The Accrediting Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) will be holding a public forum seeking feedback about SUNY Canton’s two-year Nursing program from 3 to 4 p.m. Sept. 30 in Cook Hall Room 121. The college’s signature career-driven associate degree program is undergoing a site review for continuing accreditation. During this review, the accreditors wish to hear comments and suggestions from the public to help measure the program’s effectiveness.
An executive from Corning Inc. will be speaking to SUNY Canton students who want to become business leaders. The Excellence in Leadership Lecture Series will be hosting a presentation by Margaret A. DiFabio, Corning’s Canton division manufacturing director, from 2 to 4 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 1, in Richard W. Miller Campus Center Room 212. The event is free and open to students.
A SUNY Canton instructional support associate has invented a new and more reliable way to oil the bar and chain on commercial chainsaws. Neil A. Haney of Chase Mills came up with an idea for improvements while building a homebuilt firewood-processing machine. The college and the SUNY Research Foundation assisted him with filing a provisional application through the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).
SUNY Canton’s Dental Hygiene program recently received the American Dental Hygienists Association Student Member Community Service Award. The program has received this distinction four times since it began in 2006 at the Veterans Affairs Outpatient Clinic in Rome, N.Y. Most recently, students were recognized for their community outreach project in second-grade classrooms at Bellamy Elementary School, also in Rome.
Small businesses in the local area have a new opportunity to expand and grow their operations by selling their wares at wholesale to stores and retail outlets around the region. “Strategies for a Successful Wholesale Show” will be presented by the Small Business Development Center from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. Aug. 19 in the SUNY Canton Campus Center. Vendors will learn how to evaluate their readiness for wholesaling, how to price and sell at wholesale, and how to create an effective trade show booth in preparation for the Fall Buyer Days wholesale trade show in October.
Edge on Science will be presenting a catapult camp for ages 10 to 14 from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. daily from August 10 to 14 at SUNY Canton. John Aviste, Edge on Science’s camp director, has previously offered bridge building and rocket camps on campus. He said children will work under close adult supervision […]
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.