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Diagnostic Training for Mechanics Offered at SUNY Canton

Monday, June 9th, 2014

Students utilizing a VerusSUNY Canton’s Career Ready Education and Success Training (CREST) Center for Workforce Development and the SUNY Canton Automotive Department will be offering a course on Snap-On’s VERUS PRO automotive diagnostic equipment.

The course will be held 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. on June 23 and 25 at SUNY Canton’s Nevaldine Technology Center South 133. Brandon J. Baldwin, an assistant professor who teaches in the Automotive Technology program, will lead the course.

Attendees will be introduced to VERUS PRO hardware and software. The scan tool system allows workers to connect to a vehicle and the Internet via a portable touch screen tablet. Software exclusive to the tool provides vehicle-specific code tips, symptoms and timesavers for a faster repair.

Tuition for this course is $175 per person. Registrations and payments are due by June 19. To register, or for more information, contact CREST Director Arthur S. Garno at (315) 386-7197 or email garnoa@canton.edu. A registration form is available on the CREST webpage, http://www.canton.edu/crest/pdf/Verus_Registration_June2014.pdf

The CREST Center for Workforce Development recently completed a course on programmable logic controllers. The course introduced sequencer systems that permit complex control and monitoring of machines. Area companies who sent representatives to the training included North Country Dairy, Potsdam Specialty Paper, and Dow Electric, Inc.

The CREST Center for Workforce Development brings industry training and education to professionals in northern New York. It offers Workforce Development by offering continuing education for obtaining and maintaining professional certifications.

 

About SUNY Canton

SUNY Canton is Northern New York’s premier College for career-driven bachelor’s degrees, associate degrees and certificate programs. The College delivers quality hands-on programs in engineering technology, health, management, and public service to students in the North Country, New York State, and beyond. Faculty members are noted for their professional real-world experience in addition to their academic credentials. SUNY Canton OnLine offers hundreds of flexible and convenient courses as well as eight exclusively online bachelor’s degrees. The College’s 14 athletic teams compete in state-of-the-art facilities as provisional members of the NCAA Division III and the USCAA.

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SUNY Canton Career Services Director Receives NYSCDA Award

Tuesday, June 3rd, 2014

David NorenbergThe New York State Career Development Association (NYSCDA) chose SUNY Canton’s director of career services as the recipient of the 2014 Outstanding Career Practitioner Award.

The award was presented to David F. Norenberg at the NYSCDA conference May 30 in Buffalo.

The annual honor recognizes professionals, such as counselors, consultants and teachers, for outstanding work in the career services field.

Norenberg has served as career services director since 2005. His duties include advising students in career and educational paths, and conducting workshops and career fairs to simplify the job search process and assist students in achieving their career goals.

During his tenure, he developed a website that offers online resume assistance programs, links for career exploration and videos that highlight different occupations. He also works with active duty service members at Ft. Drum who are transitioning into the civilian workforce.

“David has transformed the SUNY Canton Career Services Office into a modern center of information and guidance for students,” said SUNY Canton Assistant Director of Career Services Julie A. Parkman. “His extraordinary gifts as a presenter and a coach have guided hundreds of students into finding fulfilling careers.”

“Being selected to receive this award is such an honor,” Norenberg said. “I have worked hard to find new and creative ways to help and inspire the students at SUNY Canton,” “In many ways it is because of them that I received this award.”

Norenberg received a bachelor’s degree from the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh in 1993 and earned his Master’s of Science in Education in Counseling in 1996. He worked for United Way in Schenectady from 1997-2001 before relocating to the North Country to begin his work as interim assistant director of career services at St. Lawrence University. Norenberg also worked in St. Lawrence’s University Communications office as the digital asset and on-line data manager from 2002 through October 2005 before joining SUNY Canton. In 2010 SUNY Canton’s College Council awarded him with the prestigious Excellence in College Service Award.

 

About SUNY Canton

SUNY Canton is Northern New York’s premier College for career-driven bachelor’s degrees, associate degrees and certificate programs. The College delivers quality hands-on programs in engineering technology, health, management, and public service to students in the North Country, New York State, and beyond. Faculty members are noted for their professional real-world experience in addition to their academic credentials. SUNY Canton OnLine offers hundreds of flexible and convenient courses as well as eight exclusively online bachelor’s degrees. The College’s 14 athletic teams compete in state-of-the-art facilities as provisional members of the NCAA Division III and the USCAA.

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SUNY Canton Employees Elected to Local AAUW Chapter

Monday, June 2nd, 2014

Two SUNY Canton employees were recently elected to the St. Lawrence County Branch of the American Association of University Women (AAUW), which promotes equity and education for women and girls.

Executive Director for Community Programs Betty Connolly was elected as president and Travel Coordinator Tina Flanagan was elected as vice president. They were installed by 116th Assemblywoman Addie Russell, a member of the Jefferson County Branch.

Connolly, Jenne-Russell, Flanagan

Flanagan became a member last year, and Connolly has been member of AAUW for 10 years. She previously served as vice president and received the association’s 2013 Emerging Leader Award. Both have been involved in AAUW events, including the annual professional clothing fair held at SUNY Canton, which helps students acquire business attire for internships and interviews.

AAUW and the SUNY Canton Foundation also co-sponsor an annual scholarship for a female SUNY Canton student from St. Lawrence County who is interested in pursing a degree in one of the science, technology, engineering or mathematic fields.

 

About AAUW

AAUW is a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization that empowers women and girls through advocacy, education, philanthropy and research. AAUW has more than 150,000 members and supporters across the United States, as well as 1,000 local branches and 700 college and university partners. Membership is open to anyone who supports the mission of AAUW, regardless of gender, race, creed, age, sexual orientation, national origin, disability or class.

 

About SUNY Canton

SUNY Canton is Northern New York’s premier College for career-driven bachelor’s degrees, associate degrees and certificate programs. The College delivers quality hands-on programs in engineering technology, health, management, and public service to students in the North Country, New York State, and beyond. Faculty members are noted for their professional real-world experience in addition to their academic credentials. SUNY Canton OnLine offers hundreds of flexible and convenient courses as well as eight exclusively online bachelor’s degrees. The College’s 14 athletic teams compete in state-of-the-art facilities as provisional members of the NCAA Division III and the USCAA.

 

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SUNY Canton Steel Bridge Team Finishes 13th in National Competition

Friday, May 30th, 2014

A group of SUNY Canton students placed 13th in the National Student Steel Bridge Competition.

The 2014 American Society of Civil Engineers and American Institute of Steel Construction competition was held May 23 through 24 at the University of Akron, Ohio. The team competed against approximately 50 other distinguished colleges and universities.

“We are proud of the valiant effort this group of students made in the two day event, and how favorably they represented their college,” said Paul D. Hitchman, the steel bridge team adviser and an instructional support associate in the Canino School of Engineering Technology.

Ethan J. Fregoe of Massena and Nathan A. Archer of Canton (background) work with Andrew C. Walker of Camden (foreground) to rapidly assemble SUNY Canton’s steel bridge.

Ethan J. Fregoe of Massena and Nathan A. Archer of Canton (background) work with Andrew C. Walker of Camden (foreground) to rapidly assemble SUNY Canton’s steel bridge.

The steel bridge team proved their ability to compete at a national level after placing third in the upstate regional competition held April 24 at Cornell University, Ithaca. The team has won the regional competition 15 times in 18 years and won the national competition in 2009.

The SUNY Canton students competed against teams from the United States, South America and Canada. The University of California, Davis was named the national champion.

Hitchman said he was grateful for the college-wide support the team received.

“Our students gained a memorable experience because of the effort and financial support of many from within the SUNY Canton family,” he said. “I want to thank all of the employees, alumni and corporations that support us year in and year out.”

The steel bridge team will return to competition this fall with a regional tournament at West Point. The students will be given a new challenge and will have to design a new bridge for the 2015 competitions.

 

About SUNY Canton

SUNY Canton is Northern New York’s premier College for career-driven bachelor’s degrees, associate degrees and certificate programs. The College delivers quality hands-on programs in engineering technology, health, management, and public service to students in the North Country, New York State, and beyond. Faculty members are noted for their professional real-world experience in addition to their academic credentials. SUNY Canton OnLine offers hundreds of flexible and convenient courses as well as eight exclusively online bachelor’s degrees. The College’s 14 athletic teams compete in state-of-the-art facilities as provisional members of the NCAA Division III and the USCAA.

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SUNY Canton Breaks Summer Session Enrollment Record

Wednesday, May 28th, 2014

SUNY Canton has reached an all-time enrollment record for the College’s Summer Session term, which begins June 2.

“We have 1,808 students enrolled in our classes so far,” said SUNY Canton Dean of Academic Support Services and Instructional Technologies Molly A. Mott. “This breaks our 2012 record of 1,796 students.”

More than 150 courses will be available throughout three sessions, which allow students the opportunity to either get ahead and graduate early, or stay on track and graduate on time. Courses will be held June 2 to July 27, June 2 to July 6 and July 7 to Aug. 10.

Many courses are accessible via computer anywhere in the world and provide the same high-quality instruction SUNY Canton offers in a traditional classroom setting.

Students have the option to choose from general education courses such as English, finance, history and business. Elective courses include The Adirondack Experience, a one-week on-site course that allows students to learn digital photography techniques while paddling and hiking through one of the most pristine areas of the Northeast.

“Our success with Summer Session can largely be attributed to faculty members who present interesting courses on in-demand topics in a cutting-edge format,” said Mott.

Summer Session courses can also help satisfy degree requirements at other SUNY schools, which supports SUNY’s goal to facilitate a seamless transfer of credits across campuses. To register or to view the entire course listing, visit http://www.canton.edu/courses/summer.html.

Summer Session 2014

About SUNY Canton

SUNY Canton is Northern New York’s premier College for career-driven bachelor’s degrees, associate degrees and certificate programs. The College delivers quality hands-on programs in engineering technology, health, management, and public service to students in the North Country, New York State, and beyond. Faculty members are noted for their professional real-world experience in addition to their academic credentials. SUNY Canton OnLine offers hundreds of flexible and convenient courses as well as eight exclusively online bachelor’s degrees. The College’s 14 athletic teams compete in state-of-the-art facilities as provisional members of the NCAA Division III and the USCAA.

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SUNY Canton STEM Scholar and Alumnus Selected for Summer Neuroscience Internship

Friday, May 23rd, 2014

Diana NormanA SUNY Canton Mechanical Technology major has been selected by the SUNY Research Foundation to participate in the first SUNY Brain Summer Scholars Program.

Diana Norman, from Honey Brook, Pa., will conduct research at Upstate Medical Center to support President Obama’s Brain Research through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies (BRAIN) Initiative, which aims to increase understanding of how the brain works in order to develop new ways to treat, cure and even prevent brain disorders.

“The SUNY Networks of Excellence allow us to offer students unique opportunities like the Summer Scholars Program, where they will be on the cutting edge of new research and innovation that has the potential to transform highly-specialized fields such as neuroscience,” said SUNY Chancellor Nancy L. Zimpher. “Congratulations to this first class of Summer Scholars and thank you to the SUNY faculty across New York who will work alongside our students and ensure the program’s success.”

Norman is one of only 13 students who were chosen for the internship. Selection criteria included faculty recommendation, academic transcripts and a personal statement of interest. Other selectees will conduct research at the University at Albany, Binghamton University, University at Buffalo and Stony Brook University.

“This is a wonderful opportunity to contribute to brain research at Upstate Medical University this summer,” Norman said. “I’m thrilled that the mechanical concepts and computer programs that I am learning at SUNY Canton are applicable to helping advance research in the life sciences.”

Norman earned her Bachelor of Technology degree in Graphic and Multimedia Design in 2011. She returned to SUNY Canton with a National Science Foundation funded scholarship for science, technology, engineering and mathematics curricula. She is one of 18 students selected annually to receive this award.

The SUNY Brain Network of Excellence is designed to maximize interdisciplinary and collaborative neuroscience research across SUNY campuses and facilitate partnerships with academia, industry, and the community.

“As a leader in neuroscience study, SUNY can play a primary role in building the pipeline of future researchers,” said Dr. Timothy Killeen, RF president and SUNY vice chancellor for research. “The SUNY Brain Summer Scholars Program provides a necessary and focused platform to attract undergraduates with aptitude in physics, computation, engineering and mathematics to the rapidly expanding field of neuroscience.”

 

About The Research Foundation for The State University of New York

The Research Foundation for SUNY (RF) is the largest, most comprehensive university-connected research foundation in the country. The RF manages SUNY’s research portfolio providing essential sponsored programs administration and innovation support services to SUNY faculty and students performing research in life sciences and medicine; engineering and nanotechnology; physical sciences and energy; social sciences, and computer and information sciences. The RF moves SUNY ideas and inventions to the marketplace collaborating with business and industry to create new opportunity and new jobs for New York State. To learn more about the RF visit www.rfsuny.org.

 

About the State University of New York

The State University of New York is the largest comprehensive university system in the United States, educating nearly 463,000 students in more than 7,500 degree and certificate programs, and more than 1.8 million NYS citizens in professional development and personal enrichment programs, on 64 college and university campuses, and online through Open SUNY. There are nearly 3 million SUNY alumni worldwide. To learn more about how SUNY creates opportunity, visit www.suny.edu.

 

About SUNY Canton

SUNY Canton is Northern New York’s premier College for career-driven bachelor’s degrees, associate degrees and certificate programs. The College delivers quality hands-on programs in engineering technology, health, management, and public service to students in the North Country, New York State, and beyond. Faculty members are noted for their professional real-world experience in addition to their academic credentials. SUNY Canton OnLine offers hundreds of flexible and convenient courses as well as eight exclusively online bachelor’s degrees. The College’s 14 athletic teams compete in state-of-the-art facilities as provisional members of the NCAA Division III and the USCAA.

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Three SUNY Canton Staff Members Receive College Awards for Exceptional Service

Thursday, May 22nd, 2014

A recent retiree was the surprise recipient of SUNY Canton Acting President Joseph C. Hoffman’s Meritorious Service Award.

Sandy J. Livernois, the former assistant to the provost, received her award at the College’s annual recognition day ceremony, designed to acknowledge the College’s faculty and staff for exemplary service and milestone anniversaries.

SUNY Canton Acting President Joseph C. Hoffman presents Sandra J. Livernois with the President’s Meritorious Service Award. Livernois recently retired from her position as the assistant to the provost.

SUNY Canton Acting President Joseph C. Hoffman presents Sandra J. Livernois with the President’s Meritorious Service Award. Livernois recently retired from her position as the assistant to the provost.

“No one on the campus was left untouched by the generous, dedicated service that Sandy selflessly gave to the College,” Hoffman said. “She has been the epitome of professionalism and kindness, not to mention fun, in all of the capacities that she has served.”

Livernois worked at the College for 34 years. She previously won the Employee Recognition Award in 2003.

Additionally, Heather C. Lauzon, a secretary in the Accommodative and Disability Services Office received the Employee Recognition Award, and Peggy S. Levato, director of alumni and development, received the Excellence in College Service Award. Both awards are bestowed annually by the SUNY Canton College Council to recognize professional staff for their outstanding work.

Pictured are SUNY Canton Acting President Joseph C. Hoffman, Heather C. Lauzon, a secretary in the Accommodative and Disability Services Office and College Council Chair Ronald M. O’Neill. Lauzon received the Employee Recognition Award.

Pictured are SUNY Canton Acting President Joseph C. Hoffman, Heather C. Lauzon, a secretary in the Accommodative and Disability Services Office and College Council Chair Ronald M. O’Neill. Lauzon received the Employee Recognition Award.

Depending on individual needs, some students need to take their tests outside of the classroom. Lauzon schedules more than 1,000 exams each semester. She works with faculty and staff members to coordinate special accommodations to help level the playing field for students with disabilities. Her co-employees and supervisor said she exhibits grace and professionalism and goes above and beyond her assigned duties.

“Heather possesses a superior work ethic,” said Veigh Mehan Lee, director of Accommodative and Disability Services and Lauzon’s supervisor. “She keeps the office operating in an organized manner.”

As one of the college’s premier fundraisers, Levato developed a relationship that led to the first $1 million donation in the College’s history. She also assisted with the College’s Centennial campaign, which exceeded its $10 million goal a year early. She substantially increased alumni participation in donations and attendance at college events. The donations she works to secure benefits the entire college, primarily in the form of student scholarships.

Pictured are SUNY Canton Acting President Joseph C. Hoffman, Director of Alumni and Development Peggy S. Levato and College Council Chair Ronald M. O’Neill. Levato recently received the Excellence in College Service Award.

Pictured are SUNY Canton Acting President Joseph C. Hoffman, Director of Alumni and Development Peggy S. Levato and College Council Chair Ronald M. O’Neill. Levato recently received the Excellence in College Service Award.

“Peggy has been a phenomenal fundraiser and energetic supporter of SUNY Canton,” said David M. Gerlach, vice president for advancement. “She has played a significant role in transforming many alumni relationships. Beyond being a representative of the College, she is a friend to our many esteemed alumni.”

The College prepares video interviews with the award recipients that are played as an introduction at the recognition day ceremony.

 

About SUNY Canton

SUNY Canton is Northern New York’s premier College for career-driven bachelor’s degrees, associate degrees and certificate programs. The College delivers quality hands-on programs in engineering technology, health, management, and public service to students in the North Country, New York State, and beyond. Faculty members are noted for their professional real-world experience in addition to their academic credentials. SUNY Canton OnLine offers hundreds of flexible and convenient courses as well as eight exclusively online bachelor’s degrees. The College’s 14 athletic teams compete in state-of-the-art facilities as provisional members of the NCAA Division III and the USCAA.

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SUNY Canton Emergency Management Degree Named Among Nation’s Best

Thursday, May 22nd, 2014

The Emergency Management Degree Online Program Guide website has named SUNY Canton’s Bachelor’s Degree in Emergency Management as one of the top ten online programs in the country.

The website, http://www.emergency-management-degree.org, is a resource for those who are interested in pursing a career in emergency management.

The program was chosen as eighth in the nation due to the curriculum’s emphasis on cutting-edge incident management and emergency operating center technology, as well as exercises and drills using virtual disaster simulations and hazard modeling.

Deepwater Horizon, courtesy of FEMA

“We are pleased that our Emergency Management program has received this recognition as a top online program,” said Jondavid S. DeLong, dean of SUNY Canton’s School of Business and Liberal Arts. “Our faculty works hard to assure students gain significant practical experience that prepares them for immediate employment in the field.”

The Emergency Management degree is one of SUNY Canton’s signature online programs. Students are able to participate in exercises and complete internships with local, state and federal agencies.

“Emergency Management is a growing field in uncertain times of natural disasters and terrorism; in response to this, many institutions are offering online emergency management degree programs as a way to prepare professionals for careers in this field,” according to the website.

Emergency Management Degree Program Guide

SUNY Canton is in the running to become the State’s College of Emergency Preparedness, Homeland Security and Cyber Security through a partnership with Clarkson University, Potsdam. The Colleges would become the first in the nation devoted to homeland security and would establish integrated education, training and research in a comprehensive public-private partnership.

About SUNY Canton

SUNY Canton is Northern New York’s premier College for career-driven bachelor’s degrees, associate degrees and certificate programs. The College delivers quality hands-on programs in engineering technology, health, management, and public service to students in the North Country, New York State, and beyond. Faculty members are noted for their professional real-world experience in addition to their academic credentials. SUNY Canton OnLine offers hundreds of flexible and convenient courses as well as eight exclusively online bachelor’s degrees. The College’s 14 athletic teams compete in state-of-the-art facilities as provisional members of the NCAA Division III and the USCAA.

 

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Area Students Learn Career Options for Women in Engineering

Monday, May 19th, 2014
Pictured are, (l to r) Grace R. Bessette, Abby E. Warner and Lizzy C. Christy from Canton’s J.M. McKenny Middle School. The three students took turns learning to operate surveying equipment at SUNY Canton. They were among the 120 area students to participate in the College’s Women in Engineering Day. Faculty members held activities to demonstrate the hands-on aspects of careers that start with an education in the science, technology, engineering and math fields.

Pictured are, (l to r) Grace R. Bessette, Abby E. Warner and Lizzy C. Christy from Canton’s J.M. McKenny Middle School. The three students took turns learning to operate surveying equipment at SUNY Canton. They were among the 120 area students to participate in the College’s Women in Engineering Day. Faculty members held activities to demonstrate the hands-on aspects of careers that start with an education in the science, technology, engineering and math fields.

 

Madelyn L. Lawrence, an eighth grader from Clifton Fine Central School tests water samples from the Grasse River as part of SUNY Canton’s Women in Engineering Day. Groups of students were given water samples and taught how to purify them during a demonstration in the College’s Civil and Environmental Engineering Technology program.

Madelyn L. Lawrence, an eighth grader from Clifton Fine Central School tests water samples from the Grasse River as part of SUNY Canton’s Women in Engineering Day. Groups of students were given water samples and taught how to purify them during a demonstration in the College’s Civil and Environmental Engineering Technology program.

 

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SUNY Canton Early Childhood Professor Receives Chancellor’s Award for Excellence

Tuesday, May 13th, 2014

Maureen Maiocco and President HoffmanA SUNY Canton professor is being honored for her dedication to her school, her students and the College.

Dr. Maureen P. Maiocco is the recipient of the 2014 SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching. She was recognized at the College’s 106th Commencement Ceremony May 10.

As the Early Childhood Program Director, she employs her extensive experience as a successful educator to provide the highest quality education to her students.

“Her dynamic personality and devotion to the school combine to make an incredible package,” said William J. Fassinger, Ph.D., Professor of Criminal Justice. “The techniques she uses to teach, motivate students and lead are unmatched.”

Dr. Maiocco is a well-respected leader in the early childhood profession throughout the country and abroad. She conducted a summer institute for visiting Chinese scholars in 2009 and was invited as guest lecturer by Xi’an University in China in 2010.

As a vibrant member of the SUNY Canton campus community, she was also chosen to receive College’s prestigious 2011 Distinguished Faculty Award and was selected to serve as interim dean of the School of Business and Liberal Arts.

Dr. Maiocco earned her Bachelor of Arts in Education from Curry College, her Master of Science in Teacher Leadership from Wheelock College, and her Ed.D. in Child and Youth Studies with a specialization in Curriculum Development from Nova Southeastern University.

 

About SUNY Canton

SUNY Canton is Northern New York’s premier College for career-driven bachelor’s degrees, associate degrees and certificate programs. The College delivers quality hands-on programs in engineering technology, health, management, and public service to students in the North Country, New York State, and beyond. Faculty members are noted for their professional real-world experience in addition to their academic credentials. SUNY Canton OnLine offers hundreds of flexible and convenient courses as well as eight exclusively online bachelor’s degrees. The College’s 14 athletic teams compete in state-of-the-art facilities as provisional members of the NCAA Division III and the USCAA.

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