15,000 per year for two years), and Eric Miller, Matthew D’Angelo, Jeff Marraffa, and Sunshine Stacy were awarded the Clarkson Academic Achievement Transfer Scholarship ($12,000 per year for two years). All eight scholarship winners are transferring to Clarkson University in Fall 2017, after their graduation from MVCC in May.

Tricic, of Utica, has received many honors during his time at MVCC, including the 2017 SUNY Chancellor’s Award and the 2015 MVCC Men’s Soccer Alumni Award. He also is very involved on campus, serving as president of the Future Engineers Club and the Indoor Soccer Club, and a member of the Men’s Soccer Team, Student Congress, and the Phi Theta Kappa international honor society for two-year colleges. He also volunteers on campus and in the community, including for the MVCC’s Women in Science and Engineering (WISE) group, the Utica Children’s Museum, and the Boys and Girls Club. After his graduation from MVCC in May, he will spend his summer as a research fellow at Cornell University’s CLASSE laboratory, where he will receive a stipend for eight weeks to do research in the field of accelerator physics, X-ray science, experimental cosmology, and astrophysics. He plans to major in Aeronautical Engineering at Clarkson.

Sammons, of Little Falls, is a member of the MVCC Future Engineers Club. He plans to major in Mechanical Engineering at Clarkson.

Ward, also of Little Falls, is a member of the MVCC Future Engineers Club and Student Congress. He also plans to major in Mechanical Engineering at Clarkson.

Smith, of Rome, is a member of the MVCC Future Engineers Club. He also plans to major in Mechanical Engineering at Clarkson.

Miller, of Barneveld, is a member of the MVCC Future Engineers Club and the Men’s Lacrosse Team. He also volunteers as coach for the Holland Patent Youth Lacrosse Association. He plans to major in Mechanical Engineering at Clarkson.

D’Angelo, of Camden, is a member of the MVCC Future Engineers Club and the Phi Theta Kappa international society for two-year colleges. He also volunteers as an AYSO soccer referee. He plans to major in Civil Engineering at Clarkson.

Marraffa, of Whitesboro, is secretary for the MVCC Future Engineers Club, and a member of Student Congress. He also volunteers in the community for Special Olympics events, coaching wrestling at Poland High School, and training others in mixed martial arts at Utica Combat Athletics. He plans to major in Mechanical Engineering at Clarkson.

Stacy, of Marcy, is a member of the MVCC Future Engineers Club, the Women in Science and Engineering (WISE) group, and the Phi Theta Kappa international honor society for two-year colleges. She also volunteers for America’s Greatest Heart Run and Walk and the Relay for Life. She plans to major in Applied Mathematics and Statistics at Clarkson.

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