SUNY Canton’s online Bachelor of Science in Nursing program recently earned its initial five-year accreditation from the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN). The announcement was a result of a successful site visit by ACEN accreditors in February. The program was previously operating under ACEN candidacy status since its creation in 2009.
Several key offices have moved into one location to provide students fast and easily accessible services. The SUNY Canton Registrar’s office, Financial Aid office and representatives from the College Association have relocated to the bottom floor of the Richard W. Miller Campus Center creating the “One-Hop Shop.” Students can register or change classes, pay their bills, set up a meal plan and get their college identification card all in one location. Previously these departments were in at least two buildings and were across campus from one-another.
The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division III Management Council has announced that SUNY Canton has been approved to enter its fourth and final year of provisional membership, effective Sept. 1. The decision affirms a June vote by the Division III Membership Committee recommending the College’s advancement toward full membership. SUNY Canton recently completed its second year of provisional status, and is just one year away from becoming an active NCAA Division III member. Schools typically must go through four years of provisional status before they are recommended for active membership. However, SUNY Canton applied for and was granted a waiver to consolidate year three and year four of the process.
SUNY Canton’s four-year bachelor’s degrees in Finance and Legal Studies are among the most economical online programs in the U.S, according to SR Education Group, an organization that advocates for accessible higher education. The group surveyed and ranked schools based on affordability. To be considered for inclusion, colleges are required to offer programs that are entirely online.
The application deadline for first-time freshmen is set for August 1. Students should submit their college application by the closing date to receive full consideration for acceptance. College officials set the August 1 deadline to help ensure that students obtain the courses they need in high-enrollment programs. Classes will begin on August 25 at SUNY Canton. Students who submit an application after the August 1 deadline will be encouraged to begin their education during the Spring 2015 semester.
A summer day camp at SUNY Canton can help area children become inventors. SUNY Canton will be hosting Camp Invention from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. beginning July 28. The weeklong program will be held in the college’s Richard W. Miller Campus Center. Camp Invention, a program of Invent Now, is designed for youth in first through sixth grades. It provides students with the opportunity to cultivate the concepts in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). The “Morphed!” theme this year focuses on objects, minerals and organisms that change or can be changed.
SUNY Canton has chosen David A. Frary, class of 1970 and 1972, as the recipient of this year’s Distinguished Alumnus Award. A Massena native, Frary received degrees in Banking, Insurance and Real Estate, as well as Mortuary Science. As a licensed funeral director, owner and manager of Phillips Memorial Home, he is an advocate of quality end-of-life care for community members through his volunteer work with the St. Lawrence Valley Hospice and Palliative Care. He also uses his skills as a funeral director to reach out to grieving families and provide comfort at difficult times.
SUNY Canton’s Alumni Weekend will feature two dedication ceremonies and seven new Hall of Fame inductees July 18 to 20. The Center for Renewable Energy and Sustainable Technologies Building will be renamed in honor of one of the college’s most generous patrons at 10:30 a.m. Friday, July 18. John L. Halford Sr., a 1949 graduate, has made a series of donations to the college. He most recently contributed funding for an equipment endowment in the Air Conditioning Engineering Technology program. Halford is a member of the New York State Senate Veteran’s Hall of Fame who served in the U.S. Marine Corps during World War II.
Students are being recognized for their outstanding achievement at SUNY Canton during the spring 2014 semester. “The college’s Provost, deans, faculty members and I take great pride in your fantastic work ethic,” said SUNY Canton Acting President Joseph C. Hoffman. “We are certain that your enthusiasm for learning will serve you well in your future professional careers.” To receive President’s List honors, full-time students must earn a semester grade point average of 3.75 or higher on a 4.0 scale. For Dean’s List, full-time students must earn at least a 3.25 GPA on a 4.0 scale. Part-Time honors are awarded to students who earned at least a 3.25 GPA in 6 to 11 credits of course work.