In celebration of Women’s History Month, an upcoming panel discussion will bring together a unique group of community leaders who have been at the forefront of the political and social activism movement in northern New York for the past several decades.
A noted poet will share his vivid memories of the complicated issues surrounding identity and race as part of SUNY Canton’s Spring 2013 Living Writers Series. Iain Haley Pollock will speak at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 27, at the Kingston Theater. The event is free and open to the public.
SUNY Canton students outfitted the St. Lawrence County Sheriff’s Department’s K-9 officer with new gear that could save his life. A chocolate Labrador retriever named Hershey now wears dog-fitted body armor that almost completely matches the bulletproof protection worn by his partner, Deputy Andrew J. Ashley.
In support of Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo’s goal of increasing minority- and women-owned business participation in state contracting, the SUNY Canton Small Business Development Center (SBDC) will host a workshop for local entrepreneurs that will focus on government contracting and certification.
SUNY Canton will adopt a new, standardized Financial Aid Award Letter alongside the State University of New York this fall. All of the SUNY system’s 64 campuses will use the letter for the 2013-2014 academic year, as part of the SUNY Smart Track™ campaign, which promotes transparency in college financing.
SUNY Canton Accounting students are volunteering to help qualifying individuals and families file their taxes for free. Several students are offering free tax preparation assistance as part of their Accounting coursework on Mondays and Wednesdays from 10 a.m. to noon and Fridays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
In response to the Canton-Potsdam Hospital Foundation’s “Constructing Healthier Communities” campaign, the Canton College Foundation has established a $25,000 scholarship fund to assist graduate nurses employed at the Hospital. The fund will provide scholarships for the next five years, to Hospital employees who already have their two-year RN degree, and are pursuing a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing.
SUNY Canton recently recognized students who excelled academically during the Fall 2012 semester. “The College’s deans and I are very proud of these students,” said Interim SUNY Canton President Carli C. Schiffner. “They are demonstrating commitment to their education and it is my great pleasure to congratulate them on their success.”
SUNY Canton will continue its popular Living Writers Series next month with New York Times sports columnist and bestselling author William C. Rhoden.
An alumnus who has been featured in the New York Times will be returning to campus as part of SUNY Canton’s annual Sustainability Lecture series.