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SUNY Canton Welcomes Back Graduates for Alumni Weekend

Wednesday, July 3rd, 2013

Hundreds of SUNY Canton graduates will return to campus July 19 to 21 for the College’s Alumni Weekend.

Registration will begin at 9 a.m. Friday, July 19, in the Richard W. Miller Campus Center. The weekend’s activities will include a half-century luncheon honoring the class of 1963, campus tours and special reunions for Nursing and Automotive Technology graduates. Milestone celebrations will be held for Alpha Chi Omicron sorority’s 90th anniversary and Kappa Xi Omega sorority’s 10th anniversary.

Alumni Weekend Photo

“Alumni Weekend offers a special opportunity for former students to catch up with old friends, hear what’s happening on campus and have a lot of fun,” said Peggy S. Levato, director of alumni affairs.

A Hall of Fame induction ceremony, which will add 25 new members to the Century Club, will take place at 5 p.m. Friday in the Convocation, Athletic and Recreation Center, nicknamed Roos House. Members of the Hall of Fame include alumni, founders, athletes, community members, and retired faculty and staff members.

“The Hall of Fame honors those who have made lasting contributions to SUNY Canton,” Levato said. “We are grateful for the energy the inductees have invested into making the College a better place for our students.”

The weekend will cap off with a barbeque and reception on the Campus plaza Saturday evening.

For a complete schedule of events, visit http://www.canton.edu/alumni/reunion_reservation.html or contact the SUNY Canton Alumni Office at (800) 811-6727
or alumni@canton.edu.

About SUNY Canton

SUNY Canton offers a variety of career-driven bachelor’s degrees in addition to its associate and certificate programs. In the past year, the College added two new bachelor’s degrees and expanded its facilities with a new athletic center, nicknamed Roos House, and the Grasse River Suites Residence Hall. The College’s faculty members are noted for their professional real-world experience in addition to their academic credentials. SUNY Canton OnLine offers flexible and convenient online courses and programs. The College’s 14 athletic teams compete as provisional members of the NCAA Division III as well as the USCAA.

 

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SUNY Canton Names 2013 Distinguished Alumnus

Wednesday, July 3rd, 2013
Pictured are (l to r) Karrie A. Mooney, a second-year Nursing student from Ogdensburg, Robert M. Thompson, SUNY Canton¹s 2013 Distinguished Alumnus Award recipient, and Ruth T. McWilliams, Thompson-Weatherup Foundation President. Mooney is a recipient of the family foundation¹s scholarship.

Pictured are (l to r) Karrie A. Mooney, a second-year Nursing
student from Ogdensburg, Robert M. Thompson, SUNY Canton’s 2013
Distinguished Alumnus Award recipient, and Ruth T. McWilliams,
Thompson-Weatherup Foundation President. Mooney is a recipient of the
family foundation’s scholarship.

SUNY Canton will present the 2013 Distinguished Alumnus Award to a graduate who has made a lifetime of contributions to the North Country and the field of agriculture.

Robert M. Thompson Jr., class of 1942, will be given the award during the College’s Hall of Fame induction ceremony July 19.

“Mr. Thompson is an inspiration to our students and the entire SUNY Canton community,” said Peggy S. Levato, SUNY Canton’s director of alumni affairs. “He is a wonderful example of what can be achieved through hard work and perseverance.”

After graduating with a degree in Agriculture and taking over his family’s dairy farm in Flackville, he and his wife, Esther (Weatherup), purchased a farm in Lisbon in 1954. Thompson traveled the country to develop a prize-winning herd of Holstein cattle. He also was active in St. Lawrence County and New York state Holstein associations.

“His professional skills throughout his many years as a dairyman set a standard of excellence realized by only an elite few in Northern New York throughout the 1970s and 1980s,” said Douglas H. Ort, vice chair of the Lewis County Community Service Board. “He demonstrated excellence, not only with his own family farm, but in investing his knowledge for the benefit of neighbor family farms and for the dairy industry as a whole in New York State.”

In addition to being a successful dairy farmer, he has given generously to the community through his participation in 4H, the Cornell Cooperative Extension and other agricultural organizations.

As an advocate for a quality education, Thompson served on the Lisbon School Board and was appointed to the SUNY Canton College Council in 1954. He was also a member of the first St. Lawrence County Board of Legislators and was recognized as a leader during his tenure.

Thompson’s family has strong ties to the College. His wife is a 1943 SUNY Canton alumna, and their children established the Thompson-Weatherup Family foundation in their parents’ honor, which, among other charitable endeavors, supports a SUNY Canton nursing scholarship. Thompson’s father, Robert Sr., graduated in 1910 as part of the second class of the Agricultural and Technical Institute at Canton, now known as SUNY Canton.

About SUNY Canton:

SUNY Canton offers a variety of career-driven bachelor’s degrees in addition to its associate and certificate programs. In the past year, the College added two new bachelor’s degrees and expanded its facilities with a new athletic center, nicknamed Roos House, and the Grasse River Suites Residence Hall. The College’s faculty members are noted for their professional real-world experience in addition to their academic credentials. SUNY Canton OnLine offers flexible and convenient online courses and programs. The College’s 14 athletic teams compete as provisional members of the NCAA Division III as well as the USCAA.

Media inquiries should be directed to Gregory Kie, Media Relations Manager, or call 315/386-7527.

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SUNY Canton Announces Inaugural Hall of Fame

Friday, June 10th, 2011

SUNY CantonSUNY Canton’s upcoming Alumni Weekend celebration will include the induction of the first 25 members to the College’s newly created Hall of Fame.

The college-wide Hall of Fame, designed to honor people who have made significant contributions to the College, will conduct its first induction ceremony at a special dinner on Friday, June 10 in Chaney Dining Center. The Alumni Weekend will also include alumni games in SUNY Canton’s new Roos House athletic center on Saturday, June 11.

Those eligible for induction into the Hall of Fame include, but are not limited to, alumni, founders, community members, and retired faculty and staff members. The first class also includes past presidents, athletes and coaches.

“Our inductees have made SUNY Canton a priority in their lives,” said Dr. Joseph L. Kennedy, SUNY Canton president. “We honor them for their involvement with our community, their personal successes, and the impact they’ve made on SUNY Canton. These are the people our students will look up to, appreciate and aspire to be.”

The class is just the first installment of the Hall of Fame’s Century Club, which will include the College’s first 100 inductees. The College will induct three more groups of 25 in the next 18 months.

“So many people have impacted our College in significant ways, but we could not induct them all at once,” Kennedy noted. “We wanted to make sure we took the time to honor each individual in the way they deserve to be honored and recognized. In the coming year and a half, we will induct the other members of the Century Club and from there, continue with annual inductions.”

The inaugural Hall of Fame inductees include:

  • Leon E. Bagley, class of 1948, graduated with an engineering technology degree and worked at GE for 35 years. He was a World War II veteran and enrolled at Canton ATI under the GI Bill. He was passionate about education and the North Country. The Bagleys have had three generations attend the College: his son Timothy graduated in 1985 and his grandson Alexander graduated in 2005. Bagley was instrumental in creating his sister-in-law Alice Bagley’s scholarship in 1997. At the time, it was the largest scholarship in the history of the College. He and his wife established the Leon and Rachael Bagley Endowed Scholarship in 2002. General Electric matched the funds in excess of $220,000 with an additional $150,000 given at the time of his death;
  • William Brown, class of 1961, who was one of the finest basketball players in the history of the College and went on to become one of the original members of the Harlem Globetrotters. Following his career at Canton ATC, he played Division I basketball at Texas Western and has enjoyed an extremely successful business career. He currently works as a director at UBS Financial Services in Weehawken, N.J. Brown’s Northmen had a record of 34-5 in his two years in Canton;
  • Barbara A. Burnham, class of 1946, who is a long time generous donor and has supported scholarships for students at SUNY Canton. She was a teacher for many years and also enjoyed a successful real estate career. She made the College a priority in her philanthropic efforts, establishing an endowed scholarship in her name. She gave a large gift during the troubled economic times because of her commitment to making higher education possible for SUNY Canton students. She has been an active member of the Alumni Association since graduation and published a poem about the College titled, ‘Dear Aggie;’
  • Alden C. Chadwick, who devoted 28 years of service to the College Association as a member of the Board of Directors. He served as the assistant dean of students and was the College’s first director of financial aid. One of his most prominent roles was serving as director of athletics, where he helped expand women’s sport offerings. A scholarship was established in his name in 1993 that honors a senior student who has demonstrated academic success while participating in an intercollegiate athletic program. He was also a Ithaca College Athletic Hall of Fame inductee (1988) and high school and college basketball referee;
  • Elaine Claxton Pidgeon, class of 1939, who ultimately became director of home economics and food services in the North Syracuse Central School District and served as president of the New York State School Food Service Association. She donated one of the largest gifts to the College to help support outstanding students pursue their scholarly goals. During her years at Canton, Pidgeon was one of the winners of Payson Lecture, a highly competitive speech competition dating back to that time period. After leaving Canton, she became very well known for her extraordinary philanthropic efforts throughout central and northern New York;
  • Stanley W. Cohen, who worked at the College for 39 years and eventually became SUNY Canton’s Athletic Director and served in that capacity until 1972. He began his Canton career as basketball coach and as an accounting instructor. He led some of the most successful basketball teams in the history of the College and coached fellow Hall of Famers William Brown and Robert C. Rogers. During his tenure, he expanded the sport offerings by adding hockey, wrestling, cross country, and baseball. Under his leadership, the Canton Aggies became the Northmen. He was an integral part of the athletic department over a span of five decades until his departure in 1996;
  • Evan M. Dana, class of 1931, who contributed 40 years of service to SUNY Canton. He was a faculty member and chairman of the Division of Agriculture, coach of several athletic teams and was instrumental in the early history of the Alumni Association, serving as president from 1935 to 1939. He was named the College’s Distinguished Citizen in 1977 and the College’s former athletic facility, Dana Hall, was named in honor of his many contributions;
  • John L. Halford, Sr., class of 1949 and World War II veteran, who is one of SUNY Canton’s biggest supporters. He established two scholarships and his gifts have led to several naming opportunities around campus, including the Halford Lobby in the Faculty Office Building and the John L. Halford Alumni Suite in the College’s new Roos House athletic center. In 1999, he became the College’s first member of the Legacy Society by establishing a $50,000 charitable remainder trust and in 2010 he received the College’s Distinguished Alumnus Award. He serves on the SUNY Canton Foundation Board of Directors;
  • Herman W. Kalberer, who was a professor in chemistry for 37 years and played a critical role in establishing the Honors Convocation Luncheon. He was a favorite among students because he challenged them in the classroom so they could be successful in their careers. The chemistry labs in Cook Hall are dedicated to him and his many efforts, including his generous gifts to the College that have assisted non-traditional students complete their studies. He was named Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Chemistry in 2003;
  • Harry E. King, class of 1940, who worked at the College for 37 years and started the heating, ventilation and air conditioning program in 1946. One of the most profound ways King influenced SUNY Canton was teaching, developing a wonderfully crafted air conditioning program that prepared students for successful careers in the field. He was the recipient of several awards and is a former Alumni Association president.  In 2008, more than 200 alumni, family and friends of King came together early in the year and raised $150,000 to name the new air conditioning laboratory after him to honor the impact he had on their lives;
  • Terry L. Martin, who served as the College’s head men’s ice hockey coach from 1974-1999, compiling a record of 527-211-29, including a 102-11-8 mark in his final four seasons. His team won 12 national championship titles throughout his career. Martin also served as men’s athletic director, women’s soccer coach, men’s lacrosse coach and taught in the physical education department. He was the 2009 recipient of the American Hockey Coaches Association’s prestigious John “Snooks” Kelley Founders Award, recognizing the effect Martin had on the collegiate sport;
  • Virginia M. McAllister, who was the first director of the College’s nursing program. She spent 42 years in the nursing profession, including her last 14 years with the College. Today, the nursing program is one of the most popular and successful programs at SUNY Canton. The Virginia McAllister Award for Excellence in Nursing was established in 1979;
  • Richard W. Miller, who dedicated 65 years to SUNY Canton and was a distinguished professor of electrical engineering technology for 37 years. In 1976, he received the Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching. The prior year, he was named an Outstanding Educator in America. In 1982, he received the SUNY Canton College Council’s Distinguished Faculty Award. Miller is an esteemed advisor to the Alpha chapter of the Theta Gamma Fraternity, a post he has held since 1948. He remains an active member of the SUNY Canton Foundation Board of Directors and the Alumni Association Board of Directors. The Richard W. Miller Campus Center is named in honor of his generous gifts to the College;
  • Peter Nevaldine, who introduced the industrial chemistry and technical electricity programs to the College in 1937. In 1946, he developed and introduced the mechanical, air conditioning, and production supervision curricula. His guidance direction ushered in the automotive technology, construction and civil technology, engineering science, and industrial technology programs. Under Nevaldine’s leadership, the engineering technology division became the first publicly supported school among AAS-granting institutions to receive accreditation from the Engineering Council for Professional Development. In 1988, the SUNY Board of Trustees resolved that the College’s engineering technology building be renamed Peter Nevaldine Hall on the 15th anniversary of his retirement. His students are among the most successful to graduate from the College;
  • Ronald J. O’Brien, who was the first hockey coach at the College. His efforts and determination were critical in the success of the program, as O’Brien captured the College’s first two national junior college championships. He also won seven regional titles and compiled an impressive record of 133-27 in his tenure;
  • Jean M. Parker, who began her 15-year career at SUNY Canton as associate dean of students and dean of women. She became the College’s first female vice president when she took the role of vice president of student affairs and dean of students on July 1, 1976. She nurtured the development of the student affairs division during the College’s rapidly growing student enrollment period of the late 1970s and early 1980s. Parker established an endowment that provides students the opportunity to further their leadership potential;
  • Robert C. Rogers, class of 1960, who was a member of one of the most successful basketball teams in the College’s history both years he attended the College. He enjoyed a successful career for 41 years in the elevator industry and recently made a gift to the College honoring Coach Stanley Cohen that will provide SUNY Canton students with scholarships to help them achieve their educational goals. Rogers’ Northmen had a record of 34-6 in his two years at Canton. He went on to play Division I basketball at New Mexico State;
  • Emma D. Rose, who is considered by many as the biggest supporter of SUNY Canton Athletics in the history of the College. She was a favorite among coaches, players and other fans, traveling the world with the hockey team and housing a number of players until the late 1980s. She committed herself to the athletic programs for multiple generations. Her commitment to the hockey program earned her the right to drop the first puck at the junior college national tournament when it was held in Canton. Rose worked in a number of capacities at the College while supporting the Northmen; she worked as a stenographer in the Division of Arts and Sciences from 1966 until her retirement in 1979. She continued working at the College on a temporary basis until 1986, working in several departments on the campus, including the President’s office;
  • Louis H. Saban, who helped launch the SUNY Canton football program in 1995 and coached the team for six years, the longest stint of his career. Saban spent 16 seasons coaching professional football with the New England Patriots, Buffalo Bills, and the Denver Broncos. He compiled a 34-16 record during his career at SUNY Canton, including a 7-0 high mark during his first season at the helm of the program. The College’s football field was proudly named in his honor in the late 90′s. He also spent time as president of the New York Yankees working closely with famed owner George Steinbrenner;
  • Lottie E. Southworth, who joined the College’s staff after teaching at local public schools and served as an assistant to an instructor in domestic arts. She helped shape the College as one of the most influential early instructors. She worked primarily with the women and provided them with the experience needed to be successful in domestic professions. Southworth  supervised the Practice House, located near campus, where students learned to cook, clean and entertain and host guests. She was a favorite among her students and commanded the respect of everyone on campus. Each year, she hosted a tea for everyone at the College at her home in the village. After retiring in 1945, the Southworth Library was named in her honor;
  • Wesley L. Stitt, who has assisted countless North Country high school students in taking the next steps in their education. He chaired the College Council from 1996-2008 and has served in a variety of roles at SUNY Canton since 1964. He was the superintendent of the Ogdensburg City School District until his retirement in 1990. Stitt was the recipient of the President’s Meritorious Service Award in 2010 and was the College’s Distinguished Citizen in 2008. He was at the helm of the College Council during a period where SUNY Canton experienced dramatic growth both in enrollment numbers and four-year degree programs. Stitt was instrumental in securing funds for the Newell Veterinary Technology Center, the Richard W. Miller Campus Center, and the College’s new Roos House athletic center.  He is a consistent proponent of SUNY Canton’s award-winning Steel Bridge Team and the University Police Department;
  • Margaret P. Vining, who worked at the college for 28 years and retired in 1996 as associate dean of the school of health and medical technology. She began work at SUNY Canton in 1968 as an instructional support associate in the nursing lab and later was named director of the nursing program. Under her leadership, the nursing program thrived and the College was able to establish the bachelor’s degree in health services management. A favorite among students, she was one of only 407 nurses statewide to receive the Nurse of Distinction designation in 1991, which is based upon significant contributions to the field of nursing;
  • Erich L. vonSchiller, who served the College for 32 years as an instructor and a coach for four sports teams and is professor emeritus of physical education. He came to the campus as a physical education instructor in 1967 and started the College’s soccer team, which became one of the top programs in the nation after only two years. He was the assistant basketball coach until 1973 when he took over the program. He also coached baseball and lacrosse for one year. VonSchiller’s teams were highly successful, competing in regional and national tournaments, while several of his players were named All-Americans. He retired with more than 1,000 total wins across his collegiate coaching career; and
  • John H. Wells, class of 1951, who established the College’s one-year heating and plumbing service program after owning his own heating and plumbing business for 17 years. He taught at the College for 23 years until his retirement in 1991. His wife Shirley established an endowment scholarship in his honor to recognize his wonderful teaching contributions; his students are among the College’s most successful alumni.
  • Earl W. and Joyce A. MacArthur, who have positively influenced the college for more than 35 years. The SUNY Canton Foundation was created through their vision and foresight. It continues to thrive with their continuing input and guidance. MacArthur served as the College’s President from 1972 to 1993 and ensured a brighter future for SUNY Canton despite the difficult challenges it faced. The College honored him for his leadership in 2005 by naming him the recipient of the annual Distinguished Citizen award;

For those interested in registering, attending the induction ceremony, or for a schedule of alumni weekend events, visit http://www.canton.edu/alumni/reunion_reservation.html. For questions, contact the SUNY Canton Alumni Office at 1-800-811-6727 or by email at alumni@canton.edu.

 

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SUNY Canton Invites Alumni to Compete in New Roos House

Thursday, June 2nd, 2011

SUNY Canton’s annual alumni weekend will be highlighted by games in the brand-new Roos House Athletic Center and an inaugural College-wide Hall of Fame induction.

Alumni weekend will begin at 9 a.m. Friday, June 10, with events lasting through Sunday, June 12, at venues around campus and the Canton community.

The College’s Alumni Office made special invitation to former student-athletes, coaches and fans to help celebrate the completion of the $42-million athletic facility.

Hockey

“The idea for this year’s alumni weekend is based on the incredibly successful hockey reunion we held in 2006,” said SUNY Canton President Joseph L. Kennedy. “We’ve extended an invitation to former athletes and coaches from all sports, but we hope that all alumni come take part in this important moment in the College’s history.”

At the previous hockey reunion, nearly 200 players returned to their alma mater. Select guests were chosen to ceremonially break the ice for the new building, which included plans to bring a rink to the college’s campus for the first time.

“With the opening of the Roos House, SUNY Canton will enjoy ‘home ice’ for the first time ever,” noted Terry Martin, who served as the College’s head men’s ice hockey coach for 25 years and compiled a record of 527-211-29 that also included 12 national championship titles. Martin also served as men’s athletic director, women’s soccer coach, men’s lacrosse coach and taught in the physical education department at various points while at SUNY Canton.

“I’ve been to athletic centers across the country and this is among the best that I’ve seen,” he said.

The College’s inaugural Hall of Fame induction will also take place during the weekend. The dinner will celebrate 25 alumni, retired faculty, staff, and college founders who have made significant contributions to the history of SUNY Canton and the surrounding community.

Alumni Weekend

“Our alumni and friends have accomplished so much throughout their lifetime and we are proud to honor them in this way,” said Julie Parkman, associate director of development. “The Hall of Fame and its members tell SUNY Canton’s story through their examples of dedication and service.”

Over the next two years, the College will celebrate 100 inductees who will be known as the Hall of Fame Century Club. Annual inductions will take place once the Century Club is in place.

For a schedule of alumni weekend events or to register, visit http://www.canton.edu/alumni/reunion_reservation.html. For questions, contact the SUNY Canton Alumni Office at 1-800-811-6727 or by email at alumni@canton.edu.

 

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Woodcocks to be Honored During Alumni Weekend

Friday, June 13th, 2008

WoodcocksA pivotal group of rooms in one of SUNY Canton’s newest buildings will be named in honor of a dedicated class of 1959 graduate and a 2006 honorary alumna.

The rooms, formerly known as the Multipurpose Rooms in the Richard W. Miller Campus Center will be renamed The Woodcock Conference Suite in recognition of the continuing service of Ronald L. and Blanche K. Woodcock who have residences in Morristown, Baldwinsville, and Estero, Fla. A dedication ceremony is scheduled for 4:30 p.m. Friday, June 13, in the Miller Campus Center during the college’s Alumni Weekend celebration.

“Ron and Blanche have served the college in countless ways,” said SUNY Canton Vice President for Advancement David M. Gerlach. “In 2004, they accepted leadership roles as the Centennial Campaign Co-Chairs and led the SUNY Canton College Foundation through another successful campaign. Their outstanding generosity, visionary leadership, and devotion to SUNY Canton are inspirational for our future students, alumni, and friends.”

The Woodcocks have helped lead the Centennial Campaign to a total exceeding its $10 million dollars by 2010 goal. Ron and Blanche are also avid volunteers, who gladly help out with much of the advancement of the college. Most recently, they assisted with the renovations at the SUNY Canton Alumni House.

“We certainly couldn’t ask for two more model alumni,” said Director of Alumni and Development Peggy S. Levato. “Ron and Blanche step forward to help with just about any project even before we ask for their assistance.”

Ron is a longstanding member of the College Foundation. In 1990, the Woodcocks established the Woodcock Family Scholarship Endowment. That same year, Ron was honored as the recipient of the New York State Alumni Confederation Distinguished Alumni Service Award. He has also been recognized by SUNY Canton as the 1989 Distinguished Alumnus Award recipient.

Blanche received SUNY Canton’s prestigious Honorary Alumna Award for her service to the college. She was involved in the college’s first ever campaign and played an integral role in involving alumni and businesses in development and fundraising on behalf of the college.

The Woodcocks will be joining Professor Emeritus Harry E. King as an honoree of the college during Alumni Weekend. King’s name will be added to the college’s Air Conditioning Engineering Technology Laboratory on Saturday, June 14. It will among the college’s three namesake events so far this year.

This year’s alumni weekend will be highlighted by very special celebrations for the classes of 1958 and 1983, as well as for Nursing, Heating Ventilation and Air Conditioning, Electrical Engineering Technology, and Automotive Technology Graduates. “We are expecting the highest number of attendees in twelve years,” Gerlach said.

SUNY Canton offers a wide variety of career-driven bachelor’s, associate, and certificate programs, as well as three master’s degrees in conjunction with SUNYIT, Utica. Most of SUNY Canton’s new four-year programs are designed so students can take them on-campus, online, or both. SUNY Canton OnLine features more than 65 courses online each semester. The college’s athletic teams have joined the NAIA’s Sunrise Conference, enabling students to compete in their respective sports for four years.

Media inquiries should be directed to Gregory Kie, Media Relations Coordinator, or call 315/386-7528.

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Harry E. King Dedication Planned for SUNY Canton’s Alumni Weekend

Monday, June 9th, 2008

Harry KingThe SUNY Canton Air Conditioning Engineering Technology Laboratory will be renamed to honor the program’s founder and 1940 graduate, Harry E. King of Canton.

The naming ceremony will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, June 14, in Nevaldine Technology Center South Room 101 during a reunion for graduates from the Air Conditioning Engineering Technology program.

Over 160 donors came forward to contribute the $100,000 necessary to name the room in honor of King. President Joseph L. Kennedy suggested that the naming was a gift bestowed by King’s students, family, friends, and the SUNY Canton community.

“We’ve received tremendous support for the campaign to honor Harry,” Kennedy said. “It is extremely appropriate for the college to name the lab after the program’s founder and fitting that we forever attach his name to the program. It is a grand recognition of his dedication and devotion to teaching.”

King created the Air Conditioning Engineering Technology program in 1946 in the corner of an old barn with only a few tools and helped orchestrate its tremendous growth until his retirement in 1983. King’s foresight has produced countless successful graduates. Nearly 100 percent of Air Conditioning Engineering Technology alumni secure successful careers immediately following graduation.

King has been decorated with Distinguished Faculty and Distinguished Alumni awards and is a former Alumni Association president. Both a SUNY Canton Foundation scholarship and an American Society of Heating Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Engineers scholarship have been named in his honor.

All of the donors will be recognized on a plaque permanently mounted in the Harry E. King Air Conditioning Engineering Technology Laboratory. “The sheer volume of contributors further demonstrates how much Harry has positively influenced his former students and friends,” said David M. Gerlach, Vice President for Advancement. “The campaign to honor Harry has been so successful because of his wonderful dedication to the college and its students.”

King humbly said that he was honored to have his name associated with the program. “I certainly want to thank everyone who made this possible,” he said.

King lives on Pleasant Street with his wife, Wilda. They have three daughters, JoAnne Danehy, Barbara King, and Martha MacArthur (a graduate of the class of 1974 and 1978).

The naming ceremony is just one of the many events slated for SUNY Canton’s annual Alumni Weekend Celebration, which begins on Friday, June 13. This year’s celebration has special reunions for Automotive Technology, Electrical Engineering Technology, Nursing, in addition to Air Conditioning Engineering Technology graduates.

SUNY Canton offers a wide variety of career-driven bachelor’s, associate, and certificate programs, as well as three master’s degrees in conjunction with SUNYIT, Utica. Most of SUNY Canton’s new four-year programs are designed so students can take them on-campus, online, or both. SUNY Canton OnLine features more than 65 courses online each semester. The college’s athletic teams have joined the NAIA’s Sunrise Conference, enabling students to compete in their respective sports for four years.

Media inquiries should be directed to Gregory Kie, Media Relations Coordinator, or call 315/386-7528.


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SUNY Canton Alumni Weekend, June 8-10

Tuesday, June 5th, 2007

SUNY Canton’s annual Alumni Weekend festivities will be held Friday, June 8, through Sunday, June 10.

Some of the highlights at this year’s reunion include:

  • The second annual Clam Bake and Chicken Barbeque honoring the class of 1982 from 6 to 10 p.m. Friday, June 8, in the Roselle Academic Plaza, just outside of the Richard W. Miller Campus Center. Music will be provided by Fred and the Eds, a favorite band at the college.
  • The alumni golf outing will be starting at 10 a.m. on Saturday, June 9, at Potsdam Country Club.
  • A “Murder Mystery Dinner” from 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday, June 9, in Chaney Dining Center presented by Finger Lakes, Ltd., theatrical troupe. This event is open to the public. Tickets are $35 through the SUNY Canton Foundation and the evening includes admission to the President’s reception.
  • The SUNY Canton Ropes course will be open for alumni to zip across the Grasse River during “SUNY Canton Fear Factor” from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday near the footbridges.
  • From 6 to 10 p.m. on Saturday, June 9, on the Roselle Academic Plaza, multiple generations of Delta Kappa Sigma (DKS) fraternity members will be holding a 30th anniversary reunion barbeque. All current and alumni DKS members and their families are invited.

For a complete listing of the weekend’s events visitvwww.canton.edu/alumni/reunion.html, or for more information, contact 315-386-7127, or email alumni@canton.edu.

 

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