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.
SUNY Canton presented the 2014 Distinguished Citizen Award to a spiritual leader who has enriched the lives of those in the Canton community. The Rev. Mother Evette Austin of Grace Episcopal Church in Canton was recognized for her leadership in bringing the community together and helping those in need.
Students from SUNY Canton’s engineering technology programs are slated to compete against teams from almost 200 other colleges and universities at the National Student Steel Bridge Competition. The American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) and American Institute of Steel Construction competition will begin on May 23 at the University of Akron in Ohio.
A graduate who aspires to become a veterinarian has received one of SUNY Canton’s top academic awards. Tiffany V. Moore of Brooklyn was selected as the 2014 recipient of SUNY Canton’s Outstanding Graduate Award at the associate level. Moore recently received her award at the David V. Guccione Honors Convocation and will be honored at SUNY Canton’s 106th Commencement Ceremony at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, May 10, at the College’s Convocation Athletic and Recreation Center.
SUNY Canton’s online programming allowed a graduating Law Enforcement Leadership student the flexibility to be with her children, work and volunteer in her community while earning her four-year degree. Melanie H. Mueller of Afton was selected as the 2014 recipient of SUNY Canton’s Outstanding Graduate Award at the baccalaureate level. Mueller received her award at the David V. Guccione Honors Convocation and will be honored at SUNY Canton’s 106th Commencement Ceremony at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, May 10, at the College’s Convocation Athletic and Recreation Center.
Students graduating from SUNY Canton’s Graphic and Multimedia Design (GMMD) program will be showing their work at the Senior Multimedia Exhibition. The opening for the show will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, April 25, in Nevaldine Technology Center North, Room 102. Video and multimedia projects will be shown at the opening. Visual works will be on display in Nevaldine and in the Southworth Library Learning Commons through May 9.
SUNY Canton students will be competing in the 2014 American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC) and American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Upstate New York Student Conference and Steel Bridge Competition. The conference will be held April 24 to 26 at Cornell University, Ithaca. It will be the 18th time that the College has entered a steel bridge in the competition. SUNY Canton’s ASCE Student Chapter, commonly known as the steel bridge team, has won the regional competition 14 times prior.
An American writer who has been hailed by Time magazine as one the most influential people in the world will visit SUNY Canton for the final installment of the College’s spring Living Writers Series. George Saunders, author of the New York Times bestselling book “Tenth of December,” will speak at 6:30 p.m. May 1 in the Richard W. Miller Campus Center’s Kingston Theater. The event is free and open to the public.