Camp Invention Provides Learning and Fun for Children at SUNY Canton

July 21st, 2014

A summer day camp at SUNY Canton can help area children become inventors. SUNY Canton will be hosting Camp Invention from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. beginning July 28. The weeklong program will be held in the college’s Richard W. Miller Campus Center. Camp Invention, a program of Invent Now, is designed for youth in first through sixth grades. It provides students with the opportunity to cultivate the concepts in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). The “Morphed!” theme this year focuses on objects, minerals and organisms that change or can be changed.

Alumni and Friends Fun Run 5K on July 19

July 15th, 2014

Former SUNY Canton President Joseph L. Kennedy and his family will be hosting an Alumni and Friends Fun Run as part of SUNY Canton’s Alumni Weekend celebration. The 5K will begin at 10 a.m. on Saturday, July 19, at the Roos House Convocation, Athletic and Recreation Center.

Local Business Leader Named as SUNY Canton 2014 Distinguished Alumnus

July 7th, 2014

SUNY Canton has chosen David A. Frary, class of 1970 and 1972, as the recipient of this year’s Distinguished Alumnus Award. A Massena native, Frary received degrees in Banking, Insurance and Real Estate, as well as Mortuary Science. As a licensed funeral director, owner and manager of Phillips Memorial Home, he is an advocate of quality end-of-life care for community members through his volunteer work with the St. Lawrence Valley Hospice and Palliative Care. He also uses his skills as a funeral director to reach out to grieving families and provide comfort at difficult times.

Alumni Weekend Celebrates Graduates and Distinguished Guests

July 7th, 2014

SUNY Canton’s Alumni Weekend will feature two dedication ceremonies and seven new Hall of Fame inductees July 18 to 20. The Center for Renewable Energy and Sustainable Technologies Building will be renamed in honor of one of the college’s most generous patrons at 10:30 a.m. Friday, July 18. John L. Halford Sr., a 1949 graduate, has made a series of donations to the college. He most recently contributed funding for an equipment endowment in the Air Conditioning Engineering Technology program. Halford is a member of the New York State Senate Veteran’s Hall of Fame who served in the U.S. Marine Corps during World War II.

Congratulations to Students Who Received Academic Honors in Spring 2014

June 26th, 2014

Students are being recognized for their outstanding achievement at SUNY Canton during the spring 2014 semester. “The college’s Provost, deans, faculty members and I take great pride in your fantastic work ethic,” said SUNY Canton Acting President Joseph C. Hoffman. “We are certain that your enthusiasm for learning will serve you well in your future professional careers.” To receive President’s List honors, full-time students must earn a semester grade point average of 3.75 or higher on a 4.0 scale. For Dean’s List, full-time students must earn at least a 3.25 GPA on a 4.0 scale. Part-Time honors are awarded to students who earned at least a 3.25 GPA in 6 to 11 credits of course work.

SUNY Canton Wins Advertising and Writing Awards

June 20th, 2014

The SUNY Canton Roo Express Shuttle Bus design earned the college’s Public Relations office a top award for outdoor advertising and a media specialist won two awards for excellence in writing. Publications Coordinator Matthew J. Mulkin received the best of category award for Outdoor Advertising from the SUNY Council for University Advancement Divisions (SUNYCUAD). Mulkin transformed a white 15-passenger bus into a mobile billboard. The college received his award, and two additional awards, at the annual SUNYCUAD conference held recently in Lake Placid.

SUNY Canton Patron Helps Air Conditioning Engineering Technology Students

June 19th, 2014

One of SUNY Canton’s most dedicated supporters has made a donation to assist students working toward careers in his major. Gouverneur’s John L. Halford Sr. recently established an endowment to purchase modern equipment in SUNY Canton’s Air Conditioning Engineering Technology program. Halford is a 1949 graduate who launched his own successful career based on his education.

SUNY Canton Recognizes the Area’s Newest Police Officers

June 12th, 2014

Some of the newest officers in the North Country started their careers through the David Sullivan-St. Lawrence County Law Enforcement Academy at SUNY Canton. Approximately 26 cadets recently completed the rigorous training necessary to graduate, according to Academy Director Albert R. Duquette.

SUNY Canton Moves Ahead With Start-Up NY Plan

June 9th, 2014

SUNY Canton received approval to begin reviewing applications from businesses interested in partnering with the College in the Start-Up NY initiative. Start-Up NY was developed by Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo to transform SUNY campuses and other university communities across the state into tax-free communities for new and expanding businesses. Eligible businesses that partner with SUNY Canton will be able to operate state tax-free for 10 years, including property, income, sales and corporate tax.

Diagnostic Training for Mechanics Offered at SUNY Canton

June 9th, 2014

SUNY Canton’s Career Ready Education and Success Training (CREST) Center for Workforce Development and the SUNY Canton Automotive Department will be offering a course on Snap-On’s VERUS PRO automotive diagnostic equipment.