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SUNY Canton Celebrates Grand Reopening of the Cyber Café

Wednesday, October 25th, 2017

SUNY Canton’s Cyber Café in the Southworth Library celebrated a grand reopening with a new look, more dining options and expanded hours.

New seating and soft lighting help establish a fresh atmosphere for the college’s premier coffee shop.

Roody Roo, President Zvi Szafran, student Jamie Johnson, and Vicki Lavoie prepare to cut the ribbon at the newly renovated Cyber Café.

CYBER REOPENS – Pictured are (l to r) SUNY Canton Mascot Roody Roo, college President Zvi Szafran, student Jamie N. Johnson of Brooklyn, and College Association Retail Food Associate Vicki Lavoie as they prepare to cut the ribbon at the newly renovated Cyber Café.

“We wanted to create a better space for students to eat and study in, and we wanted it to be open at night,” said SUNY Canton President Zvi Szafran during a ribbon-cutting ceremony. “In the future, we see this as a space where we can hold concerts and diversity events.”

Szafran said that State Senator Patricia A. “Patty” Ritchie helped the college secure a grant to pay for some of the upgrades.

The Cyber Café is open from 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday, and Cyber @Night is open 7 to 10 p.m. Sunday through Thursday.

In addition to offering Starbucks coffee and espresso beverages, the eatery now has a build-your-own panini sandwich station. The location also serves soup, quiche and signature salads made with fresh, locally-grown produce. The evening menu spotlights some street vendor favorites, including walking tacos, hot dog explosions, nachos and macaroni and cheese. Dessert and pastry options are available at any hour.

Student purchases a cup of coffee from the Cyber Café .

COFFEE CROWD – The Cyber Café boasts an expanded menu and new hours, and remains as the only location on campus to proudly serve Starbucks coffee.

“The library is such a vibrant and active place,” said SUNY Canton Provost Douglas M. Scheidt. “This new space helps solidify it as one of the central locations for students on campus.”

The Cyber Café originally opened in 2004. It has primarily been staffed by Vicki Lavoie, a retail food associate with the College Association. Lavoie won the Employee Recognition award in 2010 for her welcoming demeanor and helpful attitude.


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 13 exclusively online degrees. The college’s 15 athletic teams compete at the NCAA Division III level and are conference members of the newly formed American Collegiate Athletic Association.

SUNY Canton Employee Recognized for Exemplary Service

Tuesday, June 1st, 2010

From a relatively small space in the corner of the Southworth Library, Vicki LaVoie Rogers makes a big impact that reverberates all the way through the SUNY Canton campus on a daily basis. Throughout her career at the College, she has made people smile.

Rogers, a retail food associate at the College, was recognized for her exemplary service to others with the 2010 SUNY Canton Employee Recognition Award. She is well known by nearly everyone on campus for her welcoming demeanor and helpful attitude while working at the Cyber Café, the library hotspot for Starbucks coffee and friendly conversations.

Ronald O'Neill, Vicky Rogers and President Kennedy

“In a year when our College placed a big spotlight on our service to students and each other, Vicki seemed to shine the brightest,” said SUNY Canton President Joseph L. Kennedy. “Sometimes unknowingly, she specializes in customer service. If you’ve ever had a smile change your day, then you can relate to what Vicki brings to the life of our campus.”

Rogers has worked in food service since she began in 1999. She served as a supervisor at Chaney Dining Center and began working at the Cyber Café when it opened in 2004. In addition to her work at the Café, she does many catering events and is often one of the first people to jump in and offer to help.

“I have seen her be a confidante to our students and a booster of spirits. She lights up the Cyber Café and her personality has set the mood for the great attraction the Café has become on our campus,” said Associate Director of Advancement Julie Parkman. “I have worked with Vicki now at many events, including the Honors Convocation Celebration dinners, Scholarship Luncheons, and other major Foundation functions like Alumni weekend. Her first priority is always helping to make the event an outstanding experience for guests. “

For many, Rogers has become much more than just a friendly face to greet you in the morning. “Vicki not only provides excellent customer service to meet their needs, but also serves as a goodwill ambassador,” said Molly Mott, Dean of Academic Services and Retention. “Her role in creating a welcoming environment for all who come cannot be overstated or emphasized enough.’”

Rogers is the 15th recipient of the SUNY Canton College Council’s annual award. She received the award during the College’s Recognition Day on Friday, May 28.

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