KEEPING COOL – Students from SUNY Canton’s Air Conditioning Engineering Technology recently received scholarships from the American Society of Heating Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE). Pictured are (l to r) William Benoit of Deerfield, Avery Denney of Potsdam and Mike Lowe of Kingston. Not pictured is Benjamin Larose of Potsdam who also won a scholarship through ASHRAE.
Students in SUNY Canton’s highly-regarded Air Conditioning Engineering Technology program brought home four scholarships from a recent American Society of Heating Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) conference.
The group of students recently traveled to the professional conference as one of their activities through HAC’KERS, their curriculum club.
“The students each wrote an application for the scholarships earlier this year,” said Charles A. Stead, an Air Conditioning Engineering Technology Instructor. “They were all very excited and even a little surprised when they received their scholarships.”
ASHRAE scholarship recipients included:
- Mike Lowe from Kingston received a $3,000 national ASHRAE Scholarship, which was previously won by a SUNY Canton student in 2004.
- William Benoit of Deerfield received a $750 Harry King scholarship through the Central New York ASHRAE Chapter. Benoit’s scholarship is named for SUNY Canton’s own Professor Emeritus and Innovative Air Conditioning Engineering leader.
- Avery Denney of Potsdam received a $500 ASHRAE scholarship through the Central New York ASHRAE Chapter.
- Benjamin Larose of Potsdam received a $500 ASHRAE Scholarship through the Central New York ASHRAE Chapter.
The Air Conditioning Engineering Technology program is one of the most widely respected programs in the Canino School of Engineering Technology. The program was founded by Professor Emeritus Harry King in 1946. Nearly 100 percent of the program’s graduates are hired immediately upon graduation.
Successful SUNY Canton alumni including longstanding college supporters Joel Canino, John Halford, Ronald Woodcock, and Professor Emeritus Arthur Hurlbut, all graduated from the program.
Earlier this year, Canino implemented the program’s first fully comprehensive scholarship which allows for two students from Baldwinsville High School to enroll in the program.