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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. To see a list of all this year’s award winners, click here.

 

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.

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.

Gagliardi

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.

Honors Convocation Named for Retired SUNY Canton Professor Sheldon Katz

Tuesday, April 12th, 2016

Sheldon KatzSUNY Canton Provost Douglas M. Scheidt has announced that the college’s 2016 Honors Convocation has been named in honor of Professor Emeritus Sheldon Katz.

“Professor Katz is one of the premiere examples of an extraordinary SUNY Canton educator,” Scheidt said. “He used his professional experience as a professional engineer to enhance his students learning opportunities. He embodies the hands-on spirit we infuse in our courses.”

More than 150 students will receive academic awards at Honors Convocation this year. The event will be held at 4:15 p.m. Wednesday, April 20, in Roos House Convocation, Athletic and Recreation Center.

Katz began his 28-year career at SUNY Canton in 1969 as an Assistant Professor in Mechanical Technology. He was promoted to Associate Professor in 1972, and Professor in 1975. He retired from SUNY Canton in 1997.

Michael J. Newtown, interim dean of the Canino School of Engineering Technology was one of Katz’s students.

Sheldon Katz“Sheldon demanded high standards from his students without ever saying a single word about why we should strive for success,” Newtown said. “His lessons made me successful throughout my life. I try to instill the same sense of responsibility in my students.”

During his time at the College, Katz was chair of the Mechanical Engineering Technology department and was the advisor to the Delta Kappa Sigma fraternity from 1981 to 1992. He participated in the faculty exchange program with Norwich City College in England in 1995. He was an actor for Music Theatre North and a regular participant and board member of the Grasse River Players.

After retirement, Katz moved to Maryland with his wife, Barbara. He briefly tutored at Chesapeake College in Wye Mills, Md. He is a member of North Country Public Radio, the Annapolis Traditional Dance Society, the Dover, Del., English Country Dancers and the Folklore Society of Greater Washington. He participates in the Acoustic Jam in Laurel, Md.

“This was certainly an unexpected honor,” Katz said. “I loved my time at SUNY Canton and I loved working with the students. It’s always a pleasure to come back and I’m looking forward to sharing a day with the top students at the college.”

Prior to his celebrated career at SUNY Canton, Katz served in the US Army, active duty, from 1955 to 1957, and in reserve duty from 1957 to 1963. He graduated with his Bachelor degree in Mechanical Engineering from City College of New York in 1963, and his Masters in Engineering Technology from Rochester Institute of Technology in 1970. In college, he was a member of the Society of Manufacturing Engineers, the engineering honor society Tau Beta Pi, and president of Pi Tau Sigma mechanical engineering honor society.

Katz was a member of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers with professional experience as a Senior Engineer at General Dynamics in the Electronics Division and as a Project Engineer at Esso Research and Engineering Co.

 

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.

St. Lawrence, SUNY Canton Co-Hosting Digital Humanities Camp

Wednesday, March 2nd, 2016

St. Lawrence University and SUNY Canton will co-host The Humanities and Technology Camp (THATCamp), a model of open, free and participatory “unconference” that provides a less formal framework for exploring the intersection of the humanities and technology.

THATCamp

The event will take place from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 10, at St. Lawrence in Eben Holden, and from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Friday, March 11, at SUNY Canton in Southworth Library. Shawn Graham, associate professor of history at Carleton University in Ottawa, will deliver the keynote address at 4:45p.m. on March 10 in Eben Holden.

Registration for THATCamp North Country is now open at http://northcountry2016.thatcamp.org/register. The event is free and open to the public.

Before the conference, participants propose sessions, which are then discussed and voted on by the group as a whole to set the agenda for the second day. The first day will include presentations of digital work by local scholars and students and an informal discussion group in addition to the keynote address.

“THATCamp provides a model for less formal exploration of digital projects and digital possibilities in the North Country,” said Leila Walker, assistant director of the Crossing Boundaries Mellon Humanities Grant and a co-organizer of the event. “We are excited to showcase the innovative work being done in the region and to introduce digital novices to new methods of research, pedagogy and storytelling.”

She added, “We hope that this event will be the first step in building a broad community of digital collaboration among North Country institutions.”

All are encouraged to register and participate. “The planning committee is working to ensure that our unconference is suited to participants at every level from undergraduate and graduate students to advanced academics, those already working in the digital humanities and pedagogy to those who maybe just want to get something started,” said Renee McGarry, contributing editor at Art History Teaching Resources and a co-organizer of the event.

For more information on THATCamp North Country, visit http://northcountry2016.thatcamp.org. Participants may propose discussion topics, workshops, play sessions and make sessions or comment on sessions already proposed at http://northcountry2016.thatcamp.org/propose. Questions may be directed to the organizing committee at thatcampnorthcountry@gmail.com. Follow the discussion at @thatcampnoco on Twitter.

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 14 athletic teams compete as members of the NCAA Division III. To learn more, visit www.canton.edu.

About St. Lawrence University

Founded in 1856, St. Lawrence University is a private, independent liberal arts institution of about 2,500 students located in Canton, New York. The educational opportunities at St. Lawrence inspire students and prepare them to be critical and creative thinkers, to find a compass for their lives and careers, and to pursue knowledge and understanding for the benefit of themselves, humanity and the planet. Through its focus on active engagement with ideas in and beyond the classroom, a St. Lawrence education leads students to make connections that transform lives and communities, from the local to the global. Visit www.stlawu.edu.