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SUNY Canton Seeks Distinguished Citizen Nominations

Tuesday, November 15th, 2011

SUNY Canton is seeking nominations for the College Council’s Distinguished Citizen Award, to be presented at the President’s Annual Gala, May 17, 2012.

The College bestows the prestigious award in recognition of exceptional, unusual, and distinguished service to SUNY Canton, to the community, to the State, or to the nation. The award was first given in 1976.

Members of the community are invited to submit written nominations for the award. To nominate someone please include the name; position or title; a description; and a brief biography. At least three letters of support from non-family members should accompany the nomination. All nominations should be submitted to Ronald M. O’Neill, College Council Chairman, SUNY Canton, 34 Cornell Drive – FOB 616, Canton, NY, 13617, by Feb. 1, 2012.

The SUNY Canton College Council will select the recipient at its March 20, 2012 meeting. After receiving the award, the recipient’s name will be added to a plaque in the Richard W. Miller Campus Center.

In 2011, Dr. G. Michael and Barbara Maresca jointly received the Distinguished Citizen Award.

For more information, contact Stacey Basford, Executive Assistant to the President, at (315) 386-7204 or by email at basfords@canton.edu.

 

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Former VP Receives SUNY Canton’s Distinguished Citizen Award

Wednesday, April 29th, 2009
Charles Goolden: SUNY Canton’s 2009 Distinguished Citizen

Charles F. Goolden recognized as SUNY Canton’s 2009 Distinguished Citizen.

A retired college vice president and founding member of the SUNY Canton Foundation will be recognized as the 2009 Distinguished Citizen at the College’s 101st Commencement Ceremony.

Charles F. Goolden will be among the honorees and award recipients to be recognized with the 2009 graduating class at 10:30 a.m. on May 16th outdoors across from French Hall.

“Chuck provided years of dedicated service to the College and was meticulous in managing the College’s finances,” said SUNY Canton President Joseph L. Kennedy. “Now he’s taken his tremendous work ethic and dedication out into the community and helped charitable organizations in ways that go beyond measure.”

During his tenure at SUNY Canton Goolden chaired the committee that developed and implemented student identification cards that are still utilized by most SUNY campuses. Goolden also lead the College’s move to computerize the accounting and record keeping at the college.

“Chuck’s service to SUNY Canton is well known to almost everyone,” noted SUNY Canton President Emeritus Earl W. Mac Arthur. “It is marked with innovation and long range thought and planning, coupled with his far-reaching influence with the State University of New York.”

The Vice President Emeritus was a founding member of the SUNY Canton Foundation Board of Directors and has served for more than 35 years. He created the Goolden Family Endowed Scholarship, which is awarded annually to incoming freshmen in the Mortuary Science or Business programs.

He has served tirelessly as a member and officer of the Canton-Potsdam Hospital (CPH) Board of Directors, according to Laura Cordts, Executive Director of the CPH Foundation. He and his wife, Linda, co-chaired the largest campaign in the hospital’s history, which lead to extensive upgrades at the hospital.

“Charles Goolden is a community treasure,” Cordts said. “Canton-Potsdam Hospital is a bigger and better place thanks to him.”

Charles joined SUNY Canton in 1966 after graduating from St. Lawrence University. Prior to his post as Vice President for Administration, he was the Executive Director of the College Association, Inc. Goolden retired from SUNY Canton in August 2001 after 35 years of service.

Charles and Linda also operated a family funeral business in Madrid for 20 years.As a licensed funeral director, he leant his insight and business sense to create the SUNY Canton Mortuary Science program. He continues to serve on the program’s advisory committee.

The Gooldens have two children, Andrew and Susan.

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 offers a four-day academic week allowing students greater flexibility for work, family, or other obligations. 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 Seeks Distinguished Citizen Nominations

Monday, November 3rd, 2008

CANTON -SUNY Canton is seeking nominations for its annual College Council Distinguished Citizen Award, to be presented at its Commencement ceremony on Saturday, May 16, 2008.

Since 1976, the College has given this prestigious award in recognition of exceptional, unusual, and distinguished service to SUNY Canton, to the community, to the state, or to the nation.

Members of the community are invited to submit written nominations for the award. All nominations must include the name; position/title; a description; a brief biography of the nominee; and at least three letters of support from non-family members. Nominations are due February 2, 2008, should be submitted to:

Mr. Ronald O’Neill
College Council Chairman
SUNY Canton
34 Cornell Drive
FOB 616
Canton, NY, 13617

Recipients of this award have the honor of having their names displayed on a plaque in the Richard W. Miller Campus Center.

The SUNY Canton College Council will select the recipient at its March 27, 2008 meeting. 

For more information, contact Mrs. Stacey Basford, Executive Assistant to the President, at (315) 386-7204 or by email at basfords@canton.edu.

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.

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

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Well-known Heuvelton Resident Receives Distinguished Citizen Award

Monday, May 12th, 2008

Wesley StittSUNY Canton President Joseph L. Kennedy announced that Wesley L. Stitt, outgoing SUNY Canton College Council Chair, will be the recipient of the 2008 Distinguished Citizen Award.

Stitt will be recognized at SUNY Canton’s 100th Commencement Ceremony at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, May 17, outdoors across from SUNY Canton’s French Hall.

“Wes has been an extraordinary advocate for the College,” said Kennedy. “His contributions to SUNY Canton and his tireless support for public higher education have been an integral part of the College’s success over the past several years.”

Kennedy secretly recommended Stitt to the other members of College Council, who in turn secured the nominations necessary to bestow the award. Much to Stitt’s surprise, the board voted unanimously to grant him the honor during his final year as SUNY Canton College Council Chairman.

Many faculty and staff members at SUNY Canton have acknowledged Stitt for his strong work ethic, relentless dedication, and visionary leadership skills. “Wes shows unbridled support of our American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Steel Bridge Team,” said Robert R. Blickwedehl, ASCE Steel Bridge team advisor and SUNY Canton Civil Engineering Technology faculty member. “He is one of the finest people I have dealt with in my 45-year career.”

Stitt has been involved with education for more than 50 years. He started as a History, English, Sociology, and Psychology teacher at Heuvelton Central School in 1957 and became the school’s Vice Principal and Guidance Counselor in 1964. He later became the Superintendent of Ogdensburg City School District until his retirement in 1990.

Stitt began his association with SUNY Canton in 1964. He recruited college professors to teach credit-bearing courses to high school students, which was a precursor to the modern distance learning and online courses available through the college. “I would describe Wes as the perfect ambassador for SUNY Canton,” said Daniel J. Miller, Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering Technology.

Stitt serves on a variety of boards and gives his time freely to a number of charitable organizations. He is the Vice President of the Augsbury Institute and the Director of the Institute on Ethical Behavior. He serves on the Heuvelton Development Corporation Board of Directors, the Heuvelton Senior Citizens Board of Directors, the Ogdensburg Correctional Facility Advisory Board, and is a member of the Elks Lodge No. 772 and the Canadian Legion Branch No. 48. He is also an Honorary Trustee of the Frederic Remington Art Museum.

“Wes has been involved with the Remington Museum as a trustee, volunteer and advisor for over 27 years, through thick and thin,” said Edward LaVarnway, Executive Director of the museum. “Whether advancing the museum’s agenda in the political arena or simply rolling up his sleeves to help with various projects, Wes has been a great and true friend of our institution.”

Stitt has received numerous other awards and accolades through his years of involvement, including St. Lawrence University’s North Country Citation, a U.S. Army Commander’s Award for Public Service, an I Love New York Tourism Award, a certificate of appreciation from the U.S. Embassy in Ottawa, Ont., and an Elks Public Service Award.

Stitt earned his bachelor’s degree in Political Science with honors in 1957 and his Masters in Education in 1959 from St. Lawrence University. He also earned a 6th Year professional Certificate in Guidance in 1963 from the University of Bridgeport.

Stitt and his wife Janet are well known for their involvement in their home community of Heuvelton and in the greater North Country region. Their daughter, Jennifer MacDonald, is a Physical Therapist and teaches at SUNY Canton. Their son Douglas is a Lieutenant Colonel in the U.S. Army.

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 Calls for Distinguished Citizen Nominations

Wednesday, October 31st, 2007

SUNY Canton is seeking nominations for the highly-revered Distinguished Citizen Award.

The award is decided upon by the College Council at their March 2008 meeting. The award will be presented to the deserving recipient (or recipients) at the college’s 100th commencement ceremony on Saturday, May 17, 2008.

The college gives this prestigious award in recognition of exceptional and distinguished service to the College, to the community, to the State, or to the nation. Past recipients include: philanthropists Allan P. and Catherine B. Newell; Edward S. Mucenski of Pinto, Mucenski and Watson P.C. in Potsdam; President Emeritus Earl W. MacArthur; and former state assemblywoman Chloe Ann O’Neil. Every recipient’s name is proudly displayed on a plaque in the Richard W. Miller Campus Center.

Written nominations must be submitted no later than February 1, 2008. Minimally, the nominations should include the name, position or title, a description, and a brief biography of the nominee. At least three letters of support from non-family members should accompany the nomination. Please submit all nominations to Wesley L. Stitt, College Council Chairman, SUNY Canton, 34 Cornell Drive, Canton, NY 13617.

For more information, contact Stacey L. Basford, Assistant to the President, at (315) 386-7204 or email basfords@canton.edu.

 

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