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New York Alert Open for Enrollment

Friday, August 28th, 2009

SUNY Canton has reopened enrollment in the New York Alert emergency notification system for the Fall 2009 semester.

The New York Alert system allows college officials to rapidly send out notifications to students, faculty, and staff through phone calls, email, and text message. If there is an emergency on campus, the college will be using this system as a primary means to relay information and instructions. By enrolling, everyone associated with the college can choose the method of alert that best suits their individual needs.

“We broadcast the alerts in a way that is convenient and accessible,” SUNY Canton President Joseph L. Kennedy. “By using multiple notification systems, we will inform as many people as possible if there is an emergency on campus.”

The NY Alert program is completely voluntary for students, faculty, and staff. Members who want to receive the alert messages and instructions can sign up via SUNY Canton’s UCanWeb application.

Go there now by clicking http://banweb.canton.edu. You will be prompted to enroll, decline, or edit contact information upon the first log in. For more details and precise instructions on how to use the registration form in UCanWeb, please visit: http://www.canton.edu/nyalert/.

The State University of New York and SUNY Canton value your privacy. Your information is confidential within the NY-Alert System. The system is completely voluntary but strongly encouraged. Registrants can change their enrollment status at any time by logging into UCanWeb. SUNY Canton joined the SUNY NY-Alert System as part of the statewide emergency notification initiative.

SUNY Canton offers a wide variety of career-driven bachelor’s, associate, and certificate programs. 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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Chancellor Nancy L. Zimpher Set to Visit SUNY Canton

Tuesday, July 21st, 2009
On June 1, 2009 Nancy L. Zimpher became the Chancellor of SUNY. Zimpher is visiting all 64 SUNY campuses as part of a summer tour to create a SUNY-wide strategic plan.

On June 1, 2009 Nancy L. Zimpher became the Chancellor of SUNY. Zimpher is visiting all 64 SUNY campuses as part of a summer tour to create a SUNY-wide strategic plan.

State University of New York Chancellor Nancy L. Zimpher will be visiting and touring SUNY Canton on Monday, July 27 as part of her summer-long tour of the 64 colleges and universities within the SUNY system.

“We plan on showing her several of the positive initiatives exclusive to our college,” said SUNY Canton President Joseph L. Kennedy. “This is a constantly evolving and growing environment, with extraordinary growth in our online and international initiatives, in addition to our facilities construction and renovations.”

The Chancellor will have the opportunity to meet with more than 80 international students and faculty members from the American University in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Lomonosov Moscow State University in Russia, and several Chinese institutions.

Kennedy and the college’s faculty and staff will also be highlighting the most recent progress on the new Convocation, Athletic, and Recreation Center, residence renovations, and the major overhaul of Nevaldine Technology Center.

The Chancellor’s tour of campus will be open to the media beginning at 3 p.m. Monday, July 27, and will include a rooftop view of the campus and a stop at SUNY Canton’s newly renovated, state-of-the-art nursing labs in Wicks Hall. This portion of the visit is specifically designed for media desiring photographs or video footage.

The tour will conclude with a 3:30 question-and-answer session for the media with Kennedy and Zimpher, followed by a reception, in the Newell Veterinary Technology Center.

Media arrangements should be made in advance by contacting SUNY Canton Public Relations at 315-386-7300, or email kie@canton.edu.

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.

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Six Chinese Earthquake Victims Coming to SUNY Canton

Thursday, July 31st, 2008

SUNY Canton’s international outreach program has accepted six students from the earthquake-ravaged city of Chengdu in the Sichuan Province of western China.

Three female and three male students will have the ability to continue their college studies by spending the next two semesters as full-time SUNY Canton students. They will be living on campus and beginning their studies later this month.

China“Our partnership in what has come to be known as the ‘SUNY China 150 Program’ presents a number of incredible learning opportunities for all of our students,” noted SUNY Canton President Joseph L. Kennedy. “In addition to the respective cultural learning that will occur, I anticipate that friendships, partnerships, and possibly even business ventures will develop from interactions between our students.”

All of the sophomore- and junior-level students have been taking general education courses toward degrees in the areas of Engineering Technology courses and Business. They will continue working in their chosen areas in addition to taking general education courses at SUNY Canton.

China 150

“There are a number of dynamic concepts and lessons taught exclusively through SUNY Canton courses that our visiting students can adapt to aid their country,” said Associate Provost Pauline A. Graveline, who has been overseeing the college’s international initiatives. “Our hands-on emphasis and career-focused courses will be especially useful for these students when they return to help rebuild their home provinces in China.”

Graveline has visited Chinese universities in Beijing, Hefei, and Xi’an, to create dual-degree programs and exchange opportunities similar to those the college has in place with colleges in Ukraine, Russia, Bosnia, and Japan. “Our first on-campus student from Hefei will begin this Fall,” Graveline added.

The college will be offering a special week-long orientation for its newest international students, which will serve as an introduction to the college, the North Country, and to the U.S.

The college is one of 22 State University of New York Colleges to take in a total of 150 students displaced by the disaster. SUNY Canton is part of the team of SUNY Campuses that are offering this one-year opportunity to create a team of young leaders.

The students were chosen after a careful review of their academic performance, as well as English language testing conducted by a team of eight experienced English language teachers from across China.

According to SUNY officials, each one of the students is committed to serving as a vanguard to help rebuild the economy and infrastructure in the impacted region. When they complete their studies in May 2009, they will engage in a period of national service in Sichuan to aid in the rebuilding efforts.

The State University of New York has been involved with educational exchange and research collaborations with China and anticipates that this initiative will increase the connections between New York State and the Sichuan Province, leading to economic, educational, and cultural benefits.

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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Chancellor John R. Ryan to Address 2007 SUNY Canton Graduates

Monday, April 16th, 2007

Chancellor John RyanSUNY Canton President Joseph L. Kennedy has announced that SUNY Chancellor John R. Ryan will be the keynote speaker at the college’s 99th Commencement Ceremony.

Commencement begins at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, May 19, in the Alumni Gymnasium in Dana Athletic Center.

“Chancellor Ryan has been a tremendous leader not only for the State University of New York system, but throughout his career,” said Kennedy. “SUNY Canton has benefited from his guidance and dedication. Our graduating students will benefit immensely from listening to such an accomplished professional.”

Recently, Ryan addressed the SUNY Canton College Foundation Board of Directors at a meeting in Naples, Fla., which was simultaneously broadcast at SUNY Canton. He highlighted the remarkable growth in the Foundation’s assets which grew from $1 million in 1993, to $5 million in 2004, to over $12 million in 2006. Since 2000, the SUNY Canton College Foundation has provided over $6 million in scholarships and other support.

Prior to becoming Chancellor, Ryan served as the president of the State University of New York Maritime College, the interim president of SUNY Albany, and was the former superintendent (president) of the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Md.

As president of SUNY Maritime, Ryan nearly doubled the number of students in just three years, resulting in the highest enrollment in Maritime’s 131-year history. He created the National Institute for Leadership & Ethics, which includes a summer institute for high school juniors and seniors, as well as undergraduate leadership training for Maritime students, and he established the President’s Circle Scholarship Fund, which includes numerous donors who have pledged $10,000 over four years for a named scholarship.

He is also a former U.S. Navy Vice Admiral and was decorated with the Distinguished Service Medal, Defense Superior Medal (with oak leaf cluster), Legion of Merit (with two gold stars), Meritorious Service Medal (with two gold stars), Air Medal, Navy Commendation Medal (with two gold stars), and other numerous service awards.

After designation as a naval aviator and assignments in several operational squadrons, Ryan’s naval career included numerous leadership positions in squadrons, wings, and forces that took him to Europe, Asia and the Middle East.

Ryan has accepted a position as president and CEO of the Center for Creative Leadership, headquartered in Greensboro, N.C., and will be stepping down as chancellor at the end of May.

Ryan is married to the former Diane L. Ackerman of Bangor, Pa. They have three adult daughters: Tricia, Kelly, and Julie, and four grandchildren.

 

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SUNY Financial Aid Day

Friday, January 26th, 2007

The State University of New York’s Statewide Student Financial Aid Day begins at 9 a.m. on Feb. 10 in the Halford Lobby of SUNY Canton’s Faculty Office Building. SUNY Canton will be jointly hosting the event with SUNY Potsdam.

The Student Statewide Financial Aid Days are offered so students and parents have the chance to ask questions about financial aid and receive assistance with the financial aid application process. Financial Aid professionals from both colleges will be helping students complete their Free Application for Federal Student Aid, or FAFSA Forms. Future, prospective, and current students, as well as their families are invited to participate in the hands-on trainings.

“Financial Aid Days are perfect for students and parents who are looking to maximize their financial aid,” said SUNY Canton Director of Financial Aid Kerrie Cooper. “We are here to walk you through the financial aid application process.”

Financial Aid Days are offered as a state-wide service through SUNY, but registration is required. For more information or to register for this SUNY Financial Aid Day please call SUNY Canton’s Student Service Center at (315) 386-7616 or 1-800-388-7123. You may also register online atwww.suny.edu/studentevents.

 

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Chancellor Challenges SUNY Canton Foundation Board

Friday, January 12th, 2007

SUNY Canton Chancellor John R. Ryan challenged the SUNY Canton Foundation Board to reach even higher than their $10 million by 2010 goal.

“I want to challenge you to dramatically increase your Foundation’s goals and assets over the next several years,” Ryan said, during the annual board meeting simultaneously held Friday both in Naples, Fla., and SUNY Canton. “I challenge Board Members to constantly be thinking of ways to raise money and become an integral part of the long term financial success of the Foundation. You are the leaders that will help determine the level of the college’s future success.”

To date, the SUNY Canton College Foundation has raised approximately $8.9 million towards the 2010 Centennial Campaign goal and has total assets exceeding $12 million. Ryan highlighted the remarkable growth in the Foundation’s assets which grew from $1 million in 1993, to $5 million in 2004, to over $12 million just two years later.

The Chancellor saluted those members in attendance that helped the foundation grow from a mere concept 30 years prior to a multi-million dollar success story. Among those were President Emeritus Dr. Earl MacArthur, Professor Emeritus Richard W. Miller, Vice President for Administration Emeritus Charles F. Goolden, and others.

“Congratulations to all of you on that accomplishment,” Ryan said. “Particularly to the Centennial Campaign Co-Chairs Ronald L. and Blanche K. Woodcock, and alumnus Joel M. Canino, who have invested in the future of SUNY Canton.”

The Woodcocks are both alumni of SUNY Canton, Ron graduated in 1959, and Blanche received the College’s Honorary Alumna Award in 2006. Canino is also a 1959 graduate.

The Foundation uses donations to help defray the continually-increasing cost of higher education. During the fall semester of 2006, the Foundation awarded more than $250,000 in scholarships to assist more than 200 students as well as more than $20,000 in Campus Enhancement Awards to help improve students’ academic experiences and enhance the overall learning environment.

“Chancellor Ryan has challenged us not only to increase our goals, but to broaden our fundraising approach and philosophies,” SUNY Canton President Joseph L. Kennedy said. “In doing so, we will be able to assist more students than ever before. It is our belief that financial circumstances should not be a barrier to our quality programs.”

The Chancellor joined Kennedy, Provost Jeremy D. Brown, Vice President for Advancement David M. Gerlach, and several others in Naples, Fla., to deliver the keynote address. The meeting was simultaneously broadcast via the Internet to one of the College’s Online Learning classrooms, allowing area board members to participate without traveling to the Sunshine State. The computer-televised meeting allowed for board member participation in both states. A similar setup is used in some of SUNY Canton’s online courses, allowing students to access their education regardless of their geographic location.

 

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