Archive for February, 2016

The Sound of Motown Comes to SUNY Canton Feb. 10

Friday, February 5th, 2016

SUNY Canton will bring the legendary music of Motown to campus this month when the tribute group “Sounds of the Motor City” performs at noon Wednesday, Feb. 10, in the Richard W. Miller Campus Center’s Underground Lounge.

The event, sponsored by the Office of Diversity Affairs, is free and open to the public.

“Sounds of the Motor City” will perform classic songs from renowned artists such as Jackie Wilson; Otis Redding; Isaac Hayes; Earth, Wind and Fire; and the Godfather of Soul, James Brown.

The group’s members have previously appeared on Broadway in musicals such as “Aladdin,” “Smokey Joe’s Café,” “West Side Story,” and “Sophisticated Ladies.” They have also performed with iconic bands such as The Drifters and The Platters.

“It will be an exciting experience for our students,” said SUNY Canton’s Director of Diversity Affairs Lashawanda Ingram. “It will also be educational because students will learn about the history of Motown and how it contributed to America’s cultural evolution.”

Ingram added that the college specifically sought out a musical group that would promote diversity and teach students a bit of history at the same time.

For more information about the event, contact Ingram at (315) 386-7128.

 

About SUNY Canton

SUNY Canton is Northern New York’s premier college for career-driven bachelor’s degrees, associate degrees and professional certificate programs. The college delivers quality hands-on programs in engineering technology, health, management and public service and recently received number one rankings in library resources, library services and tutoring services in the SUNY Student Opinion Survey. The college’s 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.

SBDC Satellite Office in the Sherman Inn – Ribbon Cutting

Tuesday, February 2nd, 2016

The Greater Ogdensburg Chamber of Commerce and the City of Ogdensburg were pleased to welcome the Small Business Development Center (SBDC) to their new satellite office located at the Sherman Inn, 615 Franklin Street in Ogdensburg.

The SBDC’s main offices are located in Wicks Hall at SUNY Canton, where professional advisors offer free direct counseling and a wide range of management and technical assistance services. It is one of 1,000 Small Business Development Centers to provide no-cost business consulting and training to more than a million existing and startup small businesses each year, creating and retaining 156,000 jobs.

Small Business Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

Pictured from left to right are Sarah Purdy, City Manager; Michael Brashaw, Chamber Past President; Jen Stevenson, City Councilmember; Wayne Izzo, Chamber Board Member; Michael Thayer, Chamber Board Member; Dale Rice, Director and Certified Business Advisor; Lenore VanderZee, Executive Director of University Relations at SUNY Canton; Melissa Lalonde, Chamber Board Member; John Wade, Owner of Sherman Inn and Chamber Board Member; Timothy Davis, City Councilmember; Laura Pearson, Executive Director of the Ogdensburg Chamber and James Reagen, Public Affairs Director for Senator Ritchie’s office. Missing from the photo: Carlos Lopez, Owner of Sherman Inn and John Pinkerton, Chamber Board Member.

The SBDC satellite office will have office hours on Tuesdays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. To schedule an appointment, please call Dale Rice at (315) 386-7312 or email sbdc@canton.edu. The mission of the SBDC is to help new businesses get started and help improve existing businesses. The SBDC can help:

  • Develop a business plan
  • Start your small business
  • Women-owned businesses
  • Veteran-owned businesses
  • Marketing
  • Organizational structures
  • Accounting/recordkeeping
  • Financial planning
  • Exports
  • Cost Analysis
  • Financial Strategies
  • Training Programs
  • Business Expansion

Contact the SBDC to find out what they can do for your business. Services are provided free of charge.

SUNY Canton’s Student Government Association Reveals New Campus Memorial

Tuesday, February 2nd, 2016

The college’s Student Government Association (SGA) revealed a new monument Feb. 2, called the Memorial Rock, located in the campus Peace Garden. The association has established the memorial as a place of reflection, remembrance, and celebration of life. The plaque on the rock says, “Forever Remembered, Forever Missed.”

Memorial Rock Ceremony

Taylor N. Charles, SUNY Canton Student Activities Marketing and Media Coordinator, photographs Student Government Association Executive Officers Devine Pearson, Khaina A. Solomon, Rachel “Nikki” Zeitzmann, Fatizjah Burnett and Lorraine Honeyghan after the unveiling of a new memorial at SUNY Canton.

“Student Elliot Mullings passed away days after the spring 2014 semester was over, so we began a new academic year with the loss still heavily lingering in everyone’s mind. We felt we needed to a place to grieve or celebrate the lives of those who have passed,” said SGA President Khaina A. Solomon.

Mullings, who was a junior in the Criminal Justice: Law Enforcement Leadership program was very active and well known on campus. He passed away in May 2014.

“We wanted to give something back to the campus,” Solomon added. “The association has been working on the memorial project for about two years, and with the help of many campus staff members and Northeastern Sign Corporation in Colton, it has come to life.”

The ceremony included a poem from Mariama Cisse, a junior majoring in Applied Psychology; a song by Rebecca Jean-Baptiste, a junior majoring in Liberal Arts; and speeches by SGA executive officers Fatizjah Burnett and Rachel “Nikki” Zeitzmann.

Students plan to use the rock for Sept. 11 ceremonies and as a possible practice area for Funeral Services Administration students.

 

About SUNY Canton

SUNY Canton is Northern New York’s premier college for career-driven bachelor’s degrees, associate degrees and professional certificate programs. The college delivers quality hands-on programs in engineering technology, health, management and public service and recently received number one rankings in library resources, library services and tutoring services in the SUNY Student Opinion Survey. The college’s 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 Dental Hygiene Program Awarded $5,000 Community Service Grant

Monday, February 1st, 2016

The American Dental Hygienists Association has awarded SUNY Canton’s Dental Hygiene Program the 2015-2016 Wrigley Company Foundation Community Service grant that will allow students to help promote dental health in the Rome, N.Y., area.

The $5,000 grant will fund the project “Seal a Smile,” which will provide more than 200 children with preventive dental services, such as sealants and fluoride treatments. Pamela P. Quinn, curriculum coordinator of SUNY Canton’s Dental Hygiene program explained, “The children will also learn the basics of brushing, flossing and making healthy food choices. This project is important for the Rome community, which has a large population who have limited access to dental care.”

Dental Hygiene

Seal a Smile will benefit second-grade children in two Rome elementary schools. The project also helps students in the Dental Hygiene program better understand how to work with children and adds to their overall hands-on education.

Quinn added that the cost of sealants in private practice can cost families approximately $40 per tooth, so this free service can save families hundreds of dollars on dental care.

Two of the program’s adjunct instructors are assisting with the project. Lindsay Argyle is the project manager, and Kasey Penoyer is working as a community health instructor.

Seal a Smile is one of many outreach initiatives the Dental Hygiene program has spearheaded during the past several years. These efforts have earned four prestigious American Dental Hygienists Student Member Community Service Awards.

 

About SUNY Canton

SUNY Canton is Northern New York’s premier college for career-driven bachelor’s degrees, associate degrees and professional certificate programs. The college delivers quality hands-on programs in engineering technology, health, management and public service and recently received number one rankings in library resources, library services and tutoring services in the SUNY Student Opinion Survey. The college’s 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.