Stephen R. Morey, of Wyoming, NY, and a member of Genesee Community College's Class of 2003, has received Hobart College's prestigious Trustees Scholarship, Genesee officials learned today. Mr. Morey, a Wyoming resident, is completing an Associate in Arts degree this summer, and expects to pursue a baccalaureate degree in history at Hobart.
The scholarship to Hobart, located in Geneva, New York, is valued at $17,000 per year. Mr. Morey received it in recognition of his academic achievements at Genesee and for his membership in Phi Theta Kappa, the international honor society for junior and community college students.
"Mr. Morey's success symbolizes both Genesee's academic reputation and the growing number of students who achieve extraordinary success after graduation," said Dr. Claudia Moore, Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs at Genesee. "We are proud of Stephen and proud whenever one of our graduates receives a prominent scholarship or academic honor from another college," Dr. Moore said.
James Morey, Stephen's father, was surprised to learn that his son would receive a $17,000 scholarship. "Steve and I were dumbstruck," he said. "When I called the Hobart director of financial assistance to verify the amount, I asked her if many transfer students get so generous an award. She replied 'Well, in the six years I've been in charge of financial aid, Steve is the 4th'."
Stephen Morey earned an overall cumulative quality point index of 3.81 at Genesee, equivalent to an "A" average. He was accepted at Bucknell University, SUNY College at Geneseo, and Skidmore College, in addition to Hobart.
Dr. Moore noted that Genesee currently offers transfer agreements with more than 40 baccalaureate colleges across New York State and beyond. "Leaders of these colleges have seen firsthand the quality of our graduates and the degree of preparation they have for their remaining two years of college," she said. "They are very eager to recruit Genesee graduates."
Prospective students interested in fall semester study at Genesee may call the College's Admissions Office at 345-6800 or 866-CALL-GCC toll-free.