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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 Professor Receives Distinguished Faculty Award

Thursday, April 25th, 2013

The SUNY Canton College Council has awarded a faculty member who has invested deeply in making the College a better place to work, learn and be successful.

The College Council selected Professor Raymond G. Krisciunas as the 2013 recipient of the Distinguished Faculty Award. Krisciunas teaches History in the School of Business and Liberal Arts.

Ray Krisciunas

SUNY Canton History Professor Raymond G. Krisciunas is the 2013 recipient of the Distinguished Faculty Award.

He will receive his award and be a guest of honor at the Nancy R. Auster Honors Convocation at 4:15 p.m. Wednesday, May 1, in the SUNY Canton Convocation Athletic and Recreation Center, nicknamed Roos House.

Many of his peer faculty members endorsed or nominated him for the award. He’s enriched students’ experiences by providing an evolving awareness of world events, according to Associate Professor Patrick K. LaPierre, who also teaches history.

“Ray’s knowledge ranges widely,” LaPierre said. “His broad focus stems from a genuine interest and concern about the human community.”

Krisciunas is consistently changing his courses to meet current academic trends and adapt to the needs of his students. Numerous students commented that his courses are always interesting and informative.

For several semesters, he helped develop and present at the Liberal Arts Academic Film Festival. Students could participate in film showings that included topical themes encouraging rhetoric. Subjects included “Coming of Age” and “Resistance.”

Krisciunas has received numerous awards and has traveled the world to present and gather topics for his research. He received a National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Institute Award on the topic of “Rethinking Europe/Rethinking World History,” which later became the foundation to develop a World History course at SUNY Canton.

He spent time in Argentina, Brazil and Chile on a State University of New York grant presenting on “Learning about the Americas.”

He served two 3-year terms as a senator in SUNY’s Faculty Assembly, served twice on the SUNY Faculty Senate Executive Committee representing SUNY Colleges of Technology chaired the SUNY Faculty Senate Student Life Committee and served on several standing committees for SUNY’s governing body for faculty. He has also served as the vice president for academics in SUNY Canton’s chapter of the United University Professions union.

At SUNY Canton, Krisciunas served on the Faculty Affairs Committee, Liberal Arts Committee and the Library Committee. He has been the department chair for History, Political Science and Economics and the Chair for Social Sciences. Krisciunas received his Bachelor of Arts and Master of Arts in Political Science from the University of Connecticut and continued with his doctoral studies in History at Indiana University. He also spent four years in a research position at the University of Kiel (German, Christian-Albrechts-Universität zu Kiel).

Ray and his wife Diana have two sons, Gintas and Linas. He said his family played a critical role in his successful career.

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Two SUNY Canton Students Receive Chancellor’s Awards

Wednesday, April 10th, 2013

A student who helped build a primary school in South Sudan and the SUNY Canton men’s ice hockey captain each received a Chancellor’s Award for Student Excellence.

“The students we honor have strong records of achievement as student leaders, scholar athletes, aspiring artists and community volunteers,” said SUNY Chancellor Nancy L. Zimpher at the April 4th awards ceremony in Albany. “By exhibiting excellence in class, on campus and in their local communities, these students truly represent the power of SUNY and we honor them with great pride.”

Zach Smith

Pictured are (l to r) SUNY Chancellor Nancy L. Zimpher, Zachary J. Smith, an Industrial Technology Management major from Lisbon, and SUNY Canton Interim President Carli C. Schiffner. Smith won the Chancellor’s Award for Student Excellence.

Zachary J. Smith, an Industrial Technology Management major from Lisbon, was a recipient of the Canino Scholar Award and the College’s Academic Award in recognition of holding the highest grade point average while he was in one of the College’s certificate programs.

Smith is also the bachelor’s-level Outstanding Graduate for the year and will be honored at SUNY Canton’s Commencement Ceremony.

“I will earn three degrees in eight semesters when I graduate in May,” Smith said. “To achieve this, I’ve taken large class loads during regular semesters and additional classes during Summer Session and Winterterm.”

Smith also designed, engineered, managed and led the building of a training facility and primary school in South Sudan in the spring of 2012 through a Christian organization. “My faculty adviser thought this project would fit well within my academic studies,” he added. “Upon graduation, I hope to return to Central Africa, employing the skills I’ve acquired at SUNY Canton to lead further humanitarian and development projects.”

He was the vice president of Campus Ministries Club, and won a certificate of appreciation from the Christian Fellowship Center in Madrid.

John Payne

Pictured are (l to r) SUNY Chancellor Nancy L. Zimpher, John Payne, a Sports Management major from Manchester, N.H., and originally from Port Moody, B.C., and SUNY Canton Interim President Carli C. Schiffner. Payne won the Chancellor’s Award for Student Excellence.

John Payne, a Sports Management major from Manchester, N.H., and originally from Port Moody, B.C., was the men’s ice hockey captain from 2011 to 2013, and was among the select few players to reach 100 goals during his SUNY Canton hockey career. He was vice president of the Student Athlete Advisory Committee and a member of the Intercollegiate Athletics Board and the president of the Sports Management Student Association.

He received Academic All-American awards from three conferences and received the Chancellor’s Scholar-Athlete Award in 2012. He was the recipient of four scholarships through SUNY Canton foundation.

“John’s leadership skills extend beyond the ice and locker room,” said Matthew G. Metcalf, assistant athletic director. “He always volunteers and participates in community service projects in the local community.”

His volunteer work included community service projects as part of the Roos Give Back program, volunteering at the Grace Episcopal Church’s Friday Soup Kitchen meal and participating in the Reading Roos program at local elementary schools.

Payne is currently interning with the Manchester Monarchs of the American Hockey League.

The Chancellor’s Award for Student Excellence was created in 1997 to recognize students who have best demonstrated, and have been recognized for, the integration of academic excellence with accomplishments in the areas of leadership, athletics, community service, creative and performing arts, campus involvement, or career achievement.

Each year, campus presidents establish a selection committee, which reviews exemplary students. Nominees are then forwarded to the Chancellor’s Office and are subject to a second round of review. Finalists are then recommended to the Chancellor to become recipients of the award. Each recipient receives a framed certificate and medallion, which is traditionally worn at commencement.

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SUNY Canton Seeks Distinguished Citizen Nominations

Tuesday, December 18th, 2012

SUNY CantonSUNY Canton is seeking nominations for its annual College Council Distinguished Citizen Award.

Since 1976, the College has given this prestigious award in recognition of exceptional, unusual, and distinguished service to SUNY Canton, to the community, to the state, or to the nation.

Members of the community are invited to submit nominations for the award. Nominations, which must be submitted in writing, should include the name; position/title; a description; and a brief biography of the nominee. At least three letters of support from non-family members should accompany the nomination. Nominations, which are due Feb. 1, 2013, should be submitted to Mr. Ronald O’Neill, College Council Chairman, SUNY Canton, 34 Cornell Drive – FOB 616, Canton, NY 13617.

The SUNY Canton College Council will select the recipient at its March 2013 meeting. The award will be announced at the President’s Gala reception, just before Commencement 2013, and the recipient’s name will be prominently displayed on a plaque in the Richard W. Miller Campus Center.

Last year’s recipient of the prestigious award was Town Supervisor David T. Button.

For more information, contact Michaela Young, secretary to the president, at (315) 386-7204 or by email at youngm@canton.edu.

 

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SUNY Canton Seeks Distinguished Citizen Nominations

Monday, October 22nd, 2012

SUNY CantonSUNY Canton is seeking nominations for its annual College Council Distinguished Citizen Award.

Since 1976, the College has given this prestigious award in recognition of exceptional, unusual, and distinguished service to SUNY Canton, to the community, to the state, or to the nation.

Members of the community are invited to submit nominations for the award. Nominations, which must be submitted in writing, should include the name; position/title; a description; and a brief biography of the nominee. At least three letters of support from non-family members should accompany the nomination. Nominations, which are due Feb. 1, 2013, should be submitted to Mr. Ronald O’Neill, College Council Chairman, SUNY Canton, 34 Cornell Drive – FOB 616, Canton, NY 13617.

The SUNY Canton College Council will select the recipient at its March 2013 meeting. The recipient’s name will be prominently displayed on a plaque in the Richard W. Miller Campus Center.

Last year’s recipient of the prestigious award was Town Supervisor David T. Button.

For more information, contact Stacey Basford, executive assistant to the president, at (315) 386-7204 or by email at basfords@canton.edu.

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SUNY Canton Professors’ Research Wins Award

Friday, October 19th, 2012

A research paper written by SUNY Canton’s Associate Professor of Criminal Justice Brian K. Harte, Ph.D., and Assistant Professor of Finance Umesh Kumar was recently awarded “Best Paper in [the] Financial Economics Session” at the Academy of Business Research Fall International Conference in Atlantic City, N.J.

Umesh Kumar and Brian Harte

Their paper titled, “The Regulation of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and Investor Response,” which analyzes investors’ response to firms that were convicted under the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) of 1977, was presented at the September conference.

In recent years, federal authorities have increased their attention toward firms violating FCPA compliance. If a firm is prosecuted and convicted under FCPA compliance, it affects not only the firm’s business interests but also the shareholders and consumers’ confidence. Their study analyzes 52 firms convicted for violations of the FCPA during 2006-2011.

“A firm operating internationally has to ensure that it doesn’t indulge in bribing a foreign official to seek business opportunities and also maintain a proper system of internal controls,” Harte said.

“Our research shows that investors are wary in making more investments in a convicted firm,” Kumar noted. “In fact, consumer confidence also suffers for these firms as sales growth becomes sluggish.”

The paper has not been published in its entirety yet. Their research paper “Corporate Social Responsibility and Investor Response in the Post-SOX Era” was also recognized as the Southern Journal of Business and Economics Best Paper in Economics at the Academy of Business Research Fall International Conference last year.

The Academy of Business Research is an international society of scholars and practitioners who exchange ideas and collaborate in a conference setting.

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

 

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SUNY Canton Student Earns AAUW Scholarship

Friday, September 21st, 2012

The St. Lawrence County Branch of the American Association of University Women (AAUW) awarded Massena’s Lisa Furnace with a scholarship to continue her education at SUNY Canton.

Furnace, a mother of six, earned an associate degree in accounting in May and is continuing this fall to earn a bachelor’s degree in legal studies.

Carli Schiffner, Lisa Furnace, Faye White

Pictured from left to right: Interim President Carli Schiffner, Lisa Furnace and Professor Emerita Faye White

In addition to her academic accomplishments, she is a volunteer firefighter and has helped raise funds for local Catholic schools. Furnace also served as a volunteer income tax assistance worker and is active in the Massena MOMs group, which provides assistance to mothers and families in the Massena community.

Furnace won the associate degree Outstanding Graduate Award at the College’s 2012 Commencement. She was a member of Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society and made President’s List for earning a 3.75 of higher grade point average during each of her four semesters in the accounting program.

Lisa Furnace and President Kennedy

Furnace won the associate degree Outstanding Graduate Award at the College’s 2012 Commencement.

In addition to her award, she also was given a membership in AAUW.

SUNY Canton Interim President Carli C. Schiffner and SUNY Canton Director of Human Resources Betty Connolly are both AAUW St. Lawrence County Branch officers.

“Lisa is a deserving recipient of this award because of her commitment to excellence in her academic pursuits, as well as her volunteer work in the community,” Schiffner said. “Fellow students said Lisa is inspirational and always willing to help. Faculty said she takes charge of her education and values her experience at the College.”

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.

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

 

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Criminal Investigation Student Wins Award From SUNY Police Chiefs

Friday, June 29th, 2012

A volunteer firefighter and EMT who responded to the SUNY Canton Fire in Cook Hall was awarded for his dedicated volunteerism and work ethic.

Criminal Investigation Student Eli Max Receiving an Award

University Police Lieutenant Brian E. Kurish, University Police Chief Lisa E. Colbert, Criminal Investigation major Eli Max, Criminal Investigation Associate Professor Susan Buckley, and Criminal Investigation Instructor Elizabeth A. Erickson presenting Max with the Dr. McBride Criminal Justice Student Achievement Award from the SUNY University Police Chiefs Association.

Eli Max, a criminal investigation major from Freeport who currently resides in Canton, recently received the $500 Dr. McBride Criminal Justice Student Achievement Award presented by the SUNY University Police Chiefs Association.

“Eli represents the attributes we look for and foster in our students,” said Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs Carli C. Schiffner, who will become the College’s Interim President on Sept. 1 following President Joseph L. Kennedy’s retirement. “He’s enthusiastic about his education and has all of the qualities of an exceptional leader. These qualities will serve him well in his future law enforcement career.”

Max is a student dispatcher for the SUNY Canton University Police, a volunteer firefighter and EMT with both the Freeport Fire Department and the Canton Volunteer Fire Department. After graduation, he’s hoping to become a detective with the New York City Police Department. Max is also the secretary for the Criminal Justice Student Organization. He was one of the inaugural members of the “Be Proud” program which is designed around the criminal justice certificate program and offers block scheduled courses mirroring a professional work environment.

“Eli was one of the first firefighters on the scene of our Feb. 10 fire in Cook Hall,” noted Elizabeth A. Erickson. “He’s demonstrated a commitment to his course work and excellent time management skills. He has maintained excellent grades on top of working long nights and weekends.”

The Dr. McBride Criminal Justice Student Achievement Award is given annually in recognition of Dr. Bruce McBride, who was instrumental in the evolution of the University Police agency and is heralded as establishing the respected professional requirements for University Police officers.

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State Senator Patty Ritchie to be Honored at SUNY Canton Commencement

Friday, May 18th, 2012

SUNY Canton will be honoring State Senator Patricia A. Ritchie with its Honorary Alumna Award at its 104th Commencement Ceremony.

Commencement will be held at 10 a.m. tomorrow (Saturday, May 19) in the field house portion of the Convocation Athletic and Recreation Center, nicknamed Roos House. The Senator will be honored alongside the more than 900 students eligible to participate in the ceremony.

Senator Ritchie

“Senator Ritchie has promoted SUNY Canton and the mission to provide career-driven educational options to the benefit of both its students and the greater North Country Community,” said Vice President for Advancement David M. Gerlach. “Her involvement and support will aid in our overall success and future growth.”

She received bipartisan endorsement from those who nominated her for the award.

Last year, Ritchie assisted SUNY Canton by backing its newest four-year program in the School of Business and Liberal Arts. The much-anticipated Bachelor of Science in Applied Psychology will help provide qualified graduates for high-needs positions in local human services related careers.

Senator Ritchie, a lifelong resident of Upstate New York, was raised in DePeyster, graduated from Heuvelton Central School, Mater Dei College, and SUNY Potsdam.

She was elected to the State Senate in 2010, following a campaign that focused on the need to strengthen Central and Northern New York economies, create jobs, lower taxes and decrease overregulation. Prior to her election, she served as County Clerk for more than a decade. During her time in that position, she rallied her fellow Clerks to halt a plan requiring new license plates for every vehicle in New York, successfully saving area families more than $7 million.

Senator Ritchie lives in the Town of Oswegatchie with her husband, Tom. The couple 
has three adult children, and in 2010, welcomed their first grandchild.

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

 

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SUNY Canton Criminal Investigation Graduate Earns Outstanding Recognition

Tuesday, May 15th, 2012

A motivated leader with career aspirations of becoming a New York State Trooper has been selected as the Outstanding Graduate at the Baccalaureate Level.

Matthew J. Wissman of Forestburgh, who is graduating with a Bachelor’s Degree in criminal investigation, recently received his award at the recent Faye White Honors Convocation.

Wissman

“He’s the student that I can always count on to step up and help out,” said Elizabeth A. Erickson, an assistant professor in the criminal investigation program. “He’s really outgoing and happy to be a leader; I hate to see him leave us.”

SUNY Canton President Joseph L. Kennedy presented him with a ceremonial medallion to adorn his academic regalia for SUNY Canton’s 104th Commencement Ceremony to be held 10 a.m. Saturday, May 19, in the field house portion of the Convocation Athletic and Recreation Center, (nicknamed Roos House). Nearly 900 students are eligible to participate in Commencement.

Wissman is Senior Resident Assistant at the brand-new Grasse River Suites residence hall. He has demonstrated impeccable maturity and responsibility, according to Kristen B. Roberts, associate director of residence life and the 2012 Northstar Award Recipient.

“Matthew treats everyone with fairness and respect, and encourages others to do the same,” Roberts said. “He’s always one step ahead and proactively addresses issues before they arise.”

He’s been an active volunteer at events on campus and in the community; he worked with children in an after school program at Ogdensburg Free Academy, and participated in a career day at Gouverneur Central High School.

Mr. Wissman is the Vice President for the Criminal Justice Student Association and Secretary for the SUNY Canton chapter of the American Criminal Justice Honor Society. He is an active runner and a member of the men’s cross-country team. Wissman recently volunteered with the President’s 5K Run/Walk challenge, and previously helped out with the annual Nicole Fleury 5K race. He’s been on both the President’s and Deans’ Lists for his outstanding academic achievement and is a member of the College’s chapter of the Golden Key Honor Society.

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

 

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