The partnership signing ceremony between SUNY Empire State College and the Jason Morris Judo Center, a designated USA Judo National training site will take place on
Wednesday, September 1, 2010
10 – 11am
SUNY Empire State College
2 Union Avenue
Saratoga Springs, NY
The partnership between SUNY Empire State College and the Jason Morris Judo Center will provide aspiring Olympic athletes with a flexible educational model to help them balance rigorous training and travel schedules with pursuing a college degree.
From Beginner to Olympian
Jason Morris stated his judo journey in 1975 at age 8 and retired after his fourth appearance at the Olympics in 2000. His competition career spanned 26 years. Included among his many awards and titles are a silver medal in the 1992 Olympics and a bronze medal at the 1993 World Championships. Along with wife and partner Teri Takemori, he founded the Jason Morris Judo Center, a designated USA Judo National training site in Glenville, NY, in 2000. Both Jason and Teri enjoy the sport and art of judo as coaches and mentors of athletes at the center. For more information.
About SUNY Empire State College
SUNY Empire State College was established in 1971 to offer adult learners the opportunity to earn associate, bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the State University of New York. Students learn through independent studies, online courses, seminars and residencies. They also may earn credit for prior college-level learning from work and life experience. The college serves more than 20,000 students worldwide with 34 locations in New York state and online. For more information.