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Kelley Glasgow Named 2015 SUNY Canton Distinguished Citizen

Friday, July 17th, 2015

A Canton elementary school counselor who has been an advocate for less-fortunate students has received SUNY Canton’s 2015 Distinguished Citizen Award.

Kelley F. Glasgow was recognized for her leadership in bringing various community resources together to assist students and families who may be struggling financially or emotionally. She created the “Golden Bear Pack” program, which provides take-home meals for approximately 90 students every week. The program is now in its second year and ensures disadvantaged children receive nutritious meals during weekends and holiday breaks.

Kelley Glasgow

She has also been instrumental in organizing support groups for those who are experiencing emotional or physical trauma, such as the death of a loved one or physical or emotional abuse.

“Kelley is always there to provide empathy and support to a student who is going through a difficult situation,” said colleague Kathleen M. Willette, a teacher at Canton Central School. “The children find comfort, security and love in her presence.”

Glasgow also works with Canton’s Church and Community Program to organize food and gifts for children and families in need during the holiday season.

“Kelley has extensive knowledge of our community, the agencies that serve our students and the programs that are available to them,” said Kirstin L. Newman, director of guidance at Hugh C. Williams High School. “She is able to make connections for families regularly that help to make their daily lives better.”

Glasgow began her tenure at Banford Elementary School in 1999. She resides in Canton.

 

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 ten exclusively online bachelor’s degrees. The college’s 14 athletic teams compete as provisional members of the NCAA Division III and the USCAA.

Camp Invention Returns to SUNY Canton

Friday, June 12th, 2015

Children can explore the connections between science, technology, engineering and innovation at this year’s Camp Invention.

The day camp will run from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. with weeklong sessions beginning July 20 and July 27 in the college’s Richard W. Miller Campus Center.

camp-invention

During week one, children will build and modify their own freestyle-racing cart. Additionally, students will learn about prototypes and how to create a live representation of a video game using found objects. During week two, students will construct their own motorized creatures and explore alternative energy. Hands-on activities will help students study the connection between mathematics, patterns and relationships.

Camp Invention is intended for students entering grades 1-6. It offers innovative sessions that are taught by certified teachers. All sessions use teamwork and subject immersion to enhance each student’s appreciation for discovery.

The program is $220 each week per student. Families enrolling two children receive $25 off per child. Families registering three or more children will save $50 per child. Special rates are available for children of SUNY Canton employees.

Parents can register their children online at www.campinvention.org, or by calling 1-800-968-4322. For more information contact April Barnes at abarnes@potsdam.k12.ny.us.

 

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 10 exclusively online bachelor’s degrees. The college’s 14 athletic teams compete as provisional members of the NCAA Division III and the USCAA.

Two SUNY Canton Buildings Named for Former College Leaders

Monday, June 8th, 2015

SUNY Canton has renamed two buildings in honor its former presidents during its Alumni Weekend celebration. The Faculty Office Building was renamed for President Emeritus Earl W. MacArthur, and the Grasse River Suites was named after retired President Joseph L. Kennedy.

Kennedy, Szafran, MacArthur

Retired President Joseph L. Kennedy, current President Zvi Szafran and President Emeritus Earl W. MacArthur pose in front of the newly named MacArthur Hall, formerly known as the Faculty Office Building.

MacArthur Hall and Kennedy Hall will stand alongside Wicks Hall, Nevaldine Hall, Payson Hall and Cook Hall, which were all named after the most famous educators and administrators in the college’s history.

“Dr. MacArthur implemented the first set of formal building dedications on this campus,” SUNY Canton President Zvi Szafran said. “We are continuing his legacy of naming buildings after key individuals.”

Joyce MacArthur and President Emeritus Earl W. MacArthur pose in front of a new plaque signifying the MacArthur Hall milestone.

Joyce and President Emeritus Earl W. MacArthur pose in front of a new plaque honoring their twenty years of service to the College.

MacArthur was president from 1972 to 1992. During his time at the college, he established the Canton College Foundation, which helps provide scholarships for students and financial support for faculty initiatives. He set new enrollment records when the college added nearly 1,000 students during his first four years as President. He was an advocate for the Educational Opportunity Program, which helped SUNY Canton continue its mission of access for all students. He also championed computer literacy and created one of the very first academic computing and word processing centers in the SUNY system.

“Whatever I achieved was because of the team that I worked with,” MacArthur humbly said. “I worked with a great group of administrators and outstanding faculty.”

He received the college’s Distinguished Citizen Award in 2005 and received an honorary doctorate from Clarkson University. He and his wife Joyce were inducted into the SUNY Canton Hall of Fame in 2011 for the continuing contributions to the college and community.

Retired President Joseph L. Kennedy poses with family in front of the newly named Kennedy Hall.

Retired President Joseph L. Kennedy poses with family in front of the newly named Kennedy Hall.

Kennedy was President from 1993 to 2013. He also grew the college’s student enrollment, which doubled during his tenure. Among his numerous accomplishments, he added four-year programs to the college’s strong selection of two-year and certificate offerings. In fact, all of SUNY Canton’s bachelor’s degrees were created through his leadership. Kennedy orchestrated and endorsed online academic offerings, and the college became one of the largest online programs in the SUNY System.

“Among his other accomplishments, Dr. Kennedy helped bring college courses to high school students,” Szafran added. “First face-to-face and then online.”

Kennedy also helped fuel growth in the college’s athletic program, which expanded from a two-year to a four-year conference, became a provisional member of the NCAA and added five new sports. Alongside the growth, the college adopted the Kangaroo as its athletic name and mascot.

“It was an honor for me to serve as the president of SUNY Canton,” Kennedy said. “It was exciting, always challenging and almost always fun.”

three-presidents

Current President Zvi Szafran, Retired President Joseph L. Kennedy, and President Emeritus Earl W. MacArthur

Kennedy worked with the SUNY Canton foundation and alumni association to construct the suite-style living complex, which opened in 2011. The former president also oversaw the completion of the Roos House Convocation, Athletic and Recreation Center that same year.

 

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 10 exclusively online bachelor’s degrees. The college’s 14 athletic teams compete as provisional members of the NCAA Division III and the USCAA.

SUNY Canton Hosts ‘Edge on Science’ Stargazing, Bridge and Rocket Opportunities

Tuesday, June 2nd, 2015

Students building a bridge

SUNY Canton will be hosting a science enthusiast who will help children explore astronomy, bridge design and rockets.

Edge on Science will be holding a stargazing session from 7 to 11:30 p.m. on Saturday, June 13, on the field in front of SUNY Canton near the water tower. The event is free and open to the public.

Additionally, the same organization will be offering bridge building camp July 6 to 10 and summer rocket camp from. July 13 to 17. Each camp will run daily from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

The programs are designed for children ages 10 to 14. Camp Director John Aviste said middle school children are exactly the right age to take an interest in science and technology.

“I really enjoy offering students an immersive experience,” Aviste said. “SUNY Canton is a great place to hold camp because the college already has a focus on hands-on learning.”

The bridge building camp allows students the opportunity to engineer and build a model bridge. At the rocket camp, students build and test their own rockets.

The camps include hands-on activities and real-life challenges. Each camp emphasizes teamwork, creativity and imaginative thinking. On the fifth and final day of the rocket camp, family and friends are welcome to come and watch a rocket launch.

Student launching a rocket

Both camps are limited to 14 children. Parents can register their child online at edgeonscience.com. The cost is $260 per student for each camp.

For more information, call Aviste at (315) 773-5673 or email info@edgeonscience.com.

 

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 10 exclusively online bachelor’s degrees. The college’s 14 athletic teams compete as provisional members of the NCAA Division III and the USCAA.

SUNY Canton Graduates to Reunite for Alumni Weekend

Friday, May 29th, 2015

Special events include dedication ceremonies, Hall of Fame inductions, and ‘Bands, Brews & BBQs

SUNY Canton will welcome back graduates to reconnect with classmates, celebrate the contributions of two past presidents and honor those who have made a lasting impact on the college during Alumni Weekend June 5-7.

Alumni Weekend

The event kicks off at 10 a.m. Friday, June 5, with a dedication ceremony to rename the Faculty Office Building in honor Earl W. MacArthur, Ph.D., who served as president from 1972 to 1992. His many accomplishments include creating the Canton College Foundation and the Office of Sponsored Research.

Earl & Joyce MacArthur

“Dr. MacArthur achieved record-setting enrollment during his tenure and ensured a bright future for SUNY Canton,” said Vice President for Advancement and Canton College Foundation Executive Director David M. Gerlach. “It’s fitting that we recognize his achievements by naming one of the most prominent buildings on our campus after him.”
At 3 p.m. Friday the college will host a second ceremony to rename the Grasse River Suites in honor of Joseph L. Kennedy, Ph.D., who was president from 1993 to 2012. He oversaw the construction of several new buildings on campus during his presidency, including Grasse River Suites, which was completed in 2011.

Joseph & Dine Kennedy

“Dr. Kennedy completely transformed the college’s landscape and moved SUNY Canton from a two-year to a four-year baccalaureate-granting institution,” Gerlach added. “His innovative leadership will have a lasting impact on our students, their families and our community.”

Five individuals who have made significant contributions to the college will be inducted into SUNY Canton’s Hall of Fame at 5 p.m. Friday in the Richard W. Miller Campus Center’s Woodcock Conference Suites. The 2015 inductees are:

Marti King MacArthur, class of 1974 and 1978, served as committee chair for the SUNY Canton Centennial Gala Auction fundraiser in 2006 and raised $40,000 for an unrestricted endowment. Marti was also a member of the SUNY Canton Alumni Board from 2003 until 2014 and has been a member of the Canton College Foundation Board since 2009.

Sylvia M. Kingston, class of 1978, is the proprietor of both Josie’s Little Pizzeria and Sylvia’s Lounge and Eatery in Canton. She established The Lloyd J. and Josephine F. Kingston Scholarship as a tribute to her parents in 1997, and has been a member of the Canton College Foundation Board of Directors since 2000.

Glenn C. Werlau, class of 1957, is the founder and president of Werlatone Inc. A longtime supporter of the college, he has shared his knowledge of the radio frequency component industry with SUNY Canton students and has funded several electrical engineering field trips for those majoring in Electrical Engineering Technology.

New York State Senator Patty A. Ritchie was elected to the State Senate in 2010 and serves as chair of the Senate Agriculture Committee. In 2015 she was named deputy majority leader for Senate and Assembly Relations, a position that strengthens her ability to represent her Central and Northern New York constituents, as well as lead on issues that are important to all New Yorkers. Patty is a strong advocate for SUNY Canton and has assisted the college with a number of achievements during the past several years.

Michael M. Peebles, class of 1964, retired from SUNY Canton in 2010 after serving as a faculty member in the Science Department for 42 years. In 1997 he received the Distinguished Faculty Award, SUNY Canton’s highest honor for teaching professionals. His contributions to the community include serving as a sanitarian for the New York State Association of Milk and Food, as well as a member of the Canton Club and the Canton Pee Wee Association.

Alumni Weekend Guests

Among the events open to the public during the weekend is AlumFest’s “Bands, Brews & BBQs,” which will be held from 3 to 9 p.m. Saturday at the Roos House Convocation, Athletic and Recreation Center. Tickets are $40 per person, and the event will feature live music; food, beer, craft and wine vendors; and fireworks.

For more information about the weekend’s events, visit www.canton.edu/alumni or contact the Office of Alumni Affairs at (315) 386-7127 or (800) 811-6727.

 

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 ten exclusively online bachelor’s degrees. The college’s 14 athletic teams compete as provisional members of the NCAA Division III and the USCAA.

Denim and Paint Help SUNY Canton Support Renewal House

Thursday, May 28th, 2015

SUNY Canton recently raised more than $1,000 to benefit St. Lawrence Valley Renewal House in Canton.

The college held a Denim Day event encouraging faculty, staff and administration to make a donation and wear jeans to work on April 29. The nationally recognized Denim Day is a symbolic gesture of how a community can help change perceptions about violence against women, men and children.

In addition, residence assistants and resident directors from SUNY Canton’s five residence halls volunteered to let students douse them with paint and glitter for an innovative and messy fundraiser.

Pictured are (l to r): back row - Ilene J. Burke, executive director of St. Lawrence Valley Renewal House; Alison M. Wells, advocate counselor for Renewal House; Sarah L. Chamberlain, SUNY Canton assistant director of Residence Life; middle row -Valarie L. Dana, child advocate and educator for Renewal House; Shari L Fawcett, program director for Renewal House; Amanda L. Deckert, SUNY Canton Greek life and community relations coordinator; front row - Catlin P. Hill, legal advocate for Renewal House, receiving a check from Amanda D. Rowley, SUNY Canton Title IX coordinator.

Pictured are (l to r): back row – Ilene J. Burke, executive director of St. Lawrence Valley Renewal House; Alison M. Wells, advocate counselor for Renewal House; Sarah L. Chamberlain, SUNY Canton assistant director of Residence Life; middle row -Valarie L. Dana, child advocate and educator for Renewal House; Shari L Fawcett, program director for Renewal House; Amanda L. Deckert, SUNY Canton Greek life and community relations coordinator; front row – Catlin P. Hill, legal advocate for Renewal House, receiving a check from Amanda D. Rowley, SUNY Canton Title IX coordinator.

 

About St. Lawrence Valley Renewal House

Renewal House is a not-for-profit organization committed to providing support and shelter to victims of domestic violence and their families. It is a client-centered service emphasizing self-help and empowerment headquartered in downtown Canton.

 

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 10 exclusively online bachelor’s degrees. The college’s 14 athletic teams compete as provisional members of the NCAA Division III and the USCAA.

SUNY Canton Hosts Women in Engineering Day May 13

Thursday, May 7th, 2015

SUNY Canton Canino School of Engineering Technology is hosting its annual Women in Engineering Day beginning at 9 a.m. Wednesday, May 13, in Nevaldine Technology Center.

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

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

Girls in sixth, seventh and eighth grades are invited to participate in activities and conversations related to careers in engineering. Workshops and presentations include Lego Mindstorm Robots and robotic programming, graphic design and interactive art, a computer password guessing game, computer-based automotive lessons, drinking water treatment, an introduction to surveying, electronics projects and materials analysis.

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

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

The college hosts this event to expose middle and high school students to its technology-focused learning environment and to prepare them for careers where women are traditionally underrepresented.

The American Association of University Women is cosponsoring the event. For more information, or to inquire about participation, contact Rebecca Blackmon in the SUNY Canton Grants Office, (315) 386-7686 or email blackmonr@canton.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. 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 10 exclusively online bachelor’s degrees. The college’s 14 athletic teams compete as provisional members of the NCAA Division III and the USCAA.

Open Letter From Associated Colleges Presidents

Thursday, April 30th, 2015

As the presidents of the Associated Colleges of the St. Lawrence Valley, our four institutions may have very different histories, missions and strengths—but we all share a respect for humanity and a dedication to diversity. This goes to the core of each of our campuses’ values.

Clarkson University, St. Lawrence University, SUNY Canton and SUNY Potsdam all share an abiding commitment to upholding freedom, equality and liberty for each and every citizen. Our campuses are communities where all are welcome.

That is why the news of a recent hate crime perpetrated against a SUNY Potsdam faculty member, containing threats against the individual and family members, is so disturbing to each of us.

Our hearts go out to the professor and the professor’s family, who can count many friends on all four campuses and beyond among their supporters.

After the first hateful message was discovered, President Esterberg wrote in a letter to campus that “an attack on one of us is an attack on all of us.” This message resonates beyond the SUNY Potsdam campus to our college communities as a whole.

This is not just an attack on one of our own – it is also an attack on SUNY Potsdam, Clarkson, SUNY Canton, St. Lawrence, and the communities that we call home. This cowardly act attempts to strike fear into the hearts of our students, faculty, staff, alumni and neighbors throughout St. Lawrence County and the North Country. It is no less than an attack on everything we represent as institutions of higher learning.

Now and always, we join together with one voice to say that we will not tolerate racism, homophobia, bigotry or threats of violence. We will not allow these contemptible acts to sow fear and divide our communities.

We stand together, unified in the belief that only through knowledge and understanding can we end hatred and fear.

Signed,

Anthony G. Collins, President, Clarkson University

Kristin G. Esterberg, President, SUNY Potsdam

William L. Fox, President, St. Lawrence University

Zvi Szafran, President, SUNY Canton

SUNY Canton Holds Free Roo Run 5K April 30

Friday, April 24th, 2015

Roo RunThe SUNY Canton President’s office will be holding the annual Roo Run 5K at 4 p.m. Thursday, April 30, at the Edson A. Martin Athletic fields adjacent to the Roos House Convocation, Athletic and Recreation Center. The event is free and open to runners or walkers of all ages.

The first 25 registrants will receive a free t-shirt. Those interested can preregister online at www.canton.edu/challenge.

The event was designed to promote student wellness. It typically draws numerous community members and participants from other colleges in St. Lawrence County.

For more information, contact Christina Snell, (315) 386-7314 or email snellc@canton.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. 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 ten exclusively online bachelor’s degrees. The college’s 14 athletic teams compete as provisional members of the NCAA Division III and the USCAA.

WPBS Presents One-Hour Public Eye Special Edition: Title IX: Sexual Harassment in Colleges

Tuesday, April 14th, 2015

WPBSWPBS, the two-nation public broadcasting station will air a special one-hour broadcast, Public Eye Special Edition with Jeff Cole: TITLE IX: Sexual Harassment in Colleges on Monday, April 13, at 10 p.m. and again on Sunday, April 19, at 8 a.m. Viewers will also have the opportunity to watch this Special Edition of Public Eye online at watch.wpbstv.org after the broadcast.

Host Jeff Cole will take an in-depth look at the issues of sexual assault on college and university campuses as well as the new state rules and federal Title IX regulations that are changing the way higher educational institutions handle sexual assault cases, including those at the four Associated Colleges of the St. Lawrence Valley: Clarkson University, St. Lawrence University, SUNY Canton and SUNY Potsdam.

Viewers will first hear from college faculty and administrators about the steps they are taking to prevent sexual assaults on their campuses in the first place and what they are doing to handle cases of sexual assault once they are brought forward by a victim. The discussion will help viewers understand how victims are in charge of the investigation process, why sexual assault cases don’t immediately go to the local police, and what steps colleges and universities must take under the law to process sexual assault cases and mitigate the potential for contact between the victim and the accused.

Viewers will also hear from a panel of representatives that will dissect the issue even further and respond directly to questions about the topic of sexual assault in a college setting.

Dr. Kristin G. Esterberg is the new president of SUNY Potsdam. While she is a relative newcomer to the North Country, and new to SUNY, she was appointed last fall by SUNY Chancellor Nancy Zimpher to SUNY’s Sexual Assault Prevention Workgroup, which led to the adoption of a comprehensive system-wide uniform sexual assault policy for all 64 SUNY campuses.

With more than 18 years of experience as a campus safety officer, Pat Gagnon is St. Lawrence University’s director for Safety and Security. As head of the department, he has the responsibility of aiding and assisting campus investigations as well as working closely with local law enforcement agencies to help prevent crime on campus. As a result, Gagnon has had to investigate a number of sexual assault reports, all of which, he says, can have their own unique challenges.

Finally, Caitlin Hill is a legal advocate for the St. Lawrence Valley Renewal House, a local organization based in St. Lawrence County that responds to the needs of victims of domestic violence and sexual assault. Renewal House staff and volunteers who receive regular sexual training often work with the Associated Colleges member campuses to provide resources to victims of sexual violence and sexual assault.

This Special Edition of Public Eye with Jeff Cole is sponsored in part by AAUW, District 7.

About Clarkson University

Clarkson University launches leaders into the global economy. One in five alumni already leads as a CEO, VP or equivalent senior executive of a company. Located just outside the Adirondack Park in Potsdam, N.Y., Clarkson is a nationally recognized research university for undergraduates with select graduate programs in signature areas of academic excellence directed toward the world’s pressing issues. Through 50 rigorous programs of study in engineering, business, arts, sciences and the health professions, the entire learning-living community spans boundaries across disciplines, nations and cultures to build powers of observation, challenge the status quo, and connect discovery and engineering innovation with enterprise.

About St. Lawrence

Founded in 1856, St. Lawrence University is a private, independent liberal arts institution of about 2,500 students located in Canton, New York. The educational opportunities at St. Lawrence inspire students and prepare them to be critical and creative thinkers, to find a compass for their lives and careers, and to pursue knowledge and understanding for the benefit of themselves, humanity and the planet. Through its focus on active engagement with ideas in and beyond the classroom, a St. Lawrence education leads students to make connections that transform lives and communities, from the local to the global. Visit www.stlawu.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. 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 10 exclusively online bachelor’s degrees. The college’s 14 athletic teams compete as provisional members of the NCAA Division III and the USCAA. For more information, visit www.canton.edu.

About SUNY Potsdam

Founded in 1816, and located on the outskirts of the beautiful Adirondack Park, The State University of New York at Potsdam is one of America’s first 50 colleges. SUNY Potsdam currently enrolls approximately 4,300 undergraduate and graduate students. Home to the world-renowned Crane School of Music, SUNY Potsdam is known for its handcrafted education, challenging liberal arts and sciences core, excellence in teacher training and leadership in the performing and visual arts. Find out more at www.potsdam.edu.

About WPBS-DT

WPBS-TV is a non-profit public television station serving approximately 650,000 households throughout Northern New York and Eastern Ontario. WPBS-TV’s mission is to educate, entertain and inform our two-nation audience through superior local and national content and media engagement in order to enhance the lives of those it serves. More information about WPBS is available at www.wpbstv.org, or by following WPBS on Twitter and Facebook.