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Area Agencies Help Promote Healthy Lifestyles at SUNY Canton

Tuesday, October 18th, 2016

SUNY CantonArea agencies and campus resources will be showcased at SUNY Canton’s Fall Health Fair.

The Health Fair will run from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 25 in the Richard W. Miller Campus Center’s Room 212. The event is free and open to the public. The first 100 students at the event will receive a free backpack.

“Our Green Dot program and our on-campus EMS squad will both have a table at this year’s health fair,” said Health Educator and Wellness Coordinator Farren C. Lobdell. “Both new programs will display alongside more than 30 area organizations, businesses and community resources that emphasize or encourage health or healthy lifestyle choices.”

The college adopted Green Dot, which trains students, faculty and staff how to stop sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence and stalking by intervening before a situation gets out of hand. The college’s student EMS program is new this year and provides basic support for on-campus medical emergencies.

Among the exhibitors at this year’s SUNY Canton Health Fair are:

  • ACR Health
  • Acupuncture by Design
  • Alzheimer’s Association
  • Body Shop Fitness and Salon
  • Canton-Potsdam Hospital
  • Claxton-Hepburn Medical Center
  • Community Health Center of the North Country
  • Fidelis Care
  • Health Initiative
  • Healthy Way
  • Hospice and Palliative Care of St. Lawrence Valley
  • Kinney Drugs
  • Le-Vel
  • Mary Kay
  • North Country Prenatal/Perinatal Council
  • Paula Youmell, RN
  • Planned Parenthood of the North Country, New York
  • Potsdam Food Co-op
  • Reachout Crisis and Information Hotline
  • Renewal House
  • Rose Hill Treatment Center
  • Seaway Parkinson’s Coalition
  • Seaway Valley Prevention Council
  • Lawrence County Traffic Safety Program
  • Lawrence County Public Health Department
  • Lawrence County Office for the Aging
  • State Hearing & Audiology, PC
  • Syracuse VA Medical Center
  • United Health Care
  • Watertown Vet Center’s Mobile Veteran’s Unit
  • Young Living Essential Oils

Additionally, students from the college’s Health and Fitness Promotion program will be providing health screenings and students from the Physical Therapist Assistant program will be offering free mini-massages.

For more information, email davisf@canton.edu.

 

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 nine exclusively online bachelor’s degrees. The college’s 15 athletic teams compete as members of the NCAA Division III.

New Student EMS Squad Starts at SUNY Canton

Wednesday, August 3rd, 2016

EMS-LogoThe service allows students to respond to on-campus calls, supporting both University Police and Canton Fire and Rescue.

SUNY Canton students will be on call to help their peers with medical emergencies this fall.

The college recently received approval from the New York State Department of Health to launch its own Emergency Medical Service (EMS) Squad, an officially designated Basic Life Support First Response Agency that provides support for medical emergencies at the college’s main campus.

Student volunteers will respond and perform an initial patient assessment, which will save time and resources for area first responders. SUNY Canton EMS members can administer oxygen, bandage wounds, perform CPR and rescue breathing, and stabilize patients. More complex situations, and emergencies requiring transportation will continue to be handled by Canton Fire and Rescue.

“Many of our students already volunteer with area rescue squads,” noted SUNY Canton President Zvi Szafran. “We also offer Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) training on campus, and are home to several related academic programs. This is a perfect opportunity for our students to gain real-world emergency experience.”

More than 40 volunteers have already signed up to become first responders as part of the new student-run program, according to EMT Program Coordinator Richard J. “R.J.” Mattimore.

“University Police will alert us when a student on campus has a medical issue,” Mattimore said. “Our responders will be able to provide emergency care for the entire campus 24 hours a day, seven days a week when classes are in session.”

The Squad will provide other services including CPR training for the college community and standby support for sports and special events.

Late last semester, members of the newly-founded organization elected Anthony C. Romano, a Homeland Security major from Amsterdam, as the director and Cory Rolince, a Criminal Investigation major from Syracuse, as the assistant director. The entire group of students will work closely with the Davis Health Center and the Counseling Office, among several other student-focused departments.

 

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.

Kaitlyn Tibbetts Earns SUNY Canton’s Outstanding Graduate Award

Saturday, May 7th, 2016

TibbettsKaitlyn N. Tibbetts of Farmingville was named SUNY Canton’s Outstanding Graduate for the class of 2016.

Tibbetts is graduating with her Associate Degree in Criminal Justice and has dedicated much of her free time to volunteering on campus and in the community while earning her degree.

Her leadership experience includes positions as vice president of the American Criminal Justice Association, senator for the Criminal Justice Student Association, treasurer of the Residence Hall Association, and secretary of the SUNY Canton Emergency Medical Service (EMS) squad. She is also a volunteer firefighter with Canton Fire and Rescue.

“As one of the founding members of SUNY Canton’s on-campus EMS program, we have relied on Kaitlyn to help get our organization off the ground,” said EMS Advisor Richard J. Mattimore. “She is incredibly mature and has proven to be a great asset.”

She has also volunteered at campus fundraising events, such as the Buddy Walk, the Alzheimer’s Walk, and the Nicole Fleury Run. She has earned both Dean’s List and President’s List honors while fulfilling her work obligations as an assistant in the Athletics Department, a note taker for the Office of Accommodative Services and a Resident Assistant in Kennedy Hall.

Tibbetts plans to continue her studies at SUNY Canton in the four-year Criminal Investigation program.

 

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.