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Award Descriptions

The Distinguished Alumnus/Alumna Award

This award may be presented to a SUNY Canton Alumni who excels in the following areas:

Dedicated Service to the College:

An alumna/us who has served the SUNY Canton College Community in an outstanding way. A person who has gone beyond ordinary commitments to college associations. Someone who has contributed to higher education, through advancement, athletics, academics or research. A person whose service, philanthropic or recruiting has positively affected SUNY Canton.

Community Involvement:

An alumna/us who has served the community above and beyond the call of duty. Someone whose exceeds what is required in organizations and groups. A person whose insights and leadership effect community programs and interests. Someone who has demonstrated success in working with people in the community.

Professional Employment (if applies):

An alumna/us who excels on the employment scene and has more than utilized the education received at SUNY Canton. Someone who has demonstrated leadership and excellence in their career. A person who is cutting edge, who goes beyond the usual way of conducting business, research, teaching, etc. Someone whose hard work and dedication has been awarded with professional achievements.

The recipient should best exemplify the spirit of SUNY Canton.
Nominations, along with a minimum of 3 letters of supporting documentation, must be submitted by November 15th and/or March 15th:

Distinguished Alumnus/Alumna Award Committee
Canton Alumni Association
SUNY Canton
34 Cornell Drive
Canton, New York 13617

You may view and print a copy of the Distinguished Alumni Nomination Form [Word.doc] or [.pdf file].

Distinguished Alumnus/Alumna Committee Members

  • Grace Jones-Vesper- Alumni Board Member
  • Ann Marie Brewer - Alumni Board Member
  • Peggy Levato- Director of Alumni Affairs
  • Marti King MacArthur - Alumni Board Member - Chair
  • Cindy Young - Alumni Board Vice President
  • Dale Major - Alumni Board President