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SUNY Canton Announces Outstanding Graduate Sarah M. Ray

Friday, May 6th, 2016

Sarah RayA SUNY Canton student Veterinary Technology graduate will be receiving the college’s Outstanding Graduate Award at the college’s 108th Commencement this weekend.

Sarah M. Ray of New Windsor is being recognized for her community service endeavors, academic achievements and leadership abilities. As a graduate of the Veterinary Technology program and member of the student Veterinary Technology Association, she has volunteered at animal shelters in the North Country and in her hometown.

She has been both a member and President of SUNY Canton’s Habitat for Humanity student chapter and has helped build homes for families in need in Pittsburgh, Pa., and Delray Beach, Fla.

“Sarah has played an integral part in the alternative spring break trips,” said Grants Coordinator and former Habitat for Humanity chapter advisor JoAnne M. Fassinger. “She also has superior organizational skills, which are evidenced through her coordination of several bottle and can drives that raised funds to cover travel expenses for the students.”

Ray is the Secretary of the Tau Phi Zeta honor society and was named to the SUNY Canton President’s List every semester. She works as a peer tutor in the Office of Accommodative Services and the Math and Science Tutoring Center. She previously earned an Associate Degree in Veterinary Science Technology from SUNY Canton and is a licensed veterinary technician. Following graduation, she plans to continue her education at Tufts University Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine.

 

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.

SUNY Canton Students Spend Spring Break with Habitat for Humanity

Monday, March 30th, 2015

Fourteen SUNY Canton students used their spring break to help build homes for Florida families who do not have access to affordable housing.

Habitat for Humanity

Members of SUNY Canton’s Habitat for Humanity student club spent their spring break in Florida helping to build homes for families in need.

 

Members of the Habitat for Humanity student club worked on two homes in Delray Beach and Boynton Beach, Fla., from March 6-13. Students worked alongside the local Habitat for Humanity chapter and the future homeowners to paint exterior siding and install drywall.

The club raised money for the trip by holding fundraisers throughout the year. SUNY Canton alumni Anthony Javarone and Richard and Marilyn Rausch also made contributions to the club.

In addition, the following area businesses supported the trip by donating funds or raffle items:

  • Adirondack Fragrance and Flavor Farm, Parishville
  • Chipotle Mexican Grill, Watertown
  • Glow Spa, Canton
  • The Knights of Columbus, Ogdensburg
  • Nature’s Storehouse, Canton
  • Thai Cuisine, Potsdam
  • WTC Surveyors, Canton

Florida sponsors included Sweet Tomatoes in Coral Springs, Fla., and Park Avenue BBQ & Grille in Boca Raton, Fla.

To donate to the Habitat for Humanity student club, contact the SUNY Canton College Foundation at (315) 386-7127 or alumni@canton.edu. Bessette’s Liquor and Wine in Canton is also accepting bottle return donations for the club.

 

About SUNY Canton

SUNY Canton is Northern New York’s premier college for career-driven bachelor’s degrees, associate degrees and certificate programs. The college delivers quality hands-on programs in engineering technology, health, management and public service. 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 14 athletic teams compete as provisional members of the NCAA Division III and the USCAA.

Students Build a Spring Break for Habitat for Humanity

Thursday, April 4th, 2013

About a dozen SUNY Canton students are taking on extra work during their spring break.

On Saturday, April 6, members of the Habitat for Humanity student club will be traveling to Lexington, KY. They will spend five days helping with demolition of old structures, or building and/or restoring houses with the end goal of providing new homes for families who do not have access to affordable housing.

Habitat for Humanity

Pictured are (l to r) Precious Cummings, Club Secretary Melissa Cummins, Club President Mark Phillips, Alexis Wiland, Ashley Dixon, Club Advisor and Grants Coordinator JoAnne Fassinger, Ashley Chapin-Senator, Sarah Carver, Jordan Edwards, Club Treasurer Alyssa Baker, Nevada Schoonover, and Trish Poette. Photo by William Fassinger.

“I admire our students’ dedication,” said William Fassinger, president of the Raquette Valley Habitat for Humanity affiliate and a professor in the Criminal Investigation program. “They will learn new skills while helping others. I’m certain they will remember this experience for the rest of their lives.”

When they come back, the students will begin building components for an upcoming house in Norwood.

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