Archive for 2014

SUNY Canton Patron Helps Air Conditioning Engineering Technology Students

Thursday, June 19th, 2014

A World War II New York State Senate Veterans Hall of Fame inductee continues a tradition of donating to the college.

One of SUNY Canton’s most dedicated supporters has made a donation to assist students working toward careers in his major.

Gouverneur’s John L. Halford Sr. recently established an endowment to purchase modern equipment in SUNY Canton’s Air Conditioning Engineering Technology program. Halford is a 1949 graduate who launched his own successful career based on his education.

Pictured are (l to r) SUNY Canton alumnus John L. Halford Sr., his wife, Nelta, SUNY Canton Acting President Joseph C. Hoffman and Michael J. Newtown, dean of the Canino School of Engineering Technology.

Pictured are (l to r) SUNY Canton alumnus John L. Halford Sr., his wife, Nelta, SUNY Canton Acting President Joseph C. Hoffman and Michael J. Newtown, dean of the Canino School of Engineering Technology.

“Careers in environmental systems continue to grow,” Halford said. “I wanted to help support students who are looking into the field.”

His contribution will be used annually to provide new tools and resources for students in the hands-on program. During the inaugural year, his contribution paid for approximately $25,000 in new technology. In subsequent years, the endowment will pay between $3,000 and $4,000 annually.

“We are genuinely proud of Mr. Halford and his commitment to the college and in the surrounding community,” said Vice President for Advancement David M. Gerlach. “He has established a tradition of giving that has spanned more than 20 years. Most importantly, he truly wants to help area students to receive the best education possible.”

While he was visiting the college, students from the SUNY Canton Veterans Association thanked Halford for his generosity by planting a tree at the main intersection on campus. Halford is a U.S. Marine Corps veteran who served in World War II.

Shortly following the tree dedication ceremony, State Senator Patricia A. Ritchie announced that Halford would be inducted into the area’s Veterans Hall of Fame. He was recognized at a special ceremony held May 15 at Fort Drum. He was then inducted into the New York State Senate Veterans Hall of Fame on May 20 at the State Capitol.

State Senator Patricia A. Ritchie escorts SUNY Canton patron and 1949 alumnus John L. Halford Sr. at the New York State Senate Veterans Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony.

State Senator Patricia A. Ritchie escorts SUNY Canton patron and 1949 alumnus John L. Halford Sr. at the New York State Senate Veterans Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony.

Ritchie noted Halford’s commitment to improving the lives of north country residents, especially through his work as a member of the SUNY Canton College Foundation Board of Directors. “I never expected this honor,” he humbly said.

Halford is distinctly proud of his military service. He served in the Raider Battalion that was part of the raid on Makin Island in the Pacific Theater during World War II. After his time overseas, he returned to Gouverneur, finished high school and went on to SUNY Canton, then known as the Agricultural and Technical Institute. The numerous plaques denoting his generosity at the college are inscribed with the U.S. Marine Corps seal.

In the past year, the generous benefactor sponsored two scholarships that provide 15 students with annual awards. Approximately five of those students are from Halford’s hometown.

“I hope students enjoy their time at the College and use their experience to shape their lives,” he said. “We have many good students in Gouverneur and I’d like to see them all go on to college.”

Halford holds the distinction of having the most places on SUNY Canton’s campus named in his honor. The college is home to the Halford Lobby, located at the entrance of the Faculty Office Building, the Halford Alumni Suite in the Convocation, Athletic and Recreation Center ice rink, and the Halford Classroom in the Grasse River Suites residence hall. Another building will be named in his honor during the college’s Alumni Weekend Celebration on July 18.

He is also a member of the SUNY Canton Hall of Fame and was selected as the college’s distinguished alumnus in 2011.

 

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. Faculty members are noted for their professional real-world experience in addition to outstanding 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 as provisional members of the NCAA Division III and the USCAA.

 

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SUNY Canton Recognizes the Area’s Newest Police Officers

Thursday, June 12th, 2014

Some of the newest officers in the North Country started their careers through the David Sullivan-St. Lawrence County Law Enforcement Academy at SUNY Canton.

Twenty-six cadets recently completed the rigorous training necessary to graduate, according to Academy Director Albert R. “Sonny” Duquette.

The 2014 graduating class of David Sullivan-St. Lawrence County Police Academy at SUNY canton stand with the Academy Director Albert R. “Sonny” Duquette (center).

The 2014 graduating class of David Sullivan-St. Lawrence County Police Academy at SUNY canton stand with the Academy Director Albert R. “Sonny” Duquette (center).

“The cadets graduated with a full sense of how to do their job, and do it well,” he said. “Our goal is to make our training exceed what is offered at other academies. We want all of our officers to be the best at helping their communities.”

Cadets who completed their training and became sworn officers of area police agencies include:

  • Ryan J. Cole, Canton Police Department
  • Dustin D. Currier, Massena Police Department
  • Ryan E. Davis, Ogdensburg Police Department
  • Brian R. Guiney, Fort Edwards Police Department (No Picture)
  • Kory M. Keefer, Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office
  • Brittany E. Kenyon, Ogdensburg Police Department
  • Jason W. Knapp, Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office
  • Marvin J. Laffin, Norfolk Police Department
  • Sean M. Lasala, Norwood Police Department
  • Robert W. Lent, Jr., St. Lawrence County Sheriff’s Office
  • Brandon S. Murray, Norfolk Police Department
  • Kevin M. O’Connell, St. Lawrence County Sheriff’s Office
  • Justin R. Polniak, Ogdensburg Police Department
  • Benjamin M. Rockwood, St. Lawrence County Sheriff’s Office
  • Craig A. Rogers, Sackets Harbor Police Department
  • Andrew W. Stone, Norwood Police Department
  • Heidy L. Tharrett, Sackets harbor Police Department
  • Mollie J. Towles, Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office
  • Cory A. Williams, Antwerp Police Department
  • Khrystyna Yefremova, Athens Police Department

Cadets who completed the pre-employment course in preparation for their future careers as police officers include:

  • Ryan F. Dean
  • Kinga Kanczura
  • Daniel P. LaDue
  • Kelly S. LaPrade
  • Isaac D. Lashomb
  • Eric C. Miles

The Law Enforcement Academy at SUNY Canton provides further career and educational options for those studying in the criminal justice fields. Students in the college’s Law Enforcement Leadership program can complete their senior-level internship by participating in the academy training.

Cadets learn from current and former law enforcement professionals. Topics of study include defensive tactics, evidence collection, photography, radio communications, courtroom testimony, interviews and interrogations, among other topics.

 

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. Faculty members are noted for their professional real-world experience in addition to outstanding 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 as provisional members of the NCAA Division III and the USCAA.

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SUNY Canton Moves Ahead With Start-Up NY Plan

Monday, June 9th, 2014

SUNY Canton received approval to begin reviewing applications from businesses interested in partnering with the College in the Start-Up NY initiative.

“SUNY Canton provides the perfect partner for diverse industries,” said Executive Director for University Relations Lenore VanderZee, who oversees the College’s Start-Up NY ventures. “Empire State Development has given the green light to the College’s Campus Plan, which outlines the properties available and the application process.”

Start-Up NY was developed by Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo to transform SUNY campuses and other university communities across the state into tax-free communities for new and expanding businesses. Eligible businesses that partner with SUNY Canton will be able to operate state tax-free for 10 years, including property, income, sales and corporate tax.

Qualified businesses include those that are just starting up, existing New York businesses expanding within the state and businesses relocating from another state or country into New York. In order o participate in Start-UP NY, businesses need to support the academic mission of the college or university with which they hope to work. SUNY Canton already has one business application under review and has several more proposals in the pipeline.

To learn more or about how to apply, visit www.canton.edu/startup or contact VanderZee at (315) 386-7109

Start-Up NY

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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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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