Annual Report 2014-15

Promote Academic Excellence

Steel Bridge Team

The College continues to provide the resources, skills, and faculty expertise students can utilize to think critically, lead others, and innovate.

Our four-year Civil and Environmental Technology, Electrical Technology, and Mechanical Technology degrees earned ABET accreditation and were renamed Civil and Environmental Engineering Technology, Electrical Engineering Technology, and Mechanical Engineering Technology. In addition, the Bachelor of Science in Nursing program earned its initial five-year accreditation from ACEN.

SUNY Canton’s student-athletes continue to excel academically, and in Spring 2015 they earned a cumulative GPA of 3.06, exceeding the overall undergraduate GPA. Ten of 14 athletic teams earned cumulative GPAs of 3.0 or higher.

Cumulative Student-Athlete GPA

Teams with a 3.0 GPA

Canton College Foundation Fundraising

The Canton College Foundation staff raised $1,580,000, surpassing their annual fundraising goal by 182 percent.

More than $400,000 in scholarship funding supported approximately 380 students during the 2014-2015 academic year.

Ten new endowments were created, totaling $166,000.

Scholarship Funding

Students Supported

Faculty Excellence

Throughout the past year, many of SUNY Canton’s faculty members have received awards, published and presented their research, or shared their knowledge in a variety of ways. Some highlights include:

Eunjyu Yu

Eunjyu Yu

Eunjyu Yu, Ph.D., authored an article titled “Let Developmental Students Shine: Digital Writing,” which was featured in the Spring 2014 issue of Research and Teaching in Developmental Education.

Kumar & Harte

Umesh Kumar & Brian K. Harte

Umesh Kumar, Ph.D., and Brian K. Harte, Ph.D., coauthored a paper titled “Investor Response to Convicted Firms Within and Outside of the United States,” which earned a best paper award at the Academy of Business Research fall 2014 Conference.

Emily Hamilton-Honey

Emily Hamilton-Honey

Emily Hamilton-Honey, Ph.D., received the Dr. Nuala McGann Drescher Affirmative Action/ Diversity Leave Program award to publish research about gender roles in young adult literature written during World War I.


Sean O'Brien

Sean T. O’Brien, Ph.D., co-edited the book, “Race & Immigration in the New Ireland,” which was selected as a Best University Press Book for general readers.

  • Amani M. Awwad, Ph.D., presented papers at both the Society for the Study of Social Problems and the American Sociological Association.
  • Christina Lesyk, a Ph.D. student in the Hospitality Management program at Iowa State University, presented her research on three topics at the Graduate Education & Graduate Student Research Conference in Hospitality and Tourism.

Grant Funding - $1.68 Million

During the past year SUNY Canton received $185,494 in new grant funding and $1,494,559 in continued funding for initiatives such as TRiO, the Cooperative Energy Education Program, the Collegiate Science and Technology Entry Program (CSTEP), and STEM scholarships.