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SUNY Canton Receives Multiple Honors for Military Friendliness

Tuesday, January 3rd, 2017

SUNY Canton is continuing its reputation as a top school for military members and veterans by earning endorsements from three armed forces trade publications.

G.I. Jobs, Military Times, and Military Advanced Education & Transition magazines have all selected SUNY Canton to be included in their respective 2017 “best of” guides. The publications based their rankings on criteria such as academic and staff support, affordability, student retention, and overall military-friendly culture.

Veterans Club

“Meeting the educational needs of the men and women who have served our country, as well as their family members, is a priority and point of pride at SUNY Canton,” said President Zvi Szafran. “Fortunately, due to our close proximity to Fort Drum, we have had the opportunity to collaborate on a number of initiatives in 2016 that are designed to either support soldiers who are transitioning to college life or help train those who want to enter the civilian work force immediately.”

SUNY Canton began offering a five-week course at Fort Drum in January to provide service members with the skills needed to work in the solar energy industry. The program, called “Solar Ready Vets,” is a collaboration among solar installation companies, the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority, Fort Drum, the U.S. Department of Energy, and SUNY Canton’s Career Ready Education and Success Training (CREST) Center for Workforce Development.

To date, 108 Army personnel have graduated from the program and many are working in the field as installers, sales representatives and project managers for regional and national companies.

In addition, SUNY Canton and Jefferson Community College received $500,000 from the State University of New York to implement a joint initiative called “Transitioning Veterans from Boots to Books and Beyond.” The program will provide support services exclusively for former military members, primarily from Fort Drum, who are transitioning to a college environment.Best for Vets, Military Friendly, MAE Top University

In 2016 SUNY Canton also partnered with the New York State Industries for the Disabled Inc. and St. Lawrence NYSARC to establish a “Battle Buddy” Center on campus. The center encourages camaraderie among veteran students and offers a space that allows them to seek out the support they need.

This is the sixth year in a row the college has been named to the G.I. Jobs list, and the publication chose SUNY Canton as a recipient of its Gold-level award, a new category this year. Military Times recognized the college twice, while Military Advanced Education & Transition has designated SUNY Canton as a top school for the fourth time.

 

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 Earns National Recognition for Military Friendliness

Friday, November 20th, 2015

SUNY Canton has recently garnered two prestigious awards recognizing the college’s support of veteran students and their families.

Military Times has named SUNY Canton as one of the best technical colleges in the nation for veterans, and G.I. Jobs magazine has also selected the college for their 2016 list of military-friendly schools.

Veterans Association

“It is an honor to be identified as a military-friendly institution and among the top technical colleges in the nation with this distinction,” said Military and Veteran Student Service Coordinator Patrick S. Massaro. “At SUNY Canton we recognize and honor the sacrifices of current and former service members, veterans and their families.”

Massaro advises military students and their families on navigating the programs that can assist them in reaching their educational goals. This year approximately 111 veterans, National Guard Members, reservists and veteran dependents enrolled at SUNY Canton.

Emily A. Deon, an Individual Studies major from Potsdam and current Army reservist, said SUNY Canton’s military-friendly community was a factor when choosing a college.

“My professors are very flexible when it comes to fulfilling my military obligations, particularly when it means missing a class to participate in reserve duty,” she said. “Patrick was also very helpful in explaining the G.I. Bill and other military education programs.”

 

Military Times 2016Military Times

Twenty colleges were selected for Military Times’ 2016 “Best for Vets” list, which ranks schools based on factors such as academic and staff support, extracurricular activities, and student-to-faculty ratios, as well as statistics like veteran student retention and employment after graduation.

SUNY Canton was ranked 12th and was specifically praised for its participation in the Yellow Ribbon Program, a partnership with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs which aims to provide tuition assistance for veterans.

 

Military Friendly '16G.I. Jobs Magazine

SUNY Canton has once again earned a military friendly school designation from G.I. Jobs magazine. The college was chosen for its support services, which includes a dedicated study lounge and flexible online learning options. This is the fifth time the college has been recognized by the publication.

“Post-secondary institutions earning the 2016 Military Friendly® School award have exceptionally strong programs for transitioning service members and spouses,” said Daniel Nichols, chief product officer of Victory Media and Navy Reserve veteran. “Our Military Friendly® Schools are truly aligning their military programs and services with employers to help students translate military experience, skills and training into successful careers after graduation.”

The Military Times’ rankings can be found at http://www.militarytimes.com/

View the entire G.I. Jobs Magazines’ 2016 list at https://militaryfriendly.com/2016schools/.

 

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 members of the NCAA Division III.