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SUNY Canton Online Learning Systems Manager Receives President’s Meritorious Service Award

Friday, May 31st, 2013

SUNY Canton Interim President Carli C. Schiffner recently presented the College’s highest honor to a staff member who has played a large role in the expansion and success of the school’s online learning program.

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Jerry J. Bartlett, online learning systems manager, received the 2013 President’s Meritorious Service Award at the College’s Recognition Day May 24.

“Jerry has become part of the fabric of our college,” Schiffner said. “His sense of inquiry led him to be a leader in online learning.”

Bartlett began working for the College in 2006. He provides technical support to faculty who teach online and maintains the software necessary to administer the courses.

SUNY Canton OnLine has grown rapidly over the past several years. The College is one of the leaders in online education in the SUNY system.

Bartlett credited the success of the department to the high level of customer service that he and his colleagues provide to faculty and staff.

“The people who I’ve worked with in this department over the years have been amazing,” he said.

Bartlett also volunteers his time to assist with training St. Lawrence County Law Enforcement Academy cadets and serves as a guest speaker during the College’s Sustainability Lecture Series.

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Bartlett’s other accomplishments include living completely off-grid and building vehicles that get more than 100 miles per gallon. Here, he is shown in an electric hybrid tricycle of his own design.

“His contributions to our community are immeasurable,” Schiffner added. “He is selfless with his time and gives more than 100 percent with anything he pursues.”

In 2004, Bartlett graduated from SUNY Canton with an associate degree in Liberal Arts and Science. He resides in Colton.

 

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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Bridge Team Advisers Receive Prestigious SUNY Canton Excellence in College Service Award

Friday, May 24th, 2013

SUNY Canton’s College Council recently honored two instructional support associates for their contributions to the Canino School of Engineering Technology and to the incredible success of the College’s student steel bridge team.

Paul D. Hitchman ’95 and Dennis E. Tuper ’02 received the 2013 Excellence in College Service Award for their countless hours of dedication and work with the SUNY Canton student chapter of the American Society of Civil Engineers in preparation for regional and national intercollegiate competition.

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Dennis E. Tuper and Paul D. Hitchman, instructional support
Associates in the Canino School of Engineering Technology and ASCE Steel Bridge Team advisors, both received the SUNY Canton Excellence in College Service Award.

“Paul’s and Dennis’ enthusiasm and commitment to student success are well known across the SUNY Canton community,” said SUNY Canton Interim President Carli C. Schiffner. “Their contributions to the College and to the bridge team have been invaluable and are most deserving of this award.”

Each year, engineering student teams from across North America construct a one-tenth-scale model bridge designed to meet certain criteria, such as construction speed, lightness, display, stiffness, economy and efficiency. Under Hitchman’s and Tuper’s guidance, the SUNY Canton team placed first in regional competition 14 times in the past 17 years, including this year, by besting rivals like Cornell University, Clarkson University and the Rochester Institute of Technology and even captured the national championship title in 2009.

Hitchman previously worked as a designer and draftsman for engineering firms before joining SUNY Canton as a Civil Engineering Technology instructional support associate. He advises the students in designing, drawing and fabricating the bridge. Tuper, an Automotive Technology instructional support associate, is a certified master technician with the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence. In addition to advising the students on bridge assembly, he welds all the bridge components for competition.

Outside the classroom, Hitchman and Tuper have worked with the Canton College Foundation to raise the necessary funds needed to purchase bridge materials and cover travel expenses for the team. They both also regularly volunteer their time to assist with other College events.

The Excellence in College Service Award is presented annually to a member of the professional staff who demonstrates effectiveness in performance and university service, professional ability and mastery in their specialization.

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 John Gray as 2013 Distinguished Citizen

Monday, May 20th, 2013

SUNY Canton honored a longtime supporter of the College and community volunteer with the 2013 Distinguished Citizen Award.

John J. Gray Jr., CPA, founder and managing partner of Gray & Gray Certified Public Accountants in Canton, was recognized for his decades of public service and dedication to the area’s economic development.

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“John Gray has worked tirelessly in the community to make Canton and the North Country a better place to live and work,” said SUNY Canton Interim President Carli C. Schiffner. “It is fitting that SUNY Canton is recognizing his many achievements and contributions with this award.”

Gray has helped develop long-range economic development goals for the village through his work on the Canton Economic Development Steering Committee. He also lends his financial expertise to the Canton Chamber of Commerce where he has served as treasurer since 2004.

“John has vast financial knowledge, which, over the years, he has shared generously with several volunteer organizations throughout the North Country.” said retired SUNY Canton Vice President for Administration Charles F. Goolden.

Gray has sponsored numerous exhibits with the Traditional Arts in Upstate New York (TAUNY), a not-for-profit folk arts organization in Canton, and he was instrumental in transforming an abandoned building in downtown Canton into professional office space and luxury condominiums.

In addition to his position as treasurer for the St. Lawrence Childcare Council, he serves on the Town of Colton Planning Board and was a member of the SUNY Canton Business Advisory Board. Gray is also actively involved in his church, where he donates his time to assist with events and acts as a consultant on financial matters.

“I feel honored and fortunate to know John Gray,” said the Rev. Raymond J. Moreau. “He is a person who has, and continues to be, involved with his church and community and has brought hope, spread joy and enlivened people — myself included.”

Gray received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Clarkson University. He and his wife, Christine, have four children and live in Colton.

Since 1976, the SUNY Canton College Council has given the Distinguished Citizen Award in recognition of exceptional and distinguished service to SUNY Canton, to the community, to the state or to the nation.

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SUNY Canton Recognizes Nearly 1,000 Students at Commencement

Saturday, May 18th, 2013

SUNY Canton celebrated the accomplishments of approximately 964 new graduates at the College’s 105th Commencement Ceremony held at 10:30 a.m. today, Saturday, May 18, in the Convocation, Athletic and Recreation Center, nicknamed Roos House.

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The entire stage is set for SUNY Canton Graduates. Pictured at the podium is Accounting Professor Daniel G. Fay, the longest serving faculty member and mace bearer for official College ceremonies.

“Upon graduation, you will have opportunities to take risks,” SUNY Canton Interim President Carli C. Schiffner said to the 2013 graduating class. “Make new connections and consider moving from familiar surroundings and landscapes. This is an exciting beginning — go for it. Don’t be idle.”

» View Video of the 105th Commencement

This will be Schiffner’s final commencement at SUNY Canton. She will step down May 31 to become vice president of instruction at Wenatchee Valley College in Washington State. Joseph C. Hoffman will begin his tenure as SUNY Canton acting president June 1.

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Student Government Association President Nafessa Johnson Addresses her classmates at SUNY Canton’s 105th Commencement Ceremony.

The senior class address was given by SUNY Canton’s Student Government Association President Nafeesa Johnson. She is graduating with a baccalaureate degree in Criminal Justice: Law Enforcement Leadership and is a representative for the agricultural and technical colleges on SUNY’s Student Assembly. She is also a member of the SUNY Canton College Council.

“The roads that we walk on are never easy, so we must pave the way for those who come after us,” Johnson said to her fellow classmates. “Many of us sit here as sons and daughters, mothers and fathers and veterans who have risked their lives for our great nation, but most of all we sit here today as graduates. Throughout my time at SUNY Canton many people have played a part in the person I am today.”

Johnson presented the annual Northstar Award to Assistant Professor Christa K. Kelson. This award is determined by the student body to recognize a faculty or staff member. Kelson teaches accounting and was selected for her kindness and helpfulness as a faculty member and adviser. She is an avid supporter of student activities and athletics.

Other honorees at commencement included:

  • Megan M. Mydosh, a Business Administration major from Warwick, who received the Outstanding Graduate Award at the associate level.
  • Zachary J. Smith, an Industrial Technology major from Lisbon, who received the Outstanding Graduate Award at the baccalaureate level. Smith also was a recipient of the Chancellor’s Award for Student Excellence.
  • John Payne Jr., a Sports Management major from Manchester, N.H., who received the SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Student Excellence and the Chancellor’s Scholar Athlete Award.
  • Ashley A. Abeling, a Dental Hygiene major from Perth, who received the David R. Maynard Student Activities Award.

The top five bachelor’s degrees awarded, listed in order of popularity, were Criminal Investigation, Management, Finance, Nursing and Legal Studies.

The top five associate degrees with the most graduates were Criminal Justice, Nursing, Liberal Arts, Veterinary Science Technology and Business Administration.

Yesterday, the graduating students from SUNY Canton’s Nursing programs were recognized at pinning ceremonies. Nearly 100 students are graduating and becoming registered nurses or licensed practical nurses. Additionally, 28 cadets graduated from the David Sullivan – St. Lawrence County Law Enforcement Academy. Eight of the cadets were students from the Law Enforcement Leadership program who enrolled as part of their final semester of classes.

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SUNY Canton Students Recognized at Honors Convocation

Thursday, May 2nd, 2013

Students who excelled academically were honored at SUNY Canton’s 2013 Honors Convocation

“Through your hard work and perseverance you have changed the fabric of our College,” said Interim SUNY Canton President Carli C. Schiffner at the event held May 1. “Many of you are not only very accomplished academically, but also have given numerous hours of your time for service to our campus and community. We are a better institution because of your hard work and dedication.”

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The College’s Honors Convocation is an annual, formal ceremony designed to recognize students’ academic, civic and overall achievement. Each year, the ceremony is named after the most dedicated and revered faculty members of the College’s history. This year’s ceremony was named for SUNY Canton Distinguished Professor Emerita Nancy R. Auster, who taught for more than 25 years.

Academic award recipients included:

  • Eziada Alozie, a student from Bronx, majoring in Health Science Career Studies – Nursing.
  • Kiana Archer, a student from Plattsburgh, majoring in Graphic and Multimedia Design.
  • Taylor Armstrong, a student from Ogdensburg, majoring in Air Conditioning Engineering Technology.
  • Ashlyn Ashley, a student from Norfolk, majoring in Liberal Arts-General Studies.
  • Nicole Avery, a student from Massena, majoring in Automotive Technology.
  • Timothy Backus, a student from Canton, majoring in Information Technology.
  • Michael Badger, a student from Moriah, majoring in Homeland Security.
  • Zachary Ball, a student from Saugerties, majoring in Alternative & Renewable Energy System.
  • William Baughn, a student from Keeseville, majoring in Engineering Science.
  • Breanna Bayne, a student from De Peyster, majoring in Health and Fitness Promotion.
  • Noah Bero, a student from Hogansburg, majoring in Electrical Technology.
  • Carris Biragbara, a student from Poughkeepsie, majoring in Finance.
  • E. Adele Blake, a student from Canton, majoring in Veterinary Science Technology.
  • Kelsey Blasko, a student from Elbridge, majoring in Funeral Services Administration.
  • Charlene Bonno, a student from Colton, majoring in Practical Nursing.
  • Matthew Bradley, a student from Winthrop, majoring in Electrical Technology.
  • Melissa Burcume, a student from Potsdam, majoring in Health Science Career Studies – Nursing.
  • Kiley Burnham, a student from Adams Center, majoring in Health Science Career Studies – Nursing.
  • Eric Butler, a student from Newport, majoring in Industrial Technology Management.
  • Ashley Butterworth, a student from Preston, United Kingston, majoring in Sports Management.
  • Nicole Caracci, a student from Gouverneur, majoring in Nursing – BS.
  • Keri Christensen, a student from Southampton, majoring in Management.
  • Adam Commella, a student from Canton, majoring in Construction Technology:  Management.
  • Travis Cook, a student from Waterloo, majoring in Criminal Justice.
  • Charles Coon, a student from Star Lake, majoring in Air Conditioning Maintenance & Repair.
  • Cory Corbin, a student from Camden, majoring in Nursing – BS.
  • Amber Cote, a student from Heuvelton, majoring in Health Science Career Studies – Nursing.
  • Shiela Covey, a student from Russell, majoring in Criminal Investigation.
  • Kathryn Cowell, a student from Massena, majoring in Nursing.
  • Jacob Crawford, a student from Jamesville, majoring in Criminal Investigation.
  • Michael Crowner, a student from Gouverneur, majoring in Civil & Environmental Technology.
  • Bruce Danner, a student from Potsdam, majoring in Physical Therapist Assistant.
  • Cathryn Darling, a student from Oswego, majoring in Graphic and Multimedia Design.
  • Heike Davis, a student from Watertown, majoring in Physical Therapist Assistant.
  • LaChelle Dilcox, a student from Ogdensburg, majoring in Management.
  • Kathryn Doody, a student from Schenectady, majoring in Emergency Management.
  • Racheal Duquette, a student from Nicholville, majoring in Health Science Career Studies – Nursing.
  • Christopher Durgan, a student from Theresa, majoring in Computer Information Systems.
  • Catherine Dykes, a student from Canton, majoring in Funeral Services Administration.
  • Azra Ferkic, a student from Utica, majoring in Management.
  • Gabrielle Field, a student from Norwood, majoring in Health Science Career Studies – Physical Therapist Assistant.
  • Patrick Fitzgerald, a student from St. Regis Falls, majoring in Engineering Science.
  • Briana Fosher, a student from Rouses Point, majoring in Industrial Technology Management.
  • Lisa Furnace, a student from Norfolk, majoring in Legal Studies.
  • Jennifer Getz, a student from Potsdam, majoring in Applied Psychology.
  • Christopher Giczewski, a student from Fountain Valley, California, majoring in Mechanical Technology.
  • Kayla Gilbert, a student from Bernhards Bay, majoring in Health Science Career Studies – Nursing.
  • Heather Gordinier, a student from Adams, majoring in Health Care Management.
  • Brendan Gordon, a student from Williamson, majoring in Veterinary Technology.
  • Lisnanlly Guaba, a student from New York, majoring in Criminal Justice Studies.
  • Brian Guiney, a student from Canton, majoring in Law Enforcement Leadership.
  • Jacob Halsey, a student from Lacona, majoring in Criminal Investigation.
  • Emily Hargrave, a student from Waddington, majoring in Liberal Arts-General Studies.
  • Karah Hartle, a student from Gouverneur, majoring in Health and Fitness Promotion.
  • Brady Hayden, a student from Oswegatchie, majoring in Management.
  • Kaylynn Hayes, a student from Mohegan Lake, majoring in Nursing – BS.
  • Miracle Hemmingsen, a student from Alexandria Bay, majoring in Legal Studies.
  • Kelly Herba, a student from Johnstown, majoring in Legal Studies.
  • Brent Higham, a student from Hermon, majoring in Electrical Engineering Technology.
  • Spencer Hockey, a student from Ogdensburg, majoring in Information Technology.
  • Stephanie Hyde, a student from Massena, majoring in Health Science Career Studies – Nursing.
  • Timothy Ives, a student from Adams, majoring in Veterinary Technology.
  • Nina Jacobsen, a student from Watertown, majoring in Health Science Career Studies – Nursing.
  • John Johnson, a student from DeKalb Junction, majoring in Air Conditioning Engineering Technology.
  • Sarah Keleher, a student from Potsdam, majoring in Early Childhood.
  • Lorianna Keuhn, a student from Waverly, majoring in Veterinary Science Technology.
  • Ryan Kocher, a student from Canton, majoring in Homeland Security.
  • Olga Kotova, a student from Huntington, majoring in Finance.
  • Natalie Kurgan, a student from Canton, majoring in Mechanical Technology.
  • Joshua Lamere, a student from Heuvelton, majoring in Individual Studies.
  • Nigel Lang, a student from Springfield Gardens, majoring in Mechanical Engineering Technology.
  • Kristina Laursen Carr, a student from Carthage, majoring in Finance.
  • Lisa Lavery, a student from Clifton Park, majoring in Dental Hygiene.
  • Victoria Loop, a student from Colton, majoring in Health Science Career Studies – Nursing.
  • Sarah Ludlam, a student from Potsdam, majoring in Individual Studies.
  • Molly MacNeill, a student from Potsdam, majoring in Alternative & Renewable Energy System.
  • Thomas Marlowe, a student from Massena, majoring in Health Care Management.
  • Jessica Martin, a student from Potsdam, majoring in Applied Psychology.
  • Bonnie Maslow, a student from Little Falls, majoring in Legal Studies.
  • Benjamin Matott, a student from Norwood, majoring in Business Administration.
  • Andrew Matthews, a student from Massena, majoring in Alternative & Renewable Energy System.
  • Codi Mckee, a student from Barker, majoring in Civil & Environmental Technology.
  • Joseph Mongeon, a student from Hudson Falls, majoring in Finance.
  • Tiffany Moore, a student from Brooklyn, majoring in Veterinary Science Technology.
  • Melanie Mueller, a student from Afton, majoring in Law Enforcement Leadership.
  • Megan Mydosh, a student from Warwick, majoring in Business Administration-AS.
  • Shane Myers, a student from Ballston Spa, majoring in Mechanical Technology.
  • Sarah Newtown, a student from De Peyster, majoring in Liberal Arts-General Studies.
  • Kevin Ng, a student from Canton, majoring in Civil & Environmental Technology.
  • Kare Nicholas, a student from Verona, majoring in Nursing – BS.
  • Pierre Nzuah, a student from Yaounde, Cameroon, majoring in Electrical Technology.
  • David O’Shea, a student from Marathon, majoring in Civil & Environmental Technology.
  • Kristen Paller, a student from Massena, majoring in Nursing.
  • Jody Parker, a student from Baldwinsville, majoring in Emergency Management.
  • Ornella Parker, a student from Brooklyn, majoring in Health Care Management.
  • Adam Patry, a student from Tupper Lake, majoring in Civil & Environmental Technology.
  • Isaiah Patterson, a student from Potsdam, majoring in Liberal Arts-General Studies.
  • John Payne, a student from Port Moody, British Columbia, majoring in Sports Management.
  • Michael Pittman, a student from Amarillo, Texas, majoring in Sports Management.
  • Thomas Plumb, a student from Norwood, majoring in Business Administration.
  • James Podeszedlik, a student from Highland, majoring in Funeral Services Administration.
  • Robert Poirier, a student from Ogdensburg, majoring in Electrical Construction & Maintenance.
  • Francesca Popple, a student from Canastota, majoring in Graphic and Multimedia Design.
  • Jayson Porter, a student from Moravia, majoring in Individual Studies.
  • Saylor Preston, a student from Canton, majoring in Sports Management.
  • Mary Katharine Pulver, a student from Germantown, majoring in Criminal Investigation.
  • Brandon Pupp, a student from Oneida, majoring in Pre-Engineering Science.
  • Hunter Quant, a student from Norwood, majoring in Computer Information Systems.
  • Sarah Ray, a student from New Windsor, majoring in Veterinary Technology.
  • Damieka Redden, a student from Bunker Hill, West Virginia, majoring in Pre-Funeral Services Administration.
  • Anthony Reed, a student from Wanakena, majoring in Nursing.
  • Timothy Reed, a student from DeKalb Junction, majoring in Heating & Plumbing Service.
  • Justin Richardson, a student from Canton, majoring in Alternative & Renewable Energy System.
  • Nicholas Ring, a student from Hamburg, majoring in Funeral Services Administration.
  • Melissa Rizzo, a student from Massena, majoring in Health Science Career Studies – Nursing.
  • Gregory Robb, a student from Gouverneur, majoring in Information Technology.
  • Brandon Rockhill, a student from Moira, majoring in Civil Engineering Technology.
  • Abby Rodenas, a student from Oneonta, majoring in Criminal Investigation.
  • Stephanie Rondeau, a student from Fort Drum, majoring in Physical Therapist Assistant.
  • Danielle Rook, a student from Auburn, majoring in Dental Hygiene.
  • Cody Ross, a student from Red Lion, Pennsylvania, majoring in Legal Studies.
  • Kristie Rushing, a student from Eagle River, Alaska, majoring in Dental Hygiene.
  • Christine Russell, a student from Bronx, majoring in Health Science Career Studies – Nursing.
  • Kaleb Sample, a student from Ellenburg Center, majoring in Construction Technology:  Management.
  • Devin Schiller, a student from East Northport, majoring in Emergency Management.
  • Ginger Schumaker, a student from Potsdam, majoring in Health Science Career Studies – Nursing.
  • Ivanna Sealy, a student from Brooklyn, majoring in Electrical Technology.
  • Isreal Selkirk, a student from Chateaugay, majoring in Engineering Science.
  • Preeti Shah, a student from Huntingdon Valley, Pennsylvania, majoring in Physical Therapist Assistant.
  • Joshua Skubon, a student from Rome, majoring in Finance.
  • Emma Slezak, a student from Sloansville, majoring in Veterinary Services Management.
  • Zachary Smith, a student from Lisbon, majoring in Industrial Technology Management.
  • Gina Sorrell, a student from Canton, majoring in Graphic and Multimedia Design.
  • Emily Spink, a student from Gouverneur, majoring in Early Childhood.
  • Melissa Stafford, a student from Yelm, Washington, majoring in Health Care Management.
  • Danielle St-Denis, a student from Massena, majoring in Veterinary Technology.
  • Dustin Storie, a student from Heuvelton, majoring in Accounting.
  • Elizabeth Stowe, a student from Ogdensburg, majoring in Criminal Investigation.
  • Paul Sugrue, a student from Latham, majoring in Emergency Management.
  • Kari Terwilliger, a student from Ogdensburg, majoring in Liberal Arts-General Studies.
  • Grace Testani, a student from Ogdensburg, majoring in Health Science Career Studies – Nursing.
  • Brendan Tischler, a student from Potsdam, majoring in Law Enforcement Leadership.
  • Andrew Todd, a student from Canton, majoring in Engineering Science.
  • Joseph Troiano, a student from Ouaquaga, majoring in Emergency Management.
  • Joshua Trudeau, a student from Piercefield, majoring in Automotive Technology.
  • Kayla Tyler, a student from Saranac Lake, majoring in Early Childhood.
  • Melissa Ulm, a student from Camillus, majoring in Veterinary Services Management.
  • Jacob VanOrnum, a student from Richville, majoring in Electrical Construction & Maintenance.
  • Amanda Villano, a student from Massena, majoring in Dental Hygiene.
  • Andrew Walker, a student from Camden, majoring in Mechanical Technology.
  • Samuel Walukouw, a student from Canton, majoring in Pre-Business Administration.
  • Corey Wengert, a student from Edmeston, majoring in Powersports Performance & Repair.
  • Jacob Wheeler, a student from St. Regis Falls, majoring in Electrical Engineering Technology.
  • Adam Wickert, a student from Cicero, majoring in Mechanical Engineering Technology.
  • Jacob Woods, a student from Canton, majoring in Nursing.
  • Christopher Woodworth, a student from Potsdam, majoring in Mechanical Technology.
  • Benjamin Zayac, a student from Schenectady, majoring in Criminal Justice.

Recipients of special recognition:

  • Canino Prize for Academic Excellence

Michael Badger, Zachary D. Ball, Noah Bero, Carris L. Biragbara, Ashley Butterworth, Nicole A. Caracci, Keri M. Christensen, Shiela M. Covey, Michael Crowner, Cathryn Darling, Kathryn R. Doody, Catherine Dykes, Azra Ferkic, Briana K. Fosher, Heather L. Gordinier, Brendan Gordon, Jacob Halsey, Karah J. Hartle, Kaylynn M. Hayes, Miracle Hemmingsen, Kelly P. Herba, Spencer L. Hockey, Ryan M. Kocher, Olga Kotova, Kristina Laursen Carr, Lisa M. Lavery, Molly K. MacNeill, Jessica L. Martin, Bonnie L. Maslow, Joseph Mongeon, Melanie H. Mueller, Shane D. Myers, Kevin M. Ng, Kare L. Nicholas, Pierre Nzuah, David L. O’Shea, Jody M. Parker, Ornella T. Parker, Michael W. Pittman, Francesca Popple, Nicholas M. Ring, Emma R. Slezak, Melissa F. Stafford, Danielle N. St-Denis, Joseph Troiano, Christopher R. Woodworth

  • Canino Scholar Awards

Briana J. Charleston, Michael R. Crowner, Samantha J. Labarge, Megan M. Mydosh, John C. Pollock, Darian A. Welsh

  • Canino Achievement Awards

Eziada Alozie, Taylor I. Armstrong, E. Adele Blake, Charlene L. Bonno, Melissa A. Burcume, Kiley Burnham, Adam D. Commella, Charles E. Coon, Amber Cote, Bruce D. Danner, Racheal A. Duquette, Christopher S. Durgan, Gabrielle M. Field, Patrick E. Fitzgerald, Kayla Gilbert, Lisnanlly Guaba, Emily M. Hargrave, Brent Higham, Stephanie E. Hyde, Nina Jacobsen, Lorianna Keuhn, Joshua A. Lamere, Victoria L. Loop, Sarah R. Ludlam, Benjamin Matott, Megan M. Mydosh, Kristen M. Paller, Isaiah Patterson, Robert F. Poirier, Jayson M. Porter, Timothy J. Reed, Melissa A. Rizzo, Stephanie R. Rondeeau, Danielle L. Rook, Christine T. Russell, Ginger Schumaker, Isreal M. Selkirk, Preeti Shah, Dustin Storie, Kari Terwilliger, Grace Testani, Andrew Todd, Joshua J. Trudeau, Kayla M. Tyler, Jacob VanOrnum, Corey Wengert, Adam C. Wickert, Benjamin Zayac

  • Richard W. Miller Excellence Award . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Codi D. Mckee
  • The Outstanding Graduate Award-Baccalaureate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  Zachary J. Smith
  • The Outstanding Graduate Award-Associate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  . Megan M. Mydosh
  • The David R. Maynard Student Activities Award . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  Ashley A. Abeling

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SUNY Canton 5K Run/Walk Challenge May 9

Wednesday, May 1st, 2013

SUNY Canton will be holding its third annual 5K Run/Walk Challenge at 4 p.m. Thursday, May 9.

The College invites members of the community to take part in the event, which will be held at the campus’ Edson A. Martin Athletic fields adjacent to the Convocation, Athletic and Recreation Center (CARC), nicknamed Roos House. The event is free, and the first 25 entries will receive a t-shirt. Preregistration can be found online at http://www.canton.edu/challenge/.

5k Wellness Challenge

“This event is part of an overall wellness initiative for our students,” said Interim President Carli C. Schiffner. “We have introduced healthier dining options, offer exercise classes at the CARC and are moving toward a completely tobacco-free campus next year.”

For more information about the event, contact Farren Davis at 386-7958 or davisf@canton.edu.

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SUNY Canton Steel Bridge Team Continues Win Streak

Friday, April 26th, 2013

The SUNY Canton student steel bridge team once again earned a first-place finish at the 2013 American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Upstate New York Student Conference Championships held at the Rochester Institute of Technology.

This is the 14th time in 17 years that SUNY Canton’s ASCE student chapter has captured the regional title, and their win earns them a spot in the national intercollegiate contest to be held next month at the University of Washington in Seattle, where they will compete against some of the most prestigious schools in the country.

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SUNY Canton steel bridge team members Alyssa M. Baker of Boonville, Nathan A. Archer of Canton and William W. Corbine III of Potsdam during a practice session.

“The entire SUNY Canton community is extremely proud of the steel bridge team’s achievement at the regional competition,” said Interim President Carli C. Schiffner. “These talented students are outstanding ambassadors for our school, and we are thrilled that they will be representing SUNY Canton in Seattle next month.”

Co-sponsored by the American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC), the contest challenges future engineers to display their skills in design, fabrication and teamwork by building a one-tenth scale model bridge to meet certain criteria, such as construction speed, lightness and economy. The team completed the construction in 5 minutes and 15 seconds and earned first place in the regional event’s speed subcategory. The team also placed in three other categories:

  • Second place in lightness
  • Second place in construction economy
  • Third place in structural efficiency
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Michael J. Verstraete of Marion works on the middle section of SUNY Canton’s steel bridge while Nathan A. Archer of Canton and William W. Corbine III of Potsdam complete their side.

“This year’s bridge is built with speed in mind,” said bridge designer and Civil and Environmental Technology major William W. Corbine III from Potsdam. “Our success relies on an efficient design and a cooperative team.”

In addition to Corbine, the 2013 steel bridge team members are:

  • Nathan A. Archer, an Industrial Technology major from Canton.
  • Alyssa M. Baker, a Civil and Environmental Technology major from Boonville.
  • Briana K. Fosher, an Industrial Technology major from Rouses Point.
  • Laura Pratt, an Engineering Science major from Binghamton.
  • Michael J. Verstraete, a Mechanical Technology major from Marion.
  • Andrew Walker, a Mechanical Technology major from Camden.
  • Dusten S. Wells, a Civil and Environmental Technology major from Mexico, N.Y.
  • Teofilo R. Yerdon, a Graphic and Multimedia Design major from Gouverneur.
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Pictured are Dusten S. Wells of Mexico, N.Y. and Andrew Walker of Camden finishing the final portion of SUNY Canton’s steel bridge.

The students began working on the bridge in February and have dedicated countless hours to fine-tuning their skills.

“The students gave up their spring break to prepare for competition,” said Paul D. Hitchman, an instructional support associate and faculty adviser for the team.

Hitchman and co-adviser Dennis E. Tuper help to raise the necessary funds needed to cover the travel and lodging expenses for the team, which are significantly higher than in year’s past due to the national competition’s location. Anyone wishing to make a contribution to the team may contact the SUNY Canton College Foundation at 315-386-7127, 800-811-6727, or email foundation@canton.edu.

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Veterans Create SUNY Canton Challenge Coins

Monday, April 22nd, 2013

Following in Military traditions dating back to World War I, the SUNY Canton Veterans Association has issued a challenge coin to help boost College pride.

“The coins are a unique fundraiser for the student-run club,” said SUNY Canton Interim President Carli C. Schiffner. “They use the proceeds for their charitable work here on campus and in the community.”

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Challenge coins are typical given in the military to prove membership, award special achievement and enhance moral. Each challenge coin is molded and enameled with an image of both the SUNY Canton seal and the Kangaroo on reverse sides. Each coin costs $6 and the proceeds will be used to fund the Veterans Association’s various projects.

In the past academic year, the Veterans Association sponsored a hole at a charity golf tournament, donated more than 170 pounds of food to the Canton Church and Community Program and assisted with the Wounded Warrior Project’s sled hockey games.

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Members of the group will also be planting a tree at 4 p.m. Thursday, April 25, on the south side of Nevaldine Technology Center, the day before Arbor Day.

The SUNY Canton’s Veterans Association was formed to connect students and alumni who serve or have served in the U.S. Armed Forces. Their group association is open to veterans from all generations and branches of service.

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Two SUNY Canton Students Receive Chancellor’s Awards

Wednesday, April 10th, 2013

A student who helped build a primary school in South Sudan and the SUNY Canton men’s ice hockey captain each received a Chancellor’s Award for Student Excellence.

“The students we honor have strong records of achievement as student leaders, scholar athletes, aspiring artists and community volunteers,” said SUNY Chancellor Nancy L. Zimpher at the April 4th awards ceremony in Albany. “By exhibiting excellence in class, on campus and in their local communities, these students truly represent the power of SUNY and we honor them with great pride.”

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Pictured are (l to r) SUNY Chancellor Nancy L. Zimpher, Zachary J. Smith, an Industrial Technology Management major from Lisbon, and SUNY Canton Interim President Carli C. Schiffner. Smith won the Chancellor’s Award for Student Excellence.

Zachary J. Smith, an Industrial Technology Management major from Lisbon, was a recipient of the Canino Scholar Award and the College’s Academic Award in recognition of holding the highest grade point average while he was in one of the College’s certificate programs.

Smith is also the bachelor’s-level Outstanding Graduate for the year and will be honored at SUNY Canton’s Commencement Ceremony.

“I will earn three degrees in eight semesters when I graduate in May,” Smith said. “To achieve this, I’ve taken large class loads during regular semesters and additional classes during Summer Session and Winterterm.”

Smith also designed, engineered, managed and led the building of a training facility and primary school in South Sudan in the spring of 2012 through a Christian organization. “My faculty adviser thought this project would fit well within my academic studies,” he added. “Upon graduation, I hope to return to Central Africa, employing the skills I’ve acquired at SUNY Canton to lead further humanitarian and development projects.”

He was the vice president of Campus Ministries Club, and won a certificate of appreciation from the Christian Fellowship Center in Madrid.

John Payne

Pictured are (l to r) SUNY Chancellor Nancy L. Zimpher, John Payne, a Sports Management major from Manchester, N.H., and originally from Port Moody, B.C., and SUNY Canton Interim President Carli C. Schiffner. Payne won the Chancellor’s Award for Student Excellence.

John Payne, a Sports Management major from Manchester, N.H., and originally from Port Moody, B.C., was the men’s ice hockey captain from 2011 to 2013, and was among the select few players to reach 100 goals during his SUNY Canton hockey career. He was vice president of the Student Athlete Advisory Committee and a member of the Intercollegiate Athletics Board and the president of the Sports Management Student Association.

He received Academic All-American awards from three conferences and received the Chancellor’s Scholar-Athlete Award in 2012. He was the recipient of four scholarships through SUNY Canton foundation.

“John’s leadership skills extend beyond the ice and locker room,” said Matthew G. Metcalf, assistant athletic director. “He always volunteers and participates in community service projects in the local community.”

His volunteer work included community service projects as part of the Roos Give Back program, volunteering at the Grace Episcopal Church’s Friday Soup Kitchen meal and participating in the Reading Roos program at local elementary schools.

Payne is currently interning with the Manchester Monarchs of the American Hockey League.

The Chancellor’s Award for Student Excellence was created in 1997 to recognize students who have best demonstrated, and have been recognized for, the integration of academic excellence with accomplishments in the areas of leadership, athletics, community service, creative and performing arts, campus involvement, or career achievement.

Each year, campus presidents establish a selection committee, which reviews exemplary students. Nominees are then forwarded to the Chancellor’s Office and are subject to a second round of review. Finalists are then recommended to the Chancellor to become recipients of the award. Each recipient receives a framed certificate and medallion, which is traditionally worn at commencement.

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SUNY Canton Event to Examine Female Social, Political Activism in the North Country

Friday, March 15th, 2013

In celebration of Women’s History Month, an upcoming panel discussion will bring together a unique group of community leaders who have been at the forefront of the political and social activism movement in northern New York for the past several decades.

panel speakersPanelists will share their personal stories about the impact of the women’s movement on the North Country at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 21, at SUNY Canton’s Southworth Library. Speakers will include: Ellen Rocco, station manager for North Country Public Radio; Karen St. Hilaire, St. Lawrence County administrator; and Veigh Mehan Lee, director of accommodative services at SUNY Canton.

“In the late 1960s and early 1970s, the social and political rhythms of the women’s movement were alive and well in the North Country, said SUNY Canton Interim President Carli C. Schiffner. “The activism and drive of these women led to many of the hallmarks of our community — Birdsfoot Farm, the Little River School, ReachOut and Renewal House. The synergy from these activists has forever left its influence on our community in northern New York, and many of these community leaders remain active.”

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