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SUNY Canton ‘Financial Planning for College’ Seminar, April 24

Wednesday, March 29th, 2017

It’s never too early to begin planning for a child’s college education.

The SUNY Canton Financial Literacy Center will be presenting a college planning seminar at 6:30 p.m. Monday, April 24, in SUNY Canton’s Richard W. Miller Campus Center Room 212.

Financial Literacy CenterKerrie L. Cooper, the college’s director of financial aid, and Jon Eng, a retail banking specialist from North Country Savings Bank, will explain government assistance, private funding sources and savings options. Cooper said the seminar is offered to help families who are planning for their young children’s college education.

The event is free and open to the public, but preregistration is required. For more information, or to register for the event, contact the Financial Literacy Center at (315) 386-7328 or email FLC@canton.edu.

 

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 at the NCAA Division III level and are conference members of the newly formed American Collegiate Athletic Association.

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.