A SUNY Canton student was recently recognized with a statewide award for overcoming difficulties during his education. Marcos L. Martinez, a Practical Nursing major from the Bronx, received the 2019 Norman R. McConney Jr. Award, which is bestowed to recognize excellence in the SUNY Educational Opportunity Program (EOP). The award is named after one of the architects of the statewide program that provides financial assistance and support to those facing obstacles in achieving their educational and personal goals.
e SUNY Canton Living Writers Series is honoring Native American Heritage Month with a guest speaker whose poetry deals with the marginalization of Native people. Santee Frazier will speak at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 20 in the Richard W. Miller Campus Center’s Kingston Theater. The event is free and open to the public.
A SUNY Canton Mechatronics major is designing a revolutionary knee brace that may help about 20 percent of the population walk easier. Maelea M. Mercado of Jefferson recently took second place for her research presentation on her invention at the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Undergraduate Research Technology Conference held Oct. 11 to 13 at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).
Military Times magazine has identified SUNY Canton as a top school for veterans, service members and military families in its annual “Best for Vets” issue. The college was ranked 14th in the nation as part of their Career and Technical College category, advancing one slot from 15th in 2018. SUNY Canton officials noted that the ranking reflects the outstanding support services the college offers.
SUNY Canton has been recognized for improving the online student experience. The SUNY Council of Chief Student Affairs Officers (CCSAO) selected SUNY Canton to receive the 2019 Outstanding Student Affairs award for a new program that seeks to engage online students in all aspects of campus life.
With a successful class underway, SUNY Canton prepares a second Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) training session slated to begin Dec. 3. The college’s Career Ready Education and Success Training (CREST) Center will be holding an open house for those interested in joining the second CDL Class A program from 2:30 to 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 19 in Halford Hall. The open house is free and open to the community.
SUNY Canton’s Sports Management bachelor’s degree has recently received a prestigious accreditation by the leading organization that recognizes sports management educational excellence.
The Alpha Chapter of Tau Phi Zeta Honor Society at SUNY Canton welcomed 20 new members. Students in the Veterinary Technology and Veterinary Science Technology programs were inducted into the honor society Oct. 17, coinciding with National Veterinary Technician week.
A Wisconsin-based author who just released a book of short stories about ordinary antiheros and the moments that define them will visit campus this month as part of the popular Living Writers Series.
One of SUNY Canton’s newest faculty members helped land a $2.47 million grant from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, to increase patient safety and efficient care in Level I trauma rooms.