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SUNY Canton College Foundation Secures Midtown Plaza Purchase Option

Wednesday, June 5th, 2019

A joint venture will allow SUNY Canton to move forward with plans to create an Entrepreneurship Center at the former Jubilee grocery store location in downtown Canton.

Roo Riverwoods, LLC, an affiliate of the Canton College Foundation, has secured a purchase option on the vacant midtown plaza properties currently owned by Garry L. Cohen. The agreement allows the foundation to conduct studies to determine if the properties are suitable for development. During the term of the option, Roo Riverwoods has the exclusive right to purchase Mr. Cohen’s properties or to assign them to a third party.

Midway Plaza aerial map view - 19 Miner Street

The facility would house the college’s Small Business Development Center and would include co-working spaces, private offices for rent, state-of-the-art conference facilities and event space. The Entrepreneurship Center would also include a makerspace with 3D printers and other high-tech tools available for public use. 

Project partners are exploring further funding opportunities that will enable the development of a mixed-use development at the site, which will include both commercial spaces and housing units.

“The Canton College Foundation is thrilled to be able to facilitate this project, and the board was solidly in support of this opportunity,” said Anne M. Sibley, SUNY Canton vice president for advancement, who signed the agreement with Cohen last Friday. “The potential benefits for the Canton community and SUNY Canton are tremendous. We look forward to further collaboration with other partners.”

This process was a collaborative effort between the Foundation, SUNY Canton President Zvi Szafran, Village of Canton Mayor Michael Dalton and Town of Canton Supervisor Mary Ann Ashley. Also involved were representatives from Laker Development NY, LLC, which previously worked with St. Lawrence University to purchase one of its Main Street houses and develop the new Walgreens, and its partner, DEW Ventures, LLC.

“This project will bring new economic vitality and entrepreneurial activity to the heart of downtown,” said Szafran. “We all worked hard to make this a winning situation for everyone in Canton. We look forward to working with the developers and their teams to make this vision a reality.”

The redevelopment venture was included as a potential anchor project in the Village of Canton’s application for the $10 million New York State Downtown Revitalization Initiative. If the Village is selected, a portion of the funding may be devoted to the undertaking. Other funding opportunities will also be pursued. 

“This has been a long-term process and a very cooperative effort,” said Dalton. “The collaboration is going to yield great things for Canton. I thank everyone involved for their creative energy and hard work.”

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. 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 18 online degree programs. The college placed first in 14 categories in a SUNY-Wide Student Opinion Survey, most notably in career services, tutoring, library resources, and classroom facilities. The college’s 15 traditional athletic teams compete at the NCAA Division III level as part of the North Atlantic Conference. SUNY Canton also offers varsity esports and cheerleading. 

SUNY Canton Announces 2019 Hall of Fame Inductees

Friday, May 24th, 2019

SUNY Canton has selected seven individuals to be added to the illustrious college-wide Hall of Fame. 

SUNY Canton Hall of Fame Trophy

“With each Hall of Fame induction, we are reminded of the impressive accomplishments of SUNY Canton alumni and friends,” said Vice President for Advancement Anne M. Sibley. “This year we will celebrate alumni who have built substantial businesses, professors who helped start the college’s first four-year program, and an engineer who worked on all of the Apollo space missions.”

The college will honor its 2019 inductees during a dinner celebration to be held at 5 p.m. Friday, June 7, in the Roos House Convocation, Athletic and Recreation Center. The event is part of the college’s annual Alumni Weekend celebration and will be open to the public, but preregistration is required. Contact the Canton College Foundation and Alumni Offices for more information at 315-386-7127 or email alumni@canton.edu

The 2019 Hall of Fame inductees are:

Edward W. Bedell is a 1969 graduate and the president and CEO of COP Construction based in Salt Lake City, Utah. COP is a general contracting company that specializes in bridges, dams and other concrete structures. Bedell serves on the Civil Engineering Technology program’s curriculum advisory board and sponsors SUNY Canton interns at COP. 

Francis A. “Ike” Cook was a 1993 graduate and cofounded the Watertown-based Blue Line Engineering in 2015 with his close friend and 1996 alumnus Jeffrey J. Tubolino. He served on the Canton College Foundation Board of Directors and was a lifelong friend of the college. Cook passed away in Sept. 2018. 

Janet E. Felosky is a 1970 graduate and the president and CEO of Monroe Tractor in central and western New York. She became CEO of the 11-outlet family-run agriculture and construction equipment company in 2013. Monroe Tractor was recently named one of the “Top Workplaces” among small businesses. 

Professor Emeritus David V. Guccione and his colleague, Distinguished Professor Emeritus Theodore E. Marlowe, played a key role in establishing a strong Criminal Justice presence at SUNY Canton. The two professors started the David Sullivan St. Lawrence County Law Enforcement Academy in 1996 and launched the college’s first four-year degree, Criminal Investigation, in 1997. David has continued to teach during his retirement and volunteers with many local organizations.

Camille Howland Mariani was a 1976 graduate who established her career as a journalist and lifelong writer. Mariani was the editor of Canton’s St. Lawrence Plaindealer prior to serving as assistant to the president for public affairs at SUNY Canton. She also wrote the history of the college titled “70 Years of Change.” After she retired, she wrote suspense novels and published 11 books before her passing in 2017.

Distinguished Professor Emeritus Theodore E. Marlowe helped establish SUNY Canton as a leader in the Criminal Justice field. As noted, Marlow and Guccione launched the David Sullivan St. Lawrence County Law Enforcement Academy in 1996 and helped create the college’s first four-year degree, Criminal Investigation, in 1997. After retiring, he established the Criminal Justice Alumni Award to assist students with internship expenses.

Robert M. Mucica is a 1956 graduate who worked on all of the Apollo space missions. After graduating, he went to work for Rocketdyne, a division of North American Aviation, later acquired by Rockwell International and finally by Boeing. He retired as the company’s manager of power systems. He’s been a strong supporter of the Canton College Foundation. 

In addition to inducting the newest members of the Hall of Fame, the college will also celebrate its newest Distinguished Alumni award recipients, Elizabeth B. and Walter J. Haig, who are graduates of the classes of 1988 and 1989, respectively. The couple credit their successful careers to the start they got at SUNY Canton. Elizabeth is a registered nurse who works as a manager with Eddy Visiting Nurse and Rehab Association. Walter is Vice President of Bentley Systems. They have been strong organizers as alumni, maintaining connections among classmates and their fraternity and sorority fellows. Elizabeth is on the Board of Directors of Hannah’s Hope Fund, a charity in Rexford, and Walter serves on the Board of Directors of the Canton College Foundation. They established a scholarship endowment at SUNY Canton to assist students with financial need.

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. 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 18 online degree programs. The college placed first in 14 categories in a SUNY-Wide Student Opinion Survey, most notably in career services, tutoring, library resources, and classroom facilities. The college’s 15 traditional athletic teams compete at the NCAA Division III level as part of the North Atlantic Conference. SUNY Canton also offers varsity esports and cheerleading.

Local Women Share ‘Secrets of Success’ at SBDC Women’s Business Bootcamp

Thursday, April 25th, 2019
SBDC

The Women’s Business Bootcamp, hosted by the SUNY Canton Small Business Development Center (SBDC), will provide an opportunity to hear about the successes of area woman business owners. “Secrets of My Success – and Mistakes I’ve Made Along the Way” will be a panel discussion where woman entrepreneurs will share their experiences. 

The Women’s Business Bootcamp will be held from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 8, at the BOCES Education Services Center, 40 West Main St., Canton. The day will begin with the mini-marketplace where attendees showcase and sell their products and services. A speed networking session will help participants make one-on-one connections and a luncheon buffet will be catered by Big Spoon Kitchen in Potsdam. 

The centerpiece of the day will be the panel discussion featuring: Shelby Connelly of Five Elements Living in Colton; Tracy Charleson of Commercial Press in Canton; Donna Lawrence of Lawrence Manor in Gouverneur; Nicole Ouellette of Anchorspace and Breaking Even, Inc. in Potsdam; and Randi Barreiro of Barreiro Communications in Akwesasne. Each of the panelists will share strategies they have used to grow their businesses as well as some “oops” moments and the lessons they have learned. 

The Women’s Business Bootcamp Luncheon is held semi-annually by the SBDC and is sponsored by SeaComm Federal Credit Union in cooperation with SBDC resource partners and SUNY Canton. The SBDC is funded in part through a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration, administered by the State University of New York. 

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. Mini-Marketplace displays are limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis.

SUNY Canton Small Business Development Center Assistant Director Appointed to North Country Regional Economic Development Council

Friday, April 19th, 2019
Angela Smith stands behind an SBDC promo table.

New York State Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo has appointed Assistant Director of the SUNY Canton Small Business Development Center (SBDC) Angela Smith to the North Country Regional Economic Development Council (NCREDC). 

The NCREDC is one of 10 regional councils established by Gov. Cuomo in 2011 to develop long-term strategic plans for the region’s economic growth. The Councils are public-private partnerships made up of local experts and stakeholders from business, academia, local government, and non-governmental organizations. 

Smith is one of 21 members from Clinton, Essex, Franklin, Hamilton, Jefferson and St. Lawrence counties. 

“I look forward to sharing my small business perspective with council members, but most importantly I look forward to being part of the conversation that drives decisions on how to build strong communities and how to increase sustainable, economic prosperity for our region,” Smith said.

Smith works at the SBDC office at Clinton Community College, which has been operated and managed by SUNY Canton since last October.

She will serve a two-year term and joins SUNY Canton President Zvi Szafran, who was appointed to the council in 2015.

About the Regional Economic Development Councils

The Regional Economic Development Council (REDC) initiative is a key component of Governor Cuomo’s approach to State investment and economic development. In 2011, Governor Cuomo established 10 Regional Councils to develop long-term strategic plans for economic growth for their regions. The Councils are public-private partnerships made up of local experts and stakeholders from business, academia, local government, and non-governmental organizations. The Regional Councils have redefined the way New York invests in jobs and economic growth by putting in place a community-based, bottom up approach and establishing a competitive process for State resources.

After eight rounds of the REDC process, more than $6.1 billion has been awarded to more than 7,300 job creation and community development projects consistent with each region’s strategic plans, projecting to create and retain more than 230,000 jobs. For more information on the Regional Councils, visit www.regionalcouncils.ny.gov.

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 jobs being 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. 

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. 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 18 online degree programs. The college placed first in 14 categories in a SUNY-Wide Student Opinion Survey, most notably in career services, tutoring, library resources, and classroom facilities. The college’s 15 traditional athletic teams compete at the NCAA Division III level as part of the North Atlantic Conference. SUNY Canton also offers varsity esports and cheerleading.

SUNY Canton Offers Clinical Medical Assistant Extended Studies Opportunity

Wednesday, April 17th, 2019
CREST Logo

SUNY Canton is offering a new three-month non-credit program to prepare participants for professional careers in healthcare settings.

The college’s Career Ready Education and Success Training (CREST) Center will host a Clinical Medical Assistant Program, which will be offered beginning May 20. The program includes 140 contact hours and 160 clinical hours. It will run on Monday and Wednesday evenings and alternate Saturdays and is open to any registrant who has or is pursuing a high school diploma or GED. 

Medical assistants perform various clinical tasks including assisting with administrating medications and minor procedures, performing electrocardiograms, obtaining laboratory specimens for testing, educating patients, and other related tasks. Job opportunities are prevalent with physician’s offices, clinics, chiropractor’s offices, hospitals and outpatient treatment facilities. 

Alongside the rapid growth in healthcare-related careers, the need for medical assistants is expected to grow 29 percent through 2026, or much faster than average, according to the U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics. Students who complete this comprehensive course will be prepared to take the National Healthcareer Association Certified Clinical Medical Assistant national certification examination, which enhances employment opportunities. 

In addition to facilitating entry-level clinical medical assistant positions, this course is ideal for students interested in pursuing SUNY Canton’s one, two or four-year Nursing programs, or the exceptionally-popular Healthcare Management program.

There are fees associated with this extended studies opportunity, but there is possible tuition assistance available through the New York State Department of Labor for qualifying applicants. The course costs $2,799 and includes the necessary textbooks. There is also an additional $150 fee for the certification examination. 

For more information, or to register visit http://www.canton.edu/crest/cma.html. To contact the CREST Center, call Director Arthur S. Garno at 315-386-7197 or email garnoa@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. 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 18 online degree programs. The college placed first in 14 categories in a SUNY-Wide Student Opinion Survey, most notably in career services, tutoring, library resources, and classroom facilities. The college’s 15 traditional athletic teams compete at the NCAA Division III level as part of the North Atlantic Conference. SUNY Canton also offers varsity esports and cheerleading. 

Writer and Performance Poet Arthur Flowers to Appear at TAUNY for SUNY Canton Living Writers Series

Wednesday, February 13th, 2019

Arthur FlowersSUNY Canton and Traditional Arts in Upstate New York (TAUNY) will host author and narrative artist Arthur Flowers as part of the college’s Living Writers Series.

Flowers will discuss and perform excerpts from his latest children’s book, “Brer Rabbit Retold,” at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 27 at The TAUNY Center, 53 Main Street in Canton. The event is free and open to the public, and light refreshments will be served.

The Brer Rabbit figure originated in African folklore and was integrated into oral tales by slaves in the American South. In his book, which incorporates audio and video, Flowers re-tells them for children and adults, connecting the spoken and written word in surprising ways.

“Flowers is a modern sage, drawing contemporary wisdom from these timeless folktales. His performances are memorable, suitable for all ages, and not to be missed,” said SUNY Canton Associate Professor Phil K. LaMarche, who created the Living Writers Series. “We welcome the community to join us and celebrate African American History Month.”

As the first Living Writers Series event to be held off campus, LaMarche explained that TAUNY’s performance space was a natural fit for the event.

“We look forward to bringing our students downtown and engaging with the community,” he said.

A native of Memphis, Flowers often utilizes African instruments in his unique style of storytelling. He considers himself a modern-day “griot,” a person who maintains a tradition of oral history, most notably in West Africa.

“We’re so pleased to have the opportunity to co-host this SUNY Canton Living Writers Series event at TAUNY,” said Camilla Ammirati, TAUNY’s Director of Research and Programs. “What a great opportunity for the community not only to enjoy a presentation by such a talented, engaging, and thoughtful artist, but to see how his contemporary interpretation of the Brer Rabbit folk tales brings out the urgent, moving relevance of folklore, and more specifically of these tales and songs rooted in centuries of African-American and African experience.”

Flowers teaches African-American literature at Syracuse University and is the author of the books “I See the Promised Land: A Life of Martin Luther King, Jr.,” “Mojo Rising: Confessions of a 21st Century Conjureman,” “Another Good Loving Blues” and “De Mojo Blues.”

Flowers is a Living Writers Series alum, having previously spoken at the college in 2014.

The Living Writers Series continues next month with another returning speaker, Iain Haley Pollock, who will appear at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, March 21.

 

About TAUNY

TAUNY is the only organization in New York’s North Country dedicated to showcasing the folk culture and living traditions of the region.TAUNY collects, preserves, interprets, and presents the customs and traditions of the North Country. With archives, exhibits, and programs in Canton and throughout the region, TAUNY celebrates the diversity of living traditions inherited from the past, maintained in the present, and passed on to the future.

 

 

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. 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 placed first in 14 categories in a SUNY-Wide Student Opinion Survey, most notably in career services, tutoring, library resources, and classroom facilities. The college’s 15 athletic teams compete at the NCAA Division III level as part of the North Atlantic Conference.

Scholarships and Prizes to be Awarded at SUNY Canton Engineers Week Open House

Wednesday, February 13th, 2019

SUNY Canton aims to inspire students to pursue STEM careers at the fifth annual Engineers Week Open House from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 26 in Nevaldine Hall.

The event, sponsored by Corning Incorporated Foundation, is free and open to kids of all ages and their families. There will be more than 15 hands-on activities that offer a glimpse into the college’s tech-focused programs.

Engineers Week Open House - Student using VR goggles while other students look on.

“We have some really exciting activities and presentations planned, including a virtual reality game experience and an opportunity to watch our “League of Legends” eSports team compete in the new arena,” said Dean of the Canino School of Engineering Technology Michael J. Newtown. “Attendees also won’t want to miss a behind-the-scenes look at one of our newest bachelor degree programs, Mechatronics Technology.”

Guests can also learn about robotics, examine global water issues, meet the college’s award-winning steel bridge team, test out virtual reality equipment and more.

The evening’s main event will be a student competition where teams of two will put their engineering skills to the test to build the fastest racer.

Contestants from the winning team in the 9th to 12th grade category will each receive a $1,200 SUNY Canton scholarship. The second-place team will each win a $500 scholarship, and the third-place team will be awarded $100 SUNY Canton gift cards.

First-, second- and third-place prizes in the 3rd to 8th grade category include Lego “Mindstorms” kits and remote-control cars.

In addition to an Open House, the college will host a career fair from noon to 3 p.m. and an alumni panel discussion from 4 to 5 p.m.

All events are being held to commemorate National Engineers Week, which is dedicated to increasing understanding of, and interest in, engineering and technology careers.

To register or learn more about the competition, visit www.canton.edu/engineers or contact SUNY Canton’s Career Services Office at (315) 386-7119.

 

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. 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 placed first in 14 categories in a SUNY-Wide Student Opinion Survey, most notably in career services, tutoring, library resources, and classroom facilities. The college’s 15 athletic teams compete at the NCAA Division III level as part of the North Atlantic Conference.

SUNY Canton Requests Donations for Online Clothing Fair

Monday, January 14th, 2019

SUNY Canton is accepting gently used professional attire from the community for their annual clothing fair, which, for the second year in a row, will be held online.“The website allows all students—online and on campus—and members of the local community who are in need of business wear to browse clothing at their convenience via the internet,” said Associate Provost and Dean of Academic Support Services Molly A. Mott. “We had an overwhelmingly positive response to the new online format last year, and we expect to fulfill even more orders this year.”

A student packages up professional clothing to send to an online student.

Community members may drop off donations at 49 Main Street in Canton during the following days and times or at the SUNY Canton Ready Center (Monday-Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.):

  • Feb. 9 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • Feb. 23 from 11 a.m. 3 p.m.
  • March 9 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Organizers request that donors use the public parking lot to the right of Hodskin Street and utilize the back entrance. The following items are being requested:

  • Men’s and women’s professional suits
  • Collared shirts
  • Accessories
  • Blouses
  • Skirts
  • Dresses
  • Dress shoes; no sneakers or athletic shoes
  • Professional scrubs
  • Dress pants
  • Blazers and dress jackets
  • Sweaters
  • Ties
  • Scarves
  • Dress socks, nylons and tights in original packaging

The website, sunycantonclothingfair.org, will be available exclusively to SUNY Canton students from April 10-19. Community members will be able to browse clothing from April 20-28. All items are free of charge.

The fair is sponsored by a SUNY Investment Fund grant, which helps support the needs of online learners. For more information, contact the SUNY Canton Career Services Office at (315) 386-7119.

SUNY Canton Starts New Corrections Academy for Summer 2019

Tuesday, January 8th, 2019

SUNY Canton is launching a brand-new corrections academy as part of its full lineup of Criminal Justice-related academic programs.

The college has entered into an agreement with the St. Lawrence County Sheriff’s Office, and the NYS Division of Criminal Justice Services (DCJS) to create the SUNY Canton Corrections Academy, which will both prepare current and future corrections officers for their careers.

SUNY Canton, St. Lawrence County Sheriff's Office badge, and NYS DCJS logo

“We are looking forward to this partnership with SUNY Canton as we endeavor to establish a basic academy that produces the most capable and professional officers entering our facilities,” said St. Lawrence County Sheriff Kevin M. Wells.

It is the second corrections academy linked with a college in New York State, but is the first to expand its traditional academic offerings to encompass this employment field.

“What sets our academy apart is that our students can enroll for college credit,” said Elizabeth A. Brown, Ph.D., a professor in the college’s Criminal Investigation program. “We will offer a four-credit culminating experience course in corrections which will be open to students who want to become corrections officers. Half of the available seats will be reserved for SUNY students.”

A student could enroll in the corrections academy and also potentially enroll in the David Sullivan St. Lawrence County Law Enforcement Academy as part of their SUNY Canton education.  The arrangement could lead to a four-year degree with pre-certifications as both a corrections officer and police officer, Brown said.

Currently, corrections officers attend the basic academy on site at the St. Lawrence County Corrections facility, according to Rodney Votra, programs director and training coordinator for the St. Lawrence County Sheriff’s Office.

“The most important benefit of working with SUNY Canton is that we can now place corrections officers in a professional classroom setting,” Votra said. “Similar to the college’s established law enforcement academy, this new offering will instill the pride, structure and discipline necessary to be successful in the corrections profession.”

The inaugural academy will run from June 3 to July 3, 2019, coinciding with SUNY Canton’s second Summerterm session. The college will also be offering two upper-level online corrections management courses allowing students to earn as many as 10 credits. Cadets can opt to live in Kennedy Hall Suites during the academy.

 

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 15 online degree programs. The college’s 15 athletic teams compete at the NCAA Division III level as part of the North Atlantic Conference. For more information, visit www.canton.edu.

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.