SUNY Canton President Zvi Szafran recently awarded two employees with one of the college’s highest honors.
Kathy A. Limoges, a secretary in the School of Business and Liberal Arts dean’s office, and Randy B. Sieminski, director of athletics, were named the 2015 President’s Meritorious Service Award winners at SUNY Canton’s Employee Recognition Day May 15.
Limoges retired this month after working at the college for 35 years. Described by her colleagues as one of the most respected professional employees on campus, she is also admired for her incredible work ethic and commitment to SUNY Canton’s students, faculty and staff. Limoges graduated from SUNY Canton in 1980 and previously earned the college’s Employee Recognition Award in 2006.
“Kathy exemplifies the true meaning of professionalism and dedication,” said Szafran. “She has given so much to our college that it’s only fitting we recognize her many accomplishments with this award.”
Sieminski began his tenure at SUNY Canton in 2005 as the college’s public relations director where he managed branding and marketing efforts that contributed to an unprecedented increase in applications and enrollment. Since his appointment to athletic director in 2010, Sieminski has guided the college through its transition to NCAA Division III status. In addition to adding five new sports teams, Sieminski and his staff have more than doubled the number of student-athletes, hosted this year’s New York State High School Cross Country Championships and have hosted the Regional Special Olympic Games and time trials for three consecutive years.
“Randy has contributed to the success of SUNY Canton in innumerable ways,” said Szafran. “His outstanding leadership in both public relations and athletics has helped the college realize dramatic growth during the past 10 years.”
Sieminski is also active in the community and has served as the Canton Chamber of Commerce president the past two years and is the president of the Canton Hoopsters Youth Basketball Association. He also coaches numerous youth sports. He is a 1987 graduate of St. Lawrence University.
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. Faculty members are noted for their professional real-world experience in addition to outstanding academic credentials. SUNY Canton OnLine offers hundreds of flexible and convenient courses, as well as ten exclusively online bachelor’s degrees. The college’s 14 athletic teams compete as provisional members of the NCAA Division III and the USCAA.