Two SUNY Canton employees were recently elected to the St. Lawrence County Branch of the American Association of University Women, which promotes equity and education for women and girls. Executive Director for Community Programs Betty Connolly was elected as president and Travel Coordinator Tina Flanagan was elected as vice president. They were installed by 116th Assemblywoman Addie Russell, a member of the Jefferson County Branch.
A group of SUNY Canton students placed 13th in the National Student Steel Bridge Competition. The 2014 American Society of Civil Engineers and American Institute of Steel Construction competition was held May 23 through 24 at the University of Akron, Ohio. The team competed against approximately 50 other distinguished colleges and universities.
SUNY Canton has reached an all-time enrollment record for the College’s Summer Session term, which begins June 2. “We have 1,808 students enrolled in our classes so far,” said SUNY Canton Dean of Academic Support Services and Instructional Technologies Molly A. Mott. “This breaks our 2012 record of 1,796 students.”
A SUNY Canton Mechanical Technology major has been selected by the SUNY Research Foundation to participate in the first SUNY Brain Summer Scholars Program.
Diana Norman, from Honey Brook, Pa., will conduct research at Upstate Medical Center to support President Obama’s Brain Research through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies (BRAIN) Initiative, which aims to increase understanding of how the brain works in order to develop new ways to treat, cure and even prevent brain disorders.
A recent retiree was the surprise recipient of SUNY Canton Acting President Joseph C. Hoffman’s Meritorious Service Award. Sandy J. Livernois, the former assistant to the provost, received her award at the College’s annual recognition day ceremony, designed to acknowledge the College’s faculty and staff for exemplary service and milestone anniversaries.
The Emergency Management Degree Online Program Guide website has named SUNY Canton’s Bachelor’s Degree in Emergency Management as one of the top ten online programs in the country. The program was chosen as eighth in the nation due to the curriculum’s emphasis on cutting-edge incident management and emergency operating center technology, as well as exercises and drills using virtual disaster simulations and hazard modeling.
Grace R. Bessette, Abby E. Warner and Lizzy C. Christy from Canton’s J.M. McKenny Middle School. The three students took turns learning to operate surveying equipment at SUNY Canton. They were among the 120 area students to participate in the College’s Women in Engineering Day. Faculty members held activities to demonstrate the hands-on aspects of careers that start with an education in the science, technology, engineering and math fields.
A SUNY Canton associate professor has been recognized for her passion for research and commitment to student engagement. Dr. Lawretta C. Ononye is the recipient of the 2014 SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Scholarship and Creative Activities and was honored for her achievements at the College’s 106th Commencement ceremony May 10.
The SUNY Canton student body has recognized SUNY Canton’s grants coordinator for her contributions to the College and the community. JoAnne M. Fassinger is the recipient of the 2014 Northstar Award, an honor that is given by the students annually to a faculty or staff member who makes the College a better place. Fassinger was among the honorees and award recipients that were recognized during SUNY Canton’s Commencement May 10.