SUNY Canton is set to hold its 107th Commencement Ceremony at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, May 9, in the Roos House Convocation, Athletic and Recreation Center. The college will be presenting special awards to honorees who have influenced education in the North Country and the state.
SUNY Canton will congratulate more than 1,000 students as they complete their degrees at the college’s 107th Commencement Ceremony. Commencement will begin at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, May 9, in the Roos House Convocation, Athletic and Recreation Center. “We are immensely proud of our graduates’ success,” noted SUNY Canton President Zvi Szafran. “Our traditional students will be joining those who are working either part- or full-time jobs and who are supporting families in addition to completing their college coursework. Many students are the first in their families to attend college. Some are in the military or are veterans of the U.S. armed forces. In every case, we are proud to have been a part of their lives.”
As the presidents of the Associated Colleges of the St. Lawrence Valley, our four institutions may have very different histories, missions and strengths—but we all share a respect for humanity and a dedication to diversity. This goes to the core of each of our campuses’ values.
An author who is generating literary buzz with his recently published book will visit SUNY Canton for the final installment of the spring semester’s Living Writers Series. Daniel Torday will read excerpts from “The Last Flight of Poxl West” at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, April 30, in the Richard W. Miller Campus Center’s Kingston Theater. The event is free and open to the public.
The SUNY Canton President’s office will be holding the annual Roo Run 5K at 4 p.m. Thursday, April 30, at the Edson A. Martin Athletic fields adjacent to the Roos House Convocation, Athletic and Recreation Center. The event is free and open to runners or walkers of all ages.
SUNY Canton OnLine staff member Jerry J. Bartlett has once again proven that he can top the fuel efficiency of some of the most modern vehicles on the market with his home-built diesel coupe. Bartlett, who graduated from the college in 2004, recently competed in the 11th annual Toyota Green Grand Prix at Watkins Glen International racetrack. Bartlett rallied for a second year in his home-built diesel Urba Centurion and picked up an award for the most innovative vehicle.
Prospective SUNY Canton college students and their families will spend a day touring campus, visiting academic departments and speaking with faculty and current students during an open house Saturday, April 25. Registration will begin at 9 a.m., with a meet-and-greet session immediately following. Representatives from financial aid, tutoring, career services, admissions, athletics and student clubs and organizations will be available to speak with attendees.
Students from SUNY Canton’s Canino School of Engineering Technology won third place for their steel bridge entry in the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Upstate Regional Conference. The ASCE Student Chapter, commonly known as the Steel Bridge Team, designed their bridge to be assembled faster than their competitors. Overall, the team won first in speed, third in lightness, fifth in stiffness, third in aesthetics, first in economy and fifth in efficiency.
SUNY Canton will be honoring a well-respected distinguished professor emerita alongside the college’s top-achieving students. The 2015 Honors Convocation celebration has been named in honor of Rosanna M. Moser, the former program director of the Office Technology Program. More than 150 students will be receiving awards for their outstanding academic achievement and civic involvement at the ceremony. Honors Convocation will be held at 4:15 p.m. Wednesday, April 22, in the Roos House Convocation, Athletic and Recreation Center. The event is free and open to the public.
The SUNY Canton College Association recently surprised more than 1,000 college students with a free box of Girl Scout cookies. Young women from Troop 328 in Russell visited Chaney Dining Center to distribute desert to diners with a campus meal plan.