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SBDC Internet Marketing Seminar, March 4

Friday, February 27th, 2009

CANTON – The SUNY Canton Small Business Development Center will be holding an Internet marketing seminar from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Wednesday, March 4 in the Richard W. Miller Campus Center’s Woodcock Conference Suite Room 212.

“Many businesses have augmented their regional sales by selling online,” noted SBDC Director Dale Rice. “We see it as a viable low-cost way to increase business and have several innovative ways for area entrepreneurs to utilize web-based resources.”

Among the topics covered during the day-long seminar will be:

· The uniqueness of Internet marketing using both creative and technical elements

· How the Internet has changed the buying process

· Expectations of Internet shoppers

· Determining a business’ online marketing potential

· Internet marketing in a recession

· Search engine optimization

· Web analytics

· Social Media marketing

The event costs $20 per person and includes breakfast and lunch. For more information, or to register, contact the SBDC at 315-764-0683, or email sbdc@canton.edu.

SUNY Canton offers a wide variety of career-driven bachelor’s, associate, and certificate programs, as well as three master’s degrees in conjunction with SUNYIT, Utica. Most of SUNY Canton’s new four-year programs are designed so students can take them on-campus, online, or both. SUNY Canton OnLine features more than 100 courses online each semester. The college’s athletic teams belong to the NAIA’s Sunrise Conference, enabling students to compete in their respective sports for four years.

Media inquiries should be directed to Gregory Kie, Media Relations Coordinator, or call 315/386-7528.

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SUNY Canton Foundation to Increase Scholarships

Tuesday, February 17th, 2009

The SUNY Canton Foundation has voted to increase the total amount of money it awards and the total number of scholarships it awards to students for the 2009-2010 academic year, despite the troubled economy.

The College’s Foundation Board recently decided to increase all existing giving levels and award a number of new scholarships to match the overall growth of the college.

“We realize it’s more important than ever to award these scholarships,” said Vice President for Advancement and SUNY Canton Foundation Executive Director David M. Gerlach (class of 1983). “Despite the economy, the decreasing state support, and the floundering stock market, we’ve decided to continue giving as much as possible to our students. It’s what our alumni and donors want us to do, it’s what many of our students need in order to enroll and be successful, and it’s the right thing to do.”

Several donors have recently given gifts to the College Foundation in an effort to offset the struggling economy, including Attorney Preston Carlisle of Ogdensburg, the St. Lawrence County Dental Society, the Canton-Potsdam Hospital’s E.J. Noble Guild, Barbara Burnham (class of 1941), the Thompson-Weatherup Foundation, Doctor Robert Saidel and his wife Rita Saidel (class of 1975), among numerous others. The decision ensures that the Foundation will increase its total scholarship awards for the 15th straight year.

“I think this is particularly significant given that other colleges have been forced to cut back,” said Gerlach. “It further accentuates the affordability and value of a SUNY Canton education.”

SUNY Canton Director of Financial Aid Kerrie Cooper noted that many students would benefit from the foundation directors’ resolve and is pleased with their commitment.

“This is good news for current and future students,” Cooper said. “It’s more important than ever that our students utilize all of the resources they have in order to pay for college, including Pell Grants, TAP (Tuition Assistance Program), Federal Loans, and Foundation scholarships. We do our best to make sure that students who want to attend SUNY Canton are able to do so regardless of their economic background.”

Cooper has been in frequent contact with the current and incoming student population to recommend upcoming scholarship opportunities both through the Foundation and external funding sources.

SUNY Canton offers a wide variety of career-driven bachelor’s, associate, and certificate programs, as well as three master’s degrees in conjunction with SUNYIT, Utica. Most of SUNY Canton’s new four-year programs are designed so students can take them on-campus, online, or both. SUNY Canton OnLine features more than 100 courses online each semester. The college’s athletic teams belong to the NAIA’s Sunrise Conference, enabling students to compete in their respective sports for four years.

Media inquiries should be directed to Gregory Kie, Media Relations Coordinator, or call 315/386-7528.

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SUNY Canton Coach Receives National Award

Friday, February 13th, 2009
The American Hockey Coaches Association has announced that Martin is the 2009 recipient of the prestigious John “Snooks” Kelley Founders Award.

The American Hockey Coaches Association has announced that Martin is the 2009 recipient of the prestigious John “Snooks” Kelley Founders Award.

More than ten years after coaching his final game at SUNY Canton, former Hockey Coach Terry Martin continues to be recognized for his efforts.

The American Hockey Coaches Association has announced that Martin is the 2009 recipient of the prestigious John “Snooks” Kelley Founders Award. The award, named after the famed Boston College coach, honors those people in the coaching profession who have contributed to the overall growth and development of the sport of ice hockey in the United States.

Martin was nominated for the award and received letters of support from current SUNY Canton Head Coach Eric McCambly and numerous former players, many of whom are now coaching hockey themselves.

Martin was the college’s head coach for 24 seasons (1974-1999), compiling a record of 527-211-29, including a 102-11-8 mark in his final four seasons. His teams won 12 national championship titles and were runner-ups five times.

“This is a deserving award for a coach that cared deeply about the development of his players both on and off the ice,” said SUNY Canton President Joseph L. Kennedy. “Our hockey alumni reiterate to us regularly that Terry’s success was highlighted by much more than just national championships. He positively influenced the lives of hundreds of players.”

Upon his retirement many of his past players honored him and spoke more on “his winning character than on his winning record.” His past players noted that he really cared about them as people and was always there for them in times of trouble.

In addition to coaching hockey he coached lacrosse and taught physical education. Some 31 players transferred to Division I schools to continue their education while playing varsity hockey. Current coaches who played for Martin include: Don Vaughan ‘81, Colgate; Paul Flanagan ‘78, Syracuse Women; Rick Gotkin ‘80, Mercyhurst; Mark Taylor ‘83, Hobart; Jim Ward ‘83, Connecticut College; Craig Chamberlain ‘85, Monroe Community College; Bob Rosen ’81, Williamsville North High School; and many others.

“I can tell you first hand that more important than all of his wins and championships was his commitment to instilling character and helping young men find the right path to success,” said Colgate Coach Don Vaughan ‘81. “He has left a positive mark on countless young men who have played for him. His teams were well prepared and driven yet always respected the game and played with sportsmanship and character. He influenced young men not only as hockey players but as people who now have the same positive impact on those around them.”

Former John “Snooks” Kelley Founders Award winners include New Jersey (NHL) General Manager Lou Lamoriello, former St. Lawrence University Coach George Menard, Boston University’s Jack Kelley, and Minnesota’s John Mariucci.

SUNY Canton offers a wide variety of career-driven bachelor’s, associate, and certificate programs, as well as three master’s degrees in conjunction with SUNYIT, Utica. Most of SUNY Canton’s new four-year programs are designed so students can take them on-campus, online, or both. SUNY Canton OnLine features more than 100 courses online each semester. The college’s athletic teams belong to the NAIA’s Sunrise Conference, enabling students to compete in their respective sports for four years.

Media inquiries should be directed to Gregory Kie, Media Relations Coordinator, or call 315/386-7528.

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SUNY Canton Students to Investigate Silver Screen Homicide for Max Payne DVD

Friday, February 13th, 2009

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SUNY Canton students will travel to New York City to play out the complexities of a real-life investigation for journalists.

CANTON – Several SUNY Canton students will be the stars of an international media event promoting the recently released DVD Max Payne.

London-based representatives of 20th Century Fox have recruited and sponsored the Criminal Investigation students as premier educated examples of law enforcement professionals to play out the complexities of a real-life investigation for journalists. The students will leave for New York City on Wednesday, Feb 18, and will spend about three days immersed in the scenario.

Max Payne is a 2008 action film based on a video game. The film was directed by John Moore, who will be joining the SUNY Canton students for an interview during their crime scene scenario. The plot revolves around Police Officer Payne’s (Mark Wahlberg) journey through the unsavory underworld of New York City as he investigates the deaths of his family.

SUNY Canton offers a wide variety of career-driven bachelor’s, associate, and certificate programs, as well as three master’s degrees in conjunction with SUNYIT, Utica. Most of SUNY Canton’s new four-year programs are designed so students can take them on-campus, online, or both. SUNY Canton OnLine features more than 100 courses online each semester. The college’s athletic teams belong to the NAIA’s Sunrise Conference, enabling students to compete in their respective sports for four years.

Media inquiries should be directed to Gregory Kie, Media Relations Coordinator, or call 315/386-7528.

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Thompson-Weatherup Foundation Creates SUNY Canton Nursing Scholarship

Monday, February 9th, 2009

A local family foundation with ties to the second graduating class ever at SUNY Canton has donated funds to create a scholarship for Nursing students.

NEW NURSING SCHOLARSHIP – The Thompson-Weatherup Family Charitable Foundation recently donated the funding necessary to create a new nursing scholarship at SUNY Canton. Pictured are (l to r) foundation president Ruth McWilliams, inaugural scholarship recipient Katherine Race, foundation treasurer Marilyn Henderson, and SUNY Canton President Joseph L. Kennedy.

NEW NURSING SCHOLARSHIP – The Thompson-Weatherup Family Charitable Foundation recently donated the funding necessary to create a new nursing scholarship at SUNY Canton. Pictured are (l to r) foundation president Ruth McWilliams, inaugural scholarship recipient Katherine Race, foundation treasurer Marilyn Henderson, and SUNY Canton President Joseph L. Kennedy.

“This donation helps address the need for highly qualified nurses here in the North Country,” SUNY Canton President Joseph L. Kennedy said. “I find it highly fitting, and I’m overjoyed, that a family so closely connected with the college’s history has taken such an active interest in the education of others. There is a tremendous need for scholarship support especially in these troubled economic times.”

In 1910, Robert Thompson graduated as part of the second class of the Agricultural and Technical Institute at Canton, now known as SUNY Canton. His son, Robert Jr., graduated in 1942 with a degree in Agriculture and met his wife Esther (Weatherup), who graduated in 1943 with a degree in Home Economics. Robert and Esther Thompson have 10 children who established a family foundation in their honor. Esther’s cousin Marjorie Rock, a nurse educator and retired Army nurse, felt that providing a nursing scholarship should be pursued and contributed to the foundation to support one at SUNY Canton. Foundation president Ruth McWilliams and treasurer Marilyn Henderson worked with Julie Parkman, Associate Director for Advancement at SUNY Canton, to create it. All inquiries about the scholarship and student eligibility must be directed to Parkman at (315) 386-7127, or email parkman@canton.edu.

“We saw the immediate benefit of this donation when we met the first recipient, Katherine Race, who is a nursing student taking classes and working full-time,” McWilliams said. Race completed a SUNY Canton Physical Therapist Assistant degree in 1998 and is working at United Helpers nursing home.

In order to qualify for the Thompson-Weatherup Family Charitable Foundation Scholarship, applicants must be non-traditional students entering into the Nursing program in the spring semester. Recipients must have prior health care-related experience and wish to remain in St. Lawrence County upon graduation.

The Thompson-Weatherup Family Charitable Foundation is headquartered in Canton and focuses on the sustainable future of people and places in Northern New York.

SUNY Canton offers a wide variety of career-driven bachelor’s, associate, and certificate programs, as well as three master’s degrees in conjunction with SUNYIT, Utica. Most of SUNY Canton’s new four-year programs are designed so students can take them on-campus, online, or both. SUNY Canton OnLine features more than 100 courses online each semester. The college’s athletic teams belong to the NAIA’s Sunrise Conference, enabling students to compete in their respective sports for four years.

Media inquiries should be directed to Gregory Kie, Media Relations Coordinator, or call 315/386-7528.

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SUNY Canton Canino School Offers H.S. Students Fast Track

Monday, February 9th, 2009

CANTON – Accepted students at SUNY Canton now have a chance to fast-track into math courses offered by the Canino School of Engineering Technology.

Students will be able to take extra courses prior to entering college to help them get a jump-start on college-level math courses, according to David Wells, Dean of the Canino School of Engineering Technology.

“We sometimes see very motivated students who need a little more background before entering in science, engineering and technology programs,” Wells said. “We don’t want to see a student miss an education and a career in the engineering fields simply because they lack a prerequisite course.”

The fast-track courses are part of the One-Third Better program, which is funded through a Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act grant. Courses are scheduled to begin during the summer months, and will consist of online components and face-to-face mentoring sessions. “After undergoing the fast-track program, students can opt to take supplemental sections of the courses to further their goals and understanding,” Wells said. “They can get up to two additional class hours a week to further prepare them for success once the regular semester begins.”

The initiative will be overseen by Alice Reed, Assistant Professor of Mathematics, Linda Crowner, Math Lab Coordinator and Adjunct Math Instructor, and Richard Gilchrist, a College Math Tutor. “We have a dedicated team of math department faculty,” Wells noted. “The One-Third Better program will help better prepare students for their first year of college and give them the knowledge and confidence to succeed.”

The school’s efforts to accelerate students’ skills are also augmented by an upcoming set of standards that will ensure every student is a proficient computer user upon graduation.  “Although more students than ever come to college as well-established computer users, some require assistance in attaining the next-level of computing that their future careers will demand,” noted William Mein, Associate Dean of the Canino School of Engineering Technology.

The core competencies will ensure that every SUNY Canton graduate has the ability to use spreadsheets and develop custom presentations in addition to the more common word processing and Internet usage skills associated with higher education. “Students learn to use a tool best when they need it to complete a task,” Computer Information Systems Instructor Robert J. Randall explained. “We have found that if we can offer online resources or face-to-face support exactly when a student needs it, they will succeed at a given project quicker and with greater overall individual growth.”

Students are encouraged to use the core-competency resources to develop their skills at a self-directed pace. Ultimately these skills will lead to a more successful education and greater employability upon graduation.

Both the core computer competencies program and the One-Third Better program are scheduled to be implemented this summer. “Our school has seen a 50 percent increase in the number of applications from this time last year,” Wells said. “These programs will help our newest students accomplish more and be an asset to the workforce upon graduation.”

SUNY Canton offers a wide variety of career-driven bachelor’s, associate, and certificate programs, as well as three master’s degrees in conjunction with SUNYIT, Utica. Most of SUNY Canton’s new four-year programs are designed so students can take them on-campus, online, or both. SUNY Canton OnLine features more than 100 courses online each semester. The college’s athletic teams belong to the NAIA’s Sunrise Conference, enabling students to compete in their respective sports for four years.

Media inquiries should be directed to Gregory Kie, Media Relations Coordinator, or call 315/386-7528.

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SUNY Statewide Financial Aid Day Feb 21 at SUNY Canton

Wednesday, February 4th, 2009

CANTON – An upcoming hands-on training session will focus on making college affordable by maximizing students’ financial aid.

SUNY Canton and SUNY Potsdam will be participating in the SUNY Statewide Financial Aid Day from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Feb 21, in the Halford Lobby on the ground floor of SUNY Canton’s Faculty Office Building.

The Student State-wide Financial Aid Days are offered so students and parents can receive assistance with the financial aid application process. Financial Aid professionals from both colleges will be helping students complete their Free Application for Federal Student Aid or FAFSA forms. Future, prospective, current students, and family members are invited to participate in the hands-on training session. Admissions Counselors from both colleges will also be on hand.

“We realize that given the economy, financial aid is more important than ever,” said Kerrie Cooper, SUNY Canton Director of Financial Aid. “It is often the determining factor in whether a student attends college. We can help students make sure that they get all of the aid that they are eligible for.”

Financial Aid Days are offered as a state-wide service through SUNY, but registration is required. For more information or to register for the SUNY Financial Aid Day at SUNY Canton, call the Student Service Center at (315) 386-7616 or 1-800-388-7123. You may also register online at http://tinyurl.com/suny-registration.

SUNY Canton offers a wide variety of career-driven bachelor’s, associate, and certificate programs, as well as three master’s degrees in conjunction with SUNYIT, Utica. Most of SUNY Canton’s new four-year programs are designed so students can take them on-campus, online, or both. SUNY Canton OnLine features more than 100 courses online each semester. The college’s athletic teams belong to the NAIA’s Sunrise Conference, enabling students to compete in their respective sports for four years.

Media inquiries should be directed to Gregory Kie, Media Relations Coordinator, or call 315/386-7528.

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SUNY Canton Academic Advising Drop-In Center Grand Opening, Feb 9

Monday, February 2nd, 2009

 

The SUNY Canton Academic Advising Drop-In Center will celebrate its grand opening from noon to 4 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 09, in Campus Center Room 222.

Sharon Tavernier works with two students in the new Academic Advising Center.

Sharon Tavernier works with two students in the new Academic Advising Center.

“The Academic Advising Drop-In Center was created as a supplement to faculty advising,” noted SUNY Canton Assistant Professor Diane Muehl, who is overseeing the center. “Students can stop by to ask questions about the programs and services available on campus and learn about the tools available to make the best use of their time at the college.”

The Advising Center was created by SUNY Canton Provost William R. Trumble and is currently staffed by Muehl and Sharon Tavernier, a representative of the Academic Services and Retention Division. Trumble is scheduled to speak at the ceremony at 1:30 p.m.

SUNY Canton offers a wide variety of career-driven bachelor’s, associate, and certificate programs, as well as three master’s degrees in conjunction with SUNYIT, Utica. Most of SUNY Canton’s new four-year programs are designed so students can take them on-campus, online, or both. SUNY Canton OnLine features more than 100 courses online each semester. The college’s athletic teams belong to the NAIA’s Sunrise Conference, enabling students to compete in their respective sports for four years.

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SBDC Women’s Business Boot Camp and Resource Expo, Feb 19

Monday, February 2nd, 2009

SBDCThe Small Business Development Center (SBDC) will host the Women’s Business Boot Camp from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 19, at SUNY Canton.

“This is the third year that we’ve held a business conference specifically for women business owners and entrepreneurs,” said SBDC Director Dale Rice. “This year we have given the event a new name that reflects all of the hard work and dedication of women business owners.”

The SBDC teamed up with Key Bank to bring the Women’s Business Boot Camp to the area this year. The St. Lawrence County Industrial Development Agency and the Women’s Business Entrepreneurial Center at ComLinks are cosponsoring the event. “We are pleased that Key Bank and the Key for Women program are helping us bring this valuable training to our local entrepreneurs,” Rice said.

Boot Camp Attendees will attend mini training sessions on business topics including bookkeeping, going green, and protecting digital information. Key Bank staff will be on hand to discuss credit and banking issues. Motivational Speaker Barbara Walker of Cope Consulting Services will be presenting an inspirational keynote address.

The conference will also feature a Resource Expo where area businesses and organizations can showcase their products and services. The Resource Expo will be open from noon to 4 p.m. with special networking sessions scheduled so conference participants can spend exclusive time with Expo vendors.

Cost to attend the Women’s Business Boot Camp is $45 per person. Registration as a Resource Expo exhibitor is $35, which includes lunch and access to the keynote address. Registration for both the Bootcamp and exhibit in the Expo is $70.

For further information, or to register as an exhibitor, please call the SBDC at (315) 764-0683, or email sbdc@canton.edu.

SUNY Canton offers a wide variety of career-driven bachelor’s, associate, and certificate programs, as well as three master’s degrees in conjunction with SUNYIT, Utica. Most of SUNY Canton’s new four-year programs are designed so students can take them on-campus, online, or both. SUNY Canton OnLine features more than 100 courses online each semester. The college’s athletic teams belong to the NAIA’s Sunrise Conference, enabling students to compete in their respective sports for four years.

Media inquiries should be directed to Gregory Kie, Media Relations Coordinator, or call 315/386-7528.

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