The State University of New York recently announced three SUNY Canton faculty members had received chancellor’s awards. “One of my themes for SUNY is individualized education, meaning the work we do to help our students navigate the programs and opportunities within our 64 campuses,” said SUNY Chancellor Kristina M. Johnson. “Our faculty and staff educate, inspire, and support our students to pursue their passions; they are the driving force on campus. Those we honor today are leading this effort through their commitment to their craft and their dedication to our students.”
SUNY Canton celebrated the accomplishments of nearly 900 graduates during the college’s 110th Commencement ceremony held Saturday, May 12, at the Roos House Convocation Athletic and Recreation Center. President Zvi Szafran and SUNY Canton College Council Chair Ronald M. O’Neill, class of 1963, welcomed family and friends and congratulated the class of 2018 on their accomplishments.
The SUNY Canton Admissions Office is extending their office hours this month for students who are interested in applying for the fall semester. The Admissions Drop-In Days will be held in French Hall, Room 123, May 15, 16 and 17, from 4 to 7 p.m. Walk-in visitors are welcome and no prior registration is needed.
A team of SUNY Canton students designed a steel bridge that could hold approximately 2,500 pounds and could be built in slightly more than 6 minutes. Students from the colleges American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) chapter recently placed fourth in the Upstate Regional Student Steel Bridge Competition at Rensselear Polytechnic Institute in Troy. The 22-member team upset Clarkson University, Rochester Institute of Technology and the United States Military Academy, among others, but were topped by two teams from Montreal, Quebec, and the University of Buffalo.
The SUNY Canton College Council has selected the editor of the St. Lawrence Plaindealer as the recipient of the 2018 Distinguished Citizen Award. Paul D. Mitchell was selected for this prestigious award for his career-long commitment to highlighting all things Canton, in addition his community involvement and civic engagement, according to College Council Chair Ronald M. O’Neill.
SUNY Canton’s 2018 Outstanding Graduate recipients overcame great challenges on the path to their college degrees. The awards are given annually at commencement to deserving senior-level students who demonstrate citizenship, scholarship, leadership, and contributions to the campus community.
A Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter who began his journalism career in the North Country will deliver the keynote speech at SUNY Canton’s 110thCommencement Ceremony at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, May 12, in the Roos House Convocation, Athletic and Recreation Center. John G. Maines III, who attended SUNY Canton from 1976 to 1977, earned the South Florida Sun Sentinel newspaper its first Pulitzer Prize for Public Service in 2013 for a groundbreaking investigative report about speeding by Florida off-duty police officers. Maines and colleague Sally Kestin authored a three-part series titled “Above the Law,” and their findings led to sweeping reform and disciplinary action by police departments across the state.
SUNY Canton students will be receiving academic awards for achieving the highest GPA in their majors at the college’s Dr. William J. Fassinger Honors Convocation celebration.
Two SUNY Canton students were selected by SUNY Chancellor Kristina M. Johnson to receive the 2018 Chancellor’s Award for Student Excellence. Senior Jessica L. Fischer, a Mechanical Engineering Technology major, and senior Kaitlyn N. Tibbetts, a Criminal Investigation major, were recognized at a special ceremony held April 10 in Albany. They will wear a medallion denoting their accomplishments at the college’s 110thCommencement Ceremony Saturday, May 12.
SUNY Canton and the Northern New York Chapter of the American Chemical Society will present the second annual Symposium on Natural Medicines from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday (April 28) in Payson Hall Room 219. Presentations include two sessions with natural medicine experts. Community Health Educator Paula Youmell, a registered nurse from Wise Woman Nurse and a 1985 SUNY Canton graduate, will be presenting on the rejuvenating and disease preventing properties of whole foods and common herbs. Aswini Pai, Ph.D., an ethnobotanist and plant ecologist from St. Lawrence University, will be taking a look at the exchange of traditional and new age herbal medicine.