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Home Energy Performance Presentation Friday, Feb. 10, at SUNY Canton

Wednesday, February 8th, 2017

SUNY Canton will be holding a free Home Energy Performance presentation at noon, Friday (Feb. 10) in Halford Hall.

Jerry K. Loch, outreach coordinator for the Watertown-based Green Jobs, Green New York program, will be describing the best questions to ask when considering updates.

“Houses work as a system,” Loch said. “When you make a home more efficient, you can also positively change its safety and comfort levels.”

The presentation is sponsored by the SUNY Canton Career Ready Education and Success Training (CREST) Center for Workforce Development and the Adirondack North Country Association (ANCA), an independent Contractor for New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA). Participants can also receive a comprehensive home energy assessment.

To RSVP, email crest@canton.edu, or call (315) 386-7686. Attendees are invited to bring their lunches.

 

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.

New Student EMS Squad Starts at SUNY Canton

Wednesday, August 3rd, 2016

EMS-LogoThe service allows students to respond to on-campus calls, supporting both University Police and Canton Fire and Rescue.

SUNY Canton students will be on call to help their peers with medical emergencies this fall.

The college recently received approval from the New York State Department of Health to launch its own Emergency Medical Service (EMS) Squad, an officially designated Basic Life Support First Response Agency that provides support for medical emergencies at the college’s main campus.

Student volunteers will respond and perform an initial patient assessment, which will save time and resources for area first responders. SUNY Canton EMS members can administer oxygen, bandage wounds, perform CPR and rescue breathing, and stabilize patients. More complex situations, and emergencies requiring transportation will continue to be handled by Canton Fire and Rescue.

“Many of our students already volunteer with area rescue squads,” noted SUNY Canton President Zvi Szafran. “We also offer Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) training on campus, and are home to several related academic programs. This is a perfect opportunity for our students to gain real-world emergency experience.”

More than 40 volunteers have already signed up to become first responders as part of the new student-run program, according to EMT Program Coordinator Richard J. “R.J.” Mattimore.

“University Police will alert us when a student on campus has a medical issue,” Mattimore said. “Our responders will be able to provide emergency care for the entire campus 24 hours a day, seven days a week when classes are in session.”

The Squad will provide other services including CPR training for the college community and standby support for sports and special events.

Late last semester, members of the newly-founded organization elected Anthony C. Romano, a Homeland Security major from Amsterdam, as the director and Cory Rolince, a Criminal Investigation major from Syracuse, as the assistant director. The entire group of students will work closely with the Davis Health Center and the Counseling Office, among several other student-focused departments.

 

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 Community Wears Jeans and Raises Funds for Renewal House

Monday, June 20th, 2016

SUNY Canton raised more than $600 to benefit St. Lawrence Valley Renewal House in Canton.

The college held a Denim Day fundraiser and encouraged faculty, staff, students and administration to make a donation and wear jeans to work on April 29. Denim Day is a symbolic gesture of how a community can help change perceptions about violence against women, men and children.

It was the second time SUNY Canton participated in the annual, internationally recognized, event.

Pictured are (l to r) - St. Lawrence Valley Renewal House Executive Director Ilene Burke, SUNY Canton University Police Chief and President of the Renewal House Board of Directors Alan Mulkin, Renewal House Program Director Shari Fawcett, Renewal House Advocate Kelly Forsyth, Renewal House Campus Advocate Angelica Soto, Renewal House Advocate Lauren Matott, Renewal House Advocate Stephanie Hall, SUNY Canton Greek Life Coordinator Amanda Deckert, Renewal House Advocate Alison Wells, and SUNY Canton Title IX Coordinator Amanda Rowley.

Pictured are (l to r) – St. Lawrence Valley Renewal House Executive Director Ilene Burke, SUNY Canton University Police Chief and President of the Renewal House Board of Directors Alan Mulkin, Renewal House Program Director Shari Fawcett, Renewal House Advocate Kelly Forsyth, Renewal House Campus Advocate Angelica Soto, Renewal House Advocate Lauren Matott, Renewal House Advocate Stephanie Hall, SUNY Canton Greek Life Coordinator Amanda Deckert, Renewal House Advocate Alison Wells, and SUNY Canton Title IX Coordinator Amanda Rowley.

 

About St. Lawrence Valley Renewal House

Renewal House is a not-for-profit organization committed to providing support and shelter to victims of domestic violence and their families. It is a client-centered service emphasizing self-help and empowerment headquartered in downtown 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 ten exclusively online bachelor’s degrees. The college’s 15 athletic teams compete as members of the NCAA Division III. For more information, visit www.canton.edu.

SUNY Canton College Council Announces 2016 Award Winners

Monday, May 23rd, 2016

The SUNY Canton College Council recently presented two awards that recognize outstanding professional achievements and dedication to the college.

Director of Institutional Research Sarah E. Todd received the 2016 Excellence in College Service Award, and Secretary I Aimee E. Felt received the 2016 Employee Recognition Award. The council selects both winners after reviewing nominations from the entire campus community.

The Excellence in College Service Award is given annually to a member of the non-teaching professional staff for exceptional performance, professional ability and university service.

Todd, who began working at SUNY Canton in 2011, was recognized for playing a central role in helping the college’s leadership make informed decisions through her work to gather and report data. Her expertise has been instrumental in assisting with a number of initiatives, including SUNY Canton’s reaccreditation by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education in 2013 and the development of a strategic enrollment management plan.

Sarah Todd

“Sarah’s hard work, dedication, and commitment to personal and professional growth have helped SUNY Canton improve in ways that are critical to student success,” said President Zvi Szafran.

The Employee Recognition Award is given annually to a member of the college’s classified staff in recognition of outstanding service through performance and continued growth.

Felt was nominated for her administrative support to the School of Business and Liberal Arts. Colleagues and students praised her professionalism and exceptional customer service skills, noting her helpful and collegial demeanor. She has also demonstrated a desire to take on new challenges, including an adjunct teaching position.

Aimee Felt

“Aimee’s exceptional insight, judgment and ability to adapt readily to a changing working environment are just a few reasons why we are honoring her with this award,” said Szafran.

In addition to her professional responsibilities, Felt was also recognized for her involvement in a number of community service endeavors, including a campus food drive and an awareness campaign about sexual assault.

Both awards were presented at the college’s annual Recognition Day ceremony May 13.

 

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.

Nanotechnology Expert to Speak at SUNY Canton

Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014

Elroy Tatem, Ph.D., a graduate research assistant at the College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering in Albany will discuss the nanotechnology industry at SUNY Canton at noon, Tuesday, Nov. 4, in Nevaldine North, Room 102.

Tatem will provide an overview of his research and share his experiences as a graduate student in a STEM field. The event is free and open to the public.

He earned his bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering at Union College in 2006, where he was the president of the Union College chapter of the National Society of Black Engineers and a mentor in the Science and Technology Entry Program. He went on to attend the SUNY College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering (CNSE) to work as a research assistant while obtaining his Ph.D.

 

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 eight exclusively online bachelor’s degrees. The college’s 14 athletic teams compete as provisional members of the NCAA Division III and the USCAA.

SUNY Canton Burns a Model Dorm Room to Promote Fire Safety

Tuesday, October 7th, 2014

SUNY Canton will be staging a fire in a model dorm room to raise awareness of fire safety.

The controlled burn is part of a daylong series of fire prevention training programs sponsored by the college’s Environmental Health and Safety office. SUNY Canton’s Fire Safety Day will be held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 16, on the Roselle Academic Plaza on SUNY Canton’s campus. The dorm room demonstration is scheduled for noon.

“The dorm room we will burn was built specifically for this demonstration by students in the Wood Structures class,” said Torey J. Russell, environmental health and safety coordinator. “It will be a learning exercise to demonstrate how quickly a fire can spread.”

Members of the Canton Volunteer Fire Department will be on hand to put out the dorm fire.

There will also be a fire extinguisher training simulator, and Christopher Taylor of the New York State Office of Fire Prevention and Control Office will be distributing information.

Fire Safety Day is designed to raise awareness and educate SUNY Canton students, faculty and staff members, but is also free and open to the public.

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 eight exclusively online bachelor’s degrees. The college’s 14 athletic teams compete as provisional members of the NCAA Division III and the USCAA.

Criminal Justice Students Steal Top Honors

Monday, April 4th, 2011

Eight SUNY Canton criminal investigation students have uncovered new evidence that their efforts lead to success.

The students, who are members of SUNY Canton’s Beta Psi Delta club, the College’s chapter of the American Criminal Justice Association, took their first trip to the Association’s National Conference, held March 20-25 at the Memphis Marriott East Hotel in Memphis, Tenn. By the end of the event, the team had earned four top-three finishes.

 

Pictured are (l to r) Thomas J. Stafford of Malone, Armin Muheljic of Utica, Brian K. Harte, SUNY Canton assistant professor of criminal justice, Steve A. Tuttle of Cicero, Elizabeth S. Ayers of Ithaca, and Donald C. Milos II of Poestenkill.

“SUNY Canton is extremely proud of our students and how well they represented the College on the national stage,” said SUNY Canton President Joseph L. Kennedy. “Between earning 12 trophies at last October’s Regional competition and their successes in Memphis, they have put SUNY Canton on the map as one of the strongest criminal justice programs in the country.”

Donald C. Milos II of Poestenkill, highlighted the event for the team as he placed first in the Police Management-Lower Division exam. His efforts in the Criminal Law-Lower Division exam earned him a second place finish.

Senior Elizabeth S. Ayers of Ithaca, finished second in the Corrections-Upper Division category while classmate Thomas J. Stafford of Malone, took third place in the Juvenile Justice-Upper Division exam.

Five others competed at Nationals including Beta Psi Delta President and senior Andrew C. Wood of Hermon, classmates Josh T. Burgert of Canandaigua, and Armin Muheljic of Utica, as well as junior Matthew R. Kraeger of Port Leyden, and sophomore Steve A. Tuttle of Cicero, who were all instrumental in the team’s successes.

“We are humbled to have earned academic honors for SUNY Canton while competing against 75 of the top programs in the nation,” said Brian K. Harte, assistant professor of criminal justice and club advisor. “The criminal justice department’s faculty members strive to promote excellence and scholarship. Placing nationally at this competition is a testament to how strong our criminal justice programs truly are.”

Harte noted the time commitment and energy needed for the students to be so successful at the National level. “Our students devoted many extra hours of study time outside of classes to prepare for this competition,” he said. “They helped gather sponsorships and secure funding that made it possible for us to compete. Their commitment to the College, their team, and their respective course of study makes me even prouder of their accomplishments at both the regional and national levels.”

The Student Cooperative Alliance and the SUNY Canton College Foundation assisted financially in getting the team to Memphis. Local businesses also played a critical role in sponsoring the students, including Eben’s Hearth, SeaComm Federal Credit Union, The Tick-Tock, Computer Guys, McClelland Agronomic Services, and Sergi’s. “Without their support, this trip simply would not have been possible,” Harte said.

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


Traditional Dance

Friday, November 30th, 2007

A Native American dancer spun and danced across the stage of the Kingston Theater, mesmerizing throngs of SUNY Canton students with his flawless performance. Larry Yazzie, an international lecturer, educator, performer, and a world-champion fancy dancer recently visited SUNY Canton for an educational performance, part of the college’s fall line up of student activities. His show balanced entertainment with education and features the high-energy traditional dance. He even brought students up on stage to join in the experience.

SUNY Canton Calls for Distinguished Citizen Nominations

Wednesday, October 31st, 2007

SUNY Canton is seeking nominations for the highly-revered Distinguished Citizen Award.

The award is decided upon by the College Council at their March 2008 meeting. The award will be presented to the deserving recipient (or recipients) at the college’s 100th commencement ceremony on Saturday, May 17, 2008.

The college gives this prestigious award in recognition of exceptional and distinguished service to the College, to the community, to the State, or to the nation. Past recipients include: philanthropists Allan P. and Catherine B. Newell; Edward S. Mucenski of Pinto, Mucenski and Watson P.C. in Potsdam; President Emeritus Earl W. MacArthur; and former state assemblywoman Chloe Ann O’Neil. Every recipient’s name is proudly displayed on a plaque in the Richard W. Miller Campus Center.

Written nominations must be submitted no later than February 1, 2008. Minimally, the nominations should include the name, position or title, a description, and a brief biography of the nominee. At least three letters of support from non-family members should accompany the nomination. Please submit all nominations to Wesley L. Stitt, College Council Chairman, SUNY Canton, 34 Cornell Drive, Canton, NY 13617.

For more information, contact Stacey L. Basford, Assistant to the President, at (315) 386-7204 or email basfords@canton.edu.