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Veterinary Technology Graduate Receives Outstanding Associate Award at SUNY Canton

Monday, April 28th, 2014

A graduate who aspires to become a veterinarian has received one of SUNY Canton’s top academic awards.

Tiffany V. Moore of Brooklyn was selected as the 2014 recipient of SUNY Canton’s Outstanding Graduate Award at the associate level. Moore recently received her award at the David V. Guccione Honors Convocation and will be honored at SUNY Canton’s 106th Commencement Ceremony at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, May 10, at the College’s Convocation Athletic and Recreation Center.

The Veterinary Science Technology graduate also recently received the 2014 Chancellor’s Award for Student Excellence.

Pictured are (l to r)  SUNY Canton Acting President Joseph C. Hoffman, Outstanding Graduate Tiffany V. Moore of Brooklyn and Dean of Students Courtney B. Bish. Moore received the annual award at the associate degree level.

Pictured are (l to r) SUNY Canton Acting President Joseph C. Hoffman, Outstanding Graduate Tiffany V. Moore of Brooklyn and Dean of Students Courtney B. Bish. Moore received the annual award at the associate degree level.

“Tiffany is extra caring and compassionate when working with animals,” said Mary T. O’Horo Loomis, a professor in the Veterinary Science Technology program. “Her focus and attention to detail make her an excellent student.”

Previously, Moore received an academic award for the highest GPA in her major in 2013. The Collegiate Science and Technology Entry Program named her an outstanding student. She is a member of Phi Theta Kappa honor society and served as president of the Chi Alpha Epsilon honor society. Moore was the treasurer of the Black Student Union in 2012. She’s earned either President’s or Dean’s List honors during her four semesters at the College. She is a student member of the National Association for Veterinary Technicians in America.

“Tiffany is easily one of the best students I have ever had the privilege of having in my courses,” said Marriane P. DiMarco-Temkin, who worked with Moore in two sections of biology. “She is self-motivated, prepared and ready to participate in class. She is friendly and outgoing. She is certain to be successful in whatever she endeavors to do.”

She completed her preceptorship, or college-level practical experience training, with the Barbados Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. “I’ve always had pets and love animals,” she said. “I’ve decided to turn my passion into a career.”

She is also a student assistant at the SUNY Canton Davis Health Center and has volunteered at the Potsdam Humane Society. She’s been active in the Pool Enthusiasts Club and is a member of the Zen Do Kai Martial Arts club.

Moore is continuing her education at Cornell University, Ithaca. She plans on becoming a doctor of veterinary medicine.

The Outstanding Graduate Award is given annually to an associate and bachelor’s degree graduate. It is SUNY Canton’s top award given to recognize academic achievement, community service and campus involvement.

 

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 Student Earns AAUW Scholarship

Friday, September 21st, 2012

The St. Lawrence County Branch of the American Association of University Women (AAUW) awarded Massena’s Lisa Furnace with a scholarship to continue her education at SUNY Canton.

Furnace, a mother of six, earned an associate degree in accounting in May and is continuing this fall to earn a bachelor’s degree in legal studies.

Carli Schiffner, Lisa Furnace, Faye White

Pictured from left to right: Interim President Carli Schiffner, Lisa Furnace and Professor Emerita Faye White

In addition to her academic accomplishments, she is a volunteer firefighter and has helped raise funds for local Catholic schools. Furnace also served as a volunteer income tax assistance worker and is active in the Massena MOMs group, which provides assistance to mothers and families in the Massena community.

Furnace won the associate degree Outstanding Graduate Award at the College’s 2012 Commencement. She was a member of Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society and made President’s List for earning a 3.75 of higher grade point average during each of her four semesters in the accounting program.

Lisa Furnace and President Kennedy

Furnace won the associate degree Outstanding Graduate Award at the College’s 2012 Commencement.

In addition to her award, she also was given a membership in AAUW.

SUNY Canton Interim President Carli C. Schiffner and SUNY Canton Director of Human Resources Betty Connolly are both AAUW St. Lawrence County Branch officers.

“Lisa is a deserving recipient of this award because of her commitment to excellence in her academic pursuits, as well as her volunteer work in the community,” Schiffner said. “Fellow students said Lisa is inspirational and always willing to help. Faculty said she takes charge of her education and values her experience at the College.”

AAUW is a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization that empowers women and girls through advocacy, education, philanthropy and research. AAUW has more than 150,000 members and supporters across the United States, as well as 1,000 local branches and 700 college and university partners. Membership is open to anyone who supports the mission of AAUW, regardless of gender, race, creed, age, sexual orientation, national origin, disability or class.

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

 

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SUNY Canton Early Childhood Major Recognized for Academic Achievement

Friday, May 6th, 2011

An early childhood major who worked with local students has been honored by SUNY Canton for his outstanding academic achievements and dedication to his intended profession.

Michael J. Jason of Crown Point is the College’s 2011 recipient of the annual Outstanding Associate Graduate Award at the Associate level.  He was presented with the award at SUNY Canton’s Arthur G. Hurlbut Honors Convocation held on May 4 and will be among other honorees and award recipients recognized during the College’s Commencement at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, May 21. The indoor ceremony will be held in SUNY Canton’s new Convocation, Athletic, and Recreation Center.

 

Michael Jason

Michael J. Jason of Crown Point is awarded the College’s annual Outstanding Associate Graduate Award at the Associate level by President Joseph L. Kennedy.

The award recognizes students enrolled in two-year programs who have excelled in their academics and other areas of campus life. Each semester, Jason has been on both the Dean’s List and President’s Honors list each of his four semesters at the College. The President’s List is the College’s highest level of achievement for one semester that honors full-time students who earn a semester grade point average (GPA) of 3.75 or higher on a 4.0 scale. He also received a Certificate of Academic Achievement from the Office of Opportunity Programs.

“Michael has an outstanding character, is an exceptional student, puts every ounce of energy he has into all of his course work and projects, and volunteers in many campus events with a kind and giving attitude,” said Maureen Maiocco, professor and director of the Early Childhood degree program. “I can’t think of a better role model for young children to have. I know he will inspire his future students in the most important life lessons: to always believe in yourself despite life’s challenges, and to treat others with care and kindness.”

A member of Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) and the Chi Alpha Epsilon Honor Societies, Jason was elected Student Senate and Treasurer for the Early Childhood Club. During his senior year, he took on a leadership role in PTK and served as Vice President of Scholarship.  He also volunteered at the St. Lawrence Early Childhood Conference and student-taught at a local Head Start and at St. Mary’s in Canton.

Jason completed the New York State Office of Children and Family Services requirements for identifying and reporting child abuse, maltreatment and neglect. He attended and completed training dealing with topics such as helping children cope with grief and loss and early childhood science literacy.

In addition to his commitments related to his major, Jason was a member of the College’s gaming club and served as Vice President of the Outdoor Adventures Club his freshman year.

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


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2009 SUNY Canton Graduate Snaps Up Awards for Excellent Imagery

Friday, June 26th, 2009

Alissa Jatsenti has a mind for numbers and an eye for photography.

Alissa Jatsenti's untitled-floral photograph was included in the Best of SUNY Exhibit in Albany.

Alissa Jatsenti's untitled-floral photograph was included in the Best of SUNY Exhibit in Albany.

The 2009 SUNY Canton graduate has won several awards for her academic excellence within the college’s Accounting program, and has begun picking up more recognitions for her keen creativity.

One of Jatsenti’s photographs was recently selected for the Best of SUNY Exhibit, which runs until September 25 at the SUNY Plaza in Albany. The State University of New York judges selected one of her colorful floral creations, which is representative of her ongoing series of macro, or close-up images.

Alissa Jatsenti's “Golden Fields” photo won the St. Lawrence County Land Trust monthly image contest in March.

Alissa Jatsenti's “Golden Fields” photo won the St. Lawrence County Land Trust monthly image contest in March.

“Some of my macro work combines abstract or an ‘out-in-the-space’ feel,” she said. “It is somewhat challenging to take these photographs, but the results are almost always amazing. Each flower is so different, and it is thrilling to see each one’s personality and defining characteristics.”

Jatsenti also won the St. Lawrence County Land Trust monthly image contest in March with her photo “Golden Fields” The St. Lawrence Land trust owns a group page on www.flickr.com that allows area photographers to contribute and display their images. Jatsenti became involved with the group and encouraged her peer photographers in the Graphic and Multi-Media Design courses to contribute their work.

According to Business and Liberal Arts Dean Linda A. Heilman, “Our students can opt to engage in cross-curricular studies between business and the arts, leading to a very well-rounded education.”

Jatsenti immigrated to the North Country after graduating from high school in her hometown of Tallinn, Estonia, and now resides in Canton. She was a student leader in the Internal Revenue Service’s Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program. She is a member of Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society. She received the Chancellor’s Award for Student Excellence, a Clarkson Transfer scholarship, and an American Association of University Women scholarship this year.

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.

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Early Childhood Club President and Student Activities Staff Member Receive Awards

Tuesday, May 12th, 2009
SUNY Canton President Joseph L. Kennedy congratulates MacKenzie O. Belden of Hammond for receiving the 2009  David R. Maynard Student Activities Award.

SUNY Canton President Joseph L. Kennedy congratulates MacKenzie O. Belden of Hammond for receiving the 2009 David R. Maynard Student Activities Award.

A SUNY Canton Early Childhood student and a Student Activities Office Secretary are being awarded for their involvement at the college.

MacKenzie O. Belden of Hammond has been selected to receive the David R. Maynard Student Activities Award and Student Activities Secretary Jennifer Kelsey has been selected to receive the Northstar Award. Both will be among the honorees at SUNY Canton’s 101st Ceremony to be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, May 16, outside across from French Hall.

Belden and the Early Childhood Club were involved with several key activities this year, including a winter clothing drive for economically disadvantaged children and families, and an “adopt a soldier” program. She and her peers helped ensure both projects were a complete success.

Jennifer Kelsey

Jennifer Kelsey will receive the Northstar Award at the 101st Commencement Ceremony on May 16.

“There is no doubt the recognition given to the club was in large part due to the leadership, dedication, and volunteer efforts of MacKenzie,” said Early Childhood Education Program Director and Associate Professor Maureen Maiocco. “She has put in a lot of time and effort into promoting the club. She ensures that members are engaged and that the club is on task.”

Belden will be earning her second SUNY Canton degree this year, having previously earned a degree in Liberal Studies in 2007. She has consistently been on both the President’s and Dean’s list for her academic achievements. She was inducted into the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society in the Fall of 2008 and currently serves as the organization’s vice president.

Kelsey, a 2003 SUNY Canton graduate, has consistently gone above and beyond her job duties, according to her colleagues and students. She’s one of the driving forces that makes the office a fun, vibrant place, and she is the first contact point for students.

This year, Kelsey served as a volunteer staff mentor, advisor, and supervisor of the student yearbook “The Paysonian.” She’s the go-to person for members of the Student Cooperative Alliance, the College Union Board, as well as all student-run clubs and organizations.

The David R. Maynard Student Activities Award is given annually to a student who demonstrates superior citizenship, outstanding leadership, and who has generously given time to extracurricular activities. The Northstar award is hand selected by students and is given annually to a faculty or staff member who makes the college a better place.

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.

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

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National Honor Society Inducts SUNY Canton Students

Monday, April 6th, 2009

Phi Theta KappaSUNY Canton students were recently recognized for their academic excellence through their induction into the Lambda Eta chapter of Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society.

Phi Theta Kappa was formed in 1918 and has become the largest and the most prestigious honor society serving associate-level students around the world. As members, students must maintain a high grade point average and stay involved with the community through service-oriented projects.

Induction into Phi Theta Kappa is among the highest honors available to undergraduate students.

Among the Spring 2009 inductees were: (photo gallery available here)

  • Elizabeth Adams, an undeclared major from Nunda
  • Tamara Armstrong, an undeclared major from Norfolk
  • Courtney Bach, an Early Childhood major from Fayetteville
  • Michael Bagalonis, a Mechanical Engineering Technology major from Baldwinsville
  • Heidi Baker, an Office Technology major from Madrid
  • Noelle Barse, an Accounting major from Massena
  • Justin Blinn, a Motorsports Performance and Repair major from Lake Placid
  • Devon Bond, an Electrical Construction and Maintenance major from Winthrop
  • Ashley Bourgeois, a Veterinary Science Technology major from Canton
  • Megan Boyer, a Criminal Justice major from Penfield
  • Karah Burns, a Veterinary Science Technology major from Spencerport
  • John Butler, a Liberal Arts major from Canton
  • Brandon Colby, a Business Administration major from Norwood
  • Larissa DeLair, a Liberal Arts major from Lisbon
  • Joel Dsouza, an undeclared major from Massena
  • Reid Finn, a Criminal Justice major from Canton
  • Rebecca Fischer, a Veterinary Science Technology major from Petersburg
  • Homero Flores, a Mechanical Engineering Technology major from Tamaulipas, Mexico
  • Celena Gilman, an undeclared major from Massena
  • Christina Harman, a Nursing major from South Colton
  • Kale Hitchman, an Engineering Science major from Hannawa Falls
  • Zachary Hogg, a Liberal Arts major from Russell
  • Evan Johnson, an undeclared major from Cooperstown
  • Julie Kreider, a Nursing major from Gouverneur
  • Zachary Lemanquais, a Liberal Arts major from Potsdam
  • Josephene Mailu, a Health Science major from Potsdam
  • Danielle May, a Veterinary Science Technology major from Warsaw
  • Alison McGinn, a Physical Therapist Assistant major from Potsdam
  • Ashlee Montville, an undeclared major from Massena
  • Matthew Myers, an Electrical Construction and Maintenance major from Brandon, Vt.
  • Phillip Newman, an Electrical Construction and Maintenance major from Constable
  • Brett Nortz, an Engineering Science major from Watertown
  • Kayla Peets, a Criminal Justice major from Massena
  • Shamira Perez, an undeclared major from Syracuse
  • Lauren Pitman, a Veterinary Science Technology major from Canton
  • Nathan Reed, a Physical Therapist Assistant major from Canton
  • Kristin Richards, a Nursing major from Ogdensburg
  • Adam Roach, a Civil Engineering Technology major from Ogdensburg
  • Mark Roundpoint, a Physical Therapist Assistant major from Canton
  • Nouman Saeed, a Business Administration major from Canton
  • Roger Smith, a Criminal Justice major from Lawrenceville
  • Edward Stanimer, an Individual Studies major from Canton
  • Hannah Stephens, a Veterinary Science Technology major from Spencer
  • Linda Stevens, a Nursing major from Canton
  • Michael Thorpe, an undeclared major from Ogdensburg
  • Thomas Titherington, an Electrical Engineering Technology major from Plattsburgh
  • Andrew Toyo, a Liberal Arts major from Gouverneur
  • Kristina Tucker, a Veterinary Science Technology major from Ilion
  • Heather Vanalstine, a Veterinary Science Technology major from Canton
  • Daniel Vanderlinden, an Automotive Technology major from Tenafly, NJ
  • Bradley Waite, an undeclared major from Norwood
  • Deborah Whalen, a Nursing major from Massena
  • Cheri Whitton, a Health Science major from Hermon
  • Ying Yang, a Civil Engineering Technology major from Chengdu, China, and currently living in Canton

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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SUNY Canton Lauds Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society Inductees

Friday, November 14th, 2008

SUNY Canton students were recently recognized for their academic excellence through their induction into the Lambda Eta chapter of Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society.

Phi Theta Kappa

Phi Theta Kappa was formed in 1918 and has become the largest and the most prestigious honor society serving associate-level students around the world.

As members, students must maintain a high grade point average and stay involved with the community through service-oriented projects.
Among the Fall 2008 inductees were:

  • Chiara Ashley, an Office Technology major from Madrid
  • Jason Astafan, a Nursing major from Carthage
  • Rebecca Beaudoin, a Nursing major from Massena 
  • MacKenzie Belden, an Early Childhood major from Ogdensburg
  • Adam Benedict, a Legal Studies major from Norfolk
  • Rebecca Blackmer, an Accounting major form Colton
  • Cara Bonno, a Nursing major from Massena
  • Genny Bush, a Nursing major from Gouverneur
  • Brooke Colby, a Nursing major from Norwood 
  • Victoria Damour, an Accounting major from Churubusco 
  • Trudy Foote, a Business Administration major from Canton
  • Zachary Fuller, a Construction Technology Management major from Norwood
  • Nicole Gordon, a Nursing major from Norwood
  • Margaret Haggerty, a Nursing major from Ogdensburg
  • Kristina Kaiser, an Early Childhood major from Colton
  • Richard Kolvik, a Construction Technology Management major from Morris
  • Katherine LaFaver, a Nursing major from Lisbon
  • Rober LeFevre, a Civil Engineering Technology major from Morrisonville 
  • Lucy Oshier, a Nursing major from Waddington
  • Amber Parmeter, a Nursing major from Norfolk
  • Nicole Parrish, an Accounting major from DeKalb Junction
  • Brian Pinkerton, an Electrical Engineering Technology major from Ogdensburg
  • Christin Powers, a Physical Therapist Assistant major from Canton
  • Melody Reed, an Accounting major from Norwood
  • Diane Reese, a Business Administration major from Edwards
  • Erica Rizzo, a Veterinary Science Technology major from Oneida.
  • Jamieka Rowe, a Nursing major from Hermon
  • Natasha Trefry, an Office Technology major from Potsdam
  • Jennifer Walck, a Veterinary Science Technology major from Watertown 
  • Tara Wood, a Dental Hygiene major from Camden
  • Amy Wright, a Nursing major from Ogdensburg

Induction into Phi Theta Kappa is among the highest honors available to undergraduate students.

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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SUNY Canton Honor Society Supports Renewal House

Friday, October 31st, 2008

 

RENEWAL HOUSE DONATION – SUNY Canton’s Lambda Eta Chapter of the Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society members recently made a donation to the St. Lawrence Valley Renewal House as part of their Project Graduation. Through Project Graduation, Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) chapters all over the United States and Canada collect donations of canned goods and children’s books for area service organizations during their commencement activities. Pictured are (l to r) back row, Jacob Neely, PTK President and an air conditioning engineering technology major from Syracuse; Kelly Forsyth, counselor and women’s group facilitator at Renewal House; Amy Robinson, legal advocate at Renewal House; Ilene Burke, director of Renewal House; Brad VanPatten, PTK senator and an air conditioning engineering technology major from Madrid; Brandon Baldwin, PTK advisor and assistant professor of automotive technology; front row, Michaela Young, PTK advisor and secretary in the president’s office; Linda Akatsu, PTK secretary and veterinary science technology major from Brooklyn; and Cassandra Hamilton, PTK vice president for leadership and a veterinary science technology major from Hannawa Falls.

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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SUNY Canton Scholars Join Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society

Monday, November 5th, 2007

More than 25 students were inducted into the SUNY Canton Lambda Eta Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society.

Dr. Kenneth Erickson, Interim Dean of the school Liberal Studies, was the keynote speaker at the college’s recent induction ceremony. He explained his pride in the honor society’s new members by highlighting their ability to reason and their aptitude to think coherently and logically.

“The world needs people like you,” he said. “The world needs people who are emboldened by reason who will speak truth to power. When I look at all of you I feel pride. But, more importantly when I look at you, I see hope.”

He further challenged the students to take the high road even though it may not be easy.

Among the students who joined Phi Theta Kappa during the Fall 2007 were:

  • Michael Adamitey, a Computer Information Systems major from Staten Island.
  • Christine Belgarde, an Office Technology major from Potsdam.
  • Cortney Brunet, an Office Technology major from Hermon.
  • Aidan Charbonneau, a Business Administration major from Manchester Center, VT.
  • Angela Craig, an Occupational Therapy Assistant major from Rensselaer Falls.
  • Sapphire Isaac, a Criminal Justice major from Brooklyn.
  • Alissa Jatsenti, an Accounting major from Estonia.
  • Gina Kearns, an Accounting major from Massena.
  • Craig Kirkpatrick, an Automotive Technology major from Russell.
  • Christine Langtry, a Nursing major from Chippewa Bay.
  • Brenea Moroney, an Early Childhood major from Lacona.
  • Nicole Noble, a Nursing major from Ogdensburg.
  • Jennifer Pirie, a Liberal Arts and Sciences: General Studies major from Russell.
  • Holly Rogers, an Accounting major from Walworth.
  • Lillian Roy, a Business Administration major from Norfolk.
  • Christopher Sarsfield, a Nursing major from Canton.
  • Heather Smith, a Nursing major from Potsdam.
  • Mark Talamo, a Liberal Arts and Sciences: General Studies major from Oswego.
  • Trey Theobald, an Engineering Science major from Victor.
  • Shanna-Kay Townsend, a Health Science Career Studies major from Bronx.
  • Michael Trefry, an Accounting major from Redwood.
  • Sarah Turner, an Engineering Science major from Oswego.
  • Julie VanderWiel, a Criminal Justice major from Malone.
  • Emberstar Wakefield, a Veterinary Science Technology major from Potsdam.
  • Henry Wason, an Engineering Science major from Ogdensburg.
  • Britney Wilkins, an Early Childhood major from Brasher Falls.
  • Crystal Wroblewski, a Health Science Career Studies major from Grand Island.

Phi Theta Kappa has recognized academic excellence since 1918 and has become the largest and the most prestigious honor society serving associate-level students around the world. As members, students must maintain a high grade point average and stay involved with the community through service-oriented projects.

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SUNY Canton Future Veterinarian Receives Three Scholarships

Tuesday, July 31st, 2007

A SUNY Canton student who hopes to become a veterinarian has secured enough scholarships to completely finance her final year of college.

Jessica Cornell of Henderson recently received $1,000 scholarship from the Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation. She also received a $4,350 Allan P. and Catherine Barnett Newell Endowed Scholarship and a $1,000 North Country Scholarship. Combined, the three scholarships have paid for her final year in the Veterinary Science Technology program.

“Jessica is a great example of the success of the SUNY Canton Foundation,” said SUNY Canton President Joseph L. Kennedy. “I am quite confident that this support will benefit her far beyond her college studies.”

Cornell said it has been hard coming up with the money to attend college. The 26-year-old animal lover had already earned a four-year degree when she decided to follow her dreams. “I’m working toward my second degree and I really want to become a veterinarian,” Cornell said. “It was a good decision to go back.”

She is a member of Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society, lauding students for high-academic achievement while promoting leadership and community service.

The SUNY Canton Foundation recommended Cornell for the Coca-Cola scholarship, and she wrote an essay last semester during finals week. The Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation contributes $400,000 annually for students like Cornell, who demonstrated both academic success and participated in community service and outreach initiatives.

The SUNY Canton Foundation also linked Cornell with the Allan P. and Catherine Barnett Newell Endowed Scholarship, which is given annually to a second-year North Country student from the area who demonstrates financial need. Allan and Kate Newell were selected as dual recipients of SUNY Canton’s distinguished citizen awards at SUNY Canton’s 99th Commencement Ceremony for their noted philanthropy.

The Newells also made a significant gift to the college in 2003 through the Sweetgrass Foundation, which helped construct the Newell Veterinary Technology Center, where Cornell attends the majority of her classes.

 

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