Archive for April, 2016

ASCE Student Chapter President Receives Chancellor’s Award for Excellence

Tuesday, April 5th, 2016

An aspiring engineer and president of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) student chapter at SUNY Canton received a Chancellor’s Award for Student Excellence.

Codi D. McKee, a Civil and Environmental Engineering Technology major from Barker, received his citation from SUNY Chancellor Nancy L. Zimpher at a special awards ceremony held Tuesday, April 5, in Albany. He will be recognized again at SUNY Canton’s 2016 Commencement Ceremony.

Codi McKee

“This award is our way of saying ‘thank you’ to stand-out SUNY students whose achievements reflect their own impressive hard work as well as the support of their families and friends, and SUNY’s world-class faculty and staff,” Zimpher said.

McKee is one of the most active students at the college and in the School of Engineering Technology. He is the Engineering Club president, and helped design the ASCE chapter’s competition-ready steel bridge. He’s also the Student Government Association sergeant-at-arms and has been a resident assistant. He helped construct an outdoor remote-control car racetrack on campus, initiated the ASCE Student Chapter’s Adopt-A-Highway Program and received the Ogdensburg Boys and Girls Club Helping Hands Award.

“When you are at school, you aren’t only learning from your classes,” McKee said. “You learn from other people and the experiences you have.”

He received the SUNY Canton Academic award for the highest grade-point average (GPA) in his discipline three times. He also received the Richard W. Miller Excellence Award, Canino Prize for Academic Excellence, and is a National Science Foundation S-STEM Scholar. He has been on the President’s List for his entire SUNY Canton career and has received multiple scholarships. He is a member of the Tau Alpha Phi National Honor Society and the Golden Key International Honor Society.

McKee is a member of the St Lawrence University Wind Ensemble, SUNY Potsdam Campus Community Band section leader, Jack Kelley’s Little Big Band, and even directed a small jazz ensemble at SUNY Potsdam.

After graduation, McKee is planning to attend graduate school and then earn his professional engineer’s license.

 

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 15 athletic teams compete as members of the NCAA Division III.

Consul General of Germany to Visit SUNY Canton, April 12

Tuesday, April 5th, 2016

WagenerGerman Consul General Brita Wagener will be discussing recent developments in transatlantic relations at 4 p.m. Tuesday, April 12, in Payson Hall Room 219 at SUNY Canton. The event is free and open to the public and a reception will follow the presentation.

“We are hosting the Honorable Brita Wagener as part of our ongoing international learning opportunities,” said SUNY Canton President Zvi Szafran. “We extend a special invitation to our area businesses and elected officials to join us for the program.”

Before assuming her duties as the consul general in the U.S., Wagener served as German ambassador to Iraq, the consul general in Istanbul, as commissioner for German personnel in international organizations at the Federal Foreign Office in Berlin, among other high-ranking international positions. Prior to those posts, she held various positions for the German Federal Foreign Office. Wagener studied law at both the University of Bonn and at the University of Hamburg.

 

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 15 athletic teams compete as members of the NCAA Division III.

Commander of the U.S. Air Force National Guard 174th Attack Wing Speaks at SUNY Canton

Friday, April 1st, 2016

KilgoreU.S. Air Force National Guard 174th Attack Wing Group Commander Lt. Col. Michelle L. Kilgore will be presenting as part of the SUNY Canton Leadership Lecture Series on at 4 p.m. Monday, April 4, in Richard W. Miller Campus Center, Room 212. The event is free and open to the public.

Aside from being the first woman to hold her high-ranking position, Kilgore has flown combat missions in several large-scale military campaigns and logged more than 3,500 flight hours. She commands three squadrons and a detachment, 291 military personnel, more than 35 contractors, and more than 100 students annually. She also received numerous military awards.

She has a long history of service ranging from her time as the deputy branch chief of Unmanned Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance with the National Guard Bureau in Washington, D.C., in addition to a variety of command positions held while serving with the 174th Attack Wing Group.

 

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 15 athletic teams compete as members of the NCAA Division III.