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Honors Convocation

Honors Convocation 2020

Welcome to the virtual Daniel G. Fay Honors Convocation, the event that celebrates students with the top GPA in their major for each class year. More than 180 students representing SUNY Canton’s 31 bachelor’s degrees, 20 associate degrees, and 3 certificate programs received an award. Please click around, find your name, view the congratulatory messages, and download a copy of the program.

All of you exhibit the founding principles of SUNY Canton -- hard work and perseverance. In a climate full of uncertainty, the College community applauds your efforts to rise to the challenge everyday. Congratulations!

President Zvi Szafran

Message from President Zvi Szafran

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Peggy DeCooke

Message from Provost Peggy DeCooke

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Daniel Fay

Message from Professor Emeritus Daniel G. Fay

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Ronald O'Neill

Message from College Council Chair Ronald M. O'Neill

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Edward Boyd

Message from Distinguished Faculty 2020 Edward Boyd

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Honors Convocation 2020 Program

Daniel G. Fay Honors Convocation Program

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Recipients of Special Recognition

The David R. Maynard Student Activities Award

Michael White

Michael E. White

Michael E. White is a Sports Management major who will be graduating this May. He is the budget director for the Student Government Association, Vice President of Brother 2 Brother and a member of Road 2 Riches in addition to his position as a Resident Assistant in Kennedy Hall. White previously received the Vice President for Student Affairs Leaders of Tomorrow Award. He was selected as a recipient for supporting many clubs and organizations and assisting with the planning and facilitation of numerous student events.

Richard W. Miller Excellence Award

Damion Taylor

Damion Taylor

Damion Taylor is an Electrical Engineering Technology major in the class of 2021. Mr. Taylor is a 2012 graduate of Norwood-Norfolk Central School and a U.S. Army veteran who was honorably discharged in 2018. He said his time in the Army has made him more of a leader and built his confidence. Taylor noted that he’s honored for being recognized and is proud to be a SUNY Canton student.

Academic Award Recipients

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School of Business and Liberal Arts


Shelbie E. Baldwin, 2020
Matthew S. Svarczkopf, 2021

Business Administration, AAS

Zachary LaFave, 2020
Adam Stanley Petric, 2020

Business Administration, AS

Jeffrey P. Baker, 2021
Tessa Richardson, 2020

Early Childhood

Abigale Fink, 2021
Sydney G. Shadle, 2020

Early Childhood Care & Management

Nerisa DeFreitas, 2021
Macy Marie Hutchins, 2020
Rosa E. Pierson, 2023
Donica Margaret Robinson, 2022

Liberal Arts: General Studies

Matthew Ford, 2021
Rhonda T. Jackson, 2020
Jonni Stuart, 2021

Agribusiness Management

Karly Rothvoss, 2021
Caroline Marie York, 2021

Applied Psychology

Sophia A. Harris, 2022
Hannah Rose Labrozzi, 2021
Lindsey M. Prye, 2020
Kiara Elizabeth White, 2023


Jordan Carr, 2020
Ashly M. Costello, 2020
Jeffrey Dollinger, 2020
Kevin Dorr, 2020
Matthew Charles McAnulty, 2020
Abigail Ruth Shearer, 2022

Health Care Management

Courtney Burgess, 2020
Barbara G. Circle, 2020
Lynsey Fowler, 2022
Lauren Frank, 2022
Catriona Rose Guthrie, 2021
Amanda Johnson, 2020
Shaina Olton, 2020
Sarah Roselli Ortiz, 2021
Rachel Mckenna Safrit, 2023
Diane M. Shearer, 2023
Yumi Sonenberg, 2021

Legal Studies, BS

Jerilyn Ashley, 2020
Kristine A. Furgison, 2023
Charlotte Huether, 2021
Jane M. Kibbe, 2020
Neishia M. Mitchell, 2020
Marjorie Murphy, 2020
Torrie Reisman, 2021
Matthew Alexander Riggs, 2022
Ayoka Smith, 2021


Anthony Filoso, 2020
Reily Robert McIntosh, 2021

Technological Communications

Logan Coggins, 2020

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Canino School of Engineering Technology

Electrical Construction and Maintenance

Garret W. Perry, 2020

Automotive Technology

Brenden C. Lauzon, 2021
Zachary L. Widrick, 2020

Civil Engineering Technology

Mark D. Antonik, 2023
Forest B. Hathaway, 2020
Sean Shepard, 2022
Joseph M. Werner, 2021

Computer Information Systems

Joshua F. D’Souza, 2020

Construction Technology: Management

Joseph Love, 2021
Cole Murray, 2021
Carson Smith, 2020

Electrical Engineering Technology, AAS

Damion Taylor, 2021
Peter A. Xanthaky, 2020

Engineering Science

Patrick Prince, 2020

Engineering Science 2+2

Trey R. Barnes, 2020
Conagher Buckmaster, 2021
Thomas M. Ventiquattro, 2021

HVAC Engineering Technology

Cole Piercey, 2020

HVAC Trades, AOS

Nathan A. Cota, 2021
Jacob Moore, 2020

Mechanical Engineering Technology, AAS

Bryan O’Hearon, 2020
Xaris Zotos, 2021

Civil & Environmental Engineering Technology

Mark D. Antonik, 2023
Forest B. Hathaway, 2020
Sean Shepard, 2022
Joseph M. Werner, 2021

Electrical Engineering Technology

Brendan Arthur, 2021
Jacob T. Bero, 2020
Caleb Bondy, 2023
Michael P. Remington, 2022

Game Design and Development

Kyle Stephen Chen, 2023
Joseph W. Dantuono, 2023
John J. Frick, 2023
Jaylen A. Glass, 2021
Giovonni C. Phillips, 2021
Dylan R. Santiago, 2022
Joseph Tordel, 2023

Graphic and Multimedia Design

Ornessa Brown, 2021
Thomas G. Contino, 2022
Alyssa R. Fisher, 2023
Forrest C. Vorolieff, 2020
Michael Wilson, 2022

Industrial Technology Management

Anthony Figueroa, 2022
Shane Moyer, 2021
Joseph Peppe, 2020

Information Technology

Dylan T. Bradley, 2023
Luis F. Estevez-Breton, 2021
Hannah M. Grant, 2022
Joshua G. Wakefield, 2020

Mechanical Engineering Technology

Andrew P. Fitch, 2021
Jonathan A. Luse, 2020
Andrew M. Ross, 2022
Chet S. Sourwine, 2023

Mechatronics Technology

Laura Clements, 2023
Nathan Rishe, 2022
Daniel S. Whitton, 2021

Sustainable Energy Technology

Alberto Morales, 2023
Jennifer Ward, 2020

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School of Science, Health and Criminal Justice

Practical Nursing

Kari R. Frego, 2020

Criminal Justice

Verity J. Lewis, 2021
Rian P. McFadden, 2020
John D. Meyers, 2021

Individual Studies - Veterinary Science Tech

Jeramya Golden, 2021
Julian Ottalagano, 2021

Individual Studies - Veterinary Technology

Ariyana Brehm, 2021


Emma Duffany, 2020
Jillian R. O’Brien, 2021

Physical Therapist Assistant

Sarah Anderson, 2021
Kyle R. Brown, 2021
Joshua L. Burtch, 2020
Breanna M. Hacia, 2021
Kahlan W. Liu, 2021
Rebecca M. MacDougall, 2021
Marie J. Singletary, 2021
Kelly Starliper, 2020
Sydney R. Thornhill, 2020
Anna Wiegandt, 2020

Veterinary Science Technology

Isabel S. Gonzalez, 2021
Claire Turcotte, 2020

Criminal Investigation

Jonah R. Black, 2023
Joie Culkin, 2023
Heather Daoust, 2022
Leah M. Kerensky, 2021
Kaitlyn R. McGlaun, 2020
Deanna M. Rosen, 2022


Joel Carbone, 2020
Brandon M. Ferrotta, 2022
Daniel Heverns, 2020
Jeremy D. McHatton, 2023
Jake Rabideau, 2023

Dental Hygiene

Jessica Cabreja, 2020

Emergency Management

Alison Ruth Bensley, 2020
Max Sanchez, 2021

Funeral Services Administration

Felicidad Christensen, 2022
Stacia G. Johnston, 2021
Isabella H. Wenslow, 2020

Health and Fitness Promotion

Melissa N. McMaster, 2020
Peyton E. Nadeau, 2021
Mackenzie K. Smith, 2023
Connor Tuttle, 2022

Homeland Security

Ty S. Cotter, 2022
Tristan M. Dibble, 2021
Cole Fountain, 2023
Eric J. Leroux, 2020

Law Enforcement Leadership

Cassidy Antwi, 2021
Joshua J. Baker, 2023
Christopher Chambers, 2021
Judith Giampietro, 2020
Tyler J. Hendrickson, 2022

Nursing, BS

Noel L. Bloomfield, 2021
Emma M Bortnick, 2023
Gabrielle Durant, 2023
Danielle A. Eggleston, 2023
Raquel Francis, 2023
Emma-Lee Frary, 2020
Molly R. Johnson, 2022
Tanner Lapiene, 2021
Caitlin Marks, 2020
Ruthanne M. Middlemiss, 2021
Brynn M. Nelson, 2023
Taylor E. Ridsdale, 2023
Jesica Stroud, 2021

Sports Management

Dylan T. Aumell, 2021
Michael Lashomb, 2022
Caeley Smith, 2023
Kain Wilder, 2020

Veterinary Service Administration

Morgan Rivers, 2021
Carly R. Voerg, 2020

Veterinary Technology

Emma S. Clark, 2023
Kayleigh M. Garrett, 2023
Alexis E. Grotto, 2021
Kayleigh P. Knoll, 2022
Melissa M. Mello, 2020
Abigail E. Savage, 2020
Jenna C. VanAllen, 2023

Alpha Phi Sigma

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National Honor Society for Students in Criminal Justice

Isabel Abrams
Courtney Allen
Brianna Augustus
Tyler Bowman
Kaitlyn Daniels
Bryan Davis
Jessica Davis
Martino Delgado
Kaitlyn Doud
Megan Frasier
Roy Gilmour
S’Nya Glover
Mariah Greenman
Sierra Halstead
Leigha Haskins 

Lauren Hawley
Christopher Hojensky
Morgan Hoolahan
Griffin Hughes
Mellissa Klein
Alicia Latini
Hannah Lawrence
Eric Leroux
Kaitlyn McGlaun
John McGrath
John McGrew
Danae Medina
Nicholas Miller
Christian O’Hora
Brandon Osborne

Hser Paw
Kylei Pena
Quentin Powers
Katherine Quane
Ernesto Chen Qui
Paige Richardson
Lee Rider
Molly Sammon
Megan Sleeth
Jessica Stettner
Kyleigh Storrs
Taylor Typhair
Taylor VanBrocklin
Jamie Vogt
Nichole Ward
Lauren Williams 

Chi Alpha Epsilon

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National Honor Society for Students in Academic Development Programs

Tyriq Barnes
Austin Brault
Emily Caplette
Jamie Carey

Amber Curtis
Nicole Flores
Thomas Guilfoil
Sydney Hamilton

Kyann Jemmott
Abdelmajid Mahamadabdallah
Melinda Orologio
Virginia Surdez

Golden Key

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International Honour Society for Students Enrolled in a Baccalaureate Program

Denielle Avery
Dasha Beauvais
Ornessa Brown
Victoria Bulson
Rebecca Camerlingo
Nerisa DeFreitas
Patrick Dubuque
Nicole Ferch

Andrew Fitch
Lisa Ford
Catriona Guthrie
Tyler Hendrickson
Jarod Kessler
Brian Kguloian
Scott Kimble
Jonathan Luse

Brandi Magney
Nickolas Owens
Nathan Rishe
Sarah Roselli-Ortiz
Molly Sammon
Abigail Shearer
Joseph Werner
Strawberry Wilcox

Honors Program

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Students who have taken one or more Honors courses

Israel Akande
Carter Aldridge
Nislei Alvarado
Trey Barnes
Amanda Bird
Erik Bondgren
Tyler Bowman
Lexy Burcume
Teresa Burnor
Jessica Cabreja
Isaiah Canty
William Cerne
Kyle Chen
Schuyler Claes
Emma Clark
Kimberly Collins
Skylar Crespo
Joie Culkin
Thomas Cunningham
James Cyr
Danielle Eggleston
Elian Erickson
Tobenna Erike
Caitlin Foley
Raquel Francis
Leigha Haskins
Adrianna Holmes
Lorianna Johnson

Truman Jones
Kayleigh Knoll
Timothy Lashomb
Kelsey Lyga
Desire Manning
Emily Matthew
Lily-Anne Mauzy
Allyssa McDonald-Hess
Maelea Mercado
Alexis Metott
Alyssa Mt. Pleasant
Peyton Nadeau
Amanda Nahar
Victoria Nguyen
Hannah Nicholas
Faith Nimons
Brent Nolan
Sara O’Duffy
Emily Oeser

Patrick Prince
Zane Rauschmeier
Jazmine Reynolds
Taylor Ridsdale
Matthew Riggs
Nathan Rishe
Shelby Roberts
Rachel Safrit
Dylan Salica
Chet Sourwine
Mycah Stuckey
Selena Tasli
Samuel Thorne
Madison Timothy
Lauren Truesdell
Kaitlyn Trusty
Jenna VanAllen
Thomas Ventiquattro
Jamie Vogt
Hannah Weller
Isabella Wenslow
Nathanael Whyte
Michael Wilson
Andrew Woodard
Katherine Zapotocki
Edward Zellar
Xaris Zotos

Phi Theta Kappa

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International Honor Society for Students at Two-Year Colleges

Shelbie E. Baldwin
Sarah K. Bartlett
KayTe Beardsley
Kayla Bentz
Emily Berrios
Michael R. Bucholtz
Jessica Cabreja
Jamie Lee Carey
Sidei Clouden
Nicole Clough
Amanda M. Dahl
Kaitlyn Daniels
Brittany A. Davidson
Jeffrey Dollinger
Sara Mae Durham
Cheyenne Earlywine

Raigen E. Ehly
Taylor Ann Ellis
Andrew P. Fitch
Emma-Lee Frary
Steven Gall
Thomas Guilfoil
Logan C. Gushea
Melissa Huddleston
Grace M. King
Caprice Ladue
Brandy L. LaPorte
Erica Jean Mallette
Reily R. McIntosh
Paige Monacelli
Joshua Monplaisir
Emily Murdock

Rachel M. Paugh
Cody A. Peets
Alexandra Pesold
Haley L. Purdy
Jazmine Reynolds
Paige Richardson
Jaziah D. Richie-Henriquez
Christina M. Saraiva
Griffin P. Savard
Grace C. Smith
Matthew P. Snodgrass
Isabela De Vasconcelos Spelta
John M. Vasquez
Tina M. Vassar
Andrea M. Wrobel

Tau Alpha Pi

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National Honor Society for Students in Engineering Technologies

Johnathan Andre
Dante Coco
Steven Gall
Jerome Joseph

Kimberly Collins
Garrett Fields
Jeanna Manning
Matthew Schifani

Isabela Spelta
Joshua Wakefield
Andrew Woodard

Tau Phi Zeta

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First National Honor Society for Students in Veterinary Science

Linda J. Barron
Debora Bartosova
Sierra Bell
Rebecca J. Bernier
Dallas Blair
Alexis M. Borst
Jacqueline J. Brouty
Bridget E. Carta
Dharma Chevalier

Schuyler Claes
Amanda M. Dahl
Kortni Derouin
Kyra R. Flynn
Kimberly George
Alexis E. Grotto
Dan L. Holsopple
Kyann L. Jemmott

Aburey N. Kidder
Jessica L. Knapp
Chelsea Major
Lynsey Marcella
Melissa M Mello
Saige M. Papariello
Abigail E. Savage
Claire Turcotte