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SUNY Canton Summer Session Breaks Enrollment Records for Third Straight Year

Friday, June 19th, 2009

SUNY Canton OnLineMore students than ever are taking summer courses at SUNY Canton.

The highly successful SUNY Canton Summer Session semesters have reached an all-time high of nearly 1,000 total enrollments, which is a 38 percent increase over the 2008 Summer Session’s 690 enrollments.

“More students are recognizing the convenience and overall value of SUNY Canton,” said SUNY Canton President Joseph L. Kennedy. “This is especially true during the condensed online and in-class Summer Sessions, where students can catch up or get ahead.”

The 2009 semester also reflects more than 100 percent growth from the 2007 Summer Session, which had approximately 470 enrollments. Molly A. Mott, Dean of Academic Services and Retention cited the college’s continuing online expansion as a definitive factor in summer session growth.

“About 72 percent of our Summer Session students are taking classes online through SUNY Canton OL,” she said. “As long as they have access to a computer and the Internet, students can participate in their college courses without having to forfeit other summer plans and responsibilities.”

The same holds true for SUNY Canton’s highly qualified faculty members who host their online courses from home or other locations. The college also works with several international professors who are offering their courses from international locations including China and Panama. SUNY Canton’s three Summer Sessions each have approximately 40 online courses.

Course registration remains open for the second term of Summer Session until Monday, June 22 and the college will continue registering students for the third sessions up until the first day of classes. Course topics range from general education courses to offerings in many of SUNY Canton’s career-driven academic programs. For more information, or to register, visit www.canton.edu/courses/summer.html.

SUNY Canton offers a wide variety of career-driven bachelor’s, associate, and certificate programs, as well as three master’s degrees in conjunction with SUNYIT, Utica. Most of SUNY Canton’s new four-year programs are designed so students can take them on-campus, online, or both. SUNY Canton OnLine features more than 100 courses online each semester. The College’s athletic teams belong to the NAIA’s Sunrise Conference, enabling students to compete in their respective sports for four years. Construction is now underway for the College’s new Convocation, Athletic, and Recreation Center.

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

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SUNY Canton Honors Area High School Students

Tuesday, June 9th, 2009
SUNY Canton President Joseph L. Kennedy congratulates Lisbon Central School's Tessa Kelley for her achievement at the college.

SUNY Canton President Joseph L. Kennedy congratulates Lisbon Central School's Tessa Kelley for her achievement at the college.

Nearly 80 area graduating high school students began college early at SUNY Canton. Some students earned the equivalent to an entire semester of college before finishing high school.

College officials celebrated those students’ commitment to their education at a recent recognition ceremony. The college presented each of the students with a ceremonial SUNY Canton honor cord to be worn during their high school commencement ceremonies.

“We want to honor everyone who will be graduating from high school this year with SUNY Canton college credits,” said SUNY Canton President Joseph L. Kennedy at the ceremony. “These students have what it takes to be successful in the next steps of their education.”

The students, who accumulated between 3 and 18 college credits through the college’s distance learning partnership with St. Lawrence-Lewis BOCES, may be able to graduate early from their respective college programs or take a reduced course load to ease into the adjustment of college life. Approximately 25 of the students have already been accepted at SUNY Canton for the Fall 2009 semester.

“Your initiative speaks wonders to what you are going to achieve,” said SUNY Canton Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs William R. Trumble. “You are exactly the students that we want at SUNY Canton.”

The College has two academic classrooms dedicated for distance learning. Faculty members utilize the technology to instruct college-level students at partner locations including the American University in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Lomonosov Moscow State University, among other partner universities. The videoconference style courses supplement the College’s online initiatives through SUNY Canton OnLine.

High school students who are interested in taking college courses through SUNY Canton should make the necessary arrangements with their high school guidance counselors.

Among those high school seniors with college credits earned from SUNY Canton are:

Clifton-Fine Central High School

· Justin Jones

· Sarah Lackemann

· Jacquelyn Pomerville

· Jordyn Sullivan

· Ryan Tanner

Gouverneur Junior-Senior High School

· Tyler Boscoe

· Blake Burr

· Trevor Carr

· Jockquelynne Come

· Nicolas Cotton-Baez

· Tyler Davis

· Sean Dewhirst

· Rebecca Don

· Natasha Embry

· Jasmine Frasher

· Meggan Geer

· Derek Gordon

· Emily Jackson

· Dustin Lallier

· Miranda Lashbrooks

· Jeanne LaVack

· Drew Leonard

· Chelsea Myers

· Brandon Raymo

· Benjamin Schermerhorn

· Joseph Schuessler

· Jillian Sergel

· Michelle Smith

· Nicholas Sterling

· Tricia Storie

· Danielle Waugh

· J. Talan Weekes

· Rinnan Whitford

· Sabrina Whitford

Hammond Central School

· Whitney Atkins

· Cassandra Cunningham

· Aubrie Dunn

· Maxine Hill

· Brooke Hollister

· Katlyn Hunt

· Jackie Knight

· Jessica Measheaw

· Nicole Richard

Hermon-DeKalb Central School

· Tyler Amo

· Marissa Bacon

· Kory Besaw

· Kaitlin Corscadden

· Nicole Fountain

· Courtney Holt

· Natasha Sayer

· Amanda Southwell

· Caitlin Spadaccini

· Michele Watkins

· Samantha Wentzel

Heuvelton Central School

· Thomas Blackburn

· Jacob Cougler

· Casey Donnelly

· Heather Johnson

· Sean Kelly

· Katherine Lashua

· Janeel Spiva

· Alexa Stowe

Lisbon Central School

· Rachael Bowdish

· Janna Crosby

· Rodney Cross

· Mara Dawson

· Alyson Felt

· Brittany Hill

· Tessa Kelley

· David Lalonde

· Shawna LaTulip

· Natalie Putney

Norwood-Norfolk Junior-Senior High School

· Raychel Dulin

· Lauren Lashomb

· Holly Planty

· TJ Sawyer

St. Lawrence Central

· Shelby McGraw

· Stephanie Toomey

SUNY Canton offers a wide variety of career-driven bachelor’s, associate, and certificate programs, as well as three master’s degrees in conjunction with SUNYIT, Utica. Most of SUNY Canton’s new four-year programs are designed so students can take them on-campus, online, or both. SUNY Canton OnLine features more than 100 courses online each semester. The College’s athletic teams belong to the NAIA’s Sunrise Conference, enabling students to compete in their respective sports for four years. Construction is now underway for the College’s new Convocation, Athletic, and Recreation Center.

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

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SUNY Canton Receives Approval for Four-Year Nursing Degree

Tuesday, March 31st, 2009

SUNY Canton has received approval to offer a Bachelor of Science in Nursing.

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Students working in SUNY Canton's newly renovated nursing lab.

The College’s Admissions Office will begin reviewing applications for acceptance immediately for courses beginning in the Fall 2009 Semester. The program will be a natural progression for nursing students that have received their associate degree. The third and fourth years of the program will be available entirely online.

“The approval of this program has been highly anticipated by our students, alumni and members of our nursing community,” said SUNY Canton President Joseph L. Kennedy. “It was created with the convenience and flexibility that is the hallmark of all our online courses and degrees. Registered nurses with associate degrees, many of whom have work and family obligations, will now be able to return to their studies to obtain a bachelor’s degree online.”

The new nursing program is the College’s first bachelor of science degree program and the College’s 16th bachelor’s degree overall. New York State Gov. David A. Patterson signed a master plan amendment that allows the College to offer the bachelor of science degree in addition to its existing bachelor of technology degrees.

Nursing Lab

“Year after year, we see a tremendous interest and enrollment in our nursing program,” said Nursing Program Director John F. Conklin. “Registered nurses recognize that a bachelor’s degree will help them to advance their careers and prepare them for a broader scope of nursing career options. Often, they can use their employer’s tuition reimbursement programs to subsidize or completely pay for their advanced degree.”

The nursing program typically sees the majority of its students gain successful employment immediately following graduation. The SUNY Canton Office of Career Services indicates that 100 percent of the 2008 graduating class of nurses were either employed or continuing their education within six months of graduating.

“This program seamlessly connects with our two-year degree,” noted Peggy LaFrance, an associate professor of nursing. “Students will continue to learn how to creatively solve complex health related problems, while applying concepts of leadership and management within the nursing profession.”

This program was created in part to help meet the demand for more advanced trained nurses amidst a nation-wide professional health care shortage. Employment of registered nurses is expected to grow much faster than the average for all occupations through 2020 according to the Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics. Registered nurses are projected to generate 587,000 new jobs, among the largest number of new jobs for any occupation.

The Bachelor of Science Nursing program is offered exclusively through SUNY Canton OnLine, the highly successful Internet branch of the College. Courses are offered in a partially self-guided, self-paced environment with asynchronous responses, meaning a student can participate in a course almost anytime from anywhere there is a connection to the World Wide Web.

The College also has plans to add an upcoming one-year Licensed Practical Nursing certificate program in the future. The proposal for that program is pending further state approval. When it is approved, students can enter a complete ladder curriculum that will lead them from a one-year certificate to a four-year degree within the nursing program.

For more information view the Nursing B.S. webpage.

SUNY Canton offers a wide variety of career-driven bachelor’s, associate, and certificate programs, as well as three master’s degrees in conjunction with SUNYIT, Utica. Most of SUNY Canton’s new four-year programs are designed so students can take them on-campus, online, or both. SUNY Canton OnLine features more than 100 courses online each semester. The College’s athletic teams belong to the NAIA’s Sunrise Conference, enabling students to compete in their respective sports for four years.

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

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SUNY Canton Numbers on the Rise

Tuesday, December 23rd, 2008

Online Winterterm Exceeds Expectations and Applications on the Rise for 2009

The SUNY Canton Winterterm session saw more than 500 students start courses on Monday, making it the College’s largest online Winterterm session to date.

Winterterm enrollment increased more than 40 percent from last year and has nearly tripled since 160 students were enrolled in the first Winterterm session in 2005-2006.

Applications with the admissions office for next year are similarly on the rise. Director of Admissions Jonathan Kent reports applications are up more than 60 percent for the Fall 2009.

“We’re excited to follow up our record setting enrollment this Fall with such a huge jump in applications for next year,” Kent said. “Prospective students and community members are continuing to recognize the excellent academic programs we offer, the affordable cost of tuition, and the flexibility of our class scheduling and online courses.”

Winterterm offers several economic, academic and time-saving benefits for students and faculty members. The entirely online courses can be accessed via computer from anywhere, reducing travel expenses and winter commuting difficulties.

“Winterterm is a great way for students to catch up or get ahead. It’s also an effective way to utilize time between semesters and on the weekends during the holiday break,” said Dean of Academic Services and Retention Molly A. Mott. “It’s also interesting to note that 64 percent of Winterterm students are coming to us from other colleges. It’s nice that we are able to accommodate them with our expanded offerings.”

SUNY Canton hit an all-time enrollment high this Fall with more than 3,000 students. Last year at this time, according to Kent, the admissions office had received just below 1,000 applications. That number has increased more than 60 percent with over 1,600 applications already received this year.

“We’re the fastest growing college in the North Country,” Kent pointed out. “We continue to offer majors reflecting in-demand careers and students are responding to that. There are a number of our programs that are recession-proof, meaning that regardless of the economy, graduates will continue to be sought after to fill those jobs.”

SUNY Canton offers a wide variety of career-driven bachelor’s, associate, and certificate programs, as well as three master’s degrees in conjunction with SUNYIT, Utica. Most of SUNY Canton’s new four-year programs are designed so students can take them on-campus, online, or both. SUNY Canton OnLine features more than 100 courses online each semester. The college’s athletic teams belong to the NAIA’s Sunrise Conference, enabling students to compete in their respective sports for four years.

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

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SUNY Canton Releases New OL Web Pages

Friday, December 19th, 2008

SUNY Canton has revamped the look and feel of the SUNY Canton OnLine  (SUNY Canton OL) web pages.

Online Learning“For many future SUNY Canton students, the OL page is the first point of contact with the college,” noted Molly Mott, Dean of Academic Services and Retention. “It is important that we maintain a site that is both user-friendly and attractive.”

During the Fall 2008 Semester more than 1150 students were taking at least one of the College’s 104 online courses through SUNY Canton OL, and approximately 285 students were taking courses online only. The pages were updated just shortly after the international pages, located at www.canton.edu/international. Both sections of the website are high-traffic areas for SUNY Canton’s off campus and international students. 

The College also uses SUNY Canton OL for its highly successful Winterterm semester, which enrolled twice as many students as it did in the 2007-2009 semester. Nearly 50 courses will be offered through SUNY Canton OnLine beginning on Dec. 22 and concluding on January 14. 

SUNY Canton offers a wide variety of career-driven bachelor’s, associate, and certificate programs, as well as three master’s degrees in conjunction with SUNYIT, Utica. Most of SUNY Canton’s new four-year programs are designed so students can take them on-campus, online, or both. SUNY Canton OnLine features more than 100 courses online each semester. The college’s athletic teams belong to the NAIA’s Sunrise Conference, enabling students to compete in their respective sports for four years.

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

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SUNY Canton Winterterm Continues to Grow

Thursday, November 20th, 2008

CANTON– SUNY Canton’s online Winterterm semester will be offering more courses than ever in its four-year history.

Nearly 50 courses will be offered through SUNY Canton OnLine. The courses begin on Dec. 22 and conclude on January 14. Registration is easy and has already begun online at www.canton.edu.

Winterterm 2008“Each year, we’ve grown to meet the educational demands of our students,” said SUNY Canton Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs William R. Trumble. “This year, we had a record number of enrollments during our Fall Semester. Following that trend, we are expecting the largest Winterterm semester to date.”

The college began offering a completely online Winterterm in 2005-06 with 18 classes and 160 enrollments. Annually, the program has grown with more courses and more students. During the 2007-08 session there were more than 350 enrollments in 34 courses, which is almost a 120 percent increase since the college began offering the online semester-between-semesters.

“Many students have utilized Winterterm as a way to catch up or get ahead on their college work without having to sacrifice time with their families,” said SUNY Canton Associate Provost Pauline A. Graveline. “Students appreciate the convenience and flexibility of online courses, especially during the holidays and January.”

Already, more than 150 students have signed up for Winterterm courses this year with several weeks remaining before the session begins. The rise mirrors the overall popularity of online courses offered during the college’s Fall, Spring, and Summerterm semesters.

Students enroll from all over the country and sometimes internationally for SUNY Canton Winterterm. The college has had members of the armed forces enroll from Afghanistan and Iraq. Students vacationing abroad join students from other colleges, and those at home in upstate New York for online discussions and learning activities. “One of the key components of online courses is the lack of geographic boundaries, yet we maintain the flow of ideas and concepts through individual and group interactions,” Graveline said.?
To view a complete list of online Winterterm courses or to register for a class, visit www.canton.edu/winterterm.

SUNY Canton offers a wide variety of career-driven bachelor’s, associate, and certificate programs, as well as three master’s degrees in conjunction with SUNYIT, Utica. Most of SUNY Canton’s new four-year programs are designed so students can take them on-campus, online, or both. SUNY Canton OnLine features more than 100 courses online each semester. The college’s athletic teams belong to the NAIA’s Sunrise Conference, enabling students to compete in their respective sports for four years.

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

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Last Chance for 2008 Summer Courses at Canton – July 28

Thursday, July 17th, 2008

Student on ComputerThe final session of SUNY Canton’s highly-successful 2008 Summerterm begins Monday, July 28 on campus.

“There is an English 101 Expository Writing course that is a freshmen requirement for all SUNY Canton programs and for most academic majors at every university,” said Associate Provost Pauline A. Graveline. “This is an excellent summer course offered to enable students to get a jump start on the upcoming academic year.”

A 300-level English course in Contemporary Young Adult Literature is also being offered. “This is an excellent opportunity for advanced students to focus on one upper-level course now, and then perhaps lighten their course load for the upcoming semester,” Graveline said.

This summer marked the third consecutive year of growth and expansion for the College’s Online and In-Class Summerterm session. There have been 687 enrollments during the first two sessions, which is a 10 percent increase from last year’s record-breaking Summerterm Sessions. College officials attribute the extraordinary growth to the implementation of online classes through SUNY Canton OnLine. Approximately 80 percent of this year’s summer students enrolled in OnLine Classes.

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


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SUNY Canton Gets $80,000 in Grant Funding for Course Innovation

Thursday, May 29th, 2008

Two SUNY Canton faculty members will be receiving $40,000 grants for course development from the State University of New York Course Redesign Initiative.

Both will be using the funding to augment entry-level classes with ground-breaking improvements and learning enhancements.

“We received two of the 10 grants issued statewide,” said SUNY Canton President Joseph L. Kennedy. “These are highly competitive grants, and I applaud our English and Biology faculty members for developing unique and innovative plans for their courses.”

Christopher Sweeney, Assistant Professor of Humanities and Graphic and Multimedia Design Program Director, explained that he submitted a plan to enhance student learning outcomes by integrating technology. “We’ve redesigned Expository Writing and Oral and Written Expression to integrate more online components,” Sweeney said.

Both courses will be divided into online lessons that allow students to fully grasp course objectives through self-paced online lessons, while maintaining face-to-face class time as necessary. “It will be similar to some of our hybrid courses we’ve previously designed with SUNY Canton OnLine,” Sweeney said.

Entry-level biology courses taught by Instructor Ronald Tavernier will undergo innovative changes as well and will utilize an additional faculty position. The added faculty member will provide extended office hours and respond to students’ discussions and questions via SUNY Canton OnLine, further improving the faculty to student ratio in these two courses.

The Humanities and Biology courses are among the most popular entry-level courses at the college. The redesigned courses aim to help more students excel in each curriculum and enhance their overall college experience. Pilot programs of each redesigned course are scheduled to be offered in Spring 2009.

SUNY Canton offers a wide variety of career-driven bachelor’s, associate, and certificate programs, as well as three master’s degrees in conjunction with SUNYIT, Utica. Most of SUNY Canton’s new four-year programs are designed so students can take them on-campus, online, or both. SUNY Canton OnLine features more than 65 courses online each semester. The college’s athletic teams have joined the NAIA’s Sunrise Conference, enabling students to compete in their respective sports for four years.

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

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SUNY Canton Summer Enrollment Hits Record High

Tuesday, June 19th, 2007

SUNY Canton has hit an all-time summer enrollment high already and the college is continuing to accept students for two more sessions slated to begin on June 25 and July 30.

“We’ve had 715 students enroll in classes so far,” noted SUNY Canton Interim Provost Pauline A. Graveline. “Nearly 75 percent of students (more than 530 students) are joining the college through SUNY Canton Online.”

Last year’s Summer Session saw 469 students with 363 enrolled in online courses. Summer Session 2005 totaled 385 students with 205 taking online courses.

The next on-campus and online classes begin Monday, June 25, and the final summer session begins Monday, July 30. For a complete listing of classes and other information, visit www.canton.edu/summer_school.

The tremendous growth in SUNY Canton OnLine, or SUNY Canton OL, has been remarkable. “Each semester we are seeing more and more students enroll in online classes from all over the world,” said Director of OnLine Education Molly A. Mott. “Much of this growth can be attributed to wonderful faculty members who are presenting interesting courses with in-demand topics in a cutting-edge format.”

Register online for classes online at www.canton.edu or by calling the SUNY Canton Student Service Center at 315-386-7616.

 

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SUNY Canton and Moscow State to Expand Relations

Monday, June 4th, 2007

Several academic administrators from Lomonosov Moscow State University (MSU) in Russia recently visited SUNY Canton to build upon the strengths of the two colleges’ dual degree program.

“We are looking to create a deeper partnership and expand upon our existing programs,” noted Pauline A. Graveline, School of Liberal Studies and Support Services Dean. “We are finding that many possibilities for academic development and professional development, and overall collegiate expansion exist through SUNY Canton OnLine.”

Approximately two years ago, SUNY Canton was the first college within the State University of New York system to implement a dual degree program with Moscow State University. “Realizing the tremendous opportunities that our agreement affords students at Moscow State University, college administrators and educators from Russia are seeking to develop more dual degree programs with other colleges within SUNY, as well as with SUNY Canton,” said Provost Jeremy D. Brown.

The collected college officials, which included several faculty members who teach or participate in SUNY Canton OnLine courses, discussed several key areas of growth, including:

  • Creating courses or clusters of programs leading to certificates for students.
  • Professional training workshops for professionals at both colleges, delivered either face-to-face, or through video conferences.
  • Expanded training seminars for faculty members from both colleges to aid in online course development.
  • Developing courses for SUNY Canton students presented by International Scholars.
  • Continuing summer programs that offer immersion into English speaking homes and communities, while earning college credit.

SUNYIT School of Business Dean Stephen J. Havlovic also discussed expanding the Master of Business Administration program, so students at MSU who are enrolled in SUNY Canton’s Financial Services program can seamlessly earn their master’s degree. “We strive to present every opportunity available to our students, regardless of their geographic location,” said Brown.

The dignitaries and faculty members who visited the college included:

  • Alexander Mikhialev, Vice Rector for Distance Learning
  • Alexander Lukshin, Vice Dean of the Faculty of Computational Mathematics and Cybernetics at MSU
  • Petr Vrzheshch, Vice Rector for Science and Development from MSU
  • John Ryder, Director of International Programs from the State University of New York
  • Olga Zinovieva, Director the State University of New York Moscow Office of International Programs

SUNY Canton OnLine is one of the fastest growing sections of SUNY Canton and is open to students on-campus, in addition to those who live in a different state, or country.

 

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