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SUNY Canton Wins Red Cross Award for Pints and Participation

Friday, November 20th, 2009
MORE BLOOD DONATIONS – Pictured are (l to r) SUNY Canton students Kayla DiGiacomo, Caitlyn Hill, Jenifer Coon, Danielle Soule, Julie Feuerherm, Anne Conant, and Ryan Strate holding the American Red Cross Trophy for the highest percentage growth among four-year SUNY colleges.

MORE BLOOD DONATIONS – Pictured are (l to r) SUNY Canton students Kayla DiGiacomo, Caitlyn Hill, Jenifer Coon, Danielle Soule, Julie Feuerherm, Anne Conant, and Ryan Strate holding the American Red Cross Trophy for the highest percentage growth among four-year SUNY colleges.

Several SUNY Canton student organizations were awarded by the American Red Cross for the highest percentage of growth in volunteer blood donations among four-year colleges in the SUNY System.

The College collected 253 units of blood during four blood drives held over the 2008-2009 academic year, which is over a 100 percent increase from the previous year. Students from Kappa Xi Omega sorority, and the Criminal Justice Association helped orchestrate the on-campus blood drives.

“The students did a fantastic job organizing, raising awareness and recruiting donors for SUNY Canton’s 3-day blood drive,” said Criminal Justice Club advisor and Associate Professor William J. Fassinger. “Their efforts helped provide much-needed lifesaving donations during local and national shortages.”

Collections at all State University of New York four-year colleges were up 19 percent in 2008-09, with a total of 14,898 units collected. In addition to SUNY Canton, four other SUNY schools were awarded for the highest gains. Red Cross representatives presented SUNY Canton President Joseph L. Kennedy and student representatives with a trophy honoring the achievement.

SUNY Canton offers a wide variety of career-driven bachelor’s, associate, and certificate programs. 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 100 courses online each semester. The College’s athletic teams belong to the NAIA’s Sunrise Conference, enabling students to compete in their respective sports for four years. Construction is now underway for the College’s new Convocation, Athletic, and Recreation Center.

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SUNY Canton Fourth in College Blood Drives

Monday, December 17th, 2007

The SUNY Canton Criminal Justice club was awarded for saving lives by the pint.

The college’s club, populated by numerous Criminal Justice and Criminal Investigation students, recently received accolades from SUNY and the American Red Cross for coming in fourth for collections.

The SUNY Canton Criminal Justice club was recently awarded by SUNY and the American Red Cross for record blood collections. Pictured are (l to r) back row, Amanda Wynne of Canton, Ryan Strate of Canton, Craig Lane of Hilton, Andrew Cooper of Syracuse, Sindy Afriat of Chase Mills, front row, Criminal Justice Club President Christopher Hill, Vice President of Student Affairs Daniel Sweeney, April All of Sharon Springs, Elizabeth Ayers of Brooktondale.

“It’s quite an achievement to come in fourth among all 64 of the SUNY colleges and universities,” said SUNY Canton Vice President of Student Affairs Daniel Sweeney. “I am extremely proud of your involvement and dedication to the blood drives. Hopefully you have all created a lifelong tradition of donating blood.”

Sweeney presented the club members with a plaque denoting their achievement at a recent club meeting.

The Criminal Justice club has worked with the Syracuse Chapter of the American Red Cross to hold blood Drives for five years. During that time, the SUNY Canton community has donated 510 pints of blood which is approximately 108 percent of the club’s collection goals.

 

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