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’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’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.