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Investigative Perceptions Explored at SUNY Canton’s Law Enforcement Day

Wednesday, March 22nd, 2017

SUNY Canton’s seventh annual Law Enforcement Day will feature new crime scene investigation methodology and will show the limited-distribution documentary by a north country native filmmaker.

Dr. Laura PettlerLaw Enforcement Day 2017 is titled “Investigative Perceptions” and will begin at 9 a.m. Monday (March 27) in the college’s Kingston Theater. It is held by the college’s Criminal Investigation and Criminal Justice departments to highlight the latest trends and developments in the law enforcement industry. All sessions are free and open to the public, but are specifically designed for current and future police officers.

Feature presentations include:

  • A Victim Centered Death Investigations session will run from 9 to 11 a.m. with Laura G. Pettler, Ph.D., a noted authority on physical and behavioral evidence. Pettler is an expert on crime scene staging, or the manipulation of evidence to misdirect an investigation. The presentation will offer a step-by-step demonstration on how to identify, analyze, and evaluate homicide cases while preventing a case from going cold.
  • The keynote presentation will start at 1 p.m. and will include a screening of “Officer Involved,” an unreleased film exploring perspectives in contemporary American policing. The film’s director and Ogdensburg native Patrick Shaver will provide the introduction and will lead a conversation at the conclusion of the movie. Shaver documented the detailed perspectives of American police officers involved in shootings. Officer Involved was an official selection of the 2016 Knoxville Film Festival.

Criminal Justice, Criminal Investigation and related two- and four-year programs are among the most popular degrees offered at the college. SUNY Canton is also home to the state-certified David Sullivan-St. Lawrence County Law Enforcement Academy, which trains the majority of the North Country’s police force.

 

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.

Yoga May Help SUNY Canton Students Deal with Stress

Monday, March 13th, 2017

A new study has been set to determine the effects of mind and body exercises in a higher education setting.

A SUNY Canton faculty member aims to prove yoga can help students battle the stresses of college life.

Assistant Professor Erica M. Sharpe, Ph.D., is seeking student volunteers for a new four-week study to determine the effects of yoga on anxiety, mood, mindfulness, body awareness and overall mental health.

Erica Sharpe

Pictured is SUNY Canton Assistant Professor Erica M. Sharpe, Ph.D., leading a yoga class in the Roos House Convocation, Athletic and Recreation Center. Sharpe will be conducting a new study on the effects of yoga in college students.

“Previous studies have shown that people are calmer after practicing yoga,” Sharpe said. “What makes this study unique is that we are attempting to measure the lasting effects of yoga in the context of academic life.”

Sharpe, who teaches chemistry at SUNY Canton, is the principal investigator for the Yoga for Mental Health in Academia Study Team. Her co-principal investigator is Laura Carim Todd, Ph.D., from Oregon Health and Science University, who has run previous studies on yoga and exercise as methods to increase self-control for smokers who want to quit.

“We hypothesize that the calming effects of a yoga practice actually continue on past the hours immediately following a class, and that these effects may help students become more focused and productive throughout the entire week,” Sharpe said.

Erica Sharpe leading yoga class.

Students will take surveys before and after a weekly yoga session, held 7 p.m. each Tuesday in the Roos House Convocation, Athletic and Recreation Center. Sharpe will also administer surveys before and after stressful academic classes to monitor the lasting effects of yoga throughout the school week.

A control group of student volunteers will also be asked to respond to the experiment questionnaires without participating in yoga classes. She hypothesizes that students in the yoga group will show less of a stress response to their academic classes than students in the non-yoga group.

As a secondary way of accumulating relevant data, Sharpe will be surveying faculty members teaching the participants’ classes to further track the students’ stress levels, mood and academic performance.

“I’m hoping to prove that yoga can affect students’ lives positively and help them handle the stresses of college in a better and more constructive way,” Sharpe said.

She hopes to conduct future versions of this study to measure cortisol levels of the participants. Cortisol is the steroid hormone that the human body releases when they are stressed.

Yoga students

“As the study evolves, we’d like to look at student grades and conduct simulated test-taking situations to see how students respond to stress with and without meditative exercise” Sharpe said.

The study corresponds with SUNY Canton Provost Douglas M. Scheidt’s initiative to promote new faculty research. “By linking professional practice with academic research we can create new opportunities to enhance and promote SUNY Canton’s mission,” Scheidt said.

The first trial is scheduled to begin April 11. Students interested in participating in the study should email YMHA@canton.edu.

 

About SUNY Canton

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

Thursday, March 2nd, 2017

Nursing students in lab

SUNY Canton invites the community to an open house event which will showcase a new high-tech simulation nursing laboratory.

The event will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, March 6, in Wicks Hall, Room 105. Faculty and students will be on hand to demonstrate the lab’s capabilities and explain how the equipment assists with problem solving and assessment.

“Our teaching laboratory replicates a hospital’s intensive care unit, complete with state-of-the-art mannequins which simulate symptoms, diseases and conditions that nurses are likely to see in a real-care setting,” said Nursing Professor and Program Director Debra M. Backus, Ph.D. “These simulations increase students critical thinking, communication and decision making skills.”

Funding for the laboratory was provided in part by a state grant secured by Sen. Patty A. Ritchie.

“We’re grateful for Sen. Ritchie’s continued support of SUNY Canton and, specifically, our nursing programs,” said Vice President for Advancement Anne M. Sibley.

Nursing students in lab

SUNY Canton currently offers three nursing degrees: a Bachelor of Science in Nursing, an Associate of Applied Science in Nursing and a Practical Nursing certificate program.

To RSVP for the event, contact Beth Gravlin at irvine10@canton.edu or call 386-7669.

 

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.

Accreditors Seek Public Feedback on SUNY Canton’s Practical Nursing Program

Thursday, December 22nd, 2016

The Accrediting Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) will be holding a public forum seeking feedback about SUNY Canton’s Practical Nursing Program from 3 to 4 p.m. January 31 in Cook Hall Room 121.

The college’s practical nursing certificate degree program is undergoing a site review. During this review, the accreditors wish to hear comments and suggestions from the public to help measure the program’s effectiveness.

The goal of accreditation is to ensure that the education provided by SUNY Canton meets acceptable levels of quality as a premiere educational institution. Members of the college’s faculty, staff and administration use accreditation as another way to measure the success of programs and evaluate the quality of each career-driven major.

The practical nursing program was established in 2009 and is noted for providing a highly respected nursing workforce for physicians’ offices, clinics, nursing homes, hospice and hospitals.

Written comments are welcome and should be submitted by January 30, 2017 to Marsal P. Stoll, Chief Executive Officer, Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, 3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850, Atlanta, GA 30326, or by email, mstoll@acenursing.org.

SUNY Canton Dental Hygiene Makes 10,000 Smiles

Wednesday, December 21st, 2016

Pictured are (l to r) Wanda K. King of Utica received a special gift for being the 10,000th patient at SUNY Canton’s Dental Hygiene Clinic in Rome, N.Y. her student hygienist, Felicity P. Runge of Carthage.

The SUNY Canton Dental Hygiene Clinic recently saw its 10,000th patient.

“The SUNY Canton students enrolled in dental hygiene provide preventive care to volunteers from the community,” noted Professor Pamela P. Quinn, who oversees the clinic. “Our 10,000th patient to receive care at the clinic was Wanda K. King of Utica. We were very proud to achieve this milestone as we prepare to celebrate our 10-year anniversary.”

King was given a celebratory gift provided by Crest and Oral B by her student-hygienist, Felicity P. Runge of Carthage.

The clinic, which is operated at the VA Outpatient Medical Facility in Rome, N.Y., celebrated its grand opening in 2006 and its first class of students graduated in 2008.

The Dental Hygiene program has received multiple awards for service within the Rome community, including the prestigious American Dental Hygienists Association Student Member Community Service Award and a $5,000 grant from the Wrigley Company Foundation to offer children preventative dental services.

SUNY Canton students provide care for children (age 5 and older) and adults. Services include screening exams, cavity checks, periodontal screenings and cleanings, exposure of x-rays, application of fluoride, and placement of sealants. Services are offered for qualifying patients at a discounted fee of $10.00 for children and $15.00 for adults. Veterans receive care free of charge. To make an appointment, please call the clinic at 315-336-3484.

 

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 College Foundation Helps Criminal Investigation Students Gain Real-World Experience

Monday, November 7th, 2016

The SUNY Canton College Foundation helped 20 students learn how to crack cold cases and unravel the mysteries of complex crimes.

The College Foundation recently contributed nearly $6,000, or about 75 percent of the cost for each student to participate in a two-day symposium with Laura G. Pettler, Ph.D., a noted authority on physical and behavioral evidence. Pettler is an expert on crime scene staging, or the manipulation of evidence to misdirect an investigation, according to Elizabeth A. Brown, Ph.D., an associate professor who teaches in the Criminal Investigation program.

Students and faculty from the SUNY Canton Criminal Investigation program stand with Laura Pettler, Ph.D., during a recent crime scene staging symposium. The advanced learning opportunity was partially paid for by the SUNY Canton College Foundation.

Students and faculty from the SUNY Canton Criminal Investigation program stand with Laura Pettler, Ph.D., during a recent crime scene staging symposium. The advanced learning opportunity was partially paid for by the SUNY Canton College Foundation.

The training was previously reserved for law enforcement professionals. It was offered to a college-level audience for the first time at SUNY Canton. “Students would not have been able to access this professional-level training without assistance from the College Foundation,” Brown said.

Pettler’s approach is geared toward modern police investigation and interview techniques and employs the scientific method to focus on examining crime and the offenders who commit the acts.

Crime Scene Staging Laser Analysis“When our students analyze crime scenes, either in class or in real life, they can never discount the idea that the evidence has been altered,” said Brown. “Dr. Pettler illustrated examples where the evidence had been moved to suggest something else had happened. Such manipulation could point to the wrong suspect or even make the case unsolvable.”

Students said that the symposium used actual police files to help them establish the nature of a crime. “We actually got to solve a case and determine whether it was staged or not,” said Marissa O. Woodworth of Malone. “This is exactly what I want to do when I graduate.”

SUNY Canton Vice President for Advancement Anne M. Sibley said funding the seminar was one of the many ways that the College Foundation supports students and the college as a whole.

“We were glad to be able to facilitate this real-world experience and career preparation for Criminal Justice students,” said Anne M. Sibley, vice president for advancement. ““Facilitating seminars, offering scholarships, faculty and staff development and campus enhancement awards are all ways that donor support helps advance the college’s mission.”

 

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 Graduates Nearly 900 Students at 108th Commencement

Saturday, May 7th, 2016

The SUNY Canton class of 2016 was honored at the college’s 108th Commencement Ceremony held Saturday, May 7, in the Roos House Convocation, Athletic and Recreation Center.

SUNY Canton President Zvi Szafran, Ph.D., congratulated the nearly 900 graduates on their hard work and dedication.

SUNY Canton Interim Dean Kenneth A. Erickson of the School of Science Health and Criminal Justice shakes hands with Steven J. Bueno of Yonkers. Bueno was one of about 900 students who were eligible to graduate this year.

SUNY Canton Interim Dean Kenneth A. Erickson of the School of Science Health and Criminal Justice shakes hands with Steven J. Bueno of Yonkers. Bueno was one of about 900 students who were eligible to graduate this year.

“I am extremely proud of you as you achieve this major goal in your lives,” he said. “I know that as you move forward in life, you’ll be able to accomplish many great things, as have the many alumni from SUNY Canton who have preceded you.”

Alumnus John G. Duken, class of 1981, delivered the keynote speech and talked about the importance of hard work and preparation as they begin their careers.

“Luck is found at the crossroads of preparation and opportunity,” he said.

SUNY Canton Alumnus John G. Duken, class of 1981, delivered the keynote speech at Commencement 2016. Duken is a former top executive with Dick’s Sporting Goods.

SUNY Canton Alumnus John G. Duken, class of 1981, delivered the keynote speech at Commencement 2016. Duken is a former top executive with Dick’s Sporting Goods.

Duken is a former top executive with Dick’s Sporting Goods and helped lead the multi-billion dollar company during a remarkable period of growth from 1999 until his retirement in 2014. He earned his Associate Degree in Accounting at SUNY Canton prior to attending the University of Southern California.

The Student Government Association President and David R. Maynard Student Activities Award winner Khaina Solomon also congratulated her fellow graduates on their achievements and advised them to continue to learn from their accomplishments and mistakes. Solomon is from Brooklyn and earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Management.

SUNY Canton Alumni Association President Kelly Obermayer (class of 1979) gives Sarah M. Ray a special medallion at the college’s Commencement Ceremony. Ray is a graduate of the Veterinary Technology program and the college’s Outstanding Graduate at the Bachelor’s degree level.

SUNY Canton Alumni Association President Kelly Obermayer (class of 1979) gives Sarah M. Ray a special medallion at the college’s Commencement Ceremony. Ray is a graduate of the Veterinary Technology program and the college’s Outstanding Graduate at the Bachelor’s degree level.

Several other students were recognized at the ceremony, including:

  • Veterinary Technology major Sarah M. Ray from New Windsor, who earned the Outstanding Baccalaureate Graduate Award.
  • Criminal Justice major Kaitlyn N. Tibbetts from Farmingville, who earned the Outstanding Associate Graduate Award.

A special medallion was presented to all graduates on behalf of the SUNY Canton Alumni Association.

The top six bachelor’s degrees awarded, in order of popularity, were Management, Nursing, Criminal Investigation, Sports Management, Veterinary Technology.

The top five associate degrees awarded, in order of popularity were Nursing, Criminal Justice, Veterinary Technology, Liberal Arts and Business Administration.

 

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.

Kaitlyn Tibbetts Earns SUNY Canton’s Outstanding Graduate Award

Saturday, May 7th, 2016

TibbettsKaitlyn N. Tibbetts of Farmingville was named SUNY Canton’s Outstanding Graduate for the class of 2016.

Tibbetts is graduating with her Associate Degree in Criminal Justice and has dedicated much of her free time to volunteering on campus and in the community while earning her degree.

Her leadership experience includes positions as vice president of the American Criminal Justice Association, senator for the Criminal Justice Student Association, treasurer of the Residence Hall Association, and secretary of the SUNY Canton Emergency Medical Service (EMS) squad. She is also a volunteer firefighter with Canton Fire and Rescue.

“As one of the founding members of SUNY Canton’s on-campus EMS program, we have relied on Kaitlyn to help get our organization off the ground,” said EMS Advisor Richard J. Mattimore. “She is incredibly mature and has proven to be a great asset.”

She has also volunteered at campus fundraising events, such as the Buddy Walk, the Alzheimer’s Walk, and the Nicole Fleury Run. She has earned both Dean’s List and President’s List honors while fulfilling her work obligations as an assistant in the Athletics Department, a note taker for the Office of Accommodative Services and a Resident Assistant in Kennedy Hall.

Tibbetts plans to continue her studies at SUNY Canton in the four-year Criminal Investigation program.

 

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 Outstanding Graduate Sarah M. Ray

Friday, May 6th, 2016

Sarah RayA SUNY Canton student Veterinary Technology graduate will be receiving the college’s Outstanding Graduate Award at the college’s 108th Commencement this weekend.

Sarah M. Ray of New Windsor is being recognized for her community service endeavors, academic achievements and leadership abilities. As a graduate of the Veterinary Technology program and member of the student Veterinary Technology Association, she has volunteered at animal shelters in the North Country and in her hometown.

She has been both a member and President of SUNY Canton’s Habitat for Humanity student chapter and has helped build homes for families in need in Pittsburgh, Pa., and Delray Beach, Fla.

“Sarah has played an integral part in the alternative spring break trips,” said Grants Coordinator and former Habitat for Humanity chapter advisor JoAnne M. Fassinger. “She also has superior organizational skills, which are evidenced through her coordination of several bottle and can drives that raised funds to cover travel expenses for the students.”

Ray is the Secretary of the Tau Phi Zeta honor society and was named to the SUNY Canton President’s List every semester. She works as a peer tutor in the Office of Accommodative Services and the Math and Science Tutoring Center. She previously earned an Associate Degree in Veterinary Science Technology from SUNY Canton and is a licensed veterinary technician. Following graduation, she plans to continue her education at Tufts University Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine.

 

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.