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SUNY Canton Welcomes Newest College Council Members

Wednesday, January 6th, 2010

SUNY CantonThe former mayor of Waddington and the Massena police chief are among SUNY Canton’s newest appointed College Council members.

“The College Council is an excellent resource for creating new strategies and measuring the effectiveness of our programs,” noted SUNY Canton President Joseph L. Kennedy. “As we welcome the newest College Council members, it is important to recognize and reflect upon the service of all of our College Council members both past and present. The College would not be where it is today without their commitment and dedication.”

Wesley L. Stitt of Canton was among the retiring members of College Council. Stitt was the College Council Chair from 1996 to 2008. He won the prestigious Distinguished Citizen Award for his extraordinary advocacy and tireless support for higher education.

The newest College Council Members are:

  • Grace Y. Burke of Watertown, a doctor of optometry and director of optometric services at the Watertown Center for Sight, replaced Steven F. O’Brien on the College Council. Burke is currently completing her second term on the New York State Board of Optometry. She is a past president of the Northern New York Optometric Association. She has traveled internationally to provide humanitarian eye care and has hosted community forums locally on a variety of eye health issues.
  • Timmy J. Currier of Massena, the chief of police for the Massena Police Department, replaced Joseph L. Thesier on the College Council. Currier has been an adjunct instructor in the College’s Criminal Justice program and is also a founding board member of the St. Lawrence County – David Sullivan Law Enforcement Academy. He’s a certified police instructor and a member of both New York State and international associations of Chiefs of Police. Currier is also a junior varsity basketball coach at Massena Central High School.
  • Cecily LaVigne Morris, an associate court attorney for the St. Lawrence County Supreme Court, replaced Joseph L. Baruth on the College Council. Morris is a former attorney for the firm of LaVigne, Morris, and Peets in Massena. She is a member of the New York State and St. Lawrence County bar associations, a member of the St. Lawrence County Domestic Violence Task Force, and a past member of the Hospice and Palliative Care of St. Lawrence Valley Board of Directors.
  • Roger J. Sharlow of Waddington, the owner of RJS Consulting, a firm that provides import and export services for CSX Transportation, replaced Stitt on the College Council. He’s the former mayor of Waddington and a former town trustee. Sharlow has also served with the Madrid-Waddington Central School Board, including three years as board president. He also served as the secretary to the St. Lawrence County Local Government Task Force Executive Committee. This year, Sharlow received the Silas A. Wright Award, the Democratic Committee’s highest honor.

All campuses of the State University of New York are advised by a ten-member College Council. Nine members are appointed by the Governor to serve in varied terms. In addition, a student representative is elected annually.

The College Council is entrusted with broad powers of advice and counsel. Members are concerned with all major institutional policy decisions, setting academic standards, budget review, and all manner of decisions that impact the growth and further development of the College.

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


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SUNY Canton Dean Receives College Service Award

Wednesday, May 27th, 2009

The SUNY Canton College Council presented Linda D. Pellett, Dean of Science, Health, and Public Service with the 2009 Excellence in College Service Award.

Pictured is Linda D. Pellett, SUNY Canton Dean of the Science, Health and Criminal Justice receiving the 2009 Excellence in College Service Award from Ronald M. O’Neil, College Council Chair.

Pictured is Linda D. Pellett, SUNY Canton Dean of the Science, Health and Criminal Justice receiving the 2009 Excellence in College Service Award from Ronald M. O’Neil, College Council Chair.

“Linda works tirelessly for the benefit of our students and the College,” said SUNY Canton President Joseph L. Kennedy. “She has played an integral role in the College’s tremendous recent progress, including the expansion of bachelor’s degree programs and online courses.”

The Excellence in College Service Award is given annually to a SUNY Canton non-teaching academic employee. Pellett is responsible for the organization, direction, and supervision of the School of Science, Health, Professional Studies and Public Service. She is also current chair of the Assessment Committee.

“Linda is a dean that strives to serve her faculty and students, a dean who continuously steps up to fulfill the need of the campus administrators,” said the Dean of Academic Services and Retention Molly A. Mott. “Linda is unwavering in her commitment and always does best job possible, sacrificing much of her personal time to fulfill her many responsibilities.”

According to her nominations for this award, Pellett has continually demonstrates her vast knowledge of the College’s programs at the school. She uses those skills to accurately help the College’s programs quantifiably measure its goals and objectives to help offer the best career-driven education possible. The school she oversees has most recently added a two- and four-year Dental Hygiene program and a four-year Nursing program.

“She is very conscientious to make sure that student interests are paramount,” said School of Science, Health, and Public Service Secretary Donalee Eggleston.

Pellett started her career at SUNY Canton in 1977 as an Instructor in the Medical Laboratory Program. She received her bachelor’s degree in Medical Technology from Rochester Institute of Technology, a Master’s in Education from St. Lawrence University, and another master’s degree in Instructional Technology and Media Management from SUNY Potsdam.

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 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.

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SUNY Canton Locksmith Receives 2009 Employee Recognition Award

Wednesday, May 27th, 2009

The SUNY Canton College Council presented long-time employee Randall W. Teele with the 2009 Employee Recognition Award for his years of outstanding and unwavering commitment to the college.

Pictured are SUNY Canton President Joseph L. Kennedy, College Locksmith Randall W. Teele and College Council Chair Ronald M. O’Neil. Teele received the College’s 2009 Employee Recognition award.

Pictured are SUNY Canton President Joseph L. Kennedy, College Locksmith Randall W. Teele and College Council Chair Ronald M. O’Neil. Teele received the College’s 2009 Employee Recognition award.

“Randy is one of the people who work diligently behind the scenes to ensure the smooth running of the College,” said President Joseph L. Kennedy. “His dedication over the years and his daily attention to detail enable us to provide students with a safe, friendly environment to learn and succeed.”

Teele began working at the college more than 25 years ago on the College’s farm and later joined the maintenance staff at the college. In addition to his duties as locksmith, he also helps out with carpentry and mechanical maintenance.

“Randy’s duty of being the locksmith on campus is an enormous responsibility,” said Building Trades Supervisor Dave Mills. “He is responsible for thousands of keys on campus, all of the card access system keys, and all dorm room combination locks.”

Teele has also been involved in the North Country community. He has served as a member of the Lisbon Town and Recreation Boards. He is a marching band booster, he is a former elementary school volunteer basketball coach, and is active in his church.

“Randy can always be counted on when called upon. He receives calls in the middle of the night, weekends and holidays to return to campus to help keep it secure,” said Chief of University Police William F. Mason.

Teele graduated from SUNY Canton in 1981 with a degree in Animal Husbandry, a precursor to the Veterinary Science Technology program. He graduated again in 1982 with a one-year certificate in Electrical Construction and Maintenance. He earned his Journeyman General Mechanic certification while working at the college.

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 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.

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