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SUNY Canton Offers Extended Hours During Admissions Drop-In Days

Wednesday, July 13th, 2016

Admissions Drop-In Days July 25-28SUNY Canton is hosting several events in July for prospective students who are interested in applying for the fall semester.

The college’s Admissions Drop-In Days will be from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday, July 26 and Wednesday, July 27, and from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday, July 25 and Thursday, July 28. Walk-in visitors are welcome and no prior registration is needed.

“We encourage anyone who may be thinking about taking classes this fall to join us during our Admissions Drop-In Days,” said SUNY Canton Director of Admissions Melissa Evans. “Our goal is to make the application process as simple as possible, and our extended hours are designed to accommodate those who are working full time and are unable to come to campus during traditional business hours.”

Evans noted that counselors can also provide information on academic programs and financial aid. Guided campus tours will be available.

For more information, contact the SUNY Canton admissions office at (800) 388-7123 or send an email to admissions@canton.edu.

 

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.

SUNY Canton’s Assistant Director of Admissions Wins SUNY-Wide Award

Tuesday, June 28th, 2016

Chelsea ChaseThe SUNY Canton employee responsible for recruiting North Country students has won an award for exceptional service to the high school counseling community.

Assistant Director of Admissions Chelsea E. Chase received special recognition at the annual SUNY College Admissions Professionals (SUNYCAP) conference in early June. She was nominated for the award by her peers and area high school guidance counselors and selected from a pool of employees from across the entire SUNY system.

“Chelsea has served our students and parents in a professional manner and unselfishly gives her time to all of the schools in our area,” said Ogdensburg Free Academy Guidance Counselor Richard D. “Dick” Christy. “Her interpersonal skills and depth and breadth of knowledge about the programs available to students at SUNY Canton have benefitted many of our students throughout her career.”

Chase has been working at the college for nearly 10 years, and is one of the longest serving members of the admissions team. The majority of SUNY Canton students come from her territory.

“Chelsea visits every high school in St. Lawrence County during the travel season and makes multiple trips back to each school for supplemental visits throughout the year,” wrote Senior Admissions Counselor Hannah Young in the formal nomination submission. “She also organizes financial aid literacy days for her applicants where she reviews each student’s award package with them so each applicant is completely prepared to start their first day of college.”

The Assistant Director of Admissions was completely surprised when she received the commendation. Director Melissa J. Evans was thrilled to see Chelsea recognized for her years of hard work and dedication. “It was exciting to see the surprise on Chelsea’s face when her name was called, but really I can think of no one more deserving.”

“It is great to recruit for SUNY Canton because our programs really do make a difference in today’s society,” Chase said. “The affordability, hands-on learning and dedicated faculty that characterize our college combine to produce a positive and caring educational environment. I truly enjoy representing the campus and it’s ideals.”

Director Melissa J. Evans was also a panel speaker at the SUNYCAP conference where Chase received her award. Senior Admissions Counselor Julia E. Radley also served on the organization’s executive board representing all of the SUNY Technology Sector colleges.

 

About SUNYCAP

The State University of New York College Admissions Professionals was established in 1970 as an independent, incorporated, professional organization and celebrates 46 years of service to admissions and enrollment management professionals, school counselors and prospective students. The organization fosters the professional growth of its more than 400 members who represent SUNY campuses statewide.

 

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.

 

SUNY Canton Jump Start Program Launches July 25

Thursday, May 26th, 2016

SUNY CantonMore than 50 students will start college early this year at SUNY Canton.

The college will be holding its Jump Start residential program to help students as they transition from high school to college beginning July 25, approximately five weeks before the start of the Fall 2016 semester.

“Jump Start helps strengthen students’ English, writing and math skills and has a special segment targeting financial literacy,” said Molly A. Mott, dean of academic support services. “It is designed to create a sense of belonging and community for students through a highly structured routine of morning physical activities, group meals and even study sessions.”

The program was funded through a $575,000 grant from SUNY’s Investment and Performance Fund, which helps support the goal of boosting the number of degrees awarded annually statewide to 150,000 by 2020. Other than a $105 deposit, which will be applied toward the semester’s fees, the program is offered free of charge to deserving students.

Students will begin the classes in one of the college’s more than 40 applied learning programs after successfully completing the program.

“By the end of the five week program students will be better prepared for classes, in stronger physical condition, and will have a group of friends who can help support each other throughout college,” said Melissa Evans, SUNY Canton’s director of admissions.

For more information about the program, contact the college’s Office of Admissions, by phone, (315) 386-7123 or email admissions@canton.edu.

 

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.

SUNY Canton Open House Welcomes Future Engineering Students of All Ages

Thursday, February 25th, 2016

The college meets future students, and employers seek college graduates during the second-annual Engineers Week celebration.

Aaron Clark traveled to SUNY Canton’s Engineers Week Open House from Saranac Lake with one goal in mind – to win the Corning Incorporated Foundation  sponsored scholarship at the bridge building contest.

He and his partner, Jacy Thompson, accomplished that objective and both walked away with the coveted $1,300 scholarship to the college. Clark and Thompson assembled pipe cleaners, Popsicle sticks, straws and plastic lacing to span a clear plastic bin. Judges then loaded two kilograms of weight onto the bridge and measured how much the laden bridge deflected, or bowed, under the strain.

Across the crowded classroom of about 60 young students, Naomi Crowell of Canton and Grace Sawyko of Pierrepont were skeptical about the appearance of their bridge, but their colorful creation earned the top spot in their section of the competition. The two excited 12-year-olds walked away with matching Lego Mindstorms kits they can use to build and program their own robots.

Aaron Clark and Jacy Thompson construct their winning bridge during the competition at SUNY Canton’s Engineers Week Open House.

Aaron Clark and Jacy Thompson construct their winning bridge during the competition at SUNY Canton’s Engineers Week Open House.

“We really want the public to bridge the future with us at SUNY Canton,” said Michael Newtown, Interim Dean of the Canino School of Engineering Technology. “We love to open the doors to our great facility to show people what we do. It’s very important that we reach out to students at a younger age so they can discover their technical ability and their creativity.”

Right next to the bridge competition, members of the SUNY Canton American Society of Civil Engineers Chapter (commonly known as the Steel Bridge Team) practiced with their much larger model bridge. The college’s bridge will also be measured for deflection, among other criteria, when the team faces off against other colleges and universities at the upcoming annual competition.

Dakota Way and Brittany LaForty hold their prizes at the end of the bridge building competition during SUNY Canton’s Engineers Week Open House.

Dakota Way and Brittany LaForty hold their prizes at the end of the bridge building competition during SUNY Canton’s Engineers Week Open House.

Both faculty and students from the engineering technology curricula assisted Newtown with the event. Guests could see a faculty member’s custom-built industrial lumber processor, experiment with 3D technologies, participate in water-quality testing, and witness many of the resources available at the college.

Now in its second year, Engineers Week, and the Engineering Open House exposes the public to the fun side of the Canino School of Engineering Technology and offers current SUNY Canton students the chance to meet up with employers recruiting from their fields of study.

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A group of onlookers watch a student-run Lego Mindstorms robotics demonstration at SUNY Canton’s Engineers Week Open House.

“Seventy percent of our technicians come from SUNY Canton,” said Kyle R. Hartford, of Novelis, an Oswego-based rolled aluminum manufacturer. “If you graduate from Mechanical [Engineering Technology] or Electrical [Engineering Technology] you are pretty much guaranteed a job.”

About 20 different employers attended and spoke with students about their plans after graduation. New this year, representatives from General Electric (GE) in Schenectady attended the Engineers Week Career fair. “There are degree programs here that do apply directly to what we are looking for,” said Vernon Estes, a senior manufacturing engineer for GE.

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Vernon Estes, a Senior Manufacturing Engineer from General Electric speaks with Riley P. Taylor, a SUNY Canton Mechanical Engineering Technology Major from Port Kent.

Other companies and organizations in attendance included New York State Electric and Gas, with representatives looking for students from the Alternative and Renewable Energy Systems program, among others, and the New York State Department of Transportation, with personnel seeking applicants from the Civil and Environmental Engineering Technology program, among others.

 

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.

Applications Up 20 Percent at SUNY Canton

Wednesday, February 10th, 2016

SUNY CantonApplications for the Fall 2016 semester are at a three-year high at SUNY Canton.

The college has received nearly 3,000 freshman applications, approximately 20 percent more than in 2015, according to a recent report from SUNY. The overall growth in applications among all SUNY Colleges of Technology is about 5 percent.

“Our application percentage increase is higher than that of every other SUNY school at this point” said SUNY Canton President Zvi Szafran. “This is a solid step toward our goals, and can be attributed to our excellent faculty, facilities, programs, and highly ranked academic support services. Students are looking for a hands-on, STEM oriented education and SUNY Canton is the best place for applied learning.”

The Office of Admissions has embarked on several new recruiting methods. Recently they conducted a peer recruitment program, where area high school seniors could meet with current college students to talk about the SUNY Canton experience.

The college will be welcoming students to its final Open House of the Spring semester April 2. SUNY Canton will also host Admitted Student Days March 4, April 8 and April 23. For more information, contact the Office of Admissions (315) 386-7123 or email admissions@canton.edu.

 

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.

Corning Incorporated Foundation Promotes STEM Learning and Tutoring at SUNY Canton

Monday, February 8th, 2016

Corning Incorporated Foundation is helping SUNY Canton promote its science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) programs by contributing to the college’s annual Engineers Week and sponsoring a new student position at the college.

Corning Incorporated Foundation donation

The Corning Incorporated Foundation recently donated funding for SUNY Canton’s Engineers Week celebration and sponsored a tutor to help students with STEM related fields. Pictured are: SUNY Canton Assistant Professor Lucas Craig, Director of Tutoring Services Johanna M. Lee, Corning Inc. Processing Engineering Supervisor and 1997 Alumnus Kevin D. Logan, and SUNY Canton Director of Admissions Melissa Evans.

“We will be holding our second engineers week celebration in late February,” said Assistant Professor Lucas Craig Ph.D., who teaches in SUNY Canton’s Canino School of Engineering Technology. “One of the highlights of the event will be a engineering challenge designed for children grades 1 to 12. Corning has graciously sponsored the competition’s first place team with two $1,300 SUNY Canton scholarships.”

The entire event is designed to highlight programs in the college’s Canino School of Engineering Technology.

In an ongoing effort in support of STEM Scholars, Corning Incorporated Foundation also contributed the funding to create the college’s very first sponsored tutor position. The tutor is available to help students develop their career-building skills and provide academic assistance, according Johanna M. Lee, SUNY Canton’s director of Tutoring Services.

Daniel B. Geisenhof

Daniel B. Geisenhof, a SUNY Canton Mechanical Engineering Technology major from Newark Valley works with a Fanuc robotic arm in one of the college’s technology-focused labs. Geisenhof was recently hired as a STEM tutor with funding provided by the Corning Inc. Foundation.

“This is the first partnership we’ve ever had to promote tutoring on campus,” Lee added. “Our tutor will work closely with a Corning Inc. representative to develop a list of skills that are directly related to employment after college, which helps us continue our career-driven mission.”

The college has already appointed Daniel B. Geisenhof, a Mechanical Engineering Technology major from Newark Valley, as its first Corning STEM tutor. Geisonhof helps students in any of the engineering technology programs. He was also one of the students who assisted SUNY Canton Instructor Neil M. Haney with the design and fabrication of a lumber-processing machine, which later led to the faculty member seeking a provisional patent application.

For more information about SUNY Canton’s Engineers Week events, visit http://www.canton.edu/engineers/.

 

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.

Sign Up for Thursday’s Virtual Open House at SUNY Canton

Wednesday, November 18th, 2015

SUNY Canton will be holding a virtual open house from 6 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 19 for students from anywhere with a computer and Internet access.

The open house is offered through the same software used to offer the college’s popular online courses and is designed for students who are interested in one or more of the college’s 10 online degree programs.

Student using laptop

Prospective students can sign up by emailing admissions@canton.edu with their full name, date of birth, intended major and email address. To learn more about our online degrees, please visit: www.canton.edu/ol.

It will be the final open house of the Fall 2015 semester. It is expected to complement the exceptional recruiting efforts orchestrated by the Office of Admissions. More than 420 students visited the campus in person during the three open house events recently held at the college.

 

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 Prospective Students, Families at Open House

Wednesday, October 14th, 2015

SUNY CantonSUNY Canton hosted one of its largest open house events last weekend.

Approximately 400 total visitors, including prospective students and their families, came to view the campus and learn about the college’s academic programs. It was the most well attended admissions event in the last three years, according to SUNY Canton Director of Admissions Melissa Evans.

“We had students visiting from nearly every corner of the state and we had an extremely strong showing from St. Lawrence County,” Evans said. “We also had several registrations from Vermont, Massachusetts and Canada. We are looking forward to welcoming a large and academically prepared incoming class.”

Open houses are designed to showcase the campus, programs, services, and talents to prospective students and their families. Faculty members highlight their respective academic programs and the college’s focus on applied learning. Attendants had the opportunity to visit the college’s business trading room, technology-driven laboratories in the engineering sciences and learning facilities in allied health fields. They also have the chance to visit the Roos House Convocation, Athletic and Recreation Center and Kennedy Hall, the college’s newest student residence.

As part of a new tradition, a band comprised of SUNY Canton President Zvi Szafran, Associate Professor Daniel J. Gagliardi, and Executive Director for University Relations Lenore VanderZee welcomed families to the day’s events.

SUNY Canton will host two more Open House events on Friday, Oct. 23 and Friday, Nov. 13.  To register, contact the office of Admissions at 1-800-388-7123, emailing admissions@canton.edu or by visiting the college’s webpage www.canton.edu.

SUNY Canton Hosts First Fall Open House Oct. 10

Thursday, October 8th, 2015

SUNY CantonSUNY Canton will hold the first of three fall open houses from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 10.

Prospective college students and their families can spend a day touring campus, visiting academic departments and speaking with faculty and current students.

Registration will begin at 8:30 a.m., which will be followed by an Academic and Student Services Fair where representatives from financial aid, tutoring, career services, admissions, athletics and student clubs and organizations will be on hand to speak with attendees.

Visitors will also have the opportunity to learn about academic programs, participate in a financial aid workshop, meet one-on-one with an admissions counselor and submit an application.

For those who cannot attend the Oct. 10 event, the college will also host open houses Friday, Oct. 23, and Friday, Nov. 13.

Prospective students who are interested in attending any of the open houses are asked to register at https://www.canton.edu/admissions/open_house.html.

For more information, contact the SUNY Canton Office of Admissions at (315) 386-7123 or send an email to admissions@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.

SUNY Canton to Host Open House and Admitted Student Day

Wednesday, April 22nd, 2015

SUNY CantonProspective SUNY Canton college students and their families will spend a day touring campus, visiting academic departments and speaking with faculty and current students during an open house Saturday, April 25.

Registration will begin at 9 a.m., with a meet-and-greet session immediately following. Representatives from financial aid, tutoring, career services, admissions, athletics and student clubs and organizations will be available to speak with attendees.

Students will also learn about academic programs and hear from faculty in their respective majors. Parents and family members will also have the unique opportunity to speak with college administrators at a special question-and-answer panel.

Those interested in attending the open house are asked to register at https://www.canton.edu/admissions/open_house.html.

The college will also host the final admitted student day event of the spring Friday, May 1, for those who have been accepted for the fall 2015 semester. The Office of Admissions encourages accepted students to submit their deposits by May 1.

Those interested in attending the admitted student day are asked to register at

http://www.canton.edu/admitted_student_day/

For more information about open house or admitted student day, contact the Office of Admissions at (315) 386-7123 or send an email to admissions@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 provisional members of the NCAA Division III and the USCAA.