The Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE) recently reaffirmed SUNY Canton’s Physical Therapist Assistant (PTA) program’s accreditation. The process included submission of a self-study report and an external review in which CAPTE representatives met with faculty, administrators, clinicians and students. The reaccreditation was granted for a period of 10 years.
A SUNY Canton graduate was commissioned as a second lieutenant in the U.S. Army during a Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC) ceremony in Potsdam Dec. 18. Second Lt. Thomas C. Hamberger, from San Antonio, recently graduated with his bachelor’s degree in Criminal Investigation. He will attend the military intelligence officer basic course at Fort Huachuca, Ariz.
Two SUNY Canton student clubs are spending the holiday season raising money and collecting donations for kids being cared for at local hospitals, as well as homeless animals at area shelters. The president of SUNY Canton’s Powersports Performance and Repair student club has a personal interest in giving hospitalized children a special gift during the holiday season. Student members of the SUNY Canton Veterinary Technician Association collected donations and supplies for the Potsdam Humane Society and the North Country Animal Shelter.
The Small Business Development Center (SBDC) at SUNY Canton hosted its first Matchmaker event in October to connect local small businesses with large purchasers in Northern New York, such as hospitals and colleges. According to organizer and SBDC Business Advisor Brooke Rouse, each of the purchasing agencies that attended the event plan to work with at least one local business.
SUNY Canton is airing two new commercials emphasizing real-world educational opportunities. Both of the commercials are designed to show a glimpse of the overall experience of participating in SUNY Canton’s signature majors. One was developed to demonstrate the hands-on technology available within engineering technology programs.
A university research company, SR Education Group, has recognized SUNY Canton’s four-year Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree as one of the most economical online programs in the nation. The results for 2014 were released on the company’s website, www.onlineu.org. To be considered for inclusion, colleges are required to offer programs that are entirely online.