Andrew M. Ranger (left) launches a remote control car outside of SUNY Canton’s Nevaldine Hall. Ranger and Lucas J. Stiles (right) built the car as part of a high school summer STEM program sponsored by grants from the New York State Education Department and the Department of Defense Activity. Ranger attends Immaculate Heart Central High School in Watertown and Stiles attends Carthage High School. The two joined 13 other students for the weeklong summer camp. The activities conclude tomorrow (Friday, July 21) with several races and challenges to test each team’s car.
SUNY Canton is giving out symbolic challenge coins to inspire student success during each year of their education. When Zvi Szafran first started his presidency at SUNY Canton, he wanted to find a way to reward students for successfully completing each fall semester. At about the same time, the college’s Veteran’s Association presented him with their monogramed challenge coin for assuming SUNY Canton’s presidency. Szafran was so impressed with this token that he decided to give every student a coin when they successfully transitioned between semesters.
SUNY Canton will be hosting the popular Camp Invention summer science, technology, engineering and math immersion program beginning during the third week of July. Space is still available on a limited basis for elementary school-age students.
Kelly C. Obermayer, class of 1979, has been chosen as SUNY Canton’s 2017 Distinguished Alumna. She was presented with the award during the college’s Alumni Weekend celebration. Obermayer was selected for her volunteer leadership and her efforts to strengthen the bond between alumni and SUNY Canton. She is the current chair of the Alumni Association Board and also served as an advisor and board member for Pi Nu Epsilon, the college’s oldest sorority. During the sorority’s centennial year, she led a successful fundraising campaign to name the Chaney Dining Center atrium after Pi Nu Epsilon.
SUNY Canton recognizes the students who earned academic honors during the Spring 2017 semester. To receive President’s List honors, full-time students must earn a semester grade point average of 3.75 or higher on a 4.0 scale. For Dean’s List, full-time students must earn at least a 3.25 GPA on a 4.0 scale. Part Time Honors recognize students who earned at least a 3.25 GPA in 6 to 11 credits of course work.
The St. Lawrence County-David Sullivan Law Enforcement Academy at SUNY Canton recently graduated 31 law enforcement professionals. The majority of those graduates became officers for area police departments. University Police Chief Alan P. Mulkin gave advice the academy’s largest graduating class.
Students from SUNY Canton’s American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Chapter finished in a strong seventh place at the National Student Steel Bridge Competition held May 26 at Oregon State University.
Several of SUNY Canton’s online programs were ranked among the best in the nation. “Online programs allow the college to expand and offer its newest majors to a larger audience,” said SUNY Canton Provost Douglas M. Scheidt. “Our faculty members have created high quality courses that continue to keep the college academically competitive.”
The International Accreditation Council for Business Education (IACBE) board of commissioners has announced that SUNY Canton’s business department has been selected as a candidate for accreditation. The goal of accreditation is to ensure that the education provided by SUNY Canton maintains exceptional levels of quality as a premiere educational institution. Members of the college’s faculty, staff and administration use accreditation as a way to measure the success of programs and evaluate the quality of each career-driven major.
SUNY Canton’s Southworth Library Learning Commons is the subject of a new article about evolving beyond books and collections. Former Library Director Michelle L. Currier and current Director Cori Wilhelm recently published “Examining the Case of an Academic Library’s Student-Focused Patron-Satisfaction Approach to Organizational Transformation for Student Retention,” in the Library Leadership & Management Journal.