Archive for July, 2015

SUNY Canton Receives Grant to Continue Exceptional Student Support Services

Monday, July 20th, 2015

The U.S. Department of Education announced that SUNY Canton has been selected to receive nearly $260,000 to continue its federally funded TRiO Student Support Services program.

The funding will cover the next year of operation for the college’s TRiO programs and will likely continue for a total of five years.

“This federally-funded grant will help us ensure that students have the means not just to attend college, but to succeed,” said SUNY Canton President Zvi Szafran. “By removing financial and other barriers, students can truly reach their potential both in college and beyond.”

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The college’s efforts help more than 200 first-generation economically disadvantaged students access special services, including academic counseling, tutoring and other resources to enhance their college experience. The goal of the program is to increase college retention and graduation rates.

The funding was awarded following a competitive grant application process. The college demonstrated effectiveness and met federally mandated criteria with its successful student support initiatives.

Congressional Representative Elise Stefanik issued a statement Friday, July 17, applauding the U.S. Department of Education for awarding grants to colleges and universities within New York’s 21st district. She said, “As a member of the House Committee on Education and the Workforce, ensuring that our students have an opportunity to achieve a college degree is a top priority of mine in Congress, and I know these grants will go a long way to helping students succeed.”

 

About SUNY Canton

SUNY Canton is Northern New York’s premier college for career-driven bachelor’s degrees, associate degrees and certificate programs. The college delivers quality hands-on programs in engineering technology, health, management and public service. Faculty members are noted for their professional real-world experience in addition to outstanding academic credentials. SUNY Canton OnLine offers hundreds of flexible and convenient courses, as well as 10 exclusively online bachelor’s degrees. The college’s 14 athletic teams compete as provisional members of the NCAA Division III and the USCAA.

Kelley Glasgow Named 2015 SUNY Canton Distinguished Citizen

Friday, July 17th, 2015

A Canton elementary school counselor who has been an advocate for less-fortunate students has received SUNY Canton’s 2015 Distinguished Citizen Award.

Kelley F. Glasgow was recognized for her leadership in bringing various community resources together to assist students and families who may be struggling financially or emotionally. She created the “Golden Bear Pack” program, which provides take-home meals for approximately 90 students every week. The program is now in its second year and ensures disadvantaged children receive nutritious meals during weekends and holiday breaks.

Kelley Glasgow

She has also been instrumental in organizing support groups for those who are experiencing emotional or physical trauma, such as the death of a loved one or physical or emotional abuse.

“Kelley is always there to provide empathy and support to a student who is going through a difficult situation,” said colleague Kathleen M. Willette, a teacher at Canton Central School. “The children find comfort, security and love in her presence.”

Glasgow also works with Canton’s Church and Community Program to organize food and gifts for children and families in need during the holiday season.

“Kelley has extensive knowledge of our community, the agencies that serve our students and the programs that are available to them,” said Kirstin L. Newman, director of guidance at Hugh C. Williams High School. “She is able to make connections for families regularly that help to make their daily lives better.”

Glasgow began her tenure at Banford Elementary School in 1999. She resides in Canton.

 

About SUNY Canton

SUNY Canton is Northern New York’s premier college for career-driven bachelor’s degrees, associate degrees and certificate programs. The college delivers quality hands-on programs in engineering technology, health, management and public service. Faculty members are noted for their professional real-world experience in addition to outstanding academic credentials. SUNY Canton OnLine offers hundreds of flexible and convenient courses, as well as ten exclusively online bachelor’s degrees. The college’s 14 athletic teams compete as provisional members of the NCAA Division III and the USCAA.

Spring Campaign Raises $30,000 for Canton College Foundation

Tuesday, July 7th, 2015

The SUNY Canton College Foundation has raised a total of $30,000 during the first “Spring Ahead and Give Back” campaign, which ran from April 1 to June 30.

Money raised will benefit the Canton Fund, formerly known as the Annual Fund, which supports scholarships, campus enhancements, faculty and staff grants, alumni activities and more.

Scholarship Luncheon and Classroom

“The Canton Fund helps us maintain and develop the excellent college experience at SUNY Canton,” said Keith Rosser, acting vice president for advancement. “Contributions help bridge a critical gap between state funding and the rising cost of education.”

Rosser added that it is due to the generosity of alumni and friends of the college during this campaign that SUNY Canton will be able to offer scholarships, grants and quality academic programs to current and incoming students.

Woodcock Centennial Clock, Scholarships and Classroom

“It is great to see such widespread participation from not just alumni, but faculty, staff, parents and community members,” he said.

For any inquiries about contributing to the Canton Fund, please call the Canton College Foundation at (315) 386-7127 or donate online at www.canton.edu/gift.

 

About SUNY Canton

SUNY Canton is Northern New York’s premier college for career-driven bachelor’s degrees, associate degrees and certificate programs. The college delivers quality hands-on programs in engineering technology, health, management and public service. Faculty members are noted for their professional real-world experience in addition to outstanding academic credentials. SUNY Canton OnLine offers hundreds of flexible and convenient courses, as well as ten exclusively online bachelor’s degrees. The college’s 14 athletic teams compete as provisional members of the NCAA Division III and the USCAA.

SUNY Canton Awarded $170,000 for CSTEP

Wednesday, July 1st, 2015

SUNY Canton has received a grant that will support students who are interested in pursuing careers in science, math, technology and health-related fields.

The $170,000 grant from the New York State Education Department was awarded to the college to continue the Collegiate Science and Technology Entry Program (CSTEP) on campus, which began in 2012.

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“This grant will ensure the valuable programs we have been able to offer during the past four years, such as academic advisement, research and internship opportunities, tutoring, and career workshops, will remain in place for the next five years,” said Stacia R. Dutton, SUNY Canton’s CSTEP director. “We’ll also be able to offer assistance with graduate school exam preparation costs and admission application fees.”

CSTEP is a scholars program designed to prepare minority and economically disadvantaged students for careers in scientific, technical, engineering, mathematical, health-related and licensed professions. The program emphasizes academic preparation and achievement, as well as career awareness. Eligible students must be in good academic standing, enrolled full-time in an undergraduate program at the college and a New York State resident.

The program is free for students since costs are covered by the Education Department and SUNY Canton. Once students are accepted, they must maintain a grade-point average (GPA) of 2.0 or above, meet with a CSTEP administrative member monthly, and attend and participate in at least one CSTEP or related event per semester.

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Dutton noted that community service is also an important component of the program. “Many of our students provide tutoring to local middle and high school students and provide campus tours to those who may be interested in attending SUNY Canton,” she said. “They also visit local schools and give presentations on topics related to their academic field and encourage younger students to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering, math and healthcare.”

Dutton added that 75 students took part in the program during the last four years. The new grant will provide funding for 85 students.

For more information, contact Dutton at (315) 379-3804 or cstep@canton.edu. Letters of interest can be sent to Stacia R. Dutton, CSTEP Director, 34 Cornell Dr., Nevaldine North 105, Canton, N.Y. 13617.

 

About SUNY Canton

SUNY Canton is Northern New York’s premier college for career-driven bachelor’s degrees, associate degrees and certificate programs. The college delivers quality hands-on programs in engineering technology, health, management and public service. Faculty members are noted for their professional real-world experience in addition to outstanding academic credentials. SUNY Canton OnLine offers hundreds of flexible and convenient courses, as well as ten exclusively online bachelor’s degrees. The college’s 14 athletic teams compete as provisional members of the NCAA Division III and the USCAA.