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SUNY Canton Faculty Receive Chancellor’s Awards

Tuesday, May 22nd, 2018

The State University of New York recently announced three SUNY Canton faculty members had received chancellor’s awards.

“One of my themes for SUNY is individualized education, meaning the work we do to help our students navigate the programs and opportunities within our 64 campuses,” said SUNY Chancellor Kristina M. Johnson. “Our faculty and staff educate, inspire, and support our students to pursue their passions; they are the driving force on campus. Those we honor today are leading this effort through their commitment to their craft and their dedication to our students.”

All three award recipients are noted for providing exceptional instruction and mentoring to students.

Rashid Aidun and President Szafran

Pictured is Associate Professor Rashid Aidun of Potsdam receiving the SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Faculty Service from SUNY Canton President Zvi Szafran.

Rashid Aidun, Ph.D., an associate professor who teaches in the Electrical Engineering Technology and Engineering Science programs, received the Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Faculty Service. He was recognized for his 13 years of academic service and his 16 years of professional industrial experience. He holds a patent on a non-destructive coating thickness measuring device.

Aidun has made positive contributions to the Canino School of engineering technology, including developing new programs and courses, recruiting new students, helping current students secure scholarships, in addition to helping graduates continue on for their advanced degrees.

“What I most admire about Dr. Aidun is his remarkable ability to stimulate students and add personality to his course material,” said Associate Professor Feng Hong, who teaches physics at the college. “His dynamic teaching style engages students. They can feel the energy and optimism radiate from him.”

Aidun lives in Potsdam with his wife, Peggy Sue, and their daughter Savarah.

Charles Fenner and President Szafran

Professor Charles R. Fenner of Canton receives the SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching from SUNY Canton President Zvi Szafran.

Charles R. Fenner, Ph.D., the curriculum coordinator for the college’s management program, received the Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching. His creative approach to incorporating innovative teaching strategies encourages problem solving and critical thinking skills, giving graduates the tools they need to handle difficult situations head-on when they start their careers.

He was one of the first faculty members to embrace online learning. He has continued that forward-thinking philosophy and consistently utilizes new technology to enhance his classes.

Prior to his academic career, he served for 20 years in the Army, and takes the time to mentor both active duty and veteran learners. His students describe him as an engaged, motivational educator who deeply cares about their success. Under his guidance, four students helped north country businesses become more profitable. Many of his courses emphasize entrepreneurial strategies.

“Charles’ ability to engage students and to assist each with understanding the objectives is commendable,” said Maureen P. Maioco, Ed.D., one of the faculty members who nominated Fenner. “He uses humor to supplement his effective teaching strategies and incorporates a student-centered approach in his teaching practice. He prepares students to think on their feet, as they will need to do in a business or client meeting.”

Fenner lives in Canton with his wife, Dorothy. They have two grown daughters.

Jamie Gibson and President Szafran

Jamie L. Gibson of Edwards, a clinical instructor in SUNY Canton’s two-year Nursing program, won the SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Adjunct Teaching. Gibson is pictured with President Zvi Szafran.

Jamie L. Gibson, who is a clinical instructor in the two-year Nursing program, received the Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Adjunct Teaching. She is known for emphasizing critical thinking and reasoning skills that help students connect lecture concepts to real-life clinical scenarios.

Her students overwhelmingly described her as a dedicated professional who is kind, approachable, and supportive. In addition, her colleagues credit her with being a major contributing factor for student success during nursing certification exams.

Through her more than 10 years working as a nurse, she is able to impart the knowledge she has gained by working in a fast-paced emergency room setting, where quick thinking and sound decision-making skills save lives.

“She is committed to the college and its Nursing students,” said Debra Backus, Ph.D., a recently-retired Nursing curriculum coordinator. “She approaches each students’ education at whatever level they are at and guides them to higher levels of understanding. She provides outstanding support for their continuing intellectual growth.”

Gibson Lives in Edwards with her husband, Jonathan, their daughter, Marlow, and son, Aiden.

 

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 13 online degree programs. The college’s 15 athletic teams compete at the NCAA Division III level and are joining the North Atlantic Conference beginning in the 2018-19 academic year.

SUNY Canton’s 110th Commencement Honors Class of 2018

Saturday, May 12th, 2018

SUNY Canton celebrated the accomplishments of nearly 900 graduates during the college’s 110th Commencement ceremony held Saturday, May 12, at the Roos House Convocation Athletic and Recreation Center.

President Zvi Szafran and SUNY Canton College Council Chair Ronald M. O’Neill, class of 1963, welcomed family and friends and congratulated the class of 2018 on their accomplishments.

President Szafran congratulates a student on stage.

President Zvi Szafran congratulates graduates as they cross the stage.

Both also took the opportunity to acknowledge a special milestone in college history. It was five decades ago that SUNY Canton moved from a small cluster of buildings adjacent to the St. Lawrence University campus to its current location, marking a new era.

“All graduations are special, but you have the added distinction of being the class who graduates during our ‘50 Years on the Hill’ commemoration,” O’Neill said.

Szafran read a congratulatory message from alumna Rosella M. Todd Valentine, who was among the first cohort to graduate from the new campus in 1968.

Francesco Palumbo – SUNY Canton President Zvi Szafran embraces Francesco Palumbo, a Sports Management graduate from Canton, as he crosses the stage during commencement.

Francesco Palumbo – SUNY Canton President Zvi Szafran embraces Francesco Palumbo, a Sports Management graduate from Canton, as he crosses the stage during commencement.

“The year 1968 was a tumultuous and pivotal year, and so is 2018,” she wrote. “You have much to look forward to, but also much to do. Go out, do good things, and always remember the wonderful start this college has given you.”

Szafran noted this year’s class comprises graduates who range in age from 18 to 62 years old and represent 17 different states and 7 foreign countries, including Angola, Australia, The Bahamas, Cameroon, Finland, Sweden and Canada.

He then introduced Student Government Association President and David R. Maynard Student Activities Award winner Rachel “Nikki” Zeitzmann, who delivered the senior class address. She encouraged her fellow graduates to build upon the lessons they learned while completing their degrees.

President Szafran hugs SGA President "Nikki" Zeitzman

President Szafran embraces Student Government Association President and David R. Maynard Student Activities Award winner Rachel “Nikki” Zeitzmann ’18.

“My hope is that we continue to expand what we have built as groundwork here into our future careers,” she said. “We may be separated, but we will never be divided from our SUNY Canton foundation.”

Several outstanding students received special recognition, including:

  • Criminal Justice major Michael J. Volpe of Centereach, who earned the Outstanding Associate Graduate Award.
  • Applied Psychology major Jamie L. Reed of Canton, who earned the Outstanding Baccalaureate Graduate Award.
Outstanding Graduate Jamie Reed receives her award from President Szafran and VP Courtney Bish

Jamie Reed – Jamie L. Reed of Canton earned the Outstanding Graduate award at the bachelor’s degree level. Pictured (l to r) are SUNY Canton President Zvi Szafran, Reed, and Vice President for Student Affairs and Dean of Students Courtney B. Bish.

The keynote address was delivered by Pulitzer Prize winner John G. Maines III, who attended SUNY Canton from 1976 to 1977.

Maines earned the most prestigious award in American journalism while he was working for the South Florida Sun Sentinel in 2013. He and colleague Sally Kestin authored an in-depth investigative report about speeding by Florida’s off-duty police officers that earned the paper its first Pulitzer and led to sweeping reform and disciplinary action across the state.

He recounted the story of how he began his studies at SUNY Canton with the intention of becoming an engineer, but changed course once he began writing for the student newspaper.

“I had fun; I wrote stories and editorials,” he told the audience. “Newspaper work was what I really wanted to do—it was exciting and always challenging and changing. It wasn’t until years later that I first heard the phrase ‘follow your bliss,’ but that is exactly what I had done.”

John Maines receives his doctoral hood from President Szafran

ohn Maines – John G. Maines III receives a hood denoting his honorary doctorate from SUNY Canton President Zvi Szafran at the college’s 110th Commencement Ceremony. Maines is Pulitzer-prize winning journalist who got his start with the SUNY Canton student newspaper.

After nearly twenty years of working as a reporter, Maines said he switched to a new area of investigative work in the late 1990s called computer-assisted reporting, or CAR. Ironically, he was able to draw upon the skills he learned while attending SUNY Canton as he learned about this highly technical field.

“I found the discipline, logic, science, critical thinking and other things I learned at Canton to be a tremendous help in that change,” he said. “It was database work, in fact, that helped investigative reporter Sally Kestin and I win the Pulitzer.”

Szafran presented Maines with an Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters for his contributions to the field of journalism.

As the degrees were conferred, the President of the Alumni Board of Directors Kelly Obermayer, class of 1979, welcomed each graduate into the alumni family by presenting them with a special medallion.

Kelly Obermeyer awards a graduate with a medallion.

SUNY Canton Alumni Association President Kelly Obermayer presents David Russell, a Graphic and Multimedia Design major from New York, N.Y., with his graduation medallion.

The top five bachelor’s degrees awarded, in order of popularity, were Criminal Investigation, Health Care Management, Nursing, Management and Veterinary Technology.

The top five associate degrees awarded, in order of popularity, were Nursing, Liberal Arts, Individual Studies, Criminal Justice and Business Administration.

Additionally, more than 90 graduates from the college’s one and two-year Nursing programs were recognized at special pinning ceremonies held earlier in the week. 

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 13 online degree programs. The college’s 15 athletic teams compete at the NCAA Division III level and are joining the North Atlantic Conference beginning in the 2018-19 academic year.

SUNY Canton Announces 2018 Outstanding Graduates

Monday, April 30th, 2018

SUNY Canton’s 2018 Outstanding Graduate recipients overcame great challenges on the path to their college degrees.

The awards are given annually at commencement to deserving senior-level students who demonstrate citizenship, scholarship, leadership, and contributions to the campus community.

Jamie ReedJamie L. Reed of Canton, who will be graduating with a degree in Applied Psychology, was selected as the Outstanding Graduate at the bachelor’s degree level. Reed is a mother of six who maintained a full-time job at the Canton Department of Social Services while completing her four-year degree. She completed her course work over her lunch breaks, between her children’s sporting events and after her family had gone to bed.

“One of the things that makes Jamie so special is the way she juggles a very full life while earning some of the best grades in the history of the Applied Psychology program,” said Assistant Professor Barat Wolfe.  “She cares so deeply about everything she undertakes, whether it is writing a paper or an exam, running events for local sports teams, fundraising, working, or parenting.”

The civic-minded Reed is a foster parent, who is known for going out of her way to help children find a home and holding fundraisers for families in need. She serves on the Canton Pee Wee Association Board of Directors and the Canton Booster Club and runs the Canton Pee Wee girl’s lacrosse program. She has also inspired other non-traditional students to continue their education at SUNY Canton. She said she could not have done it without the continued support of her husband and children.

“I’m exceptionally grateful for the support of my family and the faculty at the college,” she said. “Determination to succeed was my motivation. I hope I have instilled those same goals in my children.”

Reed plans to continue her education and get a master’s degree in social work.

Michael VolpeMichael J. Volpe of Centereach, L.I., who will be graduating from the Criminal Justice program, was selected as the recipient of the Outstanding Graduate Award at the associate degree level. Volpe is a member of Phi Theta Kappa International honor society, the treasurer for Alpha Phi Sigma, the honor society for Criminal Justice students, in addition to the Order of the Sword and Shield honor society. He is a tutor who mentors students taking Biology and has maintained President’s List Honors throughout his time at the college. He volunteers to represent his program and his organizations at admissions events.

“Michael is very serious about his academics,” said Professor Brian K. Harte, who taught Volpe in the Criminal Justice program. “He is very goal oriented and strives for academic excellence in each of his classes.”

Volpe is a member of the college’s Cultural Competency Committee. As a youth with a hearing impairment, he experienced difficulties during his undergraduate education.

“I was met with open arms at this campus,” he said. “I hope to continue the supporting and welcoming environment and help new students feel the same way I do.”

He plans to continue in SUNY Canton’s four-year Criminal Investigation program with a minor in Forensic Science.

Both Reed and Volpe will be recognized at an upcoming student awards ceremony and will be among the students honored at the college’s 110thCommencement Ceremony, which will be held at 10:30 a.m. May 12, in the Roos House Convocation Athletic and Recreation Center.

 

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 13 online degree programs. The college’s 15 athletic teams compete at the NCAA Division III level and are joining the North Atlantic Conference beginning in the 2018-19 academic year.

Pulitzer Prize-Winning Alum to Speak at SUNY Canton Commencement

Wednesday, April 25th, 2018

John Maines III holding a newspaper.A Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter who began his journalism career in the North Country will deliver the keynote speech at SUNY Canton’s 110th Commencement Ceremony at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, May 12, in the Roos House Convocation, Athletic and Recreation Center.

John G. Maines III, who attended SUNY Canton from 1976 to 1977, earned the South Florida Sun Sentinel newspaper its first Pulitzer Prize for Public Service in 2013 for a groundbreaking investigative report about speeding by Florida off-duty police officers. Maines and colleague Sally Kestin authored a three-part series titled “Above the Law,” and their findings led to sweeping reform and disciplinary action by police departments across the state.

“John is one of the most esteemed members of our alumni family, and we’re pleased to welcome him back to campus,” said SUNY Canton President Zvi Szafran. “John’s life’s work is an example of journalism’s value as a government watchdog and ally of public safety.”

A reporter for more than 40 years, he began his career writing for SUNY Canton’s student newspaper, the Insight, until he was recruited to work full-time for the Massena Observer. He subsequently went on to work for the Ithaca Journal and the Clarion-Ledger in Jackson, Miss., before becoming a freelance writer based in Washington, D.C. In the late 1980s, he became interested in computer-assisted reporting, or CAR, a technique that reporters use to gather and organize data for articles.

Upon joining the Sun Sentinel in 1993, he used his CAR background to assist the research team on a number of high-profile investigations, including voting irregularities in the 2000 presidential election, Florida’s connections to the Sept. 11 terrorists, and widespread FEMA fraud after Hurricane Frances in 2004.

He is the recipient of numerous journalism honors, including the Associated Press Managing Editors Public Service and First Amendment awards, the Investigative Reporters and Editors Award, and the Roy W. Howard Award in Public Service Reporting from the Scripps Howard Foundation. He was also a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize for Investigative Reporting in 2006 for the FEMA series.

Maines attended SUNY Canton to study Agricultural Engineering and attributes his success in CAR to his interest in and aptitude for technology.

“I’ve been really lucky,” he said. “I took a sharp turn from engineering into journalism, but many of the skills I learned at SUNY Canton have stayed with me throughout my career.”

He was inducted into the SUNY Canton Hall of Fame in 2016 and will receive an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree in recognition of his accomplishments.

 

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 13 online degree programs. The college’s 15 athletic teams compete at the NCAA Division III level and are joining the North Atlantic Conference beginning in the 2018-19 academic year.

SUNY Canton Recognizes Students for Academic Success at Honors Convocation

Tuesday, April 24th, 2018

SUNY Canton students will be receiving academic awards for achieving the highest GPA in their majors at the college’s Dr. William J. Fassinger Honors Convocation celebration.

Provost Scheidt speaks at Honors Convocation

The awards ceremony will be held at 4:15 p.m. Wednesday, April 25 in the Roos House Convocation, Athletic and Recreation Center. The college recently published an article about Fassinger and the ceremony.

Provost Scheidt shakes Jessica Fischer's hand at last year's Honors Convocation.

“Congratulations to all of the students who have top marks in their fields of study,” said Douglas M. Scheidt, SUNY Canton provost and vice president for academic affairs. “Their achievement indicates that they are making the best of all the opportunities available at SUNY Canton and their academic success will help prepare them for their careers.”

Students who will be receiving awards include:

  • Nicholas Abbott, a junior in the Alternative & Renewable Energy Systems Bachelor of Technology
  • Johnathan N. Andre, a sophomore in the Civil & Environmental Engineering Technology Bachelor of Technology
  • Brendan Arthur, a freshman in the Electrical Engineering Technology Bachelor of Technology
  • Ryan Auger, a freshman in the Game Design and Development Bachelor of Technology
  • Dylan T. Aumell, a freshman in the Sports Management Bachelor of Business Administration
  • Seth D. Bly, a freshman in the Civil & Environmental Engineering Technology Bachelor of Technology
  • Daniel Bonilla, a senior in the Emergency Management Bachelor of Science
  • Juliana R. Boothby, a junior in the Funeral Services Administration Bachelor of Technology
  • Wesley Bortnick, a sophomore in the Mechanical Engineering Technology Associate in Applied Science
  • Tyler Bowman, a sophomore in the Criminal Investigation Bachelor of Technology
  • Heath J. Boyea, a junior in the Mechanical Engineering Technology Bachelor of Technology
  • Timothy W. Buckley, a sophomore in the Individual Studies – Nursing Associate in Applied Science
  • Miranda Bulriss, a sophomore in the Applied Psychology Bachelor of Science
  • Courtney Burgess, a sophomore in the Health Care Management Bachelor of Science
  • Nicholas Burnett, a freshman in the Electrical Engineering Technology Associate in Applied Science
  • Christopher Calamia, a sophomore in the Finance Bachelor of Business Administration
  • James J. Canevari, a junior in the Law Enforcement Leadership Bachelor of Technology
  • Jamie L. Carey, a freshman in the Liberal Arts-General Studies Associate of Science
  • Marni B. Cartelli, a senior in the Health Care Management Bachelor of Science
  • Erica A. Castrina, a senior in the Finance Bachelor of Business Administration
  • Samanthe A. Caza, a senior in the Bachelor of Science in Nursing Bachelor of Science
  • Isaiah Cechnicki, a freshman in the Funeral Services Administration Bachelor of Technology
  • Christopher D. Cerosaletti, a sophomore in the Funeral Services Administration Bachelor of Technology
  • Andrew Chapin, a junior in the Civil & Environmental Engineering Technology Bachelor of Technology
  • Ashley Chapin, a senior in the Funeral Services Administration Bachelor of Technology
  • Dante S. Coco, a sophomore in the Mechanical Engineering Technology Bachelor of Technology
  • McKayla Coller, a freshman in the Criminal Justice Associate in Applied Science
  • Kimberly Collins, a sophomore in the Engineering Science Associate of Science
  • Alexandra G. Corradi, a senior in the Legal Studies Bachelor of Science
  • Abbey D’Agostino, a sophomore in the Sports Management Bachelor of Business Administration
  • Amanda M. Dahl, a junior in the Veterinary Technology Bachelor of Science
  • Demeishia E. Day, a freshman in the Practical Nursing Certificate
  • Elizabeth E. Dexter, a freshman in the Management Bachelor of Business Administration
  • Tristan M. Dibble, a freshman in the Homeland Security Bachelor of Technology
  • Jeffrey Dollinger, a freshman in the Accounting Associate in Applied Science
  • Levi S. Edwards, a senior in the Electrical Engineering Technology Bachelor of Technology
  • Krista Eggleston, a sophomore in the Veterinary Science Technology Associate in Applied Science
  • Sierra Erwin, a freshman in the undeclared Bachelor of Science
  • Jacob Facey, a sophomore in the Health & Fitness Promotion Bachelor of Technology
  • Johanna Falkenham, a sophomore in the Physical Therapist Assistant Associate in Applied Science
  • Garrett Fields, a sophomore in the Air Conditioning Engineering Technology Associate in Applied Science
  • Jessica L. Fischer, a senior in the Mechanical Engineering Technology Bachelor of Technology
  • Andrew P. Fitch, a freshman in the Mechanical Engineering Technology Associate in Applied Science
  • Cassandra Foster, a sophomore in the Liberal Arts-General Studies Associate of Science
  • Ashlee N. Fowler, a junior in the Applied Psychology Bachelor of Science
  • Michael A. Francis III, a sophomore in the Computer Information Systems Associate in Applied Science
  • James A. Gibson, a freshman in the Criminal Investigation Bachelor of Technology
  • Alexander J. Green, a junior in the Mechanical Engineering Technology Bachelor of Technology
  • Alexis E. Grotto, a freshman in the Veterinary Technology Bachelor of Science
  • Thomas Guilfoil, a freshman in the Air Conditioning Engineering Technology Associate in Applied Science
  • Jordan T. Guyer, a freshman in the Applied Psychology Bachelor of Science
  • Matthew Hamilton, a freshman in the Automotive Technology Associate in Applied Science
  • Jeffrey B. Hance, a freshman in the Law Enforcement Leadership Bachelor of Technology
  • Johanna H. Hanchar, a sophomore in the Physical Therapist Assistant Associate in Applied Science
  • Loretta L. Harris, a sophomore in the Business Administration Associate of Science
  • Leigha S. Haskins, a sophomore in the Homeland Security Bachelor of Technology
  • Grant M. Heath, a sophomore in the Civil Engineering Technology Associate in Applied Science
  • Thomas L. Heath, a junior in the Graphic and Multimedia Design Bachelor of Science
  • Stephanie Hernandez, a sophomore in the Business Administration Associate of Science
  • Madeline F. Hewitt, a junior in the Legal Studies Bachelor of Technology
  • John C. Holt, a junior in the Emergency Management Bachelor of Science
  • Charlotte Huether, a freshman in the Legal Studies Bachelor of Science
  • Cassandra Hughes, a senior in the Homeland Security Bachelor of Technology
  • Ryan Hurlbert, a freshman in the Heating & Plumbing Service Certificate
  • Billy Hyde II, a freshman in the Powersports Perform & Repair Certificate
  • Briannah Isaac, a freshman in the Graphic and Multimedia Design Bachelor of Science
  • Ederly Jimenez Dominguez, a senior in the Health & Fitness Promotion Bachelor of Technology
  • Daniel H. Johnson, a freshman in the Physical Therapist Assistant Associate in Applied Science
  • Jesse K. Jordan, a sophomore in the Electrical Engineering Technology Bachelor of Technology
  • Jerome E. Joseph, a freshman in the Mechanical Engineering Technology Bachelor of Technology
  • Alexander King, a sophomore in the Individual Studies Associate in Applied Science
  • Kody Kocsis, a junior in the Electrical Engineering Technology Bachelor of Technology
  • Vili-Jesper V. Koivula, a sophomore in the Business Administration Associate in Applied Science
  • Austin Lanning, a sophomore in the Engineering Science Associate of Science
  • Brandy L. LaPorte, a freshman in the Computer Information Systems Associate in Applied Science
  • Elizabeth LaSalle, a freshman in the Dental Hygiene Associate in Applied Science
  • Samuel D. Lawrence, a sophomore in the Law Enforcement Leadership Bachelor of Technology
  • Hailie Lehman, a senior in the Law Enforcement Leadership Bachelor of Technology
  • Eric J. Leroux, a freshman in the Homeland Security Bachelor of Technology
  • Samantha Levitz, a senior in the Legal Studies Bachelor of Science
  • Wes A. Lincoln, a senior in the Industrial Technology Management Bachelor of Technology
  • Tanya Logan, a junior in the Criminal Investigation Bachelor of Technology
  • Sharon L. Luce, a senior in the Emergency Management Bachelor of Science
  • Jonathan A. Luse, a freshman in the Mechanical Engineering Technology Bachelor of Technology
  • Mason R. Maitland, a senior in the Management Bachelor of Business Administration
  • Amber Makuch, a freshman in the Individual Studies – Veterinary Science Technology Associate in Applied Science
  • Erica J. Mallette, a freshman in the Nursing Associate in Applied Science
  • Alexander J. Marshall, a sophomore in the Alternative & Renewable Energy Systems Bachelor of Technology
  • Reanna M. Martin, a senior in the Legal Studies Bachelor of Science
  • Lillianna N. Matthews, a freshman in the Individual Studies – Nursing Associate in Applied Science
  • Tina M. McCallus, a freshman in the Individual Studies – Nursing Associate in Applied Science
  • Jacob McDonald, a sophomore in the Construction Technology: Management Associate in Applied Science
  • Maddison McIntosh, a sophomore in the Information Technology Bachelor of Technology
  • Reily R. McIntosh, a freshman in the Business Administration Associate in Applied Science
  • Mitchell L. Mclean, a senior in the Sports Management Bachelor of Business Administration
  • Cole J. McMahon, a freshman in the Construction Technology: Management Associate in Applied Science
  • Melissa M. Mello, a sophomore in the Veterinary Technology Bachelor of Science
  • Devon R. Meunier, a junior in the Mechanical Engineering Technology Bachelor of Technology
  • Jasmine Michitsch, a senior in the Veterinary Service Administration Bachelor of Business Administration
  • James Middlemiss, a freshman in the undeclared Bachelor of Business Administration
  • Jennifer C. Mikulski, a senior in the Dental Hygiene Bachelor of Technology
  • Paige Monacelli, a freshman in the Early Childhood Associate of Science
  • Lindsey A. Morgan, a sophomore in the Physical Therapist Assistant Associate in Applied Science
  • Kayla M. Myers, a junior in the Bachelor of Science in Nursing Bachelor of Science
  • Lane A. Netto, a senior in the Information Technology Bachelor of Technology
  • Noelle M. Niemiec, a junior in the Health & Fitness Promotion Bachelor of Technology
  • Shaynah Novak, a senior in the Veterinary Technology Bachelor of Science
  • Emily Oeser, a freshman in the Game Design and Development Bachelor of Science
  • Christopher P. Oley, a sophomore in the Automotive Technology Associate in Applied Science
  • Grace L. Page, a junior in the Sports Management Bachelor of Business Administration
  • Rachel M. Paugh, a freshman in the Veterinary Science Technology Associate in Applied Science
  • Justin C. Peebles, a freshman in the General Technology Associate in Applied Science
  • Joseph Peppe, a sophomore in the Industrial Technology Management Bachelor of Technology
  • Misael M. Perez, a sophomore in the Emergency Management Bachelor of Science
  • Erik D. Perry, a sophomore in the Management Bachelor of Business Administration
  • Jennifer Petricca, a freshman in the Agribusiness Management Bachelor of Business Administration
  • Nicole K. Pond, a sophomore in the Dental Hygiene Associate in Applied Science
  • Carrie A. Raines, a sophomore in the Early Childhood Associate of Science
  • Amanda M. Raymer, a freshman in the Legal Studies Bachelor of Technology
  • Liam Rice, a junior in the Finance Bachelor of Business Administration
  • Susannah Ripley, a junior in the Health Care Management Bachelor of Science
  • Peyton Robinson, a junior in the Criminal Investigation Bachelor of Technology
  • Dylan J. Rosen, a senior in the Finance Bachelor of Business Administration
  • Jacob A. Satterley, a sophomore in the Criminal Justice Associate in Applied Science
  • Shawn Savard, a freshman in the Individual Studies Associate in Applied Science
  • Jacob C. Scaggs, a senior in the Information Technology Bachelor of Technology
  • Tristan Scelzi, a junior in the Game Design and Development Bachelor of Science
  • Samantha A. Schramp, a senior in the Civil & Environmental Engineering Technology Bachelor of Technology
  • Ryan Schubert, a junior in the Criminal Investigation Bachelor of Technology
  • Orly Schwartz, a senior in the Criminal Investigation Bachelor of Technology
  • Kevin A. Segit, a senior in the Alternative & Renewable Energy Systems Bachelor of Technology
  • Kelly A. Shelton, a freshman in the Alternative & Renewable Energy Systems Bachelor of Technology
  • Matthew P. Snodgrass, a sophomore in the Nursing Associate in Applied Science
  • Isabela Spelta, a freshman in the Civil Engineering Technology Associate in Applied Science
  • Morgan Stinson, a senior in the Graphic and Multimedia Design Bachelor of Technology
  • Tyler Studer, a senior in the Mechanical Engineering Technology Bachelor of Technology
  • Connor D. Sullivan, a sophomore in the Electrical Engineering Technology Associate in Applied Science
  • Alyssa Suzuki, a freshman in the Criminal Justice Associate in Applied Science
  • Aubree Swart, a freshman in the Air Conditioning Maintenance & Repair Certificate
  • Tia M. Tassava, a junior in the Management Bachelor of Business Administration
  • Brian Thomas, a sophomore in the Electrical Construction & Maintenance Certificate
  • Collin Trathen, a freshman in the Engineering Science Associate of Science
  • Jacob Vierno, a junior in the Homeland Security Bachelor of Technology
  • Joseph M. Vocino, a senior in the Applied Psychology Bachelor of Science
  • Forrest C. Vorolieff, a sophomore in the Graphic and Multimedia Design Bachelor of Science
  • Adeline F. Wagner, a freshman in the Health & Fitness Promotion Bachelor of Technology
  • Margaret J. Walker, a freshman in the Engineering Science Associate of Science
  • Natalia Wallace, a freshman in the Individual Studies – Veterinary Science Technology Associate in Applied Science
  • Mary Wallace, a senior in the Finance Bachelor of Business Administration
  • Robert Wallace, a senior in the Finance Bachelor of Business Administration
  • Chris K. Wentzel, a junior in the Information Technology Bachelor of Technology
  • Joseph M. Werner, a freshman in the Civil & Environmental Engineering Technology Bachelor of Technology
  • Janeen M. West, a senior in the Legal Studies Bachelor of Science
  • Kambree L. White, a sophomore in the Accounting Associate in Applied Science
  • Daniel S. Whitton, a freshman in the Engineering Science Associate of Science
  • Kain Wilder, a sophomore in the Sports Management Bachelor of Business Administration
  • Christopher R. Wolfe-Mcguire, a sophomore in the Game Design and Development Bachelor of Science
  • Andrew Woodard, a freshman in the one-plus-one with SUNY ESF Associate in Applied Science

Students have been notified via SUNY Canton email about their awards. The college has also issued a Merit Achievement, which includes a news release for their hometown newspapers, for each student listed above. Students who have requested confidentiality are excluded from all published lists. For corrections or questions, please email pr@canton.edu, or call 315-386-7300.

Chancellor Selects SUNY Canton Students to Receive Prestigious Award

Thursday, April 12th, 2018

Two SUNY Canton students were selected by SUNY Chancellor Kristina M. Johnson to receive the 2018 Chancellor’s Award for Student Excellence.

Senior Jessica L. Fischer, a Mechanical Engineering Technology major, and senior Kaitlyn N. Tibbetts, a Criminal Investigation major, were recognized at a special ceremony held April 10 in Albany. They will wear a medallion denoting their accomplishments at the college’s 110thCommencement Ceremony Saturday, May 12.

Kaitlyn Tibbetts and Jessica Fischer

Kaitlyn N. Tibbetts (left) and Jessica L. Fischer (right) were selected to receive the 2018 SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Student Excellence.

“I am immensely proud of these students, who have demonstrated academic excellence and dedication to enriching their campuses and communities,” said Johnson. “From research publications in industry journals to volunteering in hospitals and local clinics to holding leadership roles at their institutions, I am inspired by each student we recognize today. Congratulations to all of the students receiving this year’s award.”

Fischer is the founder and president of SUNY Canton’s Environmental Change Organization, which is dedicated to achieving a more eco-friendly campus. In this capacity, she has spearheaded efforts to coordinate clean-up days, establish a pollinator garden and organize recycling initiatives. She also obtained a grant to establish a campus food composting operation that has diverted tons of waste from landfills.

A champion of green energy, Fischer was selected by the WindAid Institute in 2016 to build a wind turbine in the rural community of Playa Blanca, Peru. She worked with a team of 12 fellow volunteer engineers to complete the four-week project.

“During my tenure at SUNY Canton, I have not seen any other student accomplish as much as Jessica has,” said Assistant Professor Lucas Craig, Ph.D., who teaches in the Mechanical Engineering Technology program. “Her extracurricular activities throughout her academic career mirror that of a humanitarian, and she has made the entire campus proud.”

Fischer has maintained a 4.0 GPA every semester and is a member of Tau Alpha Pi Honor Society. A highly regarded peer mentor, she has shared her knowledge and experience by serving as a tutor, a guest speaker in the college’s first-year experience course for freshman, and an ambassador for the Mechanical Engineering Program at open houses and admitted student days.

Tibbetts is a founding member of the SUNY Canton Emergency Medical Service Squad and a volunteer with the St. Lawrence County Canton Fire and Rescue organization, where she provided patient care and transport to local hospitals. Her outstanding efforts in support of law enforcement earned her the New York State University Police Chief’s Dr. McBride Criminal Justice Student Achievement Award.

She also received SUNY Canton’s Outstanding Associate Graduate Award in 2016 upon earning a degree in Criminal Justice and is a member of the national criminal justice honor society, Alpha Phi Sigma. She will graduate with a double minor in Homeland Security and Forensic Science and also earned an associate degree in Liberal Arts and Sciences in 2017.

Tibbetts was hired by the U.S. Secret Service last fall to complete an extended pathway internship in Knoxville, Tenn. Her duties include supporting criminal investigations and handling counterfeit currency.

“Having been in higher education for 17 years, and law enforcement prior to that, I recognize that Kaitlyn is the ideal person to have a career in law enforcement,” said SUNY Canton Criminal Justice Lecturer Lisa E. Colbert. “She is professional, serious about any task she is given, mature, personable and has great communication skills. No matter if it is academic, organizational or community-oriented, Kaitlyn takes what she does seriously and with pride.”

The Chancellor’s Award for Student Excellence was created in 1997 to recognize students who have best demonstrated, and have been recognized for, the integration of academic excellence with accomplishments in the areas of leadership, athletics, community service, creative and performing arts, campus involvement, or career achievement.

 

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 13 online degree programs. The college’s 15 athletic teams compete at the NCAA Division III level and are joining the North Atlantic Conference beginning in the 2018-19 academic year.

SUNY Canton Scholarly Activities Celebration Features Research, Art and Music

Monday, April 2nd, 2018

A week dedicated to showcasing student and faculty research and art will be held this month at SUNY Canton.

The annual Scholarly Activities Celebration will kick off at 4 p.m. Monday, April 16, with a special musical performance by Canadian vocalist Aviva Chernick and guitarist Joel Schwartz in the Southworth Library Learning Commons Cyber Café.

Aviva Chernick

Chernick is the lead singer of the Juno Award-nominated group, Jaffa Road. She has performed extensively throughout the U.S. and Canada, including the Ottawa International Jazz Festival and the Atlanta Jewish Music Festival. A multilingual artist, Chernick performs an original combination of world music sung in Hebrew, Ladino, English and French.

Glenn Greenberg

Following the performance, Glen Greenberg, president of the Long Island-based company Elmont Glass, will speak in the Richard W. Miller Campus Center’s Kingston Theater at 5:30 p.m. Greenberg is a 1977 SUNY Canton alumnus and has overseen installation projects for the Metropolitan Museum of Art and JFK International Airport. Elmont Glass clients also include Microsoft, Samsung, Sony, Lockheed Martin and NBC.

Kyle Matsumoto presents on road salt contamination in the Southworth Library.

Kyle Matsumoto presents “Contamination from Road Salt” at the 2017 Scholarly Activities Celebration.

Students and faculty will display their research projects from noon to 2 p.m. Tuesday, April 17, in Southworth Library, followed by oral presentations from 4:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. in Cook Hall, Rooms 200 and 201. Research topics include water inaccessibility on Native American Tribal Lands, techniques used to solve serial murder cases and biomimicry.

Jessen Swider and Courtney Cotter showcase their research on stray felines in the Southworth Library.

Scholarly Activities 2017: Jessen Swider and Courtney Cotter display their research on “Free-roaming Felines.”

The Environmental Change Organization student club will hold a dedication ceremony for the campus pollinator garden at noon Thursday, April 19, adjacent to French Hall (rain date is 2 p.m. April 20). The garden, which was made possible by a campus grant from the Canton College Foundation, provides a habitat for bees, butterflies and other pollinators. It is maintained by students and staff and is a centerpiece of the college’s commitment to sustainability.

To cap off the week, the Graphic and Multimedia Design program will host a student art exhibition from 3 to 5 p.m. Thursday, April 19, in Southworth Library. Included works will represent a variety of media including photography, illustration, graphic design, and graphic novels.

All 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 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 13 online degree programs. The college’s 15 athletic teams compete at the NCAA Division III level and are joining the North Atlantic Conference beginning in the 2018-19 academic year.

SUNY Canton Honors Convocation Named for Retired Criminal Justice Faculty Member

Friday, March 30th, 2018

William FassingerSUNY Canton Provost Douglas M. Scheidt recently announced that the college’s annual Honors Convocation celebration has been named to honor a retired faculty member who taught in the Criminal Investigation and Criminal Justice programs.

“I’m pleased that the 2018 Honors Convocation will be named for Professor Emeritus William J. Fassinger, Ph.D.,” Scheidt said. “Dr. Fassinger will be the guest of honor as we celebrate our best and brightest students, and their academic achievements, for the past year.”

Honors convocation will be held at 4:15 p.m. Wednesday, April 25, in the Roos House Convocation, Athletic and Recreation Center.

Fassinger began his career as an instructor at SUNY Canton in 2003, following military police service in the U.S. Army, and successful teaching careers at both the secondary and college levels. He was promoted to assistant professor in 2005, associate professor in 2008, and was promoted to full professor in 2013.

SUNY Canton Professor Emeritus William J. Fassinger teaches a student how to take crime scene photographs for the college’s Criminal Investigation program.

SUNY Canton Professor Emeritus William J. Fassinger teaches a student how to take crime scene photographs for the college’s Criminal Investigation program. Fassinger is the namesake of the 2018 Honors Convocation Celebration.

“Thank you for giving me the humbling opportunity to share a day with the SUNY Canton students who have reached the pinnacle of their educational journey,” Fassinger said. “It is evident that our honor students have sacrificed much in order to achieve greatness. As they pass through the portals of life, they will continue to be great achievers in all that they set forth to accomplish.”

Fassinger was the primary advisor to the Criminal Justice Student Association and helped orchestrate the Save a K9 project, which provided bulletproof vests for eight area police dogs. Students held fundraisers to purchase the body armor, which is designed specifically for each animal and costs upwards of $1,000. Many area departments would not have been able to purchase this equipment without help from SUNY Canton.

As the inaugural faculty liaison for the Veterans Association at SUNY Canton, he devoted numerous hours to help establish the College’s award-wining program. He both helped student veterans start their education and helped them succeed during their academic career. SUNY Canton has been frequently recognized as a military- and veteran-friendly institution.

Pictured are (l to r) SUNY Canton Grants Coordinator JoAnne M. Fassinger and her husband, Professor Emeritus William J. Fassinger, at a Veterans Association memorial tree planting ceremony.

Pictured are (l to r) SUNY Canton Grants Coordinator JoAnne M. Fassinger and her husband, Professor Emeritus William J. Fassinger, at a Veterans Association memorial tree planting ceremony.

“We’ve all heard that actions speak louder than words,” said Professor Charles R. Fenner, Ph.D., one of the faculty members who nominated Fassinger for the award. “When it comes to Dr. Fassinger’s love of people, his actions speak volumes.”

Will and his wife, JoAnne, were the lead faculty and staff representatives for the Habitat for Humanity student club. Since his retirement, he continues to work with the local Habitat Chapter and is leading the renovation of a local home with SUNY Canton Professor Emeritus Brian Washburn.

Additionally, he was a College Association board member and served as the board President in 2014 to 2015. He received the college’s Northstar award in 2008, two awards from the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society, and a Dean of Students Specialty Award in 2014. He also helped organize the annual 9/11 Commemorative Ceremony for six years.

 

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 13 online degree programs. The college’s 15 athletic teams compete at the NCAA Division III level and are joining the North Atlantic Conference beginning in the 2018-19 academic year.

SUNY Canton Law Enforcement Day to Feature Officers, Investigators Involved in Dannemora Fugitive Manhunt

Monday, March 26th, 2018

Relentless PursuitFour New York State Police officers and an official with the New York State Office of Special Investigations who were involved in the 2015 high-profile pursuit of Dannemora prison escapees Richard Matt and David Sweat will speak at SUNY Canton as part of the college’s annual Law Enforcement Day Wednesday, March 28.

Retired New York State Police Maj. Charles E. Guess, who was the incident commander during the 23-day manhunt, will speak at 9 a.m. in the Richard W. Miller Campus Center’s Kingston Theater. He is the author of the 2017 book “Relentless Pursuit,” a first-hand account of the largest search in state history.

“I can certainly claim an insider’s point of view … as to what I saw, what I experienced and how we did things both strategically and tactically during those 23 days with all of our federal, state and local partners,” Guess told WAMC Radio in an interview last year.

Guess’ colleagues Sgt. Jay Cook, Sgt. Ronald Pena and Sgt. Christopher Giovazzino will also discuss their involvement in the operation, which ended with Matt being shot and killed by a U.S. Border Patrol SWAT team, and Sweat being shot and wounded by a state trooper.

At 1:30 p.m., Office of Special Investigations Deputy Commissioner Steven J. Maher will screen a short film detailing the escape and subsequent Department of Corrections and Community Supervision’s investigation.

All events will be held in the Kingston Theater and are free and open to the public; parking is available in Lots 1, 6, 7 and 13. Guess will be available for book signings following the discussion.

This is the college’s eighth annual Law Enforcement Day. It is designed to give students an opportunity to meet with and hear from experts in the field. Criminal Justice, Criminal Investigation and related two- and four-year programs are among the most popular degrees offered at the college.

SUNY Canton is also home to the state-certified David Sullivan-St. Lawrence County Law Enforcement Academy, which trains the majority of the North Country’s police force.

 

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 13 online degree programs. The college’s 15 athletic teams compete at the NCAA Division III level and are joining the North Atlantic Conference beginning in the 2018-19 academic year.

SUNY Canton Honors Renowned Nurse and Educator With Naming

Wednesday, March 21st, 2018

A dedication ceremony was held March 1 to celebrate the naming of SUNY Canton’s School of Nursing for the late Margaret D. Sovie, Ph.D., a pioneer in health care.

The naming was in recognition of a generous gift from Margaret’s husband, Alfred L. Sovie, in honor of her accomplished career. Alfred, a 1958 SUNY Canton graduate, passed away in 2016 and wished to keep his wife’s legacy alive in the North Country.

William and Carol Doe, and Sovie family friends Mary and Deborah Polniak and William Barr pose in front of the new signage outside the nursing labs.

Friends and family celebrated the Margaret D. Sovie School of Nursing naming at SUNY Canton. Pictured from left to right are Margaret’s brother and sister-in-law William and Carol Doe, and Sovie family friends Mary and Deborah Polniak and William Barr.

“Al Sovie gave us an incredible gift—with this naming, he reminds us all to remember those who paved the way before us,” said SUNY Canton President Zvi Szafran at the ceremony. “Margaret Sovie was a leader and innovator in the field of nursing.”

The Sovies were originally from Ogdensburg and married in 1954. Alfred graduated from the George Hall Trade School in Ogdensburg and continued his education at SUNY Canton and Syracuse University in civil engineering. Margaret graduated from the St. Lawrence State Hospital School of Nursing and earned her bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees from Syracuse University.

Margaret’s professional career in nursing administration consisted of positions as chief nursing officer at the University of Rochester’s Strong Memorial Hospital and the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. She is perhaps most remembered for her landmark study for the 1983 American Academy of Nursing’s Task Force on Nursing Practice in Hospitals. She and her colleagues identified the characteristics of facilities that attracted and retained the best and brightest nurses, as well as established the framework for a program of nursing excellence. From this study evolved the Magnet Recognition Program, which is considered the highest recognition for nursing excellence and is used by the American Nurses Credentialing Center today.

Deborah Polniak, Peggy Levato, William Doe, and President Zvi Szafran pose in front of a display featuring Al and Margaret Sovie.

Pictured from left to right are family friend Deborah Polniak, Director of Major Gifts Peggy Levato, Margaret’s brother William Doe, and President Zvi Szafran.

A pioneer in combining the values of higher education, research and publication with nursing practice, she received national recognition for her study of the interrelationship of nursing acuity, diagnosis related groups, and the economic delivery of health care.

“As an internationally recognized scholar, researcher, educator and author, Margaret’s studies have impacted clinical and practical nursing protocol throughout the United States and other countries,” Szafran said. “She was known for her fearlessness, outspoken manner and strong commitment to mentoring and patient care services.”

Debra Backus, James Akins, Linda Fay, Anne Ryan, Christine Brassard, Joan Fregoe, John Conklin, Paula Jacques, and Kimberly Davies

Nursing Faculty/Staff Past and Present – Pictured from left to right are Debra Backus, James Akins, Linda Fay, Anne Ryan, Christine Brassard, Joan Fregoe, John Conklin, Paula Jacques, and Kimberly Davies.

Following her death in 2002, the University of Rochester created the Margaret D. Sovie Lecture Series, and Alfred endowed the Margaret D. Sovie Center for Advanced Practice in 2006, the first of its kind in the country.

He also established the Margaret D. Sovie Endowed Scholarship at SUNY Canton, which provides awards annually to three students studying nursing or health care. More than 400 students are currently enrolled in the college’s nursing programs, which are traditionally among the most competitive and popular degrees.

Last year, the school unveiled a state-of-the-art nursing simulation laboratory that replicates a hospital’s intensive care unit to assist students with problem solving and patient assessment.

“Our work in the simulation laboratory, paired with knowledgeable and experienced faculty members, establishes a solid foundation to excel in our professional careers,” said senior nursing student Joshua Cartmill, a Sovie scholarship recipient. “I hope to one day step back through the doors of the Margaret D. Sovie School of Nursing and offer the same support and enthusiasm as Al and Margaret have given us.”

The ceremony concluded with a plaque unveiling by President Szafran and Deborah Polniak, a longtime friend of Alfred’s.

“Each time we see Margaret’s name, we are reminded of her strength, drive and intelligence,” said Vice President for Advancement Anne M. Sibley. “We are sincerely grateful to Al for his generosity, and to Debbie Polniak, who helped make all of this possible.”

 

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 13 online degree programs. The college’s 15 athletic teams compete at the NCAA Division III level and are joining the North Atlantic Conference beginning in the 2018-19 academic year.