SUNY Canton will be holding a luminary vigil to help honor departed friends and loved ones at 5:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 10, on the college’s turf field.
Those interested are invited to submit commemorative notes to accompany each light.
“We originally designed this event to correspond with Veterans Day,” said Director of Major Gifts Peggy S. Levato. “We received significant interest in making it an overall remembrance ceremony. The college has designated lights for the victims of the Oct. 31 attack in New York City and the recent Las Vegas shooting.”
The memorial is free and open to the extended community who wish to remember veterans, alumni, faculty, staff, students, family or friends who have passed away. To leave a note, contact Levato by email, firstname.lastname@example.org, or Assistant Director of Alumni Affairs Elizabeth F. Gravlin, email@example.com by Wednesday, Nov. 8. For more information, contact the college’s Alumni and Foundation office by phone at 315-386-7082.
The SUNY Canton Alumni Association partnered with the college’s Alumni Board, Greek organizations, the Student Veteran Association and the Student Activities Office to hold the ceremony. The college openly welcomes community participation. The event will be moved into the Roos House Convocation, Athletic and Recreation Center if the weather prohibits the outdoor observance.
About SUNY Canton
SUNY Canton is Northern New York’s premier college for career-driven bachelor’s degrees, associate degrees and professional certificate programs. The college delivers quality hands-on programs in engineering technology, health, management and public service and recently received number one rankings in library resources, library services and tutoring services in the SUNY Student Opinion Survey. The college’s faculty members are noted for their professional real-world experience in addition to outstanding academic credentials. SUNY Canton OnLine offers hundreds of flexible and convenient courses as well as 13 exclusively online degrees. The college’s 15 athletic teams compete at the NCAA Division III level and are conference members of the newly formed American Collegiate Athletic Association.