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SUNY Canton to Host Second Annual Luminary Vigil in Canton

Monday, November 5th, 2018

SUNY Canton’s Student Alumni Association is partnering with North Country residents to host the second annual Luminary Vigil in Canton’s Village Park to honor and celebrate the lives of veterans, alumni, faculty, friends and community members who have passed.

The event will be held at 6 p.m. Friday, Nov. 9, at the corner of Main and Park streets. The rain location will be in the Fellowship Hall of the First Presbyterian Church located at 17 Park Street.

Lanterns of light adorn the lobby of SUNY Canton's Roos House Athletic Center.

Lanterns of light adorn the lobby of SUNY Canton’s Roos House Athletic Center in the first Luminary Vigil in 2017.

“This is a great way for the community and the campus to come together and memorialize those we have lost,” said SUNY Canton Vice President for Advancement Anne M. Sibley. “We had more than 60 luminaries during our first event, and we hope to have many more this year.”

She added that the Canton College Foundation will be also dedicating a lantern to each victim of the recent Pittsburgh synagogue shooting.

The event is free and open to the public; however, donations are gratefully accepted and will be used to offset application fees for military veterans who apply to SUNY Canton. Donations of non-perishable food items are also appreciated and will be given to the college’s food pantry.

To submit a loved one’s name to be written on a lantern, send an email to Jordan Walker, SUNY Canton assistant director of individual giving, at walkerj@canton.edu. You can make a gift online visit the Luminary Vigil giving page or by calling (800) 811-6727.

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’s College Council Seeks Distinguished Citizen Nominations

Tuesday, October 30th, 2018

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

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

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

Nominations, which are due on or before Jan. 1, 2019, should be addressed to the Chairman of the College Council, Office of the President, SUNY Canton, 34 Cornell Drive, Canton, NY 13617 or electronically to youngm@canton.edu.

The SUNY Canton College Council will act on the nominations at their spring award meeting. The recipient will be honored at the Faculty and Community Awards Dinner in May, and their name will be prominently displayed on a plaque in the Richard W. Miller Campus Center.

Last year’s recipient of the prestigious award was Paul Mitchell, editor of the St. Lawrence Plaindealer.

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

 

About SUNY Canton

SUNY Canton is Northern New York’s premier college for career-driven bachelor’s degrees, associate degrees and professional certificate programs. The college delivers quality hands-on programs in 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 Assumes Operations of Plattsburgh Small Business Development Center

Monday, October 22nd, 2018

SBDCThe Clinton County Small Business Development Center (SBDC) has relocated to Clinton Community College.

There will be an official ribbon cutting ceremony at 11 a.m. Friday, Oct. 26, in the Ronald B. Stafford Center atrium, followed by tours of the SBDC offices in the Pines Cottage.

The SBDC is now operated and managed by SUNY Canton, who has hosted the St. Lawrence County center for 20 years. Canton’s Dale Rice is the director of both SBDC locations, which will serve the greater Northern New York area.

The new location and partnership will present opportunities for SBDC staff and clients according to Angela Smith, assistant director for the Clinton County branch.

“We are excited about our new joint venture with SUNY Canton and Clinton Community College,” she said. “Both of these institutions have strong commitment to community and workforce development. With our shared vision of community engagement, this is a great fit.”

Clinton Community College President Ray DiPasquale said, “We are honored to be a part of this partnership with SUNY Canton and the SBDC. Having their office as a resource right here on our campus helps expand our position as a hub for economic development in the community and provide future opportunities for our students.”

SUNY Canton President Zvi Szafran said, “The unification of the centers in St. Lawrence and Clinton Counties provides more opportunity for expanded entrepreneurship. It will also increase opportunities to showcase existing small businesses across the North Country region and allow for market expansion.”

About the SBDC

The New York SBDC, with its network of 22 regional centers provides professional business advisement, education, network resources and advocates for small business and entrepreneurs. As a funded organization through the U.S. Small Business Administration, the State of New York and host campuses, SBDC counseling services are provided at no-cost to clients and are confidential.Since inception in 1984, the SBDC in Plattsburgh has worked directly with 8,567 businesses, helping them to invest $102,374,027 in the area’s economy, resulting in 3,231 jobsbeing created or saved.The SUNY Canton SBDC was established in 1998 and has worked with 3,694 businesses, helping to invest $103,390,707 and creating or saving 2,156 jobs.  For more information, visit us online at www.nysbdc.org.

About Clinton Community College

Clinton Community College is a member of the State University of New York system and home of the Institute for Advanced Manufacturing. Clinton offers 23 associate degree programs, six certificates, transfer pathways and advisement options, multiple non-credit professional credentials, and many flexible learning options including online and evening courses. As part of the SUNY system, Clinton credits transfer seamlessly. For more information, visit us online at www.clinton.edu.

About SUNY Canton

SUNY Canton is Northern New York’s premier college for career-driven bachelor’s degrees, associate degrees and professional certificate programs. The college delivers quality hands-on programs in 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.

Area Agencies Participate in SUNY Canton Health Fair, Oct. 23

Friday, October 19th, 2018

SUNY Canton aims to make it easier to learn about the many health-related resources available in the North Country.
SUNY Canton

The college will be hosting about 30 organizations to participate in its fall Health Fair, scheduled for 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 23, in the Richard W. Miller Campus Center’s Woodcock Conference suites. The event is free and open to the public and is offered through the college’s Davis Health Center.

Health screenings at the fair include body mass index, blood pressure and diabetes risk assessment. Clara Fargo, a licensed massage therapist, will offer mini massage sessions. Guests can register at 10 a.m. with appointments available from 12:30 to 2 p.m.

Other participants include:

  • ACR Health
  • Alzheimer’s Association of Central New York
  • Canton Potsdam Hospital
  • Child Advocacy Center of Northern New York
  • Claxton-Hepburn Medical Center
  • Community Health Center of the North Country
  • GardenShare
  • Healthy Way
  • Hospice and Palliative Care
  • Kinney’s Drugs
  • LEVEL
  • North Country Prenatal/Perinatal Council
  • North Country Prevention Council
  • Reachout of St. Lawrence County
  • Renewal House
  • Seaway Parkinson’s Coalition
  • Joe’s Addiction Treatment Recovery Centers
  • Lawrence County Traffic Safety Program
  • State Hearing & Audiology
  • Lawrence County Community Services
  • Lawrence County Public Health Programming
  • United Helpers
  • Watertown Vet Center

The SUNY Canton Health and Fitness Promotion program, the college’s EMS program, the College Association, Inc., and the Student Nursing Association will also be joining the event. Representatives from the college’s Green Dot violence prevention program will also be on-hand to promote its bystander intervention strategies.

SUNY Canton University Police Holds Community Active Shooter Training, Oct. 16

Monday, October 15th, 2018

SUNY CantonSUNY Canton will be offering Civilian Response to Active Shooter Events (CRASE) training to the extended campus community at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 16, in the college’s Kingston Theater. The event is free and open to the public.

Instruction will be led by University Police Chief Alan P. Mulkin, who has spearheaded preparedness training on campus. Mulkin emphasizes the tactics avoid, deny and defend during the engaging 2-hour presentation.

“Many active shooter events are over before law enforcement arrives,” Mulkin said. “Civilians must be prepared to take immediate action. We provide effective preplanned response options that can help save lives.”

Mulkin is the former Village of Canton police chief and became a certified CRASE trainer shortly after he transitioned into his role in higher education. He’s previously offered the training for faculty, staff and students on campus and opened it to the public after hearing significant interest from community members.

 

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 to Host ‘Trunk or Treat’ Event

Tuesday, October 9th, 2018

The SUNY Canton Early Childhood Studies program will be hosting a “Trunk or Treat” event from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 26, in the campus’ French Hall parking lot (Lot 8).

“A ‘trunk or treat’ is similar to the traditional trick or treat that takes place on Halloween,” explained Maureen P. Maiocco, Ed.D., Early Childhood AS and BBA program coordinator. “Children wear costumes and collect candy and prizes in one safe location, as they visit vehicles decorated by SUNY Canton faculty, staff and students. It is a fun way to celebrate.”

Trunk or Treat - three car trunks open with goodies.

The event is free, and families of children aged 2-10 are welcome (parking is available in Lot 6). Rain location will be in the Convocation, Athletic and Recreation Center’s field house.

SBDC Women’s Business Bootcamp Focuses on Management, Leadership and Delegation

Friday, October 5th, 2018

SBDCThe SUNY Canton Small Business Development Center (SBDC) will offer leadership solutions and managerial strategies for area entrepreneurs at their Women’s Business Bootcamp.

“If you’re a business owner, you have likely struggled with finding the help you need to keep your business running smoothly,” said SBDC Director Dale A. Rice. “Whether you have employees, work with family members or enlist interns, honing your leadership skills can help assure that you’re getting the best value from your work and from those who work with you.”

The Bootcamp will be held from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 22, at the BOCES Education Services Center, 40 West Main St., Canton. Abrahm DiMarco, of DiMarco Consulting Group, will be the keynote speaker presenting “Balancing Management and Leadership: How to Delegate Effectively.”

“Due to intense competition for the best workers, small business owners often have to grow their own employees,” DiMarco explained. “Although these owners have excellent management and production skills, they now find themselves in leadership situations for which they are not prepared.”

To help with that struggle, DiMarco will explore the difference between leadership and management and why entrepreneurs have to find a balance. Attendees will be able to practice techniques for developing employees by giving intent and delegating responsibility.

The Women’s Business Bootcamp Luncheon is held semi-annually by the SUNY Canton SBDC. The event features a speed networking session where participants make one-on-one connections and a Mini Marketplace where attendees showcase and sell their products or services. The luncheon is sponsored by OneGroup and Community Bank in cooperation with SBDC resource partners SUNY Canton and the U.S. Small Business Administration. The SBDC is funded in part through a cooperative agreement with the U.S. SBA, administered by the State University of New York. SBDC programs are nondiscriminatory and available to individuals with disabilities.

Cost is $35 per person and pre-registration is required. To register, contact the SUNY Canton SBDC at (315) 386-7312 or sbdc@canton.edu.

About the SBDC

The SUNY Canton SBDC offers free direct counseling and a wide range of management and technical assistance services. Small business advisors help start-up companies develop business plans, assist existing businesses prepare to expand or offer industry specific resources. Business planning services are provided free of charge. It is one of 1,000 Small Business Development Centers to provide no-cost business consulting and training to more than a million existing and startup small businesses each year, creating and retaining 156,000 jobs.

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 Hosts 116th District Assembly Debate

Friday, October 5th, 2018

Candidates running for the 116thDistrict seat in the New York State Assembly will be participating in a debate at SUNY Canton.

Incumbent Addie Jenne (D-Theresa) and challenger Mark Walczyk (R-Watertown) have agreed to discuss their platforms and answer questions to help voters make informed decisions for the Nov. 6 general elections.

Jenne and Walczyk

Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. and the debate is scheduled to start at 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 8 in the college’s Kingston Theater. The event is free and open to the public. Media members are asked to RSVP by emailing pr@canton.eduto help plan for audio and visual needs.

A panel of area journalists will be moderating the debate. Members of the audience will have the opportunity to submit written questions for each candidate.

For more information, please contact Executive Director for University Relations Lenore VanderZee by email, vanderzeel@canton.eduor call 315-386-7109.

SUNY Canton to Celebrate Constitution Day Sept. 17

Monday, September 10th, 2018

SUNY Canton will commemorate Constitution Day Monday, Sept. 17, with a discussion about the U.S. Supreme Court and a voter registration drive.

Dean of the School of Business and Liberal Arts Philip T. Neisser and Professor Jondavid S. DeLong, who teaches in the Legal Studies program, will lead a conversation about “The Supreme Court in Principle and Practice” at 4 p.m. in the Richard W. Miller Campus Center’s Woodcock Conference Suites. The event is free and open to the public.

Constitution Day 2017

“Professor DeLong and I will explain how the rule of law undergirds the U.S. Constitution, and the role the Supreme Court needs to play to make the rule of law into reality,” said Neisser.

The college will also hold a voter registration drive from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Southworth Library Learning Commons, the Halford Lobby in MacArthur Hall and the Miller Campus Center.

“We are continuing our longstanding practice of honoring Constitution Day by giving students the opportunity to learn about our democracy and encouraging them to become engaged citizens,” said SUNY Canton President Zvi Szafran.

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.

Commercial Trucking Career Fair at SUNY Canton, Sept. 12

Wednesday, September 5th, 2018

CREST LogoSUNY Canton is seeking community members who are interested in earning a commercial driver’s license and are looking to start a driving career.

The Career Ready Education and Success Training (CREST) Center will be holding a career fair from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 12, in Halford Hall. The event will allow participants to register for upcoming training and learn about available job opportunities.

“There is a high need for drivers locally and nationwide,” said Arthur S. Garno, CREST Center Director. “We will be putting together a local certificate training program which will be offered at SUNY Canton to help train individuals for this stable, well-paying career.”

Garno said the career fair will help the college gauge interest and develop the curriculum, which is slated to begin later this fall.

Career Fair partners include the New York State Department of Labor, St. Lawrence County Economic Development Advisory Board Small Business Working Group, One Stop Shop in Canton, the St. Lawrence County Industrial Development Authority, Workforce Development Institute, St. Lawrence – Lewis BOCES and several trucking firms.

For more information, contact the SUNY Canton CREST Center by phone, 315-386-7197, or email crest@canton.edu.

 

About SUNY Canton

SUNY Canton is Northern New York’s premier college for career-driven bachelor’s degrees, associate degrees and professional certificate programs. The college delivers quality hands-on programs in engineering technology, health, management and public service and recently received number one rankings in library resources, library services and tutoring services in the SUNY Student Opinion Survey. The college’s faculty members are noted for their professional real-world experience in addition to outstanding academic credentials. SUNY Canton OnLine offers hundreds of flexible and convenient courses as well as 15 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. For more information, visit www.canton.edu.