SUNY Canton Promotes Healthcare Management Faculty Member
The lead faculty member in SUNY Canton’s most popular program empathizes with adult learners who are holding down jobs while completing their education. Marela Fiacco, who teaches in the Bachelor of Science in Healthcare Management program, earned her Ph.D. in Healthcare Administration from Northcentral University alongside her busy higher education career.
SUNY Canton Named Among Most Pet-Friendly Colleges in U.S.
SUNY Canton has earned a ranking as one of the most pet-friendly schools in the nation from the website HelloBark.com. The college earned the spot primarily due to its status as a pioneer in pet-friendly residential accommodations, which began in 1997. The Pet Wing, located in Mohawk Hall, allows students to bring a variety of companions with them to live on campus, including cats, ferrets, rabbits, hamsters, gerbils and fish.
SUNY Canton One Hop Shop Celebrates New Administrative Assistant
Melissa A. Mussen has become an example of the career mobility available for promising employees at SUNY Canton. She began working for the College Association in 2012 as a maintenance staff and delivery person. She’s also been a food service employee at Roos Court in MacArthur Hall, and a cleaner for the Physical Plant. She became a provisional Office Assistant in the One Hop Shop Student Service Center in 2016, earning permanent status and a pr
SUNY Canton Renames Food Pantry to Honor Watertown’s Renzi Family
The Renzi Foodservice Charitable Foundation of Watertown is making sure SUNY Canton students will not go hungry through a multi-year charitable gift. In the latest of a series of donations to the SUNY Canton College Foundation, Inc., the company pledged $25,000 over five years to the Student Emergency Fund. In recognition of the generous donation, the college has added the Renzi name to its Food Pantry.
SUNY Canton Esports Lands in Top Tier of SUNY, ECAC
Every SUNY Canton Esports team made the playoffs during the Fall 2020 semester. More than 80 students on nine teams competed this year in the Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) and the newly formed SUNY Esports League. The teams’ collective overall performance put SUNY Canton in the upper echelon of the esports scene in the northeast region.
Technological Communications Team Helps Create Children’s Museum Exhibit
A student and faculty member from SUNY Canton helped arrange the personal narratives and create dynamic imagery for a new exhibit at the North Country Children’s Museum in Potsdam. Logan Coggins, a student in the Technological Communications bachelor’s degree program from Redwood, worked with Associate Professor Alainya Kavaloski, Ph.D., to shape the oral recollections .
SUNY Canton Alumnus, Business Faculty Member Becomes Associate Professor
William A. Myers Ph.D. is building on family ties through his career at SUNY Canton. “My family and I have a long history with the college,” Myers said. “My father, Arthur Myers, is a 1958 SUNY Canton graduate. I met my wife, Connie, here in the 1980’s, and my youngest daughter, Carrie, is a 2019 graduate.”
SUNY Canton Promotes New Leader in the One-Hop Shop Student Service Center
An up-and-coming leader has taken over the direction of SUNY Canton’s One-Hop Shop Student Service Center. Amanda L. Crump was recently promoted to senior staff assistant and was named interim director of operations for the cluster of key offices that offer a range of services for students. The One-Hop Shop contains the SUNY Canton Registrar’s Office, Financial Aid Office, Student Accounts, and houses representatives from the College Association
SUNY Canton Veterans Coordinator Joins SUNY Veteran and Military Action Council
In a news release issued on Veterans Day, State University of New York Chancellor Jim Malatras announced that SUNY Canton Veterans Coordinator Patrick S. Massaro II had been appointed to the SUNY Veteran and Military Advisory Committee.
Automotive Technology Faculty Member Promoted at SUNY Canton
Brandon J. Baldwin has owned 42 cars over his life, with as many as 14 at one time. Widely regarded as SUNY Canton’s foremost auto enthusiast, Baldwin is being celebrated for his promotion to associate professor in the Canino School of Engineering Technology, where he has been teaching in the Automotive Technology program for the past 14 years.
SUNY Canton Nursing Simulation Hospital Named for Retired Professor Mary Ann Caswell
The family of the late SUNY Canton Nursing Professor Emerita Mary Ann Caswell has created new memories by supporting her legacy. During a ceremony adhering to strict social distancing guidelines held Saturday, Oct. 24, Mary Ann’s husband, Alson T. Caswell Sr., joined family members to celebrate the former faculty member by unveiling the Dr. Mary Ann Caswell Nursing Simulation-Hospital in Wicks Hall.
SUNY Canton’s College Council Seeks Distinguished Citizen Nominations
The SUNY Canton College Council is seeking nominations for its annual Distinguished Citizen Award. Since 1976, the council has given this prestigious award in recognition of distinguished service to SUNY Canton and/or to the community.
SUNY Canton Hosts Live Virtual Events For Prospective Students
The SUNY Canton Admissions Office will be turning their fall campus information events into live, online experiences for prospective students and their families in November. The final fall Saturday Virtual Open House will be held at 9 a.m. Nov. 14. Attendees will be able to watch real-time presentations and chat one-on-one with faculty, admissions counselors, and financial aid representatives.
Renowned Author, Civil Rights Advocate Dr. Carol Anderson to Discuss Voter Suppression Oct. 30
The Associated Colleges of the St. Lawrence Valley will host a virtual discussion with one of the leading experts on race, justice and equality in the U.S. Author and historian Dr. Carol Anderson will speak virtually at noon, Friday, Oct. 30. Her presentation is titled “One Person, No Vote: How Voter Suppression is Destroying Our Democracy,” which is also the title of her 2018 book. The event is free and open to all faculty, staff and students.
SUNY Canton’s Virtual Living Writers Series Welcomes Celebrated Novelist and Essayist Leslie Jamison Oct. 28
A New York Times bestselling author will discuss her latest essay collection about the “dynamics of haunting and obsession” at SUNY Canton’s next virtual Living Writers Series event. Guest Leslie Jamison will read from “Make it Scream, Make it Burn” at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 28 via Zoom, followed by a question-and-answer session.
Day & Nite Donation Clears the Air, Combats COVID-19 at SUNY Canton
Newly donated equipment allows SUNY Canton to pilot a state-of-the-art air filtration technology that will actively reduce airborne pathogens in two of its high-traffic buildings and aid in the ongoing battle against the transmission of the novel coronavirus.
Halloween Inspires SUNY Canton Professor’s Culture and Literacy Lessons
A SUNY Canton professor’s research has taken a dark path while creating a lesson about creativity and cultural awareness around a spooky holiday. Eunjyu Yu, who teaches English at the college, recently published the chapter “Writing Culturally: Flash of Halloween!” in the book “New Ways in Teaching with Creative Writing” published by TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) Press.
Volkswagen Donates Atlas SUV to SUNY Canton’s Automotive Technology Program
The newest vehicle in SUNY Canton’s Automotive Technology fleet was donated by Volkswagen of America. Students can now practice their skills on a 2018 Atlas and have already pulled the full-size SUV into the college’s state-of-the-art lab to perform diagnostic testing.
SUNY Canton SBDC Client Named SBA Upstate New York’s 2020 Small Business Person of the Year
For more than 50 years, the U.S. Small Business Administration has celebrated National Small Business Week (NSBW), recognizing the critical contributions of America’s entrepreneurs and small business owners. The 2020 NSBW celebrations commenced last week with a virtual three-day conference and awards ceremony that honored national award winners from across New York and the nation for their significant accomplishments.
SUNY Canton to Host Inaugural Virtual Cybersecurity Conference
SUNY Canton’s new Center for Criminal Justice, Intelligence and Cybersecurity will host its first cybersecurity conference dedicated to educating the public about protecting themselves from cybercriminals. It will also serve to provide insight on how adversaries can weaponize technology to spread false information, particularly in an election year.
SUNY and SUNY Canton Create SUNY Esports League
The State University of New York has announced the creation of the first system-wide esports league to promote safe competition, connection and camaraderie among students during COVID-19 restrictions. As a leader in SUNY esports, SUNY Canton has a pivotal role in organizing this unprecedented initiative along with partner Extreme Networks.
SUNY Canton’s Annual Report ‘Together, We Can’ Chronicles a Year of Achievements
The college re-established itself as a leader in online and distance learning amidst the pandemic landscape, in a year marked with numerous faculty and student successes. SUNY Canton President Zvi Szafran said 2020 will stand out as a pivotal year in the college’s history.
SUNY Canton, Associated Colleges Issue Statement on Recent Shootings
SUNY Canton President Zvi Szafran and Chief Diversity Officers Lashawanda Ingram and Emily Hamilton-Honey joined the presidents and chief diversity officers from the Associated Colleges of the St. Lawrence Valley consortium in issuing a statement regarding the recent shootings of Black men in cities throughout the country.
SUNY Board of Trustees Appoints Dr. Jim Malatras as the 14th Chancellor; Becomes First SUNY Graduate to Lead SUNY
The State University of New York Board of Trustees today announced the appointment of Dr. Jim Malatras as the 14th chancellor of SUNY, the largest comprehensive system of higher education in the United States. Dr. Malatras brings his decades of experience solving complex fiscal, operational, and societal issues at the highest levels of government and academia. Dr. Malatras, the first SUNY graduate to become chancellor, has emphasized...
SUNY Canton Recognizes Chancellor’s Award Recipients
A faculty member and a staff member from SUNY Canton’s School of Business and Liberal Arts have received State University of New York Chancellor’s Awards. Tina Demo, an administrative assistant for the school, received the Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Classified Service, and Ali S. Zaidi, a professor who teaches in the humanities, received the Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Scholarship and Creative Activities.
SUNY Canton Assistant Professor Coauthors Article on Occupational Fraud Trends
Occupational fraud is on the rise, and internal auditors hold responsibility to work with the organization’s governance to curb white-collar crime, according to a SUNY Canton faculty member’s latest publication. Ran Li, an assistant professor in the school of business and liberal arts who teaches accounting and auditing, joined two peers to author Occupational Fraud Trends and Implications in the May/June edition of “Internal Auditing.”
SUNY Canton and University at Buffalo Unveil SUNY-Wide Summer Esports Tournament
College esports competition will transcend in-person on-campus matches and break free of the established semester confines in an online contest. The novel coronavirus (COVID-19) can’t shut down esports. SUNY Canton and the University at Buffalo have partnered to create a summer video game tournament featuring five popular titles.
SUNY Empire State College and SUNY Canton Partner to Give Canton Students Access to Online MBA Program at Reduced Cost
SUNY Empire State College and SUNY Canton today announced new combined pathway agreements allowing SUNY Canton students to cross register and enroll at SUNY Empire to earn a master of business administration degree at an accelerated rate.
SUNY Canton Prepares New Crime Analysis Four-Year Degree for Fall 2020
SUNY Canton’s newest four-year degree integrates data analysis into the Criminal Justice field and offers new avenues for students beyond the traditional law enforcement setting. The Bachelor of Science in Crime Analysis will be offered through the college’s Center for Criminal Justice, Intelligence and Cybersecurity (CJIC) beginning in Fall 2020. Students can take classes on campus, online and in Flex Class format. It is the first four-year pro
SUNY Canton Prepared for August 31 Start Date with Restart Plan
The plan allows for face-to-face classes and labs through testing, use of face-covers and social distancing in the classroom. SUNY Canton has moved its start date to August 31 as it prepares for an in-person fall semester. To maximize safety, the college will be systematically testing its on-campus population for the novel coronavirus (COVID-19).
SUNY Canton SBDC Hires New Consultants and Employees Through CARES Act Funding
The Small Business Development Center (SBDC) at SUNY Canton will be expanding its ability to help north country businesses in St. Lawrence and Clinton County through the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act.
SUNY Canton Student Research Team Presents Recycling Strategies for 3D Printing
A team of SUNY Canton students has been researching best ways to recycle plastic from 3D printers. Under direction of SUNY Canton Professor Matthew J. Burnett, who teaches in college’s Graphic and Multimedia Design program, students have been examining technical and entrepreneurial aspects of reclaiming and reusing waste plastic filament. Burnett introduced 3D printing as part of design-focused curriculum.
Congratulations to the Amazing Class of 2020!
SUNY Canton recognizes its spring 2020 graduates for their milestone achievements. SUNY Canton president Zvi Szafran said graduates will have a unique role to play as the nation and society move forward during a video address to the class of 2020. The college plans to hold an in-person commencement ceremony as soon as it is safe to do so.
SUNY Canton President Selects 2020 Meritorious Service Award Recipients
SUNY Canton President Zvi Szafran recently announced the recipients of the 2020 President’s Meritorious Service Award. In a video message to the campus community, he congratulated college employees Christina L. Martin and Teresa K. Minckler on receiving the honor.
SUNY Canton Student Receives Red Cross Scholarship
The student volunteer who helped orchestrate SUNY Canton’s blood drives has been selected to receive a scholarship from the American Red Cross. Simone N. Moultrie of the Bronx recently received notification that she had won the SUNY Challenge Scholarship Award for $2,500. Moultrie just graduated from the college’s two-year Liberal Arts – General Studies program and will be continuing on in the Early Childhood program.
SUNY Canton CREST Center Offers Free Professional Development Opportunities
The SUNY Canton Career Ready Education and Success Training (CREST) Center is offering a variety of free self-improvement and industry certification online programs for students and workers during stay-at-home initiatives.
SUNY Canton Recognizes Spring 2020 Honor Students
Congratulations to the students who’ve earned President’s List, Dean’s List or Part Time Honors! “The spring semester created a truly unique set of challenges,” said SUNY Canton President Zvi Szafran. “Honor students have risen to that challenge and demonstrated true excellence in the new academic landscape. The entire college applauds your success.”
SUNY Canton Earns Top-Tier Ranking for Adaptability, Affordability in Light of Pandemic
The college ranking organization Educate to Career has named SUNY Canton among the top schools in the state that have the flexibility to deliver education in a variety of formats and in an economical way in light of COVID-19. The organization used several criteria to determine the ranking and announced that SUNY Canton earned a “Tier 1” classification.
SUNY Canton Selects Longtime College Volunteer and Military Veteran as Distinguished Alumnus
A 1986 graduate and a former Marine Corps and Army Reserves member has received SUNY Canton’s 2020 Distinguished Alumnus Award. The college selected Edward N. Coombs, current vice chair of the Canton College Foundation Board of Directors, to receive this year’s honor.
A Message of Sadness, Reflection, and Action
I have watched with you in sadness and anger the painful events of recent days. A Black man, George Floyd, was killed by a Minneapolis police officer as Mr. Floyd gasped, “I can’t breathe.” People of color, their friends, and their allies have risen up to protest his tragic and unacceptable death.
SUNY Canton Faculty Member Publishes New Book on the Fictional Heroines of WWI
The adventures of young women in World War I fiction created avenues of leadership and self-discovery, according to SUNY Canton Associate Professor Emily Hamilton-Honey, Ph.D. Hamilton-Honey has coauthored the new book “Girls to the Rescue” with SUNY New Paltz Professor Emerita Susan Ingalls Lewis, Ph.D., through McFarland & Company Inc., an independent publisher of academic nonfiction.
SUNY Canton Students Receive Chancellor’s Awards
A commitment to community service helps two graduates garner SUNY’s highest accolades. A north country native with ties to the farming community joins an international women’s hockey player to receive 2020 SUNY Chancellor’s Awards for Student Excellence at SUNY Canton. Tyler Bowman of Gouverneur and Debora Bartosova of the Czech Republic both received the accolade, which is the highest honor bestowed upon a student by SUNY Chancellor Kristina M
SUNY Canton SBDC Helps Prepare Business Owners with Reopening Plans
With area stores reopening, the SUNY Canton Small Business Development Center (SBDC) is looking to help its clients think beyond business as usual. New York state has asked every business to have a safety plan that encourages social and physical distancing in addition to new cleaning and disinfection strategies, according to SBDC Business Advisor Michelle A. Collins.
Students Showcase Research and Digital Creativity at SUNY Canton’s Scholarly Activities Celebration
From peat moss water filtration to exploring Public Health’s function in the COVID-19 pandemic, students presented new research during SUNY Canton’s Scholarly Activities Celebration. The college held an online version of the annual student-research symposium to correspond with the semester of remote learning.
SUNY Canton Establishes New Partnerships with the University at Albany
Recent articulation agreements will offer graduate-level education for students beginning in fall 2020. Students enrolled in SUNY Canton’s Center for Criminal Justice, Intelligence and Cybersecurity (CJIC) have two new fast-track pathways to earn their graduate degrees.
SUNY Canton College Foundation to Cover Application Fees for Virtual Admissions Event Attendees
The SUNY Canton College Foundation has announced it will cover the application fee for any prospective student who attends the college’s upcoming Virtual Admissions Drop-In Days being held from 4-7 p.m. Monday, May 18 through Thursday, May 21.
SUNY Canton Applied Psychology Faculty Member Receives Prestigious Award
The SUNY Canton College Council has chosen an admired educator to receive the 2020 Distinguished Faculty Award. Lecturer Edward G. Boyd was presented with the honor by Council Chair Ronald M. O’Neill ’63 during the Daniel G. Fay Honors Convocation virtual ceremony April 22. The event celebrated students with the top GPA for their class year in their major.
SUNY Canton Healthcare Management Major Starts New Career During Pandemic
From online to the frontline, SUNY Canton’s Healthcare Management majors are contributing to the COVID-19 pandemic response while completing their coursework. One student has even landed a new career before graduation. Christopher S. Ponsammy a senior in the program, has been working at Ellis Hospital in Schenectady for about four years. He’s been able to take classes in the college’s most popular online bachelor’s degree and complete an interns
Academic Calendar Shifts for Fall 2020 Semester at SUNY Canton
SUNY Canton has moved its start date one week later for the fall 2020 semester to prepare for any continuing eventualities related to COVID-19. Fall classes will begin Aug. 27, according to SUNY Canton President Zvi Szafran. The former academic calendar scheduled Aug. 20 as the first day of classes and was among the earliest start dates in the country.
SUNY Canton Funeral Services Administration Program Joins COVID-19 Effort
Faculty members and students from SUNY Canton’s Funeral Services Administration program are volunteering in New York City during the ongoing COVID-19 battle. David R. Penepent, Ph.D., director of the college’s four-year funeral services program, has orchestrated “Hands with a Heart,” a grass-roots effort to help alleviate the strain on the city’s overworked funeral homes.
SUNY Canton Helps Launch SUNY Esports Challenge Co-Sponsored by Extreme Networks
SUNY Canton is working with SUNY Chancellor Kristina M. Johnson on the first SUNY-wide esports competition. The SUNY Chancellor Esports Challenge Co-Sponsored by Extreme Networks offers a $20,000 prize pool for COVID-19 relief efforts as part of the #SUNYTogether campaign.
SUNY Canton Recognizes Top Scholars at Virtual Honors Convocation
SUNY Canton students received academic awards at the college’s Daniel G. Fay Honors Convocation Wednesday, April 22. For the first time in college history, Honors Convocation was held in a virtual format to correspond with stay-at-home directives used to combat COVID-19. Professor Emeritus Fay joined college officials to celebrate students’ success in video presentations.
SUNY Canton Educators Weigh in on How Instruction is Evolving During COVID-19
When the entirety of the spring 2020 was pushed to an online or distance learning format across the state to help quell the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), SUNY Canton has seen a fundamental shift in education.
SUNY Canton Postpones Commencement Ceremony due to COVID-19 Concerns
SUNY Canton’s administration announced today that the college will be postponing its 112th Commencement scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Saturday, May 9, in Roos House Convocation, Athletic and Recreation Center. The decision was made as the latest in a series of college-wide efforts to ensure the safety of the extended college community during the ongoing novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
SUNY Canton Sets Law Enforcement Day ‘Resilience and Recovery’ Presentations for Nov. 16
The SUNY Canton Center for Criminal Justice, Intelligence and Cybersecurity has scheduled a series of dynamic presentations focused around “Resilience and Recovery” for the college’s 10th annual Law Enforcement Day.
SUNY Canton and Area Agencies Offer Free Tax Assistance
Students and faculty from SUNY Canton’s Accounting and Business programs are partnering with AARP Tax-Aide, the Potsdam Neighborhood Center, and SeaComm Federal Credit Union to offer free tax assistance at locations around the North Country.