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SUNY Canton Criminal Investigation Students Join Honor Society

Monday, December 15th, 2008

The SUNY Canton Chapter of the Alpha Phi Sigma National Criminal Justice Honor Society recently welcomed several new members.

Student lighting candles during Honor Society ceremony.

Student lighting candles during Honor Society ceremony.

“There are many levels of pride associated with being inducted into an honor society,” noted Steven V. Gilbert, Associate Professor of Criminal Investigation and Alpha Phi Sigma faculty advisor. “There is a personal pride in one’s own accomplishments, coupled with a pride in one’s peers, in addition to the pride in knowing that you are part of an organization that rewards success.”

Among those inducted into the SUNY Canton Omega Upsilon chapter of Alpha Phi Sigma Honor Society were:

 ·      Sapphire Isaac of Brooklyn

·      Chad Sherman of Louisville

·      Ashley Savino of Auburn

·      Mike Bronson of Brasher Falls

·      Chuck Calorusso of Potsdam

·      Diane LaRue of Ogdensburg

In addition to recognizing student success at the honor society induction, two scholarships were awarded to deserving students in the program.

“The Flora Bertram Geller scholarship was established to award a student who has demonstrated a strong background in ethics and motivation within the Omega Upsilon chapter,” Gilbert said. “And I personally fund the Gilbert Forensic Science Scholarship to support a student who shows a strong aptitude in forensics.”

The Flora Bertram Geller scholarship is funded by Barbara Geller Gilbert and Larry Geller in memory of their mother. Barbara presented the scholarship during the induction ceremony.

Heather Biamonte of Marcy received the Flora Bertram Geller scholarship and Caitlyn Hill of Ontario won the Gilbert Forensic Science Scholarship. “Caitlyn was recently accepted as a student affiliate with the American Academy of Forensic Sciences,” Gilbert said. Alpha Phi Sigma is the only National Criminal Justice Honor Society for Criminal Justice Majors.

The society recognizes academic excellence of undergraduate, graduate, as well as doctorate level students. Among its core goals and values are to promote academic excellence in order to make the Criminal Justice System and its practitioners more effective and ethical.

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 100 courses online each semester. The college’s athletic teams belong to 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 Associate Professor Establishes Criminal Investigation Scholarship

Thursday, March 13th, 2008
Gilbert Scholarship

Associate Professor Steven V. Gilbert, Ph.D., recently awarded the Flora Bertram Geller scholarship to Sindy Afriat, a Criminal Investigation student from Chase Mills.

Associate Professor Steven V. Gilbert, Ph.D., recently awarded a brand new scholarship for Criminal Investigation students.

Gilbert personally funds the competitive $500 Gilbert Forensic Science Scholarship, which will be awarded to the student who best researches the field of forensics. “I’ve created an annual poster presentation that will allow students to present their research using both graphics and narratives,” Gilbert said.

Criminal Investigation students were invited to submit their research in the academic poster format that Gilbert will judge. Meg Boyer of Penfield received the first of the competitive awards.

“There have been a large number of advances within this field,” Gilbert said. “Many students are already researching these advances to complement their studies.”

In addition, Gilbert recently facilitated another annual scholarship in memory of Flora Bertram Geller, which is awarded to an Alpha Phi Sigma National Criminal Justice Honor Society student. The inaugural recipient was Sindy Afriat of Chase Mills.

“This scholarship was established to award a student who has demonstrated a strong background in ethics and motivation within the Omega Upsilon chapter,” Gilbert said. “Sindy is the first recipient of this $200 scholarship, which is awarded annually at the Criminal Justice Honor Society induction ceremony.”

Afriat is the president of the Criminal Justice honor society and previously received the Leon and Rachael Bagley Endowed Scholarship through the SUNY Canton Foundation.

Gilbert said that the donors of the scholarship funding wished to remain anonymous.

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.