Posts Tagged ‘President Zvi Szafran’

SUNY Canton Dining Services Team Receives College Council Award

Monday, August 5th, 2019

The SUNY Canton College Council has selected the entire staff of the campus’ newly renovated Chaney Dining Center to receive a prestigious award.

Council Chair Ronald M. O’Neill presented the Employee Recognition Award to several   representatives at the annual Recognition Day luncheon in May.

Chairman O'Neill presents the award to Chaney staff
SUNY Canton College Council Chair Ronald M. O’Neill presented the 2019 Employee Recognition Award to representatives of College Association’s Chaney Dining Center staff. Pictured (l to r) are: SUNY Canton President Zvi Szafran, Dining Associate Kira L. Locy, Facilities Associate Robert M. Horton, Catering Associate Nichole M. Fullerton, and O’Neill.

More than 60 full-time College Association employees and several part-time student workers were recognized for their ability to provide outstanding customer service during Chaney Dining Center’s renovation last year.

During the fall 2018 semester, while construction was ongoing, the team operated out of a temporary kitchen and dining room in Dana Hall. During winter recess, they orchestrated a seamless transition back to Chaney to minimize service disruption.

In his nomination letter to the council, College Association Board President and Dean of the Canino School of Engineering Technology Michael J. Newtown said, “I cannot be more grateful for what the entire staff has accomplished in just a few short months. Everyone—from the executive chef to the student workers—went above and beyond what was required to serve our students.”

Chaney staff
Chaney Dining Center staff pose at the 2019 Recognition Day Ceremony.

Other supporters commended the team’s ability to quickly adapt to a new kitchen facility and serving stations. Culinary staff also learned how to operate new equipment, including two brick pizza ovens. Enhanced menu options, including vegan and vegetarian dishes, required the development and refinement of recipes.

According to College Association Director of Dining Services Susan D. Law, the team’s innovative  spirit was an important component during the transition. 

“They created a smoothie bar and waffle station while operating in the temporary space, which were very popular with students,” she said. “It’s those special touches that are most recognized and appreciated.”

The Employee Recognition Award is given annually to members of SUNY Canton’s classified staff, which includes College Association employees. Award winners receive a plaque and gift from the College Council.

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. 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 18 online degree programs. The college placed first in 14 categories in a SUNY-Wide Student Opinion Survey, most notably in career services, tutoring, library resources, and classroom facilities. The college’s 15 traditional athletic teams compete at the NCAA Division III level as part of the North Atlantic Conference. SUNY Canton also offers varsity esports and cheerleading.

SUNY Canton Media Relations Manager Receives Chancellor’s Award

Monday, July 1st, 2019

A member of the award-winning SUNY Canton Public Relations team has been selected by SUNY Chancellor Kristina M. Johnson to receive the 2019 Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Professional Service.

Gregory E. Kie, senior media relations manager and college photographer, was nominated by his peers for the system-wide honor. It is bestowed in recognition of consistently superior professional achievement to encourage the ongoing pursuit of excellence. He received a medal denoting his success at the college’s Faculty and Community Awards Dinner held May 9.

Greg Kie stands with his camera outside Payson Hall

“Greg has helped improve the college’s image through his outstanding photography and news writing abilities,” said SUNY Canton President Zvi Szafran. “He’s contributed to every major college publication during his 15-year career and helped develop positive working relationships with the local media. His work has helped tell the ‘SUNY Canton story’ and elevated the college’s profile and prestige.”

Kie began as a temporary part-time writer and photographer in 2004, after a brief career as a correspondent reporter for the Massena-Potsdam Courier Observer. The year following, he was granted a full-time position under the direction of Randy B. Sieminski, who is now the college’s athletic director. He received his current title in 2014 while working for the college’s current Director of Public Relations, Travis G. Smith.

“Greg embodies the spirit of SUNY Canton through his unique skill set, work ethic and welcoming demeanor,” Smith said. “Throughout his tenure, he has juggled his media relations and photography responsibilities with great skill, professionalism and collegiality.”

As an adjunct instructor in the college’s Graphic and Multimedia Design program, Kie has helped several students start careers in photography. He was described as a focal point for mentorships and recognized for helping to foster an entrepreneurial spirit for students by Professor Charles R. Fenner, who teaches in the Management program.

Kie also volunteered as a Riot Games’ “League of Legends” coach in the college’s thriving esports program during the past year. He also supports the SUNY Canton Steel Bridge Team by helping students paint their bridge in preparation for their annual competitions.

SUNY Canton’s entire Public Relations Department received the Excellence in College Service Award in 2017. Kie contributed three of the department’s 12 State University of New York Council for University Advancement (SUNYCUAD) awards during his career, picking up two Excellence in Writing citations and a Judge’s Citation for news releases.

“I’m so very proud that my colleagues chose to nominate me for this career-defining achievement,” Kie said. “I’ve been exceptionally lucky to be a part of a continually innovating and evolving college that has allowed me to grow within my position. I look forward to everything that will happen next.”

Kie is a Plattsburgh native who graduated from SUNY Plattsburgh with a Bachelor of Arts and Sciences in Studio Arts in 1998.

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. 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 19 online degree programs. The college placed first in 14 categories in a SUNY-Wide Student Opinion Survey, most notably in career services, tutoring, library resources, and classroom facilities. The college’s 15 traditional athletic teams compete at the NCAA Division III level as part of the North Atlantic Conference. SUNY Canton also offers varsity esports and cheerleading.

SUNY Canton Inventor Receives Patent for Slick Chainsaw Device

Thursday, June 20th, 2019

SUNY Canton Instructional Support Associate Neil A. Haney is known for creating innovative solutions to complicated problems.

The Canino School of Engineering Technology staff member was recently notified that his lubricating device designed for commercial chainsaws had been assigned U.S. Patent No. 10,307,931.

Neil Haney holds his prototype.
SUNY Canton Instructional Support Associate Neil A. Haney holds a working prototype of his chainsaw oiling invention used on his large-scale lumber processing machine.

“Neil embodies the college’s spirit of innovation,” said SUNY Canton President Zvi Szafran. “We are a place where students can work toward fully developing a new concept or device. He’s set a great example for our students and alumni alike.”

Haney, who is an alumnus of the Automotive Technology program, came up with the idea to utilize a positive displacement pump to provide oil for a chainsaw bar and chain while building a firewood processing machine. His invention delivers more oil to the surfaces than traditional methods through an automatic mechanical process.

“I was looking at all the other solutions out there, but none of them fit my needs,” Haney said, recalling how he came up with the idea. “Innovation is something that has always interested me, and the students here are always eager to help with new projects.”

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Neil A. Haney, a SUNY Canton alumnus and employee shows the inner-workings of his innovative mechanical chainsaw oiling device, which was recently assigned U.S. Patent No. 10,307,931.

Haney worked through the SUNY Research Foundation and SUNY Canton to file a provisional application through the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office in 2015. Several companies have researched the project and contacted him about incorporating his device into their products.

“Congratulations to Neil on achieving this critical milestone in the technology transfer process,” said Steven Wood, associate director for innovation and entrepreneurship at the SUNY Research Foundation.  “Neil’s applied research and hands-on involvement with students in building his prototype exemplifies how SUNY innovations spark new opportunities. SUNY research produces more than 100 new technologies every year, and we always welcome the chance to assist faculty and staff inventors across the SUNY system to move ideas and inventions to the marketplace.”

In addition to constructing a lumber processing machine, Haney is currently working with Mechanical Engineering Technology and Sustainable Energy Technology students on constructing a biomass refinery system. The device uses burning wood to replace gasoline for electric generation. He estimates that biomass fuels are 33% more efficient than fossil fuels.

“I’ve been afforded many opportunities as a student and as a staff member at SUNY Canton,” he said. “I’ve been able to build machines at the next level. That’s why any of the profits I make off of that pump will be donated back to the college.”

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. 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 18 online degree programs. The college placed first in 14 categories in a SUNY-Wide Student Opinion Survey, most notably in career services, tutoring, library resources, and classroom facilities. The college’s 15 traditional athletic teams compete at the NCAA Division III level as part of the North Atlantic Conference. SUNY Canton also offers varsity esports and cheerleading.

SUNY Canton Recognizes Spring 2019 Graduating Class

Thursday, June 20th, 2019

Congratulations Graduates!

“The sky’s the limit on the possibilities that lie ahead,” said SUNY Canton President Zvi Szafran during this year’s Commencement Ceremony. “Your time here at SUNY Canton has opened many doors. You’ve worked hard and learned much You’ve developed academically and made life-long friends. Now I encourage you to go out there and make the best future for everyone!”

Graduates were emailed a Merit notification of their accomplishment The college uses each student’s college records to prepare a hometown news release. Students who have requested confidentiality are excluded from all public lists. For questions or to request a change, please contact SUNY Canton Public Relations at 315-386-7300 or email pr@cantonedu.

Among those who have graduated from SUNY Canton are: 

  • Isabel Abrams, Associate in Applied Science in Criminal Justice
  • Kwaku Acheampong, Associate in Applied Science in Nursing
  • Richard Ajetomobi, Bachelor of Technology in Health and Fitness Promotion
  • Elvin Alarcon-Cortes, Associate in Applied Science in Nursing
  • Kendra Allen, Associate in Applied Science in Veterinary Science Technology
  • Dulce Amador, Bachelor of Technology in Criminal Investigation
  • Frank Amar, Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance
  • Nathanial Anderson, Bachelor of Technology in Graphic and Multimedia Design
  • Christina Anderson, Bachelor of Science in Veterinary Technology
  • Vondell Antoine, Bachelor of Technology in Funeral Services Administration
  • Dana Arbusto, Associate in Applied Science in Veterinary Science Technology
  • Alec Arno, Certificate in Powersports Perform & Repair
  • Andrea Arquiett, Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • Kristin Arquitt, Certificate in Practical Nursing
  • Holly Aschenbrenner, Associate in Applied Science in Nursing
  • Autumn Ashley, Bachelor of Technology in Civil and Environmental Engineering Technology
  • Rebecca Ashley, Associate in Applied Science in Business Administration
  • Dion Aumell, Bachelor of Technology in Health and Fitness Promotion
  • Demba Ba, Bachelor of Business Administration in Management
  • Anani Baccus, Associate in Applied Science in Individual Studies – Business
  • Marcus Baird, Bachelor of Business Administration in Management
  • Aylaia Banks, Bachelor of Science in Veterinary Technology
  • James Barksdale, Certificate in Electrical Construction & Maintenance
  • Tyriq Barnes, Associate in Applied Science in Criminal Justice
  • Nicholas Barney, Bachelor of Business Administration in Management
  • Natasha Barnhart, Associate in Applied Science in Veterinary Science Technology
  • Linda Barron, Associate in Applied Science in Veterinary Science Technology
  • Sarah Bartlett, Associate in Applied Science in Veterinary Science Technology
  • Tara Batson, Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • Theresa Batt, Associate in Applied Science in Veterinary Science Technology
  • Michelle Battles, Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • Brielle Beadle, Bachelor of Technology in Health and Fitness Promotion
  • Lorraine Beard, Associate in Applied Science in Nursing
  • KayTe Beardsley, Associate in Applied Science degrees in Individual Studies – Business and Dental Hygiene
  • Brianna Beaulieu, Bachelor of Technology in Criminal Investigation
  • Breanna Bedborough, Associate in Applied Science in Business Administration
  • Joshua Belile, Bachelor of Technology in Homeland Security
  • Taylor Bell, Associate in Science in Early Childhood Care and Management
  • Yemayah Benoit, Bachelor of Science in Applied Psychology
  • Kayla Bentz, Associate in Applied Science in Physical Therapist Assistant
  • Iliriana Berisha, Bachelor of Business Administration in Sports Management
  • Whitney Bernier, Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • John Bernius, Bachelor of Technology in Funeral Services Administration
  • Jennifer Bieksza, Bachelor of Technology in Criminal Investigation
  • Noah Blair, Bachelor of Business Administration in Sports Management
  • Dakota Blake, Associate in Applied Science in Physical Therapist Assistant
  • Amanda Bocko, Associate in Science in Liberal Arts and Sciences: General Studies
  • Nina Boggiano, Associate in Applied Science in Individual Studies – Business
  • Savannah Bohnen, Bachelor of Technology in Health and Fitness Promotion
  • Brandon Boncamper, Bachelor of Technology in Homeland Security
  • Ulysis Bonsu, Associate in Science in Liberal Arts and Sciences: General Studies
  • Beth Borrelli, Certificate in Practical Nursing
  • Alexis Borst, Associate in Applied Science in Veterinary Science Technology
  • Thomas Bortnick, Associate in Applied Science in Business Administration
  • Bryan Boyce, Certificate in Electrical Construction & Maintenance
  • Chase Boyer, Bachelor of Technology in Civil and Environmental Engineering Technology
  • Kyle Boyer, Associate in Applied Science in Construction Technology: Management
  • Hannah Brady, Associate in Applied Science in Individual Studies – Business
  • Amber Braman, Bachelor of Science in Veterinary Technology
  • Kayla Bresett, Bachelor of Science in Health Care Management
  • Forrest Brockway, Bachelor of Technology in Homeland Security
  • Aaliyah Brooks, Bachelor of Science in Applied Psychology
  • Matthew Brown, Bachelor of Science in Veterinary Technology
  • Lydia Brown, Bachelor of Science in Health Care Management
  • Karisa Bryant, Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • Michael Bucholtz, Associate in Science in Engineering Science
  • Yariadna Buckley, Associate in Applied Science in Dental Hygiene
  • Brennan Bueno, Associate in Applied Science in Mechanical Engineering Technology
  • John Burgan, Associate in Science in Liberal Arts and Sciences: General Studies
  • Nicholas Burnett, Associate in Applied Science in Electrical Engineering Technology
  • Tonnaja Byrd, Associate in Applied Science in Criminal Justice
  • Celia Cabral, Bachelor of Science in Legal Studies
  • Jessica Cabreja, Associate in Applied Science degrees in Dental Hygiene and Individual Studies – Business
  • Joseph Campbell, Bachelor of Technology in Mechanical Engineering Technology
  • James Canevari, Bachelor of Technology in Criminal Justice: Law Enforcement Leadership
  • Jolene Carotenuto, Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • Tyler Carrow, Associate in Applied Science in Nursing
  • Kelsey Caruso-Sharpe, Associate in Applied Science in Veterinary Science Technology
  • Jacequelynn Caskinett, Associate in Applied Science in Criminal Justice
  • Erica Castrina, Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance
  • Carla Caswell, Bachelor of Technology in Legal Studies
  • Zachery Chambers, Bachelor of Technology in Information Technology
  • Da Juan Chandler, Bachelor of Business Administration in Sports Management
  • Kenric Chao, Bachelor of Technology in Criminal Investigation
  • Andrew Chapin, Bachelor of Technology in Civil and Environmental Engineering Technology
  • Beoncia Chaplin, Associate in Applied Science in Veterinary Science Technology
  • Paige Chase, Associate in Applied Science in Nursing
  • Randyl Chase, Bachelor of Science in Applied Psychology
  • Charissa Chavarria, Bachelor of Science in Health Care Management
  • Siu Ting Cheung, Bachelor of Technology in Civil and Environmental Engineering Technology
  • Tyler Chmielewski, Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance
  • Courtney Chudzinski, Certificate in Practical Nursing
  • Steven Clark, Associate in Applied Science in Criminal Justice
  • Riley Clark, Associate in Applied Science in Business Administration
  • Rosalind Clay, Bachelor of Science in Health Care Management
  • Breanna Clement, Associate in Applied Science in Physical Therapist Assistant
  • Kelsey Cleveland, Bachelor of Business Administration in Veterinary Service Admin
  • Kirk Colbert, Bachelor of Business Administration in Management
  • McKayla Coller, Associate in Applied Science in Criminal Justice
  • Joseph Colon, Bachelor of Business Administration in Sports Management
  • Matthew Colon, Associate in Applied Science in Business Administration
  • Mario Colucci, Bachelor of Technology in Funeral Services Administration
  • Kelly Conlon, Bachelor of Technology in Legal Studies
  • Cassandra Conrad, Bachelor of Science in Veterinary Technology
  • Shania Cook, Bachelor of Business Administration in Management
  • Tyler Cook, Associate in Applied Science in Criminal Justice
  • Courtney Cooper, Associate in Applied Science in Veterinary Science Technology
  • Samantha Coriano, Bachelor of Technology and an Associate in Applied Science in Criminal Investigation and Criminal Justice
  • Jessica Cornwell, Bachelor of Business Administration in Management
  • Alexandra Corradi, Bachelor of Science in Legal Studies
  • Colin Cota, Associate in Science in Liberal Arts and Sciences: General Studies
  • Kelly Cougler, Associate in Science in Liberal Arts and Sciences: General Studies
  • Michael Cougler, Bachelor of Business Administration in Sports Management
  • Martin Countryman, Associate in Applied Science in Construction Technology: Management
  • McCartney Countryman, Bachelor of Technology in Criminal Justice: Law Enforcement Leadership
  • Amy Cousins, Bachelor of Science in Applied Psychology
  • Robyn Cox, Associate in Applied Science in Individual Studies – Business
  • Elaja Cray, Associate in Applied Science in Criminal Justice
  • Giselle Croteau, Associate in Applied Science in Nursing
  • Caleb Cunningham, Associate in Applied Science in Criminal Justice
  • Ross Curley, Certificate in Practical Nursing
  • Amanda Dahl, Bachelor of Science in Veterinary Technology
  • Aaron Daniels, Associate in Applied Science in Civil Engineering Technology
  • Erica Daniels, Associate in Applied Science in Nursing
  • Charles Dann, Bachelor of Technology in Graphic and Multimedia Design
  • Brittany Davidson, Associate in Applied Science in Nursing
  • Nicole Davidson, Associate in Applied Science in Dental Hygiene
  • Dylan Davis, Bachelor of Business Administration in Sports Management
  • Jessica Dean, Certificate in Practical Nursing
  • Nicole Dececchis, Associate in Applied Science in Nursing
  • Jalisa Degrace, Bachelor of Technology and an Associate in Applied Science in Funeral Services Administration and Business Administration
  • Angelica Delosh-Niles, Certificate in Practical Nursing
  • Alyssa Depalma, Bachelor of Technology in Funeral Services Administration
  • Kortni Derouin, Associate in Applied Science in Veterinary Science Technology
  • Marissa Devine, Bachelor of Science in Health Care Management
  • Marcan Dickey, Bachelor of Technology in Electrical Engineering Technology
  • Emily Dishaw, Bachelor of Technology in Homeland Security
  • Jeffrey Dollinger, Associate in Applied Science in Business: Accounting
  • Chelsea Donovan, Bachelor of Science in Health Care Management
  • Chelsea Doolittle, Bachelor of Technology in Funeral Services Administration
  • Cole Douglas, Associate in Applied Science degrees in Individual Studies – Business and Dental Hygiene
  • Kyle Drake, Associate in Applied Science in Construction Technology: Management
  • Elise Dufresne, Bachelor of Science in Applied Psychology
  • Melissa Dumas, Certificate in Practical Nursing
  • Derrek DuPont, Bachelor of Technology in Criminal Investigation
  • Sara Durham, Associate in Applied Science in Nursing
  • Kathryn Dykes, Associate in Applied Science in Nursing
  • Cheyenne Earlywine, Associate in Applied Science in Individual Studies – Business
  • Logan Eddy, Bachelor of Technology in Homeland Security
  • Raigen Ehly, Associate in Applied Science in Veterinary Science Technology
  • Taylor Ellis, Certificate in Practical Nursing
  • Stephanie Evans, Bachelor of Technology in Homeland Security
  • Beth Farley, Bachelor of Science in Health Care Management
  • Tammy Farr, Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • Emily Farrell, Associate in Science in Liberal Arts and Sciences: General Studies
  • Vanessa Favorito, Bachelor of Technology in Legal Studies
  • Heather Federow, Associate in Applied Science and a Bachelor of Science in Veterinary Science Technology and Veterinary Technology
  • Kylesha Ferguson, Associate in Applied Science in Veterinary Science Technology
  • Marquis Fernandez, Associate in Applied Science and a Bachelor of Science in Veterinary Science Technology and Veterinary Technology
  • Taylor Fisher, Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • Omar Fisiru, Bachelor of Business Administration in Management
  • Andrew Fitch, Associate in Applied Science in Mechanical Engineering Technology
  • Samantha Fletcher, Certificate in Practical Nursing
  • Nicole Flores, Associate in Applied Science in Criminal Justice
  • Alex Folts, Bachelor of Business Administration in Management
  • Rebecca Foote, Bachelor of Technology in Criminal Justice: Law Enforcement Leadership
  • Allison Ford, Bachelor of Science in Veterinary Technology
  • Eric Fortner, Associate in Science in Engineering Science
  • Ashlee Fowler, Bachelor of Science in Applied Psychology
  • Emma-Lee Frary, Associate in Applied Science in Nursing
  • Megan Frasier, Bachelor of Technology in Criminal Investigation
  • Jacob Frego, Associate in Applied Science in Nursing
  • Jenna French, Associate in Applied Science in Veterinary Science Technology
  • Osvellyn Frika, Bachelor of Technology in Criminal Investigation
  • Megan Fullerton, Certificate in Practical Nursing
  • Ashley Furgison, Bachelor of Technology in Criminal Investigation
  • Holly Gagnon, Associate in Applied Science in Nursing
  • Daniel Gagnon, Bachelor of Technology in Mechanical Engineering Technology
  • Tricia Garceau, Associate in Science in Liberal Arts and Sciences: General Studies
  • Jose Garcia, Associate in Applied Science in Nursing
  • Dileidy Garcia Fernandez, Associate in Applied Science in Dental Hygiene
  • Nancy Gbekley, Associate in Applied Science in Business Administration
  • Andrew Gehrig, Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance
  • Katherine Giannetti, Bachelor of Technology in Health and Fitness Promotion
  • Paola Gil, Bachelor of Technology in Criminal Investigation
  • Ellen Gill, Associate in Applied Science in Dental Hygiene
  • Ashley Gillies, Associate in Applied Science in Nursing
  • Tristan Gilmour, Associate in Applied Science in Mechanical Engineering Technology
  • Corey Gold, Associate in Applied Science in Construction Technology: Management
  • Grace Goldie, Associate in Applied Science in Dental Hygiene
  • Mariah Gonyea, Associate in Applied Science in Veterinary Science Technology
  • Nikol Gonzalez, Bachelor of Technology in Criminal Investigation
  • Jamie Gonzalez, Bachelor of Technology in Criminal Investigation
  • Jennifer Gordon, Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • Samantha Gosch, Bachelor of Business Administration in Management
  • Jordon Graban, Associate in Applied Science in Nursing
  • Deven Grant, Bachelor of Technology in Information Technology
  • Abiola Grant-Levine, Bachelor of Science in Health Care Management
  • Alyssa Gratien, Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • Hunter Gray, Certificate in Electrical Construction & Maintenance
  • Alexander Green, Associate in Applied Science in General Technology
  • Mariah Greenman, Bachelor of Technology in Criminal Investigation
  • Marissa Grey-Schaber, Associate in Applied Science in Veterinary Science Technology
  • Teah Griffith, Associate in Applied Science in Dental Hygiene
  • Cathryn Griffith, Bachelor of Science in Health Care Management
  • Matthew Guarasce, Associate in Applied Science in Construction Technology: Management
  • Thomas Guilfoil, Associate in Applied Science in HVAC Engineering Technology
  • Logan Gushea, Associate in Applied Science in Criminal Justice
  • Kaylee Gydesen, Associate in Applied Science in Dental Hygiene
  • Kadie Haines, Associate in Applied Science in Criminal Justice
  • Stacie Hale, Associate in Science in Liberal Arts and Sciences: General Studies
  • Kelli Hall, Associate in Applied Science in Veterinary Science Technology
  • Elizabeth Hall, Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • Sydney Hamilton, Associate in Science in Early Childhood Care and Management
  • ElizaJane Hamilton, Associate in Applied Science in Nursing
  • Matthew Hamilton, Associate in Applied Science in Automotive Technology
  • Emily Hankins, Associate in Applied Science in Nursing
  • Janie Hansel, Bachelor of Science in Health Care Management
  • Logan Harrington, Associate in Applied Science in Dental Hygiene
  • Mariah Harris, Associate in Applied Science in Nursing
  • Jordan Hatch, Bachelor of Technology in Homeland Security
  • Rebecca Hathaway, Associate in Applied Science degrees in Individual Studies – Business and Nursing
  • Mikayla Hayden, Associate in Applied Science in Veterinary Science Technology
  • Kierian Heagle, Bachelor of Technology in Homeland Security
  • Thomas Heath, Bachelor of Science in Graphic and Multimedia Design
  • Daniel Hegarty, Bachelor of Science in Health Care Management
  • Acadia Heider, Associate in Applied Science in Nursing
  • Kristen Heinmiller, Bachelor of Business Administration in Veterinary Service Admin
  • Natalie Herrera-Rivera, Associate in Applied Science in Criminal Justice
  • Leilonnie Herrington, Associate in Applied Science in Nursing
  • Madeline Hewitt, Bachelor of Science in Legal Studies
  • Joi Higgs, Bachelor of Science in Applied Psychology
  • Hunter Hilton, Bachelor of Technology in Homeland Security
  • Brett Hoberman, Bachelor of Business Administration in Sports Management
  • Christian Hojenski, Bachelor of Technology in Homeland Security
  • Daniel Holcomb, Bachelor of Technology in Criminal Justice: Law Enforcement Leadership
  • Pamela Hollington, Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • Bridget Honore, Bachelor of Business Administration in Management
  • Melissa Huddleston, Associate in Applied Science in Nursing
  • Kiernan Hughes, Associate in Applied Science in Nursing
  • Ryan Hurlbert, Associate in Applied Science and Certificate in Individual Studies – Business and Air Conditioning Maintenance & Repair
  • Taylor Hutton, Associate in Applied Science in Nursing
  • Verner Ingram, Associate in Applied Science in Nursing
  • Marissa Ixtlahuac, Associate in Applied Science in Veterinary Science Technology
  • Ruth Jabaut, Associate in Applied Science in Criminal Justice
  • Dajona Jackson, Certificate in Practical Nursing
  • Daniel Jacobs, Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance
  • Erin Jacobs, Bachelor of Science in Applied Psychology
  • Christian James, Certificate in Electrical Construction & Maintenance
  • Tyron Jamison, Bachelor of Science in Graphic and Multimedia Design
  • Brendan Jerkowski, Certificate and Associate in Applied Science in Heating & Plumbing Service and HVAC Engineering Technology
  • Mia Jermano, Associate in Applied Science in Nursing
  • Carina Jett, Associate in Science in Liberal Arts and Sciences: General Studies
  • Karl Johansen, Bachelor of Technology in Criminal Investigation
  • Dominique Johnson, Associate in Applied Science in Business Administration
  • Jenese Johnson, Associate in Applied Science in Criminal Justice
  • Daniel Johnson, Associate in Applied Science in Physical Therapist Assistant
  • Janay Johnson, Associate in Science in Liberal Arts and Sciences: General Studies
  • Sara Jordan, Associate in Applied Science in Dental Hygiene
  • Joseph Kasinge, Bachelor of Technology in Information Technology
  • Victoria Kenny, Associate in Applied Science in Nursing
  • Amanda Kenyon, Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • Taylor Kiechle, Bachelor of Science in Health Care Management
  • Melyssa Kimbell, Bachelor of Technology in Funeral Services Administration
  • Hope Kingston, Certificate in Practical Nursing
  • Maricel Kitts, Associate in Applied Science in Nursing
  • Rachel Klock, Associate in Applied Science in Nursing
  • Kody Kocsis, Bachelor of Technology in Electrical Engineering Technology
  • Taylor Kocsis, Associate in Applied Science in Veterinary Science Technology
  • Kristen Kroniser, Associate in Applied Science in Nursing
  • David Ladwig, Bachelor of Science in Legal Studies
  • Ashley LaFay, Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • Megan LaFlesh, Associate in Applied Science in Veterinary Science Technology
  • Lindsey LaMarche, Bachelor of Science in Veterinary Technology
  • Brittany Landoll, Certificate in Practical Nursing
  • Tanner Lapiene, Associate in Applied Science in Nursing
  • Shawn LaPointe, Bachelor of Technology in Mechanical Engineering Technology
  • Bobbie Jo Lapradd, Certificate in Practical Nursing
  • Jacqueline Larocque, Bachelor of Science and Associate in Applied Science in Veterinary Technology and Veterinary Science Technology
  • Alicia LaRose, Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • Elizabeth LaSalle, Associate in Applied Science degrees in Individual Studies – Business and Dental Hygiene
  • Tyler Law, Bachelor of Technology in Criminal Justice: Law Enforcement Leadership
  • Zachary Lawler, Associate in Applied Science in Electrical Engineering Technology
  • Alyssa Lawrence, Bachelor of Science in Emergency Management
  • India Leddy, Associate in Applied Science in Veterinary Science Technology
  • Eileen Lee, Bachelor of Science in Health Care Management
  • Malka Leidner, Bachelor of Technology in Homeland Security
  • Barandyk Leo, Bachelor of Technology in Civil and Environmental Engineering Technology
  • Kyle Leroux, Bachelor of Technology in Electrical Engineering Technology
  • Jesse Levine, Bachelor of Technology in Criminal Investigation
  • Jeremy Lewis, Bachelor of Technology in Funeral Services Administration
  • Derek Lewis, Bachelor of Science in Health Care Management
  • Kyle Ling, Associate in Applied Science in Criminal Justice
  • Ashley Livingston, Bachelor of Technology in Civil and Environmental Engineering Technology
  • Stephanie Loftus, Associate in Applied Science in Nursing
  • Jonathan Luse, Associate in Applied Science in Mechanical Engineering Technology
  • Collin Lynk, Bachelor of Technology in Criminal Investigation
  • Lisa Lytle, Associate in Applied Science in Veterinary Science Technology
  • Erica Madura, Associate in Applied Science in Nursing
  • Edward Malinoski, Bachelor of Business Administration in Sports Management
  • Erica Mallette, Associate in Applied Science in Nursing
  • Shyane Manley, Associate in Science in Liberal Arts and Sciences: General Studies
  • Trisha Mannarino, Associate in Applied Science in Individual Studies – Business
  • Annalisa Mariani, Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance
  • Caitlin Marks, Associate in Applied Science in Nursing
  • Danielle Marshall, Bachelor of Business Administration in Veterinary Service Admin
  • Shawn Martin, Associate in Applied Science in Physical Therapist Assistant
  • Ian Martin, Certificate in Electrical Construction & Maintenance
  • Destiny Mason, Bachelor of Business Administration in Management
  • Ayanna Mason, Associate in Applied Science in Nursing
  • Joshua May, Bachelor of Technology in Homeland Security
  • Anthony Mcclary, Bachelor of Science in Applied Psychology
  • Kiera McConnell, Associate in Applied Science in Nursing
  • Sean Mcfaddin, Associate in Applied Science and two certificatesin Individual Studies – Business, Heating & Plumbing Service, and Air Conditioning Maintenance & Repair
  • Damion McFarlane, Bachelor of Technology in Criminal Investigation
  • Reily McIntosh, Associate in Applied Science in Business Administration
  • Ariel Mclean, Associate in Applied Science in Individual Studies – Business
  • Brandon McPherson, Associate in Applied Science in Computer Information Systems
  • Bryan Mehaffy, Bachelor of Technology in Industrial Technology Managemt
  • Melissa Mello, Associate in Applied Science in Veterinary Science Technology
  • Kaylah Menchaca, Bachelor of Technology in Health and Fitness Promotion
  • David Mendez, Certificate in Practical Nursing
  • Devon Meunier, Bachelor of Technology in Mechanical Engineering Technology
  • James Middlemiss, Associate in Applied Science in Business Administration
  • Cortney Miller, Associate in Applied Science in Electrical Engineering Technology
  • Stefanie Miller, Bachelor of Technology in Health and Fitness Promotion
  • Brittany Miner, Bachelor of Technology in Criminal Investigation
  • Danielle Mitchell, Associate in Applied Science in Nursing
  • James Mitchell, Bachelor of Science in Emergency Management
  • Paige Monacelli, Associate in Science in Early Childhood Care and Management
  • Joshua Monplaisir, Associate in Applied Science in Individual Studies – Business
  • Brian Moore, Associate in Applied Science in Veterinary Science Technology
  • Jacob Moore, Certificate in Air Conditioning Maintenance & Repair
  • Tyler Moraski, Associate in Applied Science in Mechanical Engineering Technology
  • Frank Moraucik, Associate in Science in Liberal Arts and Sciences: General Studies
  • Jenifer Morgan, Bachelor of Business Administration in Sports Management
  • Kayla Morley, Associate in Applied Science and Bachelor of Science in Veterinary Science Technology and Veterinary Technology
  • Coby Munson, Bachelor of Technology in Electrical Engineering Technology
  • Emily Murdock, Associate in Applied Science in Nursing
  • Devin Murtagh, Bachelor of Business Administration in Management
  • Kayla Myers, Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • Amanda Nahar, Associate in Applied Science in Veterinary Science Technology
  • Kattie Nanticoke, Certificate in Practical Nursing
  • Lane Netto, Bachelor of Technology in Information Technology
  • Alexys Newborn, Bachelor of Science in Veterinary Technology
  • Hughes Martial Ntwari, Bachelor of Business Administrationistrationin Management
  • Michaela O’Riley, Bachelor of Science in Veterinary Technology
  • Samuel Ogunnowo, Bachelor of Technology in Electrical Engineering Technology
  • Daniel Olin, Bachelor of Technology in Civil and Environmental Engineering Technology
  • Jessica Oliver, Bachelor of Technology in Health and Fitness Promotion
  • Melinda Orologio, Associate in Applied Science in Criminal Justice
  • Delaney Orsorio, Associate in Applied Science in Individual Studies – Business
  • Brandon Osborne, Bachelor of Technology in Homeland Security
  • Mavis Osei, Bachelor of Science in Health Care Management
  • Brooke Oshier, Certificate in Practical Nursing
  • Jaedyn Ossont, Bachelor of Business Administration in Sports Management
  • Kayla Ostasz, Associate in Applied Science in Dental Hygiene
  • Sean Owney, Bachelor of Technology in Criminal Investigation
  • Jessica Pacific, Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance
  • Ashley Paez, Bachelor of Science and Associate in Applied Science in Veterinary Technology and Veterinary Science Technology
  • Grace Page, Bachelor of Business Administration in Sports Management
  • Brandon Palmer, Certificate in Electrical Construction & Maintenance
  • Kasey Palmer, Associate in Applied Science in Veterinary Science Technology
  • Leanne Paradis, Bachelor of Business Administration in Management
  • Chelsea Parmeter, Certificate in Practical Nursing
  • Czyril Patacxil, Associate in Applied Science in Physical Therapist Assistant
  • Rachel Paugh, Associate in Applied Science in Veterinary Science Technology
  • Apryl Paul, Associate in Applied Science in Nursing
  • Zach Pease, Bachelor of Science in Applied Psychology
  • Cody Peets, Associate in Applied Science in Business: Accounting
  • Jessica Pele, Bachelor of Technology in Health and Fitness Promotion
  • Kerri Pellam, Associate in Applied Science in Nursing
  • Lesley Perez, Associate in Applied Science in Criminal Justice
  • Erik Perry, Bachelor of Business Administration and an Associate in Science in Management and Business Administration
  • Brianna Perryman, Associate in Applied Science in Criminal Justice
  • Alexandra Pesold, Associate in Applied Science in Nursing
  • Casey Petell, Bachelor of Technology in Criminal Justice: Law Enforcement Leadership
  • Sean Phelan, Bachelor of Technology in Health and Fitness Promotion
  • Sentara Phillips, Associate in Science in Liberal Arts and Sciences: General Studies
  • Charmaine Phillips, Bachelor of Science in Health Care Management
  • Anita Piazza, Bachelor of Technology in Legal Studies
  • Kelly Piedrahita, Associate in Applied Science in Veterinary Science Technology
  • Cole Piercey, Certificate in Air Conditioning Maintenance & Repair
  • Gokul Pisharody, Associate in Applied Science in Physical Therapist Assistant
  • Ashleigh Pitts, Associate in Applied Science in Veterinary Science Technology
  • Tosha Plichta, Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance
  • David Pontore, Bachelor of Technology in Mechanical Engineering Technology
  • Olivia Post, Bachelor of Science in Applied Psychology
  • Quentin Powers, Bachelor of Technology in Homeland Security
  • Chanel Pozo, Bachelor of Science in Applied Psychology
  • Marsha Prashaw, Associate in Applied Science in Nursing
  • Kara Primer, Associate in Applied Science in Criminal Justice
  • Haley Purdy, Associate in Applied Science in Veterinary Science Technology
  • Kellyann Quintana, Bachelor of Science in Health Care Management
  • Jocelyn Racette, Bachelor of Technology in Civil and Environmental Engineering Technology
  • Brittany Rafferty, Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • Samantha Ramsey, Bachelor of Technology in Criminal Investigation
  • Tyler Redziniak, Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance
  • Brandon Rexford, Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • Markie Richard, Associate in Science in Liberal Arts and Sciences: General Studies
  • Cameron Rider, Associate in Science in Engineering Science
  • Michelle Riordan, Bachelor of Science in Legal Studies
  • Susannah Ripley, Bachelor of Science in Health Care Management
  • Libby Ritchie, Associate in Applied Science in Nursing
  • Jewelia Ritter, Associate in Applied Science in Dental Hygiene
  • Edward Ritz, Associate in Applied Science and Bachelor of Science in Business: Accounting and Health Care Management
  • Amaya Rivera, Associate in Science in Early Childhood Care and Management
  • Christopher Robbins, Bachelor of Technology in Criminal Justice: Law Enforcement Leadership
  • Taylor Robert, Associate in Science in Early Childhood Care and Management
  • Peyton Robinson, Bachelor of Technology in Criminal Investigation
  • Jessica Rode, Associate in Applied Science in Individual Studies – Business
  • Jorge Rodriguez Lomeli, Bachelor of Business Administration in Veterinary Service Admin
  • Sade Rogers, Bachelor of Science in Health Care Management
  • Leanne Rogers, Associate in Applied Science in Nursing
  • Lauren Roth, Associate in Applied Science in Veterinary Science Technology
  • Conner Roy, Bachelor of Technology in Electrical Engineering Technology
  • Shelly Rubas, Associate in Applied Science in Dental Hygiene
  • Joshua Rubin, Bachelor of Technology in Funeral Services Administration
  • Alibria Ryan, Bachelor of Science in Health Care Management
  • Allyssa Sabre, Associate in Applied Science in Nursing
  • Steven Sanchez, Associate in Applied Science in Physical Therapist Assistant
  • Bradley Sandroni, Associate in Applied Science in Construction Technology: Management
  • Gabriel Santana, Bachelor of Science in Emergency Management
  • Brittany Santana, Bachelor of Science in Health Care Management
  • Sawyer Santimaw, Associate in Science in Liberal Arts and Sciences: General Studies
  • Christina Saraiva, Associate in Applied Science in Nursing
  • Joseph Sauve, Bachelor of Technology in Health and Fitness Promotion
  • Griffin Savard, Associate in Applied Science in Automotive Technology
  • Michael Scaramuzzino, Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • Chelsea Scheuerman, Bachelor of Science in Health Care Management
  • Ryan Schubert, Bachelor of Technology in Criminal Investigation
  • Raquel Screnci, Associate in Applied Science in Physical Therapist Assistant
  • Kimberly Serrano, Bachelor of Science in Health Care Management
  • Tara Shea, Associate in Applied Science in Nursing
  • Taryn Sheldon, Associate in Applied Science in Nursing
  • Emily Shepherd, Associate in Science in Liberal Arts and Sciences: General Studies
  • Sarah Shirley, Associate in Applied Science in Business: Accounting
  • Crystal Shorette, Associate in Applied Science and a Bachelor of Business Administration in Individual Studies – Business and Finance
  • Kristen Siegel, Associate in Applied Science in Veterinary Science Technology
  • Nancy Silva, Associate in Applied Science in Individual Studies – Business
  • Allen Simancas, Associate in Applied Science in Criminal Justice
  • Grace Smith, Associate in Applied Science in Nursing
  • Miranda Smith, Associate in Applied Science in Veterinary Science Technology
  • Samantha Smith, Bachelor of Technology in Health and Fitness Promotion
  • Siani Smith, Associate in Applied Science in Criminal Justice
  • Kyle Smith, Bachelor of Technology in Homeland Security
  • Lorraina Smith-Mosley, Associate in Science in Liberal Arts and Sciences: General Studies
  • Riley Smutz, Certificate in Air Conditioning Maintenance & Repair
  • Ann Snell, Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • Nicholas Snyder, Certificate in Air Conditioning Maintenance & Repair
  • Mitchell Spany, Bachelor of Technology in Health and Fitness Promotion
  • Ashleen Speen, Associate in Applied Science in Business Administration
  • Zachary Stash, Bachelor of Technology in Industrial Technology Managemt
  • Bromlen Steinburg, Bachelor of Technology in Civil and Environmental Engineering Technology
  • Kendra Stelick, Associate in Applied Science in Dental Hygiene
  • John Stevenson, Bachelor of Technology in Graphic and Multimedia Design
  • Jordan Stewart, Bachelor of Business Administration in Sports Management
  • Bailey Stickney, Associate in Applied Science in Nursing
  • Nathan Stickney, Bachelor of Technology in Electrical Engineering Technology
  • Samantha Stone, Bachelor of Technology in Criminal Investigation
  • Christopher Strack, Associate in Applied Science in Computer Information Systems
  • Zoe Strong, Bachelor of Technology in Criminal Justice: Law Enforcement Leadership
  • Paige Sunderland, Associate in Applied Science in Nursing
  • Evan Swamp, Associate in Applied Science in Automotive Technology
  • Chase Sweeney, Associate in Applied Science in Criminal Justice
  • Cole Sweeney, Associate in Applied Science in Criminal Justice
  • Kaylin Switzer, Associate in Applied Science in Nursing
  • Rebecca Sykes, Associate in Applied Science in Nursing
  • Andrew Tapia, Bachelor of Business Administration in Management
  • Tia Tassava, Bachelor of Business Administration in Management
  • Riley Taylor, Bachelor of Technology in Mechanical Engineering Technology
  • Yvan Vladimir Tchounga, Bachelor of Business Administrationistrationin Management
  • Austin Tellez, Bachelor of Technology in Criminal Investigation
  • William Tennant, Bachelor of Technology in Mechanical Engineering Technology
  • Karolina Terebey, Associate in Applied Science in Dental Hygiene
  • Christopher Theophile, Bachelor of Technology in Criminal Investigation
  • Melissa Thomas, Associate in Applied Science in Nursing
  • Josephine Thompson, Associate in Applied Science in Veterinary Science Technology
  • Rachel Thornhill, Associate in Applied Science in Physical Therapist Assistant
  • Shane Tiernan, Certificate in Electrical Construction & Maintenance
  • Bryan Tirado Robles, Bachelor of Science in Health Care Management
  • Alexandra Tornatore, Associate in Applied Science in Veterinary Science Technology
  • Naphateria Torrence, Associate in Applied Science in Veterinary Science Technology
  • Collin Trathen, Associate in Science in Engineering Science
  • Cory Trombino, Certificate in Air Conditioning Maintenance & Repair
  • Brooke Trombly, Certificate in Practical Nursing
  • Brittney Umana, Associate in Applied Science and a Bachelor of Science in Veterinary Science Technology and Veterinary Technology
  • Mary Vaisey, Bachelor of Science in Applied Psychology
  • Wendy Van Der Water, Associate in Applied Science in Business Administration
  • Joseph Vandewege, Bachelor of Technology in Criminal Investigation
  • John Vasquez, Associate in Applied Science in Nursing
  • Jacob Vierno, Bachelor of Technology in Homeland Security
  • Jenna Walker, Associate in Applied Science in Dental Hygiene
  • Joseph Walker, Associate in Science in Engineering Science
  • Mariah Wallace, Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • Robert Wallace, Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance
  • Lenysia Walters, Bachelor of Science in Health Care Management
  • Clifton Warter, Certificate in Powersports Perform & Repair
  • Kayla Warycha, Bachelor of Science in Health Care Management
  • Kayla Weakley, Associate in Applied Science in Veterinary Science Technology
  • Chris Wentzel, Bachelor of Technology in Information Technology
  • Diamond West, Bachelor of Business Administration in Management
  • Alex West, Bachelor of Technology in Criminal Investigation
  • Samantha White, Associate in Applied Science in Nursing
  • Dontae Whitehead, Bachelor of Business Administration in Sports Management
  • Adriana Whitmarsh, Certificate in Practical Nursing
  • Daniel Whitton, Associate in Science in Engineering Science
  • Kursten Wiegandt, Associate in Applied Science in Nursing
  • Robyn Wilk, Associate in Applied Science in Veterinary Science Technology
  • Shalica Williams, Bachelor of Business Administration in Sports Management
  • Tasheye Williams, Associate in Applied Science in Nursing
  • Zachary Williams, Associate in Applied Science in Physical Therapist Assistant
  • Courtney Williams, Associate in Applied Science in Dental Hygiene
  • Teara Williams, Bachelor of Technology in Criminal Investigation
  • Carol Wilson, Bachelor of Business Administration in Management
  • Emily Witkop, Associate in Applied Science in Nursing
  • Sydney Wood, Associate in Applied Science in Individual Studies – Business
  • Emily Wood, Bachelor of Technology in Funeral Services Administration
  • Erik Wood, Certificate in Electrical Construction & Maintenance
  • Bristol Woods, Associate in Applied Science in Veterinary Science Technology
  • Jahara Wright Walker, Associate in Applied Science in Criminal Justice
  • Andrea Wrobel, Associate in Applied Science in Business Administration
  • Ashley Yarter, Bachelor of Science in Graphic and Multimedia Design
  • Joshua Yelvington, Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance
  • Nicole Yeomans, Associate in Applied Science in Dental Hygiene
  • Cassidy Yetter, Bachelor of Science in Veterinary Technology
  • Raechel Yost, Bachelor of Science in Veterinary Technology
  • Bailie Young, Bachelor of Technology in Criminal Investigation
  • Kyle Yuckel, Bachelor of Science in Veterinary Technology
  • Kaleigh Zappia, Bachelor of Technology in Civil and Environmental Engineering Technology

Plant Engineer Receives SUNY Chancellor’s Award

Tuesday, June 18th, 2019

A SUNY Canton employee and alumnus has been selected by SUNY Chancellor Kristina M. Johnson to receive the 2019 Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Classified Service.

Plant Utility Engineer Brett M. Furnia was presented with the honor at the college’s annual Recognition Day event.

Szafran and Furnia
Pictured (l to r) are SUNY Canton President Zvi Szafran and Plant Utility Engineer Brett M. Furnia. Furnia is a 2012 graduate of SUNY Canton who won the 2019 Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Classified Service.

Furnia started his career at SUNY Canton in 2002 as a University Police Officer, obtaining the rank of lieutenant. He then began working for the Physical Plant as a utility assistant while taking courses to earn an associate degree in General Technology. After passing the Civil Service examination, he was promoted to plant utility engineer in 2009 and graduated from SUNY Canton in 2012.

Colleagues credit his willingness to proactively seek out professional development opportunities that benefit the college. Most recently, Furnia completed the rigorous requirements to become a New York State-certified code enforcement official (CEO). In this role, he will assist other campus CEOs with keeping staff, students and visitors safe.

He also gives back by serving as vice president of the SUNY Canton Civil Service Employees Association (CSEA) chapter and as a member of the association’s Central New York Safety and Health Committee.

In addition to his exemplary job performance, Furnia has distinguished himself by being a positive role model for student workers and junior staff.

“Brett’s contributions to the campus and his commitment to lifelong learning make him the ideal candidate to receive this award,” said SUNY Canton President Zvi Szafran. “His outstanding work ethic, skill in mentoring students and staff, and efforts to promote a safe, welcoming campus environment have created a positive ripple effect that will be felt far beyond our community.”

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. 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 18 online degree programs. The college placed first in 14 categories in a SUNY-Wide Student Opinion Survey, most notably in career services, tutoring, library resources, and classroom facilities. The college’s 15 traditional athletic teams compete at the NCAA Division III level as part of the North Atlantic Conference. SUNY Canton also offers varsity esports and cheerleading.

SUNY Canton College Foundation Secures Midtown Plaza Purchase Option

Wednesday, June 5th, 2019

A joint venture will allow SUNY Canton to move forward with plans to create an Entrepreneurship Center at the former Jubilee grocery store location in downtown Canton.

Roo Riverwoods, LLC, an affiliate of the Canton College Foundation, has secured a purchase option on the vacant midtown plaza properties currently owned by Garry L. Cohen. The agreement allows the foundation to conduct studies to determine if the properties are suitable for development. During the term of the option, Roo Riverwoods has the exclusive right to purchase Mr. Cohen’s properties or to assign them to a third party.

Midway Plaza aerial map view - 19 Miner Street

The facility would house the college’s Small Business Development Center and would include co-working spaces, private offices for rent, state-of-the-art conference facilities and event space. The Entrepreneurship Center would also include a makerspace with 3D printers and other high-tech tools available for public use. 

Project partners are exploring further funding opportunities that will enable the development of a mixed-use development at the site, which will include both commercial spaces and housing units.

“The Canton College Foundation is thrilled to be able to facilitate this project, and the board was solidly in support of this opportunity,” said Anne M. Sibley, SUNY Canton vice president for advancement, who signed the agreement with Cohen last Friday. “The potential benefits for the Canton community and SUNY Canton are tremendous. We look forward to further collaboration with other partners.”

This process was a collaborative effort between the Foundation, SUNY Canton President Zvi Szafran, Village of Canton Mayor Michael Dalton and Town of Canton Supervisor Mary Ann Ashley. Also involved were representatives from Laker Development NY, LLC, which previously worked with St. Lawrence University to purchase one of its Main Street houses and develop the new Walgreens, and its partner, DEW Ventures, LLC.

“This project will bring new economic vitality and entrepreneurial activity to the heart of downtown,” said Szafran. “We all worked hard to make this a winning situation for everyone in Canton. We look forward to working with the developers and their teams to make this vision a reality.”

The redevelopment venture was included as a potential anchor project in the Village of Canton’s application for the $10 million New York State Downtown Revitalization Initiative. If the Village is selected, a portion of the funding may be devoted to the undertaking. Other funding opportunities will also be pursued. 

“This has been a long-term process and a very cooperative effort,” said Dalton. “The collaboration is going to yield great things for Canton. I thank everyone involved for their creative energy and hard work.”

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. 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 18 online degree programs. The college placed first in 14 categories in a SUNY-Wide Student Opinion Survey, most notably in career services, tutoring, library resources, and classroom facilities. The college’s 15 traditional athletic teams compete at the NCAA Division III level as part of the North Atlantic Conference. SUNY Canton also offers varsity esports and cheerleading. 

SUNY Canton Graduates Nearly 900 Students at 111th Commencement

Saturday, May 11th, 2019

SUNY Canton celebrated the class of 2019 at the college’s 111th Commencement Ceremony held Saturday, May 11, at the Roos House Convocation, Athletic and Recreation Center.

SUNY Canton College Council Chair Ronald M. O’Neill, class of 1963, opened the ceremony by asking the graduates to reflect on the memories and lifelong friendships they have made.

Dan Miller opens the 111th Commencement
Dan Miller ’83 opens the 111th Commencement Ceremony.

“I hope that as you move forward in your lives and careers, you will not only remember this day, but remember all those remarkable people who helped you along the way,” he said.

SUNY Canton President Zvi Szafran noted this year’s class comprises nearly 900 graduates who range in age from 18 to 63 years old and represent 22 U.S. states and 6 foreign countries, including Australia, Cameroon, Canada, Hong Kong, New Zealand and the United Kingdom.

President Szafran, Andrew Fitch, and Courtney Bish
Pictured are (l to r) SUNY Canton President Zvi Szafran, Outstanding Graduate Andrew P. Fitch and Vice President for Student Affairs and Dean of Students Courtney B. Bish during the college’s 111th Commencement Ceremony held May 11.

He then introduced two graduates who earned outstanding graduate awards: Andrew P. Fitch, a Mechanical Engineering Technology major from Australia, and Tia M. Tassava, a Management major from Chubbuck, Idaho. Ashley J. Livingston, a Civil and Environmental Engineering Technology major from Lisbon, was also recognized as the winner of the David R. Maynard Student Activities Award.

Student Government Association President Brayden S. White gave the senior class address, noting the college’s commitment to its motto “everyone is welcome here.”

Ashley Livingston stands up to be honored for her David R. Maynard Student Activities Award
SUNY Canton graduate Ashley Livingston of Lisbon was recognized as the college’s David R. Maynard Student Activities Award winner during the college’s 111th Commencement Ceremony.

“Diversity, equity and inclusion are not just buzzwords; they are woven into the fabric of campus life, and because of that our education is holistically complete, which prepares us to go out and make a difference,” he said.

The keynote address was delivered by alumnus and retired Major General Fergal I. Foley, class of 1980. 

Foley, who earned an associate degree in Business Management and was commissioned as a second lieutenant from the ROTC program, said he owed much of his success to the college.

“SUNY Canton was a solid foundation for me, and my degree has been instrumental throughout my career. My experience was certainly a factor in building my confidence to take risks.”

Retired Major General Fergal Foley applauds graduates at the 111th Commencement Ceremony
Retired Major General Fergal I. Foley, class of 1980, applauds graduates at SUNY Canton’s 111th Commencement Ceremony. Foley was the keynote speaker and received an honorary doctorate at the event.

He served in the New York Army National Guard from 1982 until 2006, during which time his assignments included deputy commander and chief of staff for Joint Task Force “Operation World Trade Center” after 9/11. He has returned to campus several times to talk to students about his experiences.

Foley told the audience that graduation should signify a new chapter in their relationship with the college.

“When you cross the stage, it’s not the end—it’s a transition. You are part of this SUNY Canton family for life. I recommend remaining connected with alumni affairs to take advantage of all the great services and keeping in touch with your classmates. And if I can ever be of service to help you, I will. We’re all family now, and that’s what families do—we take care of each other.”

Upon presenting Foley with an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree, Szafran noted his “outstanding service to the nation, state and SUNY Canton.”

Fergal Foley awards a graduate with a medal.
Retired Major General Fergal I. Foley ’80 presents a graduate with a special medallion.

As the degrees were conferred, Foley and the President of the Alumni Board of Directors Kelly C. Obermayer, class of 1979, welcomed each graduate into the alumni family by presenting them with a special medallion.

The top five bachelor’s degrees awarded, in order of popularity, were Health Care Management, Criminal Investigation, Management, Nursing and Homeland Security.

The top five associate degrees awarded, in order of popularity, were Nursing, Criminal Justice, Veterinary Science Technology, Individual Studies and Liberal Arts.

Additionally, graduates from the college’s one and two-year Nursing programs were recognized at special pinning ceremonies held earlier in the week.

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. 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 18 online degree programs. The college placed first in 14 categories in a SUNY-Wide Student Opinion Survey, most notably in career services, tutoring, library resources, and classroom facilities. The college’s 15 traditional athletic teams compete at the NCAA Division III level as part of the North Atlantic Conference. SUNY Canton also offers varsity esports and cheerleading.

Accomplished Military Veteran to Address SUNY Canton Class of 2019

Friday, April 19th, 2019
Major General Fergal Foley

An alumnus and veteran who helped lead rescue and recovery efforts in New York City following the 9/11 attacks will be the keynote speaker at SUNY Canton’s 2019 Commencement Ceremony.

Retired Major General Fergal I. Foley, class of 1980, will address nearly 900 graduates at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, May 11, in the Roos House Convocation, Athletic and Recreation Center. He will receive an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree in recognition of his accomplishments.

“Major General Foley’s distinguished career epitomizes the level of excellence our graduates can achieve with the foundation that a SUNY Canton education provides, and we’re pleased to be able to present him with this honor,” said SUNY Canton President Zvi Szafran. 

Foley earned an associate degree in Business Management from SUNY Canton and was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in the United States Army. He went on to receive a Bachelor of Science degree and Master of Public Administration degree from Marist College, and a Master of Science degree from the U.S. Army War College.

He served in the New York Army National Guard from 1982 until 2006, during which time his assignments included Deputy Commander and Chief of Staff for Joint Task Force “Operation World Trade Center” after 9/11. He is currently the Senior Property Manager for the U.S. General Services Administration.

Foley not only has a history of service to his country, but also of giving back to SUNY Canton. He is a member of the Alumni Association Board of Directors, a scholarship donor, and has visited campus on several occasions to discuss his experiences following 9/11. 

“I am truly honored to be invited to speak at this year’s ceremony,” Foley said. “SUNY Canton has always been a special place for me as a student and now as an alumnus. I look forward to addressing the graduates on this special occasion.” 

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. 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 18 online degree programs. The college placed first in 14 categories in a SUNY-Wide Student Opinion Survey, most notably in career services, tutoring, library resources, and classroom facilities. The college’s 15 traditional athletic teams compete at the NCAA Division III level as part of the North Atlantic Conference. 

SUNY Canton Selects New Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs

Wednesday, April 3rd, 2019
Peggy De Cooke

A highly-regarded educator and assessment expert from Purchase College has been selected to lead the future of academics at SUNY Canton. 

SUNY Canton President Zvi Szafran announced that Peggy A. De Cooke, Ph.D., has been selected as the college’s new provost and vice president for academic affairs.

“Dr. De Cooke’s extensive educational leadership experience will help SUNY Canton continue to grow as Northern New York’s premiere career-driven college,” Szafran said. “She has successfully led initiatives in student success, program development, strategic planning, and assessment which are critical areas of focus as our college continues to expand.”

De Cooke will come to SUNY Canton from Purchase College, where she currently serves as an associate professor of psychology and the associate provost for academic affairs. Previously, she was chair of the College Senate and faculty presiding officer and acting dean of the School of the Arts. She will begin her new role on July 1.

 “On behalf of the Purchase College community, I congratulate Dr. Peggy De Cooke on her appointment as provost of SUNY Canton,” said Purchase College Provost Barry Pearson. “We’re proud and grateful for what Dr. De Cooke has accomplished during her 24 years at Purchase College.We have no doubt that she will be a transformative leader and wish her luck in her new role.”

De Cooke has extensive teaching experience from high school through graduate levels and has taught many courses in introductory and developmental psychology. Additionally, she has published or presented more than 50 papers on factors influencing student learning and performance.

“I am so pleased to be joining the SUNY Canton community and look forward to working closely with Dr. Szafran, campus leadership, faculty, staff, and students to advance the mission of the college,” De Cooke said. “Everyone was so warm and welcoming during my visit to campus. I can’t wait to get started!”

She earned her master’s and doctorate in Developmental Psychology from the University of Pittsburgh, and her bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the University of Michigan Ann Arbor.

The provost and vice president of academic affairs serves as the chief academic administrator at the college. The office is currently jointly overseen on an interim basis by Dr. Molly A. Mott, Associate Provost/Dean of Academic Support Services, and Dr. Kenneth Erickson, Dean of the School of Science, Health and Criminal Justice.

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. 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 18 online degree programs. The college placed first in 14 categories in a SUNY-Wide Student Opinion Survey, most notably in career services, tutoring, library resources, and classroom facilities. The college’s 15 traditional athletic teams compete at the NCAA Division III level as part of the North Atlantic Conference. SUNY Canton also offers varsity esports and cheerleading.

SUNY Canton Launches New Center for Criminal Justice, Intelligence and Cybersecurity

Tuesday, March 26th, 2019

The college will invest $10 million over five years in a new state-of-the-art home for its expanding Criminal Justice programs.

SUNY Canton President Zvi Szafran announced that the college is creating a new Center for Criminal Justice, Intelligence and Cybersecurity. 

Center for Criminal Justice, Intelligence & Cybersecurity

“By aligning the college’s related programs to create a comprehensive criminal justice center, we are positioning ourselves for local, state and federal partnerships,” Szafran said. “This will offer our students the most up-to-date academic experience and position them for employment.”

The center includes the college’s computer-focused Cybersecurity program and the fully-online Emergency Management program.

The college has committed $10 million over five years to establish the center in Dana Hall, which is currently under renovation and slated to go back online in fall 2020. Part of the investment will fund several brand-new facilities, including a Criminal Investigation laboratory, a crime scene staging room, and a $500,000 state-of-the-art cybersecurity computer laboratory in Nevaldine Hall.

Professor Elizabeth A. Brown, Ph.D., SUNY Canton’s Criminal Justice Department chair, will be the director of the center. Brown is a former latent print examiner for the Onondaga County Center for Forensic Sciences and also worked as a forensic scientist for the Indiana State Police Laboratory. She has won multiple awards during her tenure at SUNY Canton and published a laboratory textbook on forensic investigations.

“Our Homeland Security and Emergency Management programs are collaborating with our Cybersecurity program,” Brown said. “Our Criminal Investigation and Law Enforcement Leadership programs all share a similar connection and our two-year programs ladder seamlessly into our four-year programs. It is going to make for a complete college experience for anyone who is interested in a multi-faceted approach to the criminal justice and security fields.”

Dana Hall External CG mock-up

The center will expand relationships with state-wide law enforcement and corrections agencies. SUNY Canton is currently home to the St. Lawrence County-David Sullivan Law Enforcement Academy and the SUNY Canton Corrections Academy, which will also operate out of the center.

The center will initially house six academic programs and serve more than 500 students. There are currently more than 10 full-time faculty members with extensive professional experience who teach in these well-established programs. The college also plans to add future degrees in Forensic Criminology and Crime Analysis.

The degrees initially offered through the SUNY Canton Center for Criminal Justice, Intelligence, and Cybersecurity include the:

  • Bachelor of Science in Cybersecurity 
  • Bachelor of Technology in Criminal Investigation 
  • Bachelor of Technology in Criminal Justice: Law Enforcement Leadership 
  • Bachelor of Technology in Homeland Security 
  • Bachelor of Science in Emergency Management 
  • Associate of Applied Science in Criminal Justice

Related minors include:

  • Forensic Science
  • Criminology
  • Corrections
  • Homeland Security
  • Criminal Justice Administration
  • Cybersecurity

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. 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 placed first in 14 categories in a SUNY-Wide Student Opinion Survey, most notably in career services, tutoring, library resources, and classroom facilities.