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SUNY Canton Serves More Than 6,000 Students in 2011

Tuesday, January 24th, 2012

More students and a fresh new look made 2011 a banner year of growth and innovation at SUNY Canton.

Approximately 6,092 students enrolled at SUNY Canton during the combined terms in 2011, according to SUNY Canton President Joseph L. Kennedy, including a record fall enrollment of nearly 4,000 students.

The 2011 total unduplicated headcount figure represents a 20 percent increase in the past two calendar years. In 2009, the College had a total combined enrollment of 5,103.

SUNY Canton

“We’ve grown our enrollment annually by offering in-demand majors taught by experienced and professional faculty who prepare students for their chosen careers.” Kennedy said. “Our supplementary semesters and online enrollments are growing rapidly alongside our traditional course offerings. We are reaching more students than ever before with our competitive hands-on programs and online courses.”

Among the semesters with the greatest growth were:

  • Winterterm 2010-2011 had approximately 1,170 enrollments, up 46 percent from the previous year.
  • Summer Session 2011 had approximately 1,430 enrollments, up 16 percent from the previous year.
  • Fall 2011 semester had approximately 3,825 students, up almost 50 percent from Fall 2006, and up 75 percent from Fall 2000, breaking the College’s all-time enrollment high.

In addition to the new enrollment highpoints, the College grew in almost every way. The following are some the highlights from the 2011 calendar year.

New Majors

SUNY Canton added bachelor’s degrees in veterinary technology and health and fitness promotion. The veterinary technology degree gives students in the two-year program more advanced options and has become one of the most popular new majors for incoming freshmen. Health and fitness promotion is an extension of the physical therapist assistant program and allows continuing study options for the program’s two-year graduates.

The new programs are continuing into 2012 and the College recently announced that it would be adding a Bachelor of Science in applied psychology for the Fall 2012 Semester.

SUNY Canton Campus Aerial

New Buildings                                 

SUNY Canton celebrated the completion of the new Grasse River Suites and the new Convocation, Athletic, and Recreation Center, nicknamed Roos House, during the fall 2011 semester. The College’s two newest buildings have dramatically enhanced the overall atmosphere of the campus and significantly aided the College’s overall growth.

  • The $45 million Roos House added a new field house, ice rink, pool, fitness center, and office space for athletic and coaching staff. Between home games and student recreation, the building has become a hub of activity on campus.
  • The $26 million Grasse River Suites offers upperclassmen an independent apartment-style living option on campus and is helping the College house more students than ever before. The newest residence hall was built without funding from New York State or its taxpayers.

The College is currently planning two additional residence halls to continue its overall physical expansion.

A New Look for canton.edu

SUNY Canton made significant design changes to its website, allowing for larger images and easier user navigation. In 2011, the website received more than 2.2 million visits and more than 5 million individual page views.

The largest growth in visits came from mobile devices. The college had more than 29,000 mobile visits in 2010, and more than 89,000 mobile visits in 2011.

Additionally, the website received visits from 191 countries, including Canada, Russia, China, India, England, South Korea, Germany and Japan.

SUNY Canton Website

Updated Commercials

To highlight the ongoing growth, the college updated its television commercials. Students highlight the most relevant additions and changes at the College, including new majors, new sports, and new buildings. The two new 30-second spots can be viewed on the College’s YouTube Channel: http://www.youtube.com/user/cantonpr/.

Kangaroos Move Forward

The SUNY Canton Kangaroos began its NCAA exploratory year, the first step in a process the College hopes will eventually lead to provisional and full-fledged Division III membership, The College began offering women’s volleyball and men’s golf in the past year, and new varsity teams in men’s and women’s lacrosse will begin play this spring.

College starts in High School

SUNY Canton received a $150,000 grant from the New York State Education Department in order to start the Collegiate Science and Technology Entry Program on campus. The College also received a $200,000 grant from the State Education Department enabling them to work with Ogdensburg Free Academy, Massena High School and St. Lawrence-Lewis BOCES as part of the Smart Scholars Early College High School program.

Media inquiries should be directed to Gregory Kie, Media Relations Manager, or call 315/386-7527.

 

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SUNY Canton Honors Area High School Students

Tuesday, June 9th, 2009
SUNY Canton President Joseph L. Kennedy congratulates Lisbon Central School's Tessa Kelley for her achievement at the college.

SUNY Canton President Joseph L. Kennedy congratulates Lisbon Central School's Tessa Kelley for her achievement at the college.

Nearly 80 area graduating high school students began college early at SUNY Canton. Some students earned the equivalent to an entire semester of college before finishing high school.

College officials celebrated those students’ commitment to their education at a recent recognition ceremony. The college presented each of the students with a ceremonial SUNY Canton honor cord to be worn during their high school commencement ceremonies.

“We want to honor everyone who will be graduating from high school this year with SUNY Canton college credits,” said SUNY Canton President Joseph L. Kennedy at the ceremony. “These students have what it takes to be successful in the next steps of their education.”

The students, who accumulated between 3 and 18 college credits through the college’s distance learning partnership with St. Lawrence-Lewis BOCES, may be able to graduate early from their respective college programs or take a reduced course load to ease into the adjustment of college life. Approximately 25 of the students have already been accepted at SUNY Canton for the Fall 2009 semester.

“Your initiative speaks wonders to what you are going to achieve,” said SUNY Canton Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs William R. Trumble. “You are exactly the students that we want at SUNY Canton.”

The College has two academic classrooms dedicated for distance learning. Faculty members utilize the technology to instruct college-level students at partner locations including the American University in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Lomonosov Moscow State University, among other partner universities. The videoconference style courses supplement the College’s online initiatives through SUNY Canton OnLine.

High school students who are interested in taking college courses through SUNY Canton should make the necessary arrangements with their high school guidance counselors.

Among those high school seniors with college credits earned from SUNY Canton are:

Clifton-Fine Central High School

· Justin Jones

· Sarah Lackemann

· Jacquelyn Pomerville

· Jordyn Sullivan

· Ryan Tanner

Gouverneur Junior-Senior High School

· Tyler Boscoe

· Blake Burr

· Trevor Carr

· Jockquelynne Come

· Nicolas Cotton-Baez

· Tyler Davis

· Sean Dewhirst

· Rebecca Don

· Natasha Embry

· Jasmine Frasher

· Meggan Geer

· Derek Gordon

· Emily Jackson

· Dustin Lallier

· Miranda Lashbrooks

· Jeanne LaVack

· Drew Leonard

· Chelsea Myers

· Brandon Raymo

· Benjamin Schermerhorn

· Joseph Schuessler

· Jillian Sergel

· Michelle Smith

· Nicholas Sterling

· Tricia Storie

· Danielle Waugh

· J. Talan Weekes

· Rinnan Whitford

· Sabrina Whitford

Hammond Central School

· Whitney Atkins

· Cassandra Cunningham

· Aubrie Dunn

· Maxine Hill

· Brooke Hollister

· Katlyn Hunt

· Jackie Knight

· Jessica Measheaw

· Nicole Richard

Hermon-DeKalb Central School

· Tyler Amo

· Marissa Bacon

· Kory Besaw

· Kaitlin Corscadden

· Nicole Fountain

· Courtney Holt

· Natasha Sayer

· Amanda Southwell

· Caitlin Spadaccini

· Michele Watkins

· Samantha Wentzel

Heuvelton Central School

· Thomas Blackburn

· Jacob Cougler

· Casey Donnelly

· Heather Johnson

· Sean Kelly

· Katherine Lashua

· Janeel Spiva

· Alexa Stowe

Lisbon Central School

· Rachael Bowdish

· Janna Crosby

· Rodney Cross

· Mara Dawson

· Alyson Felt

· Brittany Hill

· Tessa Kelley

· David Lalonde

· Shawna LaTulip

· Natalie Putney

Norwood-Norfolk Junior-Senior High School

· Raychel Dulin

· Lauren Lashomb

· Holly Planty

· TJ Sawyer

St. Lawrence Central

· Shelby McGraw

· Stephanie Toomey

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. Construction is now underway for the College’s new Convocation, Athletic, and Recreation Center.

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

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SUNY Canton Canino School Offers H.S. Students Fast Track

Monday, February 9th, 2009

CANTON – Accepted students at SUNY Canton now have a chance to fast-track into math courses offered by the Canino School of Engineering Technology.

Students will be able to take extra courses prior to entering college to help them get a jump-start on college-level math courses, according to David Wells, Dean of the Canino School of Engineering Technology.

“We sometimes see very motivated students who need a little more background before entering in science, engineering and technology programs,” Wells said. “We don’t want to see a student miss an education and a career in the engineering fields simply because they lack a prerequisite course.”

The fast-track courses are part of the One-Third Better program, which is funded through a Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act grant. Courses are scheduled to begin during the summer months, and will consist of online components and face-to-face mentoring sessions. “After undergoing the fast-track program, students can opt to take supplemental sections of the courses to further their goals and understanding,” Wells said. “They can get up to two additional class hours a week to further prepare them for success once the regular semester begins.”

The initiative will be overseen by Alice Reed, Assistant Professor of Mathematics, Linda Crowner, Math Lab Coordinator and Adjunct Math Instructor, and Richard Gilchrist, a College Math Tutor. “We have a dedicated team of math department faculty,” Wells noted. “The One-Third Better program will help better prepare students for their first year of college and give them the knowledge and confidence to succeed.”

The school’s efforts to accelerate students’ skills are also augmented by an upcoming set of standards that will ensure every student is a proficient computer user upon graduation.  “Although more students than ever come to college as well-established computer users, some require assistance in attaining the next-level of computing that their future careers will demand,” noted William Mein, Associate Dean of the Canino School of Engineering Technology.

The core competencies will ensure that every SUNY Canton graduate has the ability to use spreadsheets and develop custom presentations in addition to the more common word processing and Internet usage skills associated with higher education. “Students learn to use a tool best when they need it to complete a task,” Computer Information Systems Instructor Robert J. Randall explained. “We have found that if we can offer online resources or face-to-face support exactly when a student needs it, they will succeed at a given project quicker and with greater overall individual growth.”

Students are encouraged to use the core-competency resources to develop their skills at a self-directed pace. Ultimately these skills will lead to a more successful education and greater employability upon graduation.

Both the core computer competencies program and the One-Third Better program are scheduled to be implemented this summer. “Our school has seen a 50 percent increase in the number of applications from this time last year,” Wells said. “These programs will help our newest students accomplish more and be an asset to the workforce upon graduation.”

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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High School Graduates Get Ahead with SUNY Canton

Wednesday, June 25th, 2008

More than 80 North Country high school students will graduate this year having already earned college credits. During their high school years, these students have earned up to 15 college credits through SUNY Canton and BOCES distance learning.

High School Grads

HIGH SCHOOL GRADS – Pictured are (l to r) Michael Thayer from Hermon-DeKalb Central School, Whitney LaRock from Heuvelton Central School, Grace Martin from Clifton-Fine Central School, Kimberly Matthews from Lisbon Central School, Emily Fuller from Edwards-Knox Central School, Alexandria (Lexi) Reagan from Norwood-Norfolk Junior-Senior High School, and Matthew Bates from Gouverneur Junior-Senior High School

“As we applaud all of our area high school graduates, I’d like to make special note of the students who have already started their college studies,” said SUNY Canton President Joseph L. Kennedy. “They have made the first steps towards higher education, and they should be commended for their efforts. Recent national trends indicate that many students take more than four years to graduate from college. This program gives North Country students a better chance of earning a bachelor’s degree within four years.”

Kennedy met with student delegates and guidance councilors from each of the participating distance learning high schools for lunch on Wednesday (June 25).

Every graduating student who earned college credit from SUNY Canton will be presented with an honors cord to adorn their regalia during their high school commencement ceremonies.

SUNY Canton originally partnered with BOCES to offer distance learning opportunities at area high schools and BOCES Technology Centers in 1985. According to Associate Provost Pauline A. Graveline, “In 1994, the program offered three college courses to 17 students at three locations,” she said. “This Spring, 82 high school students enrolled in six different SUNY Canton college courses.”

The College has two academic classrooms dedicated for distance learning. Faculty utilize the technology to instruct college-level students at partner locations including the American University in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Lomonosov Moscow State University, among other partner universities. The video conference style courses supplement the College’s online initiatives through SUNY Canton OnLine.

Portions of the master’s degree programs offered at SUNY Canton by SUNYIT, Utica, are also taught using distance learning classrooms.

Among the area graduates who took college courses were:

Clifton-Fine Central School

  • Grace Martin

Edwards-Knox Central School

  • Kassandra Averill
  • Kaitlin Clark
  • Benjamin Davison
  • Kyle Fountain
  • Emily Fuller
  • Trevor Hale
  • Jerrica Jones
  • Rebecca Johnson
  • Grace Martin
  • Nathan Pike

Gouverneur Junior-Senior High School

  • Michael Ablan
  • Matthew Bates
  • Jordan Denesha
  • Paige Devlin
  • Christopher Dixon
  • Emily Dolly
  • Danielle Easton
  • Douglas Elliott
  • Isaac Emrich
  • Kierstin French
  • Nancy Graybill
  • Aubrey Hamner
  • Carrie Hayes
  • Jennifer Holt
  • Kyra Knowles
  • Benjamin Lacy
  • Amy Palmer
  • Nickola Reddick
  • Jonathan Tatro
  • Nathaniel Travis
  • Hilliary Walters
  • Christine Warden

Hammond Central School

  • Mike Crowner
  • Brittany Kenyon
  • Melissa Marshall
  • Jessica Martin
  • Jasmine Becker
  • Kim Streeter
  • Jacob Tague

Heuvelton Central School

  • Jay Hebert
  • Nicholas Larche
  • Whitney LaRock
  • Betsy LaRue
  • Jessica Persons
  • Eric Ross
  • Scott Sharpes

Lisbon Central School

  • Morgan Beldock
  • Kassie Cross
  • Kendra Crossett
  • Laura Johnston
  • Kelsey Mallette
  • Kimberly Matthews
  • Jessie Mehaffy
  • Jordan Rayburn
  • Jasmine Relling
  • Andrew Richards
  • Samuel St. Pierre
  • Bridget Teele
  • Bradon Toomey
  • Jordan Woodside
  • Chelsea Young

Hermon-DeKalb Central School

  • Jessica Austin
  • Whitney Bishop
  • Adam Burnham
  • Cally Coffey
  • Dustin Fenlong
  • Whitney McRobbie
  • Paul Miller
  • Bryan Spear
  • Rebecca Starts
  • Whitney Stiles
  • Michael Thayer
  • Michael Webb

Norwood-Norfolk Junior-Senior High School

  • Briana Alford
  • Colleen Cotey
  • Alicia Fefee
  • Nick Fiacco
  • Alexandria Reagan
  • Tylor Reynolds
  • Ian Shantie
  • Jon Vari

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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