Archive for April, 2009

SUNY Canton Alumnus Shares First-Hand Account of 9/11

Thursday, April 30th, 2009
Brigadier General Fergal Foley will be presenting at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, May 5, in the Kingston Theater.

Brigadier General Fergal Foley will be presenting at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, May 5, in the Kingston Theater.

Brigadier General Fergal Foley, a 1980 SUNY Canton Alumnus will be presenting a first-hand account of his 9/11 experiences at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, May 5, in the Kingston Theater.

“There is certainly a lot we can learn from such a fantastic and dedicated leader,” said SUNY Canton Associate Professor of Criminal Justice Robert L. Edwards. “General Foley is truly among the best of the best. I know that our veteran and active military students, and many others are looking forward to hearing him speak. ”

Edwards is an advisor for the SUNY Canton Veterans association and has set aside time with the General to meet with select student leaders in a later meeting.

General Foley served as the Department of Defense Chief of Staff and Acting Commander for the Joint Task Force “Operation World Trade Center” from Sept. 11 through Sept. 29, 2001.

General Fergal Foley (USA Ret.) has served as a Director and Chief Operating Officer for American Defense Systems, Inc. General Foley retired from the United States Army in October 2006 as a Brigadier General and will soon be pinned for his second star – Major General – by Governor David A. Patterson.

His key military assignments included serving as Executive Officer of the National Guard Regional Training Institute from 1996 to 1999.  He was later assigned as Deputy Brigade Commander from 1999 to 2003. In 2003, he was selected for Brigade Command in New York City and remained there until 2005. General Foley was later assigned as the Facility Manager for a National Guard Training Base until his retirement in October 2006.

He currently serves as Chairman of the Board for the Military Association of New York.  General Foley earned an Associate’s degree in Business Management from SUNY Canton, a Bachelor of Science degree and Master of Public Administration degree from Marist College, and a Master of Science degree from the U.S. Army War College.

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 offers a four-day academic week allowing students greater flexibility for work, family, or other obligations. 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 Assistant Professor Receives Chancellor’s Award for Scholarship and Creative Activities

Wednesday, April 29th, 2009
Winner of the Dr. Robert Strong.

President Kennedy presenting Dr. Robert Strong with the SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Scholarship and Creative Activities. A SUNY Canton Assistant Professor’s published works have led him to receive one of the highest recognitions possible within the State University of New York system.

Assistant Professor of Humanities Robert Strong, PhD., is the 2009 recipient of the SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Scholarship and Creative Activities for his book-in-progress “Bright Advent.” He previously received a competitive William Randolph Hearst Foundation Research Fellowship for the same work.

Strong will be among the faculty, staff, and scholars highlighted at the College’s 101st Commencement Ceremony, which will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, May 16, outdoors across from French Hall.

“Dr. Strong’s awards are in recognition of his excellent scholarship and creativity,” said SUNY Canton President Joseph L. Kennedy. “His highly successful research has augmented his success with his students. He is respected and admired by the campus community for his seemingly tireless inspiration. We are proud to have him at SUNY Canton.”

His latest book deals with a Puritan and Indian collaborative translation of the Bible in the 1650s and related events leading to King Philip’s War, when more than half of all of the towns in New England were attacked by Native American warriors. Both sides suffered staggering losses in what was proportionately the deadliest war in American History.

“Dr. Strong holds a stellar record of scholarship and commitment to research and professional development,” said Strong’s colleague, Assistant Professor of Humanities Kelly Concannon Mannise. “He embodies campus values and strikes a significant balance between dedication and leadership.”

Strong received his bachelor’s degree in 1991 in History from Boston College, his master’s degree in Writing and Poetics from the Naropa Institute and his doctorate degree in Creative Writing and Literary Studies from the University of Denver in 2004. He has been working at SUNY Canton since 2005, where he teaches courses in writing and literature, in addition to writing his own works.

“Dr. Strong’s success with his students is due in large measure to the extensive scholarly and creative background he incorporates in his classes,” noted the Dean of Business and Liberal Arts Linda A. Heilman. “He consistently seeks to present the best teaching, scholarship and creative activity in his work at the College and beyond.”

The assistant professor previously won the competitive Andrew W. Mellon Research Fellowship at the Massachusetts Historical Society, which led to his publication of his book “Puritan Spectacle” in 2006. He was the editor of “Joyful Noise: An Anthology of American Spiritual Poetry” in 2007 and authored the poetry book “Brethren: Order of the Seasons” the same year. He has published over 30 poems and authored essays and reviews for the “New England Quarterly,” the “Encyclopedia of African American Literature,” and the “Boston Review,” among others.

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 offers a four-day academic week allowing students greater flexibility for work, family, or other obligations. 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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Former VP Receives SUNY Canton’s Distinguished Citizen Award

Wednesday, April 29th, 2009
Charles Goolden: SUNY Canton’s 2009 Distinguished Citizen

Charles F. Goolden recognized as SUNY Canton’s 2009 Distinguished Citizen.

A retired college vice president and founding member of the SUNY Canton Foundation will be recognized as the 2009 Distinguished Citizen at the College’s 101st Commencement Ceremony.

Charles F. Goolden will be among the honorees and award recipients to be recognized with the 2009 graduating class at 10:30 a.m. on May 16th outdoors across from French Hall.

“Chuck provided years of dedicated service to the College and was meticulous in managing the College’s finances,” said SUNY Canton President Joseph L. Kennedy. “Now he’s taken his tremendous work ethic and dedication out into the community and helped charitable organizations in ways that go beyond measure.”

During his tenure at SUNY Canton Goolden chaired the committee that developed and implemented student identification cards that are still utilized by most SUNY campuses. Goolden also lead the College’s move to computerize the accounting and record keeping at the college.

“Chuck’s service to SUNY Canton is well known to almost everyone,” noted SUNY Canton President Emeritus Earl W. Mac Arthur. “It is marked with innovation and long range thought and planning, coupled with his far-reaching influence with the State University of New York.”

The Vice President Emeritus was a founding member of the SUNY Canton Foundation Board of Directors and has served for more than 35 years. He created the Goolden Family Endowed Scholarship, which is awarded annually to incoming freshmen in the Mortuary Science or Business programs.

He has served tirelessly as a member and officer of the Canton-Potsdam Hospital (CPH) Board of Directors, according to Laura Cordts, Executive Director of the CPH Foundation. He and his wife, Linda, co-chaired the largest campaign in the hospital’s history, which lead to extensive upgrades at the hospital.

“Charles Goolden is a community treasure,” Cordts said. “Canton-Potsdam Hospital is a bigger and better place thanks to him.”

Charles joined SUNY Canton in 1966 after graduating from St. Lawrence University. Prior to his post as Vice President for Administration, he was the Executive Director of the College Association, Inc. Goolden retired from SUNY Canton in August 2001 after 35 years of service.

Charles and Linda also operated a family funeral business in Madrid for 20 years.As a licensed funeral director, he leant his insight and business sense to create the SUNY Canton Mortuary Science program. He continues to serve on the program’s advisory committee.

The Gooldens have two children, Andrew and Susan.

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 offers a four-day academic week allowing students greater flexibility for work, family, or other obligations. 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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SUNY Canton Builds the Best Bridge in Upstate Competition

Thursday, April 23rd, 2009

A year’s worth of hard work, diligence, and practice has led a group of SUNY Canton Civil Engineering Technology students to another victory in the Upstate New York American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Regional Conference.

The SUNY Canton American Society of Civil Engineers Student Chapter, known locally as the college’s “Steel Bridge Team” builds their bridge during the recent Upstate New York Regional Conference. Pictured is Patrick Norton of Edmeston, part of the rapid bridge assembly team.

The SUNY Canton American Society of Civil Engineers Student Chapter, known locally as the college’s “Steel Bridge Team” builds their bridge during the recent Upstate New York Regional Conference. Pictured is Patrick Norton of Edmeston, part of the rapid bridge assembly team.

The SUNY Canton ASCE Student Chapter’s “Steel Bridge Team” competed against eight of their closest rival colleges and universities this past weekend at the University at Buffalo.

“SUNY Canton’s team came through again,” said Paul D. Hitchman, an ASCE Steel Bridge Team Advisor and SUNY Canton faculty member. “Now we will prepare to compete against the top teams in the country at the ASCE National Competition at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas on May 22.”

Students prepare for the annual competition for two semesters. They create new bridge designs and computer-generated drawings annually in preparation for the competition. The bridge is designed to satisfy the extensive rules outlined by the American Institute of Steel Construction and the ASCE. Students compute and analyze the structural integrity and engineer the bridge to be assembled as fast as possible.

SUNY Canton placed first in all five categories of construction speed, economy, efficiency, lightness, and stiffness.

Colleges finishing behind SUNY Canton included ETS of Montreal, University at Buffalo, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Hudson Valley Community College, SUNYIT, Clarkson University, and the United States Military Academy at West Point.

SUNY Canton has been the team to beat and has swept up 13 regional wins in 15 years. In 2006 the College placed second in the ASCE national championships.

In addition to the steel bridge competition, SUNY Canton students participated in several other engineering activities that were judged for points and tallied for an overall team score for the weekend. SUNY Canton’s entry in the Boomilever Competition also won first place. The objective of this event was to design and build the lightest cantilevered wooden structure that would hold a predetermined amount of weight.

In another event, Miao Zheng, a student in the  SUNY China 150 program, received third place for her research paper on Sustainability and Civil Engineering. “Miao did a fabulous job with her power point presentation and a great job answering the judge’s questions,” Hitchman said.

Members of the ASCE Student Chapter at SUNY Canton include:

· Michael Bagalonis of Gouverneur

· Yong Ding of Sichuan, China

· Robert LeFevre of Morrisonville

· Jonathan Liberty of Pennellville

· Milton Skinner of Lacona

· Peter Martin of Saranac Lake

· Tyler Purdy of Stephentown

· Patrick Norton of Edmeston

· Kristine Williams of Ogdensburg

· Michael Woodruff of Vermontville

· Ying Yang of Sichuan, China

· Miao Zheng of Sichuan, China

The team now begins the difficult task of securing the necessary funding to pay for travel to the national competition. To support the team, contact the SUNY Canton Foundation at 386-7127 ro email foundation@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 offers a four-day academic week allowing students greater flexibility for work, family, or other obligations. 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 to Break Ground for “Roos House” May 6

Thursday, April 23rd, 2009

Groundbreaking LogoConstruction for SUNY Canton’s Convocation, Athletic, and Recreation Center will officially begin with a ceremonial groundbreaking at 2 p.m. Wednesday, May 6, adjacent to the Edson A. Martin Athletic Fields.

The building has been nicknamed “Roos House.” The project is a celebratory point of pride for the College, its students, and alumni.

“There are a number of individuals and groups responsible for making this project a reality,” Kennedy said. “We will be formally thanking them by inviting those public representatives and community members to the ceremony.

The groundbreaking ceremony is free and open to the public. Parking will be available in Lot 4, and a shuttle service will be escorting visitors to the site.

Northland Associates of Liverpool will begin construction on the project this spring. Northland Associates recently constructed the Johnson Hall of Science at St. Lawrence University and is currently working on overhauling Nevaldine Technology Center at SUNY Canton.

“We’ve been anxious to get this project underway for a long time,” said SUNY Canton President Joseph L. Kennedy. “The new building will continue the transformation of our campus, and the facilities will benefit both the College and the community. We expect it to dramatically impact the regional economy.”

The Convocation, Athletic, and Recreation Center will provide ample space for indoor athletics, including basketball courts, a lap pool, and a field house. It will also house SUNY Canton’s fitness center and provide increased space for activities such as concerts, graduation ceremonies, trade shows, and other events. Additionally, it will provide the local community with further options to host larger events for entertainment, high school playoffs, and local sports tournaments.

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 offers a four-day academic week allowing students greater flexibility for work, family, or other obligations. 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 Assistant Professor Receives Competitive Fellowship

Wednesday, April 15th, 2009


Adrienne C. Rygel, SUNY Canton Assistant Professor of Civil Engineering Technology, recently received a competitive American Society of Civil Engineers training fellowship.

Adrienne C. Rygel, SUNY Canton Assistant Professor of Civil Engineering Technology, recently received a competitive American Society of Civil Engineers training fellowship.

A SUNY Canton faculty member has been selected for an exclusive American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) training that will enhance the hands-on career-oriented courses in the Canino School of Engineering Technology.

Adrienne C. Rygel, an assistant professor in the Civil Engineering Technology program received a competitive fellowship to the upcoming Excellence in Engineering Education program held in June at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point. She was selected for her commitment to excellence in education and willingness to serve as a future role model for other faculty members at the College, according the ASCE.

“As an instructor, I need to be able to take an advanced concept or problem and approach it from a number of ways for students to understand it,” Rygel said. “This fellowship will increase the creative and innovative ways that I present my material to encourage student participation and retention.”

Rygel, who is currently preparing a new curriculum for a four-year bachelor’s degree in Civil and Environmental Engineering Technology, will be responsible for conveying the lessons and objectives she learns at the ASCE program to other faculty members. “In order to convey this advanced material effectively, we as instructors at SUNY Canton are consistently challenged to remain in the top competitive levels within the career-oriented scope of the program.”

The Civil Engineering Technology program provides opportunities for students to obtain real-world experience while completing their degree and is considered among the quintessential “hands-on” programs at the college. There is a high-demand for graduates of this program and jobs are highly competitive. Last year, 100 percent of the program’s graduates were either working or continuing their education at graduation.

Rygel is one of the newest faculty members at the college. She and three other faculty members draw upon their past experiences as industry professionals to aid in the specialized training for students in the program. She is a former groundwater geologist for the Nebraska Department of Environmental Quality and Project Manager and Project Engineering at OP-TECH Environmental Services, Inc. in Massena. She has her master’s degree in Geology and her doctorate in Civil Engineering.

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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Two SUNY Canton Students Receive SUNY Chancellor’s Awards

Tuesday, April 14th, 2009

Medallion

SUNY Chancellor's Award for Student Excellence

An Estonian immigrant who learned English as her third language and a North Country native who is earning her second SUNY Canton degree both received the State University of New York Chancellor’s Award for Student Excellence.

Alissa Jatsenti, an Accounting major, and Sindy Afriat, a Criminal Investigation major recently traveled to Albany with SUNY Canton President Joseph L. Kennedy to receive their awards. Both students underwent a rigorous three-part process that evaluates their academic, artistic, and athletic performance, in addition to their individual service to the community.

“I’m extremely proud of our Chancellor’s Award recipients,” Kennedy said. “They have proven that they are not only among the best scholars at SUNY Canton, but also among the top students in the entire SUNY System.”

Jatsenti immigrated to the North Country after graduating from high school in her hometown of Tallinn, Estonia, and now resides in Canton. This year she was a student leader in the Internal Revenue Service’s Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program and helped moderate to low-income families prepare their taxes free of charge. Jatsenti is a passionate photographer who submitted her work to the SUNY-wide “Best of SUNY Art Exhibition” in Albany. She is also member of Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society. Jatsenti is the 2009 recipient of the Clarkson Transfer Scholarship and plans to continue on to earn her Certified Public Accountant’s license.

Alissa Jatsenti, a SUNY Canton Accounting major from Estonia who resides in Canton received a SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Student Excellence. Jatsenti took a macro photo of the award medallion that she will wear with her to Commencement on May 16.

Alissa Jatsenti, a SUNY Canton Accounting major from Estonia who resides in Canton received a SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Student Excellence. Jatsenti took a macro photo (above) of the award medallion that she will wear with her to Commencement on May 16.

“I’ve gained priceless experience through interaction with the Canton community,” she said. “It has been an extremely educating and delightful experience, which will greatly help me work and live in America after I finish the immigration process. I feel very grateful for everything SUNY Canton has taught me.”

Afriat has maintained excellent grades while working full-time, demonstrating her tireless commitment to her education. She returned to SUNY Canton after graduating with her associate degree in 2007 to work on her bachelor’s degree in the four-year Criminal Investigation program. Afriat is the President of the Omega Upsilon chapter of Alpha Phi Sigma, the honor society for Criminal Investigation students. She has received numerous SUNY Canton Foundation scholarships, including the Grasse River Scholarship, the Rachael M. Bagley Scholarship, and two Canino Awards for Academic Excellence, and the Flora Bertram Geller Scholarship. She is also the vice president of the Zen Do Kai karate club and secretary of the Criminal Justice Association.

“Working full-time and maintaining high grades hasn’t always been easy,” Afriat said. “I’m very proud that I’m graduating with the highest grade point average in the Criminal Investigation program.”

Sindy Afriat a SUNY Canton Criminal Investigation major from Chase Mills received a SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Student Excellence. Pictured are (l to r) SUNY Vice Chancellor and Officer-In-Charge John J. O’Connor, Afriat, and SUNY Canton President Joseph L. Kennedy.

Sindy Afriat a SUNY Canton Criminal Investigation major from Chase Mills received a SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Student Excellence. Pictured are (l to r) SUNY Vice Chancellor and Officer-In-Charge John J. O’Connor, Afriat, and SUNY Canton President Joseph L. Kennedy.

Through her club and student organization involvement, Sindy has participated in several community service projects, including a First-Frost AIDS Walk/Run at the Thompson Park Zoo in Watertown.

Both Jatsenti and Afriat will be graduating at SUNY Canton’s 101st Commencement Ceremony on May 16.

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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IRS Agents to help Students Solve Accounting Mystery at SUNY Canton

Monday, April 6th, 2009

Adrian ProjectOnly an accountant could have caught noted gangster Al Capone, according to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS).

Some of the best financial investigators in the world will be helping approximately 40 SUNY Canton students get a chance to solve a financial mystery. The IRS will be presenting Adrian Jr., a hands-on workshop for college students interested in accounting, business, and criminal justice career paths at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, April 17, in SUNY Canton’s Payson Hall Room 219.

The event was orchestrated by Accounting Instructor Christa Kelson, who said the workshop is a valuable career-building experience for her students.

“Many of my students are interested in this area of accounting,” Kelson said. “Studies have indicated that white-collar crime increases during tough economic times, so our students are involved in a hands-on workshop that is both timely and topical.”

The students are divided into groups to solve a hypothetical financial crime involving a business owner who is skimming money. Each group of students is assigned to an experienced IRS Special Agent who coaches them and provides learning points during the exercise, but it’s up to the students to follow the paper trail and expose the fraud. “Our students will be working with some of the best financial investigators in the world,” Kelson said.

Kelson is also offering a Forensic Accounting course this semester, and noted how well the Adrian Project fit in with the hands-on aspects of her class.

In a group setting, the student agents will investigate the evidence and interact with their coach, while learning what it takes to become a financial investigator. Students also may encounter an anonymous informant, a local law enforcement officer or potential witnesses, played by special agents, certified public accountants and other volunteers. At the end of the workshop, the groups join together to convince the lead instructor that they have enough evidence to pursue an undercover operation.

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 Announces Harriett A. Beggs Honors Convocation Award Recipients

Monday, April 6th, 2009

More than 100 students will be awarded for their exemplary academics and civic involvement at this year’s SUNY Canton Harriet A. Beggs Honors Convocation.

This convocation is a wonderful opportunity for faculty, staff, and students to join in celebration of students’ accomplishments and recognize the contributions of faculty and staff.

Honors convocation is part of a week-long cross campus academic recognition that starts with the Scholarly Activities Celebration held from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, April 25, in the Southworth Library.

The Harriett A. Beggs Honors Convocation Ceremony will begin at 4:15 p.m. on Wednesday, April 29, in the Richard W. Miller Campus Center Intramural Gymnasium.

Both events are free and open to the public.

The 2009 Harriett Beggs Honors Convocation will be held at 4:15 p.m. Wednesday, April 29, in the Richard W. Miller Campus Center Intramural Gymnasium.

The 2009 Harriett Beggs Honors Convocation will be held at 4:15 p.m. Wednesday, April 29, in the Richard W. Miller Campus Center Intramural Gymnasium.

Students receiving awards at the Harriet A. Beggs Honors Convocation include:

  • Sindy Afriat, a SUNY Canton student from Chase Mills majoring in Criminal Investigation.
  • Eric Agne, a SUNY Canton student from Herkimer majoring in Industrial Technology Management.
  • Courtney N. Bach, a SUNY Canton student from Fayetteville majoring in Early Childhood.
  • Ryan P. Barry, a SUNY Canton student from Geneva majoring in Alternative & Renewable Energy System.
  • Brandon S. Baxter, a SUNY Canton student from Fayetteville majoring in Air Conditioning Engineering Technology.
  • Kimberley J. Berg, a SUNY Canton student from Ogdensburg majoring in Nursing.
  • Diane F. Berwick, a SUNY Canton student from Ava majoring in Dental Hygiene.
  • Rebecca R. Blackmer, a SUNY Canton student from Colton majoring in Accounting.
  • Adam J. Blair, a SUNY Canton student from Adams Center majoring in Law Enforcement Leadership.
  • Emily M. Bouret, a SUNY Canton student from Woodhaven majoring in Veterinary Services Management.
  • Albert J. Breault, a SUNY Canton student from Chestertown majoring in Criminal Justice.
  • Cortney L. Brunet, a SUNY Canton student from Hermon majoring in Office Technology.
  • Chad M. Buckingham, a SUNY Canton student from Croghan majoring in Legal Studies.
  • Jim L. Buckley, a SUNY Canton student from Potsdam majoring in Electrical Construction & Maintenance.
  • Karah C. Burns, a SUNY Canton student from Spencerport majoring in Veterinary Science Technology.
  • Emily E. Bush, a SUNY Canton student from Ogdensburg majoring in Business Administration AAS.
  • Cassandra N. Carabello, a SUNY Canton student from North Syracuse majoring in Criminal Investigation.
  • Mary E. Case, a SUNY Canton student from Massena majoring in Nursing.
  • Jonathan A. Daniels, a SUNY Canton student from Potsdam majoring in Building Construction.
  • Megan Daniels, a SUNY Canton student from Potsdam majoring in Air Conditioning Engineering Technology.
  • Joseph L. Danza, a SUNY Canton student from Watertown majoring in Management of Technology.
  • Meshell Delgado, a SUNY Canton student from Montgomery majoring in Information Technology – Web Development.
  • Avery R. Denney, a SUNY Canton student from Potsdam majoring in Facilities Operation.
  • Amy R. Dufore, a SUNY Canton student from Norfolk majoring in Criminal Investigation.
  • Jolene D. Dulsrud, a SUNY Canton student from Ogdensburg majoring in General Admission – School of Science, Health & Public Service.
  • Bradley E. Elliott, a SUNY Canton student from Morristown majoring in Facilities Operation.
  • David W. Fortune, a SUNY Canton student from Ogdensburg majoring in Computer-Aided Drafting.
  • Zachary J. Fuller, a SUNY Canton student from Norwood majoring in Construction Technology:Management.
  • Corbin J. Gates-Shult, a SUNY Canton student from Parishville majoring in Law Enforcement Leadership.
  • April L. Griffin, a SUNY Canton student from Queensbury majoring in Emergency Management.
  • Erin R. Hatch, a SUNY Canton student from Watertown majoring in Industrial Technology Management.
  • Jay M. Hebert, a SUNY Canton student from Heuvelton majoring in Information Technology – Web Development.
  • Loretta L. House, a SUNY Canton student from Canton majoring in Legal Studies.
  • Nate S. Jacobs, a SUNY Canton student from Greene, Maine, majoring in Business Administration AS.
  • Nicole L. Jayson, a SUNY Canton student from Gouverneur majoring in Liberal Arts-General Studies.
  • Evan Johnson, a SUNY Canton student from Cooperstown majoring in General Admission – Canino School of Engineering Technology.
  • Jerian O. Kampnich, a SUNY Canton student from Croghan majoring in Dental Hygiene.
  • Julie A. Kreider, a SUNY Canton student from Gouverneur majoring in Nursing.
  • Felicia A. Lawrence, a SUNY Canton student from Brooklyn majoring in Individual Studies – Health.
  • John M. Liverio, a SUNY Canton student from Amsterdam majoring in Law Enforcement Leadership.
  • Jill M. Lizak, a SUNY Canton student from Hamburg majoring in Dental Hygiene.
  • Sally E. MacDonald, a SUNY Canton student from Richville majoring in Management of Technology.
  • Josephene M. Mailu, a SUNY Canton student from Potsdam majoring in Health Science Career Studies.
  • Benjamin P. Maki, a SUNY Canton student from Heuvelton majoring in Alternative & Renewable Energy System.
  • Jessica L. Marashian, a SUNY Canton student from Massena majoring in Legal Studies.
  • Joseph P. Marcellino, a SUNY Canton student from Amsterdam majoring in Financial Services.
  • George W. Martin, a SUNY Canton student from Madrid majoring in Mechanical Engineering Technology.
  • John H. Martin, a SUNY Canton student from Madrid majoring in Mechanical Engineering Technology.
  • Peter F. Martin, a SUNY Canton student from Canton majoring in Civil Engineering Technology.
  • Nicole V. Mattoon, a SUNY Canton student from Albany majoring in Business Administration AAS.
  • Scott N. McAdoo, a SUNY Canton student from Hermon majoring in Engineering Science.
  • Ethan C. McCrea, a SUNY Canton student from Gouverneur majoring in Alternative & Renewable Energy System.
  • Alison E. McGinn, a SUNY Canton student from Potsdam majoring in Physical Therapist Assistant.
  • Mario P. Mercaldi, a SUNY Canton student from Champlain majoring in Information Technology – Web Development.
  • Eric W. Moody, a SUNY Canton student from Saranac Lake majoring in Alternative & Renewable Energy System.
  • Matthew J. Mulkin, a SUNY Canton student from Norwood majoring in Graphic and Multimedia Design.
  • Diana R. Norman, a SUNY Canton student from Canton majoring in Graphic and Multimedia Design.
  • Brett A. Nortz, a SUNY Canton student from Watertown majoring in Engineering Science.
  • Nathaniel R. Pietropaolo, a SUNY Canton student from Rochester majoring in Criminal Investigation.
  • Kevin B. Pilus, a SUNY Canton student from Walden majoring in Management of Technology.
  • Brian T. Pinkerton, a SUNY Canton student from Ogdensburg majoring in Electrical Engineering Technology.
  • Lauren B. Pitman, a SUNY Canton student from Amsterdam majoring in Veterinary Science Technology.
  • Christin Powers, a SUNY Canton student from Canton majoring in Physical Therapist Assistant.
  • Emily N. Ramos, a SUNY Canton student from Lyons Falls majoring in Early Childhood.
  • James W. Redmond, a SUNY Canton student from Gouverneur majoring in Health Care Management.
  • Adam J. Roach, a SUNY Canton student from Ogdensburg majoring in Civil Engineering Technology.
  • Erik L. Robinson, a SUNY Canton student from Lisbon majoring in Computer Information Systems.
  • Lillian M. Roy, a SUNY Canton student from Norfolk majoring in Financial Services.
  • Darcy A. Santimaw, a SUNY Canton student from Canton majoring in Health Care Management.
  • Ashley M. Savino, a SUNY Canton student from Auburn majoring in Criminal Investigation.
  • Michael P. Schaff, a SUNY Canton student from Parishville majoring in Veterinary Science Technology.
  • Jessie J. Scott, a SUNY Canton student from Dekalb Junction majoring in General Admission – School of Business and Liberal Arts.
  • Laura Seidman, a SUNY Canton student from Webster majoring in Legal Studies.
  • Nicholas J. Serio, a SUNY Canton student from Ogdensburg majoring in Motorsports Performance & Repair.
  • Jennifer L. Smith, a SUNY Canton student from Potsdam majoring in Nursing.
  • Blake S. Spilman, a SUNY Canton student from Gouverneur majoring in Forest Technology.
  • Thomas J. Stafford, a SUNY Canton student from Malone majoring in Criminal Investigation.
  • Benjamin N. Sultzer, a SUNY Canton student from Norwood majoring in Accounting.
  • Tyler J. Terry, a SUNY Canton student from Lowville majoring in Mortuary Science.
  • Michael S. Thorpe, a SUNY Canton student from Ogdensburg majoring in General Admission – Canino School of Engineering Technology.
  • Thomas P. Titherington, a SUNY Canton student from Plattsburgh majoring in Electrical Engineering Technology.
  • Andrew O. Toyo, a SUNY Canton student from Gouveneur majoring in Liberal Arts-General Studies.
  • Natasha M. Trefry, a SUNY Canton student from Redwood majoring in Office Technology.
  • Ralph L. Trerise, a SUNY Canton student from West Stockholm majoring in Industrial Technology Management.
  • Andrew P. Trumble, a SUNY Canton student from Fulton majoring in Criminal Justice.
  • Kristina M. Tucker, a SUNY Canton student from Ilion majoring in Veterinary Science Technology.
  • Kyle A. Tuper, a SUNY Canton student from Fort Covington majoring in Individual Studies – Trades.
  • Heather M. Vanalstine, a SUNY Canton student from Chittenango majoring in Veterinary Science Technology.
  • Daniel J. Vanderlinden, a SUNY Canton student from Tenafly, New Jersey, majoring in Automotive Technology.
  • Brian Warner, a SUNY Canton student from Phoenix majoring in Automotive Technology.
  • Bridget A. Webber, a SUNY Canton student from Massena majoring in Graphic and Multimedia Design.
  • Michael J. Weller, a SUNY Canton student from Brasher Falls majoring in Business Administration AS.
  • Mathew A. Wells, a SUNY Canton student from Madrid majoring in Heating & Plumbing Service.
  • Robin A. Westcott, a SUNY Canton student from Brockport majoring in Veterinary Services Management.
  • Kari L. Williams, a SUNY Canton student from Hastings majoring in Veterinary Science Technology.
  • Jennifer L. Wright, a SUNY Canton student from Madrid majoring in Nursing.
  • Greg H. Yurgartis, a SUNY Canton student from Potsdam majoring in Individual Studies – Trades.
  • Nicholas A. Zirn, a SUNY Canton student from Potsdam majoring in Financial Services.

Recipients of Special Recognition

·Canino Prize for Academic Excellence . . . . . Ryan P. Barry, Adam J. Blair, Emily M. Bouret, Chad M. Buckingham, Avery R. Denney, Amy R. Dufore, Erin R. Hatch, Jerian O. Kampnich, John M. Liverio, Sally E. MacDonald, Jessica L. Marashian, Joseph P. Marcellino, Ethan C. McCrea, Mario P. Mercaldi, Matthew J. Mulkin, Kevin B. Pilus, Lillian M. Roy, Ashley M. Savino, Laura Seidman, Ralph L. Trerise

·Canino Scholar Awards . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Amanda K. Eschmann

·Canino Achievement Awards . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Kimberley J. Berg, Diane F. Berwick, Rebecca R. Blackmer, Cortney L. Brunet, Jim Buckley, Megan Daniels, Jonathan A. Daniels, David W. Fortune, Zachary J. Fuller, Cassandra K. Hamilton, Josephene M. Mailu, Peter F. Martin, Nicole V. Mattoon, Scott N. McAdoo, Brian T. Pinkerton, Christin Powers, Emily N. Ramos, Nicholas J. Serio, Tyler J. Terry, Andrew O. Toyo, Andrew P. Trumble, Kyle A. Tuper, Brian Warner, Mathew A. Wells

·The Outstanding Graduate Award-Baccalaureate . . . Heather M. Biamonte

·The Outstanding Graduate Award-Associate . . . Kristina M. Kaiser

·The David R. Maynard Student Activities Award . . .MacKenzie O. Belden

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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National Honor Society Inducts SUNY Canton Students

Monday, April 6th, 2009

Phi Theta KappaSUNY Canton students were recently recognized for their academic excellence through their induction into the Lambda Eta chapter of Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society.

Phi Theta Kappa was formed in 1918 and has become the largest and the most prestigious honor society serving associate-level students around the world. As members, students must maintain a high grade point average and stay involved with the community through service-oriented projects.

Induction into Phi Theta Kappa is among the highest honors available to undergraduate students.

Among the Spring 2009 inductees were: (photo gallery available here)

  • Elizabeth Adams, an undeclared major from Nunda
  • Tamara Armstrong, an undeclared major from Norfolk
  • Courtney Bach, an Early Childhood major from Fayetteville
  • Michael Bagalonis, a Mechanical Engineering Technology major from Baldwinsville
  • Heidi Baker, an Office Technology major from Madrid
  • Noelle Barse, an Accounting major from Massena
  • Justin Blinn, a Motorsports Performance and Repair major from Lake Placid
  • Devon Bond, an Electrical Construction and Maintenance major from Winthrop
  • Ashley Bourgeois, a Veterinary Science Technology major from Canton
  • Megan Boyer, a Criminal Justice major from Penfield
  • Karah Burns, a Veterinary Science Technology major from Spencerport
  • John Butler, a Liberal Arts major from Canton
  • Brandon Colby, a Business Administration major from Norwood
  • Larissa DeLair, a Liberal Arts major from Lisbon
  • Joel Dsouza, an undeclared major from Massena
  • Reid Finn, a Criminal Justice major from Canton
  • Rebecca Fischer, a Veterinary Science Technology major from Petersburg
  • Homero Flores, a Mechanical Engineering Technology major from Tamaulipas, Mexico
  • Celena Gilman, an undeclared major from Massena
  • Christina Harman, a Nursing major from South Colton
  • Kale Hitchman, an Engineering Science major from Hannawa Falls
  • Zachary Hogg, a Liberal Arts major from Russell
  • Evan Johnson, an undeclared major from Cooperstown
  • Julie Kreider, a Nursing major from Gouverneur
  • Zachary Lemanquais, a Liberal Arts major from Potsdam
  • Josephene Mailu, a Health Science major from Potsdam
  • Danielle May, a Veterinary Science Technology major from Warsaw
  • Alison McGinn, a Physical Therapist Assistant major from Potsdam
  • Ashlee Montville, an undeclared major from Massena
  • Matthew Myers, an Electrical Construction and Maintenance major from Brandon, Vt.
  • Phillip Newman, an Electrical Construction and Maintenance major from Constable
  • Brett Nortz, an Engineering Science major from Watertown
  • Kayla Peets, a Criminal Justice major from Massena
  • Shamira Perez, an undeclared major from Syracuse
  • Lauren Pitman, a Veterinary Science Technology major from Canton
  • Nathan Reed, a Physical Therapist Assistant major from Canton
  • Kristin Richards, a Nursing major from Ogdensburg
  • Adam Roach, a Civil Engineering Technology major from Ogdensburg
  • Mark Roundpoint, a Physical Therapist Assistant major from Canton
  • Nouman Saeed, a Business Administration major from Canton
  • Roger Smith, a Criminal Justice major from Lawrenceville
  • Edward Stanimer, an Individual Studies major from Canton
  • Hannah Stephens, a Veterinary Science Technology major from Spencer
  • Linda Stevens, a Nursing major from Canton
  • Michael Thorpe, an undeclared major from Ogdensburg
  • Thomas Titherington, an Electrical Engineering Technology major from Plattsburgh
  • Andrew Toyo, a Liberal Arts major from Gouverneur
  • Kristina Tucker, a Veterinary Science Technology major from Ilion
  • Heather Vanalstine, a Veterinary Science Technology major from Canton
  • Daniel Vanderlinden, an Automotive Technology major from Tenafly, NJ
  • Bradley Waite, an undeclared major from Norwood
  • Deborah Whalen, a Nursing major from Massena
  • Cheri Whitton, a Health Science major from Hermon
  • Ying Yang, a Civil Engineering Technology major from Chengdu, China, and currently living in Canton

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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