The U.S. Department of Education announced that SUNY Canton has been selected to receive nearly $260,000 to continue its federally funded TRiO Student Support Services program. The funding will cover the next year of operation for the college’s TRiO programs and will likely continue for a total of five years.
A Canton elementary school counselor who has been an advocate for less-fortunate students has received SUNY Canton’s 2015 Distinguished Citizen Award. Kelley F. Glasgow was recognized for her leadership in bringing various community resources together to assist students and families who may be struggling financially or emotionally. She created the “Golden Bear Pack” program, which provides take-home meals for approximately 90 students every week. The program is now in its second year and ensures disadvantaged children receive nutritious meals during weekends and holiday breaks.
The SUNY Canton College Foundation has raised a total of $30,000 during the first “Spring Ahead and Give Back” campaign, which ran from April 1 to June 30. Money raised will benefit the Canton Fund, formerly known as the Annual Fund, which supports scholarships, campus enhancements, faculty and staff grants, alumni activities and more.
SUNY Canton has received a grant that will support students who are interested in pursuing careers in science, math, technology and health-related fields. The $170,000 grant from the New York State Education Department was awarded to the college to continue the Collegiate Science and Technology Entry Program (CSTEP) on campus, which began in 2012.
A SUNY Canton project that will attract engineering technology students has been selected to receive $20,000 as part of the State University of New York’s 2015 Innovative Instruction Technology Grants (IITG) Program.
The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division III Management Council announced that SUNY Canton has officially completed its provisional membership process and will become full-time members of NCAA Division III, effective Sept. 1st.
A local business leader who has given back to SUNY Canton and the community was selected to receive the 2015 Distinguished Alumnus Award. Kevin Fear, class of 1987, was presented with the award during the college’s recent Hall of Fame induction ceremony.
SUNY Canton’s Summer Session has reached an enrollment record for the second year in a row. The college saw approximately 1,782 enrollments as of June 2, a day after courses began. Comparatively, the college had 1743 Summer Session enrollments last year and 1550 in 2013.
The college’s newest senior academic administrator was hired to help expand academic programs and strengthen student success. SUNY Canton President Dr. Zvi Szafran announced that the college has selected Douglas M. Scheidt, Ph.D., as its new provost and vice president for academic affairs.
The David Sullivan-St. Lawrence County Law Enforcement Academy completed its 20th year of operation by saluting 23 newly trained law enforcement professionals. More than half of those graduates were sworn in as officers for area police departments.