The SUNY Canton College Council has selected a highly respected expert in the funeral services field as the recipient of the 2019 Distinguished Faculty Award. Professor Emeritus Barry W. Walch was recognized at the college’s William J. Mein Honors Convocation Ceremony April 24.
SUNY Canton has selected seven individuals to be added to the illustrious college-wide Hall of Fame. “With each Hall of Fame induction, we are reminded of the impressive accomplishments of SUNY Canton alumni and friends,” said Vice President for Advancement Anne M. Sibley. “This year we will celebrate alumni who have built substantial businesses, professors who helped start the college’s first four-year program, and an engineer who worked on all of the Apollo space missions.”
SUNY Canton celebrated the class of 2019 at the college’s 111th Commencement Ceremony held Saturday, May 11, at the Roos House Convocation, Athletic and Recreation Center. SUNY Canton 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.
A Management major who played hockey and golf for the SUNY Canton Kangaroos will be receiving one of the college’s top awards. Tia M. Tassava of Chubbuck, Idaho, will receive the Outstanding Graduate Award at the bachelor’s degree level at the college’s 111th Commencement Ceremony, which will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, May 11, in the Roos House Convocation, Athletic and Recreation Center.
Mechanical Engineering Technology Student and Basketball Standout Wins SUNY Canton’s Outstanding Graduate AwardMay 1st, 2019
A standout basketball player and Mechanical Engineering Technology graduate is being recognized for his humble manner and goal-driven attitude. Andrew P. Fitch will receive the Outstanding Graduate Award for the associate degree level at the college’s 111th Commencement Ceremony, which will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, May 11, in the Roos House Convocation, Athletic and Recreation Center.
Two SUNY Canton seniors have been selected by SUNY Chancellor Kristina M. Johnson to receive the 2019 Chancellor’s Award for Student Excellence. Hughes M. Ntwari from Burundi and Ryan Schubert from Centereach were recognized at a special ceremony held April 24 in Albany. They will wear a medallion denoting their accomplishment at the college’s 111th Commencement Ceremony Saturday, May 11.
The Women’s Business Bootcamp, hosted by the SUNY Canton Small Business Development Center (SBDC), will provide an opportunity to hear about the successes of area woman business owners. “Secrets of My Success – and Mistakes I’ve Made Along the Way” will be a panel discussion where woman entrepreneurs will share their experiences.
Students from SUNY Canton designed and built a better bridge than six other colleges in the 2019 American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC) Upstate New York Regional Competition. The event was held April 18 through 20 at Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT). The college’s Steel Bridge Team was only topped by the University of Buffalo, securing a strong second place win for SUNY Canton and seeding the team to compete at the AISC Student Steel Bridge Competition National Finals beginning May 31 at Southern Illinois University, Carbondale.
An outstanding student leader from the SUNY Canton Civil and Environmental Engineering Technology program has been selected to receive the college’s David R. Maynard Student Activities Award.
An alumnus and veteran who helped lead rescue and recovery efforts in New York City following the 9/11 attacks will be the keynote speaker at SUNY Canton’s 2019 Commencement Ceremony. Retired Major General Fergal I. Foley, class of 1980, will address nearly 900 graduates at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, May 11, in the Roos House Convocation, Athletic and Recreation Center. He will receive an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree in recognition of his accomplishments.