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Campus-Wide Efforts Restock SUNY Canton Food Pantry

Tuesday, November 6th, 2018

The greater campus community is helping to make sure that no one goes hungry at SUNY Canton.

A recent food drive helped completely restock the SUNY Canton Food Pantry, which has helped combat student food insecurity for the past 15 years.

Students Amelia Hellijas and Alyssa Fowler stand with a portion of the donations collected for the SUNY Canton Food Pantry. The two students orchestrated a campus-wide food drive for their First-Year Experience Program class.

Students Amelia Hellijas and Alyssa Fowler stand with a portion of the donations collected for the SUNY Canton Food Pantry. The two students orchestrated a campus-wide food drive for their First-Year Experience Program class.

“I’m very appreciative of the efforts to restock our pantry especially as we approach the Thanksgiving holiday,” said Vice President for Student Affairs Courtney B. Bish. “It is very admirable to see the campus come together to support students through these donations.”

Two students helped lead the charge by setting up tables and collecting donations around campus. Amelia H. Hellijas of Malone and Alyssa R. Fowler of Harrisville learned about the college’s food pantry while enrolled in the First Year Experience Program and created a food drive when they learned stores were running low. The students chose to take on the time-intensive community service project as an alternative to preparing a short presentation in their class.

Amelia Hellijas and Alyssa Fowler stack a shelf in the SUNY Canton food pantry.

In all, about 16 full boxes were donated to the counseling center, which oversees the collection and distribution of food.

“There are still donations trickling in,” said Counseling Center Secretary 1 Tammy Harradine. “These contributions will help many students.”

The college’s Physical Plant staff also participated in the drive, adding another 160 individual non-perishable items and a monetary donation. Physical Plant Director Patrick G. Hanss held a raffle for the donors to help incentivize the collection efforts. Plant Superintendent Martin J. Avery won the raffle, but then donated the proceeds to the SUNY Canton College Foundation’s Student Emergency Fund.

“Many of the Physical Plant staff develop friendships with students, particularly the Building Services staff assigned to our residence halls,” Hanss said.

Physical Plant Director Patrick Hanss and Physical Plant Secretary Tammy Carr stand with the donations collected in Cooper Service Center for the food drive.

Physical Plant Director Patrick Hanss and Physical Plant Secretary Tammy Carr stand with the donations collected in Cooper Service Center for the food drive.

Earlier in the semester, the College Association Inc., which oversees all food and retail operations on campus, made a substantial donation to the food pantry as part of a team-building exercise. The organization contributed more than $600 in food to kick off the semester.

The SUNY Canton Food Pantry provides free confidential services for students who are in need of food or other supplies.

 

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 digital design, engineering technology, health, management and public service. The college’s faculty members are noted for their professional real-world experience in addition to outstanding academic credentials. As SUNY’s leader in online education, SUNY Canton OnLine offers hundreds of flexible and convenient courses as well as 16 online degree programs. The college’s 15 athletic teams compete at the NCAA Division III level as part of the North Atlantic Conference.

SUNY Canton Preps for Fall Semester with a New Academic Calendar

Monday, August 6th, 2018

SUNY CantonThe 2018-2019 academic year will have an earlier start at SUNY Canton.

Classes for the fall 2018 semester will start Thursday, Aug. 23 to allow for two extended breaks for students. As a result, opening week classes will follow a Monday-Tuesday schedule: Thursday, Aug. 23 will follow a Monday schedule; and Friday, Aug. 24 will follow a Tuesday schedule. Students will then resume a traditional schedule Monday, Aug. 27.

This change will allow students to have a two-day fall break for Columbus Weekend (Monday, Oct. 8 and Tuesday, Oct. 9) and a week-long break for Thanksgiving.

Other changes for the fall 2018 semester include:

  • Chaney Dining Center will be offline for the fall semester. The college will be serving meals from the newly-renovated Dana Hall. Upgrades to Chaney include the addition of pizza ovens, a new coffee and breakfast location and a completely redesigned dining space for sit-down meals. Chaney is scheduled to reopen during the spring 2019 semester.
  • The Air Conditioning Engineering Technology associate degree program has been renamed and is now Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC) Engineering Technology. Many of the college’s most successful alumni got their start in the historic career-driven program.
  • The Alternative and Renewable Energy Systems bachelor’s degree has been renamed Sustainable Energy Technology to mirror the latest trends in the field. The program is designed to meet the ever-growing demand for global sustainable energy solutions.
  • New additions include an arena for the college’s eSports programs. The $500,000 competitive gaming space is scheduled to go online at the beginning of the fall semester, with a grand opening celebration to follow.

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 Supports Scouts, Contributes Cookies

Friday, March 16th, 2018

Girl scouts hand out boxes of cookies at Chaney Dining Center.

SUNY Canton students recently got a free box of Girl Scout cookies when they went to dinner at Chaney Dining Center. The College Association, which oversees retail and dining operations at SUNY Canton, has worked with young women from Troop 50328 to purchase and distribute cookies to students with a meal plan for the past four years. The scouts come to campus March 1 to hand deliver the delectables. Pictured are (l to r) back row, troop co-leaders Amanda Rowley and Bridget White. Front row are scouts Madelyn Rowley, Macy White, Annabell Butler, Lily Lottie, Mallory Robinson, and Rylee Typhair. Not pictured are Hannah Butler, Karly Gollinger, Hannah Royce, and Cheyenne Stamper.

SUNY Canton Celebrates Grand Reopening of the Cyber Café

Wednesday, October 25th, 2017

SUNY Canton’s Cyber Café in the Southworth Library celebrated a grand reopening with a new look, more dining options and expanded hours.

New seating and soft lighting help establish a fresh atmosphere for the college’s premier coffee shop.

Roody Roo, President Zvi Szafran, student Jamie Johnson, and Vicki Lavoie prepare to cut the ribbon at the newly renovated Cyber Café.

CYBER REOPENS – Pictured are (l to r) SUNY Canton Mascot Roody Roo, college President Zvi Szafran, student Jamie N. Johnson of Brooklyn, and College Association Retail Food Associate Vicki Lavoie as they prepare to cut the ribbon at the newly renovated Cyber Café.

“We wanted to create a better space for students to eat and study in, and we wanted it to be open at night,” said SUNY Canton President Zvi Szafran during a ribbon-cutting ceremony. “In the future, we see this as a space where we can hold concerts and diversity events.”

Szafran said that State Senator Patricia A. “Patty” Ritchie helped the college secure a grant to pay for some of the upgrades.

The Cyber Café is open from 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday, and Cyber @Night is open 7 to 10 p.m. Sunday through Thursday.

In addition to offering Starbucks coffee and espresso beverages, the eatery now has a build-your-own panini sandwich station. The location also serves soup, quiche and signature salads made with fresh, locally-grown produce. The evening menu spotlights some street vendor favorites, including walking tacos, hot dog explosions, nachos and macaroni and cheese. Dessert and pastry options are available at any hour.

Student purchases a cup of coffee from the Cyber Café .

COFFEE CROWD – The Cyber Café boasts an expanded menu and new hours, and remains as the only location on campus to proudly serve Starbucks coffee.

“The library is such a vibrant and active place,” said SUNY Canton Provost Douglas M. Scheidt. “This new space helps solidify it as one of the central locations for students on campus.”

The Cyber Café originally opened in 2004. It has primarily been staffed by Vicki Lavoie, a retail food associate with the College Association. Lavoie won the Employee Recognition award in 2010 for her welcoming demeanor and helpful attitude.

 

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.

Rendezvous Grand Opening & Ribbon Cutting

Wednesday, September 7th, 2016
Ribbon Cutting

The SUNY Canton College Association celebrated the grand reopening of Rendezvous, the eatery located at the heart of the Richard W. Miller campus center, Tuesday (Sept. 6). The newly renovated cafe features custom hamburger meals with fries and hot or cold hero sandwiches and has already become a favorite dining destination on campus. There is also a soup station and fresh fruit and salad options. Rendezvous is open for breakfast at 7:30 a.m. and serves meals until 7 p.m. on weekdays. It is also open from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Sundays. Pictured are Toni L. Besio, retail food service manager, SUNY Canton President Zvi Szafran, Roody Roo, the college’s mascot and Julian S. Shaw, a Health Care Management student from Jamaica N.Y. Shaw is the student representative for the College Association Board of Directors.

Welcome and Welcome Back! Here’s What’s New at SUNY Canton

Monday, August 29th, 2016

A new sign, a renovated residence hall wing and two new dining options awaited students on the first day of class at SUNY Canton.

 

Students Moving In

Classes began for approximately 3,100 students at 8 a.m. Monday (Aug. 29) at the college. About 675 of those students are first-time freshmen. Nearly 1,300 students are living on campus.

 

New signage

The college also completed several major improvement projects over the summer. One of the most visible additions is the new LED sign stationed on Cornell Drive, which will be used to relay information about on-campus events, directory information and other important announcements.

 

French Hall

The campus also received two newly refinished parking lots, approximately eighty new streetlights and renovated gas lines as part of its $2 million site-improvement projects over the summer. Many of the improvements are designed to help the college become more energy efficient and make utilities easier to track and manage.

 

Student in Heritage Hall room

One wing in Heritage Hall has been completely renovated. The student rooms received a fresh coat of paint, new furniture, new LED lighting and new heating and ventilation units. The wing will be an example for future improvements at all four original residence halls.

 

Roos Court Dining Center

The college just opened Roos Court, a brand new eatery in MacArthur Hall, offering made-to-order salads and oven-toasted sandwiches in addition to its signature traditional homemade soups. Hours of operation are set for 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. on weekdays.

Rendezvous, located in the heart of the Richard W. Miller campus center, now features custom hamburger meals with fries, pizza and hot or cold hero sandwiches. There will also be a pizza and soup station and a fresh fruit and salad options. The expanded eatery will be open for breakfast at 7:30 a.m. and will serve meals until 7 p.m. on weekdays. Rendezvous is also open from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Sundays.

 

Pet Wing

Nearly twice as many students have pets on campus this year. Growing demand led Residence Life staff to add an additional wing to the popular housing option in Mohawk Hall. Approximately 140 students can live with their cats, ferrets, rabbits, hamsters, gerbils and fish.

SUNY Canton College Association Treats Students and Supports Area Girl Scouts

Friday, March 18th, 2016

The SUNY Canton College Association recently gave students Girl Scout cookies as an after-dinner treat at Chaney Dining Center.

The College Association works with young women from Troop 328 in Russell to support their fund raising efforts and distribute cookies to students with a SUNY Canton meal plan. More than 400 students received a free box of cookies this year.

Pictured in the back row are (L to R) Girl Scout Troop 328 Co-Leader Bridget White, Troop Leader Amanda Rowley, Emma Baker, Jasmine Nezezon Sanders, Mallory Robinson, Cadey Wheat and SUNY Canton Director of Dining Services Susan Law. In the front row are Cheyenne Stamper, Madelyn Rowley, Hannah Butler, Annabell Buter and Macy White. An additional scout, Kayleigh Allen, participated but is not pictured.

Pictured in the back row are (L to R) Girl Scout Troop 328 Co-Leader Bridget White, Troop Leader Amanda Rowley, Emma Baker, Jasmine Nezezon Sanders, Mallory Robinson, Cadey Wheat and SUNY Canton Director of Dining Services Susan Law. In the front row are Cheyenne Stamper, Madelyn Rowley, Hannah Butler, Annabell Butler and Macy White. An additional scout, Kayleigh Allen, participated but is not pictured.

“The Girl Scouts are always very well received,” noted Susan Law, director of dining services. “Some of our students are either active or former scouts, so they enthusiastically welcome the young women. They were really excited about a free box of cookies too.”

Proceeds from the cookie drive support the area troop and can help the scouts donate items or food to community members in need, according to Troop Leader Amanda D. Rowley. “Proceeds also allow us to go on a day-trip every summer. Most recently, we went to see Matilda on stage at the Syracuse Landmark Theatre.”

SUNY Canton College Association Supports North Country Girl Scouts

Thursday, April 16th, 2015

The SUNY Canton College Association recently surprised more than 1,000 college students with a free box of Girl Scout cookies. Young women from Troop 328 in Russell visited Chaney Dining Center to distribute dessert to diners with a campus meal plan.

“Our students were very appreciative and very supportive of the scouts,” said Susan D. Law, director of dining services. “Michael J. Perry [executive director of the SUNY Canton College Association] came up with the idea, and we both thought it would be nice to provide great cookies from a great organization.”

Girl Scout Troop 328 recently served cookies during the evening service at Chaney Dining Center at SUNY Canton. Pictured are (l to r), back row, Troop Leader Amanda D. Rowley, Mallory L. Robinson, Kayleigh M. Allen, Emma L. Baker, Cadey G. Wheat, Troop Co-Leader Bridget L. White, front row, Hannah J. Butler, Madelyn E. Rowley, Faith L. Weaver, Annabell R. Butler, Harley R. Charleson, Macy L. White, and Rylee C. Typhair. Lily C. Lottie was not pictured, but attended the event.

Girl Scout Troop 328 recently served cookies during the evening service at Chaney Dining Center at SUNY Canton. Pictured are (l to r), back row, Troop Leader Amanda D. Rowley, Mallory L. Robinson, Kayleigh M. Allen, Emma L. Baker, Cadey G. Wheat, Troop Co-Leader Bridget L. White, front row, Hannah J. Butler, Madelyn E. Rowley, Faith L. Weaver, Annabell R. Butler, Harley R. Charleson, Macy L. White, and Rylee C. Typhair. Lily C. Lottie was not pictured, but attended the event.

Students were happy with the addition to their dinners and the unexpected guests. Some former scouts shared valuable advice with the troop, and others stopped eating to take photos with the girls.

Proceeds from the cookie sales support the area troop and can help the scouts donate items or food to community members in need, according to Troop Leader Amanda D. Rowley, who is the assistant to the vice president for administration at SUNY Canton.

One-Hop Shop for Student Services Opens in the Campus Center

Wednesday, August 20th, 2014

SUNY Canton showcases upgraded facilities for the fall 2014 semester.

Several key offices have moved into one location to provide students fast and easily accessible services.

The SUNY Canton Registrar’s office, Financial Aid office, student accounts and representatives from the College Association have relocated to the bottom floor of the Richard W. Miller Campus Center creating the “One-Hop Shop.” Students can register or change classes, pay their bills, set up a meal plan and get their college identification card all in one location. Previously these departments were in at least two buildings and were across campus from one another.

One-Hop Shop

An overhead view of SUNY Canton’s new “One-Hop Shop” which houses several high-traffic student service offices.

The space previously housed the intramural gym. It was repurposed when administrators found that students and teams had largely been using the Roos House Convocation, Athletic and Recreation Center or the reopened Dana Hall Alumni Gym for competitions and pick-up games.

One-Hop Shop

A student works with a member of the Registrar’s Office in preparation for the fall 2014 semester.

Additionally, the college implemented a “Qmatic” self-service kiosk to help point students to the right office and reduce time spent waiting in lines. The large, open floor plan of the One-Hop Shop allows for a waiting area, an information desk and numerous open office spaces for representatives from each of the three areas.

 

Cook Hall Renovations Complete

Cook Science Center, commonly known as Cook Hall, has reopened following extensive summer renovations. The new classroom space will feature a room for Business and Accounting students to practice Wall Street-style stock trades, new Funeral Services Administration classrooms and other instructional space.

 

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 eight exclusively online bachelor’s degrees. The college’s 14 athletic teams compete as provisional members of the NCAA Division III and the USCAA.

New Executive Chef Will Serve Up Local Flavor at SUNY Canton

Thursday, January 16th, 2014
Steven W. Maiocco preparing some glazed carrots with local organic thyme.

Steven W. Maiocco preparing some glazed carrots with fresh organic thyme.

SUNY Canton’s new executive chef will bring the best food the North Country has to offer to the campus’ community table.

Steven W. Maiocco assumed his duties as assistant director of dining and executive chef in December. The guiding principle of his culinary approach is to serve fresh, local food.

“It’s my job to ensure we’re using the freshest ingredients whenever possible, with a focus on locally grown and produced foods,” Maiocco added. “I am very excited to be working with dedicated members of the Dining Services team to continue the great work they do and to identify opportunities for us to improve our service to students, faculty and staff.”

Susan D. Law, director of dining services, said Maiocco’s duties entail overseeing food production across the entire campus, including catering services. He also will be responsible for training and overseeing food service team members.

“We are thrilled to welcome Steve to the SUNY Canton community,” Law said. “His talent and experience will be an invaluable asset to our campus.”

Maiocco is a 2004 graduate of Johnson & Wales University. Prior to joining SUNY Canton, he served as SUNY Potsdam’s executive chef. He also previously worked for Blue Hills Country Club in Canton, Mass.

“Our dining services are a significant part of campus life,” Maiocco said. “My commitment to the culinary arts, coupled with an outstanding team, will allow us to further enhance our students’ experience.”

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 to students in the North Country, New York State, and beyond. Faculty members are noted for their professional real-world experience in addition to their academic credentials. SUNY Canton OnLine offers hundreds of flexible and convenient courses as well as eight exclusively online bachelor’s degrees. The College’s 14 athletic teams compete in state-of-the-art facilities as provisional members of the NCAA Division III and the USCAA.