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SUNY Canton Announces 3+3 Partnership with University at Buffalo School of Law

Wednesday, November 28th, 2018

SUNY Canton is launching a program that will allow students to earn both a bachelor’s degree and a law degree in just six years.

The new agreement with University at Buffalo School of Law is an accelerated program that requires three years of undergraduate study in either Legal Studies or Applied Psychology at SUNY Canton, and an additional three years at the UB School of Law.

“This partnership allows students to complete both degrees in six years of full-time study instead of seven, saving them an entire year’s worth of tuition,” said SUNY Canton Dean of the School of Business and Liberal Arts Philip T. Neisser. “This is a tremendous opportunity for our graduates to take advantage of one of the most cost-efficient ways to earn a law degree in the nation.”

Earn a Bachelor's and a UB Law Degree in 6 years with SUNY Canton and University of Buffalo School of Law

Candidates must maintain at least a 3.5 GPA, complete the Law School Admission Test (LSAT) with an LSAT score at or above the median LSAT score for the School of Law’s previous year’s enrolled class, and apply to the UB School of Law during their junior year. Upon successful completion of the first-year law school curriculum, students’ credits are transferred back to SUNY Canton to fulfill the bachelor’s degree requirements.

“With a significant number of our Legal Studies students already enrolling in law schools, the accelerated program allows them to become attorneys sooner, and at a substantially reduced cost,” said SUNY Canton Professor and Curriculum Coordinator for the Legal Studies program Jondavid S. DeLong, J.D.

Those who choose the Applied Psychology track will build a strong foundation of psychology applied to human services.

“The combination of these two degrees (Applied Psychology and Law) is an outstanding fit for anyone interested in the law as it pertains to mental health, witness and jury behavior, juveniles and family, and understanding the larger social systems and resources that help people in need,” said SUNY Canton Assistant Professor and Curriculum Coordinator for the Applied Psychology Program Barat Wolfe, Ph.D.

Students may begin the accelerated program as early as Fall 2019. Graduates have a number of career options, including private practice, judicial clerkships, public interest work, or leadership positions in government or business.

“As the State of New York’s law school, we are committed to providing talented students with greater access to legal education,” said UB School of Law Dean Aviva Abramovsky. “We are pleased to partner with another SUNY institution that values that commitment, and that has a reputation for educating future leaders.”

“This partnership was a natural fit, considering SUNY Canton and UB School of Law’s shared emphasis on applied, hands-on learning experiences,” said Neisser. “Our students will be prepared to easily transition to graduate study and pursue successful careers in law and policy.”

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 digital design, engineering technology, health, management and public service. The college’s faculty members are noted for their professional real-world experience in addition to outstanding academic credentials. As SUNY’s leader in online education, SUNY Canton OnLine offers hundreds of flexible and convenient courses as well as 16 online degree programs. The college’s 15 athletic teams compete at the NCAA Division III level as part of the North Atlantic Conference.

About the University at Buffalo School of Law

Since its founding in 1887, the University at Buffalo School of Law – the State University of New York system’s only law school – has established an excellent reputation and is widely regarded as a leader in legal education. Its cutting-edge curriculum provides both a strong theoretical foundation and the practical tools graduates need to succeed in a competitive marketplace, wherever they choose to practice. A special emphasis on interdisciplinary studies, public service and opportunities for hands-on clinical education makes UB School of Law unique among the nation’s premier public law schools.

The University at Buffalo is a premier research-intensive public university, a flagship institution in the State University of New York system and its largest and most comprehensive campus. UB’s more than 28,000 students pursue their academic interests through more than 300 undergraduate, graduate and professional degree programs. Founded in 1846, the University at Buffalo is a member of the Association of American Universities. For more information, visit: law.buffalo.edu

SUNY Canton to Celebrate Constitution Day Sept. 17

Monday, September 10th, 2018

SUNY Canton will commemorate Constitution Day Monday, Sept. 17, with a discussion about the U.S. Supreme Court and a voter registration drive.

Dean of the School of Business and Liberal Arts Philip T. Neisser and Professor Jondavid S. DeLong, who teaches in the Legal Studies program, will lead a conversation about “The Supreme Court in Principle and Practice” at 4 p.m. in the Richard W. Miller Campus Center’s Woodcock Conference Suites. The event is free and open to the public.

Constitution Day 2017

“Professor DeLong and I will explain how the rule of law undergirds the U.S. Constitution, and the role the Supreme Court needs to play to make the rule of law into reality,” said Neisser.

The college will also hold a voter registration drive from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Southworth Library Learning Commons, the Halford Lobby in MacArthur Hall and the Miller Campus Center.

“We are continuing our longstanding practice of honoring Constitution Day by giving students the opportunity to learn about our democracy and encouraging them to become engaged citizens,” said SUNY Canton President Zvi Szafran.

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 digital design, engineering technology, health, management and public service.The college’s faculty members are noted for their professional real-world experience in addition to outstanding academic credentials. As SUNY’s leader in online education, SUNY Canton OnLine offers hundreds of flexible and convenient courses as well as 16 online degree programs. The college’s 15 athletic teams compete at the NCAA Division III level as part of the North Atlantic Conference.

SUNY Canton and Area Agencies Offer Free Tax Assistance

Tuesday, January 23rd, 2018

VITA LogoStudents and faculty from SUNY Canton’s Accounting and Business programs are partnering with AARP Tax-Aide, the Potsdam Neighborhood Center, and SeaComm Federal Credit Union to offer free tax assistance at locations around the North Country.

The college’s program is overseen by Accounting Professor Ran Li and Legal Studies Professor Jondavid S. DeLong, who are committed to helping individuals and families file their 2017 tax returns. This is the first year that the college has joined with outside agencies in an effort to offer the valuable assistance to a broader audience.

For more than 13 years, the VITA program at SUNY Canton has allowed students to help individuals correctly prepare their taxes while under the supervision of tax certified professionals.

At SUNY Canton, the free tax assistance will be available by appointment between Feb. 3 and April 17 in SUNY Canton’s Accounting, Business and Finance Center in Cook Hall Room 100. The free service is offered to SUNY Canton students and income-qualified community members.

The College’s Financial Literacy Center and the School of Business and Liberal Arts sponsors the free tax preparation program with community partners as a service to those who cannot afford to visit an accountant or who are unable to prepare their taxes on their own.

For more information visit SUNY Canton’s VITA Webpage. To schedule an appointment at SUNY Canton, contact the School of Business and Liberal Arts by phone at (315) 386-7328.

AARP Tax-Aide and other VITA sites are being run by the AARP Foundation, the Potsdam Neighborhood Center and SeaComm Federal Credit Union at locations throughout the area, including:

  • Assistance from AARP Tax-Aide will be available in Canton, Massena, Potsdam and Ogdensburg. For more information, contact Sheryl Campbell at 315-212-0450.
  • SeaComm Federal Credit Union will be providing tax help on Saturdays by appointment in Canton, Malone, Massena, Ogdensburg, Plattsburgh and Potsdam. Contact Jerry Manor 315-764-0566, ext. 546, for scheduling information.
  • Appointments through the Potsdam Neighborhood Center at 2 Park Street can be made by contacting Kristal Hayes 315-265-3920 or Nicole Duve 315-569-2634.

 

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 online degree programs. The college’s 15 athletic teams compete at the NCAA Division III level and are joining the North Atlantic Conference beginning in the 2018-19 academic year.

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.