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SUNY Canton to Hold Public Forum on Proposed Wind Turbine Project, July 17

Monday, July 8th, 2013

The meeting will be the second in a series of public outreach efforts held by the College and its project partners.

SUNY Canton will host the second of three public informational sessions discussing a proposed wind turbine on the College campus beginning at 6 p.m. Wednesday, July 17, in Richard W. Miller Campus Center’s Kingston Theater.

The public is encouraged to attend this free event. Refreshments will be served.

The College, in consultation with the New York Power Authority (NYPA) and Sustainable Energy Developments (SED), is considering the construction of a wind turbine that would provide electricity to the campus. The turbine would also advance educational opportunities for students, including those in the Alternative and Renewable Energy Systems and Electrical Engineering Technology programs.

Wind Turbine

A photo simulation created of the proposed wind turbine in its recommended location on SUNY Canton’s campus. The illustration was created by Sustainable Energy Developments for a visual study accompanying the project.

Following the previous outreach session, SED conducted numerous studies on the visual, acoustic, and archeological impacts of the proposed wind turbine on the campus and surrounding community.

Representatives from the SUNY Canton President’s Office, the Facilities and Planning Department, and the Public Relations Office will join NYPA and SED to answer questions about the project.

If the project is completed, SUNY Canton will be the only SUNY college or university with a 1.8 megawatt wind turbine on campus.

Parking will be available in Lots 1 and 13. For directions, please refer to the campus maps http://www.canton.edu/map/.

For further information, please contact the SUNY Canton Public Relations Office at 315-386-7300, or email pr@canton.edu.

 

About SUNY Canton:

SUNY Canton offers a variety of career-driven bachelor’s degrees in addition to its associate and certificate programs. In the past year, the College added two new bachelor’s degrees and expanded its facilities with a new athletic center, nicknamed Roos House, and the Grasse River Suites Residence Hall. The College’s faculty members are noted for their professional real-world experience in addition to their academic credentials. SUNY Canton OnLine offers flexible and convenient online courses and programs. The College’s 14 athletic teams compete as provisional members of the NCAA Division III as well as the USCAA.

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DeLong Named as SUNY Canton Dean of Business and Liberal Arts

Wednesday, June 19th, 2013

Jondavid DeLong

SUNY Canton has selected a Legal Studies faculty member to become the new dean of the School of Business and Liberal Arts.

Associate Professor Jondavid “J.D.” S. DeLong was chosen to oversee the school and will begin his new duties July 15.

“I’m looking forward to continuing to work closely with my colleagues in the School of Business and Liberal Arts on strategies that lead to student success,” DeLong said. “We have an opportunity to build on successful planning and accreditation efforts recently completed at the College.”

DeLong began working for the College in 2008 and has taught undergraduate courses in American law, business law, personal finance, and legal research and writing.

“J.D. has been instrumental in building our Legal Studies Bachelor of Technology program and has served as the program’s curriculum coordinator since he arrived at SUNY Canton,” said Karen Spellacy, SUNY Canton interim provost and vice president of academic affairs. “He wrote our most recent Strategic Plan, chaired our Middle States Self Study Steering Committee and authored our Self Study.”

Prior to joining SUNY Canton, DeLong was an attorney with the St. Lawrence County Department of Social Services and also served in several business development roles for legal publisher West, a division of Thomson Reuters. He has a Bachelor of Arts degree from Vassar College and earned a Juris Doctor with honors from the University of Buffalo.

About SUNY Canton

SUNY Canton offers a variety of career-driven bachelor’s degrees in addition to its associate and certificate programs. In the past year, the College added two new bachelor’s degrees and expanded its facilities with a new athletic center, nicknamed Roos House, and the Grasse River Suites Residence Hall. The College’s faculty members are noted for their professional real-world experience in addition to their academic credentials. SUNY Canton OnLine offers flexible and convenient online courses and programs. The College’s 14 athletic teams compete as provisional members of the NCAA Division III as well as the USCAA.

Media inquiries should be directed to Gregory Kie, Media Relations Manager, or call 315/386-7527.

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Bridge Team Advisers Receive Prestigious SUNY Canton Excellence in College Service Award

Friday, May 24th, 2013

SUNY Canton’s College Council recently honored two instructional support associates for their contributions to the Canino School of Engineering Technology and to the incredible success of the College’s student steel bridge team.

Paul D. Hitchman ’95 and Dennis E. Tuper ’02 received the 2013 Excellence in College Service Award for their countless hours of dedication and work with the SUNY Canton student chapter of the American Society of Civil Engineers in preparation for regional and national intercollegiate competition.

paul denis

Dennis E. Tuper and Paul D. Hitchman, instructional support
Associates in the Canino School of Engineering Technology and ASCE Steel Bridge Team advisors, both received the SUNY Canton Excellence in College Service Award.

“Paul’s and Dennis’ enthusiasm and commitment to student success are well known across the SUNY Canton community,” said SUNY Canton Interim President Carli C. Schiffner. “Their contributions to the College and to the bridge team have been invaluable and are most deserving of this award.”

Each year, engineering student teams from across North America construct a one-tenth-scale model bridge designed to meet certain criteria, such as construction speed, lightness, display, stiffness, economy and efficiency. Under Hitchman’s and Tuper’s guidance, the SUNY Canton team placed first in regional competition 14 times in the past 17 years, including this year, by besting rivals like Cornell University, Clarkson University and the Rochester Institute of Technology and even captured the national championship title in 2009.

Hitchman previously worked as a designer and draftsman for engineering firms before joining SUNY Canton as a Civil Engineering Technology instructional support associate. He advises the students in designing, drawing and fabricating the bridge. Tuper, an Automotive Technology instructional support associate, is a certified master technician with the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence. In addition to advising the students on bridge assembly, he welds all the bridge components for competition.

Outside the classroom, Hitchman and Tuper have worked with the Canton College Foundation to raise the necessary funds needed to purchase bridge materials and cover travel expenses for the team. They both also regularly volunteer their time to assist with other College events.

The Excellence in College Service Award is presented annually to a member of the professional staff who demonstrates effectiveness in performance and university service, professional ability and mastery in their specialization.

SUNY Canton offers a variety of career-driven bachelor’s degrees in addition to its associate and certificate programs. In the past year, the College added two new bachelor’s degrees and expanded its facilities with a new athletic center, nicknamed Roos House, and the Grasse River Suites Residence Hall. The College’s faculty members are noted for their professional real-world experience in addition to their academic credentials. SUNY Canton OnLine offers flexible and convenient online courses and programs. The College’s 14 athletic teams compete as provisional members of the NCAA Division III as well as the USCAA.

 

Media inquiries should be directed to Gregory Kie, Media Relations Manager, or call 315/386-7527.

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SUNY Canton Names Outstanding Associate and Baccalaureate Graduates for 2013

Thursday, May 2nd, 2013

The 2013 SUNY Canton Outstanding Graduate Awards have been presented to two students for their academic achievements and contributions to the College.

They were presented with the awards at the Nancy R. Auster Honors Convocation held May 1 and will be among other honorees and award recipients recognized during the College’s Commencement at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, May 18, at the Convocation, Athletic and Recreation Center, nicknamed Roos House.

 

Outstanding Associate Graduate Award

Mydosh

Megan M. Mydosh from Warwick received the SUNY Canton Outstanding
Associate Graduate Award.

Megan M. Mydosh, a Business Administration major from Warwick, was the recipient of the annual Outstanding Associate Graduate Award, which recognizes students enrolled in two-year programs who have excelled in their academics and other areas of campus life.

Mydosh was named each semester to the President’s List, the College’s highest level of achievement that honors full-time students who earn a semester grade point average (GPA) of 3.75 or higher on a 4.0 scale. She is also a member of the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society and was captain of the women’s cross-country team for two years.

In addition to being an outstanding student, her peers, professors and coaches describe her as a dedicated leader who excels at motivating others.

“Megan stands out as one of the most hardworking and motivated young women I have had the pleasure of knowing,” said SUNY Canton’s Women’s Cross Country Head Coach Kathryn Kennedy. “She is a true leader who expects hard work and commitment from her teammates and models the same behavior on a regular basis.”

Mydosh plans to continue her studies at SUNY Canton and earn a bachelor’s degree in Management.

“I’m so thankful to have been chosen to receive the Outstanding Graduate Award,” said Mydosh. “SUNY Canton gives everyone the opportunity to do their best, and I’m happy that I have been able to take advantage of all the resources the College offers to students.”

 

Outstanding Baccalaureate Graduate Award

Smith

Zachary J. Smith from Lisbon received the SUNY Canton Outstanding
Baccalaureate Graduate Award.

There are a select few students who can add overseas missionary work and business ownership to their college resume. Zachary J. Smith, an Industrial Technology major from Lisbon, designed, engineered, managed and led the construction of a $60,000 primary school and training facility in South Sudan.

“My adviser thought the project would fit well with my academic pursuits,” Smith said. “So I dropped my scheduled Spring 2012 classes and worked in Central Africa.”

Smith was selected as the College’s Outstanding Baccalaureate Graduate, in partial acknowledgement of his outstanding missionary work. He was also the vice president of the Campus Ministries club and received a certificate of appreciation for his volunteer work from the Christian Fellowship Center in Madrid.

“Zach’s phenomenal mind gave him the extraordinary power to love and serve more people than most normally would,” said Yu Chin Cheng, an assistant professor and Smith’s adviser. “He is intelligent, diligent and honest. He always has a smile on his face. It has been an honor to be his academic adviser.”

He started college with the goal of graduating with a triple major. He has earned two associate degrees, one in Construction Technology Management and another in Business Administration. He will graduate with a bachelor’s degree in Industrial Technology Management. Smith has accomplished this remarkable achievement while maintaining a 3.77 GPA.

After earning his Construction Technology Management degree, he started his own construction and contracting business. He attributes his ability to start Z&S Construction directly back to the skills he learned in the degree. “It has been my primary means of income since I started the business in 2011,” he said.

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SUNY Canton Students Recognized at Honors Convocation

Thursday, May 2nd, 2013

Students who excelled academically were honored at SUNY Canton’s 2013 Honors Convocation

“Through your hard work and perseverance you have changed the fabric of our College,” said Interim SUNY Canton President Carli C. Schiffner at the event held May 1. “Many of you are not only very accomplished academically, but also have given numerous hours of your time for service to our campus and community. We are a better institution because of your hard work and dedication.”

honors convocation 2013

The College’s Honors Convocation is an annual, formal ceremony designed to recognize students’ academic, civic and overall achievement. Each year, the ceremony is named after the most dedicated and revered faculty members of the College’s history. This year’s ceremony was named for SUNY Canton Distinguished Professor Emerita Nancy R. Auster, who taught for more than 25 years.

Academic award recipients included:

  • Eziada Alozie, a student from Bronx, majoring in Health Science Career Studies – Nursing.
  • Kiana Archer, a student from Plattsburgh, majoring in Graphic and Multimedia Design.
  • Taylor Armstrong, a student from Ogdensburg, majoring in Air Conditioning Engineering Technology.
  • Ashlyn Ashley, a student from Norfolk, majoring in Liberal Arts-General Studies.
  • Nicole Avery, a student from Massena, majoring in Automotive Technology.
  • Timothy Backus, a student from Canton, majoring in Information Technology.
  • Michael Badger, a student from Moriah, majoring in Homeland Security.
  • Zachary Ball, a student from Saugerties, majoring in Alternative & Renewable Energy System.
  • William Baughn, a student from Keeseville, majoring in Engineering Science.
  • Breanna Bayne, a student from De Peyster, majoring in Health and Fitness Promotion.
  • Noah Bero, a student from Hogansburg, majoring in Electrical Technology.
  • Carris Biragbara, a student from Poughkeepsie, majoring in Finance.
  • E. Adele Blake, a student from Canton, majoring in Veterinary Science Technology.
  • Kelsey Blasko, a student from Elbridge, majoring in Funeral Services Administration.
  • Charlene Bonno, a student from Colton, majoring in Practical Nursing.
  • Matthew Bradley, a student from Winthrop, majoring in Electrical Technology.
  • Melissa Burcume, a student from Potsdam, majoring in Health Science Career Studies – Nursing.
  • Kiley Burnham, a student from Adams Center, majoring in Health Science Career Studies – Nursing.
  • Eric Butler, a student from Newport, majoring in Industrial Technology Management.
  • Ashley Butterworth, a student from Preston, United Kingston, majoring in Sports Management.
  • Nicole Caracci, a student from Gouverneur, majoring in Nursing – BS.
  • Keri Christensen, a student from Southampton, majoring in Management.
  • Adam Commella, a student from Canton, majoring in Construction Technology:  Management.
  • Travis Cook, a student from Waterloo, majoring in Criminal Justice.
  • Charles Coon, a student from Star Lake, majoring in Air Conditioning Maintenance & Repair.
  • Cory Corbin, a student from Camden, majoring in Nursing – BS.
  • Amber Cote, a student from Heuvelton, majoring in Health Science Career Studies – Nursing.
  • Shiela Covey, a student from Russell, majoring in Criminal Investigation.
  • Kathryn Cowell, a student from Massena, majoring in Nursing.
  • Jacob Crawford, a student from Jamesville, majoring in Criminal Investigation.
  • Michael Crowner, a student from Gouverneur, majoring in Civil & Environmental Technology.
  • Bruce Danner, a student from Potsdam, majoring in Physical Therapist Assistant.
  • Cathryn Darling, a student from Oswego, majoring in Graphic and Multimedia Design.
  • Heike Davis, a student from Watertown, majoring in Physical Therapist Assistant.
  • LaChelle Dilcox, a student from Ogdensburg, majoring in Management.
  • Kathryn Doody, a student from Schenectady, majoring in Emergency Management.
  • Racheal Duquette, a student from Nicholville, majoring in Health Science Career Studies – Nursing.
  • Christopher Durgan, a student from Theresa, majoring in Computer Information Systems.
  • Catherine Dykes, a student from Canton, majoring in Funeral Services Administration.
  • Azra Ferkic, a student from Utica, majoring in Management.
  • Gabrielle Field, a student from Norwood, majoring in Health Science Career Studies – Physical Therapist Assistant.
  • Patrick Fitzgerald, a student from St. Regis Falls, majoring in Engineering Science.
  • Briana Fosher, a student from Rouses Point, majoring in Industrial Technology Management.
  • Lisa Furnace, a student from Norfolk, majoring in Legal Studies.
  • Jennifer Getz, a student from Potsdam, majoring in Applied Psychology.
  • Christopher Giczewski, a student from Fountain Valley, California, majoring in Mechanical Technology.
  • Kayla Gilbert, a student from Bernhards Bay, majoring in Health Science Career Studies – Nursing.
  • Heather Gordinier, a student from Adams, majoring in Health Care Management.
  • Brendan Gordon, a student from Williamson, majoring in Veterinary Technology.
  • Lisnanlly Guaba, a student from New York, majoring in Criminal Justice Studies.
  • Brian Guiney, a student from Canton, majoring in Law Enforcement Leadership.
  • Jacob Halsey, a student from Lacona, majoring in Criminal Investigation.
  • Emily Hargrave, a student from Waddington, majoring in Liberal Arts-General Studies.
  • Karah Hartle, a student from Gouverneur, majoring in Health and Fitness Promotion.
  • Brady Hayden, a student from Oswegatchie, majoring in Management.
  • Kaylynn Hayes, a student from Mohegan Lake, majoring in Nursing – BS.
  • Miracle Hemmingsen, a student from Alexandria Bay, majoring in Legal Studies.
  • Kelly Herba, a student from Johnstown, majoring in Legal Studies.
  • Brent Higham, a student from Hermon, majoring in Electrical Engineering Technology.
  • Spencer Hockey, a student from Ogdensburg, majoring in Information Technology.
  • Stephanie Hyde, a student from Massena, majoring in Health Science Career Studies – Nursing.
  • Timothy Ives, a student from Adams, majoring in Veterinary Technology.
  • Nina Jacobsen, a student from Watertown, majoring in Health Science Career Studies – Nursing.
  • John Johnson, a student from DeKalb Junction, majoring in Air Conditioning Engineering Technology.
  • Sarah Keleher, a student from Potsdam, majoring in Early Childhood.
  • Lorianna Keuhn, a student from Waverly, majoring in Veterinary Science Technology.
  • Ryan Kocher, a student from Canton, majoring in Homeland Security.
  • Olga Kotova, a student from Huntington, majoring in Finance.
  • Natalie Kurgan, a student from Canton, majoring in Mechanical Technology.
  • Joshua Lamere, a student from Heuvelton, majoring in Individual Studies.
  • Nigel Lang, a student from Springfield Gardens, majoring in Mechanical Engineering Technology.
  • Kristina Laursen Carr, a student from Carthage, majoring in Finance.
  • Lisa Lavery, a student from Clifton Park, majoring in Dental Hygiene.
  • Victoria Loop, a student from Colton, majoring in Health Science Career Studies – Nursing.
  • Sarah Ludlam, a student from Potsdam, majoring in Individual Studies.
  • Molly MacNeill, a student from Potsdam, majoring in Alternative & Renewable Energy System.
  • Thomas Marlowe, a student from Massena, majoring in Health Care Management.
  • Jessica Martin, a student from Potsdam, majoring in Applied Psychology.
  • Bonnie Maslow, a student from Little Falls, majoring in Legal Studies.
  • Benjamin Matott, a student from Norwood, majoring in Business Administration.
  • Andrew Matthews, a student from Massena, majoring in Alternative & Renewable Energy System.
  • Codi Mckee, a student from Barker, majoring in Civil & Environmental Technology.
  • Joseph Mongeon, a student from Hudson Falls, majoring in Finance.
  • Tiffany Moore, a student from Brooklyn, majoring in Veterinary Science Technology.
  • Melanie Mueller, a student from Afton, majoring in Law Enforcement Leadership.
  • Megan Mydosh, a student from Warwick, majoring in Business Administration-AS.
  • Shane Myers, a student from Ballston Spa, majoring in Mechanical Technology.
  • Sarah Newtown, a student from De Peyster, majoring in Liberal Arts-General Studies.
  • Kevin Ng, a student from Canton, majoring in Civil & Environmental Technology.
  • Kare Nicholas, a student from Verona, majoring in Nursing – BS.
  • Pierre Nzuah, a student from Yaounde, Cameroon, majoring in Electrical Technology.
  • David O’Shea, a student from Marathon, majoring in Civil & Environmental Technology.
  • Kristen Paller, a student from Massena, majoring in Nursing.
  • Jody Parker, a student from Baldwinsville, majoring in Emergency Management.
  • Ornella Parker, a student from Brooklyn, majoring in Health Care Management.
  • Adam Patry, a student from Tupper Lake, majoring in Civil & Environmental Technology.
  • Isaiah Patterson, a student from Potsdam, majoring in Liberal Arts-General Studies.
  • John Payne, a student from Port Moody, British Columbia, majoring in Sports Management.
  • Michael Pittman, a student from Amarillo, Texas, majoring in Sports Management.
  • Thomas Plumb, a student from Norwood, majoring in Business Administration.
  • James Podeszedlik, a student from Highland, majoring in Funeral Services Administration.
  • Robert Poirier, a student from Ogdensburg, majoring in Electrical Construction & Maintenance.
  • Francesca Popple, a student from Canastota, majoring in Graphic and Multimedia Design.
  • Jayson Porter, a student from Moravia, majoring in Individual Studies.
  • Saylor Preston, a student from Canton, majoring in Sports Management.
  • Mary Katharine Pulver, a student from Germantown, majoring in Criminal Investigation.
  • Brandon Pupp, a student from Oneida, majoring in Pre-Engineering Science.
  • Hunter Quant, a student from Norwood, majoring in Computer Information Systems.
  • Sarah Ray, a student from New Windsor, majoring in Veterinary Technology.
  • Damieka Redden, a student from Bunker Hill, West Virginia, majoring in Pre-Funeral Services Administration.
  • Anthony Reed, a student from Wanakena, majoring in Nursing.
  • Timothy Reed, a student from DeKalb Junction, majoring in Heating & Plumbing Service.
  • Justin Richardson, a student from Canton, majoring in Alternative & Renewable Energy System.
  • Nicholas Ring, a student from Hamburg, majoring in Funeral Services Administration.
  • Melissa Rizzo, a student from Massena, majoring in Health Science Career Studies – Nursing.
  • Gregory Robb, a student from Gouverneur, majoring in Information Technology.
  • Brandon Rockhill, a student from Moira, majoring in Civil Engineering Technology.
  • Abby Rodenas, a student from Oneonta, majoring in Criminal Investigation.
  • Stephanie Rondeau, a student from Fort Drum, majoring in Physical Therapist Assistant.
  • Danielle Rook, a student from Auburn, majoring in Dental Hygiene.
  • Cody Ross, a student from Red Lion, Pennsylvania, majoring in Legal Studies.
  • Kristie Rushing, a student from Eagle River, Alaska, majoring in Dental Hygiene.
  • Christine Russell, a student from Bronx, majoring in Health Science Career Studies – Nursing.
  • Kaleb Sample, a student from Ellenburg Center, majoring in Construction Technology:  Management.
  • Devin Schiller, a student from East Northport, majoring in Emergency Management.
  • Ginger Schumaker, a student from Potsdam, majoring in Health Science Career Studies – Nursing.
  • Ivanna Sealy, a student from Brooklyn, majoring in Electrical Technology.
  • Isreal Selkirk, a student from Chateaugay, majoring in Engineering Science.
  • Preeti Shah, a student from Huntingdon Valley, Pennsylvania, majoring in Physical Therapist Assistant.
  • Joshua Skubon, a student from Rome, majoring in Finance.
  • Emma Slezak, a student from Sloansville, majoring in Veterinary Services Management.
  • Zachary Smith, a student from Lisbon, majoring in Industrial Technology Management.
  • Gina Sorrell, a student from Canton, majoring in Graphic and Multimedia Design.
  • Emily Spink, a student from Gouverneur, majoring in Early Childhood.
  • Melissa Stafford, a student from Yelm, Washington, majoring in Health Care Management.
  • Danielle St-Denis, a student from Massena, majoring in Veterinary Technology.
  • Dustin Storie, a student from Heuvelton, majoring in Accounting.
  • Elizabeth Stowe, a student from Ogdensburg, majoring in Criminal Investigation.
  • Paul Sugrue, a student from Latham, majoring in Emergency Management.
  • Kari Terwilliger, a student from Ogdensburg, majoring in Liberal Arts-General Studies.
  • Grace Testani, a student from Ogdensburg, majoring in Health Science Career Studies – Nursing.
  • Brendan Tischler, a student from Potsdam, majoring in Law Enforcement Leadership.
  • Andrew Todd, a student from Canton, majoring in Engineering Science.
  • Joseph Troiano, a student from Ouaquaga, majoring in Emergency Management.
  • Joshua Trudeau, a student from Piercefield, majoring in Automotive Technology.
  • Kayla Tyler, a student from Saranac Lake, majoring in Early Childhood.
  • Melissa Ulm, a student from Camillus, majoring in Veterinary Services Management.
  • Jacob VanOrnum, a student from Richville, majoring in Electrical Construction & Maintenance.
  • Amanda Villano, a student from Massena, majoring in Dental Hygiene.
  • Andrew Walker, a student from Camden, majoring in Mechanical Technology.
  • Samuel Walukouw, a student from Canton, majoring in Pre-Business Administration.
  • Corey Wengert, a student from Edmeston, majoring in Powersports Performance & Repair.
  • Jacob Wheeler, a student from St. Regis Falls, majoring in Electrical Engineering Technology.
  • Adam Wickert, a student from Cicero, majoring in Mechanical Engineering Technology.
  • Jacob Woods, a student from Canton, majoring in Nursing.
  • Christopher Woodworth, a student from Potsdam, majoring in Mechanical Technology.
  • Benjamin Zayac, a student from Schenectady, majoring in Criminal Justice.

Recipients of special recognition:

  • Canino Prize for Academic Excellence

Michael Badger, Zachary D. Ball, Noah Bero, Carris L. Biragbara, Ashley Butterworth, Nicole A. Caracci, Keri M. Christensen, Shiela M. Covey, Michael Crowner, Cathryn Darling, Kathryn R. Doody, Catherine Dykes, Azra Ferkic, Briana K. Fosher, Heather L. Gordinier, Brendan Gordon, Jacob Halsey, Karah J. Hartle, Kaylynn M. Hayes, Miracle Hemmingsen, Kelly P. Herba, Spencer L. Hockey, Ryan M. Kocher, Olga Kotova, Kristina Laursen Carr, Lisa M. Lavery, Molly K. MacNeill, Jessica L. Martin, Bonnie L. Maslow, Joseph Mongeon, Melanie H. Mueller, Shane D. Myers, Kevin M. Ng, Kare L. Nicholas, Pierre Nzuah, David L. O’Shea, Jody M. Parker, Ornella T. Parker, Michael W. Pittman, Francesca Popple, Nicholas M. Ring, Emma R. Slezak, Melissa F. Stafford, Danielle N. St-Denis, Joseph Troiano, Christopher R. Woodworth

  • Canino Scholar Awards

Briana J. Charleston, Michael R. Crowner, Samantha J. Labarge, Megan M. Mydosh, John C. Pollock, Darian A. Welsh

  • Canino Achievement Awards

Eziada Alozie, Taylor I. Armstrong, E. Adele Blake, Charlene L. Bonno, Melissa A. Burcume, Kiley Burnham, Adam D. Commella, Charles E. Coon, Amber Cote, Bruce D. Danner, Racheal A. Duquette, Christopher S. Durgan, Gabrielle M. Field, Patrick E. Fitzgerald, Kayla Gilbert, Lisnanlly Guaba, Emily M. Hargrave, Brent Higham, Stephanie E. Hyde, Nina Jacobsen, Lorianna Keuhn, Joshua A. Lamere, Victoria L. Loop, Sarah R. Ludlam, Benjamin Matott, Megan M. Mydosh, Kristen M. Paller, Isaiah Patterson, Robert F. Poirier, Jayson M. Porter, Timothy J. Reed, Melissa A. Rizzo, Stephanie R. Rondeeau, Danielle L. Rook, Christine T. Russell, Ginger Schumaker, Isreal M. Selkirk, Preeti Shah, Dustin Storie, Kari Terwilliger, Grace Testani, Andrew Todd, Joshua J. Trudeau, Kayla M. Tyler, Jacob VanOrnum, Corey Wengert, Adam C. Wickert, Benjamin Zayac

  • Richard W. Miller Excellence Award . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Codi D. Mckee
  • The Outstanding Graduate Award-Baccalaureate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  Zachary J. Smith
  • The Outstanding Graduate Award-Associate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  . Megan M. Mydosh
  • The David R. Maynard Student Activities Award . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  Ashley A. Abeling

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SUNY Canton Living Writers Series Brings Award-Winning Poet

Thursday, March 7th, 2013

Iain PollockA noted poet will share his vivid memories of the complicated issues surrounding identity and race as part of SUNY Canton’s Spring 2013 Living Writers Series.

Iain Haley Pollock will speak at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 27, at the Kingston Theater. The event is free and open to the public.

Pollock’s collection of poetry, “Spit Back a Boy,” won the prestigious Cave Canem Poetry Prize, which recognizes exceptional first books by African-American poets.

His childhood experiences of growing up the son of an African-American mother and white father influenced his work, and the title of his book.

Pollock’s work has also appeared in the Poetry Society of America’s “In Their Own Words” feature and publications, including AGNI, American Poetry Review, Boston Review, Callaloo, Drunken Boat and Indiana Review. He will discuss his personal connection to the larger world of poetry as well as read some of his own works.

SUNY Canton Assistant Professor of English Philip K. LaMarche, who created the Living Writers Series, said “Pollock’s poetry nimbly weaves between the worlds of blues and jazz, love and loss, black and white, all with a stunning dexterity, sincerity and beauty.”

This is the second semester of the Living Writers Series. LaMarche said he arranges guest lectures to correspond with his Living Writers Course curriculum so that students enrolled in the class can read the books by authors scheduled to visit the College.

The last installment of this semester’s series will be Siobhan Fallon, author of the much-heralded book “You Know When the Men Are Gone,” at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 24, in the Kingston Theater. The event is free and open to the public.

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

 

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Tax Preparation Assistance Available through April 4 at SUNY Canton

Thursday, February 14th, 2013

SUNY CantonSUNY Canton Accounting students are volunteering to help qualifying individuals and families file their taxes for free.

Several students are offering free tax preparation assistance as part of their Accounting coursework on Mondays and Wednesdays from 10 a.m. to noon and Fridays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. until April 4 in Cook Hall Room 116. Appointments are strongly encouraged.

Students from the College work with the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program to increase their own tax preparation skills and to teach community members how to correctly file their own personal taxes in the future. The Internal Revenue Service sponsors the VITA program. Although this service is free and open to the public, the qualifying income bracket for participants is a gross income below $49,000, according to the IRS.

For more information, contact Accounting Instructor Bei Huang at huangb@canton.edu.To schedule an appointment, call (315) 386-7979.

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SUNY Canton Foundation Awards $30,000 for Campus Enhancements

Friday, December 21st, 2012
Mary Karr

Mary Karr, author of award-winning memoirs, was one of the previous guest speakers at SUNY Canton’s Living Writers Series. The series will be funded through the College Foundation this spring.

The SUNY Canton College Foundation recently announced the recipients of the 7th annual Campus Enhancement Awards.

“These projects are made possible through unrestricted donations, which are an important resource the College utilizes to fund creative and innovative projects that benefit our community,” said Vice President for Advancement and Executive Director of the SUNY Canton College Foundation David M. Gerlach. “We are extremely grateful to all of the donors who have supported the Foundation.”

Some unrestricted donations come directly from SUNY Canton faculty and staff members. Last year, more than 230 employees donated approximately $60,000 to the Foundation via payroll deductions.

Among this year’s Campus Enhancement Awards are:

  • The Living Writers lecture series during the spring semester.
  • Instructional software for nursing students.
  • A professional practice field trip for students in the graphic and multimedia design program.
  • Healthy lifestyle training programs.
  • A student field trip to the United Nations building in New York City.
  • Funds for students to attend the 2013 Regional Steel Bridge Competition.
  • New equipment and other upgrades to the student resource library.
  • Problem-solving software for engineering students.

In addition to the annual Campus Enhancement Awards, the College Foundation also funds student scholarships, professional development opportunities for faculty and staff, and unique learning and research fellowships.

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SUNY Canton Unveils New Television Commercials

Wednesday, December 5th, 2012

SUNY Canton is debuting two new television advertisements, which highlight what’s new at the College.

“Our new commercials help get the word out about the tremendous growth that has been occurring at SUNY Canton,” said SUNY Canton Interim President Carli C. Schiffner. “But they also reinforce what remains unchanged — our commitment to providing a career-focused education.”

The new advertisements feature current students and employers promoting new four-year degree programs, including applied psychology, homeland security, and civil and environmental technology. The commercials’ backdrop consists of scenic campus settings, such as the newly constructed footbridges, which connect the campus to downtown Canton, as well as the new athletic center and Grasse River Housing Suites.

The spots also emphasize unique aspects of the campus, including the pet-friendly residence hall wing and the College’s proximity to the Grasse River, which allows students to enjoy canoeing and kayaking.

Earlier this year, SUNY Canton received a best of category award for their 2011-12 television advertising campaign from the SUNY Council on University Advancement. In 2011, the College received a judges’ citation for its previous 30-second spots in the same category.

“We’ve stuck with our award-winning formula, but made key changes to the commercials,” noted SUNY Canton Director of Public Relations Randy B. Sieminski. “We’ve changed the music, the settings, and the footage while maintaining our branding and reputation.”

The College contracts the Plattsburgh-based production company Media Central to film and edit the commercials. They will appear throughout the state and on local North Country channels. The videos are also posted to the College’s YouTube channel and are available at: http://www.canton.edu/public_relations/video.html

Media inquiries should be directed to Gregory Kie, Media Relations Manager, or call 315/386-7527.

 

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SUNY Canton’s Funeral Services Administration Program Receives Initial Accreditation

Friday, November 30th, 2012

The funeral services administration program at SUNY Canton recently received its initial accreditation from the American Board of Funeral Service Education (ABFSE).

“By meeting stringent demands of the accrediting agency, we further highlight the strengths of one of our most intensely career-driven programs,” said SUNY Canton Interim President Carli C. Schiffner. “This accreditation is the result of months of work and the cumulative efforts of Program Director David R. Penepent and Interim Dean Kenneth Erickson, with help from many departments and individuals.”

David Penepent and Carli Schiffner

Funeral Services Administration Director David R. Penepent presents SUNY Canton Interim President Carli C. Schiffner with the certificate of accreditation for his program.

The College’s funeral services administration program is one of the very few four-year mortuary science majors in the United States. It is also one of the only programs of its kind within the SUNY System.

“The funeral services administration program has been designed to place a greater emphasis on the skills and knowledge needed to equip graduates with practical information that can be used in the rapidly changing funeral profession,” Penepent said. “Students in the program have an opportunity to apply the knowledge learned in the classroom in their practicum and internship experience in a funeral home of their choosing.”

Currently, the funeral services administration program has approximately 40 students. The program is designed for first-time first-year students and working professionals.

Student pouring embalming fluid

Marissa L. Caskinette of Norfolk, James A. (Andrew) Podeszedlik of Highland, and Justise R. DelFosse of Norwood prepare embalming fluid during a funeral services administration lab.

One of the program’s many advantages is that funeral directors who are currently licensed and working in the profession have an opportunity to complete their degree online and complete their bachelor degree at their own pace, Penepent said. The program grants licensed funeral directors life experience credits for their skills and knowledge in the profession.

“I wish a program like this existed when I was going to mortuary school because I would have had an opportunity to see how mortuary theory was applied in a real-life setting before graduation,” the program director said.

Future plans for the program include new classrooms, a restorative art lab, and a new multi-purpose chapel to be used for mock funeral services.

The ABFSE serves as the national academic accreditation agency for college and university programs in Funeral Service and Mortuary Science Education. The U.S. Department of Education and the Council on Higher Education Accreditation recognize it as the sole accrediting agency for academic programs that prepare funeral service professionals. Receiving programmatic accreditation ensures that the program has been evaluated and meets, or exceeds, set standards of quality determined by the ABFSE.

The four-year program was unveiled in 2010 and replaced the College’s two-year mortuary science program. Previously it was a candidate for accreditation through the same agency.

Media inquiries should be directed to Gregory Kie, Media Relations Manager, or call 315/386-7527.

 

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