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Physical Therapist Assistant Professor Receives 2014 Distinguished Faculty Award

Thursday, April 17th, 2014

A professor who has dedicated her career at SUNY Canton to ensuring student success will receive this year’s Distinguished Faculty Award.

The College Council will present Deborah S. Molnar, DPT, with the award during the David V. Guccione Honors Convocation ceremony at 4:15 p.m. Wednesday, April 23, in the SUNY Canton Roos House Athletic Center. Molnar is a professor and also the program director of the Physical Therapist Assistant (PTA) program.

Physical Therapist Assistant Program Director Deborah S. Molnar (second from left) demonstrates laboratory equipment to students Kaylee M. O’Donnell of DeKalb Junction, Stephanie R. Rondeau of Watertown and Alyssa R. Recny of Keeseville.

Physical Therapist Assistant Program Director Deborah S. Molnar (second from left) demonstrates laboratory equipment to students Kaylee M. O’Donnell of DeKalb Junction, Stephanie R. Rondeau of Watertown and Alyssa R. Recny of Keeseville.

She was chosen for her unwavering dedication to developing the PTA degree into one of SUNY Canton’s premier offerings. She successfully guided the program through two rigorous reaccreditation processes in 2002 and 2013, and the degree boasts students who consistently pass the national exam at a higher rate than other graduates nationwide.

“It is Deborah’s passion for the subject matter and engagement with her students that uniquely qualifies her for this award,” said SUNY Canton Dean of Academic Support Services and Instructional Technologies Molly A. Mott, Ph.D. “Her commitment to excellence in her teaching and the PTA program has enriched the lives of our students and that of the campus community.”

Molnar was also instrumental in crafting a highly successful partnership between SUNY Canton and the International Institute for Health Sciences (IIHS) in Sri Lanka. Students enrolled in the program attend IIHS for a year and a half before traveling to the U.S. to complete an additional three semesters at SUNY Canton. The first international students graduated in May 2013.

“Deborah has worked tirelessly to ensure the international initiative is reviewed properly, accreditation guidelines are met and the students are given an opportunity to change not only their lives but also the future of their country,” said SUNY Canton Visiting Professor and former Director of International Programs Marela Fiacco. “Bringing students from IIHS has also ensured that SUNY Canton students benefit from working side by side with students from Sri Lanka and gaining a better cultural understanding.”

Students are quick to note Molnar’s exceptional repertoire in the classroom and her dedication to helping others succeed.

“She was not just an instructor for us – she became one of the greatest teachers and friends we have ever met in our lives,” said Roshan Peiris, a PTA graduate from Sri Lanka. “She was always with us – supporting every way she could.”

Outside the classroom, Molnar is a member of numerous academic committees and serves as a faculty mentor. Her expertise in program development was instrumental in crafting the curriculum for the popular Health and Fitness Promotion bachelor’s degree, and she assisted with developing the four-year Veterinary Science program.

“Deborah has distinguished herself by maintaining an exceptional quality of work while ensuring attention and kindness to the people around her,” said colleague and Physical Therapist Assistant Professor Jennifer S. McDonald. “Her ability to listen attentively and act as a sounding board is unmatched. I consider it a privilege to work with her.”

Molnar resides in Norfolk with her husband, George, and two children, Sidney and Bodie.

 

About SUNY Canton

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

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SUNY Canton 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 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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SUNY Canton Selects a Pioneer Female Faculty Member as its 2013 Honors Convocation Namesake

Wednesday, April 24th, 2013

Distinguished Professor Emerita Nancy R. Auster of Canton has been selected as the namesake of SUNY Canton’s 2013 Honors Convocation.

Honors Convocation will be held at 4:15 p.m. Wednesday, May 1, in the SUNY Canton Convocation Athletic and Recreation Center, nicknamed Roos House. Students and faculty members will be receiving awards denoting their various successes during their respective careers at SUNY Canton

Nancy Auster

SUNY Canton Distinguished Professor Emerita Nancy R. Auster

“I am very pleased that Professor Auster was recommended unanimously by the recognition and awards committee,” said Karen M. Spellacy, Interim Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs. “Professor Auster was a pioneer for women in the entire SUNY System throughout her career. She was also an outstanding educator of the highest integrity.”

The 2013 Honors Convocation namesake was the first faculty member at SUNY Canton to win the Distinguished Faculty Award. She also helped another faculty member, Distinguished Professor Emeritus John R. Pope, create the College’s system of governance now known as Faculty Assembly. She was then elected as a Senator in the statewide SUNY Faculty Senate, the governing body that oversees the entire SUNY System.

Two years later, Auster was elected as the first woman and the first faculty member from a two-year college to become the President of the SUNY Faculty Senate.

Auster taught Economics in the Social Science Department for more than 25 years. She served in numerous leadership positions, including department chair for Social Sciences. She was also on the Affirmative Action Committee and active with United University Professions, the union representing members of SUNY Canton’s faculty and professional staff.

Among her numerous accolades, she was awarded the Distinguished Service Professorship award form the SUNY Board of Trustees and was honored with the United University Professions Excellence Award. Most recently, Auster was inducted into the SUNY Canton Hall of Fame.

Beyond her academic achievements, Auster, who is 86, is known in St. Lawrence County as a triathlete, duathlete and avid runner. She has completed more than 500 races and won U.S. Track and Field Women’s 5K titles for women in the age ranges of 80-85 and 85-90.

She is a 1948 Alumnus of Barnard University with a bachelor’s in American Studies. She was one of the first women to receive a Master’s of Business Administration from Indiana University in 1954. She moved to Canton in 1957 and taught at St. Lawrence University in addition to her career at SUNY Canton.

Auster resides in Canton with her husband, Donald R., who kept her company while she ran for many years. They have two daughters, Carol, who lives in Lancaster, Pa., and Ellen who lives in Toronto, Ont. Both followed in their parents’ footsteps and are professors. The couple has four granddaughters, Lauren, Lisa, Lindsey and Shannon.

About Honors Convocation

Honors Convocation is an annual formal ceremony recognizing students’ academic, civic, and overall achievement. More than 100 students receive awards and are presented scholarships at the event. The College’s distinguished faculty award is bestowed, as are the Outstanding Graduate awards for the year. Each year the ceremony is named after the most dedicated and revered faculty members of the College’s history.

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Students to be Recognized for Academic Achievement and Leadership at Honors Convocation

Tuesday, April 24th, 2012

Nearly 160 students will be recognized at the Faye W. White Honors Convocation at SUNY Canton.

Honors Convocation will be held at 4:15 p.m. May 2, at the College’s Roos House Athletic Center Field House. The event is free and open to the public.

The event is named annually for a retired faculty member who has served, and continues to serve SUNY Canton, its students, or the local community in ways deemed worthy of recognition. This year, the ceremony was named in honor of Distinguished Professor Emerita Faye W. White of Ogdensburg for her life-long commitment to education and contributions to the College’s math department.

The collective SUNY Canton community attends the event to applaud and congratulate students from all disciplines for their academic and leadership abilities.

Among those to be honored at the event are:

  • Mountaga Aidara, a student from Canton majoring in Pre-Industrial Technology Management.
  • Dawn M. Arias, a student from Massena majoring in Individual Studies – Health.
  • Taylor I. Armstrong, a student from Ogdensburg majoring in Air Conditioning Engineering Technology.
  • Brittany A. Avery, a student from Brushton majoring in Physical Therapist Assistant.
  • Alyssa M. Baker, a student from Boonville majoring in Civil & Environmental Technology.
  • Breanna L. Bayne, a student from De Peyster majoring in Health and Fitness Promotion.
  • Christopher P. Beasock, a student from Boonville majoring in Individual Studies – Engineering.
  • Katie E. Beaulieu, a student from Norfolk majoring in Health Science Career Studies – Physical Therapist Assistant.
  • Phara Bernandin-Felix, a student from New York majoring in Individual Studies – Business.
  • Elizabeth A. Blake, a student from Potsdam majoring in Veterinary Science Technology.
  • Jamie L. Blauvelt, a student from Berkshire majoring in Criminal Investigation.
  • Michael W. Bliss, a student from Rochester majoring in Finance.
  • Dawn M. Bogdan, a student from Cortland majoring in Management.
  • Reginald Bonnet, a student from Poughkeepsie majoring in Pre-Automotive Technology.
  • Taylor E. Bonno, a student from Colton majoring in Health Science Career Studies – Dental Hygiene.
  • Jaylynn E. Boyce, a student from Carthage majoring in Veterinary Science Technology.
  • Matthew Bradley, a student from Winthrop majoring in Electrical Technology.
  • Kaitlyn E. Bray, a student from Copenhagen majoring in Criminal Investigation.
  • Jessica L. Bray, a student from Ogdensburg majoring in Legal Studies.
  • Mary V. Bregg, a student from Canton majoring in Health Science Career Studies – Veterinary Science Technology.
  • Irina Brennan, a student from Calcium majoring in Legal Studies.
  • Kaylea M. Brooks, a student from Lyon Mountain majoring in Individual Studies – Health.
  • Nathan R. Burlee, a student from Sodus majoring in Alternative & Renewable Energy System.
  • Kenneth A. Burwell, a student from Canton majoring in Nursing – BS.
  • Joel M. Canino, a student from Milldale, Connecticut majoring in Engineering Science.
  • Eric L. Charleson, a student from Canton majoring in Pre-Engineering Science.
  • Cody L. Chester, a student from Dickinson Center majoring in Pre-Electrical Engineering Technology.
  • Tiffany L. Cochran, a student from Lowville majoring in Health Science Career Studies – Nursing.
  • Matthew H. Cole, a student from Massena majoring in Industrial Technology Managemt.
  • Charles E. Coon, a student from Star Lake majoring in Heating & Plumbing Service.
  • Robert J. Coons, a student from Mechanicville majoring in Mechanical Technology.
  • Morgan A. Cowherd, a student from New Woodstock majoring in Funeral Services Administration.
  • Erick Cox, a student from Buffalo majoring in Emergency Management.
  • Cynthia A. Cutway, a student from Edwards majoring in Nursing.
  • Lydia C. Dale, a student from Edwards majoring in Graphic and Multimedia Design.
  • Bruce D. Danner, a student from Potsdam majoring in Physical Therapist Assistant.
  • Joseph Dilella, a student from New York majoring in Management.
  • Nicholas W. Dils, a student from Hamburg majoring in Graphic and Multimedia Design.
  • Aaron J. Donnelly, a student from Ogdensburg majoring in Information Technology.
  • Catherine Dykes, a student from Webster majoring in Funeral Services Administration.
  • Jamie Fellows, a student from Mechanicville majoring in Health Care Management.
  • Denis Ferkic, a student from Utica majoring in Management.
  • Patrick E. Fitzgerald, a student from St. Regis Falls majoring in Engineering Science.
  • Crystal L. Flanagan, a student from Colton majoring in Pre-Computer Information Systems.
  • Vanessa Foster, a student from Norwood majoring in Legal Studies.
  • William R. Francis, a student from Albion majoring in Criminal Investigation.
  • Thomas R. Freeman, a student from Rancho Cucamonga, California majoring in Accounting.
  • Jesse C. Frego, a student from Massena majoring in Law Enforcement Leadership.
  • Nicole R. Frescura, a student from Sudbury, Ontario majoring in Dental Hygiene.
  • Lisa M. Furnace, a student from Norfolk majoring in Accounting.
  • John W. Gardner, a student from Canton majoring in Liberal Arts-General Studies.
  • Katherine Gardner, a student from Huntington Station majoring in Nursing – BS.
  • Gregory D. Gelsi, a student from Martville majoring in Alternative & Renewable Energy System.
  • Christopher R. Giczewski, a student from Fountain Valley, California majoring in Mechanical Technology.
  • Brendan Gordon, a student from Williamson majoring in Veterinary Technology.
  • Matthew H. Grant, a student from Potsdam majoring in Air Conditioning Maintenance & Repair.
  • Brian R. Guiney, a student from Tupper Lake majoring in Law Enforcement Leadership.
  • Sarah E. Gutenmann, a student from North Lawrence majoring in Practical Nursing.
  • Jacob Halsey, a student from Lacona majoring in Criminal Investigation.
  • Jessica C. Helfter, a student from Potsdam majoring in Health Care Management.
  • Aaron Hewitt, a student from Brier Hill majoring in Electrical Technology.
  • Spencer L. Hockey, a student from Ogdensburg majoring in Computer Information Systems.
  • Trevor Honness, a student from Ellenburg Center majoring in Physical Therapist Assistant.
  • Loretta L. House, a student from Canton majoring in Legal Studies.
  • Stefany D. Ibarra, a student from Flushing majoring in Liberal Arts-General Studies.
  • Ngoza Jackson, a student from Albany majoring in Management.
  • Justin M. Janack, a student from Canton majoring in Information Technology.
  • Jannelle L. Johnston, a student from Chase Mills majoring in Nursing.
  • Angela L. Jolicoeur, a student from Altona majoring in Physical Therapist Assistant.
  • Daniel R. Jones, a student from Canton majoring in Civil & Environmental Technology.
  • Julie A. Jones, a student from Hailesboro majoring in Nursing.
  • Susan L. Joslin, a student from Massena majoring in Pre-Management.
  • Terri M. Kench, a student from Ogdensburg majoring in Early Childhood.
  • Lorianna Keuhn, a student from Waverly majoring in Veterinary Science Technology.
  • Louis M. King, a student from Hogansburg majoring in Business Administration-AAS.
  • Olga Kotova, a student from Huntington majoring in Finance.
  • Natalie Kurgan, a student from Rocky River, Ohio majoring in Engineering Science.
  • Samantha J. Labarge, a student from Rensselaer Falls majoring in Nursing.
  • Jeff W. Lake, a student from Battersea, Ontario majoring in Sports Management.
  • Zachary M. Laramay, a student from Massena majoring in Information Technology – Web Development.
  • Andrew Laughlin, a student from Massena majoring in Electrical Engineering Technology.
  • Scott Lawton, a student from Lisbon majoring in Pre-Civil Engineering Technology.
  • Holly G. Lehigh, a student from Hermon majoring in Practical Nursing.
  • Jacob L. Loveless, a student from Norwood majoring in Construction Technology: Management.
  • Nicole M. Lowe, a student from Hammond majoring in Mechanical Technology.
  • John J. Mancini, a student from Scotia majoring in Sports Management.
  • Thomas J. Marlowe, a student from Massena majoring in Health Care Management.
  • Michael D. Martin, a student from Gouverneur majoring in Civil & Environmental Technology.
  • Andrew S. Mazzotta, a student from Canton majoring in Mechanical Engineering Technology.
  • Brynn A. McKeone, a student from New Hartford majoring in Dental Hygiene.
  • Katie A. McNamara, a student from Rome majoring in Dental Hygiene.
  • Matthew Merriman, a student from Potsdam majoring in Civil Engineering Technology.
  • Andrew M. Mitchell, a student from Bombay majoring in Sports Management.
  • Shaun Moyles, a student from Rochester majoring in Alternative & Renewable Energy System.
  • Danielle Munn, a student from Lowville majoring in Management.
  • Megan M. Mydosh, a student from Warwick majoring in Business Administration-AS.
  • Shane D. Myers, a student from Ballston Spa majoring in Mechanical Technology.
  • Brian E. Nowak, a student from Gouverneur majoring in Sports Management.
  • Pierre Nzuah, a student from Yaounde majoring in Pre-Electrical Technology.
  • Brittany E. O’Connell, a student from Hoosick Falls majoring in Criminal Justice.
  • Francis Okang, a student from Bronx majoring in Pre-Mechanical Engineering Technology.
  • Amy Y. O’Kay, a student from Rome majoring in Legal Studies.
  • Scott J. O’Marah, a student from Ogdensburg majoring in Funeral Services Administration.
  • Jennifer O’Sullivan, a student from Canton majoring in Veterinary Science Technology.
  • Kristen M. Paller, a student from Massena majoring in Nursing.
  • Ornella T. Parker, a student from Brooklyn majoring in Health Care Management.
  • Holly D. Parker, a student from Saranac Lake majoring in Law Enforcement Leadership.
  • Evan R. Paton, a student from Woodstock majoring in Civil Engineering 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.
  • Thomas Pearson, a student from Ogdensburg majoring in Information Technology – Web Development.
  • Kasey L. Penoyer, a student from Fabius majoring in Dental Hygiene.
  • Breanna E. Perez, a student from Syracuse majoring in Veterinary Science Technology.
  • Aubrey L. Phillips, a student from Hogansburg majoring in Early Childhood.
  • Jared Pollock, a student from Norwood majoring in Engineering Science.
  • Jayson M. Porter, a student from Moravia majoring in Powersports Performance & Repair.
  • Mary Katharine Pulver, a student from Germantown majoring in Criminal Investigation.
  • Dominick P. Reile, a student from Utica majoring in Criminal Justice Studies.
  • Marissa E. Reiter, a student from Lisbon majoring in Early Childhood.
  • Justin A. Richardson, a student from Canton majoring in Alternative & Renewable Energy System.
  • Corrine R. Riegel, a student from Bainbridge majoring in Criminal Investigation.
  • Gregory Robb, a student from Gouverneur majoring in Information Technology.
  • Meghan Roblee, a student from Fonda majoring in Veterinary Science Technology.
  • Megan D. Royce, a student from Ogdensburg majoring in Finance.
  • Kayla R. Sahli, a student from Mattituck majoring in Pre-Information Technology.
  • Oumarou S. Sanogo, a student from New York majoring in Criminal Justice.
  • Michael Santaw, a student from Lyme, New Hampshire majoring in Automotive Technology.
  • Terrence Sarsfield, a student from Canton majoring in Individual Studies – Trades.
  • Katherine E. Scharfenberger, a student from Canton majoring in Veterinary Science Technology.
  • Madelyn I. Scott, a student from Watertown majoring in Veterinary Services Management.
  • Aaron Seguin, a student from Cornwall, Ontario majoring in Accounting.
  • Justin Seymour, a student from Canton majoring in Electrical Technology.
  • Joshua Skubon, a student from Rome majoring in Finance.
  • Kyle E. Smith, a student from Lisbon majoring in Electrical Construction & Maintenance.
  • Danielle N. St-Denis, a student from Massena majoring in Veterinary Technology.
  • Dustin Storie, a student from Heuvelton majoring in Business Administration-AAS.
  • Amelia M. Straight, a student from Canton majoring in Computer Information Systems.
  • Travis L. Tedford, a student from Mooers majoring in Construction Technology: Management.
  • Bridget TeRiele, a student from Canton majoring in Health Science Career Studies – Dental Hygiene.
  • Molly J. Thomas, a student from South Colton majoring in Physical Therapist Assistant.
  • Ryan J. Troeller, a student from Staten Island majoring in Pre-Liberal Arts.
  • Joshua J. Trudeau, a student from Piercefield majoring in Automotive Technology.
  • Stephen M. Tucker, a student from Potsdam majoring in Nursing.
  • Eric R. Tulip, a student from Massena majoring in Electrical Engineering Technology.
  • Melissa R. Ulm, a student from Camillus majoring in Veterinary Services Management.
  • Tracy L. VanBrocklin, a student from Canton majoring in Individual Studies – Health.
  • Jessica A. Waffle, a student from Freeville majoring in Veterinary Science Technology.
  • Bridget A. Webber, a student from Massena majoring in Graphic and Multimedia Design.
  • Michael Weidler, a student from Ogdensburg majoring in General Technology.
  • Richard P. Welch, a student from Gouverneur majoring in Pre-Air Conditioning Engineering Technology.
  • Patricia White, a student from Potsdam majoring in Nursing.
  • Adam C. Wickert, a student from Pulaski majoring in Mechanical Engineering Technology.
  • Jovannie M. Williams, a student from Bronx majoring in Health Science Career Studies – Nursing.
  • Marcus D. Yancey, a student from Copenhagen majoring in Engineering Science.
  • Christopher M. Ypsilantis, a student from Budd Lake, New Jersey majoring in Management.
  • Benjamin Zayac, a student from Schenectady majoring in Criminal Justice.
  • Matthew R. Zurcher, a student from Horseheads majoring in Emergency Management.

 

Recipients of Special Recognition

Canino Prize for Academic Excellence

Breanna L. Bayne, Matthew Bradley, Jessica L. Bray, Kaitlyn E. Bray, Irina Brennan, Nathan R. Burlee, Matthew H. Cole, Robert J. Coons, Lydia C. Dale, Joseph Dilella, Catherine Dykes, Jamie Fellows, Denis Ferkic, Nicole R. Frescura, Katherine Gardner, Brendan Gordon, Brian R. Guiney, Jacob Halsey, Ngoza Jackson, Justin M. Janack, Daniel R. Jones, Susan L. Joslin, Olga Kotova, Nicole M. Lowe, Thomas J. Marlowe, Andrew M. Mitchell, Shaun Moyles, Danielle Munn, Brian E. Nowak, Amy Y. O’Kay, Scott J. O’Marah, Ornella T. Parker, Holly D. Parker, John Payne, Thomas Pearson, Mary Katharine Pulver, Gregory Robb, Justin Seymour, Joshua Skubon, Melissa R. Ulm, Matthew R. Zurcher

Canino Scholar Awards

Lisa M. Furnace, Jannelle L. Johnston, Brittany E. O’Connell, Breanna E. Perez, Aubrey L. Phillips, Jared Pollock, Oumarou S. Sanogo

Canino Achievement Awards

Dawn M. Arias, Taylor I. Armstrong, Christopher P. Beasock, Katie E. Beaulieu, Phara Bernandin-Felix, Taylor E. Bonno, Jaylynn E. Boyce, Mary V. Bregg, Joel M. Canino, Tiffany L. Cochran, Charles E. Coon, Lisa M. Furnace, John W. Gardner, Matthew H. Grant, Sarah E. Gutenmann, Spencer L. Hockey, Trevor Honness, Jannelle L. Johnston, Angela L. Jolicoeur, Julie A. Jones, Terri M. Kench, Louis M. King, Natalie Kurgan, Andrew Laughlin, Holly G. Lehigh, Jacob L. Loveless, Andrew S. Mazzotta, Katie A. McNamara, Jennifer O’Sullivan, Evan R. Paton, Jayson M. Porter, Dominick P. Reile, Meghan Roblee, Michael Santaw, Terrence Sarsfield, Kyle E. Smith, Bridget TeRiele, Jessica A. Waffle, Michael Weidler, Patricia White, Jovannie M. Williams

 

The Outstanding Graduate Award-Baccalaureate . . . . . . . . . . Matthew J. Wissman

 

The Outstanding Graduate Award-Associate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Lisa M. Furnace

 

The David R. Maynard Student Activities Award . . . . . . . . . . . . . Daynelle N. Richards

 

 

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Honors Convocation Named for Former SUNY Canton Math Professor and Life-Long Educator

Tuesday, April 17th, 2012
Faye White

Distinguished Professor Emerita Faye W. White of Ogdensburg is the namesake of the 2012 SUNY Canton Honors Convocation.

The 2012 SUNY Canton Honors Convocation has been named after Distinguished Professor Emerita Faye W. White of Ogdensburg.

“Professor White’s commitment to students and learning is an extension of who she is and all that she loves,” said SUNY Canton Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs Carli C. Schiffner. “It is extremely apt that we link her name with a ceremony honoring the pinnacle of student success.”

According to Schiffner, the recognition and awards committee unanimously recommended White for this honor. She is well known for her highly valuable contributions to the Math department, the College and community. She was also considered a conscientious faculty member who maintained a strong connection with her students.

“Standing in the ranks with Art Hurlbut, Harriet Beggs, and Herm Kalberer is a wonderful honor,” White said, in reference to several of the previous faculty recognized at honors convocation. “SUNY Canton is a great college for students and it’s a great place to teach.”

The former math professor received the SUNY Canton Distinguished Faculty Award in 2001 and was awarded emeritus status the same year, denoting her excellence during her 15-year career at the College. Faye also received the Distinguished Alumni Award from Heuvelton Central School in 2001.

Faye was a member of the New York State Mathematics Association for Two-Year Colleges. She served on numerous campus governance committees during her tenure, including the intercollegiate athletic board. She was also the division representative to the College Association, Inc. White returned to teach after her retirement.

White graduated from SUNY Potsdam with three degrees: a Bachelor of Arts degree in Secondary Mathematics in 1968; a Master’s degree in Education in Secondary Mathematics in 1971; and a Master’s degree in Education in Instructional Technology and Media Management in 1993. She taught at Davisville Junior High and Morristown Central School until joining the SUNY Canton faculty as a Math Instructor in 1986.

Faye White

Distinguished Professor Emerita Faye W. White of Ogdensburg tutors Wayne A. Brown of Heuvelton. White’s continuing love of education led SUNY Canton to name the 2012 Honors Convocation in her honor.

She has been an active member of the American Association of University Women (AAUW) and was instrumental in the organization of the Professional Clothing Fair, which is held annually at SUNY Canton. She also coordinates the St. Lawrence County AAUW “Open Windows for Girls” program. Since her retirement, Faye has remained active in the community by tutoring students and serving as a Eucharistic Minister at Notre Dame Church and at the Claxton-Hepburn Medical Center.

White lives in Ogdensburg with her husband, Eugene. They have a daughter, Kristen, who lives in Sebastopol, California. She enjoys reading, tutoring, gardening, traveling and spending time with her family.

The Faye W. White Honors Convocation will be held at 4:15 p.m. May 2, at SUNY Canton’s Roos House Athletic Center Field House. The event is free and open to the public. Students receiving awards will be listed in a later release posted at www.canton.edu.

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

 

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Criminal Investigation Student Receives SUNY Canton’s Top Academic Honor

Tuesday, May 10th, 2011
Katelyn Anthony

Katelyn D. Anthony of Spencerport was the recipient of SUNY Canton’s 2011 recipient of the annual Outstanding Baccalaureate Graduate Award at the College’s Honors Convocation on May 4.

A criminal investigation student has been honored by SUNY Canton for her outstanding academic achievements and leadership capabilities.

Katelyn D. Anthony of Spencerport is the College’s 2011 recipient of the annual Outstanding Baccalaureate Graduate Award at the Bachelor’s level. She was presented with the award at SUNY Canton’s Arthur G. Hurlbut Honors Convocation held on May 4 and will be among other honorees and award recipients recognized during the College’s Commencement at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, May 21. The indoor ceremony will be held in SUNY Canton’s new Convocation, Athletic, and Recreation Center.

The award recognizes students enrolled in two-year degree programs who have excelled in their academics and other areas of campus life. Each semester, Anthony has been named to the President’s List, the College’s highest level of achievement for one semester that honors full-time students who earn a semester grade point average (GPA) of 3.75 or higher on a 4.0 scale. She was also the recipient of the Canino Prize of Academic Excellence and the Public Safety Scholarship. She is a member of the Alpha Phi Sigma (APS) Criminal Justice National Honor Society and the Golden Key International Honor Society.

Anthony has been a member of SUNY Canton’s women’s cross country team and was voted Outstanding Scholar Athlete for the Sunrise Conference and also received the Daktronics-NAIA Scholar Athlete Award.

“Katelyn’s athletic commitments, coupled with everything else she does on campus, have never impeded her ability to maintain the highest quality of work in her studies,” said Elizabeth A. Erickson, assistant professor of criminal investigation. “Her ability to keep other students organized and get them excited to stay involved with projects and other tasks demonstrates a strong leader who will succeed in any career she chooses to pursue.”

Anthony has stepped into several leadership roles both in and out of the classroom. She was voted team leader in many of her major’s core classes and was named captain of the cross country team. This spring, Anthony was elected as vice president of APS. In addition to juggling both academic and athletic commitments, she played an integral role in setting up and running the College’s annual Nicole Fleury run each of the last two years.

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


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SUNY Canton Early Childhood Major Recognized for Academic Achievement

Friday, May 6th, 2011

An early childhood major who worked with local students has been honored by SUNY Canton for his outstanding academic achievements and dedication to his intended profession.

Michael J. Jason of Crown Point is the College’s 2011 recipient of the annual Outstanding Associate Graduate Award at the Associate level.  He was presented with the award at SUNY Canton’s Arthur G. Hurlbut Honors Convocation held on May 4 and will be among other honorees and award recipients recognized during the College’s Commencement at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, May 21. The indoor ceremony will be held in SUNY Canton’s new Convocation, Athletic, and Recreation Center.

 

Michael Jason

Michael J. Jason of Crown Point is awarded the College’s annual Outstanding Associate Graduate Award at the Associate level by President Joseph L. Kennedy.

The award recognizes students enrolled in two-year programs who have excelled in their academics and other areas of campus life. Each semester, Jason has been on both the Dean’s List and President’s Honors list each of his four semesters at the College. The President’s List is the College’s highest level of achievement for one semester that honors full-time students who earn a semester grade point average (GPA) of 3.75 or higher on a 4.0 scale. He also received a Certificate of Academic Achievement from the Office of Opportunity Programs.

“Michael has an outstanding character, is an exceptional student, puts every ounce of energy he has into all of his course work and projects, and volunteers in many campus events with a kind and giving attitude,” said Maureen Maiocco, professor and director of the Early Childhood degree program. “I can’t think of a better role model for young children to have. I know he will inspire his future students in the most important life lessons: to always believe in yourself despite life’s challenges, and to treat others with care and kindness.”

A member of Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) and the Chi Alpha Epsilon Honor Societies, Jason was elected Student Senate and Treasurer for the Early Childhood Club. During his senior year, he took on a leadership role in PTK and served as Vice President of Scholarship.  He also volunteered at the St. Lawrence Early Childhood Conference and student-taught at a local Head Start and at St. Mary’s in Canton.

Jason completed the New York State Office of Children and Family Services requirements for identifying and reporting child abuse, maltreatment and neglect. He attended and completed training dealing with topics such as helping children cope with grief and loss and early childhood science literacy.

In addition to his commitments related to his major, Jason was a member of the College’s gaming club and served as Vice President of the Outdoor Adventures Club his freshman year.

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


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Students Recognized at Arthur G. Hurlbut Honors Convocation

Tuesday, May 3rd, 2011

More than 125 Students are scheduled to receive academic and community involvement awards and scholarships at the 2011 Arthur G. Hurlbut Honors Convocation Celebration.

 

Schedule of Events for Honors Convocation week:

  • The Arthur G. Hurlbut Honors Convocation will be held at 4:15 p.m. Wednesday, May 4, in the Richard W. Miller Campus Center Intramural Gym.
  • There will be Scholarly Activities Celebration presentations by students and faculty members at 6 p.m. Thursday, May 5, in the Kingston Theater
  • An academic poster presentation and student art display will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, May 6, in the Southworth Library.

 

All events are free and open to the public.

See the below listing of students scheduled to receive SUNY Canton awards this year.

 

Academic Award Recipients:

  • Katelyn D. Anthony, a student from Spencerport majoring in Criminal Investigation.
  • Jordon D. Barney, a student from Constable majoring in Law Enforcement Leadership.
  • Phara  Bernadin-Felix, a student from Queens Village majoring in Undeclared.
  • Josh M. Beyer, a student from Castile majoring in Civil & Environmental Technology.
  • Rebecca R. Blackmer, a student from Colton majoring in Finance.
  • Lonny D. Bombard, a student from Moira majoring in Air Conditioning Maintenance & Repair.
  • Stephanie A. Bowman, a student from Ogdensburg majoring in Health Science Career Studies.
  • Jaylynn E. Boyce, a student from Carthage majoring in Veterinary Science Technology.
  • Matthew  Bradley, a student from Winthrop majoring in Electrical Engineering Technology.
  • Jacob R. Bunn, a student from Ogdensburg majoring in Undeclared Major.
  • Nathan R. Burlee, a student from Sodus majoring in Alternative & Renewable Energy System.
  • Emily E. Bush, a student from Ogdensburg majoring in Sports Management.
  • Robert L. Compton, a student from Webster majoring in Management.
  • Erick  Cox, a student from Buffalo majoring in Emergency Management.
  • Lydia C. Dale, a student from Richville majoring in Undeclared.
  • Timothy J. Dalland, a student from Winthrop majoring in Health Science Career Studies.
  • Andrea  Dominguez-Smith, a student from Hancock majoring in Management.
  • Shae E. Downey, a student from Ogdensburg majoring in Nursing – BS.
  • Ryan R. Eagles, a student from Delta, British Columbia majoring in Engineering Science.
  • Katrina S. Fagerlund, a student from Canton majoring in Nursing.
  • Shannon L. Farnham, a student from Rensselaer Falls majoring in Nursing.
  • Alyson E. Felt, a student from Ogdensburg majoring in Nursing.
  • Casey  Floyd, a student from Ottawa, Ontario majoring in Business Administration.
  • Amanda R. Forette, a student from Potsdam majoring in Veterinary Science Technology.
  • Briana K. Fosher, a student from Rouses Point majoring in Industrial Technology Management.
  • William R. Francis, a student from Albion majoring in Criminal Investigation.
  • John W. Gardner, a student from Canton majoring in Liberal Arts.
  • William R. Gemmill, a student from Ogdensburg majoring in Individual Studies – Trades.
  • Michael P. Genyuk, a student from Brooklyn majoring in Law Enforcement Leadership.
  • Lindsay  Ghostlaw, a student from Massena majoring in Liberal Arts.
  • Meghan P Gibson, a student from Canton majoring in Sports Management.
  • Christopher R. Giczewski, a student from Fountain Valley, California majoring in Civil Engineering Technology.
  • Paul  Grazioso, a student from Hannawa Falls majoring in Nursing.
  • Brian R. Guiney, a student from Tupper Lake majoring in Law Enforcement Leadership.
  • Sherrick O. Guppy, a student from Brooklyn majoring in Computer Information Systems.
  • Kelsey B. Hamblin, a student from Chestertown majoring in Early Childhood.
  • Lloyd S. Hargrave, a student from Massena majoring in Accounting.
  • Carlton J. Harris, a student from Cazenovia majoring in Powersports Performance & Repair.
  • Shatalya P. Hendricks, a student from Bronx majoring in Business Administration-AS.
  • Sherry  Hmiel, a student from Liverpool majoring in Veterinary Science Technology.
  • Trevor  Honness, a student from Ellenburg Center majoring in Physical Therapist Assistant.
  • Katelyn A. Horton, a student from Roscoe majoring in Criminal Investigation.
  • Loretta L. House, a student from Canton majoring in Legal Studies.
  • Crystal G. Howse, a student from Oswego majoring in Law Enforcement Leadership.
  • Michael J. Hughes, a student from Staten Island majoring in Emergency Management.
  • Lorrissa L. Jackson, a student from Massena majoring in Individual Studies-Business.
  • Thomas G. Jacobs II, a student from Ogdensburg majoring in Criminal Investigation.
  • Nicole L. Jayson, a student from Gouverneur majoring in Veterinary Science Technology.
  • Jannelle L. Johnston, a student from Chase Mills majoring in Nursing.
  • Angela L. Jolicoeur, a student from Altona majoring in Physical Therapist Assistant.
  • Julie A. Jones, a student from Hailesboro majoring in Nursing.
  • Melissa M. Keller, a student from Tonawanda majoring in Health Care Management.
  • Ricky A. Kelly, a student from Ogdensburg majoring in Electrical Engineering Technology.
  • Zachary M. Laramay, a student from Massena majoring in Information Technology – Web Development.
  • Bridget A. Lavigne, a student from Norwood majoring in Nursing.
  • Zachery S. Limoges, a student from Ogdensburg majoring in Civil Engineering Technology.
  • Brad  Lincoln, a student from North Lawrence majoring in Electrical Engineering Technology.
  • Jacob L. Loveless, a student from Norwood majoring in Construction Tech:  Management.
  • Matthew K. Mager, a student from Derby, Vermont majoring in Industrial Technology Management.
  • Jessica L. Marashian, a student from Massena majoring in Legal Studies.
  • Thomas  Marlowe, a student from Massena majoring in Health Care Management.
  • Zachary D. Matthews, a student from Chateaugay majoring in Mechanical Engineering Technology.
  • Nicole J. McCann, a student from Fulton majoring in Dental Hygiene.
  • Joseph W. McCoy, a student from Cadyville majoring in Nursing.
  • Zachary E. Meacham, a student from St. Regis Falls majoring in Electrical Construction & Maintenance.
  • Christopher B. Merrill, a student from Edwards majoring in Graphic & Multimedia Design.
  • Frank  Merritt, a student from Beacon majoring in Criminal Investigation.
  • Wendy M. Morrell, a student from Massena majoring in Physical Therapist Assistant.
  • Tyler J. Morse, a student from North Creek majoring in Criminal Investigation.
  • Christopher R. Murray, a student from Watertown majoring in Individual Studies.
  • John S. Nemeth, a student from Canton majoring in Alternative & Renewable Energy System.
  • Kylee L. Noble, a student from Canton majoring in Health Science Career Studies.
  • Diana R. Norman, a student from Canton majoring in Graphic & Multimedia Design.
  • Pamela  Northrup, a student from Massena majoring in Accounting.
  • Bruce D. Northrup, a student from Massena majoring in Heating & Plumbing Service.
  • Justin D. Okay, a student from Pulaski majoring in Engineering Science.
  • Scott J. O’Marah, a student from Clay majoring in Funeral Services Administration.
  • Jennifer  O’Sullivan, a student from Camillus majoring in Veterinary Science Technology.
  • Matthew P. Phillips, a student from Freeville majoring in Legal Studies.
  • Michael W. Pittman, a student from Amarillo, Texas majoring in Business Administration.
  • Brandon S. Poulton, a student from Newcomb majoring in Forest Technology.
  • Daniel M. Provost, a student from Canton majoring in Automotive Technology.
  • Nathan  Radomski, a student from Wyoming majoring in Alternative & Renewable Energy System.
  • Krisha A. Rice, a student from West Stockholm majoring in Liberal Arts.
  • Justin A. Richardson, a student from Pavilion majoring in Alternative & Renewable Energy System.
  • William P. Rivers, a student from Canton majoring in Nursing.
  • Shawn J. Roberts, a student from Canton majoring in Individual Studies.
  • Erik L. Robinson, a student from Lisbon majoring in Information Technology.
  • Meghan  Roblee, a student from Fonda majoring in Veterinary Science Technology.
  • Kristie L. Rushing, a student from Lowville majoring in Dental Hygiene.
  • Katherine T Sarsfield, a student from Canton majoring in Individual Studies.
  • Ashley M. Savino, a student from Auburn majoring in Criminal Investigation.
  • Eric S. Schreiber, a student from Baldwinsville majoring in Air Conditioning Engineering Technology.
  • Justin  Seymour, a student from Elmira majoring in Electrical Technology.
  • Kirsten M. Skelly, a student from Brier Hill majoring in Criminal Justice.
  • Zachary J. Smith, a student from Lisbon majoring in Construction Technology:  Management.
  • Melissa F. Stafford, a student from Philadelphia majoring in Practical Nursing.
  • Jeffrey C. Stevens, a student from Canton majoring in Emergency Management.
  • Alexander J. Stevens, a student from New Berlin majoring in Mechanical Engineering Technology.
  • Jay  Stone, a student from Chittenango majoring in Finance.
  • Abigail D. Taber, a student from Heuvelton majoring in Physical Therapist Assistant.
  • Colton J. Taylor, a student from Mexico majoring in Air Conditioning Engineering Technology.
  • Marah E. Thompson, a student from Winthrop majoring in Early Childhood.
  • Lauren L. Tober, a student from Buffalo majoring in Dental Hygiene.
  • Briana  Tripp, a student from Fort Ann majoring in Health Science Career Studies.
  • Curtis L. Turner, a student from Sodus majoring in Information Technology.
  • Erica P. Vadala, a student from Lansing majoring in Criminal Justice Studies.
  • Justin A. Vaughan, a student from Conesus majoring in Information Technology.
  • Megan R. Vincent, a student from Copenhagen majoring in Criminal Investigation.
  • Jessica A. Waffle, a student from Freeville majoring in Veterinary Science Technology.
  • Heather L. Wainwright, a student from Ogdensburg majoring in Business Administration.
  • Sam M. Warren, a student from Elmira Heights majoring in Finance.
  • Bridget A. Webber, a student from Massena majoring in Graphic & Multimedia Design.
  • Kermit S. Wells, a student from Moira majoring in Automotive Technology.
  • Patricia  White, a student from Potsdam majoring in Nursing.
  • Anne E. Willer, a student from Potsdam majoring in Nursing.
  • Michael J. Wilson, a student from Latham majoring in Management.
  • Steven  Zyzik, a student from Massena majoring in Computer Information Systems.

 

Recipients of Special Recognition


  • Canino Prize for Academic Excellence

Jordon D. Barney, Josh M. Beyer, Emily E. Bush, Robert L. Compton, Erick Cox, William R. Francis, Brian R. Guiney, Katelyn A. Horton, Loretta L. House, Zachary M. Laramay, Matthew K. Mager, Thomas Marlowe, Tyler J. Morse, Scott J. O’Marah, Nathan Radomski, Justin A. Richardson, Jeffrey C. Stevens, Jay Stone, Lauren L. Tober, Curtis L. Turner, Megan R. Vincent, Sam M. Warren, Bridget A. Webber, Michael J. Wilson

 

  • Canino Scholar Awards

Joel A. Hargrave, Heather C. Harper, Daniel R. Jones, Rebecca F. Lawrence, Frank E. Merritt, John R. Olmstead, Zachary J. Smith, Melissa R. Ulm, Michael J. Zelyez

 

  • Canino Achievement Awards

Lonny D. Bombard, Stephanie A. Bowman,Timothy J. Dalland, William R. Gemmill, Lindsay Ghostlaw, Christopher R. Giczewski, Carlton J. Harris, Lorrissa L. Jackson, Nicole L. Jayson, Brad Lincoln, Zachary E. Meacham, Frank E. Merritt, Wendy M. Morrell, Christopher R. Murray, Kylee L. Noble, Bruce D. Northrup, Pamela Northrup, Justin D. Okay, Brandon S. Poulton, Shawn J. Roberts, Kristie L. Rushing, Eric S. Schreiber, Kirsten M. Skelly, Zachary J. Smith, Melissa F. Stafford, Alexander J. Stevens, Marah E. Thompson, Briana Tripp, Erica P. Vadala, Heather L. Wainwright, Kermit S. Wells, Anne E. Willer, Steven Zyzik

 

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