The college’s annual ceremony recognizing student success was named for a retired faculty member from Lowville.
SUNY Canton will be honoring a well-respected distinguished professor emerita alongside the college’s top-achieving students.
The 2015 Honors Convocation celebration has been named in honor of Rosanna M. Moser, the former program director of the Office Technology Program. More than 150 students will be receiving awards for their outstanding academic achievement and civic involvement at the ceremony. Honors Convocation will be held at 4:15 p.m. Wednesday, April 22, in the Roos House Convocation, Athletic and Recreation Center. The event is free and open to the public.
Moser began working for SUNY Canton in 1983 and taught a variety of courses in the Office Technology Program. She was well known as dedicated, professional, responsible, respectful and, above all, exceptionally kind to her students and colleagues. She helped her students become career-minded, work-ready professionals and helped them secure internships that most often led directly to employment.
“Rosanna was a mentor for new and established faculty,” said Criminal Justice Professor William J. Fassinger. “Her attention to detail, resourcefulness and advocacy for students exemplifies the mission of SUNY Canton.”
Moser assisted in revising and developing new courses for the Office Technology and Computer Information Systems curricula, and in restructuring the Office Technology curriculum to include concentrations such as accounting, business, computer, finance, legal, and medical. She also organized Professional Development Week, allowing students from all curricula to hone their interview skills, learn to dress for success and engage in extra-curricular learning.
Along her career, she was promoted to assistant professor in 1986, associate professor in 1988 and professor in 2000. Rosanna served terms as secretary for the Faculty Assembly and Faculty Affairs committee. She was the Public Service department chair from 2002 until 2004 and the Business Department Chair from 2005 until 2008. She received the SUNY Canton College Council’s Distinguished Faculty award in 2007 and received emeritus status upon her retirement.
About SUNY Canton
SUNY Canton is Northern New York’s premier college for career-driven bachelor’s degrees, associate degrees and certificate programs. The college delivers quality hands-on programs in engineering technology, health, management and public service. Faculty members are noted for their professional real-world experience in addition to outstanding academic credentials. SUNY Canton OnLine offers hundreds of flexible and convenient courses, as well as 10 exclusively online bachelor’s degrees. The college’s 14 athletic teams compete as provisional members of the NCAA Division III and the USCAA.