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Congratulations 2018 Graduates!

Monday, July 9th, 2018

Congratulations 2018 Graduates!

SUNY Canton is celebrating nearly 900 graduates in the class of 2018.

“I’m tremendously proud of this year’s graduating class,” said SUNY Canton President Zvi Szafran. “Many of our graduates will go directly into careers corresponding with their field of study, while others will seek to continue their education. Regardless of their decision, I’m confident that they will be well prepared for their next adventure.”

This year’s class was comprised of nearly 900 graduates who range in age from 18 to 62 years old and represent 17 different states and 7 foreign countries, including Angola, Australia, The Bahamas, Cameroon, Finland, Sweden and Canada.

In addition to this listing, a Merit Achievement was emailed to each graduate and a news release was sent to their hometown newspapers. Area students were previously included in a list published by local newspapers corresponding with commencement. Students who have requested confidentiality are excluded from all lists.

Among the 2018 graduates are:

  • Gerald Abillar, Homeland Security
  • Anahi Abreu, Homeland Security
  • Tess Adams, Physical Therapist Assistant
  • Marcy Adams, Liberal Arts-General Studies
  • Kristoff Adderley, Electrical Engineering Technology
  • Karen Albano, Veterinary Service Administration
  • Joseph Alicea, Criminal Justice
  • Zachary Allen, Information Technology
  • Nora Alvarez, Health Care Management
  • Clarissa Alvarez, Legal Studies
  • Dulce Amador, Criminal Justice
  • Benjamin Amatucci, Mechanical Engineering Technology
  • Connor Amo, Civil Engineering Technology
  • Julie Anderson, Dental Hygiene
  • Elena Andi, Individual Studies
  • Catherine Andrews, Veterinary Science Technology
  • Thomas Andrews, Mechanical Engineering Technology
  • Nishimwe Ange, Practical Nursing
  • Alyssa Anson, Individual Studies
  • David Antinelli, Funeral Services Administration
  • Brent Archer, Information Technology
  • Sha-Dae Atkinson, Practical Nursing
  • Calvin Atkinson, Construction Technology: Management
  • Bryan Aubrey, Electrical Engineering Technology
  • Allison Auger, Veterinary Science Technology
  • Brianna Augustus, Criminal Justice
  • Kristen Avellino, Veterinary Technology
  • Samir Bacchus, Automotive Technology
  • Jeremy Baez, Sports Management
  • Arryn Baker, Accounting
  • Shelbie Baldwin, Liberal Arts-General Studies
  • Adeyandjou Bankole, Health Care Management
  • Ricky Banks, Legal Studies
  • Aylaia Banks, Veterinary Science Technology
  • Tevin Barajona, Management
  • Andrew Barber, Automotive Technology
  • Kathryn Barrett, Veterinary Technology
  • Robert Barrigar, Graphic and Multimedia Design
  • Mackenzie Barse, Criminal Investigation
  • Hannah Barton, Veterinary Science Technology
  • Thomas Barton, Electrical Construction & Maintenance and Construction Technology Management
  • Michelle Barton-Cox, Legal Studies
  • Erin Basford, Liberal Arts-General Studies
  • Cheyenne Bates, Funeral Services Administration
  • Sabrina Baxter, Individual Studies
  • Zachary Baxter, Civil & Environmental Engineering Technology
  • Jayshawn Bazemore, Individual Studies
  • Victoria Bean, Physical Therapist Assistant
  • Benjamin Beasley, Accounting & Finance
  • Ryan Beattie, Homeland Security
  • Brianna Beaulieu, Criminal Justice
  • Kayla Beckstead, Nursing
  • Dylan Bedard, Automotive Technology
  • Kareen Bedford, Health Care Management
  • Joshua Belile, Criminal Justice
  • Robert Bello, Individual Studies
  • Samuel Benzing, Health & Fitness Promotion
  • Hunter Bergeron, Electrical Construction & Maintenance
  • Erin-Brooke Bermudez, Practical Nursing
  • Whitney Bernier, Nursing
  • Jacob Bero, Engineering Science
  • Katelyn Bertrand, Nursing
  • Nicole Best, Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • Justine Beutel, Liberal Arts-General Studies
  • Jennifer Bieksza, Criminal Justice
  • Jordan Bigness, Air Conditioning Maintenance & Repair
  • Tiffany Bisbikos, Finance
  • Christine Bizzaro, Health Care Management
  • Connor Bjork, Electrical Construction & Maintenance
  • Kirsha Black, Individual Studies
  • Rene Blanding, Dental Hygiene
  • Corinne Blase, Veterinary Technology
  • Catherine Blasi, Management
  • Jesse Bleuer, Homeland Security
  • Kari Bonaparte, Physical Therapist Assistant
  • Jeffery Bonbrake, Health Care Management
  • Vincent Bondinello-Reyes, Finance
  • Ethan Bonewell, Nursing
  • Erica Bongiardina, Management
  • Taylor Bonno, Practical Nursing
  • Andrea Bonno, Nursing
  • Paige Bortnick, Veterinary Technology
  • Alithea Boulette, Legal Studies
  • Brianya Bowden, Physical Therapist Assistant
  • William Bowen, Electrical Engineering Technology
  • Tyler Bowman, Criminal Justice
  • Bryan Boyce, Air Conditioning Maintenance & Repair and Individual Studies
  • Dylan Boyce, Powersports Performance & Repair
  • Kevin Boyle, Engineering Science
  • Kimberly Bradley, Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • Miranda Bradley, Legal Studies
  • Joshua Branham, Computer Information Systems
  • Austin Brault, Individual Studies
  • Sharon Braun, Veterinary Service Administration
  • Emily Breckenridge, Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • Erica Briggs, Business Administration
  • Christian Briggs, Criminal Justice
  • Brooke Bronner, Nursing
  • Alysha Brothers, Nursing
  • Matthew Brown, Veterinary Science Technology
  • Alexandra Brown, Management
  • Patrice Brown, Health Care Management
  • Sadie Brown, Liberal Arts-General Studies
  • Shaun Brownell, Criminal Investigation
  • Lindsay Bryer, Dental Hygiene
  • Tyler Bullard, Liberal Arts-General Studies
  • Joshua Burke, Criminal Justice
  • Katherine Burnham, Criminal Investigation
  • Mary Burns, Practical Nursing
  • Austin Cadrette, Electrical Construction & Maintenance
  • Kerrie Campbell, Health Care Management
  • Brandon Cardinal, Individual Studies
  • Brittaney Carey, Applied Psychology
  • Oscar Carino, Criminal Investigation
  • Angelina Carmichael, Health Care Management
  • Robyn Carr, Automotive Technology
  • Cameron Carter, Emergency Management
  • Adrian Carter, Mechanical Engineering Technology
  • Joshua Cartmill, Nursing
  • Austin Cassell, Law Enforcement Leadership
  • Brittani Caster, Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • Kimberly Castillo Garzon, Graphic and Multimedia Design
  • Michael Cerasuolo, Business Administration
  • Ivan Chan, Industrial Technology Management
  • Eve Chartier, Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • Jessica Cheatom, Criminal Justice
  • Caleb Christman, Construction Technology: Management
  • Dawson Christman, Electrical Construction & Maintenance
  • Nathan Christy, Mechanical Engineering Technology
  • Courtney Chudzinski, Individual Studies
  • Andrew Churchman, Emergency Management
  • Jillian Cipullo, Dental Hygiene
  • Jace Clapper, Veterinary Science Technology
  • Valerie Clark, Criminal Justice
  • Johnny Clark, Practical Nursing
  • Victoria Clark, Veterinary Science Technology
  • Joshua Clark, Veterinary Technology
  • Gabrielle Clark, Dental Hygiene
  • Alexandria Clarke, Veterinary Technology
  • Hannah Cline, Veterinary Technology
  • Dornel Cobourne, Automotive Technology
  • Dante Coco, Mechanical Engineering Technology
  • Gage Coffey, Funeral Services Administration
  • Gianna Colicino, Funeral Services Administration
  • Sarah Collins, Health Care Management
  • Kimberly Collins, Engineering Science
  • Andrew Collins, Nursing
  • Victoria Collins, Dental Hygiene
  • Maria Colon, Liberal Arts-General Studies
  • Adam Commella, Electrical Construction & Maintenance
  • Melinda Conant, Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • Richard Conklin, Veterinary Technology
  • Kimberley Connelly, Health Care Management
  • Cassandra Conrad, Veterinary Science Technology
  • Emmalee Conway, Veterinary Science Technology
  • Randi Conway, Veterinary Science Technology
  • Tyler Cook, Electrical Construction & Maintenance
  • Meghan Cook, Business Administration
  • Heather Copperwheat, Graphic and Multimedia Design
  • Vivienne Corbett, Individual Studies
  • Samantha Cortes, Criminal Investigation
  • Jocelyn Cortes Gonzalez, Criminal Justice
  • Bailey Cortese, Business Administration
  • Joelle Cosores, Nursing
  • Brett Costello, Business Administration
  • Nicole Cougler, Nursing
  • Thomas Crabtree, Finance
  • Robert Croes, Nursing
  • Damian Cuellar, Graphic and Multimedia Design
  • Kali Cuellar, Health Care Management
  • Kazre Cummings, Management
  • Jonathan Currier, Computer Information Systems
  • Cindy D’Introno-Fitch, Dental Hygiene
  • Amanda DaCosta, Criminal Investigation
  • Amanda Dahl, Veterinary Science Technology
  • Kamie Dana, Management
  • Erica Daniels, Practical Nursing
  • Belinda Darkwah, Nursing
  • Sherry Dasno, Nursing
  • Vanessa Davis, Individual Studies
  • Cassandra Davison, Practical Nursing
  • Emily Dawley, Nursing
  • Avery Day, Management
  • Demeishia Day, Practical Nursing
  • Lucas DeGaetano, Mechanical Engineering Technology
  • Karrigan Deon, Practical Nursing
  • Michelle DePietro, Legal Studies
  • Jackalyn Despaw, Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • Mitchelle Desroses, Nursing
  • Joseph Deveny, Business Administration
  • Kayla Devine, Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • Abbey Diabo, Funeral Services Administration
  • Kristin Diamond, Mechanical Engineering Technology
  • Ashley Diamond, Veterinary Service Administration
  • Meghan Dickson, Legal Studies
  • Theresa DiMartin, Criminal Investigation
  • Kristina Dinardo, Applied Psychology
  • Rebecca DiNardo, Practical Nursing
  • Tammi Dindl, Health Care Management
  • Dillon DiOrio, Health & Fitness Promotion
  • Emily Dishaw, Criminal Justice
  • Kimberly Distasio, Nursing
  • Courtney DiTullio, Nursing
  • Jordan Doctor, Criminal Justice & Individual Studies
  • Cimone Doelger, Criminal Justice
  • Meghan Donnelly, Individual Studies
  • Carol Donner, Nursing
  • Kyle Dora, Sports Management
  • Jordan Dormady, Veterinary Science Technology
  • Timothy Doud, Business Administration and Management
  • Seth Douglas, Business Administration
  • Kayli Downie, Early Childhood
  • Jessica Doyle, Dental Hygiene
  • Luke Ducharme, Veterinary Technology
  • Mc Kayla Duffy, Nursing
  • Joseph Dullea, Mechanical Engineering Technology
  • Brandy Dumas, Nursing
  • Jonathan Dunham, Construction Technology: Management
  • Teresa Dunne, Nursing
  • Derrek DuPont, Criminal Justice
  • Tayla Durant, Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • Joseph Durham, Applied Psychology
  • Brianna Durham, Law Enforcement Leadership
  • Ashley Durham, Applied Psychology
  • Uchechukwu Duru, Physical Therapist Assistant
  • Casey Dwyer, Health Care Management
  • Paul Dyer, Management
  • Reuben Dylewski, Sports Management
  • Danielle Eberhardt, Emergency Management
  • Erika Eddy, Nursing
  • Otis Edwards, Electrical Construction & Maintenance
  • Kyle Edwin, Liberal Arts-General Studies
  • Jordan Eggleston, Liberal Arts-General Studies
  • Krista Eggleston, Veterinary Science Technology
  • Chinaemerem Ekeigwe, Health Care Management
  • Jelani Ellington, Physical Therapist Assistant
  • Chelsea Ellis, Individual Studies
  • Taylor Ellison, Health Care Management
  • Summer Ewing, Veterinary Science Technology
  • Alexis Ezidore, Liberal Arts-General Studies
  • Johanna Falkenham, Physical Therapist Assistant
  • Beth Farley, Individual Studies
  • Anthony Fazio, Automotive Technology
  • Xandra Feisthamel, Individual Studies
  • Adam Felt, Liberal Arts-General Studies
  • Courtney Fenderson, General Technology
  • Amie Ferguson, Dental Hygiene
  • Ninaly Fernandez, Criminal Investigation
  • Angelo Fiacco, Electrical Engineering Technology
  • Garrett Fields, Air Conditioning Engineering Technology
  • Stuart Fierheller, Business Administration
  • Allison Fink, Criminal Justice
  • Megan Finnerty, Individual Studies
  • Jessica Fischer, Mechanical Engineering Technology
  • Wyatt Fisher, Homeland Security
  • Allen Fisher, Nursing
  • Omar Fisiru, Business Administration
  • Heather Fitzgerald, Veterinary Science Technology
  • Brooke Fitzgerald, Law Enforcement Leadership
  • Zackary Flanagan, Air Conditioning Engineering Technology
  • Rhonda Fleming, Criminal Justice
  • Cassandra Foley, Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • Michael Fontana, Emergency Management
  • Paul Ford, Electrical Engineering Technology
  • Allison Ford, Veterinary Science Technology
  • Gian Fountain, Information Technology
  • Kiri Fox, Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • Melissa Francis, Finance
  • Megan Frasier, Criminal Justice
  • Darien Frederick, Funeral Services Administration
  • Kyle Frederick, Law Enforcement Leadership
  • Sade Freeman, Health Care Management
  • Leanne French, Practical Nursing
  • Leslie-Anne French, Veterinary Science Technology
  • Sabrina French, Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • Elizabeth Froats, Nursing
  • Shania Fuller, Individual Studies
  • Cody Fuller, Civil Engineering Technology
  • Rachael Funk, Veterinary Science Technology
  • Samantha Furman, Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • Thomas Galloway, Electrical Construction & Maintenance
  • Stephanie Gammon, Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • Arlene Garcia, Criminal Justice
  • Paula Garcia, Veterinary Science Technology
  • Emily Gardner, Nursing
  • Allicia George, Criminal Investigation
  • Ashley Gessner, Veterinary Technology
  • Natasha Ghize, Individual Studies
  • Paola Gil, Criminal Justice
  • Kelsi Gilbert, Liberal Arts-General Studies
  • Kendra Gilbert, Physical Therapist Assistant
  • Megan Gisel, Management
  • Richard Glasby, Physical Therapist Assistant
  • Sofia Gold, Management
  • Nikol Gonzalez, Criminal Justice
  • Dylan Gonzalez, Criminal Justice
  • Brittany Goodchild, Business Administration
  • Chelsea Goodwin, Veterinary Science Technology
  • Tina Goodwin, Legal Studies
  • Delano Gordon, Liberal Arts-General Studies
  • Janel Gordon, Early Childhood
  • Kyle Gotham, Construction Technology: Management
  • Tapanga Gotham, Criminal Justice
  • Lindsay Gotham, Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • Bailey Grace, Criminal Investigation
  • Georgette Grandison, Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • Mackenzie Granger, Finance
  • Craig Grant, Management
  • Paloma-Ashanti Grate, Liberal Arts-General Studies
  • Torin Gravlin, Electrical Construction & Maintenance
  • Hunter Gray, Heating & Plumbing Service
  • Taylor Gray, Funeral Services Administration
  • Ellen Green, Practical Nursing and Individual Studies
  • Alison Greene, Physical Therapist Assistant
  • Kyli Grevelding, Dental Hygiene
  • Marissa Grey-Schaber, Criminal Justice
  • Jordan Grimsley, Health & Fitness Promotion
  • Aubrey Grudowski, Law Enforcement Leadership
  • Lisnanlly Guaba, Criminal Investigation
  • Cecelia Guerrero, Nursing
  • Geeta Gupta, Management
  • Emily Hall, Practical Nursing
  • Erik Hallin, Graphic and Multimedia Design
  • Jeanine Hamlin, Management
  • Johanna Hanchar, Physical Therapist Assistant
  • Kelsea Hanzel-Burke, Veterinary Technology
  • Autumn Harden, Funeral Services Administration
  • Loretta Harris, Business Administration
  • Daesha Harris, Applied Psychology
  • Thomas Harter, Legal Studies
  • Andrew Harvey, Mechanical Engineering Technology
  • Rebecca Harvey, Veterinary Technology
  • Irene Haverstock, Business Administration
  • Brooklyn Haverstock, Nursing
  • Mary Hazelton, Nursing
  • Vanessa Hebert, Veterinary Service Administration
  • Maya Hector, Veterinary Technology
  • Alyssa Hein, Nursing
  • Aracelis Hernandez, Health Care Management
  • Rony Hernandez, Automotive Technology
  • Jamie Heroux, Health Care Management
  • Tabitha Herrmann, Veterinary Science Technology
  • Emma Heydens, Nursing
  • Tashauna Hinton, Health Care Management
  • Yanna Hiotis, Practical Nursing
  • Mary Holden, Criminal Investigation
  • Adrienne Hollenbeck, Legal Studies
  • Jenna Holmes, Liberal Arts-General Studies
  • Dalton Homer, Criminal Justice
  • Alysa Honeywell, Funeral Services Administration
  • Alex Honyak, Physical Therapist Assistant
  • Geniveve Hopkins-Betters, Business Administration
  • Gregory Horta, Individual Studies
  • Joshua Horton, Criminal Justice
  • Jesse Howe, Nursing
  • Paige Howe, Practical Nursing
  • Tyler Hudson, Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • Trevor Hughes, Sports Management
  • Nicholas Hughes, Homeland Security
  • Ryan Hurlbert, Heating & Plumbing Service
  • Bailey Hurlbut, Criminal Investigation
  • Macy Hutchins, Early Childhood
  • Billy Hyde II, Powersports Performance & Repair
  • Courtney Hyland, Veterinary Science Technology
  • Max Hyppolite Joseph, Law Enforcement Leadership
  • Lexus Iglesias, Sports Management
  • Allyson Ingalls, Information Technology
  • Alyssa Ingargiola, Law Enforcement Leadership
  • Danika Ingram, Criminal Justice
  • Paige Isbell, Sports Management
  • Chelsea Isuma, Health Care Management
  • Andrea Jackson, Legal Studies
  • Vincent Jacobellis, Emergency Management
  • Kiera Jacobs, Liberal Arts-General Studies
  • Benjamin Jacobs, Electrical Engineering Technology
  • Jaminatou Jallow, Liberal Arts-General Studies
  • Da’Shane James, Information Technology
  • Tori James, Early Childhood
  • Tyler Jandreau, Electrical Construction & Maintenance
  • Angelina Jandrew, Nursing
  • Amery Jarrett, Construction Technology: Management
  • Justin Jarvis, Information Technology
  • Tabitha Jaycox, Management
  • Jordan Jeanette, Powersports Performance & Repair
  • Jacqueline Jeffalone-Andrews, Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • Faleshia Jenkins, Health Care Management
  • Samuel Jensen, Construction Technology: Management
  • Mia Jermano, Individual Studies
  • Ana Jimenez, Health & Fitness Promotion
  • Ederly Jimenez Dominguez, Health & Fitness Promotion
  • Chris Jn Baptiste, Finance
  • Theresa Jocko, Health Care Management
  • Emily Johnson, Nursing
  • Isaiah Johnson, Electrical Engineering Technology
  • Gabrielle Johnson, Nursing
  • Wayne Johnson, Health Care Management
  • Brandon Johnston, Business Administration
  • Logan Jones, Management
  • Desmon Jones, Sports Management
  • Rashawn Jones, Sports Management
  • Shannon Jones, Criminal Investigation
  • Alicia Jones, Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • Avery Jones, Dental Hygiene
  • Jacob Jones, Homeland Security
  • Nsundidi Domingos Jorge, Information Technology
  • Fatima Kamara, Early Childhood
  • Zackary Kanaly, Construction Technology: Management
  • Nicole Karabats, Legal Studies
  • Jessilyn Karr, Health Care Management
  • Joseph Kasinge, Individual Studies
  • Michael Kavanagh, Sports Management
  • Trevor Keleher, Criminal Investigation
  • Sabrina Kelleher, Nursing
  • Kristen Kelly, Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • Allison Kendall, Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • Jill Kennedy, Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • Leanne Keogh, Health Care Management
  • Aubrey Kerr, Nursing
  • Chelsea Keyes, Graphic and Multimedia Design
  • Taylor Keyes, Liberal Arts-General Studies
  • Taylor Kiechle, Individual Studies
  • Alexander King, Air Conditioning Maintenance & Repair
  • Chad King, Air Conditioning Maintenance & Repair
  • Kevin Kingsbury, Management
  • Kaileigh Kingsley, Nursing
  • Jessica Kirk, Applied Psychology
  • Andrew Kirsch, Engineering Science
  • Jenna Kiskiel, Criminal Investigation
  • Melissa Klein, Criminal Justice
  • Theresa Knapp, Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • Vili-Jesper Koivula, Business Administration
  • Brooke Krassowski, Information Technology
  • Justin Kuhlman, Health Care Management
  • Kasey Kulczycki, Management
  • Kimberly Kurdziel, Veterinary Technology
  • Crystal Kurpick, Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • Steven LaClair, Electrical Engineering Technology
  • Caprice LaDue, Liberal Arts-General Studies
  • Joseph Laffin, Dental Hygiene
  • Megan LaFlesh, Individual Studies
  • Joseph Lalonde, Criminal Justice
  • Lindsey LaMarche, Veterinary Science Technology
  • Austin Lamay, Sports Management
  • Alex Lambiaso, Criminal Investigation
  • Katie Lamica, Criminal Investigation
  • Rachel Lamora, Veterinary Technology
  • Catherine Lancaster, Business Administration
  • Jean-Philippe Langlois, Management
  • Ekaterina Langlois, Physical Therapist Assistant
  • Austin Lanning, Engineering Science
  • Scott Lantz, Emergency Management
  • Marcus Laramay, Industrial Technology Management
  • Zachary LaShomb, Criminal Justice
  • Alexander LaShomb, Funeral Services Administration
  • Diana Latchman, Individual Studies
  • Kaitlyn Lauzon, Practical Nursing
  • Aaron Lavoie, Electrical Engineering Technology
  • Rajae Lawrence, Automotive Technology
  • Cuc Le, Nursing
  • Darren Leblanc, Civil Engineering Technology
  • Morgan Lecuyer, Business Administration
  • Brody LeCuyer, Criminal Justice
  • Kevin LeGare, Sports Management
  • Hailie Lehman, Law Enforcement Leadership
  • Angela Leroy, Liberal Arts-General Studies
  • Samantha Levitz, Legal Studies
  • Brandon Lewis, General Technology
  • Cameran Lince, Veterinary Science Technology
  • Wes Lincoln, Industrial Technology Management
  • Brad Lincoln, Industrial Technology Management
  • Kayla Lipanovich, Dental Hygiene
  • Kiona Loran, Nursing
  • Amanda Lorenzo, Health Care Management
  • Kyle Lorey, Mechanical Engineering Technology
  • Mackenzie Lovely, Practical Nursing
  • Ariel Lussier, Nursing
  • Elizabeth Lynch, Criminal Investigation
  • Amanda Lyndaker, Nursing
  • Shane MacArthur, Mechanical Engineering Technology
  • Jordan Macaulay, Criminal Justice
  • Chelsey MacKay, Criminal Justice
  • Erica Madura, Practical Nursing
  • Brianna Maguet, Criminal Investigation
  • Laura Maguire, Dental Hygiene
  • Alex Magyar II, Computer Information Systems
  • Mason Maitland, Management
  • Joseph Mangione, Management
  • Olivia Manor, Practical Nursing
  • Sean Marciano, Civil & Environmental Engineering Technology
  • Logan Marolf, Sports Management
  • Michelle Marston, Nursing
  • Galeal Martin, Accounting
  • Ashley Martin, Management
  • Ian Martin, Air Conditioning Maintenance & Repair
  • Reanna Martin, Individual Studies
  • Destiny Mason, Business Administration
  • Skyasia Mathews, Management
  • Logan Mathews, Air Conditioning Maintenance & Repair
  • Christine Matias, Criminal Investigation
  • Wilson Matos-Ramos, Business Administration
  • Kyle Matsumoto, Civil & Environmental Engineering Technology
  • Alyssa Matthews, Information Technology
  • Emilee McAdoo, Business Administration
  • Taylor McAdoo, Accounting
  • Mackenzie McBride, Nursing
  • Matthew McCaffrey, Construction Technology: Management
  • Kimberly McCarthy, Criminal Investigation
  • Christina McCarthy, Nursing
  • Nicole McCarthy, Applied Psychology
  • Ryan McDevitt, Electrical Engineering Technology
  • Jacob McDonald, Construction Technology: Management
  • Tammy McDonald, Practical Nursing
  • Rhea McDonald, Health Care Management
  • Jonathan McElroy, Criminal Investigation
  • Damion McFarlane, Criminal Justice
  • Michael McGinn, Homeland Security
  • Josiah McGrath, Heating & Plumbing Service and Individual Studies
  • Tyasia McKeithan, Criminal Justice
  • Mitchell Mclean, Sports Management
  • Melissa McMaster, Physical Therapist Assistant
  • Aine McMorrow, Early Childhood
  • Nicholas Mcneill, Criminal Justice
  • Allison McPherson, Dental Hygiene
  • Shelby Measheaw, Applied Psychology
  • Meghan Meek, Health Care Management
  • Chelsea Meldrum, Liberal Arts-General Studies
  • Maria Melendez, Applied Psychology
  • Nicholas Mellet, Graphic and Multimedia Design
  • Cristian Mendoza, Finance
  • Jesse Merkley, Management
  • Anthony Merrill, Automotive Technology
  • Cheyenne Merry, Criminal Justice
  • Andrea Messon, Criminal Justice
  • Meagan Metott, Individual Studies and Practical Nursing
  • Jasmine Michitsch, Veterinary Service Administration
  • Brianna Mielnicki, Dental Hygiene
  • Jenna Mierisch, Criminal Investigation
  • Joshua Mileham, Business Administration
  • Whitney Miller, Health Care Management
  • Stefanie Miller, Physical Therapist Assistant
  • Allison Miller, Nursing
  • Danielle Miller, Nursing
  • Logan Miller, Criminal Investigation
  • Desteen Millington, Law Enforcement Leadership
  • Chelsea Mock, Practical Nursing
  • Sheniah Mono, Nursing
  • Anfernie Monsanto, Sports Management
  • JoyAnna Montgomery, Nursing
  • Breanna Moore, Criminal Investigation
  • Angelica Moore, Law Enforcement Leadership
  • Jessica Moore, Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • Yvanne Korine Mopewou, Individual Studies
  • Lindsey Morgan, Physical Therapist Assistant
  • Vincent Moriarty, Individual Studies
  • Andrew Moskal, Individual Studies
  • Natasha Mossow, Business Administration
  • Marieli Mota, Criminal Justice
  • Kathryn Moth, Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • Hannah Mowry, Veterinary Science Technology
  • Luna Mullen, Funeral Services Administration
  • Amanda Murray, Legal Studies
  • Kasey Murray, Early Childhood
  • Jennifer Murray, Early Childhood
  • Devin Murtagh, Business Administration
  • Devin Myers, Electrical Construction & Maintenance
  • Nicole Neadom, Physical Therapist Assistant
  • Matthew Niles, Electrical Construction & Maintenance
  • Shea Norton, Criminal Justice
  • Shaniqua Norville, Legal Studies
  • Shaynah Novak, Veterinary Technology
  • Aimy Nunez, Veterinary Science Technology
  • Zhamal Nurdin kyzy, Health Care Management
  • Katelynn Nutter, Veterinary Technology
  • Tucker O’Brien, Physical Therapist Assistant
  • Conner O’Brien, Criminal Investigation
  • Bernadette O’Connell, Liberal Arts-General Studies
  • Michaela O’Riley, Veterinary Science Technology
  • Jennifer Ofosu, Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • Christopher Oley, Automotive Technology
  • Jessica Oliver, Physical Therapist Assistant
  • Bimenyimana Onesime, Information Technology
  • Ashleigh Ormanian, Liberal Arts-General Studies
  • Courtney Orologio, Health Care Management
  • Candace Ouellette, Applied Psychology
  • Kingsley Owusu, Computer Information Systems
  • Jacob Pagnotta, Automotive Technology
  • Matthew Palmer, Health Care Management
  • Xavier Palombo, Automotive Technology
  • Francesco Palumbo, Sports Management
  • Maurizio Paniconi Pagan, Homeland Security
  • Cody Parah, Construction Technology: Management
  • Tianna Parkes, Applied Psychology
  • Kyle Patterson, Automotive Technology
  • Justin Peebles, General Technology
  • Allison Peer, Veterinary Science Technology
  • Tara Perkins, Finance
  • Jaclyn Pernice, Nursing
  • Taylor Perry, Individual Studies
  • Heather Perry, Law Enforcement Leadership
  • Ryan Perry, Mechanical Engineering Technology
  • Adam Peters, Business Administration
  • Robert Peterson, Veterinary Technology
  • Allison Pharoah, Electrical Engineering Technology
  • Sean Phelan, Physical Therapist Assistant
  • Abby Philbrick, Dental Hygiene
  • Travis Phillips, Sports Management
  • Alexis Phillips, Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • Kayla Phillips, Criminal Justice
  • Allison Phillips, Funeral Services Administration
  • Casey Pickering, Air Conditioning Engineering Technology
  • Nicole Pierce, Dental Hygiene
  • Jonathan Pinckney, Management
  • Leslyann Pinder, Criminal Justice
  • Rianne Pinke, Veterinary Science Technology
  • April Pirie, Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • Joseph Plant, Homeland Security
  • Logan Pond, Electrical Construction & Maintenance
  • Nicole Pond, Dental Hygiene
  • Nastassia Potter, Liberal Arts-General Studies
  • Thomas Pratt, Homeland Security
  • Lauren Premo, Nursing
  • Austin Proper, Graphic and Multimedia Design
  • Keanna Proulx, Dental Hygiene
  • Desiree Pryce, Graphic and Multimedia Design
  • Jimmi Putman, Sports Management
  • Jessica Quashie, Criminal Investigation
  • Jason Quinones, Mechanical Engineering Technology
  • Carol Raines, Early Childhood
  • Tyler Ralph, Civil & Environmental Engineering Technology
  • Aiisha Ramsay, Health Care Management
  • Bailey Ramsdell, Electrical Construction & Maintenance
  • Hunter Ramsdell, Nursing
  • Andrea Raschig, Legal Studies
  • Jamie Reed, Applied Psychology
  • Virginia Reneau, Health Care Management
  • Lindsey Reynolds, Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • Lee Anne Rhynders, Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • Cheryl Richardson, Health Care Management
  • Rashad Richardson, Sports Management
  • Haley Riley, Applied Psychology
  • Chrystian Rincon Gonzalez, Criminal Justice
  • Angela Rios, Veterinary Science Technology
  • Marguerite Ristoff, Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • Ramon Rivera, Criminal Justice
  • Joseph Robert, Criminal Investigation
  • Peyton Robinson, Criminal Justice
  • Laquan Robinson, Information Technology
  • Tyanna Robinson, Practical Nursing
  • Cory Rolince, Criminal Justice
  • Christina Romanoski, Veterinary Technology
  • Xyna Ronquillo, Veterinary Technology
  • Kayla Rosa, Applied Psychology
  • Dylan Rosen, Finance
  • Megan Royce, Business Administration
  • Brittany Ruff, Veterinary Technology
  • Amanda Rumble, Legal Studies
  • Brandon Rush, Management
  • David Russell, Graphic and Multimedia Design
  • Jason Ryder, Funeral Services Administration
  • Inder Saini, Mechanical Engineering Technology
  • Taylor Saltus, Applied Psychology
  • Nathaniel Sanaker, Automotive Technology
  • Cheryl Sanchez, Legal Studies
  • Steven Sands, Business Administration
  • Aimee Sangiorgi, Veterinary Technology
  • Jordyn Santana, Practical Nursing
  • Gabriel Santana, Liberal Arts-General Studies
  • Randy Santos, Veterinary Science Technology
  • Gennevive Sarfoah, Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • Sydney Sargent, Nursing
  • Hanna Sauve, Nursing
  • Jeremy Sauve, Powersports Performance & Repair
  • Shawn Savard, Air Conditioning Maintenance & Repair
  • Renee Scaramuzzino, Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • Travis Schindler, Criminal Investigation
  • Kate Schofield, Health Care Management
  • Samantha Schramp, Civil & Environmental Engineering Technology
  • Ryan Schubert, Criminal Justice
  • Orly Schwartz, Criminal Investigation
  • Grace Schwatz, Dental Hygiene
  • Matthew Scovil, Electrical Construction & Maintenance
  • Kevin Segit, Electrical Engineering Technology
  • Dominique Sermon, Liberal Arts-General Studies
  • John-Hayden Shafer, Automotive Technology
  • Blake Sharlow, Criminal Justice
  • Annie Sharlow, Criminal Investigation
  • Alicia Sharpe, Nursing
  • Chelsea Sharrow, Criminal Justice
  • Emily Shepherd, Individual Studies
  • Joshua Sherman, Applied Psychology
  • John Sherwood, Management
  • Jenea Shoemaker, Sports Management
  • Kelsey Shoen, Individual Studies
  • Allison Shrewsberry, Nursing
  • Kayla Sieburg, Dental Hygiene
  • Alexsandra Silmi, Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • Sheridan Simmons, Business Administration
  • Troy Simmons, Individual Studies and Air Conditioning Maintenance & Repair
  • Willow Simmons-Nackley, Civil & Environmental Engineering Technology
  • Sherry Simon, Nursing
  • Michael Siptrott, Nursing
  • Renae Sitterly, Finance
  • Brianna Slater, Physical Therapist Assistant
  • Alisha Small, Funeral Services Administration and Business Administration
  • Emily Smith, Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • Imani Smith, Funeral Services Administration
  • Marcus Smith, Graphic and Multimedia Design
  • Matthew Smith, Graphic and Multimedia Design
  • Ibu Smith, Individual Studies
  • Rebecca Smith, Criminal Investigation
  • Kevin Smith, Engineering Science
  • Chantel Smith, Individual Studies
  • Whitney Smith, Veterinary Technology
  • Matthew Snodgrass, Nursing
  • Sierra Snow, Applied Psychology
  • James Snyder, Electrical Engineering Technology
  • Lindsey Sorrento, Nursing
  • Kelsey Souza, Practical Nursing
  • Joshua Sova, Industrial Technology Management
  • Julianne Sovie, Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • Hannah Spooner, Early Childhood
  • Shania Sprott, Criminal Investigation
  • Madelyn Staffanson, Veterinary Science Technology
  • Brittany Staltare, Criminal Justice
  • Dana Stapleton, Dental Hygiene
  • Travis Stephenson, Applied Psychology
  • Keanu Sterling, Finance
  • Olivia Stitzer, Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • Wayne Stokes, Liberal Arts-General Studies
  • Jordan Storrs, Mechanical Engineering Technology
  • Kyleigh Storrs, Criminal Justice
  • Elizabeth Stowe, Health Care Management
  • Kurstin Stowell, Early Childhood
  • Sarah Strakosch, Criminal Investigation
  • Tyler Studer, Mechanical Engineering Technology
  • Steven Suarez, Criminal Investigation
  • Christopher Sullivan, Automotive Technology and Electrical Construction & Maintenance
  • Connor Sullivan, Electrical Engineering Technology
  • Brooke Susac, Nursing
  • Jaime Swart, Veterinary Service Administration
  • Aubree Swart, Air Conditioning Maintenance & Repair
  • Paige Sweet, Veterinary Science Technology
  • Chanelle Sylvester, Applied Psychology
  • Kristen Synakowski, Finance
  • Agnes Tafanika, Practical Nursing
  • Lok Ian Tai, Criminal Justice
  • Makenzie Talbot, Veterinary Science Technology
  • Ashley Tanuis, Health & Fitness Promotion
  • Andrew Tapia, Accounting
  • Shane Tarbell, Engineering Science
  • Cameron Tarbell, Business Administration
  • Jon Tayler, Nursing
  • Christopher Taylor, Emergency Management
  • Kayla Taylor, Criminal Justice
  • Amanda Teal, Criminal Investigation
  • Austin Tellez, Criminal Justice
  • Emily Testo, Dental Hygiene
  • Mouhammed Thiam, Business Administration
  • Ramsey Thomas, Nursing
  • Brian Thomas, Electrical Construction & Maintenance
  • Kahlil Thorpe, Sports Management
  • Kaitlyn Tibbetts, Criminal Investigation
  • Cameron Todd, Computer Information Systems
  • Lindsey Toms, Practical Nursing
  • Caitlin Tracy, Nursing
  • Mackenzie Tresidder, Early Childhood
  • Dominic Triano, Computer Information Systems
  • Margret Troiano, Criminal Investigation
  • Allie Troischt, Criminal Justice
  • Vanessa Trotter, Management
  • Michael Tuper, Mechanical Engineering Technology and Alternative and Renewable Energy Systems
  • Shafaq Usman, Business Administration
  • Taylor VanBrocklin, Criminal Justice
  • Karen VanBrocklin, Applied Psychology
  • Breanna VanValkenburgh, Veterinary Technology
  • Michelle Verplanke, Dental Hygiene
  • Sarah Violette, Veterinary Science Technology
  • Joseph Vocino, Applied Psychology
  • Jamie Vogt, Criminal Justice
  • Ryan Vollmer, Mechanical Engineering Technology
  • Michael Volpe, Criminal Justice
  • Brittany Wadsworth, Veterinary Technology
  • Sharon Wager, Individual Studies
  • Morgan Walker, Business Administration
  • Samuel Walker, Electrical Engineering Technology
  • Robert Wallace, Individual Studies
  • Tyberia Wallace, Criminal Justice
  • Ashley Ward, Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • Justin Watson, Information Technology
  • Matthew Waugh, Sports Management
  • Hannah Weaver, Dental Hygiene
  • Amanda Welcome, Nursing
  • Kathleen Werner, Physical Therapist Assistant
  • Dejon Wesh, Criminal Justice
  • Dontae Whitehead, Individual Studies
  • Adriana Whitmarsh, Individual Studies
  • Sonia Whitmarsh, Individual Studies
  • Anthoney Whyte, Law Enforcement Leadership
  • Amanda Wilkinson, Information Technology
  • Julia Wilkinson, Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • Adrian Williams, Sports Management
  • Holly Williams, Early Childhood
  • Amber Williams, Nursing
  • Tara Williams, Funeral Services Administration
  • Madeleine Williams, Dental Hygiene
  • Justine Williamson, Veterinary Science Technology
  • Emily Wilson, Management
  • Frank Wilson, Individual Studies
  • Josiann Wood, Practical Nursing
  • Amanda Woods, Veterinary Technology
  • Kateland Woodside, Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • Marissa Woodworth, Criminal Investigation
  • James Wright, Homeland Security
  • Phillip Wright, Health Care Management
  • Joshua Yelvington, Accounting
  • Abigail Yerico, Legal Studies
  • Cassidy Yetter, Veterinary Science Technology
  • Raechel Yost, Veterinary Science Technology
  • Ashley Young, Applied Psychology
  • Bailie Young, Criminal Justice
  • Chora Young, Business Administration
  • Kyle Yuckel, Veterinary Science Technology
  • Trenton Yule, Industrial Technology Management
  • Brittni Zack, Applied Psychology
  • Rachel Zeitzmann, Applied Psychology
  • Monika Znojkiewicz, Nursing

Pulitzer Prize-Winning Alum to Speak at SUNY Canton Commencement

Wednesday, April 25th, 2018

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

About SUNY Canton

SUNY Canton is Northern New York’s premier college for career-driven bachelor’s degrees, associate degrees and professional certificate programs. The college delivers quality hands-on programs in engineering technology, health, management and public service and recently received number one rankings in library resources, library services and tutoring services in the SUNY Student Opinion Survey. The college’s faculty members are noted for their professional real-world experience in addition to outstanding academic credentials. SUNY Canton OnLine offers hundreds of flexible and convenient courses as well as 13 online degree programs. The college’s 15 athletic teams compete at the NCAA Division III level and are joining the North Atlantic Conference beginning in the 2018-19 academic year.

SUNY Canton Celebrates More than 900 Graduates at 109th Commencement

Saturday, May 13th, 2017

Family, friends, faculty, professional staff and distinguished guests gathered Saturday, May 13, in the Roos House Convocation, Athletic and Recreation Center to congratulate more than 900 graduates on their academic achievements.

“I am extremely proud that you have achieved this major goal in your lives,” said President Zvi Szafran. “I know that as you move forward, you’ll be able to accomplish many great things, as have the many alumni from SUNY Canton who have preceded you.”

SUNY Canton Student Government Association Vice President Fitzroy Saunders addresses his fellow graduates at the college's 109th Commencement Ceremony.

SUNY Canton Student Government Association Vice President Fitzroy Saunders addresses his fellow graduates at the college’s 109th Commencement Ceremony.

The keynote address was delivered by Mohawk Bear Clan Matron Wa’kerakats:te Louise McDonald Herne, who received an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree in recognition of her work to improve the overall health and economic standing of the Haudenosaunee during the past decade.

Herne spoke about her family’s personal connection to the college, and was enthusiastic about strengthening SUNY Canton’s partnership with the Mohawk Nation.

Louise McDonald Herne, receives an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree from SUNY Canton President Zvi Szafran.

Pictured are (L to R) Wa’kerakats:te Louise McDonald Herne, receives an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree from SUNY Canton President Zvi Szafran.

“I am humbled by this honored invitation, and I would like to use this moment to rekindle our relationship upon these indigenous lands,” she said. “I hope to bring home inspiration and renewed dedication to a joint quest for self-determination, justice, freedom and peace in our traditional territories.”

Speaking directly to graduates, she encouraged them to adopt the core Native American values of a unified approach to nature and the quest for balance and equilibrium in their lives. “Above all, love and respect mother earth,” she said.

Fitzroy Saunders, the Student Government Association vice president, offered words of encouragement to his fellow graduates and several students received special recognition, including:

  • Mechanical Engineering Technology major Alex D. Sterling of Champlain, who earned the Outstanding Baccalaureate Graduate Award.
  • Nursing major Claudette Dossou-Kitti of Brooklyn, who earned the Outstanding Associate Graduate Award.
  • Healthcare Management graduate Julian S. Shaw of Jamaica, N.Y., who was chosen to receive the David R. Maynard Student Activities Award.
 Kelly Obermayer greets Morgan L. Johnston, a Finance graduate.

Pictured are (L to R) SUNY Canton Alumni Association President Kelly Obermayer greets Morgan L. Johnston, a Finance graduate from Chase Mills. Obermayer bestowed ceremonial medallions to each graduate as they walked across the stage.

As students collected their diploma, the President of the Alumni Board of Directors Kelly Obermayer, class of 1979, welcomed each graduate into the alumni family by presenting them with a special medallion.

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

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

Nicholas Vasilopoulos of Montreal stands with graduates from the SUNY Canton School of Health, Science and Criminal Justice.

Nicholas Vasilopoulos of Montreal stands with graduates from the SUNY Canton School of Health, Science and Criminal Justice at the college’s 109th Commencement Ceremony. Vasilopoulos is a graduate of the Criminal Investigation program.

 

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 Recognizes 2017 Outstanding Graduates

Saturday, May 13th, 2017

Two students earned the 2017 SUNY Canton Outstanding Graduate title today (Saturday, May 13) SUNY Canton’s 109th Commencement Ceremony.

Alex D. Sterling, a mechanical engineering technology major from Champlain, received the Outstanding Graduate Award at the bachelor’s degree level and Claudette Dossou-Kitti, a nursing major from Brooklyn, received the award for associate degree graduates.

Alex D. Sterling addresses the audience at commencement.

Alex D. Sterling, SUNY Canton’s 2017 Outstanding Graduate at the bachelor’s degree level, addresses the audience at commencement.

Sterling is the President of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Student Chapter at SUNY Canton. The student-run club recently earned second place at the ASCE regional steel bridge competition. The bridge, and the team of students who design and assemble it, are a tremendous point of pride at SUNY Canton.

He has consistently earned President’s List honors for his academic achievement and received a Leaders of Tomorrow award from the Student Affairs Division. He’s a member of the Tau Alpha Phi Engineering Honor Society, the Engineering Club and the Auto Club.

“Alex has the exceptional ability to always come up with a solution or a way to work around a problem to meet an end goal,” said Jessica M. Fischer, one of Sterling’s peers. “He is a role model to other students.”

Sterling completed an internship with Plattco Corporation in Plattsburgh, and he will continue his career with the company after graduation.

Dossou-Kitti is being recognized for high levels of success in two on-campus jobs in addition to her performance in the academically rigorous Nursing program.

President Zvi Szafran, Claudette Dossou-Kitti, and Vice President for Student Affairs Courtney B. Bish

Pictured are (l to r) SUNY Canton President Zvi Szafran, Claudette Dossou-Kitti, and Vice President for Student Affairs Courtney B. Bish. Dossou-Kitti received the 2017 Outstanding Graduate award at the associate degree level.

Faculty and staff members describe her as highly organized and exceptionally mature. She has worked as both a resident assistant and a building manager at Southworth Library Learning Commons. She’s also worked as a student volunteer in the college’s TRiO program.

“Claudette is one of those special students who, as a professor, you never forget,” said Assistant Professor William David Barnes, who teaches Biology. “She leaves an indelible mark on your heart because she is such a wonderful person. She’s tenacious in working to achieve her goals.”

She is the former member of the African Student Union and has received Dean’s List honors for academics. She has linked students with the help available at the college in addition to being a mentor and a tutor to students in the Nursing program.

 

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.

Condoled Bear Clan Matron to Deliver SUNY Canton Commencement Keynote Address

Tuesday, April 18th, 2017

Wa'kerakats:te Louise McDonald HerneA matriarch of the Mohawk Nation will be the keynote speaker at SUNY Canton’s 109th Commencement Ceremony at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, May 13, in the Roos House Convocation, Athletic and Recreation Center.

As a Condoled Bear Clan Matron of the Mohawk Nation Council of Chiefs, Wa’kerakats:te Louise McDonald Herne has worked for more than a decade to continue the historical and traditional strength of the Haudenosaunee through education and empowerment initiatives. During the ceremony, she will receive an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree in recognition of her contributions.

“Like her ancestors who built stable and bountiful communities, Ms. Herne is making the same efforts by developing and cultivating rich opportunities for her people,” said President Zvi Szafran. “We’re honored to celebrate her untiring work to preserve her culture, as well as to improve the overall health and economic standing of the Mohawk Nation.”

One of her most influential societal contributions is her work to revive the Oheró:kon Rites of Passage ceremony, which helps youth make their transition into adulthood. She said renewing the ancient ritual was intended to combat social ills, such as drug abuse and suicide, and reconnect youth with their identity as Indigenous people. She also secured grant funding to expand the rites of passage to other Haudenosaunee communities across Ontario, and as a result, the program earned the 2015 Harvard Kennedy School’s prestigious “Honoring Nations” award for exemplary tribal governance.

She is also a founding member of the Konon:kwe Council, a grassroots organization that develops and advances policies to end domestic violence. Through this work, she has mentored and empowered young women to use their voice and stand in their rightful place of honor within their communities.

Herne visited SUNY Canton in 2015 to discuss ESPN’s documentary “Keepers of the Game,” which chronicles the trials of the Salmon River High School girls’ lacrosse team as they broke down barriers in a sport that Native American culture traditionally reserves for men. She and her daughter, Tsiotenhariio, one of the team members, were central figures in the film. Tsiotenhariio went on to play for SUNY Canton’s women’s lacrosse team during the 2016 season.

In addition to Bear Clan Matron, Herne also serves as Indigenous Knowledge Keeper and Haudenosaunee Knowledge Guardian, helping to preserve traditional culture, traditions and language for future generations. Her professional area of research is the Haudenosaunee women and their influence on early feminism, and in 2016 she was recognized as a Distinguished Scholar in Indigenous Studies by the McMaster Institute for Innovation and Excellence in Teaching and Learning. She is the first Indigenous woman to receive this honor.

“Ms. Herne is ever mindful of the importance to record and recognize the past and balance it with the needs of the future, and most importantly, provide opportunities for our youth,” Szafran added.

Growing up, Herne said there was a lack of emphasis on formal education; however, the concepts she learned from her mother were something that could not be measured in the form of a degree.

“She was an oracle of knowledge who gave me an appreciation for informed ideas and the value of intelligent discussion and argument, with a respect for both sides,” Herne said. “The oratory skill with which she shared our history and culture taught me about the land where our people came from, their ideals and morals, as well as what they held as important.”

She advocates for an education system that allows for individual prosperity and places value on students’ uniqueness and ancestral history.

Herne resides on the St. Regis Mohawk Reservation with her husband, six children and seven grandchildren.

 

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 Graduates Nearly 900 Students at 108th Commencement

Saturday, May 7th, 2016

The SUNY Canton class of 2016 was honored at the college’s 108th Commencement Ceremony held Saturday, May 7, in the Roos House Convocation, Athletic and Recreation Center.

SUNY Canton President Zvi Szafran, Ph.D., congratulated the nearly 900 graduates on their hard work and dedication.

SUNY Canton Interim Dean Kenneth A. Erickson of the School of Science Health and Criminal Justice shakes hands with Steven J. Bueno of Yonkers. Bueno was one of about 900 students who were eligible to graduate this year.

SUNY Canton Interim Dean Kenneth A. Erickson of the School of Science Health and Criminal Justice shakes hands with Steven J. Bueno of Yonkers. Bueno was one of about 900 students who were eligible to graduate this year.

“I am extremely proud of you as you achieve this major goal in your lives,” he said. “I know that as you move forward in life, you’ll be able to accomplish many great things, as have the many alumni from SUNY Canton who have preceded you.”

Alumnus John G. Duken, class of 1981, delivered the keynote speech and talked about the importance of hard work and preparation as they begin their careers.

“Luck is found at the crossroads of preparation and opportunity,” he said.

SUNY Canton Alumnus John G. Duken, class of 1981, delivered the keynote speech at Commencement 2016. Duken is a former top executive with Dick’s Sporting Goods.

SUNY Canton Alumnus John G. Duken, class of 1981, delivered the keynote speech at Commencement 2016. Duken is a former top executive with Dick’s Sporting Goods.

Duken is a former top executive with Dick’s Sporting Goods and helped lead the multi-billion dollar company during a remarkable period of growth from 1999 until his retirement in 2014. He earned his Associate Degree in Accounting at SUNY Canton prior to attending the University of Southern California.

The Student Government Association President and David R. Maynard Student Activities Award winner Khaina Solomon also congratulated her fellow graduates on their achievements and advised them to continue to learn from their accomplishments and mistakes. Solomon is from Brooklyn and earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Management.

SUNY Canton Alumni Association President Kelly Obermayer (class of 1979) gives Sarah M. Ray a special medallion at the college’s Commencement Ceremony. Ray is a graduate of the Veterinary Technology program and the college’s Outstanding Graduate at the Bachelor’s degree level.

SUNY Canton Alumni Association President Kelly Obermayer (class of 1979) gives Sarah M. Ray a special medallion at the college’s Commencement Ceremony. Ray is a graduate of the Veterinary Technology program and the college’s Outstanding Graduate at the Bachelor’s degree level.

Several other students were recognized at the ceremony, including:

  • Veterinary Technology major Sarah M. Ray from New Windsor, who earned the Outstanding Baccalaureate Graduate Award.
  • Criminal Justice major Kaitlyn N. Tibbetts from Farmingville, who earned the Outstanding Associate Graduate Award.

A special medallion was presented to all graduates on behalf of the SUNY Canton Alumni Association.

The top six bachelor’s degrees awarded, in order of popularity, were Management, Nursing, Criminal Investigation, Sports Management, Veterinary Technology.

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

 

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.

Kaitlyn Tibbetts Earns SUNY Canton’s Outstanding Graduate Award

Saturday, May 7th, 2016

TibbettsKaitlyn N. Tibbetts of Farmingville was named SUNY Canton’s Outstanding Graduate for the class of 2016.

Tibbetts is graduating with her Associate Degree in Criminal Justice and has dedicated much of her free time to volunteering on campus and in the community while earning her degree.

Her leadership experience includes positions as vice president of the American Criminal Justice Association, senator for the Criminal Justice Student Association, treasurer of the Residence Hall Association, and secretary of the SUNY Canton Emergency Medical Service (EMS) squad. She is also a volunteer firefighter with Canton Fire and Rescue.

“As one of the founding members of SUNY Canton’s on-campus EMS program, we have relied on Kaitlyn to help get our organization off the ground,” said EMS Advisor Richard J. Mattimore. “She is incredibly mature and has proven to be a great asset.”

She has also volunteered at campus fundraising events, such as the Buddy Walk, the Alzheimer’s Walk, and the Nicole Fleury Run. She has earned both Dean’s List and President’s List honors while fulfilling her work obligations as an assistant in the Athletics Department, a note taker for the Office of Accommodative Services and a Resident Assistant in Kennedy Hall.

Tibbetts plans to continue her studies at SUNY Canton in the four-year Criminal Investigation program.

 

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 Chancellor’s Award Winners Honored at SUNY Canton Commencement

Tuesday, May 3rd, 2016

SUNY Canton will be honoring four faculty and staff members alongside nearly 900 graduates at its 108th Commencement Ceremony.

Commencement will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, May 7, at SUNY Canton’s Roos House Convocation, Athletic and Recreation Center.

Among those receiving special recognition this year are:

  • Michelle CurrierMichelle L. Currier, director of library services, received the Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Professional Service for helping to transform Southworth Library Learning Commons into one of the best libraries in the SUNY System. Among other improvements, Currier has increased the library’s technology offerings by adding iPads, expanding the electronic textbook collection and increasing the number of circulating laptops. She has engaged students through the use of platforms such as Twitter, Facebook, YouTube and SoundCloud. Currier has also met student requests for expanded library hours on weekends and 24-hour availability during midterms and finals. As a result of improved customer service, the library won the prestigious Joseph F. Shubert Excellence Award from the New York State Regents Advisory Council on Libraries, in addition to becoming the highest-ranked library as determined by students in the SUNY-wide student opinion survey.
  • William JonesAssociate Professor William T. Jones, J.D., received the Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Faculty Service. Jones teaches in the Business Administration and Legal Studies programs and is also the chair of the Business Department. He has become one of the college’s top advocates for Native American students. He helped orchestrate the first-ever round table discussion with members of the Six Nations tribes to help envision and guide the creation of a Haudenosaunee University. He is the faculty advisor for the new Native American Student Association and the men’s soccer team. Jones’ educational and professional careers have been built on public service. Prior to joining SUNY Canton, he held faculty positions at SUNY Oswego, was a law enforcement officer with the Sackets Harbor Police Department, was a New York State certified police instructor and a corrections officer.
  • Umesh KumarAssistant Professor Umesh Kumar received the Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Scholarship and Creative Activities for his role as a collaborative scholar. Kumar teaches in the Finance program and recently advocated for and assisted with the design of the college’s Business Learning Center, which employs new technology to help students analyze stock market data in real time. He’s held in high regard for helping students develop a comprehensive understanding of the financial industry. He also led the creation of the Investment Club, which has allowed more than 600 students to gain real-world investing experience. He has won four awards from the Academy of Business Research with collaborator Brian K. Harte, Ph.D. Together, they have presented research related to retirement investing and the financial implications of corporate crime. His work has also been published in a number of peer-reviewed journals, including Climate and Development, the Journal of Future Markets, and the Global Finance Journal.
  • Di ParaProfessor Diane J. Para, Ph.D., received the Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching. In addition to her faculty position, Para is the director of the Sports Management and Health and Fitness Promotion programs. She was nominated by her peers for this award for enriching athletic and academic experience for students during her 27-year career at the college. Prior to her academic career, Para served as the college’s athletic director and helped lead the transition from a two to a four-year athletic program. She was a member of the design team for the college’s Roos House Convocation, Athletic, and Recreation Center and was instrumental in advocating for facility improvements such as a new turf field, baseball field and softball field. She earned the SUNY Canton President’s Meritorious Service Award in 2007.

For more information about SUNY Canton’s Commencement, visit www.canton.edu/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 ten exclusively online bachelor’s degrees. The college’s 15 athletic teams compete as members of the NCAA Division III.

SUNY Canton Alum, Retired Dick’s Sporting Goods Exec John Duken to Deliver Commencement Keynote Address

Monday, May 2nd, 2016

John DukenA former Dick’s Sporting Goods top executive will be the keynote speaker at SUNY Canton’s 108th Commencement Ceremony Saturday, May 7, at 10:30 a.m. in the Roos House Convocation, Athletic and Recreation Center.

John G. Duken, class of 1981, retired from his position as executive vice president of global merchandising for Dick’s Sporting Goods in 2014 after 15 years of service. He helped lead the $6.8 billion Fortune 500 Corporation during a remarkable period of growth. Prior to working for Dick’s, Duken spent several years working in leadership positions for electronic retail chains Circuit City and The Good Guys.

“We are pleased to welcome John back to campus as our keynote speaker this year. His professional success, volunteer endeavors and contributions to SUNY Canton serve as an inspiration to our graduates,” said SUNY Canton President Zvi Szafran.

A native of Plattsburgh, Duken is a graduate of Mount Assumption Institute high school. After receiving an Associate Degree in Accounting from SUNY Canton, he went on to earn a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from the University of Southern California in 1984.

Since his retirement, Duken works as an independent consultant and travels extensively for his duties as a board member of several companies. His community service includes volunteer work for the Catholic Diocese of Pittsburgh.

In 2014 John and his wife, Colleen, established the Duken Family Scholarship, which is awarded annually to a SUNY Canton student from Clinton County who demonstrates a strong interest and passion for business.

“Being able to support other people’s dreams and help them accomplish their goals is what life is all about,” Duken said.

He resides in the Pittsburgh area with his wife and two daughters.

 

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.

More Than 1,150 Students Receive Degrees at SUNY Canton’s 107th Commencement

Saturday, May 9th, 2015

SUNY Canton recognized the accomplishments of approximately 1,150 graduates at the college’s 107th Commencement Ceremony held today, May 9, in the Roos House Convocation, Athletic and Recreation Center.

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Pierre Nzuah, an international student from Cameroon who has lived in Canton for the past four years, sits among his peers at SUNY Canton’s 107th Commencement.

“I am extremely proud of everyone as you achieve this major goal in your lives,” said President Zvi Szafran, Ph.D.  “I know that as you move forward in life, you’ll be able to accomplish many great things, as have the alumni from SUNY Canton who have preceded you.”

This is Szafran’s first commencement as SUNY Canton’s president. He was officially inaugurated April 10.

Among the faculty members recognized at the ceremony was Associate Professor of Mathematics Daniel J. Gagliardi, Ph.D., who received the 2015 Distinguished Faculty award.

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Associate Professor of Mathematics Daniel J. Gagliardi addresses the audience at SUNY Canton’s commencement after receiving the Distinguished Faculty award.

“SUNY Canton is a place where people can make a new life for themselves,” Gagliardi said. “Some people go from a minimum wage job to a meaningful career with the potential for unlimited growth. I’ve seen this happen year after year with every graduating class, and I’m very proud to be a part of the institution that’s making it happen.”

The keynote address was given by retired Congressman William L. “Bill” Owens, who received an honorary Doctorate of Laws degree in recognition of his advocacy for the North Country and his devoted support of SUNY Canton.

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SUNY Canton’s Commencement keynote address was delivered by former U.S. Congressman William L. “Bill” Owens. He was presented an honorary doctorate at the ceremony.

“When I look around the audience today and see the fresh faces of graduates, I think of how you are going to lead us as we go forward,” Owens said. “I want you to focus on the idea that you are going to lead us. Whether if that is leading in your community, whether it is in your job, you need to understand what it means to be a leader.”

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Students prepare to hear their names called at SUNY Canton’s 107th Commencement. More than 1,150 students were recognized on stage for their accomplishments.

A number of students were recognized at the ceremony, including:

  • Electrical Engineering Technology major Christopher A. Dwyer from Chittenango, who earned the Outstanding Associate Graduate award. Dwyer now resides in Ogdensburg.
  • Civil Engineering Technology major Alyssa M. Baker from Boonville, who received the Outstanding Baccalaureate Graduate award.
  • Electrical Engineering Technology major Pierre Nzuah from Cameroon, and Veterinary Science Technology major Danielle St-Denis from Massena, who both earned the Chancellor’s Award for Student Excellence.
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A student celebrates the joyous occasion with a graduation “selfie.”

The top five bachelor’s degrees awarded, in order of popularity, were Legal Studies, Management, Finance, Nursing and Criminal Investigation.

The five most popular associate degrees were Criminal Justice, Nursing, Liberal Arts, Veterinary Science Technology and Individual Studies.