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SUNY Canton to Host Excelsior Scholarship Information Sessions

Wednesday, April 12th, 2017

SUNY Canton will be holding two information sessions about the brand-new Excelsior Scholarship, also known as Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s tuition-free college plan.

“The Excelsior Scholarship will be a game-changer for the State University of New York by making higher education even more affordable for many families,” said SUNY Canton President Zvi Szafran. “It will create more opportunities in education, and ultimately careers, for SUNY Canton students.”

SUNY Canton Excelsior ScholarshipArea students and their families are invited to learn about the groundbreaking new free tuition legislation from 5 to 7 p.m. on both Thursday, April 20, and Thursday, April 27, in the Admissions Office in French Hall. These events are free and open to the public.

“Starting this fall, undergraduate students who are New York state residents whose families earn $100,000 or less are eligible for the Excelsior Scholarship,” said Melissa Evans, the college’s director of Admissions. “Families can save more than $25,000 for a four-year degree at SUNY Canton.”

Admissions and Financial Aid representatives will be available to answer questions about Excelsior Scholarship applications and eligibility requirements. Further information will also be available at the college’s April 29 Open House.

New and transfer students can also use these sessions as a chance to apply and immediately be considered for the Fall 2017 semester. High school students will need to bring their official high school transcripts and their relevant SAT or ACT scores. Transfer students will need to bring transcripts from their previous colleges.

 

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 Open House Welcomes Future Engineering Students of All Ages

Thursday, February 25th, 2016

The college meets future students, and employers seek college graduates during the second-annual Engineers Week celebration.

Aaron Clark traveled to SUNY Canton’s Engineers Week Open House from Saranac Lake with one goal in mind – to win the Corning Incorporated Foundation  sponsored scholarship at the bridge building contest.

He and his partner, Jacy Thompson, accomplished that objective and both walked away with the coveted $1,300 scholarship to the college. Clark and Thompson assembled pipe cleaners, Popsicle sticks, straws and plastic lacing to span a clear plastic bin. Judges then loaded two kilograms of weight onto the bridge and measured how much the laden bridge deflected, or bowed, under the strain.

Across the crowded classroom of about 60 young students, Naomi Crowell of Canton and Grace Sawyko of Pierrepont were skeptical about the appearance of their bridge, but their colorful creation earned the top spot in their section of the competition. The two excited 12-year-olds walked away with matching Lego Mindstorms kits they can use to build and program their own robots.

Aaron Clark and Jacy Thompson construct their winning bridge during the competition at SUNY Canton’s Engineers Week Open House.

Aaron Clark and Jacy Thompson construct their winning bridge during the competition at SUNY Canton’s Engineers Week Open House.

“We really want the public to bridge the future with us at SUNY Canton,” said Michael Newtown, Interim Dean of the Canino School of Engineering Technology. “We love to open the doors to our great facility to show people what we do. It’s very important that we reach out to students at a younger age so they can discover their technical ability and their creativity.”

Right next to the bridge competition, members of the SUNY Canton American Society of Civil Engineers Chapter (commonly known as the Steel Bridge Team) practiced with their much larger model bridge. The college’s bridge will also be measured for deflection, among other criteria, when the team faces off against other colleges and universities at the upcoming annual competition.

Dakota Way and Brittany LaForty hold their prizes at the end of the bridge building competition during SUNY Canton’s Engineers Week Open House.

Dakota Way and Brittany LaForty hold their prizes at the end of the bridge building competition during SUNY Canton’s Engineers Week Open House.

Both faculty and students from the engineering technology curricula assisted Newtown with the event. Guests could see a faculty member’s custom-built industrial lumber processor, experiment with 3D technologies, participate in water-quality testing, and witness many of the resources available at the college.

Now in its second year, Engineers Week, and the Engineering Open House exposes the public to the fun side of the Canino School of Engineering Technology and offers current SUNY Canton students the chance to meet up with employers recruiting from their fields of study.

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A group of onlookers watch a student-run Lego Mindstorms robotics demonstration at SUNY Canton’s Engineers Week Open House.

“Seventy percent of our technicians come from SUNY Canton,” said Kyle R. Hartford, of Novelis, an Oswego-based rolled aluminum manufacturer. “If you graduate from Mechanical [Engineering Technology] or Electrical [Engineering Technology] you are pretty much guaranteed a job.”

About 20 different employers attended and spoke with students about their plans after graduation. New this year, representatives from General Electric (GE) in Schenectady attended the Engineers Week Career fair. “There are degree programs here that do apply directly to what we are looking for,” said Vernon Estes, a senior manufacturing engineer for GE.

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Vernon Estes, a Senior Manufacturing Engineer from General Electric speaks with Riley P. Taylor, a SUNY Canton Mechanical Engineering Technology Major from Port Kent.

Other companies and organizations in attendance included New York State Electric and Gas, with representatives looking for students from the Alternative and Renewable Energy Systems program, among others, and the New York State Department of Transportation, with personnel seeking applicants from the Civil and Environmental Engineering Technology program, among others.

 

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.

SUNY Canton Foundation Announces Student Scholarship Recipients

Monday, November 2nd, 2015

Students – The college uses a service called Merit to send announcements of your successes to you, your parents and your hometown newspaper. Please check your Canton email to claim your personal Merit page.

The SUNY Canton College Foundation recently announced its student scholarship recipients for the 2015-2016 academic year.

In total, the foundation distributed more than $302,000 in the form of 265 scholarships granted to approximately 195 students. More than 60 percent of those scholarships were given to students from St. Lawrence County.

“We have a dedicated group of alumni and friends who help make SUNY Canton more affordable for our students,” said SUNY Canton President Zvi Szafran. “I thank our generous donors and encourage our students to use these generous gifts to help make the most of their college education.”

Among the students to receive SUNY Canton College Foundation Scholarships this year were:

  • Yaw Agyei, a SUNY Canton Graphic and Multimedia Design major from Potsdam, received the SUNY Canton/Empire State Diversity Honors Scholarship.
  • Maggie J. Albu, a SUNY Canton Veterinary Science Technology major from Malone, received the Lawrence Germain Endowed Scholarship.
  • Zachary T. Allen, a SUNY Canton Computer Information Systems major from Edwards, received the Donald M. Morgan Memorial Endowed Scholarship and the Henry Lawrence Howe V. Endowed Scholarship.
  • Connor E. Anderson, a SUNY Canton Electrical Technology major from Fayetteville, received the Modell Family Endowed Scholarship.
  • Patrick P. Anunziatta, a SUNY Canton Alternative and Renewable Energy Systems major from Schenectady, received the Henning-Keeler Endowed Scholarship.
  • Francis M. Arquette, a SUNY Canton Computer Information Systems major from Hogansburg, received the SUNY Canton/Empire State Diversity Honors Scholarship.
  • Autumn G. Ashley, a SUNY Canton Civil and Environmental Engineering Technology major from Gouverneur, received the Corning Foundation Endowed Scholarship and the John L. Halford Sr. Endowed and Memorial Scholarship.
  • Schiler E. Ashley, a SUNY Canton Law Enforcement Leadership major from Madrid, received the Rachael M. and Leon E. Bagley Endowed Scholarship.
  • Morgan Baldock, a SUNY Canton Nursing major from Lisbon, received the Alice Westaway Bagley Endowed Scholarship and the Centennial Scholarship.
  • Illissa B. Barney, a SUNY Canton Management major from Massena, received the Grace Jones-Vesper Business Scholarship, the Jean M. Poticher Endowed Scholarship and the Patricia M. Barr `44 and Bernard P. Raymo `32 Endowed Scholarship.
  • Thomas H. Barton, a SUNY Canton Construction Technology: Management major from Tupper Lake, received the Albert F. and Agnes Powers Luck Endowed Scholarship and the Robert W. and Helen Flanders Farmer Endowed Scholarship.
  • Dallas Bastien, a SUNY Canton Criminal Justice major from Heuvelton, received the Alumni Association Scholarship.
  • Brielle M. Beadle, a SUNY Canton Physical Therapist Assistant major from Norwich, received the Dollars for Scholars Award.
  • Isaac W. Beckstead, a SUNY Canton Sports Management major from Helena, received the Stanley Cohen Sports Management Endowed Scholarship and the William Demo Family Endowed Scholarship.
  • Jordan E. Berghaus, a SUNY Canton Engineering Science major from Ogdensburg, received the Peter Nevaldine Endowed Scholarship.
  • Michaela A Beyette, a SUNY Canton Liberal Arts – General Studies major from Ogdensburg, received the Agnes and John N. Burns Family Endowed Scholarship and the John F. Ruitberg Endowed Scholarship.
  • Kacey Blair, a SUNY Canton Nursing major from Massena, received the Alice Westaway Bagley Endowed Scholarship.
  • Jesse M. Bleuer, a SUNY Canton Homeland Security major from Williamsville, received the SUNY Canton/Empire State Diversity Honors Scholarship.
  • Cody M. Boardway, a SUNY Canton Homeland Security major from Brushton, received the Bridge to Success Endowed Scholarship.
  • Wesley Bortnick, a SUNY Canton Automotive Technology major from Canton, received the Clement J. Flanagan Endowed Scholarship and Ed and Clara Cloce Endowed Scholarship.
  • Andrew H. Bowes, a SUNY Canton Mechanical Technology major from Rochester, received the John L. Halford Sr. Endowed and Memorial Scholarship and the Woodcock Family Endowed Scholarship.
  • Kevin J. Bradford, a SUNY Canton Alternative and Renewable Energy Systems major from Middletown, received the Gerald E. & Corinne C. Rice Endowed Scholarship.
  • Mattie S. Buckingham, a SUNY Canton Nursing major from Lisbon, received the Hahn-Kalberer Endowed Scholarship and the St. Lawrence State Hospital School of Nursing Alumni Association Endowed Scholarship.
  • Dustin J. Bullock, a SUNY Canton Electrical Construction and Maintenance major from Richville, received the Frederick C. and Karen Liebi Endowed Scholarship.
  • Nathaniel D. Burnett, a SUNY Canton Electrical Engineering Technology major from North Lawrence, received the William Demo Family Endowed Scholarship.
  • Katherine Burnham, a SUNY Canton Criminal Investigation major from Massena, received the Bobbi Butler Burnham Endowed Scholarship.
  • Rebecca A. Burns, a SUNY Canton Veterinary Technology major from Pine City, received the Betsy B. Kaplan Memorial Endowed Scholarship and the Lawrence Germain Endowed Scholarship.
  • Emily E. Bush, a SUNY Canton Bachelor of Science in Nursing major from Ogdensburg, received the Linda Lahey Fay Nursing Award.
  • Jerry W. Bush, a SUNY Canton Legal Studies major from Star Lake, received the Eurto Family Endowed Scholarship and the John G. A. and Chloe Ann R. O’Neil Endowment.
  • Jonathan D. Butler, a SUNY Canton Electrical Technology major from Madrid, received the Bernard Creighton Regan Endowed Scholarship.
  • Patricia M. Carpenter, a SUNY Canton Funeral Services Administration major from Rochester, received the Dr. Earl W. MacArthur Honors Endowed Scholarship and the Joyce A. MacArthur/CTC Women Endowed Scholarship.
  • Tiffany Carr, a SUNY Canton Applied Psychology major from Ogdensburg, received the Margaret D. Sovie Endowed Scholarship.
  • Carla R. Caswell, a SUNY Canton Legal Studies major from Potsdam, received the Centennial Scholarship.
  • Hannah J. Christiansen, a SUNY Canton Funeral Service Administration major from Lake View, received the Albert E. French Endowed Scholarship.
  • Emily Claffey, a SUNY Canton Nursing major from Norfolk, received the Alice Westaway Bagley Endowed Scholarship.
  • Rebecca M. Compo, a SUNY Canton Nursing major from Ogdensburg, received the Claxton-Hepburn Medical Center Foundation Scholarship and the John L. Halford Sr. `49 Nursing Endowed Scholarship.
  • Tyler Cook, a SUNY Canton Homeland Security major from Antwerp, received the Lloyd J. `92 and Paula King `80 Hurlbut Endowed Scholarship Endowment.
  • Sean M. Corbett, a SUNY Canton Bachelor of Science in Nursing major from Potsdam, received the Canton-Potsdam Hospital Scholarship and the John L. Halford Sr. `49 Nursing Endowed Scholarship.
  • Zachary T. Cortese, a SUNY Canton Criminal Investigation major from Rome, received the Anthony “Tony” E. Darcangelo Memorial Scholarship and the Dollars for Scholars Award.
  • McCartney Countryman, a SUNY Canton Law Enforcement Leadership major from Massena, received the Dr. Joseph L. and Dine Kennedy Endowed Scholarship.
  • Parker J. Couture, a SUNY Canton Nursing major from Redford, received the Stuart B. Dragon Endowed Scholarship.
  • Karene A. Crumb, a SUNY Canton Criminal Investigation major from Norwich, received the Clark-Guyette Internship Assistance Program Endowment.
  • Melissa Cummins, a SUNY Canton Veterinary Technology major from Martville, received the Albert E. French Endowed Scholarship and the Zeta Alpha Phi Fraternity Student Leadership Initiative.
  • Maeve C. Curran, a SUNY Canton Homeland Security major from Massena, received the Garnett M. Lawrence Endowed Scholarship.
  • Aubrey J. Czajkowski, a SUNY Canton Physical Therapist Assistant major from Massena, received the Gregory Coughlin Annual Scholarship.
  • Charles Dann, a SUNY Canton Graphic and Multimedia Design major from Gouverneur, received the John L. Halford Sr. Endowed and Memorial Scholarship.
  • Alex L. Davison, a SUNY Canton Finance major from Rouses Point, received the Duken Family Scholarship, the Paul W. Calkins Endowed Scholarship and the Phi Theta Kappa Endowed Scholarship.
  • Gregory J. Dobies, a SUNY Canton Sports Management major from Saratoga Springs, received the Stanley Cohen Sports Management Endowed Scholarship.
  • Brittany Drake, a SUNY Canton Physical Therapist Assistant major from Gouverneur, received the John L. Halford Sr. Endowed and Memorial Scholarship.
  • John Drews, a SUNY Canton Civil and Environmental Engineering Technology major from Sound Beach, received the Henning-Keeler Endowed Scholarship.
  • Lindsay R. Drummond, a SUNY Canton Nursing major from Ogdensburg, received the Alice Westaway Bagley Endowed Scholarship, Claxton-Hepburn Medical Center Foundation Scholarship and the John L. Halford Sr. `49 Nursing Endowed Scholarship.
  • Racheal A. Duquette, a SUNY Canton Nursing major from Nicholville, received the Linda Lahey Fay Nursing Award.
  • Michele L. Earle, a SUNY Canton Nursing major from Potsdam, received the Harriett Gushea/Massena Memorial Hospital Nursing Endowed Scholarship.
  • Jelani C. Ellington, a SUNY Canton Liberal Arts – General Studies major from Brooklyn, received the SUNY Canton/Empire State Diversity Honors Scholarship.
  • David M. Elman, a SUNY Canton Electrical Construction and Maintenance major from Massena, received the Bernard Creighton Regan Endowed Scholarship and the Garnett M. Lawrence Endowed Scholarship.
  • Daniel A. Eng, a SUNY Canton Nursing major from Norwood, received the Dr. Michael and Barbara Maresca Family Endowment for Nursing Education and the Hahn-Kalberer Endowed Scholarship.
  • Mae J. Farmer, a SUNY Canton Veterinary Technology major from Bloomingdale, received the Bridge to Success Endowed Scholarship.
  • Megan Farr, a SUNY Canton Nursing major from Hermon, received the Rachael M. and Leon E. Bagley Endowed Scholarship.
  • Tammy L. Farr, a SUNY Canton Nursing major from Richville, received the Paula Bouchard Jacques Endowed Scholarship.
  • Derek Fenton, a SUNY Canton Nursing major from Heuvelton, received the Alice Westaway Bagley Endowed Scholarship.
  • Jessica L. Fischer, a SUNY Canton Alternative and Renewable Energy Systems major from Williamsville, received the Woodside Family Endowed Scholarship.
  • Wyatt Fisher, a SUNY Canton Homeland Security major from Lisbon, received the Dr. Joseph L. and Dine Kennedy Endowed Scholarship.
  • Brittni R. Fountain, a SUNY Canton Nursing major from South Colton, received the Merriman Family Endowed Scholarship.
  • Makayla C. Fowler, a SUNY Canton Veterinary Science Technology major from Hannibal, received the Betty Evans Endowed Scholarship in Memory of Perry Evans `75.
  • Tiffany Fredericks, a SUNY Canton Nursing major from Ogdensburg, received the Dr. Michael and Barbara Maresca Family Endowment for Nursing Education.
  • Caitlyn Frye, a SUNY Canton Criminal Investigation major from Broadalbin, received the William J. and JoAnne M. Fassinger Endowed Scholarship.
  • Ashley Furgison, a SUNY Canton Criminal Investigation major from Waddington, received the Woodcock Family Endowed Scholarship.
  • Stephanie Gammon, a SUNY Canton Bachelor of Science in Nursing major from Lisbon, received the Grace Family Nursing Scholarship.
  • Kelsi Gilbert, a SUNY Canton Liberal Arts – General Studies major from Colton, received the Ernest C. Krag Endowed Scholarship.
  • Glenn Gonzalez, a SUNY Canton Law Enforcement Leadership major from South Richmond Hill, received the W. H. Swart `51 – Veteran Recognition Endowed Scholarship.
  • Isiah Gotham, a SUNY Canton Liberal Arts – General Studies major from Massena, received the Charles W. Johnson Endowed Scholarship and the Garnett M. Lawrence Endowed Scholarship.
  • Mackenzie Granger, a SUNY Canton Finance major from Massena, received the Garnett M. Lawrence Endowed Scholarship and the George and Eileen Fay Endowed Scholarship.
  • Christopher M. Gray, a SUNY Canton Electrical Engineering Technology major from Helena, received the Gordon and Beatrice Lawrence Endowed Scholarship.
  • Bianca K. Grewal, a SUNY Canton Nursing major from Ogdensburg, received the SUNY Canton/Empire State Diversity Honors Scholarship.
  • Lane A. Guanciale, a SUNY Canton Automotive Technology major from Baldwinsville, received the TJ Toyota & the Cloce Family Endowed Scholarship.
  • James R. Gutierrez, a SUNY Canton Veterinary Science Technology major from Floral Park, received the Lawrence Germain Endowed Scholarship.
  • Paige Hamilton, a SUNY Canton Veterinary Technology major from Canton, received the Anderson-Andre Endowed Scholarship, the Evan M. Dana Endowed Scholarship, the Nicole Fleury Memorial Endowed Scholarship and the Richard C. King Endowed Scholarship.
  • Emily M. Hargrave, a SUNY Canton Nursing major from Waddington, received the Virginia McAllister Award for Excellence in Nursing.
  • Andrew P. Harvey, a SUNY Canton Engineering Science major from Massena, received the Harry and Ella Winslow Podgurski Scholarship.
  • Lindsey G. Hayes, a SUNY Canton Bachelor of Science in Nursing major from Ogdensburg, received the Claxton-Hepburn Medical Center Foundation Scholarship and the John L. Halford Sr. `49 Nursing Endowed Scholarship.
  • Madisen Hetman, a SUNY Canton Civil and Environmental Engineering Technology major from Troy, received the John P. Ouderkirk Endowed Scholarship.
  • Katelynd M. Hill, a SUNY Canton Veterinary Science Technology major from Edwards, received the Rachael M. and Leon E. Bagley Endowed Scholarship.
  • Heather Hollister, a SUNY Canton Nursing major from Ogdensburg, received the Frederick S. and Barbara R. `53 & `70 Wilder Endowed Scholarship.
  • Geniveve L. Hopkins-Betters, a SUNY Canton Management major from Canton, received the Dr. Adelord S. and Sylvia H. Blanchard Endowed Scholarship, the George and Eileen Fay Endowed Scholarship and the Lloyd and Josephine Kingston Endowed Scholarship.
  • Tyler A. Hudson, a SUNY Canton Nursing major from Canton, received the Alice Westaway Bagley Endowed Scholarship and the Catherine M. Kelly Award for Excellence in Psychiatric Nursing.
  • Bailey Hurlbut, a SUNY Canton Criminal Investigation major from Lisbon, received the Bridge to Success Endowed Scholarship.
  • Dustin Hutton, a SUNY Canton Automotive Technology major from Hammond, received the Leland Blevins Family Endowed Scholarship and the Walter Kingston Endowed Scholarship for Automotive Technology.
  • Daniel S. Jacobs, a SUNY Canton Business Administration-Transfer major from Castorland, received the Hirschey Family Business and Accounting Endowment.
  • Jacqueline Jeffalone-Andrews, a SUNY Canton Nursing major from Whitesboro, received the Katherine `77 and Peter Wyckoff Scholarship.
  • Maxwell Jensen, a SUNY Canton Construction Technology: Management major from Harrisville, received the Dr. William F. Peters Tech Prep Endowed Scholarship and the Frederick C. and Karen Liebi Endowed Scholarship.
  • Morgan L. Johnston, a SUNY Canton Finance major from Chase Mills, received the Agnes and John N. Burns Family Endowed Scholarship, David A. Frary and Family Endowed Scholarship and the Rachael M. and Leon E. Bagley Endowed Scholarship.
  • Avery R. Jones, a SUNY Canton Dental Hygiene major from Rome, received the Dollars for Scholars Award.
  • Zackary Kanaly, a SUNY Canton Air Conditioning Engineering Technology major from Hammond, received the Aaron J. Lasher Endowed Scholarship.
  • Robert S. Kimble, a SUNY Canton Finance major from Ogdensburg, received the Gilbert Chadwick and Christy Investment Club Scholarship.
  • Jessica Kirk, a SUNY Canton Applied Psychology major from Watertown, received the Joseph and Carolyne Rich Family Endowed Scholarship.
  • Jenna L. Kiskiel, a SUNY Canton Criminal Investigation major from Ava, received the Dollars for Scholars Award.
  • Gloria Kodua, Jr., a SUNY Canton Nursing major from Yonkers, received the SUNY Canton/Empire State Diversity Honors Scholarship.
  • Andrew R. Krotje, a SUNY Canton Homeland Security major from Wurtsboro, received the Dr. Jonathan Gueverra Endowed Scholarship.
  • Stephanie D. Kushnir, a SUNY Canton Sports Management major from Goshen, received the James M. and Charlene Tyler Endowed Scholarship.
  • Breanna N. LaFlesh, a SUNY Canton Veterinary Technology major from Adams Center, received the Alumni Association Scholarship.
  • Rachel L. Lamora, a SUNY Canton Veterinary Technology major from Cadyville, received the Lawrence Germain Endowed Scholarship.
  • Andrew M. Lang, a SUNY Canton Management major from Bronx, received the Centennial Scholarship and the Saguaro Endowed Scholarship.
  • Alexis Laramee, a SUNY Canton Criminal Justice major from Lake Clear, received the Arlington Walker Endowed Scholarship.
  • Alicia LaRose, a SUNY Canton Nursing major from Heuvelton, received the Potsdam Hospital Guild Annual Scholarship and the Rosa Dixon Allied Health Endowed Scholarship.
  • Alexander M. LaShomb, a SUNY Canton Funeral Services Administration major from Massena, received the Bill and Peg Stalder Endowed Scholarship.
  • Stephanie M. LaValley, a SUNY Canton Health and Fitness Promotion major from Champlain, received the Bridge to Success Endowed Scholarship.
  • Aaron M. Lavoie, a SUNY Canton Electrical Engineering Technology major from Harrisville, received the Richard W. Miller Academic Excellence Award.
  • Tyler J. LeBoeuf, a SUNY Canton Management major from Massena, received the Key Bank Annual Scholarship, the Professor Dr. Thomas and Virginia Duda Memorial Scholarship and the Susanne Connick Merritt Endowed Scholarship.
  • Erdous Lebron, a SUNY Canton Industrial Technology Management major from San Juan, received the Richard W. Miller Endowed Scholarship.
  • Bethany A. Lenox, a SUNY Canton Nursing major from Colton, received the Dr. Harry E. Howe Endowed Scholarship and the Hahn-Kalberer Endowed Scholarship.
  • Tyler M. Leone, a SUNY Canton Engineering Science major from Potsdam, received the Harold C. Town Endowed Scholarship.
  • Ashley Livingston, a SUNY Canton Civil and Environmental Engineering Technology major from Lisbon, received the Brad Winters Scholarship and the Leadership Institute Endowed Scholarship.
  • Sarah H. Lynch, a SUNY Canton Nursing major from Massena, received the Alice Westaway Bagley Endowed Scholarship.
  • Shane P. MacArthur, a SUNY Canton Engineering Science major from Canton, received the Alumni Legacy Scholarship, the Hahn-Kalberer Endowed Scholarship, the Henning-Keeler Endowed Scholarship and the Richard W. Miller Endowed Scholarship.
  • Alexander N. Mainville, a SUNY Canton Electrical Engineering Technology major from Carthage, received the Edwin Krenceski Memorial Scholarship and the Jesse C. Kaufman Endowed Scholarship.
  • Ariel Mann, a SUNY Canton Liberal Arts – General Studies major from Liverpool, received the Dollars for Scholars Award.
  • Julian R. Martin, a SUNY Canton Alternative and Renewable Energy Systems major from Fort Plain, received the Harry E. King Endowed Scholarship and the John H. Wells Memorial Endowed Scholarship.
  • Destiny A. Mason, a SUNY Canton Veterinary Science Technology major from Poughkeepsie, received the Lawrence Germain Endowed Scholarship.
  • Jonathan C. McElroy, a SUNY Canton Criminal Investigation major from East Northport, received the Bridge to Success Endowed Scholarship.
  • Andrew C. McGaw, a SUNY Canton Civil and Environmental Engineering Technology major from Ogdensburg, received the Peter Nevaldine Endowed Scholarship.
  • Timothy J. McIntyre, a SUNY Canton Nursing major from Hannawa Falls, received the E.J. Noble Guild of the Canton-Potsdam Hospital Annual Nursing Scholarship.
  • Codi D. McKee, a SUNY Canton Civil and Environmental Engineering Technology major from Barker, received the American Society of Civil Engineers Scholarship and the Carkner Construction Endowed Scholarship.
  • Katelyn M. McKinley, a SUNY Canton Nursing major from Potsdam, received the Elaine Claxton Pidgeon Endowed Scholarship and the Thompson-Weatherup Family Charitable Foundation Endowed Scholarship.
  • Jose A. Menendez, a SUNY Canton Management major from Maracay, received the Gilbert Chadwick and Christy Investment Club Scholarship and the Rosanna Mae Moser Endowed Scholarship.
  • Chance Monette, a SUNY Canton Air Conditioning Maintenance and Repair major from Brushton, received the Cross Connection Control Foundation Scholarship, the Jay F. Stone Endowed Scholarship and the Tougher Industries Inc. Endowed Scholarship.
  • Nichole L. Morse, a SUNY Canton Early Childhood major from Richville, received the Elsie Lucy (Cole) Norton Endowed Scholarship and the New York State Federation of Home Bureaus Inc. Endowed Scholarship.
  • Mysti C. Murphy, a SUNY Canton Early Childhood major from Potsdam, received the Hahn-Kalberer Endowed Scholarship.
  • Patrick J. Murray, a SUNY Canton Sports Management major from Ontario, received the Alden C. Chadwick Endowed Scholarship.
  • Kayla Myers, a SUNY Canton Nursing major from Potsdam, received the Dr. Michael and Barbara Maresca Family Endowment for Nursing Education.
  • Sarah Naccari, a SUNY Canton Business Administration major from Canton, received the Goolden Family Endowed Scholarship.
  • Jacob Nixon, a SUNY Canton Automotive Technology major from Oakfield, received the Dollars for Scholars Award.
  • Sarah N. Nuss, a SUNY Canton Civil and Environmental Engineering Technology major from Wynantskill, received the American Society of Civil Engineers Scholarship.
  • Emily O’Connor, a SUNY Canton Practical Nursing major from Moira, received the Bridge to Success Endowed Scholarship.
  • Jesse G. Odorowski, a SUNY Canton Electrical Engineering Technology major from Brushton, received the Edwin Krenceski Memorial Scholarship and the Lorence F. Pries Endowed Scholarship.
  • Sean T. Owney, a SUNY Canton Criminal Justice major from Potsdam, received the David W. Sullivan Memorial Endowed Scholarship.
  • Francesco Palumbo, a SUNY Canton Sports Management major from Canton, received the E. B. and Gladys Kennedy Endowed Scholarship.
  • Maurizio M. Paniconi-Pagan, a SUNY Canton Homeland Security major from Carolina, received the Dale and Shelley (Matteson) Major Annual Scholarship.
  • Valerie R. Parker, a SUNY Canton Nursing major from Alexandria Bay, received the Virginia McAllister Award for Excellence in Nursing.
  • Brett Peabody, a SUNY Canton Mechanical Engineering Technology major from Gouverneur, received the Woodcock Family Endowed Scholarship.
  • Sean P. Phelan, a SUNY Canton Health and Fitness Promotion major from Norwich, received the Dollars for Scholars Award.
  • James P. Phillips, a SUNY Canton Bachelor of Science in Nursing major from Ogdensburg, received the Claxton-Hepburn Medical Center Foundation Scholarship and the John L. Halford Sr. `49 Nursing Endowed Scholarship.
  • Brittany E. Pierce, a SUNY Canton Veterinary Technology major from Madrid, received the William and Beatrice Schermerhorn Endowed Scholarship.
  • Jonathan Pinckney, a SUNY Canton Management major from Canton, received the Key Bank Annual Scholarship and the Rosser Family Annual Scholarship.
  • Joseph Plant, a SUNY Canton Homeland Security major from Stuyvesant, received the C. Ernest and Dorothy B. Lowery Endowed Scholarship.
  • April Poole, a SUNY Canton Nursing major from Ogdensburg, received the Nicole A. Lallier Scholarship.
  • Taylor Putney, a SUNY Canton Nursing major from Waddington, received the Alice Westaway Bagley Endowed Scholarship.
  • Jocelyn Racette, a SUNY Canton Mechanical Engineering Technology major from Port Kent, received the Coombs-Muscarella Endowed Scholarship.
  • Hunter Ramsdell, a SUNY Canton Criminal Justice major from Winthrop, received the Gordon and Beatrice Lawrence Endowed Scholarship.
  • Alyssa Reedy , a SUNY Canton Veterinary Science Technology major from Cambridge, received the Lawrence Germain Endowed Scholarship.
  • Brandon Rexford, a SUNY Canton Nursing major from Black River, received the Gerlach Family Endowed Scholarship.
  • Barbara J. Reynolds, a SUNY Canton Nursing major from Harrisville, received the E.J. Noble Guild of the Canton-Potsdam Hospital Annual Nursing Scholarship.
  • Garrett R. Richards, a SUNY Canton Civil and Environmental Engineering Technology major from Potsdam, received the Guilford White `68 Endowed Scholarship and the John A. Goetze Endowed Scholarship.
  • Devin Rider, a SUNY Canton Electrical Engineering Technology major from Massena, received the Bernard Creighton Regan Endowed Scholarship.
  • Mackenzie C. Rogers, a SUNY Canton Electrical Engineering Technology major from Massena, received the Bernard Creighton Regan Endowed Scholarship, the Garnett M. Lawrence Endowed Scholarship, the Kevin Fear Endowed Scholarship and the Robert A. Noble Sr. Endowed Scholarship.
  • Felicity P. Runge, a SUNY Canton Dental Hygiene major from Carthage, received the Cleo J. Golding Endowed Scholarship.
  • Tyler V. Savage, a SUNY Canton Sports Management major from Brasher Falls, received the Gordon and Beatrice Lawrence Endowed Scholarship.
  • Jacob C. Scaggs, a SUNY Canton Information Technology major from Canton, received the William C. Cooper Endowed Scholarship.
  • Alicia Sharpe, a SUNY Canton Individual Studies – Nursing major from Ogdensburg, received the Margaret D. Sovie Endowed Scholarship – $12061 total.
  • Carly M. Sherwood, a SUNY Canton Veterinary Technology major from Hammond, received the Arthur S. Wheater Endowed Scholarship.
  • Sarah G. Shipman, a SUNY Canton Nursing major from Canton, received the Dr. Michael and Barbara Maresca Family Endowment for Nursing Education.
  • Alicia Simmons, a SUNY Canton Early Childhood major from Ogdensburg, received the Centennial Scholarship.
  • Siani Smith, a SUNY Canton Criminal Justice major from Bronx, received the SUNY Canton/Empire State Diversity Honors Scholarship.
  • Imani Smith, a SUNY Canton Funeral Services Administration major from Bronx, received the David R. Maynard Endowed Scholarship.
  • James S. Snyder, a SUNY Canton Mechanical Engineering Technology major from Richville, received the Employee Assistance Program (EAP) Scholarship.
  • Josh Sova, a SUNY Canton Industrial Technology Management major from Oswego, received the Henning-Keeler Endowed Scholarship.
  • Alexis Sparks, a SUNY Canton Nursing major from Tupper Lake, received the Bridge to Success Endowed Scholarship.
  • Bromlen E. Steinburg, a SUNY Canton Civil and Environmental Engineering Technology major from Madrid, received the James D. Bartholomew Endowed Scholarship.
  • Megan A. Stevenson, a SUNY Canton Dental Hygiene major from Norwood, received the Alumni Association Scholarship.
  • Nathan Stickney, a SUNY Canton Electrical Engineering Technology major from Norwood, received the Gordon and Beatrice Lawrence Endowed Scholarship.
  • Olivia K. Stitzer, a SUNY Canton Nursing major from Canton, received the Alice Westaway Bagley Endowed Scholarship.
  • Jake D. Sweeney, a SUNY Canton Electrical Engineering Technology major from Gouverneur, received the John L. Halford Sr. Endowed and Memorial Scholarship.
  • Emily Switzer, a SUNY Canton Finance major from Ogdensburg, received the W. Stanley and Alice E. Richardson Endowed Scholarship.
  • Logan N. Tallman, a SUNY Canton Criminal Justice major from Ogdensburg, received the Henning-Keeler Endowed Scholarship.
  • Erin E. Tassie, a SUNY Canton Nursing major from Massena, received the Alice Westaway Bagley Endowed Scholarship.
  • Riley P. Taylor, a SUNY Canton Mechanical Engineering Technology major from Port Kent, received the Henning-Keeler Endowed Scholarship.
  • William Tennant, a SUNY Canton Engineering Science major from Ogdensburg, received the Heuvelton Central School Alumni Scholarship.
  • Grace Testani, a SUNY Canton Nursing major from Ogdensburg, received the Ethelyn B. Davis Endowed Scholarship.
  • Tristan Thomas, a SUNY Canton Physical Therapist Assistant major from Hogansburg, received the Gregory Coughlin Annual Scholarship and the SUNY Canton/Empire State Diversity Honors Scholarship.
  • Jessica J. Thornton, a SUNY Canton Nursing major from Ogdensburg, received the Goldie Burgess Endowed Scholarship.
  • Margret M. Troiano, a SUNY Canton Criminal Investigation major from Ogdensburg, received the Woodcock Family Endowed Scholarship.
  • Brittney I. Umana, a SUNY Canton Veterinary Technology major from Oakland Gardens, received the SUNY Canton/Empire State Diversity Honors Scholarship.
  • Karter VanArnam, a SUNY Canton Air Conditioning Engineering Technology major from Morristown, received the Elwood J. Nicholson Jr. Endowed Scholarship, the Kenneth R. McDonald/Howland Pump Endowed Scholarship and the Plumbing Heating and Piping Contractors of Northern New York Endowed Scholarship.
  • Augustina M. Vasquez, a SUNY Canton Physical Therapist Assistant major from Fort Covington, received the Dr. Solomon Cook Endowed Scholarship.
  • Keanu A. Ventura, a SUNY Canton Criminal Justice major from Bronx, received the SUNY Canton/Empire State Diversity Honors Scholarship.
  • Isaac Ward, a SUNY Canton Criminal Investigation major from Massena, received the Garnett M. Lawrence Endowed Scholarship and the Timothy M. and Mary Lou Ashley Family Endowed Scholarship.
  • Matthew E. Waugh, a SUNY Canton Sports Management major from Gouverneur, received the John L. Halford Sr. Endowed and Memorial Scholarship.
  • Hannah Weaver, a SUNY Canton Dental Hygiene major from Harrisville, received the John H. and Eunice B. Stone Endowed Scholarship and the Varick A. Chittenden Book Scholarship.
  • Kyle D. Weems, a SUNY Canton Nursing major from Norwood, received the Fulton and Anna McAllister Endowed Scholarship.
  • Alexander Weil, a SUNY Canton Computer Information Systems major from Potsdam, received the Centennial Scholarship.
  • Jason White, a SUNY Canton Nursing major from Russell, received the Margaret D. Sovie Endowed Scholarship – $12061 total.
  • Morgan Wicks, a SUNY Canton Funeral Services Administration major from Argyle, received the Carl W. Trainor Family Scholarship Endowment.
  • Mary W. P. Williams, a SUNY Canton Veterinary Science Technology major from Canton, received the Allan P. and Catherine Barnett Newell Endowed Scholarship.
  • Tracy L. Willmart, a SUNY Canton Bachelor of Science in Nursing major from Madrid, received the Claxton-Hepburn Medical Center Foundation Scholarship and the John L. Halford Sr. `49 Nursing Endowed Scholarship.
  • Allison Witherhead, a SUNY Canton Individual Studies – Nursing major from Canton, received the College Association Management Team Scholarship.
  • Brooke K. Woodrow, a SUNY Canton Information Technology major from DeKalb Junction, received the Preston C. Carlisle Annual Scholarship.
  • Bailie Young , a SUNY Canton Nursing major from Massena, received the William C. Vining and Dr. Judson R. Vining Endowed Scholarship.
  • Rachel Youngers, a SUNY Canton Criminal Investigation major from Angola, received the Criminal Justice Endowed Scholarship and the Dr. Earl W. MacArthur Honors Endowed Scholarship.
  • Rachel Nikki Zeitzmann, a SUNY Canton Applied Psychology major from Massena, received the Bridge to Success Endowed Scholarship.

About SUNY Canton

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

ASCE Awards Scholarship to SUNY Canton Student

Monday, July 29th, 2013

The Syracuse Section of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) has chosen a SUNY Canton student as the recipient of a $1,500 scholarship.

Alyssa M. Baker, a Civil and Environmental Technology major from Boonville, received the award for her exceptional academic achievements and involvement with the SUNY Canton ASCE student chapter.

Alyssa Baker

Alyssa M. Baker, ’15, is the recipient of a $1,500 scholarship from the
Syracuse Section of the American Society of Civil Engineers.

“Alyssa is an extremely dedicated person, hard worker, achieves high grades and sincerely cares about humanity,” said Paul D. Hitchman, a SUNY Canton instructional support associate and faculty adviser for the bridge team. “It is fitting that she is being recognized with this scholarship.”

Baker is a member of the SUNY Canton student steel bridge team, which competes annually against some of the most prestigious universities in the country to build a scale-model bridge. The contest challenges future engineers to display their skills in design, fabrication and team  work. They are judged on certain criteria including construction speed, lightness and economy. Baker and her teammates won the 2013 Upstate New York Student Conference Championships and finished in twenty-first place at the National Championships in Seattle.

Baker has earned Dean’s List honors for three semesters. After graduation in 2015, she plans to continue her studies and earn a master’s degree.

The Syracuse Section of the American Society of Civil Engineers was founded in 1923. The section represents a membership of approximately 500 civil engineers and engineering students in and around the Central New York area.

 

About SUNY Canton

SUNY Canton offers a variety of career-driven bachelor’s degrees in addition to its associate and certificate programs. In the past year, the College added two new bachelor’s degrees and expanded its facilities with a new athletic center, nicknamed Roos House, and the Grasse River Suites Residence Hall. The College’s faculty members are noted for their professional real-world experience in addition to their academic credentials. SUNY Canton OnLine offers flexible and convenient online courses and programs. The College’s 14 athletic teams compete as provisional members of the NCAA Division III as well as the USCAA.

SUNY Canton Student Earns Funeral Service Scholarship

Tuesday, July 16th, 2013

The American Board of Funeral Service Education (ABFSE) has awarded a $1,200 scholarship to a SUNY Canton student.

Ashley Massillon, ‘14, a Funeral Services Administration major from Brooklyn, was among only seven students from across the country to receive the award.

“Ashley has many sensitive and caring qualities; she is an example of what a future funeral director should be when graduating from SUNY Canton,” said David R. Penepent, SUNY Canton assistant professor and Funeral Services Administration program director. “She is an exceptional student and most deserving of this scholarship.”

Ashley Massillon

Ashley Massillon from Brooklyn was awarded a scholarship from the American
Board of Funeral Service Education. She is pictured with David R.
Penepent, SUNY Canton Funeral Services Administration program director,
left, and Barry W. Walch, visiting assistant professor of Funeral Services
Administration.

Massillon is also active in the College’s Funeral Service Administration Club. After graduation, she plans to become a licensed funeral director and aspires to own her own funeral home.

The College’s four-year Funeral Services Administration program is one of the very few mortuary administration majors of its kind in the United States.

The ABFSE serves as the national academic accreditation agency for college and university programs in Funeral Service and Mortuary Science Education. ABFSE is the sole accrediting body recognized by the U.S. Department of Education and the Council on Higher Education Accreditation in this field. SUNY Canton’s Funeral Services Administration program received its initial accreditation from the ABFSE in 2012.

 

About SUNY Canton

SUNY Canton offers a variety of career-driven bachelor’s degrees in addition to its associate and certificate programs. In the past year, the College added two new bachelor’s degrees and expanded its facilities with a new athletic center, nicknamed Roos House, and the Grasse River Suites Residence Hall. The College’s faculty members are noted for their professional real-world experience in addition to their academic credentials. SUNY Canton OnLine offers flexible and convenient online courses and programs. The College’s 14 athletic teams compete as provisional members of the NCAA Division III as well as the USCAA.

SUNY Canton Names 2013 Distinguished Alumnus

Wednesday, July 3rd, 2013
Pictured are (l to r) Karrie A. Mooney, a second-year Nursing student from Ogdensburg, Robert M. Thompson, SUNY Canton¹s 2013 Distinguished Alumnus Award recipient, and Ruth T. McWilliams, Thompson-Weatherup Foundation President. Mooney is a recipient of the family foundation¹s scholarship.

Pictured are (l to r) Karrie A. Mooney, a second-year Nursing
student from Ogdensburg, Robert M. Thompson, SUNY Canton’s 2013
Distinguished Alumnus Award recipient, and Ruth T. McWilliams,
Thompson-Weatherup Foundation President. Mooney is a recipient of the
family foundation’s scholarship.

SUNY Canton will present the 2013 Distinguished Alumnus Award to a graduate who has made a lifetime of contributions to the North Country and the field of agriculture.

Robert M. Thompson Jr., class of 1942, will be given the award during the College’s Hall of Fame induction ceremony July 19.

“Mr. Thompson is an inspiration to our students and the entire SUNY Canton community,” said Peggy S. Levato, SUNY Canton’s director of alumni affairs. “He is a wonderful example of what can be achieved through hard work and perseverance.”

After graduating with a degree in Agriculture and taking over his family’s dairy farm in Flackville, he and his wife, Esther (Weatherup), purchased a farm in Lisbon in 1954. Thompson traveled the country to develop a prize-winning herd of Holstein cattle. He also was active in St. Lawrence County and New York state Holstein associations.

“His professional skills throughout his many years as a dairyman set a standard of excellence realized by only an elite few in Northern New York throughout the 1970s and 1980s,” said Douglas H. Ort, vice chair of the Lewis County Community Service Board. “He demonstrated excellence, not only with his own family farm, but in investing his knowledge for the benefit of neighbor family farms and for the dairy industry as a whole in New York State.”

In addition to being a successful dairy farmer, he has given generously to the community through his participation in 4H, the Cornell Cooperative Extension and other agricultural organizations.

As an advocate for a quality education, Thompson served on the Lisbon School Board and was appointed to the SUNY Canton College Council in 1954. He was also a member of the first St. Lawrence County Board of Legislators and was recognized as a leader during his tenure.

Thompson’s family has strong ties to the College. His wife is a 1943 SUNY Canton alumna, and their children established the Thompson-Weatherup Family foundation in their parents’ honor, which, among other charitable endeavors, supports a SUNY Canton nursing scholarship. Thompson’s father, Robert Sr., graduated in 1910 as part of the second class of the Agricultural and Technical Institute at Canton, now known as SUNY Canton.

About SUNY Canton:

SUNY Canton offers a variety of career-driven bachelor’s degrees in addition to its associate and certificate programs. In the past year, the College added two new bachelor’s degrees and expanded its facilities with a new athletic center, nicknamed Roos House, and the Grasse River Suites Residence Hall. The College’s faculty members are noted for their professional real-world experience in addition to their academic credentials. SUNY Canton OnLine offers flexible and convenient online courses and programs. The College’s 14 athletic teams compete as provisional members of the NCAA Division III as well as the USCAA.

Media inquiries should be directed to Gregory Kie, Media Relations Manager, or call 315/386-7527.

AAUW Scholarship Honors Late SUNY Canton Librarian

Wednesday, April 3rd, 2013

The St. Lawrence County Branch of the American Association of University Women (AAUW) is giving its annual scholarship in remembrance of SUNY Canton Librarian Mary L. Bucher.

Bucher was a 34-year employee of the College who passed away last spring. She was much revered for her wisdom and helpful nature. She was also the presidentially appointed College Archivist. Bucher was an active and dedicated member of the St. Lawrence County Branch of AAUW, and was the chair of the committee for the chapter’s scholarship.

Mary BucherThe scholarship is awarded to a female SUNY Canton student from St. Lawrence County through the SUNY Canton Foundation. Criteria for the scholarship include the submission of a 500 to 700-word essay, explaining the applicant’s future educational goals, career ambitions, and outlining their service to the community. The recipient must be planning to transfer into a four-year academic program. Preference will be given to non-traditional women who show leadership and community service potential who plan to pursue a degree in one of the science, technology, engineering or mathematic (STEM) fields.

Applications must be sent Betty Connolly, Assistant Vice President for Administration and Affirmative Action Officer for SUNY Canton, 34 Cornell Drive, Canton, N.Y., 13617. The deadline for receiving applications is 4 p.m. on May 3.

The scholarship will be awarded on June 13. For more information, email connolly@canton.edu.

AAUW Scholarship Application Form – (pdf)

 

 

Engineering Scholarships Available at SUNY Canton

Friday, April 8th, 2011

A handful of prestigious, full tuition scholarships remain available for students planning to study in SUNY Canton’s four-year engineering technology programs.

In 2010, the College received a National Science Foundation grant to provide 18 Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Scholarships. There are several STEM scholarships left for the Fall 2011 semester. Each scholarship provides students with $7,200 a year, or $28,800 over four years. Annual tuition for bachelor’s degree programs at SUNY Canton is $4,970 for New York State residents.

Justin Seymour, a SUNY Canton electrical technology student and National Science Foundation scholarship recipient from Elmira.

In order to be eligible, applicants must be accepted into one of several SUNY Canton Canino School of Engineering Technology programs and be able to provide: proof of U.S. Citizenship or permanent residency; a transcript with Regents exam scores of 80 percent or higher, or a transfer GPA of 3.0; and household financial records.

Megan Sampier, a SUNY Canton engineering science student and National Science Foundation scholarship recipient from Colton.

Additionally, applicants will need two letters of recommendation and will need to author a 500-word essay. The scholarships will be awarded to qualified applicants until all remaining slots are filled. Students are encouraged to apply as soon as possible upon acceptance into a qualified program.

Graduates of the College’s engineering technology programs are among the most sought-after employees. The Canino School of Engineering Technology offers a low student to faculty ratio with hands-on access to advanced laboratories and learning facilities.

Terrance E. Davis, a SUNY Canton alternative and renewable energy systems major and National Science Foundation scholarship recipient from the Bronx.

For more information, visit www.canton.edu/nsfsstem, or contact Julie Parkman, associate director of advancement in the SUNY Canton Foundation, parkmanj@canton.edu, 315-386-7746 or the Director of the NSF STEM Scholarship, Lawretta Ononye, associate professor of physics, ononyel@canton.edu, 315-386-7521.

 

SUNY Canton Foundation Awards Inaugural Margaret D. Sovie Nursing Scholarship

Monday, November 1st, 2010

The SUNY Canton Foundation recently awarded a brand-new nursing scholarship to a devoted and deserving North Country student.

Margaret A. McDonnell of Rensselaer Falls was the inaugural recipient of a $5,000 award named in honor of the late Margaret D. Sovie, PhD. The scholarship was created by her husband, Alfred L. Sovie of Ogdensburg, a graduate of the class of 1958. McDonnell had the chance to meet and thank her benefactors at the College’s recent Scholarship Luncheon.

Pictured are 1959 graduate William J. Doe, Margaret A. McDonnell, the inaugural recipient of the Margaret D. Sovie Nursing Scholarship, and 1958 graduate Alfred L. Sovie.

“We are very proud of the donors who step forward to remove the barriers between a student and their education,” said SUNY Canton President Joseph L. Kennedy. “In a time of overwhelming decreases in state funding, foundation scholarships have become more important than ever. In many cases scholarships are the only way a student can afford to access a high-quality education.”

McDonnell and her family have been involved in Haitian relief efforts before and during last year’s catastrophic earthquakes. She has assisted as a translator with a medical team and has been involved with the mission organization, Family Life Outreach. The nursing student was assisting with chiropractic clinics in Cap-Haitien a week before the earthquakes hit.

“Ms. McDonnell was honored to receive this scholarship created in the name of such a highly-regarded healthcare professional,” SUNY Canton’s Director of the Nursing Program John F. Conklin said. “Scholarships for future nurses are an investment in the overall quality of the health of our community.”

The Margaret D. Sovie Scholarship will be awarded annually to a second year nursing student who demonstrates compassion and an eagerness to become a Registered Nurse, as McDonnell has, Conklin said.

Margaret was an internationally recognized scholar, researcher, educator, and nursing administrator as well as a prolific author. Her studies have impacted clinical and practical nursing protocol throughout the United States and other countries. She was known for her fearlessness, outspoken manner, and her strong commitment to mentoring and patient care services.

Her name is associated with other prestigious awards, including the Margaret D. Sovie Writer’s Award, given by the Nursing Economic$ [sic] editorial board. In addition, the University of Rochester Medical Center created the Margaret D. Sovie Lecture Series, and Strong Memorial Hospital created the Margaret D. Sovie Center for Advanced Practice.

Over 300 students at SUNY Canton received either a foundation or state scholarship this year and scholarships awarded this year totaled more than $300,000. The Margaret D. Sovie Scholarship was one of 11 new awards to be created for the 2010-2011 academic year.

Media inquiries should be directed to Gregory Kie, Media Relations Coordinator, or call 315/386-7528.


SUNY Canton Receives Nearly $600,000 NSF Grant for Scholarships

Friday, July 30th, 2010

Over the next four years, SUNY Canton will receive a $596,160 grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to be used for scholarships given to engineering technology students.

Dr. Lawretta Ononye, associate professor of physics, serves as the principal investigator and director of SUNY Canton’s project proposal. She is assisted by colleague Dr. Stephen Frempong, professor of electrical engineering technology and co-principal investigator of the proposal, as well as JoAnne Fassinger, the College’s grants coordinator.

“This is a monumental accomplishment for us as we continue to do everything we can to make college an option for all students, irrespective of their economic circumstance,” said SUNY Canton President Joseph L. Kennedy. “I thank the efforts of Dr. Ononye, Dr. Frempong and JoAnne for working as hard as they did over the last few years to make this a reality for SUNY Canton and our future students.”

SUNY Canton’s project, entitled “Scholarships for Engineering Technology,” will be funded through the NSF Scholarship for Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (S-STEM) project. It will provide scholarships for 18 full-time students who have demonstrated superior academic performance but face economic hardships. An annual award of $7,200 for up to four years will help support the scholars through their degree completion at the College.

The scholarships will be awarded to students in pursuit of a bachelor’s degree or enrolled in a two-year associate degree program with plans of earning their four-year degree.

“A grant of this magnitude is an extraordinary achievement for SUNY Canton and brings us to a new level of grantsmanship,” said Fassinger, who noted that the NSF award is a first for the College. “Grants from the National Science Foundation are considered to be among the most prestigious and competitive in higher education. It is truly a sign of SUNY Canton’s tremendous growth in all areas.”

Programs at the College affected by the S-STEM project include electrical engineering technology, mechanical engineering technology, civil engineering technology, engineering science and alternative and renewable energy.

“I’m very excited that the countless hours and energy we put into the proposal has paid off,” Ononye said. “This award will encourage all students to consider engineering, science and technology, including underrepresented groups and women.”

Frempong emphasized the S-STEM project is of great significance to SUNY Canton and its Canino School of Engineering Technology.  “It has both intellectual merit and broader impact,” he stated. “The funding will help with new support programs, including a mentoring program, STEM seminar, and a tutoring center. We will have the resources to develop a summer program to boost scholars’ physics and mathematics backgrounds. It will also allow us to offer field trips to local businesses and into industry.

“It will enhance the ongoing efforts at SUNY Canton by promoting retention and building a community of scholars,” Frempong added. “It will assist in the placement of students in the workforce or graduate school.”

According to NSF’s website, the S-STEM program “makes grants to institutions of higher education to support scholarships for academically talented, financially needy students, enabling them to enter the workforce following completion of an associate; baccalaureate; or graduate-level degree in science and engineering disciplines.”

Institutions receiving awards are responsible for selecting scholarship recipients, reporting demographic information about student scholars, and managing the S-STEM project on campus.

For more information about SUNY Canton’s S-STEM project, visit: http://www.canton.edu/nsfsstem/.

Media inquiries should be directed to Gregory Kie, Media Relations Coordinator, or call 315/386-7528.