SUNY Canton Celebrates its Student Emergency Medical Services Volunteers
SUNY Canton is celebrating its dedicated student volunteers during National Collegiate Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Week. There are currently eight active members of the college’s EMS squad, according to Richard (R.J) Thayer, director of student affairs technology, who serves as the advisor for the student-led program.
Applied Psychology Faculty Member Promoted at SUNY Canton
A SUNY Canton faculty member who has exceled in multiple disciplines has been promoted. Christina Lesyk of Norwood recently became an Associate Professor within the college’s School of Business and Liberal Arts. Lesyk first began her career as a part-time adjunct instructor nearly 10 years ago, and has taught almost all the individual classes in the Applied Psychology program.
SUNY Canton Receives $2.3 Million for New Child Care Center
Gov. Kathy Hochul announced SUNY Canton will receive $2.3 million for a new on-campus child care center. The funding was included in a larger $15.6 million State investment to expand child care access at the State University of New York and the City University of New York.
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 Three Fall Open Houses
SUNY Canton invites prospective students and families to attend one of three Open Houses this Fall. The Saturday events will start at 9:15 a.m. on Oct. 22, Oct. 29 and Nov. 12. Guests can take a tour, meet with faculty, explore student support services, and speak with admissions and financial aid representatives. The final tour of the day will start at 3 p.m.
SUNY Canton Applied Psychology Program Screens “All the Lonely People” Documentary
The SUNY Canton Applied Psychology Department, in conjunction with the St. Lawrence County Office for the Aging, will be hosting a screening of “All the Lonely People,” a documentary featuring stories of resilience in the face of loneliness.
SUNY Canton Associate Professor Tops $440K For Cybersecurity Software Startup
SUNY Canton Associate Professor Kambiz Ghazinour, Ph.D., just landed a prestigious SUNY Technology Accelerator Fund (TAF) grant for $25,000, raising the total outside funding for his innovative cybersecurity educational software to more than $440,000.
FISU Delegates Tour SUNY Canton in Anticipation of January’s World University Games
SUNY Canton President Zvi Szafran recently hosted a large contingent of international delegates in preparation for the upcoming Lake Placid 2023 FISU World University Games Men’s Ice Hockey Tournament. Representatives from the participating countries were on hand to tour the facilities and get a firsthand look at the SUNY Canton Roos House Convocation, Athletic and Recreation Center.
SUNY Canton’s Library Expands its Diversity Book Collection
From brightly illustrated children’s books to the latest award-winning fiction and non-fiction titles, the SUNY Canton Center for Diversities and Inclusion and the Early Childhood program are adding volumes to the book collection at the Southworth Library, a part of the college’s Learning Commons.
SUNY Canton Graphic and Multimedia Design Adjunct Releases Potsdam Documentary
The locally produced video hit 13 on Apple’s documentary charts and plunges into a complicated narrative of north country toilet garden art installations. A SUNY Canton adjunct instructor has released his directorial debut “Potty Town: Where Protest meets Porcelain” available on Apple TV and Amazon Prime.
SUNY Canton Selects New Dean for its School of Science, Health and Criminal Justice
The largest of SUNY Canton’s three schools is welcoming Michele A. Snyder, Ph.D., as its new leader. SUNY Canton Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs Peggy A. De Cooke announced Snyder’s acceptance of the dean position within the School of Science Health and Criminal Justice.
SUNY Canton Welcomes New and Returning Students for Fall 2022
SUNY Canton is preparing for its first day of the fall 2022 semester, with new students, more four-legged friends at a more accessible and environmentally efficient campus. New residential students will begin moving in on Monday, August 22 and returning students can check in to the college’s residence halls Wednesday, August 24. SUNY Canton’s first day of classes is Thursday, August 25.
New Construction at SUNY Canton Focuses on Accessibility and Sustainability
State University of New York Construction Fund sponsored projects help reshape the modern campus. SUNY Canton’s French Hall is undergoing a radical transformation as part of a series of projects designed to make the college’s hill campus more accessible and more environmentally friendly.
SUNY Canton Pays Tribute to Notable Ogdensburg Alumna
The SUNY Canton Alumni Association has selected a new recipient of the Distinguished Alumni Award. Jennifer Stevenson, Real Estate Broker/Owner of Blue Heron Reality in Ogdensburg, received the award during the college’s recent Alumni Weekend celebration.
SUNY Canton Recognizes Two Influential Graduates from the Class of 2014
A New York City-area assistant-principal and an executive from the professional online employment service, LinkedIn, were the inaugural recipients of the SUNY Canton Alumni Association’s Young Alumni Award. Both are four-year graduates who completed their degrees in 2014.
SUNY Canton Celebrates Reopening of Dana Hall, Home of the Center for Criminal Justice, Intelligence and Cybersecurity
Faculty, administrators and area elected officials cut a ribbon made of crime scene tape to commemorate SUNY Canton’s recently renovated Dana Hall, which has become the home of the college’s Center for Criminal Justice, Intelligence and Cybersecurity (CJIC).
SUNY Canton Celebrates the Class of 2022
Approximately 750 students have graduated from SUNY Canton as members of the class of 2022. SUNY Canton President Zvi Szafran expressed his pride in this year’s class, which is comprised of graduates who range in age from 19 to 64 years old and represent 18 U.S. states and seven countries, including Cameroon, Canada, Finland, Saudi Arabia, Sweden, and the U.K.
SUNY Canton Earns Military Spouse Friendly® Award
SUNY Canton has been selected as one of the most Military Spouse Friendly® schools in the nation for 2022-2023. The college was recognized for its commitment to serving those married to active duty, reserve, National Guard and veterans. Approximately 340 schools received the honor this year, and ratings were determined by evaluating public data sources and survey responses.
SUNY Canton Cybersecurity Faculty Member Lands $256,000 NSF Grant
A SUNY Canton faculty member has received funding from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to help curb cybercrime. Associate Professor Kambiz Ghazinour, Ph.D., currently serves as part-time CEO of the company CyberSpara, Inc. The company is in the process of developing a game-based learning platform that teaches individuals to mitigate security threats online.
SLC Chamber Honors VanderZee and SUNY Canton Small Business Development Center with Appreciation Awards
The St. Lawrence County Chamber of Commerce hosted their Annual Meeting on Thursday, May 12, 2022 with board of directors and membership virtually present. The business meeting included updates on priorities for the County Chamber in 2022, presentation of the annual budget, and elections of new board members and officers. The meeting also provided an opportunity for two appreciation awards.
SUNY Canton Celebrates Class of 2022 with Commencement Ceremony
SUNY Canton held its 114th Commencement Ceremony for approximately 750 members of the class of 2022 Saturday, May 14. College Council Chair Ronald M. O’Neill, class of 1963, opened the ceremony by asking the graduates to reflect on the memories and lifelong friendships they have made.
SUNY Canton In-Person Commencement Celebrates Nearly 750 Graduates Saturday
SUNY Canton will be celebrating its 114th Commencement Ceremony at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, May 14 in Roos House Convocation, Athletic and Recreation Center. Approximately 750 students are scheduled to graduate this year from the college’s programs, which range from one-year professional certificates to four-year bachelor’s degrees.
SUNY Canton Engineering Technology Students Present Green Research for Earth Day
A majority of SUNY Canton senior projects from the Canino School of Engineering Technology emphasized green trends. “Our faculty promote sustainability and our students are taking that to heart,” said Canino School of Engineering Technology Dean Michael J. Newtown. “We all see the need for sustainability in everything that we do to help protect the earth’s precious resources.”
SUNY Canton Students Receive Academic Awards at the Dr. Cindy L. Daniels Honors Convocation
Nearly 200 students are scheduled to receive academic awards at the Dr. Cindy L. Daniels Honors Convocation. The event will be held at 4:30 p.m., Wednesday, April 27 in the Roos House Convocation, Athletic and Recreation Center.
College Council Selects Rajiv Narula as Distinguished Faculty at SUNY Canton
The SUNY Canton College Council has selected Associate Professor Rajiv Narula, Ph.D., as the 2022 recipient of the Distinguished Faculty Award. Narula teaches Chemistry in the college’s School of Science, Health, and Criminal Justice.
Spring Blood Drive Scheduled April 20 at SUNY Canton, Virtual Appointments Available
The American Red Cross will be holding a spring blood drive from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday, April 20, in SUNY Canton’s Richard W. Miller Campus Center room 212. Virtual appointments are available for those unable to attend the in-person collection event.
SUNY Canton College Association Executive Director Michael J. Perry Remembered as Phenomenal Student Advocate
A diligent student proponent and 40-year employee of SUNY Canton has passed away. Michael J. Perry, retired Executive Director of the College Association, Inc., died peacefully on Monday night.
SUNY Canton Author Brings Academic Readers ‘A Step Closer to Heaven’ In New Book
A SUNY Canton faculty member’s newest book describes the religious beliefs of female authors as an integral part of American literature. Associate Professor and Co-Chief Diversity Officer Emily Hamilton-Honey recently coauthored “Nineteenth-Century American Women Writers and Theologies of the Afterlife: A Step Closer to Heaven” with her colleague, Seattle Pacific University Associate Professor Jennifer McFarlane-Harris.
Senator Kirsten Gillibrand Visits SUNY Canton to Promote the American Manufacturing Communities Act
U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand visited SUNY Canton’s Canino School of Engineering Technology to advocate for the bipartisan and bicameral Made in America Manufacturing Communities Act of 2022.
SUNY Canton Fondly Remembers Professor Dr. Edouard Mafoua
SUNY Canton has been collectively saying farewells and sharing warmhearted memories of a much-loved faculty member.Professor Edouard B. Mafoua, Ph.D., passed away Friday, March 4, at Canton-Potsdam Hospital. Mafoua taught Economics in the Business Department, within the School of Business and Liberal Arts. He is survived by his wife, Laure Mafoua of Rochester, and their four children, Chancelle, Mamy, Sarika and Priscilla Mafoua-Namy.
SUNY Canton Achieves Gold Status on 2022-2023 Military Friendly® School List
SUNY Canton has been selected to receive one of the highest designations on the annual Military Friendly® school rankings. The college earned a Gold status on the 2022-2023 list, which was released this week. Of the 665 schools that were included, 282 earned this prestigious standing.
New SUNY Canton Applied Psychology Faculty Member Pens Book Chapter
A SUNY Canton faculty member has published a new book chapter based on her experiences creating a personal “Third Cultural Space” after being viewed as an American in Africa and an African in the U.S. Assistant Professor Marcella K. Chiromo, Ph.D., who teaches in the college’s Applied Psychology program, published “Navigating Academia as a Third Culture Child” in “Global South Scholars in the Western Academy” published by Routledge Taylor and Fr
SUNY Canton to Host Acclaimed Author and Funeral Director Thomas Lynch for Virtual Living Writers Series
An author whose life’s work as a funeral director in a small Michigan town has been the subject of two documentary films will be the next guest for SUNY Canton’s Virtual Living Writers Series.
SUNY Canton Accepting Donations for Spring Online Clothing Fair
SUNY Canton is seeking gently used professional attire from the community for a spring online clothing fair. The college will accept donations on campus behind Kennedy Hall from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, March 5, and Saturday, March 19. The SUNY Canton Ready Center in the Richard W. Miller Campus Center, Room 224, will also accept donations Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
SUNY Canton Joins SUNY-Wide Microcredential Initiative to Upskill Students and Employees
SUNY Canton has added microcredentials to its flexible and convenient professionally driven course offerings. Governor Kathy Hochul today announced the expansion of fast and flexible learning options with more than 400 microcredentials across 31 SUNY campuses to help everyone from current students to working professionals gain skills, knowledge, and experience that employers are looking for.
SUNY Canton Law Enforcement Academy Attracts a New Class of Cadets
The David Sullivan – St. Lawrence County Law Enforcement Academy at SUNY Canton is in full swing with 22 cadets enrolled in its spring training. For New Jersey native Bobbi N. Snyder, the academy provided a chance to continue her family’s law enforcement legacy.
SUNY Canton Partners with Area Agencies to 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.
SUNY Canton Entrepreneurial Challenge Opens to Students
An entrepreneurial challenge with cash prizes is now open to all SUNY Canton students. The sixth annual “Roopreneur” contest is orchestrated through the college’s Management program. This year, it challenges students to create a membership business model for college partner Day & Nite All Service, a commercial refrigeration, kitchen equipment, HVAC, plumbing installation, maintenance, and emergency repair company.
U.S. News & World Report Ranks SUNY Canton for Online Education
SUNY Canton has once again made the U.S. News & World Report Best Online Bachelor’s Programs List. In online programs rankings released today (Tuesday, Jan. 25) the college was ranked 138 among its peer accredited online institutions in the overall list, 77 in the Best Online Bachelor’s Programs for Veterans, and 62 in Best Online Bachelor’s in Business Programs.
SUNY Canton Library Director Appointed to SUNY Administration
SUNY Canton Library Director Cori Wilhelm has been appointed to a new role in SUNY Administration. SUNY has named Wilhelm as program manager for the Office of Library and Information Services. Her duties will include working with all SUNY libraries to increase the availability of openly licensed, low- or no-cost textbooks, often referred to as open educational resources (OERs), and other digital learning tools.
SUNY Canton President Zvi Szafran Recognizes COVID Testing Volunteers for ‘Roosponding’
Approximately 114 employees volunteered to help the college conduct more than 43,500 tests since the fall 2020 semester. The college uses a pooled saliva test developed by Quadrant Biosciences and SUNY Upstate Medical University.
Community COVID-19 Testing Site Opens Jan. 13 in SUNY Canton’s Dana Hall
New York State, in partnership with Quadrant Biosciences, will be opening a community COVID-19 testing site at SUNY Canton on Thursday, Jan. 13, in the Dana Hall Gymnasium. Testing services will be offered for free to the public from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday.