Archive for January, 2007

SUNY Canton Honor Society Donates to CAVA

Monday, January 29th, 2007

CAVA CHECK PRESENTATION — The SUNY Canton Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society (PTK) recently presented a $100 donation to Citizens Against Violent Acts, Inc., (CAVA) in Canton. Pictured are (l to r) CAVA Program Manager Carrie Tracy and Director Carrie Whalen receiving a check from PTK President Adam Serra. Serra is a Liberal Arts and Sciences: General Studies student from Potsdam.


SUNY Canton Police Academy Receives $1,000 for Ethics Training

Monday, January 29th, 2007

The David Sullivan St. Lawrence County Law Enforcement Academy at SUNY Canton recently received $1,000 from the Institute for Ethical Behavior, Inc.

The donation will be used to purchase learning materials related to the study of ethics for cadets enrolled in the academy as well as SUNY Canton’s four-year Criminal Investigation and two-year Criminal Justice programs, according to Academy Director Steven L. Livernois.

The Canton-based Institute for Ethical Behavior also created an endowed scholarship in 2000 as a memorial tribute to its founder, Harold K. Hughes. The scholarship is awarded annually to a Criminal Justice student who will promote awareness of the importance of individual character and ethical behavior.

The Academy provides training in physical fitness, firearms, arrest techniques, defensive tactics, radar, breath analysis, emergency medical services and emergency vehicle operation. Cadets receive their training from more than 70 full-time police officers from around the North Country and surrounding communities. The typical Police Academy cadet’s day begins at 7 a.m. with an hour of strenuous physical training followed by a full day of classroom studies and hands-on scenario-based trainings.


SUNY Canton Unveils Industrial Technology Management Bachelor's Degree

Friday, January 26th, 2007
Industrial Technology Management

Students work in the Engineering Science laboratories, one of the state-of-art learning environments at SUNY Canton. Future Industrial Technology Management students have the option of specializing in Engineering Science, or on of the other in-demand career-driven programs.

SUNY Canton’s newest bachelor’s degree will offer an additional four-year opportunity for students beginning or continuing their education in the Canino School of Engineering Technology.

Industrial Technology Management builds upon the college’s existing engineering technology programs. The program was created since many successful engineers transition to supervisory and management roles. It leverages the discipline of technology to prepare graduates for leadership in industry.

“For over 45 years, graduates from our Engineering Technology programs and our other career-driven majors have enjoyed very high placement rates and excellent salaries,” said SUNY Canton Provost Jeremy D. Brown. “As the demand for qualified educated graduates expands, many companies are requiring a bachelor’s-level degree to move into management level positions. Industrial Technology Management provides a springboard for management and leadership careers.”

Future SUNY Canton students, recent graduates, and transfer students can apply for admission into the four-year degree immediately. Program-specific courses are slated to begin Fall 2007.

Following in the footsteps of SUNY Canton’s other four-year programs, Industrial Technology Management was designed to prepare students for upper-level careers. “By integrating the knowledge gained from the technical and managerial courses in this program, graduates will experience significant career flexibility and leadership growth opportunities” said Canino School of Engineering Technology Dean David J. Wells.

Industrial Technology Management is the College’s thirteenth bachelor’s degree and is the fourth four-year degree in the Canino School. “There has been strong demand for this kind of education and it will be as successful as our highly-acclaimed Alternative and Renewable Energy Technology Program,” Wells said.


SUNY Financial Aid Day

Friday, January 26th, 2007

The State University of New York’s Statewide Student Financial Aid Day begins at 9 a.m. on Feb. 10 in the Halford Lobby of SUNY Canton’s Faculty Office Building. SUNY Canton will be jointly hosting the event with SUNY Potsdam.

The Student Statewide Financial Aid Days are offered so students and parents have the chance to ask questions about financial aid and receive assistance with the financial aid application process. Financial Aid professionals from both colleges will be helping students complete their Free Application for Federal Student Aid, or FAFSA Forms. Future, prospective, and current students, as well as their families are invited to participate in the hands-on trainings.

“Financial Aid Days are perfect for students and parents who are looking to maximize their financial aid,” said SUNY Canton Director of Financial Aid Kerrie Cooper. “We are here to walk you through the financial aid application process.”

Financial Aid Days are offered as a state-wide service through SUNY, but registration is required. For more information or to register for this SUNY Financial Aid Day please call SUNY Canton’s Student Service Center at (315) 386-7616 or 1-800-388-7123. You may also register online


ALLY Network Workshop

Friday, January 26th, 2007

Dr. Amani Awwad and Dr. Diane Muehl, Department of Social Sciences, are coordinating a wonderful opportunity for all staff and faculty members. This all-campus workshop will establish an ALLY network of safe spaces on campus.

Staff and faculty members will be trained as Allies to better understand sexuality and gender issues and to provide “safe zones,” which are areas of support and referral for staff and students who identify as lesbian, gay, bi-sexual, and transgender.

This is an interesting, enlightening, community-building workshop. Expert presenters from the University of Illinois will deliver the seminar which will be a combination of presentation and group discussion. Please RSVP via email to Rebecca Blackmon Space is limited; please make your reservation today!

When: 4-7 p.m., Thursday Feb. 8
Where: Miller Campus Center, rooms 218-222
Bonus: Free dinner included


Chancellor Challenges SUNY Canton Foundation Board

Friday, January 12th, 2007

SUNY Canton Chancellor John R. Ryan challenged the SUNY Canton Foundation Board to reach even higher than their $10 million by 2010 goal.

“I want to challenge you to dramatically increase your Foundation’s goals and assets over the next several years,” Ryan said, during the annual board meeting simultaneously held Friday both in Naples, Fla., and SUNY Canton. “I challenge Board Members to constantly be thinking of ways to raise money and become an integral part of the long term financial success of the Foundation. You are the leaders that will help determine the level of the college’s future success.”

To date, the SUNY Canton College Foundation has raised approximately $8.9 million towards the 2010 Centennial Campaign goal and has total assets exceeding $12 million. Ryan highlighted the remarkable growth in the Foundation’s assets which grew from $1 million in 1993, to $5 million in 2004, to over $12 million just two years later.

The Chancellor saluted those members in attendance that helped the foundation grow from a mere concept 30 years prior to a multi-million dollar success story. Among those were President Emeritus Dr. Earl MacArthur, Professor Emeritus Richard W. Miller, Vice President for Administration Emeritus Charles F. Goolden, and others.

“Congratulations to all of you on that accomplishment,” Ryan said. “Particularly to the Centennial Campaign Co-Chairs Ronald L. and Blanche K. Woodcock, and alumnus Joel M. Canino, who have invested in the future of SUNY Canton.”

The Woodcocks are both alumni of SUNY Canton, Ron graduated in 1959, and Blanche received the College’s Honorary Alumna Award in 2006. Canino is also a 1959 graduate.

The Foundation uses donations to help defray the continually-increasing cost of higher education. During the fall semester of 2006, the Foundation awarded more than $250,000 in scholarships to assist more than 200 students as well as more than $20,000 in Campus Enhancement Awards to help improve students’ academic experiences and enhance the overall learning environment.

“Chancellor Ryan has challenged us not only to increase our goals, but to broaden our fundraising approach and philosophies,” SUNY Canton President Joseph L. Kennedy said. “In doing so, we will be able to assist more students than ever before. It is our belief that financial circumstances should not be a barrier to our quality programs.”

The Chancellor joined Kennedy, Provost Jeremy D. Brown, Vice President for Advancement David M. Gerlach, and several others in Naples, Fla., to deliver the keynote address. The meeting was simultaneously broadcast via the Internet to one of the College’s Online Learning classrooms, allowing area board members to participate without traveling to the Sunshine State. The computer-televised meeting allowed for board member participation in both states. A similar setup is used in some of SUNY Canton’s online courses, allowing students to access their education regardless of their geographic location.