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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 Names Retired Nurse Practitioner as 2016 Distinguished Alumna

Thursday, June 2nd, 2016

Kathy WyckoffKatherine M. Wyckoff, class of 1977, has been chosen to receive SUNY Canton’s 2016 Distinguished Alumna Award. She will be presented with the award during the college’s upcoming Alumni Weekend Celebration.

She was chosen for her contributions to the quality of women’s healthcare in the North Country through her work with Planned Parenthood, in addition to many years of service to the community.

“Kathy has built a life of deep involvement and commitment to the North Country, quietly making a positive difference for our region,” said Vice President for Advancement Anne Sibley. “Kathy also understands the hard work and determination required by so many SUNY Canton students to earn a degree, having followed that road herself to a successful career.”

Wyckoff and her husband, Peter, have been generous supporters and volunteers with many local nonprofit organizations, including Grasse River Heritage and Garden Share.

“At a time when funding was critical, Kathy and Peter were generous of their time and financial support to ensure these two organizations would survive and give back to the community,” said Anneke Larrance, executive board member of Grasse River Heritage.

Over the years, the Wyckoffs have donated funds to purchase laboratory equipment for SUNY Canton’s Nursing program and have endowed a scholarship that is awarded to either an entering or continuing non-traditional Nursing student.

Wyckoff is also a board member of the Northern New York Community Foundation, which assists local charitable organizations and provides scholarship funds for students in Jefferson, Lewis and St. Lawrence counties.

 

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 Names New Vice President for Advancement

Monday, November 2nd, 2015

Anne SibleyAnne M. Sibley was recently appointed as vice president for advancement and executive director of the Canton College Foundation at SUNY Canton.

She will be responsible for leading advancement and alumni affairs activities and personnel, as well as developing fundraising strategies to support the college’s mission and priorities.

Since 2007 she has served as director of planned giving for St. Lawrence University, managing a broad program that included soliciting donors, stewarding the legacy society and producing marketing materials to promote planned giving opportunities.

Sibley was also St. Lawrence University’s associate director of major gifts from 2003 to 2007. In addition she served on several university strategic planning committees. She will be starting her new position at SUNY Canton Nov. 30.

“I’m looking forward to the skills and drive Anne will be bringing to the Advancement Office and our college,” said SUNY Canton President Zvi Szafran. “This year the college awarded more than $302,000 in student scholarships and will be funding numerous faculty- and staff-led initiatives. Our hope is to expand the foundation’s reach even farther in upcoming years.”

Sibley is returning to SUNY Canton after serving in several leadership roles from 1987 to 2000, including director of public relations, senior assistant to the president, and director of sponsored research and programs.

“Securing funding for scholarships and program enhancements is important for the continued growth of SUNY Canton,” Sibley said. “I look forward to working with the great team in the Advancement Office and getting to know the alumni.”

She is active in the community and is currently the chair of the Grasse River Heritage Area Development Corporation’s fundraising committee.

Sibley earned a master’s degree in Educational Administration and bachelor’s degrees in Biology and English Literature from St. Lawrence University. She resides in Colton with her husband, Chip Jenkins, and their three children.

 

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.