Archive for 2015

SUNY Canton Honors Native American Heritage Month with Guest Author Jennifer Foerster

Friday, November 13th, 2015

Jennifer FoersterThe final guest of SUNY Canton’s 2015 Living Writers Series challenges perceptions of what it means to be a Native American woman in her first poetry collection.

Jennifer Foerster will appear at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 19, in the Richard W. Miller Campus Center’s Kingston Theater. The event is free and open to the public.

She is the author of “Leaving Tulsa,” which was described by NPR’s News Poet Tess Taylor as “sensuous, generous, full of beginnings and endings …” The book also received praise from The Huffington Post’s Cultural Critic Dean Rader and was a finalist for the PEN Open Book Award.

“Foerster’s poetry weaves striking stories of the Native American past with present-day characters and settings. Her work is both haunting and beautiful,” said SUNY Canton Assistant Professor of English Phil K. LaMarche. “Please help us celebrate Native American Heritage Month with a reading and discussion of her work.”

Foerster is of German, Dutch and Muscogee descent and is a member of the Muscogee (Creek) Nation of Oklahoma. Her poems have appeared in “Sing: Poetry from the Indigenous Americas,” “New California Writing 2011” and “Turtle Island to Abya Yala.” She resides in San Francisco and is pursuing a Ph.D. in English and Creative Writing at the University of Denver.

LaMarche created the Living Writers Series in 2012 to coincide with his Living Writers Course. Students enrolled in the class read the books by the authors scheduled to visit the college. The series will resume in 2016.

For more information about Foerster and the Living Writers Series, visit www.canton.edu/writers.

 

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 members of the NCAA Division III.

SUNY Canton Ranked Among the Top 10 Best Colleges for Animal Lovers

Monday, November 9th, 2015

SUNY Canton has been ranked as one of the best colleges in the nation for animal lovers, according to Great Value Colleges.net.

The college placed ninth out of 25 schools and was chosen in large part for its well-known Pet Wing housing option that began in 1997. Students are able to bring a variety of pets with them to live on campus, including cats, ferrets, rabbits, hamsters, gerbils and fish.

Heather M. Federow, a SUNY Canton Veterinary Science Technology major from Burlington Flats, sits in her room with her cat. Federow lives in the Pet Wing of Mohawk Hall.

Heather M. Federow, a SUNY Canton Veterinary Science Technology major from Burlington Flats, sits in her room with her cat. Federow lives in the Pet Wing of Mohawk Hall.

“SUNY Canton was a pioneer in pet-friendly housing,” said John M. Kennedy, SUNY Canton director of residence life. “Our mission has always been to enhance the community-like atmosphere that we are known for, and the Pet Wing plays an important role in achieving that.”

The unique housing option is a favorite choice among students who are pursuing an associate degree in Veterinary Science Technology or a bachelor’s degree in Veterinary Service Administration or Veterinary Technology.

“There are two reasons why I chose to attend SUNY Canton: for the Veterinary Technology program and the Pet Wing,” said student Alexandria E. Kirkwood from Salisbury, N.C. “I learned about SUNY Canton while researching pet-friendly schools.”

Claudia Parr, a SUNY Canton Veterinary Technology major from Brasher Falls, plays with a cat in her room in SUNY Canton’s Mohawk Hall Pet Wing.

Claudia Parr, a SUNY Canton Veterinary Technology major from Brasher Falls, plays with a cat in her room in SUNY Canton’s Mohawk Hall Pet Wing.

The website also praised the campus’ pet-friendly environment and animal-related clubs and organizations. Most recently, students have raised funds to outfit local police dogs with lifesaving Kevlar vests, as well as provide supplies to local animal rescue organizations. The college also sponsors pet therapy sessions for students to relax and de-stress during finals week.

Great Value Colleges.net offers resources to help students find the best degree offerings, career options for graduates and more. The organization’s mission is to help students get the best possible education for their money through “high-quality, research-based articles and rankings covering a broad number of angles to help the most students possible.” The entire list can be found at www.greatvaluecolleges.net/25-great-small-colleges-for-animal-lovers/.

The accolade is the latest in a string of awards SUNY Canton has received for its animal-friendly environment. The college has twice been named to Petside.com’s Top 10 Pet Friendly Colleges list.

 

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 members of the NCAA Division III.

SUNY Canton Welcomes a Subaru Executive and a Mohawk Nation Clan Mother

Monday, November 9th, 2015

A Subaru Distributers Corp. executive will be discussing career paths after college and a Native American clan mother will help students learn about cultural identity during the second week of November at SUNY Canton.

Barry A. Wells, executive vice president of parts, service and logistics for Subaru Distributors Corp., will be speaking to students about their career path at 2 p.m. Wednesday (Nov. 11) in Richard W. Miller Campus Center room 218. Wells graduated from SUNY Canton with an associate degree in 1975 and returned for his Bachelor’s Degree in Legal Studies in 2010. He went on to receive a doctorate from the New York Law School while continuing his career with Subaru. Wells has also been a Subaru Dealer and an Ogdensburg City Police officer.

Wells & Herne

Tewakierahkwa Louise McDonald Herne, a condoled Bear Clan mother for the Mohawk Nation Council, will be speaking at 2 p.m. Thursday (Nov. 12) in Richard W. Miller Campus Center room 212. Herne will be presenting on Haudenosaunee (otherwise known as Iroquois) women and their influence on early feminism. As a founding member of a Mohawk council of women, she works to continue the historical and traditional strength of Native Americans through education and empowerment. She has worked with hundreds of families and helped them embrace Haudenosaunee culture through instruction and ceremony.

The two speakers are the latest in the semester’s lineup of student-focused presentations on campus, which have included local business leaders from Corning Inc. and SeaComm Federal Credit Union, as well as dignitaries representing North Korea and educators from South Africa.

Both events are free and open to the public.

 

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 members of the NCAA Division III.

SUNY Canton Student Speaks With President Obama During Tribal Nations Conference in Washington, D.C.

Friday, November 6th, 2015

SUNY Canton student and Akwesasne St. Regis Mohawk Nation (Bear Clan) member Brayden S. White had a special opportunity to serve as a youth delegate at the seventh annual White House Tribal Nations Conference in Washington, D.C., Nov. 5.

White, a freshmen in the Early Childhood program, participated in a panel discussion with President Obama and four other Native American youth representatives where they examined topics important to indigenous peoples, including education, poverty, health and employment.

SUNY Canton student Brayden S. White, right, asks President Obama about educational opportunities for native youths at the seventh annual Tribal Nations Conference in Washington, D.C., Nov. 5.

SUNY Canton student Brayden S. White, right, asks President Obama about educational opportunities for native youths at the seventh annual Tribal Nations Conference in Washington, D.C., Nov. 5.

White was one of 24 native youth delegates to attend the conference and was selected by the White House to participate on the panel.

During the hour-long discussion, White asked President Obama how his administration intends to work with tribal education departments to empower low-income Native American youth to pursue a college degree.

Obama replied, saying, “an education is the key to the middle-class life in the modern world,” and pledged to work on better communicating federal grant and student loan opportunities to high schools through a collaboration with the Department of Education, the Department of the Interior and local school districts.

The President also stressed the importance of supporting tribal colleges, which he said offer students the opportunity to “get a really good education that is culturally linked and allows young people, sometimes, to stay at home,” noting the challenges Native Americans face when separated from their tribes while attending traditional colleges.

Tribal Nations Conference

The panel was a part of a daylong conference where leaders from 567 federally recognized tribes were able to speak with government officials and members of the White House Council on Native American Affairs. The conference aims to strengthen relationships with American Indian and Alaska Native tribes.

This was White’s second visit to the nation’s capital this year. He previously traveled to Washington, D.C., this summer for the first-ever White House Tribal Youth Gathering as part of the President’s Generation Indigenous (Gen-I) initiative where he met First Lady Michelle Obama.

“This has been an incredible year,” White said. “Both conferences offered unique nation-to-nation relationship-building opportunities, and all of us were able to hear about the issues affecting other native tribes.”

White has also been active on campus to create awareness about Native American culture and traditions. He will serve as president of the newly established Native American Student Association.

“Brayden has been very active in bringing a Native American presence to our campus and exhibits a passion and determination to helping his nation and native peoples,” said SUNY Canton Associate Professor of Legal Studies and Native American Student Association adviser William T. Jones, J.D. “He has also been instrumental in working with me to bring native students on campus together.”

To watch the entire panel discussion, visit https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MPGb2TmK3DI.

 

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 members of the NCAA Division III.

SUNY Canton Foundation Announces Student Scholarship Recipients

Monday, November 2nd, 2015

Students – The college uses a service called Merit to send announcements of your successes to you, your parents and your hometown newspaper. Please check your Canton email to claim your personal Merit page.

The SUNY Canton College Foundation recently announced its student scholarship recipients for the 2015-2016 academic year.

In total, the foundation distributed more than $302,000 in the form of 265 scholarships granted to approximately 195 students. More than 60 percent of those scholarships were given to students from St. Lawrence County.

“We have a dedicated group of alumni and friends who help make SUNY Canton more affordable for our students,” said SUNY Canton President Zvi Szafran. “I thank our generous donors and encourage our students to use these generous gifts to help make the most of their college education.”

Among the students to receive SUNY Canton College Foundation Scholarships this year were:

  • Yaw Agyei, a SUNY Canton Graphic and Multimedia Design major from Potsdam, received the SUNY Canton/Empire State Diversity Honors Scholarship.
  • Maggie J. Albu, a SUNY Canton Veterinary Science Technology major from Malone, received the Lawrence Germain Endowed Scholarship.
  • Zachary T. Allen, a SUNY Canton Computer Information Systems major from Edwards, received the Donald M. Morgan Memorial Endowed Scholarship and the Henry Lawrence Howe V. Endowed Scholarship.
  • Connor E. Anderson, a SUNY Canton Electrical Technology major from Fayetteville, received the Modell Family Endowed Scholarship.
  • Patrick P. Anunziatta, a SUNY Canton Alternative and Renewable Energy Systems major from Schenectady, received the Henning-Keeler Endowed Scholarship.
  • Francis M. Arquette, a SUNY Canton Computer Information Systems major from Hogansburg, received the SUNY Canton/Empire State Diversity Honors Scholarship.
  • Autumn G. Ashley, a SUNY Canton Civil and Environmental Engineering Technology major from Gouverneur, received the Corning Foundation Endowed Scholarship and the John L. Halford Sr. Endowed and Memorial Scholarship.
  • Schiler E. Ashley, a SUNY Canton Law Enforcement Leadership major from Madrid, received the Rachael M. and Leon E. Bagley Endowed Scholarship.
  • Morgan Baldock, a SUNY Canton Nursing major from Lisbon, received the Alice Westaway Bagley Endowed Scholarship and the Centennial Scholarship.
  • Illissa B. Barney, a SUNY Canton Management major from Massena, received the Grace Jones-Vesper Business Scholarship, the Jean M. Poticher Endowed Scholarship and the Patricia M. Barr `44 and Bernard P. Raymo `32 Endowed Scholarship.
  • Thomas H. Barton, a SUNY Canton Construction Technology: Management major from Tupper Lake, received the Albert F. and Agnes Powers Luck Endowed Scholarship and the Robert W. and Helen Flanders Farmer Endowed Scholarship.
  • Dallas Bastien, a SUNY Canton Criminal Justice major from Heuvelton, received the Alumni Association Scholarship.
  • Brielle M. Beadle, a SUNY Canton Physical Therapist Assistant major from Norwich, received the Dollars for Scholars Award.
  • Isaac W. Beckstead, a SUNY Canton Sports Management major from Helena, received the Stanley Cohen Sports Management Endowed Scholarship and the William Demo Family Endowed Scholarship.
  • Jordan E. Berghaus, a SUNY Canton Engineering Science major from Ogdensburg, received the Peter Nevaldine Endowed Scholarship.
  • Michaela A Beyette, a SUNY Canton Liberal Arts – General Studies major from Ogdensburg, received the Agnes and John N. Burns Family Endowed Scholarship and the John F. Ruitberg Endowed Scholarship.
  • Kacey Blair, a SUNY Canton Nursing major from Massena, received the Alice Westaway Bagley Endowed Scholarship.
  • Jesse M. Bleuer, a SUNY Canton Homeland Security major from Williamsville, received the SUNY Canton/Empire State Diversity Honors Scholarship.
  • Cody M. Boardway, a SUNY Canton Homeland Security major from Brushton, received the Bridge to Success Endowed Scholarship.
  • Wesley Bortnick, a SUNY Canton Automotive Technology major from Canton, received the Clement J. Flanagan Endowed Scholarship and Ed and Clara Cloce Endowed Scholarship.
  • Andrew H. Bowes, a SUNY Canton Mechanical Technology major from Rochester, received the John L. Halford Sr. Endowed and Memorial Scholarship and the Woodcock Family Endowed Scholarship.
  • Kevin J. Bradford, a SUNY Canton Alternative and Renewable Energy Systems major from Middletown, received the Gerald E. & Corinne C. Rice Endowed Scholarship.
  • Mattie S. Buckingham, a SUNY Canton Nursing major from Lisbon, received the Hahn-Kalberer Endowed Scholarship and the St. Lawrence State Hospital School of Nursing Alumni Association Endowed Scholarship.
  • Dustin J. Bullock, a SUNY Canton Electrical Construction and Maintenance major from Richville, received the Frederick C. and Karen Liebi Endowed Scholarship.
  • Nathaniel D. Burnett, a SUNY Canton Electrical Engineering Technology major from North Lawrence, received the William Demo Family Endowed Scholarship.
  • Katherine Burnham, a SUNY Canton Criminal Investigation major from Massena, received the Bobbi Butler Burnham Endowed Scholarship.
  • Rebecca A. Burns, a SUNY Canton Veterinary Technology major from Pine City, received the Betsy B. Kaplan Memorial Endowed Scholarship and the Lawrence Germain Endowed Scholarship.
  • Emily E. Bush, a SUNY Canton Bachelor of Science in Nursing major from Ogdensburg, received the Linda Lahey Fay Nursing Award.
  • Jerry W. Bush, a SUNY Canton Legal Studies major from Star Lake, received the Eurto Family Endowed Scholarship and the John G. A. and Chloe Ann R. O’Neil Endowment.
  • Jonathan D. Butler, a SUNY Canton Electrical Technology major from Madrid, received the Bernard Creighton Regan Endowed Scholarship.
  • Patricia M. Carpenter, a SUNY Canton Funeral Services Administration major from Rochester, received the Dr. Earl W. MacArthur Honors Endowed Scholarship and the Joyce A. MacArthur/CTC Women Endowed Scholarship.
  • Tiffany Carr, a SUNY Canton Applied Psychology major from Ogdensburg, received the Margaret D. Sovie Endowed Scholarship.
  • Carla R. Caswell, a SUNY Canton Legal Studies major from Potsdam, received the Centennial Scholarship.
  • Hannah J. Christiansen, a SUNY Canton Funeral Service Administration major from Lake View, received the Albert E. French Endowed Scholarship.
  • Emily Claffey, a SUNY Canton Nursing major from Norfolk, received the Alice Westaway Bagley Endowed Scholarship.
  • Rebecca M. Compo, a SUNY Canton Nursing major from Ogdensburg, received the Claxton-Hepburn Medical Center Foundation Scholarship and the John L. Halford Sr. `49 Nursing Endowed Scholarship.
  • Tyler Cook, a SUNY Canton Homeland Security major from Antwerp, received the Lloyd J. `92 and Paula King `80 Hurlbut Endowed Scholarship Endowment.
  • Sean M. Corbett, a SUNY Canton Bachelor of Science in Nursing major from Potsdam, received the Canton-Potsdam Hospital Scholarship and the John L. Halford Sr. `49 Nursing Endowed Scholarship.
  • Zachary T. Cortese, a SUNY Canton Criminal Investigation major from Rome, received the Anthony “Tony” E. Darcangelo Memorial Scholarship and the Dollars for Scholars Award.
  • McCartney Countryman, a SUNY Canton Law Enforcement Leadership major from Massena, received the Dr. Joseph L. and Dine Kennedy Endowed Scholarship.
  • Parker J. Couture, a SUNY Canton Nursing major from Redford, received the Stuart B. Dragon Endowed Scholarship.
  • Karene A. Crumb, a SUNY Canton Criminal Investigation major from Norwich, received the Clark-Guyette Internship Assistance Program Endowment.
  • Melissa Cummins, a SUNY Canton Veterinary Technology major from Martville, received the Albert E. French Endowed Scholarship and the Zeta Alpha Phi Fraternity Student Leadership Initiative.
  • Maeve C. Curran, a SUNY Canton Homeland Security major from Massena, received the Garnett M. Lawrence Endowed Scholarship.
  • Aubrey J. Czajkowski, a SUNY Canton Physical Therapist Assistant major from Massena, received the Gregory Coughlin Annual Scholarship.
  • Charles Dann, a SUNY Canton Graphic and Multimedia Design major from Gouverneur, received the John L. Halford Sr. Endowed and Memorial Scholarship.
  • Alex L. Davison, a SUNY Canton Finance major from Rouses Point, received the Duken Family Scholarship, the Paul W. Calkins Endowed Scholarship and the Phi Theta Kappa Endowed Scholarship.
  • Gregory J. Dobies, a SUNY Canton Sports Management major from Saratoga Springs, received the Stanley Cohen Sports Management Endowed Scholarship.
  • Brittany Drake, a SUNY Canton Physical Therapist Assistant major from Gouverneur, received the John L. Halford Sr. Endowed and Memorial Scholarship.
  • John Drews, a SUNY Canton Civil and Environmental Engineering Technology major from Sound Beach, received the Henning-Keeler Endowed Scholarship.
  • Lindsay R. Drummond, a SUNY Canton Nursing major from Ogdensburg, received the Alice Westaway Bagley Endowed Scholarship, Claxton-Hepburn Medical Center Foundation Scholarship and the John L. Halford Sr. `49 Nursing Endowed Scholarship.
  • Racheal A. Duquette, a SUNY Canton Nursing major from Nicholville, received the Linda Lahey Fay Nursing Award.
  • Michele L. Earle, a SUNY Canton Nursing major from Potsdam, received the Harriett Gushea/Massena Memorial Hospital Nursing Endowed Scholarship.
  • Jelani C. Ellington, a SUNY Canton Liberal Arts – General Studies major from Brooklyn, received the SUNY Canton/Empire State Diversity Honors Scholarship.
  • David M. Elman, a SUNY Canton Electrical Construction and Maintenance major from Massena, received the Bernard Creighton Regan Endowed Scholarship and the Garnett M. Lawrence Endowed Scholarship.
  • Daniel A. Eng, a SUNY Canton Nursing major from Norwood, received the Dr. Michael and Barbara Maresca Family Endowment for Nursing Education and the Hahn-Kalberer Endowed Scholarship.
  • Mae J. Farmer, a SUNY Canton Veterinary Technology major from Bloomingdale, received the Bridge to Success Endowed Scholarship.
  • Megan Farr, a SUNY Canton Nursing major from Hermon, received the Rachael M. and Leon E. Bagley Endowed Scholarship.
  • Tammy L. Farr, a SUNY Canton Nursing major from Richville, received the Paula Bouchard Jacques Endowed Scholarship.
  • Derek Fenton, a SUNY Canton Nursing major from Heuvelton, received the Alice Westaway Bagley Endowed Scholarship.
  • Jessica L. Fischer, a SUNY Canton Alternative and Renewable Energy Systems major from Williamsville, received the Woodside Family Endowed Scholarship.
  • Wyatt Fisher, a SUNY Canton Homeland Security major from Lisbon, received the Dr. Joseph L. and Dine Kennedy Endowed Scholarship.
  • Brittni R. Fountain, a SUNY Canton Nursing major from South Colton, received the Merriman Family Endowed Scholarship.
  • Makayla C. Fowler, a SUNY Canton Veterinary Science Technology major from Hannibal, received the Betty Evans Endowed Scholarship in Memory of Perry Evans `75.
  • Tiffany Fredericks, a SUNY Canton Nursing major from Ogdensburg, received the Dr. Michael and Barbara Maresca Family Endowment for Nursing Education.
  • Caitlyn Frye, a SUNY Canton Criminal Investigation major from Broadalbin, received the William J. and JoAnne M. Fassinger Endowed Scholarship.
  • Ashley Furgison, a SUNY Canton Criminal Investigation major from Waddington, received the Woodcock Family Endowed Scholarship.
  • Stephanie Gammon, a SUNY Canton Bachelor of Science in Nursing major from Lisbon, received the Grace Family Nursing Scholarship.
  • Kelsi Gilbert, a SUNY Canton Liberal Arts – General Studies major from Colton, received the Ernest C. Krag Endowed Scholarship.
  • Glenn Gonzalez, a SUNY Canton Law Enforcement Leadership major from South Richmond Hill, received the W. H. Swart `51 – Veteran Recognition Endowed Scholarship.
  • Isiah Gotham, a SUNY Canton Liberal Arts – General Studies major from Massena, received the Charles W. Johnson Endowed Scholarship and the Garnett M. Lawrence Endowed Scholarship.
  • Mackenzie Granger, a SUNY Canton Finance major from Massena, received the Garnett M. Lawrence Endowed Scholarship and the George and Eileen Fay Endowed Scholarship.
  • Christopher M. Gray, a SUNY Canton Electrical Engineering Technology major from Helena, received the Gordon and Beatrice Lawrence Endowed Scholarship.
  • Bianca K. Grewal, a SUNY Canton Nursing major from Ogdensburg, received the SUNY Canton/Empire State Diversity Honors Scholarship.
  • Lane A. Guanciale, a SUNY Canton Automotive Technology major from Baldwinsville, received the TJ Toyota & the Cloce Family Endowed Scholarship.
  • James R. Gutierrez, a SUNY Canton Veterinary Science Technology major from Floral Park, received the Lawrence Germain Endowed Scholarship.
  • Paige Hamilton, a SUNY Canton Veterinary Technology major from Canton, received the Anderson-Andre Endowed Scholarship, the Evan M. Dana Endowed Scholarship, the Nicole Fleury Memorial Endowed Scholarship and the Richard C. King Endowed Scholarship.
  • Emily M. Hargrave, a SUNY Canton Nursing major from Waddington, received the Virginia McAllister Award for Excellence in Nursing.
  • Andrew P. Harvey, a SUNY Canton Engineering Science major from Massena, received the Harry and Ella Winslow Podgurski Scholarship.
  • Lindsey G. Hayes, a SUNY Canton Bachelor of Science in Nursing major from Ogdensburg, received the Claxton-Hepburn Medical Center Foundation Scholarship and the John L. Halford Sr. `49 Nursing Endowed Scholarship.
  • Madisen Hetman, a SUNY Canton Civil and Environmental Engineering Technology major from Troy, received the John P. Ouderkirk Endowed Scholarship.
  • Katelynd M. Hill, a SUNY Canton Veterinary Science Technology major from Edwards, received the Rachael M. and Leon E. Bagley Endowed Scholarship.
  • Heather Hollister, a SUNY Canton Nursing major from Ogdensburg, received the Frederick S. and Barbara R. `53 & `70 Wilder Endowed Scholarship.
  • Geniveve L. Hopkins-Betters, a SUNY Canton Management major from Canton, received the Dr. Adelord S. and Sylvia H. Blanchard Endowed Scholarship, the George and Eileen Fay Endowed Scholarship and the Lloyd and Josephine Kingston Endowed Scholarship.
  • Tyler A. Hudson, a SUNY Canton Nursing major from Canton, received the Alice Westaway Bagley Endowed Scholarship and the Catherine M. Kelly Award for Excellence in Psychiatric Nursing.
  • Bailey Hurlbut, a SUNY Canton Criminal Investigation major from Lisbon, received the Bridge to Success Endowed Scholarship.
  • Dustin Hutton, a SUNY Canton Automotive Technology major from Hammond, received the Leland Blevins Family Endowed Scholarship and the Walter Kingston Endowed Scholarship for Automotive Technology.
  • Daniel S. Jacobs, a SUNY Canton Business Administration-Transfer major from Castorland, received the Hirschey Family Business and Accounting Endowment.
  • Jacqueline Jeffalone-Andrews, a SUNY Canton Nursing major from Whitesboro, received the Katherine `77 and Peter Wyckoff Scholarship.
  • Maxwell Jensen, a SUNY Canton Construction Technology: Management major from Harrisville, received the Dr. William F. Peters Tech Prep Endowed Scholarship and the Frederick C. and Karen Liebi Endowed Scholarship.
  • Morgan L. Johnston, a SUNY Canton Finance major from Chase Mills, received the Agnes and John N. Burns Family Endowed Scholarship, David A. Frary and Family Endowed Scholarship and the Rachael M. and Leon E. Bagley Endowed Scholarship.
  • Avery R. Jones, a SUNY Canton Dental Hygiene major from Rome, received the Dollars for Scholars Award.
  • Zackary Kanaly, a SUNY Canton Air Conditioning Engineering Technology major from Hammond, received the Aaron J. Lasher Endowed Scholarship.
  • Robert S. Kimble, a SUNY Canton Finance major from Ogdensburg, received the Gilbert Chadwick and Christy Investment Club Scholarship.
  • Jessica Kirk, a SUNY Canton Applied Psychology major from Watertown, received the Joseph and Carolyne Rich Family Endowed Scholarship.
  • Jenna L. Kiskiel, a SUNY Canton Criminal Investigation major from Ava, received the Dollars for Scholars Award.
  • Gloria Kodua, Jr., a SUNY Canton Nursing major from Yonkers, received the SUNY Canton/Empire State Diversity Honors Scholarship.
  • Andrew R. Krotje, a SUNY Canton Homeland Security major from Wurtsboro, received the Dr. Jonathan Gueverra Endowed Scholarship.
  • Stephanie D. Kushnir, a SUNY Canton Sports Management major from Goshen, received the James M. and Charlene Tyler Endowed Scholarship.
  • Breanna N. LaFlesh, a SUNY Canton Veterinary Technology major from Adams Center, received the Alumni Association Scholarship.
  • Rachel L. Lamora, a SUNY Canton Veterinary Technology major from Cadyville, received the Lawrence Germain Endowed Scholarship.
  • Andrew M. Lang, a SUNY Canton Management major from Bronx, received the Centennial Scholarship and the Saguaro Endowed Scholarship.
  • Alexis Laramee, a SUNY Canton Criminal Justice major from Lake Clear, received the Arlington Walker Endowed Scholarship.
  • Alicia LaRose, a SUNY Canton Nursing major from Heuvelton, received the Potsdam Hospital Guild Annual Scholarship and the Rosa Dixon Allied Health Endowed Scholarship.
  • Alexander M. LaShomb, a SUNY Canton Funeral Services Administration major from Massena, received the Bill and Peg Stalder Endowed Scholarship.
  • Stephanie M. LaValley, a SUNY Canton Health and Fitness Promotion major from Champlain, received the Bridge to Success Endowed Scholarship.
  • Aaron M. Lavoie, a SUNY Canton Electrical Engineering Technology major from Harrisville, received the Richard W. Miller Academic Excellence Award.
  • Tyler J. LeBoeuf, a SUNY Canton Management major from Massena, received the Key Bank Annual Scholarship, the Professor Dr. Thomas and Virginia Duda Memorial Scholarship and the Susanne Connick Merritt Endowed Scholarship.
  • Erdous Lebron, a SUNY Canton Industrial Technology Management major from San Juan, received the Richard W. Miller Endowed Scholarship.
  • Bethany A. Lenox, a SUNY Canton Nursing major from Colton, received the Dr. Harry E. Howe Endowed Scholarship and the Hahn-Kalberer Endowed Scholarship.
  • Tyler M. Leone, a SUNY Canton Engineering Science major from Potsdam, received the Harold C. Town Endowed Scholarship.
  • Ashley Livingston, a SUNY Canton Civil and Environmental Engineering Technology major from Lisbon, received the Brad Winters Scholarship and the Leadership Institute Endowed Scholarship.
  • Sarah H. Lynch, a SUNY Canton Nursing major from Massena, received the Alice Westaway Bagley Endowed Scholarship.
  • Shane P. MacArthur, a SUNY Canton Engineering Science major from Canton, received the Alumni Legacy Scholarship, the Hahn-Kalberer Endowed Scholarship, the Henning-Keeler Endowed Scholarship and the Richard W. Miller Endowed Scholarship.
  • Alexander N. Mainville, a SUNY Canton Electrical Engineering Technology major from Carthage, received the Edwin Krenceski Memorial Scholarship and the Jesse C. Kaufman Endowed Scholarship.
  • Ariel Mann, a SUNY Canton Liberal Arts – General Studies major from Liverpool, received the Dollars for Scholars Award.
  • Julian R. Martin, a SUNY Canton Alternative and Renewable Energy Systems major from Fort Plain, received the Harry E. King Endowed Scholarship and the John H. Wells Memorial Endowed Scholarship.
  • Destiny A. Mason, a SUNY Canton Veterinary Science Technology major from Poughkeepsie, received the Lawrence Germain Endowed Scholarship.
  • Jonathan C. McElroy, a SUNY Canton Criminal Investigation major from East Northport, received the Bridge to Success Endowed Scholarship.
  • Andrew C. McGaw, a SUNY Canton Civil and Environmental Engineering Technology major from Ogdensburg, received the Peter Nevaldine Endowed Scholarship.
  • Timothy J. McIntyre, a SUNY Canton Nursing major from Hannawa Falls, received the E.J. Noble Guild of the Canton-Potsdam Hospital Annual Nursing Scholarship.
  • Codi D. McKee, a SUNY Canton Civil and Environmental Engineering Technology major from Barker, received the American Society of Civil Engineers Scholarship and the Carkner Construction Endowed Scholarship.
  • Katelyn M. McKinley, a SUNY Canton Nursing major from Potsdam, received the Elaine Claxton Pidgeon Endowed Scholarship and the Thompson-Weatherup Family Charitable Foundation Endowed Scholarship.
  • Jose A. Menendez, a SUNY Canton Management major from Maracay, received the Gilbert Chadwick and Christy Investment Club Scholarship and the Rosanna Mae Moser Endowed Scholarship.
  • Chance Monette, a SUNY Canton Air Conditioning Maintenance and Repair major from Brushton, received the Cross Connection Control Foundation Scholarship, the Jay F. Stone Endowed Scholarship and the Tougher Industries Inc. Endowed Scholarship.
  • Nichole L. Morse, a SUNY Canton Early Childhood major from Richville, received the Elsie Lucy (Cole) Norton Endowed Scholarship and the New York State Federation of Home Bureaus Inc. Endowed Scholarship.
  • Mysti C. Murphy, a SUNY Canton Early Childhood major from Potsdam, received the Hahn-Kalberer Endowed Scholarship.
  • Patrick J. Murray, a SUNY Canton Sports Management major from Ontario, received the Alden C. Chadwick Endowed Scholarship.
  • Kayla Myers, a SUNY Canton Nursing major from Potsdam, received the Dr. Michael and Barbara Maresca Family Endowment for Nursing Education.
  • Sarah Naccari, a SUNY Canton Business Administration major from Canton, received the Goolden Family Endowed Scholarship.
  • Jacob Nixon, a SUNY Canton Automotive Technology major from Oakfield, received the Dollars for Scholars Award.
  • Sarah N. Nuss, a SUNY Canton Civil and Environmental Engineering Technology major from Wynantskill, received the American Society of Civil Engineers Scholarship.
  • Emily O’Connor, a SUNY Canton Practical Nursing major from Moira, received the Bridge to Success Endowed Scholarship.
  • Jesse G. Odorowski, a SUNY Canton Electrical Engineering Technology major from Brushton, received the Edwin Krenceski Memorial Scholarship and the Lorence F. Pries Endowed Scholarship.
  • Sean T. Owney, a SUNY Canton Criminal Justice major from Potsdam, received the David W. Sullivan Memorial Endowed Scholarship.
  • Francesco Palumbo, a SUNY Canton Sports Management major from Canton, received the E. B. and Gladys Kennedy Endowed Scholarship.
  • Maurizio M. Paniconi-Pagan, a SUNY Canton Homeland Security major from Carolina, received the Dale and Shelley (Matteson) Major Annual Scholarship.
  • Valerie R. Parker, a SUNY Canton Nursing major from Alexandria Bay, received the Virginia McAllister Award for Excellence in Nursing.
  • Brett Peabody, a SUNY Canton Mechanical Engineering Technology major from Gouverneur, received the Woodcock Family Endowed Scholarship.
  • Sean P. Phelan, a SUNY Canton Health and Fitness Promotion major from Norwich, received the Dollars for Scholars Award.
  • James P. Phillips, a SUNY Canton Bachelor of Science in Nursing major from Ogdensburg, received the Claxton-Hepburn Medical Center Foundation Scholarship and the John L. Halford Sr. `49 Nursing Endowed Scholarship.
  • Brittany E. Pierce, a SUNY Canton Veterinary Technology major from Madrid, received the William and Beatrice Schermerhorn Endowed Scholarship.
  • Jonathan Pinckney, a SUNY Canton Management major from Canton, received the Key Bank Annual Scholarship and the Rosser Family Annual Scholarship.
  • Joseph Plant, a SUNY Canton Homeland Security major from Stuyvesant, received the C. Ernest and Dorothy B. Lowery Endowed Scholarship.
  • April Poole, a SUNY Canton Nursing major from Ogdensburg, received the Nicole A. Lallier Scholarship.
  • Taylor Putney, a SUNY Canton Nursing major from Waddington, received the Alice Westaway Bagley Endowed Scholarship.
  • Jocelyn Racette, a SUNY Canton Mechanical Engineering Technology major from Port Kent, received the Coombs-Muscarella Endowed Scholarship.
  • Hunter Ramsdell, a SUNY Canton Criminal Justice major from Winthrop, received the Gordon and Beatrice Lawrence Endowed Scholarship.
  • Alyssa Reedy , a SUNY Canton Veterinary Science Technology major from Cambridge, received the Lawrence Germain Endowed Scholarship.
  • Brandon Rexford, a SUNY Canton Nursing major from Black River, received the Gerlach Family Endowed Scholarship.
  • Barbara J. Reynolds, a SUNY Canton Nursing major from Harrisville, received the E.J. Noble Guild of the Canton-Potsdam Hospital Annual Nursing Scholarship.
  • Garrett R. Richards, a SUNY Canton Civil and Environmental Engineering Technology major from Potsdam, received the Guilford White `68 Endowed Scholarship and the John A. Goetze Endowed Scholarship.
  • Devin Rider, a SUNY Canton Electrical Engineering Technology major from Massena, received the Bernard Creighton Regan Endowed Scholarship.
  • Mackenzie C. Rogers, a SUNY Canton Electrical Engineering Technology major from Massena, received the Bernard Creighton Regan Endowed Scholarship, the Garnett M. Lawrence Endowed Scholarship, the Kevin Fear Endowed Scholarship and the Robert A. Noble Sr. Endowed Scholarship.
  • Felicity P. Runge, a SUNY Canton Dental Hygiene major from Carthage, received the Cleo J. Golding Endowed Scholarship.
  • Tyler V. Savage, a SUNY Canton Sports Management major from Brasher Falls, received the Gordon and Beatrice Lawrence Endowed Scholarship.
  • Jacob C. Scaggs, a SUNY Canton Information Technology major from Canton, received the William C. Cooper Endowed Scholarship.
  • Alicia Sharpe, a SUNY Canton Individual Studies – Nursing major from Ogdensburg, received the Margaret D. Sovie Endowed Scholarship – $12061 total.
  • Carly M. Sherwood, a SUNY Canton Veterinary Technology major from Hammond, received the Arthur S. Wheater Endowed Scholarship.
  • Sarah G. Shipman, a SUNY Canton Nursing major from Canton, received the Dr. Michael and Barbara Maresca Family Endowment for Nursing Education.
  • Alicia Simmons, a SUNY Canton Early Childhood major from Ogdensburg, received the Centennial Scholarship.
  • Siani Smith, a SUNY Canton Criminal Justice major from Bronx, received the SUNY Canton/Empire State Diversity Honors Scholarship.
  • Imani Smith, a SUNY Canton Funeral Services Administration major from Bronx, received the David R. Maynard Endowed Scholarship.
  • James S. Snyder, a SUNY Canton Mechanical Engineering Technology major from Richville, received the Employee Assistance Program (EAP) Scholarship.
  • Josh Sova, a SUNY Canton Industrial Technology Management major from Oswego, received the Henning-Keeler Endowed Scholarship.
  • Alexis Sparks, a SUNY Canton Nursing major from Tupper Lake, received the Bridge to Success Endowed Scholarship.
  • Bromlen E. Steinburg, a SUNY Canton Civil and Environmental Engineering Technology major from Madrid, received the James D. Bartholomew Endowed Scholarship.
  • Megan A. Stevenson, a SUNY Canton Dental Hygiene major from Norwood, received the Alumni Association Scholarship.
  • Nathan Stickney, a SUNY Canton Electrical Engineering Technology major from Norwood, received the Gordon and Beatrice Lawrence Endowed Scholarship.
  • Olivia K. Stitzer, a SUNY Canton Nursing major from Canton, received the Alice Westaway Bagley Endowed Scholarship.
  • Jake D. Sweeney, a SUNY Canton Electrical Engineering Technology major from Gouverneur, received the John L. Halford Sr. Endowed and Memorial Scholarship.
  • Emily Switzer, a SUNY Canton Finance major from Ogdensburg, received the W. Stanley and Alice E. Richardson Endowed Scholarship.
  • Logan N. Tallman, a SUNY Canton Criminal Justice major from Ogdensburg, received the Henning-Keeler Endowed Scholarship.
  • Erin E. Tassie, a SUNY Canton Nursing major from Massena, received the Alice Westaway Bagley Endowed Scholarship.
  • Riley P. Taylor, a SUNY Canton Mechanical Engineering Technology major from Port Kent, received the Henning-Keeler Endowed Scholarship.
  • William Tennant, a SUNY Canton Engineering Science major from Ogdensburg, received the Heuvelton Central School Alumni Scholarship.
  • Grace Testani, a SUNY Canton Nursing major from Ogdensburg, received the Ethelyn B. Davis Endowed Scholarship.
  • Tristan Thomas, a SUNY Canton Physical Therapist Assistant major from Hogansburg, received the Gregory Coughlin Annual Scholarship and the SUNY Canton/Empire State Diversity Honors Scholarship.
  • Jessica J. Thornton, a SUNY Canton Nursing major from Ogdensburg, received the Goldie Burgess Endowed Scholarship.
  • Margret M. Troiano, a SUNY Canton Criminal Investigation major from Ogdensburg, received the Woodcock Family Endowed Scholarship.
  • Brittney I. Umana, a SUNY Canton Veterinary Technology major from Oakland Gardens, received the SUNY Canton/Empire State Diversity Honors Scholarship.
  • Karter VanArnam, a SUNY Canton Air Conditioning Engineering Technology major from Morristown, received the Elwood J. Nicholson Jr. Endowed Scholarship, the Kenneth R. McDonald/Howland Pump Endowed Scholarship and the Plumbing Heating and Piping Contractors of Northern New York Endowed Scholarship.
  • Augustina M. Vasquez, a SUNY Canton Physical Therapist Assistant major from Fort Covington, received the Dr. Solomon Cook Endowed Scholarship.
  • Keanu A. Ventura, a SUNY Canton Criminal Justice major from Bronx, received the SUNY Canton/Empire State Diversity Honors Scholarship.
  • Isaac Ward, a SUNY Canton Criminal Investigation major from Massena, received the Garnett M. Lawrence Endowed Scholarship and the Timothy M. and Mary Lou Ashley Family Endowed Scholarship.
  • Matthew E. Waugh, a SUNY Canton Sports Management major from Gouverneur, received the John L. Halford Sr. Endowed and Memorial Scholarship.
  • Hannah Weaver, a SUNY Canton Dental Hygiene major from Harrisville, received the John H. and Eunice B. Stone Endowed Scholarship and the Varick A. Chittenden Book Scholarship.
  • Kyle D. Weems, a SUNY Canton Nursing major from Norwood, received the Fulton and Anna McAllister Endowed Scholarship.
  • Alexander Weil, a SUNY Canton Computer Information Systems major from Potsdam, received the Centennial Scholarship.
  • Jason White, a SUNY Canton Nursing major from Russell, received the Margaret D. Sovie Endowed Scholarship – $12061 total.
  • Morgan Wicks, a SUNY Canton Funeral Services Administration major from Argyle, received the Carl W. Trainor Family Scholarship Endowment.
  • Mary W. P. Williams, a SUNY Canton Veterinary Science Technology major from Canton, received the Allan P. and Catherine Barnett Newell Endowed Scholarship.
  • Tracy L. Willmart, a SUNY Canton Bachelor of Science in Nursing major from Madrid, received the Claxton-Hepburn Medical Center Foundation Scholarship and the John L. Halford Sr. `49 Nursing Endowed Scholarship.
  • Allison Witherhead, a SUNY Canton Individual Studies – Nursing major from Canton, received the College Association Management Team Scholarship.
  • Brooke K. Woodrow, a SUNY Canton Information Technology major from DeKalb Junction, received the Preston C. Carlisle Annual Scholarship.
  • Bailie Young , a SUNY Canton Nursing major from Massena, received the William C. Vining and Dr. Judson R. Vining Endowed Scholarship.
  • Rachel Youngers, a SUNY Canton Criminal Investigation major from Angola, received the Criminal Justice Endowed Scholarship and the Dr. Earl W. MacArthur Honors Endowed Scholarship.
  • Rachel Nikki Zeitzmann, a SUNY Canton Applied Psychology major from Massena, received the Bridge to Success Endowed Scholarship.

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 members of the NCAA Division III.

SUNY Canton Names New Vice President for Advancement

Monday, November 2nd, 2015

Anne SibleyAnne M. Sibley was recently appointed as vice president for advancement and executive director of the Canton College Foundation at SUNY Canton.

She will be responsible for leading advancement and alumni affairs activities and personnel, as well as developing fundraising strategies to support the college’s mission and priorities.

Since 2007 she has served as director of planned giving for St. Lawrence University, managing a broad program that included soliciting donors, stewarding the legacy society and producing marketing materials to promote planned giving opportunities.

Sibley was also St. Lawrence University’s associate director of major gifts from 2003 to 2007. In addition she served on several university strategic planning committees. She will be starting her new position at SUNY Canton Nov. 30.

“I’m looking forward to the skills and drive Anne will be bringing to the Advancement Office and our college,” said SUNY Canton President Zvi Szafran. “This year the college awarded more than $302,000 in student scholarships and will be funding numerous faculty- and staff-led initiatives. Our hope is to expand the foundation’s reach even farther in upcoming years.”

Sibley is returning to SUNY Canton after serving in several leadership roles from 1987 to 2000, including director of public relations, senior assistant to the president, and director of sponsored research and programs.

“Securing funding for scholarships and program enhancements is important for the continued growth of SUNY Canton,” Sibley said. “I look forward to working with the great team in the Advancement Office and getting to know the alumni.”

She is active in the community and is currently the chair of the Grasse River Heritage Area Development Corporation’s fundraising committee.

Sibley earned a master’s degree in Educational Administration and bachelor’s degrees in Biology and English Literature from St. Lawrence University. She resides in Colton with her husband, Chip Jenkins, and their three children.

 

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 members of the NCAA Division III.

SUNY Canton’s Upcoming Health Fair Emphasizes Nutrition, Fitness

Monday, October 26th, 2015

SUNY CantonThe SUNY Canton Davis Health Center has invited more than 25 area agencies to campus to help educate students, faculty, staff and the community about healthy lifestyles.

The fall Health Fair will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 28, in the Richard W. Miller Campus Center. The event is free and open to the public.

Attendees can undergo screenings for bone density, blood pressure and body mass index. There will also be information about organ and blood donation, caring for Alzheimer’s patients, health care plans, safe driving, health and fitness strategies, hospice services, adoption services, and more. Physical Therapist Assistant program students will also administer mini-massages from 10 a.m. to noon.

In addition, the Mobile Veterans Center, which is used to serve geographically remote communities, will be on hand to provide counseling services and information for military veterans and their families.

Representatives from the following organizations will be in attendance:

  • ACR Health
  • Alzheimer’s Association of Central NY
  • American Red Cross of Northern New York
  • Canton Potsdam Hospital
  • Community Health Center of the North Country
  • Claxton-Hepburn Medical Center
  • Fidelis Care
  • Friends in Adoption
  • Health and Fitness Promotions
  • Hospice and Palliative Care
  • I Love NY Water
  • Kinney Drug
  • Le-Vel
  • Mary Kay Cosmetics
  • Potsdam Food Co-op
  • Finger Lakes Organ Donor Recovery
  • Lawrence County Stop DWI/Traffic Safety Program
  • Lawrence County Public Health Programming
  • SUNY Canton College Association
  • SUNY Canton Counseling Center
  • SUNY Canton Davis Health Center
  • The Body Shop Fitness and Salon
  • Trillium Center for Yoga and Health
  • United Health Care
  • Watertown Veterans Center
  • William A. Graber, MD, PC

For more information, contact SUNY Canton Health Educator and Wellness Coordinator Farren C. Lobdell at (315) 386-7958 or send an email to davisf@canton.edu.

 

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 members of the NCAA Division III.

Why Gambling With Retirement Investments Isn’t A Good Bet

Thursday, October 22nd, 2015

Long-term mutual fund investments can weather economic uncertainty when planning for retirement, according to two SUNY Canton faculty members’ latest research.

“You might win big by dropping a mutual fund and reinvesting, but you also might lose everything,” said Professor Brian K. Harte, Ph.D. “Long term investments or lifecycle funds aren’t as much of a gamble.”

Harte & Kumar

SUNY Canton Professor Brian K. Harte and Assistant Professor Umesh Kumar recently won an award for a paper highlighting their research into long-term lifecycle or mutual fund investments.

Harte and Assistant Professor Umesh Kumar recently received Best Paper in Accounting and Economics at the Academy of Business Research Fall Conference. Their jointly authored paper, “Analyzing Mutual Funds of Various Target Dates for Retirement,” analyzes the performances of long-term investments based on more than 1,000 target date mutual funds from 2010 to 2060.

“Many people plan for retirement based on a specific date,” Harte said. “Our research indicates that individuals stand to earn more by leaving their money in mutual funds until that date rather than trying to reinvest as a means to manage economic downturns.”

Some may see their mutual fund value fall during a recession, but should still leave their investment alone, according to the researchers.

“Funds invested through financial institutions tend to perform better than other riskier ventures,” Kumar said. “Investments are moved to more conservative assets as the funds mature, removing more uncertainty than other schemes.”

Harte teaches in the college’s Criminal Justice program and Kumar teaches in the Finance program. Together, they have now won four awards for their business-related research and publications. Three of their awards have been from the Academy of Business Research, an international society of scholars and practitioners who exchange ideas and collaborate in a conference setting.

 

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 members of the NCAA Division III.

SUNY Canton Receives High Marks and Number One Rankings in Student Opinion Survey

Wednesday, October 21st, 2015

According to the 2015 SUNY Student Opinion Survey, SUNY Canton is excelling in student service-, academic- and facility-related areas.

The survey, which evaluates the 27 state-operated SUNY colleges and university centers, is conducted every three years and assesses student satisfaction in more than 50 areas. SUNY Canton earned number one rankings in three categories: library resources, library services and tutoring services.

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“We’re extremely gratified that our students highly value our exceptional resources,” said SUNY Canton President Zvi Szafran. “We’re committed to ensuring their success, and these results—evaluated by the students themselves—prove it.”

The Southworth Library Learning Commons has most recently enhanced the laptop and iPad loan program; integrated Quick Response Codes, video and podcasts to meet patron needs; and expanded hours during exam periods.

“The Southworth Library Learning Commons is a focal point of engagement for the campus community,” said SUNY Canton Dean of Academic Support Services Molly A. Mott. “It is rich in academic resources, including our Tutoring Center, which offers both professional and peer tutors who support our students’ academic needs.”

The survey also measured SUNY Canton against six peer technology-sector institutions: Alfred State, SUNY Morrisville, SUNY Delhi, SUNY Cobleskill, SUNY Farmingdale, SUNY Maritime. SUNY Canton took the top spot in 13 areas, one of which was the quality of the college’s laboratory facilities.

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“The college’s state-of-the-art nursing, veterinary technology, engineering technology labs, as well as the newly constructed Business Learning Center, are just a few examples of facilities that support hands-on, applied learning, which is a hallmark of SUNY Canton,” said SUNY Canton Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs Douglas M. Scheidt, Ph.D.

Another area that students ranked first among technology-sector schools was SUNY Canton’s Office of Career Services, which offers a number of resume writing, interview and networking workshops, as well as individualized coaching for those who are entering the work force. In addition, during the 2014-2015 academic year, the office brought nearly 100 local and regional employers to campus to recruit students for job opportunities.

“We like to begin working with first-year students in developing their resumes and creating a plan,” said SUNY Canton Director of Career Services Julie A. Parkman. “They continue to use our services throughout their academic career to obtain summer jobs or internships that enhance their educational knowledge. All these experiences prepare our students to begin their professional careers.”

Career Fair

Within the academic arena, students praised the availability of online courses, ranking the college first in the technology sector. Over the past several years, SUNY Canton has enjoyed increased growth in online course enrollments, due in large part to expanded course offerings. This year the college’s online programs were ranked among the best in the nation by U.S. News and World Report.

“SUNY Canton’s online courses offer the same high-quality instruction as a traditional classroom setting,” added Mott. “In addition, our Summer Session and Winterterm courses help students finish in four years, which supports SUNY System-wide goals for access and completion.”

Additional areas that earned the top spot in the survey when compared to technology-sector schools included athletic and recreational facilities, health and wellness programs, religious and spiritual programs and social media presence.

 

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 members of the NCAA Division III.

Gouverneur Hospital Donates Medical-Surgical Bed to SUNY Canton’s Nursing Program

Tuesday, October 20th, 2015

Gouverneur Hospital has made a donation that will help SUNY Canton’s Nursing students prepare for their future careers.

Representatives recently gave a Hill-Rom CareAssist ES Medical Surgical Bed to augment the college’s simulated hospital laboratory.

Nursing students Brooke A. Knight of Waddington, Timothy J. McIntyre of Hannawa Falls and Kyle D. Weems of Norwood practice with a bed donated by Gouverneur Hospital in SUNY Canton’s simulated hospital laboratory.

Nursing students Brooke A. Knight of Waddington, Timothy J. McIntyre of Hannawa Falls and Kyle D. Weems of Norwood practice with a bed donated by Gouverneur Hospital in SUNY Canton’s simulated hospital laboratory.

“We were delighted to receive this special tool for training our students,” said Nursing Professor Debra M. Backus, who noted that similar units cost approximately $10,000. “It’s the only bed in the lab that has an exit monitoring system that will alert staff if the patient moves.”

Gouverneur Hospital CEO Marlinda L. LaValley added, “This is mutually beneficial and we’re delighted to be able to support workforce development in our region, particularly of the nursing workforce.”

The bed is already being used as a resting place for one of the college’s practice mannequins, used to simulate hospital care scenarios. While the college’s plastic patients won’t fully appreciate the capabilities of the bed, the advanced features help students become more adept with the tools and resources available at the healthcare facilities where they will work after graduation.

Other features that will assist students include an integrated bed scale, sophisticated steering for moving the patient and a one-button dining chair position.

 

About Gouverneur Hospital

Gouverneur Hospital was opened in January of 2014 as a critical access hospital. It is part of the St. Lawrence Health System and affiliated with Canton-Potsdam Hospital. The hospital serves a regional community of approximately 18,000 people in southern St. Lawrence and northern Jefferson counties. The organization prides itself on employing providers and staff who are committed to providing patients of all ages with high-quality, compassionate care as close to home as possible.

 

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 members of the NCAA Division III.