SUNY Canton President Zvi Szafran announced the recipients of the 2017 President’s Meritorious Service Award at the college’s Recognition Day event Friday, May 19. Janitor Brandy Bissonette and Assistant to the Provost Renee L. Campbell were both selected to receive the award, which is among the highest honors given at the college.
The SUNY Canton College Council honored several employees for outstanding performance as part of the annual Recognition Day event Friday, May 19. General Mechanic Stanley P. Robert received the 2017 College Council Employee Recognition Award, which is presented annually to a classified staff member.
Family, friends, faculty, professional staff and distinguished guests gathered Saturday, May 13, in the Roos House Convocation, Athletic and Recreation Center to congratulate more than 900 graduates on their academic achievements. “I am extremely proud that you have achieved this major goal in your lives,” said President Zvi Szafran. “I know that as you move forward, you’ll be able to accomplish many great things, as have the many alumni from SUNY Canton who have preceded you.”
Two students earned the 2017 SUNY Canton Outstanding Graduate title today (Saturday, May 13) SUNY Canton’s 109th Commencement Ceremony. Alex D. Sterling, a mechanical engineering technology major from Champlain, received the Outstanding Graduate Award at the bachelor’s degree level and Claudette Dossou-Kitti, a nursing major from Brooklyn, received the award for associate degree graduates.
SUNY Chancellor Nancy L. Zimpher has selected four SUNY Canton faculty and professional staff members to receive the 2017 Chancellor’s Award for Excellence.
Two students will be receiving special recognition for outstanding academic and community achievement at SUNY Canton’s 109th Commencement Ceremony held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, May 13, in the Roos House Convocation, Athletic and Recreation Center.
The SUNY Canton College Council has selected a professor who teaches in the Veterinary Science Technology program as the recipient of a prestigious award. Dr. Anthony Beane was presented with the 2017 Distinguished Faculty Award at the college’s Pauline A. Graveline Honors Convocation Ceremony April 26.
Melvin J. Busler, Jr., the longtime sports personality of WWNY-TV 7 News, has been selected as the 2017 recipient of the SUNY Canton College Council’s Distinguished Citizen award. “Mel has become the face and voice of televised sports in the North Country,” said College Council Chair Ronald M. O’Neill. “He’s generous with his time, and he takes great pride in the North Country.”
SR Education Group, an education research publisher, has named SUNY Canton among the top 10 disability-friendly online schools in the nation. More than 1,200 schools were evaluated for the 2017 rankings and scored on criteria such as available resources and services, distance-learning accommodations, and universal learning design training. Ranked ninth, SUNY Canton joined elite institutions such as Stanford University, the University of Connecticut and the Rochester Institute of Technology as among the schools that received the highest overall scores.
Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced that members of his administration and SUNY leaders will be holding information sessions about the Excelsior Scholarship Program. Carl McCall, chairman of the SUNY Board of Trustees will be visiting SUNY Canton at 11:30 a.m. Friday, May 5, in SUNY Canton’s Richard W. Miller Campus Center Room 218 for one of the sessions. The event is free and open to the public. Students, parents and faculty are all encouraged to attend to learn about the scholarship.