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Two SUNY Canton Staff Members Receive Prestigious Chancellor’s Award

Wednesday, May 23rd, 2018

SUNY Chancellor Kristina M. Johnson selected two members of SUNY Canton’s staff to receive the 2018 Chancellor’s Award for Excellence.

Lashawanda T. Ingram, co-chief diversity officer and director of diversity affairs and new student orientation, was chosen to receive the Excellence in Professional Service Award, and Joette Terrance, a janitor who works in MacArthur Hall, was selected as a recipient of the Excellence in Classified Service Award.

Lashawanda Ingram and President Szafran

President Szafran presents the 2018 SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Professional Service to Lashawanda Ingram.

Ingram began working at the college in 2005 as a residence hall director and was subsequently promoted to director of diversity affairs and new student orientation. Since her appointment as SUNY Canton’s co-chief diversity officer and affirmative action officer in 2016, she has worked to build a more inclusive campus culture and ensures search committee procedures are equitable.

“Lashawanda champions diversity initiatives through her close work with the administration and the president,” said SUNY Canton Vice President for Student Affairs and Dean of Students Courtney B. Bish. “She is a voice for underrepresented students, faculty and staff and has led creative and engaging events that foster a sense of community and awareness.”

Ingram was instrumental in establishing the college’s Center for Diversities and Inclusion, which opened in 2017. The center hosts sensitivity training, student leadership development events, mediation, tutoring services and more.

Ingram’s colleagues note her unique ability to create a space where everyone is encouraged to pursue thoughtful dialogue and a respectful exchange of ideas and feelings, while mentoring students to find productive ways to confront the issues of social and cultural injustice.

She was presented with her award at the college’s annual Faculty and Community Awards dinner.

President Szafran and Joette Terrance

President Szafran presents the 2018 SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Classified Service to Joette Terrance.

Joette Terrance began working for the college as a temporary cleaner in 1997. She was hired as full time cleaner in 1998 and was promoted to janitor in 2010. Her colleagues praise the efficient and meticulous way in which she carries out her duties and her ability to boost morale by maintaining good relationships with her peers.

“Joette is known for her quick competency, kind words and smile for everyone,” said Assistant Professor Barat Wolfe, Ph.D., who teaches in the Applied Psychology program. “She also keeps the environment where we do our most important student engagement work spotless and positive. You will not find another person who cares more about our institution.”

Colleagues also praise Terrance’s working knowledge of the campus and ability to problem-solve with her coworkers to address issues in a timely manner. She is also relied upon to train new members of the custodial staff on providing effective customer service.

She was presented with her award at the college’s annual Recognition Day event.

 

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 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 College Council Honors Canton Newspaper Editor

Thursday, May 3rd, 2018

The SUNY Canton College Council has selected the editor of the St. Lawrence Plaindealer as the recipient of the 2018 Distinguished Citizen Award.

Paul D. Mitchell was selected for this prestigious award for his career-long commitment to highlighting all things Canton, in addition his community involvement and civic engagement, according to College Council Chair Ronald M. O’Neill.

“Paul has helped build the community of Canton through the Plaindealer and his personal volunteerism,” said O’Neill. “He’s continued the publication’s history of highlighting SUNY Canton as a pioneering and prominent part of that community.”

Paul Mitchell

Prior to his more than 30-year career as editor, Mitchell was a reporter for the Ogdensburg Journal who published articles with most of the area’s prominent newspapers.

“Paul is the consummate community newspaper editor,” said Thomas T. Graser, the St. Lawrence County Editor for Northern New York Newspapers. “He reports the news as it is, but also wants to paint a picture of his community that demonstrates the pride we all feel in our hometowns.”

In addition to being largely responsible for one of the most successful newspapers in the county, Mr. Mitchell is personally active in the community. He recently spearheaded the Canton Park and Fountain campaign, which has currently raised more than $115,000toward the restoration of the historic park fountain and the beautification of its surroundings. He assisted with the Canton Fire Department Capital Campaign, which helped raise approximately $1 million for the construction of the Riverside Drive fire station.

Paul Mitchell and Ronald O'Neill

“As a Canton resident, I have been continuously impressed with Paul’s work ethic, solid reporting and community involvement,” said Canton Town Supervisor Mary Ann Ashley. “His volunteer efforts and his leadership speak to his sense of giving back to his beloved community.”

The St. Lawrence Plaindealer is intertwined with the history of SUNY Canton. In fact, the original photo of Gov. Nelson A. Rockefeller breaking ground at the hill campus was staged for the benefit of the newspaper. Mitchell supported the college’s efforts to celebrate its 50-year anniversary of its move from a small cluster of buildings adjacent to St. Lawrence University to its current location.

“His efforts help document and maintain our proud history and help carry Canton through numerous positive and timely transitions,” said Linda A. Casserly, Canton village historian. “His efforts have helped Canton continue to thrive and its citizens continue to maintain their sense of accomplishment.”

Mitchell earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in English, with a minor in journalism, from SUNY Cortland. During college, he worked with the Cortland Athletic Department and the Ogdensburg Recreation Department. He’s a long-time member of the Canton Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors. He and his wife, Dawn, reside on Bird St. in Canton, neighboring SUNY Canton.

“I am deeply honored to receive this award,” said Mitchell. “When I was named editor of The Plaindealer, it didn’t take me long to realize the importance of being active in the community. “It’s been a rewarding career thanks, in part, to my interaction with the public. To be recognized for these efforts is humbling to say the least. Over the years I have been very fortunate to co-exist with the people who make Canton what it is.”

 

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.

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.

SUNY Canton Once Again Named a ‘STEM Jobs Approved College’

Tuesday, September 19th, 2017

STEMJobs Approved Colleges 2016-17For the third straight year, SUNY Canton has earned a “STEM Jobs Approved College” designation by Victory Media, publishers of STEM Jobs magazine.

The 2016-17 STEM Jobs Approved Colleges list honors the top U.S. universities, colleges, community colleges and trade schools that are connecting students with high-demand STEM occupations.

Schools were scored on their ability to provide opportunities for students to explore STEM subjects, promote partnerships that foster STEM literacy, ensure coursework and activities have a focus on careers, and promote STEM programs to under-represented populations.

“We take great pride in our continued recognition as a STEM Jobs Approved College,” said SUNY Canton President Zvi Szafran. “In addition to the more than 30 STEM-related degrees we currently offer, the launch of the four-year Game Design and Development program opens up even more opportunities for students who want to pursue careers in growing high-tech fields.”

SUNY Canton offers the majority of its STEM-related degree programs via the Canino School of Engineering Technology. Students can pursue degrees in Alternative and Renewable Energy Systems, Graphic and Multimedia Design, Civil and Environmental Engineering Technology, Electrical Engineering Technology, Mechanical Engineering Technology, Information Technology, and more.

Other STEM-related degrees include Nursing, Finance, Accounting and Veterinary Technology.

The college was also recognized for its efforts to encourage middle and high school students to pursue careers in science and technology by hosting annual events such as Women in Engineering Day and Engineers Day.

“With our STEM Jobs Approved awards, we’re able to help educators evaluate whether they’re meeting the needs of students by employing the kinds of programs that our research shows are most effective in getting students involved in STEM,” said Ellen Pomerantz, director of Educational Partnerships and Programs for Victory Media. “We’re pleased to showcase schools like SUNY Canton as an institution leading the way in this area.”

The entire list of 2016-17 STEM Jobs Approved Colleges can be found on their web site.

 

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 exclusively online degrees. The college’s 15 athletic teams compete at the NCAA Division III level and are conference members of the newly formed American Collegiate Athletic Association.

SUNY Canton’s College Council Seeks Distinguished Citizen Nominations

Monday, September 18th, 2017

SUNY CantonThe SUNY Canton College Council is seeking nominations for its annual Distinguished Citizen Award.

Since 1976, the council has given this prestigious award in recognition of distinguished service to SUNY Canton and/or to the community.

Members of the community are invited to submit nominations for the award. Nomination packets must include: a nomination letter from the nominator(s); name and position of the nominee; a description of the distinguished services, recognitions, facts, or characteristics that is pertinent or informative; a brief biography of the nominee; and at least three supporting letters from non-family members. Optionally, additional supporting documentation can also be included.

Nominations, which are due on or before November 1, 2017, should be addressed to the Chairman of the College Council, Office of the President, SUNY Canton, 34 Cornell Drive, Canton, NY 13617 or electronically to youngm@canton.edu.

The SUNY Canton College Council will act on the nominations at their spring award meeting. The recipient will be honored at the Faculty and Community Awards Dinner (formerly the President’s Gala), prior to Commencement 2017, and their name will be prominently displayed on a plaque in the Richard W. Miller Campus Center.

Last year’s recipient of the prestigious award was WWNY Sportscaster Melvin J. Busler Jr.

For more information, contact Michaela Young, executive assistant to the president, at (315) 386-7204 or by email at youngm@canton.edu.

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 exclusively online degrees. The college’s 15 athletic teams compete at the NCAA Division III level and are conference members of the newly formed American Collegiate Athletic Association.

SUNY Canton Named to U.S. News & World Report’s Best Colleges List

Thursday, September 14th, 2017

Best Colleges - US News RankingsSUNY Canton has once again earned a spot in the annual U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Colleges” publication.

The college was ranked 25th in the “Regional Colleges—North” division. The 2018 list, released this week, is based on data such as graduation and retention rates, assessment of academic standing, faculty resources, student selectivity, financial resources, graduation rate performance, alumni giving, and other statistics.

“Our continued recognition by U.S. News & World Report reflects the efforts by our faculty, staff and administration to maintain our outstanding reputation,” said SUNY Canton President Zvi Szafran. “As we continue to expand our degree offerings, such as our new four-year programs in Agribusiness Management and Game Design and Development, even more students will have the opportunity to take advantage of the applied learning environment that we’re known for.”

The list included colleges that focus on undergraduate education but grant fewer than 50 percent of their degrees in liberal arts disciplines. The Regional Colleges—North division comprises 12 states in the Northeastern United States.

In addition to the “Best Colleges” category, U.S. News also ranked SUNY Canton 12th on its “Top Public Schools” list. The college moved up one spot from last year’s ranking.

“Each of SUNY’s 64 colleges and universities help our students find their purpose and their passion. Whether it’s in research, education, outreach or engagement, our colleges and universities strive to achieve excellence in everything they do,” said SUNY Chancellor Kristina M. Johnson. “We are thrilled that so many of our SUNY campuses have again received favorable rankings by U.S. News & World Report. While we appreciate that rankings are one indication of quality, it does help demonstrate that SUNY is one of the best national education systems. Congratulations to each of the SUNY campuses recognized by the 2018 U.S. News & World Report rankings.”

To see the 2018 “Best Colleges” list in its entirety, visit https://www.usnews.com/best-colleges. The “Top Public Schools” rankings can be found here.

 

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 exclusively online degrees. The college’s 15 athletic teams compete at the NCAA Division III level and are conference members of the newly formed American Collegiate Athletic Association.

Coins Challenge SUNY Canton Students to Complete College on Time

Tuesday, July 18th, 2017

SUNY Canton is giving out symbolic challenge coins to inspire student success during each year of their education.

When Zvi Szafran first started his presidency at SUNY Canton, he wanted to find a way to reward students for successfully completing each fall semester. At about the same time, the college’s Veteran’s Association presented him with their monogrammed challenge coin for assuming SUNY Canton’s presidency. Szafran was so impressed with this token that he decided to give every student a coin when they successfully transitioned between semesters.

Two hands holding four coins.

A SUNY Canton student holds challenge coins issued by the President’s Office corresponding with each year of college.

“I wanted to present students with something they could hold and want to keep,” Szafran said. “Beyond grades, honors and awards, the coins serve as a reminder that we are proud of their accomplishments and that we are dedicated to seeing them through their entire education.”

Challenge coins have significance in the U.S. armed forces as a traditional symbol of a job well done and are often used to build camaraderie. The symbolic presentation of the tokens has carried over into civilian life. At SUNY Canton the coins serve as a positive incentive for students to complete their degrees on time, according to Szafran.

Four students hold their coins in front of themselves.

Pictured are (l to r) SUNY Canton students Liam J. Nihmey of Potsdam, Tyranny Chartrand of Castorland, Megan M. Brockner of Callicoon Center and Victoria Bean of Essex Junction, Vt. after receiving their first-year challenge coins.

Starting in the spring 2015 semester, all freshmen and transfer students who completed their first semester were presented with a challenge coin. The college presents differently color-coded coins between students’ third, fifth and seventh semesters, meaning a student can earn as many as four coins corresponding with their degree.  The fourth and final coin, gold in color, will be presented for the first time in spring 2018.

More than 300 coins recently were presented in the Spring 2017 semester, and more will be mailed out to online students.

Frencisca Medina, a Law Enforcement Leadership major from Schenectady, was excited to pick up her second coin.

Two students hold their coins.

Pictured are (l to r) Sydney Wiesing of DeRuyter and Frencisca Medina of Schenectady holding their second-year challenge coins.

“I’ve kept my first coin in my purse all year just to remind myself that I did it,” she said. “It’s motivation to keep on doing my best.”

Dylan F. Spicer, an Applied Psychology major from Massena, was one of several students surprised by the recognition. “I took five years off from school,” he said. “Now I know I have to keep it up.”

In addition to the coins, the SUNY Canton Alumni Association presents a special medallion to each graduating student at commencement.

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 exclusively online bachelor’s degrees. The college’s 15 athletic teams compete at the NCAA Division III level and are conference members of the newly formed American Collegiate Athletic Association.

SUNY Canton Selects Longtime College Supporter as Distinguished Alumna

Tuesday, June 20th, 2017

Kelly ObermayerKelly C. Obermayer, class of 1979, has been chosen as SUNY Canton’s 2017 Distinguished Alumna. She was presented with the award during the college’s Alumni Weekend celebration.

Obermayer was selected for her volunteer leadership and her efforts to strengthen the bond between alumni and SUNY Canton. She is the current chair of the Alumni Association Board and also served as an advisor and board member for Pi Nu Epsilon, the college’s oldest sorority. During the sorority’s centennial year, she led a successful fundraising campaign to name the Chaney Dining Center atrium after Pi Nu Epsilon.

“Kelly’s love of SUNY Canton makes her one our most esteemed ambassadors,” said Vice President for Advancement Anne M. Sibley. “Not only is she highly respected by the college and her fellow alumni, but she inspires recent graduates to follow in her footsteps and give back to their alma mater.”

Obermayer’s volunteer work includes serving on the boards of the South Glens Falls Chamber of Commerce and the Christine Nicole Perry Fund. Most recently, she was selected as the chair of the Adirondack Nonprofit Business Council. Professionally, she has held leadership positions with several nonprofits and is currently the development director for the Moreau Community Center.

She received an associate degree in Criminal Justice and was active in her sorority Pi Nu Epsilon during her time at SUNY Canton. Upon receiving her award, Obermayer thanked the nomination committee and reflected on her meaningful relationship with the college.

“In 1977, when I stepped on this campus as an 18-year-old student, I never imagined the impact this institution would have then, and now, on my life,” she said. “Because of my connection to SUNY Canton, I have made friends who I could not picture my life without. I hope they realize how much their love and support truly means to me.”

 

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 exclusively online degrees. The college’s 15 athletic teams compete at the NCAA Division III level and are conference members of the newly formed American Collegiate Athletic Association.