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SUNY Canton Canino School Celebrates Distinguished Faculty Member

Tuesday, May 5th, 2009
William Mein

Assistant Dean and Associate Professor William Mein will receive the 2009 Distinguished Faculty award.

An Assistant Dean and Associate Professor in the Canino School of Engineering Technology at SUNY Canton will be receiving the 2009 Distinguished Faculty award for his patience, understanding, and guidance.

William Mein will be among the faculty, staff, and scholars highlighted at the college’s 101st Commencement Ceremony held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, May 16, outdoors across from French Hall.

“He was my mentor as a student, and now, he is my mentor as a peer,” said Robert Randall, an Instructor in the Computer Information Systems program. “After working with Professor Mein I understand just how dedicated he is to his students, his various duties, his fellow faculty members, and SUNY Canton.”

Mein helped develop the Computer Information Systems program at the college. He has participated in numerous committees and volunteer activities, including the Faculty Affairs Committee and the IDAP Awards Committee. He is a member of the Canton-Potsdam Hospital Community Relations Board, an active member of the Potsdam Rotary Club, and a judge for the United States Figure Skating Association.

“Bill is hardworking and extraordinarily capable,” noted Canino School of Engineering Technology Dean David J. Wells. “I’m impressed with his low-key, casual, and extremely effective leadership style. He continually demonstrates his commitment to life-long learning and encourages other faculty to do the same.”

When Mein was nominated for the Distinguished Faculty Award, numerous students stepped forward to add their support. Many of those nominations mentioned his patience and kindness toward all students. “His kindness put me at ease when I was frustrated with the assignments,” noted Stacia Dutton, another of Mein’s protégés. “As a single mother who was working full-time and attending college, I was often overwhelmed. It was Mr. Mein’s faith in me that kept me persevering.”

Mein received his bachelor’s degree in Mathematics from SUNY Potsdam in 1966. He continued with his education at SUNY Potsdam and received his master’s in Mathematics in 1969. Further continuing his education at Queens University in Kingston, Ontario, he earned another master’s in Computer and Information Sciences in 1975. Mein started working for SUNY Canton in September of 2000 as an Assistant Professor in the Information Technology Department.

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 offers a four-day academic week allowing students greater flexibility for work, family, or other obligations. The College’s athletic teams belong to the NAIA’s Sunrise Conference, enabling students to compete in their respective sports for four years.

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SUNY Canton Professor Rosanna M. Moser Receives Distinguished Faculty Recognition

Monday, May 7th, 2007

Rosanna MoserBusinesses that hire SUNY Canton students from the Office Technology program know they are getting career-minded, work-ready professionals. Professor of Office Technology Rosanna M. Moser makes sure of it.

Moser has received the 2007 Distinguished Faculty Award and will be among the faculty, staff, and scholars highlighted at the college’s 99th Commencement Ceremony held 10:30 a.m. Saturday, May 19, in Alumni Gymnasium at Dana Athletic Center. She is known for her own professional, courteous demeanor and her diligent efforts to make sure students are equally prepared with immediately marketable skills.

“Professor Rosanna Moser is a terrific example of why SUNY Canton is thriving and why our students are so successful,” said SUNY Canton President Joseph L. Kennedy. “She imparts wisdom directly applicable to each student’s future careers coupled with the hands-on approach of her programs.”

Professor Moser has a quiet demeanor and an “unsung” status belying the fact that she has positively impacted a countless number of students. She has helped secure internships for students within their chosen field, most of which lead to 100 percent placement.

Associate Professor Emeritus Robert W. Stilson describes her as, “… dedicated, professional, responsible, respectful, articulate, and kind.”

Professor Moser is the department chairperson of Business faculty within the School of Business and Public Service. She also organized Professional Development Week, allowing students from all curricula can hone their interview skills, learn to dress for success, and engage in extra-curricular learning. She dramatically and positively influences the lives of her students and colleagues on a daily basis.

She earned her baccalaureate degree in Personnel Administration from Empire State College in 1982 and her Master of Science degree in Vocational and Technical Education in 1985 at SUNY Oswego. She has subsequently completed 30 credit hours of additional post graduate coursework.