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SUNY Canton Professor Helps Present Award-Winning Economic Research

Friday, November 3rd, 2017

Charles FennerMentorship can help create continual economic growth in impoverished communities.

A SUNY Canton professor looks at mentoring young entrepreneurs to help stimulate the economy in Haiti and other countries facing economic difficulties.

Charles R. Fenner, Ph.D., who is the curriculum coordinator for the Management program, presented research titled “A Phenomenological Examination of Nongovernmental Organizations in Mentoring Entrepreneurship in Haiti,” with Pierreline Mwanza, Ph.D., of Northcentral University in San Diego. Their research was selected as best paper by the Academy of Business Research at a fall conference in Atlantic City, N.J.

Mwanza“Mentors can teach young entrepreneurs strategies to sharpen their analytic and problem-solving skills,” Fenner said. “Whether it’s in Haiti or right here in the North Country, mentorship is always beneficial to the success of a business venture.”

Haiti has been struggling to promote economic development for over 30 years, according to the research. Nongovernmental organizations have been commissioned to help the situation, but those organizations do not yet widely mentor future business owners. Mwanza spoke with employees from those organizations to see how they could overcome the barriers to business ownership and looked at ways that the nation can make lasting economic improvements.

“The ten participants of the study view mentoring entrepreneurship as a major component in an ongoing plan to achieve economic stability,” Mwanza said. “Leaders at the educational level should implement networking to help every novice entrepreneur grow professionally and create an enriching relationship.”

By introducing a mentorship scenario, young business owners can successfully use their previous knowledge and education to create a lasting enterprise. New entrepreneurs who receive the influential support from their mentors to build their self-confidence, increase their motivation level and create insight can then pass what they’ve learned on to others in the future.

Fenner has previously presented for the Academy of Business Research with SUNY Canton alumnus and Adjunct Instructor Douglas G. Zeif, who runs a multimillion-dollar hospitality consulting firm. Fenner also received a past award for his research analyzing college administration and leadership types.

SUNY Canton’s Management program integrates many of the same concepts relayed in the presentation. Fenner has mentored students who wish to start their own business after college. The popular bachelor’s degree program recently earned the college a 2018 Most Affordable Online Colleges ranking from SR Education Group.

About SUNY Canton

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

Art Display to Light Up Grasse River

Friday, September 29th, 2017

The public is invited to attend a temporary art event that merges nature and technology on the Grasse River adjacent to the SUNY Canton campus.

The concept, according to artist and SUNY Canton Associate Professor Matthew J. Burnett, is to bring together the campus and surrounding community to watch the launch of 100 LED lighted miniature vessels on the river at approximately 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 29. The display, titled “Convergence,” will cap off the Associated Colleges of the St. Lawrence Valley’s Sustainability Day, held at SUNY Canton.

Sustainability Day

“Seeing so much polarity and division in contemporary society, not solely in environmental issues, but more specifically the politics of sustainability, national politics, social class, etc., I conceived this event as a means for people to come together,” Burnett said. “By holding it at the conclusion of the second annual Sustainability Day, I want to celebrate the continuing efforts and hard work of those participating in the furthering of sustainable culture.”

Burnett asks that observers gather at the pedestrian footbridge that connects the campus to the Grasse River island. The vessels are designed and fabricated by the artist and contain LED lights powered by an arduino processor, similar to the technology used in drones and remote control electronics. After the launch, they will be collected downstream.

“We’ve been culturally conditioned to separate “nature” from “technology,” but in a way of thinking, nature is the best example of technology,” Burnett added. “Any biological process that we observe represents 3.8 billion years of R&D.”

Burnett teaches in SUNY Canton’s Graphic and Multimedia Design program and has previously created several environmental installations in Germany, New York, Maine and Nova Scotia.

The event is sponsored by the Associated Colleges, SUNY Canton’s Offices of the President and Provost, Clarkson University’s Office of Student Life and Engagement, and the University of Munich Applied Sciences.

 

About SUNY Canton

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

Dr. Tony Beane Receives SUNY Canton’s Distinguished Faculty Award

Wednesday, May 3rd, 2017

The SUNY Canton College Council has selected a professor who teaches in the Veterinary Science Technology program as the recipient of a prestigious award.

Dr. Tony Beane was presented with the 2017 Distinguished Faculty Award at the college’s Pauline A. Graveline Honors Convocation Ceremony April 26.

During his 18-year career at SUNY Canton, he has built a reputation as an engaging and caring educator. Students say his passion for animal care and emphasis on intellectual development inspires them to reach their full potential.

Anthony Beane

“Dr. Beane is devoted to creating a learning community that fosters the academic, social and professional growth of our students,” said Associate Provost and Dean of Academic Support Services and Instructional Technologies Molly A. Mott, Ph.D.

Upon accepting his award, Beane thanked the students, faculty and administrators who wrote letters of support for his nomination, and he congratulated those who were being recognized at the ceremony.

“I hope that I, along with your other teachers, advisors and mentors, have been able to prepare you for your futures,” he told the audience.

In addition to his teaching responsibilities, he is an active member of the campus community, serving on the Canton College Foundation Board of Directors and the Faculty Affairs Committee. His most visible contribution to the college is a beautification project in which he personally selected, planted and maintains a variety of tree and plant species across the campus landscape.

“Not only do Dr. Beane’s activities show his commitment to the school and the community, but they also serve to make him a tremendous role model to the students,” said Veterinary Science Technology Department Chair Dr. Mary O’Horo Loomis.

He is currently the attending veterinarian on the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committees for St. Lawrence and Clarkson Universities and has served as the Vice President of the Potsdam Humane Society Board of Directors. Beane is also the Secretary-Treasurer for the Northern New York Veterinary Medical Society.

He received a Bachelor of Arts in Biology from SUNY Potsdam in 1984 and a Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine from Cornell University in 1988.

 

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 Faculty Member Wins Prestigous Media Arts Award

Wednesday, February 15th, 2017

Kamal TurnerKamal A. Turner, an instructional support assistant and adjunct faculty member who teaches in SUNY Canton’s Graphic and Multimedia Design Program, has received a scriptwriting award from the Broadcast Education Association (BEA).

Turner submitted his short-film script titled “One Awkward Ride” to BEA’s annual Festival Of Media Arts competition, which recognizes faculty and student creative excellence. The contest is open to all BEA members, and categories range from sports and news broadcasting to documentary video production. More than 175 colleges and universities submitted entries this year.

Turner’s script earned a Best of Competition award in the short subject/TV half-hour category. The story’s main characters are students who, through a series of misfortunate events, are forced into uncomfortable situations.

“The story is very loosely based on my experiences in college,” Turner said. “We’ve all been in socially awkward situations, and I wanted this script to explore that.”

Turner has written scripts in the past, and he previously acted in and served as an assistant director for the movie “Dissection of an Olive,” which was written and directed by SUNY Canton Adjunct Instructor Summer Dorr. Most recently, he served as a production assistant for the television show pilot episode for “ZBURG,” which was co-created by TV and film actor Mark Valley and Ethan Henry.

The BEA awards are presented during their annual convention in April. View a list of all this year’s BEA award winners.

 

About BEA 

The Broadcast Education Association (BEA) is the premiere international academic media organization, driving insights, excellence in media production, and career advancement for educators, students, and professionals. There are currently more than 2,500 individual and institutional members worldwide. Membership is free for college students. Visit www.beaweb.org for more information.

 

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 as members of the NCAA Division III.

SUNY Canton Associate Professor Identifies Barriers, Opportunities for ‘Generation 1.5’ College Students

Tuesday, January 17th, 2017

Eunjyu YuA SUNY Canton faculty member’s research examines the strategies employed by a non-native-English-speaking college student to become a successful multilingual writer in a college composition class.

Eunjyu Yu, Ph.D., who teaches in the School of Business and Liberal Arts, authored a research paper titled “Crossing Borders: Generation 1.5’s Journey from Alien to Master” for the journal “Research and Teaching in Developmental Education.” The term “generation 1.5” refers to those who immigrate to the U.S. as children and adolescents.

In her paper, she presents a case study of a 19-year-old Chinese-American student and his experiences in a college composition class.

“Due to the strong influence of their mother tongue on their second language acquisition, generation 1.5 often struggle to create a social and academic presence in a mainstream college composition classroom,” Yu explained. “However, the success story of this student provides a blueprint for struggling ESL students and higher education institutions.”

The case study details strategies employed by the student to successfully construct his academic and social presence in college, such as utilizing translation applications and consulting with his English-speaking classmates.

“My findings support the value in fostering a culturally-inclusive environment, promoting the importance of linguistic and cultural diversity, and sustaining solid ESL support services to help these students be successful,” she said. “It can also help higher education institutions more effectively serve the growing college ESL population.”

The journal “Research and Teaching in Developmental Education” is sponsored by the New York College Learning Skills Association.

 

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 11 exclusively online bachelor’s degrees. The college’s 15 athletic teams compete as members of the NCAA Division III.

SUNY Canton Celebrates Promotions in the Canino School of Engineering Technology

Wednesday, December 21st, 2016

SUNY Canton President Zvi Szafran recently recognized promotions and new appointments in the Canino School of Engineering Technology.

Among those recognized was Michael J. Newtown, who was recently hired as the school’s dean after serving the college in an interim capacity for the same position. Previously, he was an associate professor who helped create the college’s Alternative and Renewable Energy program. He has conducted grant-funded research into pellet combustion in collaboration with the Cornell Cooperative Extension and Clarkson University. Newtown was recognized for his outstanding service to the college with the President’s Meritorious Service Award in 2009.

Provost Doug Scheidt, Dean Michael Newtown, and President Zvi Szafran

Newtown is currently working on his Doctorate in Fluids Mechanics and Heat Transfer at Clarkson University. He previously earned his Master of Science in Engineering and Global Operation Management from Clarkson, his Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering Technology from Rochester Institute of Technology and his Associate Degree in Mechanical Engineering Technology from SUNY Canton.

Additionally, Daniel J. Gagliardi was promoted to professor, which is the highest position available for teaching professionals at the college. He was instrumental in creating the college’s mathematics minor and developed several new courses within the program. He has published numerous research articles and routinely guest lectures at mathematics conferences. He received the college’s Distinguished Faculty award in 2015.

Dan Gagliardi teaches a class.

Gagliardi earned his Doctorate in Mathematics from North Carolina State University, his Master of Science in Mathematics from New Mexico State University and his Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics from SUNY Purchase.

Promotions from the college’s School of Business and Liberal Arts and the School of Science Health and Criminal Justice will be announced at a later date.

 

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 11 exclusively online bachelor’s degrees. The college’s 15 athletic teams compete as members of the NCAA Division III.

SUNY Canton Faculty Member Wins AAUW Research Award

Monday, December 5th, 2016

Emily Hamilton-HoneyA SUNY Canton assistant professor recently won the St. Lawrence County Chapter of the American Association of University Women’s (AAUW) Research Award for her in-depth study of young women’s serial novels.

Emily Hamilton-Honey, Ph.D., who teaches English at the college, received her citation from the St. Lawrence County Branch of AAUW at a fall membership meeting.

“AAUW is a wonderful organization that advocates tirelessly forfemale faculty and professionals all over the country,” Hamilton-Honey said. “Our local St. Lawrence County branch does a tremendous amount to encourage education and leadership among women and girls in our community. It made me very happy that they felt my work was worthy of recognition.”

 

The Assistant Professor serves as the college’s gender studies curriculum coordinator. She is the author of the book in progress titled “Girls to the Rescue: Mixed Messages From American Girls’ Series Fiction in World War I.” Her research is based on books including The Red Cross Girls, The Khaki Girls and the Ruth Fielding novels. The book is slated to be published next year.

hamilton-honey

Last year, she received the Dr. Nuala McGann Drescher Affirmative Action/Diversity Leave Program award through United University Professions, the union representing faculty and professional staff at the college.

Hamilton-Honey recently had an article accepted for the December publication in the Journal of American Culture based on Louisa May Alcott’s first novel. She is also on the steering committee for the Associated Colleges’ Gender and Sexuality Studies Conference, which will be held Feb. 10-11, 2018, at SUNY Potsdam.

 

About AAUW

Founded in 1881, the American Association of University Women promotes equity and education for women and girls. The organization has 170,000 members, 1,000 local branches and partners with 800 colleges and universities. The St. Lawrence County Chapter of AAUW sponsors an annual scholarship at SUNY Canton.

 

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 11 exclusively online bachelor’s degrees. The college’s 15 athletic teams compete as members of the NCAA Division III.

SUNY Canton Lecturer Makes a Case for Better Customer Service

Friday, September 30th, 2016

Christina LesykCustomer service is the key factor that will make or break businesses in the hospitality industry.

Christina Lesyk, a lecturer in the SUNY Canton School of Business and Liberal Arts, has co-authored “Where Did Our Server Go? A Case of Service Failure in a College Hotel Restaurant,” to be published in the Journal of Hospitality and Tourism Cases.

“The article is meant to present professional dilemmas, innovative ideas, best practices, and lessons learned from a hospitality and tourism standpoint,” Lesyk said. “The organizations most renowned for exemplary customer service plan for service failure and recovery. In hospitality, service is the product and today’s travelers are more experienced and demanding than ever.”

Lesyk is first author of the case study and collaborated with Eric A. Brown, Ph.D., her doctoral advisor at Iowa State University. Lesyk anticipates completing her Ph.D. in Hospitality Management in 2017.

The Journal of Hospitality and Tourism Cases is published by the International Council on Hotel, Restaurant, and Institutional Education.

Over the summer, Lesyk also developed and taught a series of Frontline Hospitality Promotion workshops to increase regional tourism and repeat visitation.

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 Announces Newest Faculty Hires

Friday, September 30th, 2016

SUNY Canton welcomes more than a dozen new faculty members for the fall 2016 semester.

SUNY Canton’s newest faculty members at an orientation workshop. Pictured are (L to R) in the back row: Michelle Currier, lecturer, Criminal Justice; Kebbyn Giffin, adjunct instructor, Heating and Plumbing Service; Prabhjot Singh, adjunct instructor, Science; William A. Myers, assistant professor, Business Administration; Charles M. Russo, lecturer, Criminal Justice; and Martin J. Wimmer, adjunct instructor, humanities. In the front row are: Marcy L. Blackmer, instructor, Nursing; Ann E. Petroccione, instructor, Nursing; Summer Dorr, adjunct instructor, humanities; Holly A. Young, instructor, Nursing; Jenna R. Stutzman, lecturer, Nursing; Cynthia A. Eyler, adjunct instructor, Legal Studies; Ran Li, Assistant Professor, Accounting.

SUNY Canton’s newest faculty members at an orientation workshop. Pictured are (L to R) in the back row: Michelle Currier, lecturer, Criminal Justice; Kebbyn Giffin, adjunct instructor, Heating and Plumbing Service; Prabhjot Singh, adjunct instructor, Science; William A. Myers, assistant professor, Business Administration; Charles M. Russo, lecturer, Criminal Justice; and Martin J. Wimmer, adjunct instructor, humanities. In the front row are: Marcy L. Blackmer, instructor, Nursing; Ann E. Petroccione, instructor, Nursing; Summer Dorr, adjunct instructor, humanities; Holly A. Young, instructor, Nursing; Jenna R. Stutzman, lecturer, Nursing; Cynthia A. Eyler, adjunct instructor, Legal Studies; Ran Li, Assistant Professor, Accounting.

The college’s most recent appointments include:

  • Marcy L. Blackmer of Cranberry Lake was hired as an instructor in the Nursing Department.
  • David Button of Canton was appointed as a lecturer in the Business Department. Button previously served as an adjunct instructor at the college.
  • Michelle Currier of Massena was appointed as a lecturer in the Criminal Justice Department. Currier was formerly the director of library services at the college.
  • Jennie H. Flanagan of Hermon was appointed as a lecturer in the Business Department. Flanagan previously served as an adjunct instructor for the college’s Health Services Management program.
  • Christina Lesyk of Norwood was appointed as a lecturer in the Social Sciences Department, which includes the popular Applied Psychology program. Lesyk has been an adjunct instructor and has helped create courses related to hospitality.
  • Ran Li of Potsdam joins the college as an assistant professor and will be teaching in the Accounting program.
  • William A. Myers, Ph.D., of Marion was hired as an assistant professor and will be teaching in the Business Department.
  • Ann E. Petroccione of Canton was hired as an instructor for the college’s Nursing program.
  • Kibria K. Roman of Urbana, Ill., was hired as an instructor in the Alternative and Renewable Energy Systems program.
  • Charles M. Russo of Stafford, Va., was hired as an instructor in the Criminal Justice program. Russo previously worked for the FBI.
  • Shuting Wang of Potsdam was hired as an instructor in the Business Department.
  • Barat Wolfe, Ph.D., of Canton was hired as an Assistant Professor and will be teaching in the Applied Psychology program.
  • Holly A. Young of Lisbon was hired as an instructor in the Nursing program.

The college also recently hired approximately 30 new professional or classified staff members and secured 11 new adjunct faculty positions.

 

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 nine exclusively online bachelor’s degrees. The college’s 15 athletic teams compete as members of the NCAA Division III.

SUNY Canton Faculty Member Places Second in National Competition

Tuesday, September 13th, 2016

FennerA SUNY Canton faculty member found a new way to save his students money on classroom software.

Charles R. Fenner, Ph.D., who teaches in the School of Business and Liberal Arts, recently took second place in the “CapsimCore Professor Challenge,” earning free business simulation software licenses worth $2,000.

Fenner competed against more than 240 college business professors from elite institutions across the country, including Duke University, Georgia Tech, the University of Florida and Pepperdine University.

The challenge was to field test CapsimCore, a new simulation software used to teach finance skills to students in entry-level business courses. According to the software’s developer, the program allows users to experience what it’s like to manage a business before taking advanced-level courses.

Over the course of two months, Fenner and the other professors were “CEOs” of manufacturing companies, making decisions about product lines, marketing tactics and production.

CapsimCore

“The simulation will be offered free to students enrolled in my Introduction to Business course during the 2016-2017 online Winterterm session,” Fenner said.

He added that another purpose of the field test was to demonstrate his willingness to complete any assignment he requires of his students.

 

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.