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SUNY Canton and Moscow State to Expand Relations

Monday, June 4th, 2007

Several academic administrators from Lomonosov Moscow State University (MSU) in Russia recently visited SUNY Canton to build upon the strengths of the two colleges’ dual degree program.

“We are looking to create a deeper partnership and expand upon our existing programs,” noted Pauline A. Graveline, School of Liberal Studies and Support Services Dean. “We are finding that many possibilities for academic development and professional development, and overall collegiate expansion exist through SUNY Canton OnLine.”

Approximately two years ago, SUNY Canton was the first college within the State University of New York system to implement a dual degree program with Moscow State University. “Realizing the tremendous opportunities that our agreement affords students at Moscow State University, college administrators and educators from Russia are seeking to develop more dual degree programs with other colleges within SUNY, as well as with SUNY Canton,” said Provost Jeremy D. Brown.

The collected college officials, which included several faculty members who teach or participate in SUNY Canton OnLine courses, discussed several key areas of growth, including:

  • Creating courses or clusters of programs leading to certificates for students.
  • Professional training workshops for professionals at both colleges, delivered either face-to-face, or through video conferences.
  • Expanded training seminars for faculty members from both colleges to aid in online course development.
  • Developing courses for SUNY Canton students presented by International Scholars.
  • Continuing summer programs that offer immersion into English speaking homes and communities, while earning college credit.

SUNYIT School of Business Dean Stephen J. Havlovic also discussed expanding the Master of Business Administration program, so students at MSU who are enrolled in SUNY Canton’s Financial Services program can seamlessly earn their master’s degree. “We strive to present every opportunity available to our students, regardless of their geographic location,” said Brown.

The dignitaries and faculty members who visited the college included:

  • Alexander Mikhialev, Vice Rector for Distance Learning
  • Alexander Lukshin, Vice Dean of the Faculty of Computational Mathematics and Cybernetics at MSU
  • Petr Vrzheshch, Vice Rector for Science and Development from MSU
  • John Ryder, Director of International Programs from the State University of New York
  • Olga Zinovieva, Director the State University of New York Moscow Office of International Programs

SUNY Canton OnLine is one of the fastest growing sections of SUNY Canton and is open to students on-campus, in addition to those who live in a different state, or country.


Dr. Jeremy D. Brown Selected President of Edinboro University of Pennsylvania

Wednesday, May 16th, 2007

SUNY Canton Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs Dr. Jeremy D. Brown has been selected to serve as the next president of Edinboro University of Pennsylvania.

The Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education’s (PASSHE) Board of Governors made the selection this week at the conclusion of a national search. Dr. Brown will begin his tenure at Edinboro on July 1. He will replace Dr. Frank G. Pogue, who has served as the University’s president since July 1996. Dr. Pogue plans to retire June 30.

Dr. Brown was named provost at SUNY Canton in 2003. Previously, he served for three years as rector of Florida State University Panama. He began his academic career as an assistant professor in the Physics Department at Princeton University in 1984.

Dr. Brown has helped SUNY Canton significantly expand its academic curriculum. During his tenure, the college has grown from offering seven bachelor’s degrees to 13, with three others awaiting state approval. The college has also reached all-time record highs in summer and winter term enrollments in each of the last two years.

“Jeremy’s accomplishments at SUNY Canton have been truly extraordinary and we will benefit from his efforts for many years,” said President Joseph L. Kennedy. “It’s not a surprise that other colleges and universities recognize our successes and identify the outstanding individuals behind those accomplishments. We’re going to miss Jeremy both professionally and personally, but we are happy for him and his family.”

SUNY Canton’s recent growth in distance learning recently prompted the college to unveil SUNY Canton OL, or SUNY Canton OnLine. Over the last few years, articulation agreements have been formed with numerous other colleges and universities, including Moscow State University, Yamagata University in Japan, American University in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Northern Wyoming Community College District, Kherson State University in Ukraine, and Massasoit Community College in Massachusetts. That collective group of colleges has been referred to as “Planet Canton.”

“It’s been a remarkably rewarding and satisfying experience to have been part of SUNY Canton’s growth over the past several years,” Brown said. “Our progress has been amazing and it’s a true testimony to the outstanding dedication of the faculty and staff. While I’ll miss my colleagues here, the opportunity to become the president at Edinboro University is one that I cannot pass by.”

“Dr. Brown will bring to Edinboro University of Pennsylvania a distinguished record as both an educator and administrator,” said Edinboro Board of Governors Chairman Kenneth M. Jarin. “He is an excellent choice to lead Edinboro into the future.”

Harold Shields, chairman of the University’s Presidential Search Committee and secretary of the Council of Trustees, also said he is pleased with the Board of Governor’s decision.

“The committee and the council submitted to the Chancellor and Board of Governors the strongest three-candidate slate possible,” Shields said, adding that the selection process began six months ago with 50 potential candidates. Over the months, the 50 were narrowed to the final three. Shields said the committee’s single objective was “to find the president who will be the best fit for Edinboro University.”

Founded in 1857, Edinboro University of Pennsylvania enrolls approximately 7,700 students, including about 1,100 graduate students. It offers 78 undergraduate and 18 graduate degree programs and employs about 400 full- and part-time faculty.


Online Explosion Highlights SUNY Canton Summer Course Offerings

Monday, April 16th, 2007

An extraordinary increase in the number of online courses highlights the upcoming Summer Session at SUNY Canton. Registration for courses begins this Monday, April 16.

Fifty-five online courses are being offered through SUNY Canton Online, also known as SUNY Canton OL, and 27 courses are available in classrooms on campus. Additionally, the college will be offering a Pain Management course at its Dental Hygiene facility in Rome, N.Y.

A record number of almost 500 students participated in last year’s Summer Session. SUNY Canton officials anticipate that number will be topped again this year.

“We’re simply responding to the incredible demand for our online courses,” said SUNY Canton Provost Jeremy D. Brown. “We’ve increased the number of online summer offerings from 20 in 2005, and 30 last year, to 55 this summer. We had record highs in enrollment last summer and this past Winterterm, and we anticipate another new high this summer.”

Last summer, SUNY Canton offered a total of 42 summer courses. This year, that total has nearly doubled to 83, according to Pauline A. Graveline, Dean of the School of Liberal Studies and Support Services. She added that approximately 75 percent of last summer’s students were enrolled in online courses.

“The flexibility, convenience, and accessibility of our online courses continue to attract large numbers of students,” Graveline said. “It really represents our belief that the SUNY Canton Online brand is very popular and synonymous with quality in distance learning.”

Courses being offered for the first time this summer include: Spanish I and II, Structural Mechanics, Passive Solar Building, Early Childhood’s Issues and Policies in Early Care and Education, and a number of first time special topic courses in Humanities and Criminal Justice. A course expected to generate local interest is Adirondacks: Life and Literature.

There are also a series of workshops offered as professional development and training opportunities for early care and education providers, teachers, staff, and students.

Graveline added that last summer and this winter both saw a significant increase in the number of non-SUNY Canton or non-matriculated students.

“The online environment eliminates distance constraints,” said Graveline. “Students can take SUNY Canton courses without interfering with jobs, vacations, or other summer plans.”

Information on Summer Session can be found at


SUNY Canton Formalizes Gillette Agreement

Friday, March 30th, 2007
Brown & Drumm

OFFICIAL AGREEMENT – From (l to r) SUNY Canton Provost Jeremy D. Brown and Gillette College President Kevin Drumm shake hands after signing the official agreement allowing Wyoming students to obtain a SUNY Canton Bachelor’s degree. Each was wearing a hat from the other’s college.

SUNY Canton Provost Jeremy Brown and Gillette College President Kevin Drumm recently made the agreement between the two colleges official. The agreement makes it possible for Wyoming students to obtain bachelor’s degrees without having to leave their home state or even their hometown.

“We had several productive meetings in Gillette and were overwhelmed by their wonderful hospitality,” Brown said. “They’re excited about being able to offer our SUNY Canton Online programs in Law Enforcement Leadership and Management, and Technology Management for the Fall 2007 Semester.”

The agreement will allow two-year students enrolled at Gillette College the ability to obtain baccalaureate degrees via SUNY Canton OnLine (SUNY Canton OL), through distance learning video technologies, from Gillette Campus faculty, or through a combination of the three methods. SUNY Canton currently has 13 bachelor’s degree programs, most of which are available online. The college’s continued growth and online expansion prompted the college to form SUNY Canton OL to exclusively serve students who wish to obtain a degree via the Internet.


“While in Gillette we met with the city’s police department as well as the sheriff’s department,” said Brown. “The officers in both of those departments seemed very interested in enrolling online and becoming SUNY Canton students.”

Gillette College recently announced its first sports program with the formation of a rodeo team that will begin competition this fall. “We met with Rodeo Coach Will LaDuke and let him know we were looking forward to one of our future students becoming a member of his team,” Brown added.

BroncoSUNY Canton officials joining Brown in Gillette were Canino School of Engineering Technology Dean David Wells, School of Business and Public Service Interim Dean Karen Spellacy, Admissions Counselor Rebecca Armstrong, and Director of Public Relations Randy Sieminski. SUNY Canton has similar agreements with colleges in Russia, Japan, Massachusetts, and a number of other colleges in New York.

Gillette College is part of the Northern Wyoming Community College District and offers outreach programs in several counties. Gillette College offers associate of arts, associate of science, and associate of applied science degrees, certificate programs, and program tracks that prepare students to transfer to a four-year college or university. Gillette College is run by Dean Paul Young, who will be joining his SUNY Canton counterparts for the official announcement.

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 will be moving to a four-year athletic program in the Fall 2007 semester.


Early Childhood Ukraine Meets Early Childhood SUNY Canton

Friday, March 2nd, 2007

Early Childhood students from two continents shared a lesson on literacy development at the same time through SUNY Canton OnLine.

When students in Maureen Maiocco’s Early Childhood program came in early Monday morning, they were greeted by their peer students at Kherson State University in Ukraine. By using the video conferencing technology for online classes and a very busy translator, the two classes were able to share children’s books and learning methods.

“The focus of the lesson was on language and literacy development and how active engaged storytelling promotes and enhances literacy,” said Maiocco.

Ukrainian Professor Alla Vladimirova and her students presented a musical lesson based on the notes of the musical scale.

“We are going to see much more of this kind of collaborative cross cultural, cross-language learning as we continue to tie our SUNY Canton curricula with other universities around the world,” said SUNY Canton Provost Jeremy D. Brown, who was with the Ukrainian class for the video learning session.

The students had numerous questions for their overseas counterparts about early childhood, student teaching, and their programs of study

SUNY Canton OnLine provides a collaborative convenient learning environment for students from around the world. Early Childhood is one of SUNY Canton’s signature hands-on and highly visual programs that encourages a high-level of student interaction and participation.

“It is amazing that we could connect, communicate, share teaching methods, and engage with EC students so many miles away from our classroom,” Maiocco said. “We hope to have more video exchanges in the near future.”