SUNY Canton is inviting community members to submit nominations for the 2014 College Council Distinguished Citizen Award. The College has given this prestigious award every year since 1976 in recognition of exceptional and distinguished service to SUNY Canton, to the community, to the state, or to the nation.
The family of National Baseball Hall of Famer Roberto Clemente visited SUNY Canton Wednesday. Clemente’s widow, Vera, and their son, Roberto Clemente Jr., made the trip to the U.S. from Puerto Rico to visit Roberto Jr.’s son, Roberto Clemente III, who is a freshmen at SUNY Canton and will play baseball for the College next semester.
SUNY Canton will host a professional conference for student leaders from Clarkson, St. Lawrence University, SUNY Canton and SUNY Potsdam Nov. 9. Now in its third year, the Associated Colleges Student Leadership Conference, known as #4Co, brings students from a variety of campus organizations together to learn leadership and communication skills.
The storied bravery and valor of North Country World War II veterans will be retold at SUNY Canton in honor of Veterans Day. The College will be holding a Veterans’ Living History Ceremony at 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 8, in the Richard W. Miller Campus Center’s Kingston Theater. It will be highlighting the recorded accounts of soldiers who served in all branches of the military in many notable battles. The Ceremony is free and open to the public and there will be a reception following the presentation.
The SUNY Canton Veterans Association will sponsor a fundraising hike to benefit the College’s Food Bank and the Wounded Warrior Project. Registration will begin at 9 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 9, at Dana Hall and a 5K hike will commence at 10 a.m. on the cross-country trail. The entry fee is $20 per person; teams of four or more people are $15 per person. Registration fee proceeds will benefit the Wounded Warrior Project. Participants can also choose to hike with a backpack full of nonperishable food items up to 20 pounds to donate to the SUNY Canton Food Bank.
Students in SUNY Canton’s Veterinary Science Technology programs are recognizing Veterinary Technician Week from Oct. 13 to 19. The weeklong celebration, sponsored by the National Association of Veterinary Technicians in America and other organizations, seeks to elevate public awareness of the importance of veterinary nursing staff. Students who graduate from SUNY Canton’s two- or four-year Veterinary Science Technology are typically employed as animal nurses and work in the treatment area of a veterinary hospital. The week of recognition celebrates the tireless work they perform as advocates for animals and caretakers for hospitalized pets.