SUNY Canton Students Join Tau Phi Zeta Honor Society


The Alpha Chapter of Tau Phi Zeta Honor Society at SUNY Canton welcomed 20 new members. 

Students in the Veterinary Technology and Veterinary Science Technology programs were inducted into the honor society Oct. 17, coinciding with National Veterinary Technician week. 

Students inducted into Tau Phi Zeta Honor Society

SUNY Canton’s veterinary technology programs are among the oldest in the state. Graduates become licensed veterinary technicians who work as part of a care team providing medical assistance to all types of animals. Students are trained in anesthesiology, radiology, medical and surgical nursing, laboratory procedures, pharmacology, among other skills.

The programs work with area animal shelters to provide spaying and neutering services and vaccinations for dogs and cats. During the 2018-2019 academic year, college veterinarians spayed or neutered more than 130 animals.

Tau Phi Zeta was founded at SUNY Canton as the first national veterinary technology honor society. It is designed to provide recognition for high scholarship standards. Membership is offered to those students who exemplify outstanding scholastic achievement, leadership, a demonstrated love of animals, outstanding work ethic, professional behavior, and exemplary character.

Students inducted include: 

  • Debora Bartosova
  • Rebecca Bernier
  • Dallas Blair
  • Jacqueline Brouty
  • Bridget Carta
  • Dharma Chevalier
  • Schuyler Claes
  • Sierra Erwin
  • Kyra Flynn
  • Kimberly George
  • Alexis Grotto
  • Dan Holsopple
  • Kyann Jemmott
  • Aubrey Kidder
  • Jessica Knapp
  • Chelsea Major
  • Lynsey Marcella
  • Saige Papariello
  • Abigail Savage
  • Claire Turcotte


About SUNY Canton

As Northern New York's premier college for career-driven bachelor's degrees, associate degrees and professional certificate programs, SUNY Canton delivers quality hands-on programs in engineering technology, management, and healthcare fields. It is home to the Center for Criminal Justice, Intelligence and Cybersecurity. Faculty members are noted for their professional real-world experience in addition to outstanding academic credentials. As SUNY's leader in online education, SUNY Canton OnLine offers hundreds of flexible and convenient courses as well as 23 online degree programs. The SUNY Canton Kangaroos 15 traditional athletic teams compete at the NCAA Division III level as part of the North Atlantic Conference. SUNY Canton also features varsity esports and cheerleading.