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SUNY Canton Selected as a Top School for Military and Veteran Students

Tuesday, December 16th, 2014

Military Advanced EducationSUNY Canton has once again been awarded the designation of a top school in Military Advanced Education (MAE) magazine’s 2015 Guide to Colleges and Universities.

The annual publication enables prospective students to identify schools that follow best practices in military education. SUNY Canton was specifically chosen for its military-friendly culture, financial aid opportunities, flexibility, and on-campus and online support services. This is the third year SUNY Canton has been chosen as an MAE top school.

“We take great pride in our standing as a military-friendly school,” said SUNY Canton President Zvi Szafran. “We work diligently to create a supportive, welcoming environment for our nation’s service members, veterans and their families.”

This year more than 75 veterans, National Guard members, reservists and veteran dependents are enrolled at SUNY Canton. The college’s Military and Veteran Student Service Coordinator Patrick S. Massaro helps these students navigate the programs and services that can assist them in reaching their educational goals.


The MAE magazine designation is the second award the college has received this year for its military friendliness. G.I. Jobs magazine announced in September that SUNY Canton was chosen as one of the top schools in the nation that are doing the most to support service members.

For more information about the MAE 2015 Guide to Colleges and Universities, visit

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 eight exclusively online bachelor’s degrees. The college’s 14 athletic teams compete as provisional members of the NCAA Division III and the USCAA.

SUNY Canton Among Nation’s Most ‘Military-Friendly’ Colleges

Friday, November 30th, 2012

SUNY Canton has been named to the 2013 Guide of Top Military-Friendly Colleges and Universities by Military Advanced Education magazine. This is the second time the College has been recognized by the publication.

“We take great pride in SUNY Canton’s standing as a military-friendly school, and we work diligently to create an atmosphere that is welcoming and accommodating for our nation’s service members, veterans and their families,” said Interim President Carli C. Schiffner. “It’s an honor to help those who have served our country reach their educational goals.”

Military FriendlySUNY Canton assists its military students by offering a dedicated study lounge and flexible online learning options for service members living stateside and abroad. Military personnel have enrolled from all over the world, including Iraq and Afghanistan.

In addition, the College’s counseling staff receives regular Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) training, and former service members can now take advantage of the Veterans Retraining Assistance Program (VRAP), which offers 12 months of financial assistance to veterans who are between 35 and 60 years of age and are unemployed, among other criteria.

Earlier this year, SUNY Canton hired its first Veterans Affairs Officer Patrick S. Massaro. This is a shared position with SUNY Potsdam, and Massaro is charged with advising veterans as they navigate the admissions process. “I serve as the main point of contact for the College’s military students and their families,” Massaro said. “One piece of my responsibility is to ensure they are aware of the programs and services that can assist them with their educational goals, such as VRAP.”

The 2013 guide will be published in the December issue. Military Advanced Education is a journal of higher learning for American service members, and is published by KMI Media Group.