SUNY Canton announced today the college will begin competing nationally in eSports this spring. The college will become the first New York State eSports team to join the National Association of Collegiate Esports (NACE), the most prominent nationally recognized organization dedicated to competitive collegiate video gaming.
SUNY Canton’s newest bachelor’s degree will offer advanced learning opportunities for students seeking careers in the childcare field. The Bachelor of Business Administration in Early Childhood Care and Management builds upon the college’s popular Associate of Science in Early Childhood Studies degree. It offers courses related to child development, curriculum planning, program administration, leadership, and business management.
Students in SUNY Canton’s Wood Structures lab gained valuable real-world experience by helping the North Country Children’s Museum renovate their new Potsdam location. Led by experienced faculty, the students have helped with several projects at the museum’s building behind The Tile Co. at 10 Raymond Street. Most recently, the students leveled the floors and framed walls in the building’s classroom space.
SUNY Canton continues its career-driven academic expansion by creating a new Bachelor of Science in Cybersecurity. “Our newest program leverages our strength in Information Technology,” said SUNY Canton President Zvi Szafran. “The field of Cybersecurity continues to grow as we continually adopt an omnipresent digital lifestyle and become more aware of digital security concerns. SUNY Canton will now be the college to train new students for placement in these much-needed areas.”
SUNY Canton students are helping Birdsfoot Farm in Canton remain an environmentally-friendly community. Kibria K. Roman, an instructor in the Alternative and Renewable Energy Systems program, said that his students will be augmenting their classroom instruction this semester by volunteering their time to troubleshoot and make repairs to the farm’s solar units.
SUNY Canton senior Randyl S. Chase said he didn’t know if he’d be able to attend college without the support and camaraderie he found in the Veterans Lounge. After being deployed twice, and sustaining a career-changing back injury, the Lyons native decided to continue his education to become a social worker.
The president and owner of 10 area Save-A-Lot Food Stores will be speaking at SUNY Canton as part of the Excellence in Leadership Lecture Series. Jeffrey L. Proulx, a 1984 graduate of the college’s Business Administration program, will be speaking at 4 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 15, in the Richard W. Miller Campus Center room 212. The event is free and open to the public.
A SUNY Canton professor looks at mentoring young entrepreneurs to help stimulate the economy in Haiti and other countries facing economic difficulties. Charles R. Fenner, Ph.D., who is the curriculum coordinator for the Management program, presented research titled “A Phenomenological Examination of Nongovernmental Organizations in Mentoring Entrepreneurship in Haiti,” with Pierreline Mwanza, Ph.D., of North Central University. Their research was selected as best paper by the Academy of Business Research at a fall conference in Atlantic City, N.J.
SUNY Canton will be holding a luminary vigil to help honor departed friends and loved ones at 5:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 10, on the college’s turf field. Those interested are invited to submit commemorative notes to accompany each light.
Students and staff delivered a truckload of emergency supplies to Syracuse on Monday in support of New York Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo’s Empire State Relief and Recovery Effort for Puerto Rico. Organizers said it was one of the largest donations from a single organization thus far.