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Three SUNY Canton Staff Members Receive College Awards for Exceptional Service

Thursday, May 22nd, 2014

A recent retiree was the surprise recipient of SUNY Canton Acting President Joseph C. Hoffman’s Meritorious Service Award.

Sandy J. Livernois, the former assistant to the provost, received her award at the College’s annual recognition day ceremony, designed to acknowledge the College’s faculty and staff for exemplary service and milestone anniversaries.

SUNY Canton Acting President Joseph C. Hoffman presents Sandra J. Livernois with the President’s Meritorious Service Award. Livernois recently retired from her position as the assistant to the provost.

SUNY Canton Acting President Joseph C. Hoffman presents Sandra J. Livernois with the President’s Meritorious Service Award. Livernois recently retired from her position as the assistant to the provost.

“No one on the campus was left untouched by the generous, dedicated service that Sandy selflessly gave to the College,” Hoffman said. “She has been the epitome of professionalism and kindness, not to mention fun, in all of the capacities that she has served.”

Livernois worked at the College for 34 years. She previously won the Employee Recognition Award in 2003.

Additionally, Heather C. Lauzon, a secretary in the Accommodative and Disability Services Office received the Employee Recognition Award, and Peggy S. Levato, director of alumni and development, received the Excellence in College Service Award. Both awards are bestowed annually by the SUNY Canton College Council to recognize professional staff for their outstanding work.

Pictured are SUNY Canton Acting President Joseph C. Hoffman, Heather C. Lauzon, a secretary in the Accommodative and Disability Services Office and College Council Chair Ronald M. O’Neill. Lauzon received the Employee Recognition Award.

Pictured are SUNY Canton Acting President Joseph C. Hoffman, Heather C. Lauzon, a secretary in the Accommodative and Disability Services Office and College Council Chair Ronald M. O’Neill. Lauzon received the Employee Recognition Award.

Depending on individual needs, some students need to take their tests outside of the classroom. Lauzon schedules more than 1,000 exams each semester. She works with faculty and staff members to coordinate special accommodations to help level the playing field for students with disabilities. Her co-employees and supervisor said she exhibits grace and professionalism and goes above and beyond her assigned duties.

“Heather possesses a superior work ethic,” said Veigh Mehan Lee, director of Accommodative and Disability Services and Lauzon’s supervisor. “She keeps the office operating in an organized manner.”

As one of the college’s premier fundraisers, Levato developed a relationship that led to the first $1 million donation in the College’s history. She also assisted with the College’s Centennial campaign, which exceeded its $10 million goal a year early. She substantially increased alumni participation in donations and attendance at college events. The donations she works to secure benefits the entire college, primarily in the form of student scholarships.

Pictured are SUNY Canton Acting President Joseph C. Hoffman, Director of Alumni and Development Peggy S. Levato and College Council Chair Ronald M. O’Neill. Levato recently received the Excellence in College Service Award.

Pictured are SUNY Canton Acting President Joseph C. Hoffman, Director of Alumni and Development Peggy S. Levato and College Council Chair Ronald M. O’Neill. Levato recently received the Excellence in College Service Award.

“Peggy has been a phenomenal fundraiser and energetic supporter of SUNY Canton,” said David M. Gerlach, vice president for advancement. “She has played a significant role in transforming many alumni relationships. Beyond being a representative of the College, she is a friend to our many esteemed alumni.”

The College prepares video interviews with the award recipients that are played as an introduction at the recognition day ceremony.

 

About SUNY Canton

SUNY Canton is Northern New York’s premier College for career-driven bachelor’s degrees, associate degrees and certificate programs. The College delivers quality hands-on programs in engineering technology, health, management, and public service to students in the North Country, New York State, and beyond. Faculty members are noted for their professional real-world experience in addition to their academic credentials. SUNY Canton OnLine offers hundreds of flexible and convenient courses as well as eight exclusively online bachelor’s degrees. The College’s 14 athletic teams compete in state-of-the-art facilities as provisional members of the NCAA Division III and the USCAA.

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SUNY Canton Secretary Recognized for Customer Service and Positive Attitude

Friday, May 24th, 2013

Renee Campbell, an administrative assistant in the School of Business and Liberal Arts, was selected as the recipient of the SUNY Canton College Council’s 2013 Employee Recognition Award.

“I am in awe of the work, time and dedication put forth by Renee,” said Interim School of Business and Liberal Arts Dean Maureen P. Maiocco. “She is collegial, empathetic and friendly. Students often tell me how helpful she is when assisting with scheduling, explaining policies or just listening.”

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Renee L. Campbell, a secretary for the School of Business and Liberal Arts received the 2013 SUNY Canton Employee Recognition Award. She is pictured with her supervisor, Kathy A. Limoges.

Maiocco recalled when Renee set aside her day-to-day work to assist a non-traditional student in need of a schedule. The student was very nervous about returning to college. “We were short staffed that day,” Maiocco recalled. “Despite how absolutely busy Renee was, she took time to put this student at ease.”

She is widely known on campus for her compassion and concern for students, faculty and staff members. One of her co-employees described her as a unique and classy person who brings out the best in people.

“Renee is a breath of fresh air in our office,” said Kathy A. Limoges, a secretary who works alongside Campbell. “She is a great source of wisdom for implementing change and constantly improving our service to the students and faculty in our school.”

Campbell started at SUNY Canton in 2002 as an agency service representative in the Student Service Center. In 2005, she was hired in the School of Business and Liberal Arts. She was promoted to secretary 1 in 2008. She won the Women of the Year Award from the student-run Women’s Concerns Club in 2004.

Campbell is also a member of the Affirmative Action Committee at the College. She helps ensure that the College maintains its record of hiring a diverse and gender-balanced workforce.

“She has a commendable devotion to duty and her friendly attitude makes working at SUNY Canton more enjoyable,” said Charles R. Fenner, Ph.D., a professor teaching Business Management, who works closely with Campbell. “I can’t think of a more deserving person for this award.”

Renee is married to Tim Campbell. She has one son, Andrew; two stepdaughters, Kristen and Katelyn; and one stepson, Matthew.

About The Employee Recognition Award

The SUNY Canton College Council selects the Employee Recognition Award after reviewing nominations. The award is given to a SUNY Canton civil service employee annually at the College’s Recognition Day Ceremony.

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 Employee Recognized for Outstanding Service

Wednesday, June 1st, 2011

SUNY Canton recently honored a member of the College’s Physical Plant staff for her positive demeanor and attentiveness to the needs of her office and the College community.

Tammy Carr

Tammy L. Carr is the 2011 recipient of the SUNY Canton College Council’s Employee Recognition Award, which recognizes a member of the classified staff who demonstrates exceptional service and effectiveness in performance.

“Tammy is willing to do anything no matter the situation she faces,” said SUNY Canton President Joseph L. Kennedy. “She will take on extra work to ensure everything gets done and does so with a smile. The entire campus community enjoys working with her because of her positive attitude and outlook.”

Carr graduated from SUNY Canton in 1987 with her associate degree in secretarial science. She began working in the Physical Plant soon after as a Stenographer and was promoted to Keyboard Specialist 2 in December 1996. In 2003, Carr was promoted her current position as Secretary 1.

“Tammy has developed into the main hub in the everyday operation of the Physical Plant in its relationship with the rest of the campus,” said Randall W. Teele, general mechanic and colleague.

Associate Facilities Program Coordinator Bruce F. Alexander echoed Teele’s sentiments. “Tammy is the ‘critical link’ between the campus and the physical plant staff office and she is willing to wear whatever hat is needed to make sure that the critical needs of students, faculty and staff are met. Her 24 years of service at SUNY Canton has given her a broad base of experience in the daily operations of the campus that she uses to provide practical solutions to problems and ensure quality services to the campus community.”

Carr is the 16th recipient of the award. She was recognized during the College’s Recognition Day on Thursday, May 26. She lives in Lisbon with her husband, Rick, and son, Andrew. Her daughter Amanda and granddaughter Alexia live in Norfolk.

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SUNY Canton Employee Recognized for Exemplary Service

Tuesday, June 1st, 2010

From a relatively small space in the corner of the Southworth Library, Vicki LaVoie Rogers makes a big impact that reverberates all the way through the SUNY Canton campus on a daily basis. Throughout her career at the College, she has made people smile.

Rogers, a retail food associate at the College, was recognized for her exemplary service to others with the 2010 SUNY Canton Employee Recognition Award. She is well known by nearly everyone on campus for her welcoming demeanor and helpful attitude while working at the Cyber Café, the library hotspot for Starbucks coffee and friendly conversations.

“In a year when our College placed a big spotlight on our service to students and each other, Vicki seemed to shine the brightest,” said SUNY Canton President Joseph L. Kennedy. “Sometimes unknowingly, she specializes in customer service. If you’ve ever had a smile change your day, then you can relate to what Vicki brings to the life of our campus.”

Rogers has worked in food service since she began in 1999. She served as a supervisor at Chaney Dining Center and began working at the Cyber Café when it opened in 2004. In addition to her work at the Café, she does many catering events and is often one of the first people to jump in and offer to help.

“I have seen her be a confidante to our students and a booster of spirits. She lights up the Cyber Café and her personality has set the mood for the great attraction the Café has become on our campus,” said Associate Director of Advancement Julie Parkman. “I have worked with Vicki now at many events, including the Honors Convocation Celebration dinners, Scholarship Luncheons, and other major Foundation functions like Alumni weekend. Her first priority is always helping to make the event an outstanding experience for guests. “

For many, Rogers has become much more than just a friendly face to greet you in the morning. “Vicki not only provides excellent customer service to meet their needs, but also serves as a goodwill ambassador,” said Molly Mott, Dean of Academic Services and Retention. “Her role in creating a welcoming environment for all who come cannot be overstated or emphasized enough.’”

Rogers is the 15th recipient of the SUNY Canton College Council’s annual award. She received the award during the College’s Recognition Day on Friday, May 28.

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


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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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SUNY Canton Grounds Supervisor Lauded by College Council

Wednesday, May 30th, 2007
Stanley Wilson

RECOGNIZED – Pictured are (l to r) SUNY Canton President Joseph Kennedy and Grounds Supervisor Stan Wilson. Wilson received the 2007 Employee Recognition Award.

Grounds Supervisor Stanley Wilson received the 2007 Employee Recognition Award presented by the SUNY Canton College Council.

Wilson is a “hands-on” leader who takes pride in his job and the appearance of SUNY Canton.

Wilson oversees the mowing, cuts, pruning, planting, trimming, plowing, and sanding on campus. Under his supervision, the college is not only kept safe, but also beautiful.

“Stan is quick to point out that his staff deserves credit for the campus’ appearance,” said SUNY Canton President Joseph L. Kennedy. “He isn’t afraid to roll up his sleeves and work hard right along with them.”

Wilson started in 1984 as a cleaner and was promoted to janitor in 1988, transferred to grounds in 1990, was a highway equipment operator in 1994, and senior grounds worker in 2000, and has been in his current position in 2002.

He recently played a key role in ensuring the success of events such as the Regan Flag Station dedication and the college’s outdoor commencement ceremony.

 

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