Posts Tagged ‘Alumni Weekend’

SUNY Canton Invites Alumni to Compete in New Roos House

Thursday, June 2nd, 2011

SUNY Canton’s annual alumni weekend will be highlighted by games in the brand-new Roos House Athletic Center and an inaugural College-wide Hall of Fame induction.

Alumni weekend will begin at 9 a.m. Friday, June 10, with events lasting through Sunday, June 12, at venues around campus and the Canton community.

The College’s Alumni Office made special invitation to former student-athletes, coaches and fans to help celebrate the completion of the $42-million athletic facility.

Hockey

“The idea for this year’s alumni weekend is based on the incredibly successful hockey reunion we held in 2006,” said SUNY Canton President Joseph L. Kennedy. “We’ve extended an invitation to former athletes and coaches from all sports, but we hope that all alumni come take part in this important moment in the College’s history.”

At the previous hockey reunion, nearly 200 players returned to their alma mater. Select guests were chosen to ceremonially break the ice for the new building, which included plans to bring a rink to the college’s campus for the first time.

“With the opening of the Roos House, SUNY Canton will enjoy ‘home ice’ for the first time ever,” noted Terry Martin, who served as the College’s head men’s ice hockey coach for 25 years and compiled a record of 527-211-29 that also included 12 national championship titles. Martin also served as men’s athletic director, women’s soccer coach, men’s lacrosse coach and taught in the physical education department at various points while at SUNY Canton.

“I’ve been to athletic centers across the country and this is among the best that I’ve seen,” he said.

The College’s inaugural Hall of Fame induction will also take place during the weekend. The dinner will celebrate 25 alumni, retired faculty, staff, and college founders who have made significant contributions to the history of SUNY Canton and the surrounding community.

Alumni Weekend

“Our alumni and friends have accomplished so much throughout their lifetime and we are proud to honor them in this way,” said Julie Parkman, associate director of development. “The Hall of Fame and its members tell SUNY Canton’s story through their examples of dedication and service.”

Over the next two years, the College will celebrate 100 inductees who will be known as the Hall of Fame Century Club. Annual inductions will take place once the Century Club is in place.

For a schedule of alumni weekend events or to register, visit http://www.canton.edu/alumni/reunion_reservation.html. For questions, contact the SUNY Canton Alumni Office at 1-800-811-6727 or by email at alumni@canton.edu.

 

Woodcocks to be Honored During Alumni Weekend

Friday, June 13th, 2008

WoodcocksA pivotal group of rooms in one of SUNY Canton’s newest buildings will be named in honor of a dedicated class of 1959 graduate and a 2006 honorary alumna.

The rooms, formerly known as the Multipurpose Rooms in the Richard W. Miller Campus Center will be renamed The Woodcock Conference Suite in recognition of the continuing service of Ronald L. and Blanche K. Woodcock who have residences in Morristown, Baldwinsville, and Estero, Fla. A dedication ceremony is scheduled for 4:30 p.m. Friday, June 13, in the Miller Campus Center during the college’s Alumni Weekend celebration.

“Ron and Blanche have served the college in countless ways,” said SUNY Canton Vice President for Advancement David M. Gerlach. “In 2004, they accepted leadership roles as the Centennial Campaign Co-Chairs and led the SUNY Canton College Foundation through another successful campaign. Their outstanding generosity, visionary leadership, and devotion to SUNY Canton are inspirational for our future students, alumni, and friends.”

The Woodcocks have helped lead the Centennial Campaign to a total exceeding its $10 million dollars by 2010 goal. Ron and Blanche are also avid volunteers, who gladly help out with much of the advancement of the college. Most recently, they assisted with the renovations at the SUNY Canton Alumni House.

“We certainly couldn’t ask for two more model alumni,” said Director of Alumni and Development Peggy S. Levato. “Ron and Blanche step forward to help with just about any project even before we ask for their assistance.”

Ron is a longstanding member of the College Foundation. In 1990, the Woodcocks established the Woodcock Family Scholarship Endowment. That same year, Ron was honored as the recipient of the New York State Alumni Confederation Distinguished Alumni Service Award. He has also been recognized by SUNY Canton as the 1989 Distinguished Alumnus Award recipient.

Blanche received SUNY Canton’s prestigious Honorary Alumna Award for her service to the college. She was involved in the college’s first ever campaign and played an integral role in involving alumni and businesses in development and fundraising on behalf of the college.

The Woodcocks will be joining Professor Emeritus Harry E. King as an honoree of the college during Alumni Weekend. King’s name will be added to the college’s Air Conditioning Engineering Technology Laboratory on Saturday, June 14. It will among the college’s three namesake events so far this year.

This year’s alumni weekend will be highlighted by very special celebrations for the classes of 1958 and 1983, as well as for Nursing, Heating Ventilation and Air Conditioning, Electrical Engineering Technology, and Automotive Technology Graduates. “We are expecting the highest number of attendees in twelve years,” Gerlach said.

SUNY Canton offers a wide variety of career-driven bachelor’s, associate, and certificate programs, as well as three master’s degrees in conjunction with SUNYIT, Utica. Most of SUNY Canton’s new four-year programs are designed so students can take them on-campus, online, or both. SUNY Canton OnLine features more than 65 courses online each semester. The college’s athletic teams have joined the NAIA’s Sunrise Conference, enabling students to compete in their respective sports for four years.

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

Harry E. King Dedication Planned for SUNY Canton’s Alumni Weekend

Monday, June 9th, 2008

Harry KingThe SUNY Canton Air Conditioning Engineering Technology Laboratory will be renamed to honor the program’s founder and 1940 graduate, Harry E. King of Canton.

The naming ceremony will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, June 14, in Nevaldine Technology Center South Room 101 during a reunion for graduates from the Air Conditioning Engineering Technology program.

Over 160 donors came forward to contribute the $100,000 necessary to name the room in honor of King. President Joseph L. Kennedy suggested that the naming was a gift bestowed by King’s students, family, friends, and the SUNY Canton community.

“We’ve received tremendous support for the campaign to honor Harry,” Kennedy said. “It is extremely appropriate for the college to name the lab after the program’s founder and fitting that we forever attach his name to the program. It is a grand recognition of his dedication and devotion to teaching.”

King created the Air Conditioning Engineering Technology program in 1946 in the corner of an old barn with only a few tools and helped orchestrate its tremendous growth until his retirement in 1983. King’s foresight has produced countless successful graduates. Nearly 100 percent of Air Conditioning Engineering Technology alumni secure successful careers immediately following graduation.

King has been decorated with Distinguished Faculty and Distinguished Alumni awards and is a former Alumni Association president. Both a SUNY Canton Foundation scholarship and an American Society of Heating Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Engineers scholarship have been named in his honor.

All of the donors will be recognized on a plaque permanently mounted in the Harry E. King Air Conditioning Engineering Technology Laboratory. “The sheer volume of contributors further demonstrates how much Harry has positively influenced his former students and friends,” said David M. Gerlach, Vice President for Advancement. “The campaign to honor Harry has been so successful because of his wonderful dedication to the college and its students.”

King humbly said that he was honored to have his name associated with the program. “I certainly want to thank everyone who made this possible,” he said.

King lives on Pleasant Street with his wife, Wilda. They have three daughters, JoAnne Danehy, Barbara King, and Martha MacArthur (a graduate of the class of 1974 and 1978).

The naming ceremony is just one of the many events slated for SUNY Canton’s annual Alumni Weekend Celebration, which begins on Friday, June 13. This year’s celebration has special reunions for Automotive Technology, Electrical Engineering Technology, Nursing, in addition to Air Conditioning Engineering Technology graduates.

SUNY Canton offers a wide variety of career-driven bachelor’s, associate, and certificate programs, as well as three master’s degrees in conjunction with SUNYIT, Utica. Most of SUNY Canton’s new four-year programs are designed so students can take them on-campus, online, or both. SUNY Canton OnLine features more than 65 courses online each semester. The college’s athletic teams have joined the NAIA’s Sunrise Conference, enabling students to compete in their respective sports for four years.

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

SUNY Canton Alumni Weekend, June 8-10

Tuesday, June 5th, 2007

SUNY Canton’s annual Alumni Weekend festivities will be held Friday, June 8, through Sunday, June 10.

Some of the highlights at this year’s reunion include:

  • The second annual Clam Bake and Chicken Barbeque honoring the class of 1982 from 6 to 10 p.m. Friday, June 8, in the Roselle Academic Plaza, just outside of the Richard W. Miller Campus Center. Music will be provided by Fred and the Eds, a favorite band at the college.
  • The alumni golf outing will be starting at 10 a.m. on Saturday, June 9, at Potsdam Country Club.
  • A “Murder Mystery Dinner” from 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday, June 9, in Chaney Dining Center presented by Finger Lakes, Ltd., theatrical troupe. This event is open to the public. Tickets are $35 through the SUNY Canton Foundation and the evening includes admission to the President’s reception.
  • The SUNY Canton Ropes course will be open for alumni to zip across the Grasse River during “SUNY Canton Fear Factor” from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday near the footbridges.
  • From 6 to 10 p.m. on Saturday, June 9, on the Roselle Academic Plaza, multiple generations of Delta Kappa Sigma (DKS) fraternity members will be holding a 30th anniversary reunion barbeque. All current and alumni DKS members and their families are invited.

For a complete listing of the weekend’s events visitvwww.canton.edu/alumni/reunion.html, or for more information, contact 315-386-7127, or email alumni@canton.edu.