Applications for the Fall 2016 semester are at a three-year high at SUNY Canton. The college has received nearly 3,000 freshman applications, approximately 20 percent more than in 2015, according to a recent report from SUNY. The overall growth in applications among all SUNY Colleges of Technology is about 5 percent.
Corning Inc. Foundation is helping SUNY Canton promote its science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) programs by contributing to the college’s annual Engineers Week and sponsoring a new student position at the college.
One of the area’s prominent non-profit organizations has created a new scholarship designed to promote financial literacy at SUNY Canton. SeaComm Federal Credit Union recently made a pledge of $25,000 with an initial gift of $5,000 to the SUNY Canton College Foundation and will be continuing to make donations for the next four years to create an endowed scholarship. The award will be given to a deserving student from St. Lawrence, Franklin or Clinton County who excels in their coursework and who demonstrates leadership among their peers.
SUNY Canton will bring the legendary music of Motown to campus this month when the tribute group “Sounds of the Motor City” performs at noon Wednesday, Feb. 10, in the Richard W. Miller Campus Center’s Underground Lounge.
The Greater Ogdensburg Chamber of Commerce and the City of Ogdensburg were pleased to welcome the Small Business Development Center (SBDC) to their new satellite office located at the Sherman Inn, 615 Franklin Street in Ogdensburg.
The college’s Student Government Association (SGA) revealed a new monument Feb. 2, called the Memorial Rock, located in the campus Peace Garden. The association has established the memorial as a place of reflection, remembrance, and celebration of life. The plaque on the rock says, “Forever Remembered, Forever Missed.”
The American Dental Hygienists Association has awarded SUNY Canton’s Dental Hygiene Program the 2015-2016 Wrigley Company Foundation Community Service grant that will allow students to help promote dental health in the Rome, N.Y., area.
For the second consecutive year, SUNY Canton has been designated as a “STEM Jobs Approved College” by Victory Media, publishers of STEM Jobs magazine. The organization also announced that SUNY Canton is a “Top 5 Industry Award” winner for geoscience. Both honors recognize schools that demonstrate a strong commitment to students pursuing STEM programs and careers.
Students and faculty from the SUNY Canton Accounting program will be helping individuals and families file their tax returns through the Internal Revenue Service’s Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program. The college’s School of Business and Liberal Arts sponsors this program as a service to those who cannot afford to visit an accountant or are unable to prepare their taxes on their own.
An award-winning technology journalist will visit SUNY Canton to discuss career opportunities in STEM, as well as the importance of diversity within those fields. Steve Ross will speak at noon Thursday, Feb. 11, in Nevaldine North, Room 102. He will talk about his background and offer advice for students who are pursuing STEM-related degrees.