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SUNY Canton Announces 26th Bachelor’s Degree Program: Technological Communications

Wednesday, September 20th, 2017

SUNY Canton will begin offering a new Technological Communications Bachelor of Science Degree program for the Fall 2018 semester.

“We are building upon the proven strength of our technology-driven programs to offer students new opportunities,” said SUNY Canton President Zvi Szafran. “The Technological Communications program will produce skilled content specialists who are able to meet the emerging needs of a tech-focused global workforce.”

Students work in the new Digital Studio

Students work in the new Digital Studio, one of the SUNY Canton classrooms that will be used by the new Technological Communications program.

The college has received approval from the State University of New York and the State Education Department to begin its newest program, which will be offered through face-to-face classes. It is the 26th bachelor’s degree and the third new four-year program announced in 2017. Other new programs include Game Design and Development and Agribusiness Management.

The newest major was designed by several faculty members from the college’s English and Humanities Department, according to School of Business and Liberal Arts Dean Jondavid S. DeLong.

“One of our most popular associate degrees is our two-year Liberal Arts program,” the dean said. “Technological Communications will give graduates of that program, and others interested in communicating their ideas in a new media world, the opportunity to use technology to reach a broad audience with innovative and compelling content.”

DeLong also explained that the new program would fit in well with the Graphic and Multimedia Design and Game Design and Development programs offered in the Canino School of Engineering Technology. At the beginning of the semester, the college invested more than $250,000 in a new Digital Studio with state of the art technology for all three programs to use.

“We looked at a traditional liberal arts degree and decided that students would benefit from using the latest technology to create, augment and share their ideas.” said Associate Professor Sean T. O’Brien who teaches English courses in the new program. “We built our program around the past, present, and future of technology so that students leave with enduring communications skills to help them meet 21st-century challenges.”

Technological Communications includes courses in podcasting, composition, gender in media, social identity, digital graphic storytelling, online media and popular culture, in addition to advanced-level internship opportunities.

“As English faculty, our strength is addressing the ways that print forms are moving into emerging media genres,” said Assistant Professor Alainya Kavaloski, a member of the English and Humanities Department. “Students can expect to learn the skills necessary to design and create digital games, interactive stories and web-based narratives in line with contemporary modes of communication.”

Students can apply for admission into the program through the SUNY online application available at www.canton.edu/apply/ or by contacting the SUNY Canton Office of Admissions by email at admissions@canton.edu or by calling (315) 386-7123.

For more information, visit the Technological Communications webpage.

 

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’s Business Programs Receive Accreditation Candidacy

Tuesday, May 30th, 2017

The International Accreditation Council for Business Education (IACBE) board of commissioners has announced that SUNY Canton’s business department has been selected as a candidate for accreditation.

The goal of accreditation is to ensure that the education provided by SUNY Canton maintains exceptional levels of quality as a premiere educational institution.  Members of the college’s faculty, staff and administration use accreditation as a way to measure the success of programs and evaluate the quality of each career-driven major.

IACBE - Candidate for Accreditation

“The accreditation review process will help our students receive the best education possible,” said Professor Charles R. Fenner, who teaches in the business and management programs. “IACBE accreditation means that SUNY Canton business programs are producing career-ready graduates who can meet the challenges of a changing global marketplace.”

Candidacy status means the department’s programs have the eligibility necessary to undergo an accreditation review in the future.

“The college’s business department includes six different majors that will be certified by the IACBE,” said Jondavid S. DeLong, dean of the School of Business and Liberal Arts. “The quality of these programs will be integral to the continued growth of our college and will help us create a new generation of business leaders.”

Graduates from the popular Bachelor of Business Administration in Management degree have gone on to work in manufacturing, retail and non-governmental organizational management positions. Last year, the college launched a program that allows business management graduates to complete an accelerated one-year Master of Business Administration degree at Clarkson University.

 

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 Lands New Four-Year Agribusiness Program

Tuesday, February 14th, 2017

SUNY Canton reconnects with its roots as the North Country’s agricultural college with a new four-year degree program.

SUNY Canton President Zvi Szafran has announced the college received final approval to offer a Bachelor of Business Administration in Agribusiness Management. The program will begin at the start of the Fall 2017 semester and can optionally be earned in an online format.

Large red barn

“Many of our successful alumni in St. Lawrence County and beyond trace their roots back to our agricultural programs, so I’m glad we’re offering programs in this area once again” said Szafran. “Our faculty members have developed a new degree mirroring the advances in the industry and focusing on the management side of modern farming.”

Students in the Agribusiness Management programs will learn the principles of accounting, finance, marketing, strategy, operations, human resources, economics, ethics and communications. The program will provide the management skills needed to make effective decisions and develop markets for their products in both small operations and large enterprises.

“There are numerous opportunities for skilled careers in agriculture,” said Jondavid S. DeLong, dean of the SUNY Canton School of Business and Liberal Arts. “Crop management, production and distribution are going to be critical as the world’s population continues to grow. Our new degree responds to the growing interest in ownership of agricultural enterprises in communities that have historically benefitted from farming.”

Graduates will be prepared to bring together and apply their knowledge from previous agribusiness and production agriculture courses, as well as from their internship experience.

“An important component of this program will be the upper-level internship requirement,” noted Assistant Professor and Business Department Director Alexander Lesyk, who will be overseeing the program. “We look forward to partnering with local agricultural enterprises to offer our students the first-hand experience necessary to become effective managers and business leaders.”

Blake Gendebien is being interviewed by SUNY Canton Videographer Morgan Elliott

Pictured is Blake P. Gendebien, co-owner of Twin Mills Farms in Lisbon being interviewed by SUNY Canton Videographer Morgan D. Elliott. Gendebien has already expressed interest in the college’s new Agribusiness program.

According to a 2015 U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) report, there will be approximately 57,900 average annual employment opportunities for bachelor’s degree graduates who have expertise in food, agriculture, renewable natural resources or the environment. SUNY Canton faculty members designed the program for both entrepreneurial students and those seeking established careers in related fields.

The North Country has long been a farming hub with agriculture as a core industry. Currently there are over 4000 farms in the region, with more than 1 million acres of land used for farming according to supporting research used to establish the Agribusiness program. Agriculture is a driving force in the North Country’s economy. According to the USDA, New York ranks third nationwide in milk production; 20 percent of this milk originates in the North Country.

Several notable alumni have expressed interest in the new program and are already looking to work with future students.

“We are one of the biggest agricultural areas in the entire country,” said David B. Elliott, a quality control membership manager for Agri-Mark Dairy Farm Cooperative and a 1980 alumnus. “Having a local Agribusiness program is going to fit the educational needs of a lot of young people in our area.”

Agribusiness Management is SUNY Canton’s second new program announcement of 2017. Previously, the college announced it would begin offering a Game Design and Development program. The college’s faculty members from the School of Business and Liberal Arts and the Canino School of Engineering Technology have submitted several more four-year programs for approval by the State University of New York and the New York State Education Department.

 

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

SUNY Canton’s Finance Degree Named Among Most Affordable in the Country

Monday, November 14th, 2016

Best Online Colleges - FinanceSUNY Canton’s online bachelor’s degree in Finance was named one of the most economical degrees in its peer group by Best Colleges.com and Affordable Colleges Online.org.

Ranked 15th by Best Colleges.com, the degree was the only program of its kind from a New York state college or university to make the list. Affordable Colleges Online.org placed the program at 11th in the nation.

“We are committed to bringing the same academic excellence our students experience on campus to our online programs, while keeping the cost of education low,” said Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs Douglas M. Scheidt. “It’s gratifying to receive recognition for the hard work our administration, faculty and staff put forth to ensure our graduates are prepared to enter their chosen career fields.”

The program’s coursework allows students to gain knowledge about banking, financial markets, insurance, and financial panning and forecasting. Seniors can elect to complete an internship to obtain hands-on experience and establish industry connections.

Most Affordable Online Bachelor's in Finance“Our Finance graduates possess the practical knowledge that is sought out by employers right here in the North Country and beyond,” said Dean of the School of Business and Liberal Arts Jondavid S. DeLong. “Our alumni are employed with organizations such as SeaComm Federal Credit Union, North Country Savings Bank, Community Bank and MetLife.”

According to a 2015 survey conducted by the National Association of Colleges and Employers, those who graduate with a degree in finance can expect an average starting salary of $53,143.

For more information about the Finance program, visit http://www.canton.edu/business/fsma/.

The entire rankings can be found at Affordable Colleges Online.org and Best Colleges.com.

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

SUNY Canton’s Emergency Management Degree Ranked First in Nation

Monday, October 3rd, 2016

Emergency Management - Best Online Degree ProgramsSUNY Canton’s online bachelor’s degree in Emergency Management was ranked as the best program of its kind in the country by the Emergency Management Degree Program Guide.

The program jumped from eighth place in 2014 to the top spot this year, primarily due to high graduation rates and affordable tuition.

The website praised the program, saying, “armed with a rare set of resources, from connections with local government agencies to state-of-the-art technologies like a Virtual Emergency Operations Center and Graphical Information System software, this program has the curious ability to make long-distance learning feel three-dimensional.”

“We are incredibly proud to be ranked number one in the country for our online Emergency Management program,” said SUNY Canton President Zvi Szafran. “Our faculty are focused on ensuring that our students gain both the theoretical knowledge and the practical experience that prepares them for immediate employment in the field.”

The Emergency Management degree is one of SUNY Canton’s signature online programs. Students are able to participate in exercises and complete internships with local, state and federal agencies. Career opportunities for graduates include positions at public and private emergency and disaster management entities, as well as hospitals and public health agencies.

“SUNY Canton’s Emergency Management program uses cutting-edge incident management and emergency operating center technology to prepare students for success,” said Dean of the School of Business and Liberal Arts Jondavid S. DeLong. “We are pleased that the program has been recognized both for its quality and affordability.”

For more information about the program, visit http://www.canton.edu/business/eadm/ or contact Curriculum Coordinator Michael J. O’Connor, Ph.D. at 315-379-3948 or
oconnorm@canton.edu.

The site’s rankings can be found at http://www.emergency-management-degree.org/best/emergency-management-bachelors-degrees-online/.

 

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.

SUNY Canton Unveils Financial Literacy Center

Monday, September 19th, 2016

SUNY Canton held a ribbon-cutting ceremony Sept. 15 to celebrate the establishment of the college’s Financial Literacy Center.

In operation for nearly a year, the center is located in Cook Hall and has been the site of numerous no-cost financial seminars and counseling services for community members, as well as high school and college students.

After a grand opening ceremony in SUNY Canton’s new Financial Literacy Center, President Zvi Szafran invited all the donors who made the project possible for a photograph. Pictured are (l to r) Jonathan Eng, North Country Savings Bank retail banking specialist; Todd R. Mashaw, a 1988 SUNY Canton alumnus and St. Lawrence Federal Credit Union president and CEO; Todd D. Green, Alesco Advisors chief investment officer; Elizabeth A. Pier, St. Lawrence Federal Credit Union business and development manager; Linda L. Fay, SUNY Canton professor emeritus; Szafran; and Scott A. Wilson, SeaComm president and CEO.

After a grand opening ceremony in SUNY Canton’s new Financial Literacy Center, President Zvi Szafran invited all the donors who made the project possible for a photograph. Pictured are (l to r) Jonathan Eng, North Country Savings Bank retail banking specialist; Todd R. Mashaw, a 1988 SUNY Canton alumnus and St. Lawrence Federal Credit Union president and CEO; Todd D. Green, Alesco Advisors chief investment officer; Elizabeth A. Pier, St. Lawrence Federal Credit Union business and development manager; Linda L. Fay, SUNY Canton professor emeritus; Szafran; and Scott A. Wilson, SeaComm president and CEO.

“This center fills a critical need, given the economic challenges of our region,” said SUNY Canton President Zvi Szafran. “We now have a place where business leaders, educators and professionals can come together to provide a resource that serves the people of St. Lawrence County.”

Szafran also acknowledged the significant contributions from the center’s financial sponsors: Alesco Advisors, Daniel G. and Linda L. Fay, North Country Savings Bank, SeaComm Federal Credit Union, St. Lawrence Federal Credit Union, and the SUNY Canton College Foundation.

“Their incredible support has made the Financial Literacy Center and Trading Lab possible,” he said.

Financial Literacy Center

Dean of the School of Business and Liberal Arts Jondavid S. DeLong highlighted the programs the center has hosted during the past year, including free tax-preparation assistance and money management guidance for low-income community members; a financial literacy presentation for high school students in conjunction with BOCES; retirement seminars; and loan repayment advice for college students.

To date, the programs have served more than 120 community members, 500 high school students and 100 college students.

Another unique benefit of the center, DeLong added, is its value to augment classroom learning for SUNY Canton students. Those who have completed a tax preparation course in the fall semester assist community members with filing their income taxes in the spring.

“Our students will gain the practical experience they’ll need to get a job after they’ve graduated,” he said. “And at the same time help the community.”

Upcoming Financial Literacy Center programs include a “Mad City Money” experience in April 2017, where every high school student in St. Lawrence County will converge on SUNY Canton’s campus to participate in an education simulation game that gives them the opportunity to make adult financial decisions based on fictitious scenarios.

 

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.

North Country Savings Bank Adds Support for SUNY Canton’s Financial Literacy Center

Wednesday, September 23rd, 2015

North Country Savings Bank joins an effort spearheaded by St. Lawrence Federal Credit Union to help North Country residents and SUNY Canton students.

North Country Savings Bank recently donated $7,500 to further the ongoing effort to open a financial literacy center at SUNY Canton. The new program will allow the college to offer no-cost financial education and counseling services in the SUNY Canton Accounting, Business and Finance Center.

“The SUNY Canton financial literacy program is a natural fit to North Country Savings Bank’s mission,” said Terry A. Phalon, North Country Savings Bank President and COO. “As a local mutual savings bank, we are focused on making the communities within which we serve better places to live. Financial literacy is a key component to achieving just that. Our financial contribution, along with generous donations from other community businesses, will help give this important program the launch it deserves.”

Pictured are (l to r) Geoffrey C.S. VanderWoude, SUNY Canton alumni and development associate, Terry A. Phalon, North Country Savings Bank President and COO, Jondavid S. Delong, SUNY Canton dean of the school of business and liberal arts, and Keith R. Rosser, SUNY Canton acting vice president for advancement. North Country Savings Bank made a contribution towards the college’s new financial literacy center.

Pictured are (l to r) Geoffrey C.S. VanderWoude, SUNY Canton alumni and development associate, Terry A. Phalon, North Country Savings Bank President and COO, Jondavid S. Delong, SUNY Canton dean of the school of business and liberal arts, and Keith R. Rosser, SUNY Canton acting vice president for advancement. North Country Savings Bank made a contribution towards the college’s new financial literacy center.

North Country Savings Bank’s donation will be used to purchase software and other tools needed to assist in training SUNY Canton Accounting and Business Administration students to work with professional educators to provide free training to area residents. Outreach efforts will include seminars on basic personal finance topics, including budgeting, family money skills, managing debt, smart purchasing and living decisions, taxes, and planning for, and financing, both higher education and retirement.

“We greatly appreciate North Country Savings Bank’s support for SUNY Canton’s financial literacy center,” said Jondavid S. DeLong, dean of the school of business and liberal arts. “We look forward to working closely with them to shape financial education programs that will best serve the needs of the local community.”

The new funding followed an initial donation by St. Lawrence Federal Credit Union, which helped establish the Financial Literacy Center.

SUNY Canton’s existing Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program, its Small Business Development Center (SBDC) and its legal assistance program will play a part in identifying individuals who might benefit from the Center’s financial education services.

 

About North Country Savings Bank

North Country Savings Bank has a century-long tradition of being a customer-based and community-driven financial institution.  Its main locations are in Canton, Massena, Ogdensburg and Potsdam. The bank prides itself on taking an active role in supporting local organizations and offers innovative technologies in the digital banking world.

 

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 10 exclusively online bachelor’s degrees. The college’s 14 athletic teams compete as members of the NCAA Division III.

St. Lawrence Federal Credit Union and SUNY Canton Partner to Promote Financial Literacy in the North Country

Friday, September 4th, 2015

A $10,000 gift from the St. Lawrence Federal Credit Union will allow SUNY canton to establish a financial literacy center to help students, credit union members and the larger North Country community.

The St. Lawrence Federal Credit Union has donated $10,000 to help establish a financial literacy center on the SUNY Canton campus. The Center will be located in the SUNY Canton Accounting, Business and Finance Center and will serve as a local resource for no-cost financial education and counseling services.

Pictured are (L to R) Geoffrey C.S. VanderWoude, SUNY Canton alumni and development associate, Elizabeth A. Pier, St. Lawrence Federal Credit Union business and development manager, Todd R. Mashaw, St. Lawrence Federal Credit Union president and CEO, Jondavid S. Delong, SUNY Canton dean of the school of business and liberal arts, and Keith R. Rosser, SUNY Canton acting vice president for advancement. The St. Lawrence Federal Credit union executives donated funding to create a financial literacy center at SUNY Canton.

Pictured are (L to R) Geoffrey C.S. VanderWoude, SUNY Canton alumni and development associate, Elizabeth A. Pier, St. Lawrence Federal Credit Union business and development manager, Todd R. Mashaw, St. Lawrence Federal Credit Union president and CEO, Jondavid S. Delong, SUNY Canton dean of the school of business and liberal arts, and Keith R. Rosser, SUNY Canton acting vice president for advancement. The St. Lawrence Federal Credit union executives donated funding to create a financial literacy center at SUNY Canton.

“We would like to thank the St. Lawrence Federal Credit Union for their generosity in helping to promote better financial literacy for North Country residents,” said Jondavid S. Delong, dean of the school of business and liberal arts. “We are excited to be working with SLFCU to assist students and the community.”

SUNY Canton will use the funding to help the Northern New York community by providing seminars on a range of basic personal finance topics, including budgeting, family money skills, managing debt, smart purchasing and living decisions, taxes, and planning for, and financing, both higher education and retirement.  Current SUNY Canton students in business related majors will receive specialized training to assist educators in providing these services to the community.

“St. Lawrence Federal Credit Union is happy to support SUNY Canton in establishing the much needed financial literacy center and look forward to watching this become a successful endeavor for financial literacy within the North Country,” said Todd R. Mashaw, St. Lawrence Federal Credit Union president and CEO.

The Center will also leverage SUNY Canton’s existing Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program, its Small Business Development Center (SBDC) and its legal assistance partnership with the Legal Aid Society of Northeastern New York to help identify and serve the needs of individuals for financial education services.

 

About St. Lawrence Federal Credit Union

St. Lawrence Federal Credit Union is a member owned financial services provider with locations in Ogdensburg and Canton that offers membership to persons employed, residing or attending school within St. Lawrence County, including members of their immediate families. Its goal is to provide the highest level of personal financial services in a friendly, professional manner.

 

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 eight exclusively online bachelor’s degrees. The college’s 14 athletic teams compete as members of the NCAA Division

SUNY Canton Concludes 2015 High School Mock Trial Tournament

Saturday, March 28th, 2015

After a hard-won battle against Hammond Central School, Potsdam High School emerged as the county winner of the 2015 Mock Trial Tournament hosted by SUNY Canton.

The Potsdam team will now represent St. Lawrence County in the regional Mock Trial Competition to be held on April 25 in Albany, New York. If successful, the team will then compete in the state-wide competition.

“It took a strong collaborative effort to host a 2-week Mock Trial Tournament,” said Jondavid S. DeLong, J.D., dean of SUNY Canton’s School of Business and Liberal Arts. “We thank all of the attorneys and judges who devoted countless hours in preparation and coaching the teams this year.”

Both Hammond Central School and Potsdam High School have been past county winners who have progressed to the regionals.

Marcia R. Thompson, teacher-coach for the Hammond Central School team, noted that she was exceptionally proud of her students for making it to the county finals. “The students are well-rounded individuals at the top of their classes, and active in sports, music, and science club as well as in Mock Trial,” Thompson said. “We will be back next year.”

The St. Lawrence County Mock Trial program is co-sponsored by the New York State Bar Association, the St. Lawrence County Bar Association, the New York Bar Foundation and the Law, Youth, and Citizenship Program.

The attorneys and judges represented included: Family Court Judge Cecily L. Morris, Surrogate’s Court Judge John F. Richey, St. Lawrence County Bar Association President Marcia L. LeMay, Surrogate’s Court Attorney Michelle H. Ladouceur, Jefferson County Family Court Attorney Lisa A. Proven, Chief Assistant District Attorney David A. Haggard, Assistant District Attorney A. Michael Gebo, Assistant District Attorney Otis Simon, Public Defenders James T. Farrell, James M. McGahan, and Frederick J. Petersen, Mental Hygiene Legal Services attorney Matthew Bliss, and private attorneys Diane J. Exoo and Thomas J. Snider.

For information about how to participate in the 2016 Mock Trial Tournament, please contact SUNY Canton Legal Studies Assistant Professor and County Coordinator Alexander Lesyk, J.D. at lesyka@canton.edu or (315) 386-7517.

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 10 exclusively online bachelor’s degrees. The college’s 14 athletic teams compete as provisional members of the NCAA Division III and the USCAA.

SUNY Canton Instructor Receives Prestigious Chancellor’s Award for Excellence

Tuesday, March 10th, 2015

Jill MartinA SUNY Canton English adjunct instructor is being recognized for her dedication to her students, colleagues and community.

Jill L. Martin has been selected as a recipient of the 2014-15 SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Adjunct Teaching. It honors consistent superior professional achievement and encourages the ongoing pursuit of excellence.

Martin began teaching at SUNY Canton in 2000 and has had many notable successes, particularly an initiative to incorporate volunteer service components into her courses, giving students the opportunity to learn through community engagement.

“Jill works hard to connect course material to current events and life experiences her students have outside of the classroom, keeping them engaged,” said SUNY Canton President Zvi Szafran. “It’s wonderful to see faculty sending our exemplary students into the community to offer much-needed help to nonprofit organizations.”

Her 34 years of teaching experience at the high school level before joining SUNY Canton has allowed her to understand the unique needs of students who are transitioning from high school to college.

“Jill makes every student feel welcome and helps them build the knowledge and skills they need to succeed in future courses,” said Jondavid S. DeLong, dean of the School of Business and Liberal Arts. “She is always there to instruct, assist and support students, while maintaining high standards.”

Martin also serves as a trusted adviser to her peers. She created an Adjunct Mentorship Program and authored the college’s first adjunct faculty handbook to acclimate new part-time instructors to the campus.

“When I first came to SUNY Canton in the fall of 2012, Jill helped me every step of the way by sharing her experiences and teaching techniques, as well as walking me through administrative procedures I wasn’t familiar with,” said colleague Emily Hamilton-Honey, Ph.D., assistant professor of English and Humanities. “She is an incredible friend and mentor, and I continue to seek her advice when I am faced with challenges in the classroom.”

Martin earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in English from SUNY Potsdam and holds a New York State Permanent teaching certification. She began her secondary education teaching career in 1965 and retired in 1999.

 

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.