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A New Academic Year Begins at SUNY Canton

Monday, August 26th, 2019

Approximately 1,100 new students began their SUNY Canton education on Thursday, August 22. The college opened with newly renovated buildings and expanded academic offerings for the Fall 2019 semester. 

The college’s new student enrollment is consistent with the previous year, according to the Office of Admissions. Overall enrollment is currently up about 100 students from 2018, with a total of 3,370 students taking classes. Officials indicated there was a slight uptick in the number of returning students. 

Students walking between classes
Students walk between classes at SUNY Canton. The college welcomed approximately 1,100 new students for the Fall 2019 semester.

“We are in the ideal position to provide our students with our high-tech high demand degree programs, all of which lead to great jobs,” said SUNY Canton President Zvi Szafran. “Our residence halls are nearing at capacity, the classrooms are full, and we are ready for another tremendous year. It’s great to see so many new faces and be a part of the tremendous energy surrounding a new semester.”  

The college’s most popular four-year programs this year were the online Healthcare Management program, the signature Criminal Investigation program, the dual degree Nursing program, Veterinary Science Technology, and Management.  Game Design and Development is also a rapidly growing new program, with more than 100 new students. 

Library Learning Commons Expands

The Southworth Library Learning Commons underwent extensive ground-floor renovations over the summer. It reopened with a brand-new combined circulation, reference and tutoring services desk to better serve its patrons. 

“We’ve created a combined single service point which allows students to access nearly everything we offer in one location,” said Library Director Cori Wilhelm. “We’ve revamped the library classroom, and the tutoring center received a complete makeover.” 

Newly renovated Southworth Library services desk
SUNY Canton’s Southworth Library Learning Commons underwent extensive renovations over the summer. Pictured are staff helping patrons at the new circulation, reference and tutoring services desk.

Additional upgrades include energy efficient LED lighting, new furniture and an open floorplan. 

The Library Learning Commons serves as the student-focused center of campus and houses the Information Services department and the Cyber Café. It also has a thriving textbook loan program offering Open Educational Resources. 

Center for Criminal Justice, Intelligence and Cybersecurity

Fall 2019 is the first semester for the college’s new Center for Criminal Justice, Intelligence and Cybersecurity, which combines six degrees into one overall academic organization. The center includes the college’s computer-focused Cybersecurity program and the fully online Emergency Management program to expand its educational scope. Exciting new programs and expanded collaborations with other colleges are also on the horizon.

Several brand-new facilities, including a Criminal Investigation Laboratory, a crime-scene staging room and a $500,000 state-of-the-art Cybersecurity-specific computer classroom in Nevaldine Hall will be completed over the next year. The official home for the center will be in Dana Hall, which is currently under renovation. These enhancements will increase the applied learning opportunities for students by creating real-world laboratories found in professional settings and industry.

By aligning related degree offerings, the center will also be better positioned to 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 brand-new SUNY Canton Corrections Academy, offering students a continuous path from education to career.

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 Admissions Office to Extend Hours for ‘Drop-In Days’

Thursday, March 28th, 2019
Admissions Drop-In Days - May 13 to 16

The SUNY Canton Admissions Office will be open late in May for prospective students unable to come to campus during traditional business hours.

The event, called “Drop-In Days,” will be held from 4 to 7 p.m., Monday, May 13, to Thursday, May 16, in French Hall, Room 123. Pre-registration is encouraged, but not required.

“Our goal with Drop-In Daysis to make applying for an online or on-campus-program, signing up for a class, or learning about tuition payment options as simple as possible,” said SUNY Canton Director of Admissions Melissa Evans. “The extended hours are designed to accommodate those who are working full time or have other obligations during the day.”

Evans noted that admissions counselors will be on hand to discuss academic program options, including the college’s newest degrees in Early Childhood Care and Management, Cybersecurity, Technological Communications, Game Design & Development, Mechatronics Technology, and Agribusiness Management.

Financial aid specialists will also be available to help prospective students navigate the necessary steps.

To register, view the Drop-In Days Registration Form. For more information, contact the SUNY Canton Admissions Office at (800) 388-7123 or send an email to admissions@canton.edu.

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 16 athletic teams compete at the NCAA Division III level as part of the North Atlantic Conference. 

SUNY Canton Admissions Office Offers Extended Hours During ‘Drop-In Days’

Friday, November 2nd, 2018

The SUNY Canton Admissions Office is extending their office hours for those who may be interested in applying for the spring semester.

The event, called “Drop-In Days,” will be held from 4 to 7 p.m., November 13 and 14 in French Hall, Room 123. Walk-in visitors are welcome and no prior registration is needed.

Admissions Drop-In Days Nov 13 and 14

“We encourage anyone who may be thinking about taking classes, submitting an application or learning more about our programs to join us during our Admissions Drop-In Days,” said SUNY Canton Director of Admissions Melissa Evans. “Our goal is to make the process as simple as possible, and our extended hours are designed to accommodate those who are working full time and are unable to come to campus during traditional business hours.”

Evans noted that admissions counselors will be on hand to discuss academic program options, including the college’s newest degrees in Early Childhood Care and Management, Cybersecurity, Technological Communications, Game Design & Development, Mechatronics Technology, and Agribusiness Management.

Financial aid specialists will also be available to help prospective students navigate the necessary steps.

For more information, contact the SUNY Canton Admissions Office at (800) 388-7123 or send an email to admissions@canton.edu.

 

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. The college’s 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’s 15 athletic teams compete at the NCAA Division III level as part of the North Atlantic Conference.

SUNY Canton Public Relations Wins SUNY Design Award

Friday, June 29th, 2018

The SUNY Canton Public Relations Department recently received a State University of New York Council for University Advancement (SUNYCUAD) excellence in design award for a recruitment publication that introduces prospective students to the college.

Publications Coordinator Matthew J. Mulkin received a Judges’ Citation for an origami-style brochure that allows users to fold various panels to discover facts about SUNY Canton, such as student-to-faculty ratio, athletic and academic degree offerings, student life and more. The compact, easy-to-carry reference brochure was utilized by the Admissions Office during visits to college fairs and high schools. Mulkin designed the piece using a proprietary template by ProForma Infinity Printing.

Discover - SUNY Canton

“Most colleges’ print materials tend to be passive. Students flip through a pamphlet or catalog looking at photos and reading the content. Our piece, on the other hand, is interactive,” said Mulkin, who is a 2011 graduate of SUNY Canton’s Graphic and Multimedia Design Program. “Each section folds differently, revealing more information, infographics, photos and content. It’s the kind of brochure that people can’t put down.”

The piece was popular among high school students, many of them noting that the infinity flip design was more engaging than other recruitment publications they had received. It was described by admissions counselors as “game changing.”

Director of Public Relations Travis G. Smith accepted the award at the annual SUNYCUAD Conference held recently in Syracuse.

“Matt did an excellent job customizing the template to showcase the college in a unique, interesting way,” he said. “We continually strive to find innovative techniques that introduce prospective students to SUNY Canton and leave a lasting impression, so we’re grateful to be recognized with this award.”

SUNYCUAD is an organization representing professionals employed in institutional advancement areas, such as public relations, alumni and development, and marketing at every SUNY campus. The annual awards competition recognizes creative excellence in more than 40 categories, such as fundraising, internal communications, special events, media relations and photography.

This is the second SUNYCUAD award Mulkin has received. In 2014, he won a Best of Category award in outdoor advertising for the college’s bus shuttle design. The Public Relations Department has also won SUNYCUAD awards for website design, advertising, marketing, video production and writing.

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 online degree programs. The college’s 15 athletic teams compete at the NCAA Division III level and are joining the North Atlantic Conference beginning in the 2018-19 academic year.

SUNY Canton Offers Extended Hours for ‘Drop-In Days’

Tuesday, May 8th, 2018

Admissions Drop-In Days May 15-17The 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.

“We encourage anyone who may be thinking about taking classes this fall to join us during our Admissions Drop-In Days,” said SUNY Canton Director of Admissions Melissa Evans. “Our goal is to make the application process as simple as possible, and our extended hours are designed to accommodate those who are working full time and are unable to come to campus during traditional business hours.”

Evans noted that counselors and financial aid specialists will be available to help prospective students navigate the application process.

For more information, contact the SUNY Canton Admissions Office at (800) 388-7123 or send an email to admissions@canton.edu.

SUNY Canton Offers Free Application for Military Members, Veterans

Friday, February 23rd, 2018

SUNY Canton is continuing its tradition as a military-friendly college by waiving application fees for active-duty military, National Guard members, reservists, and veterans.

The college is currently the only four-year SUNY institution that has the military waiver policy. The $50 fee will be paid for by generous donations from alumni and friends to the Canton College Foundation.

A veteran student types on a laptop.

“Making college an affordable option for our military students is a priority for us, and we’re proud to be a leader in this area,” said SUNY Canton President Zvi Szafran. “This initiative, along with scholarship opportunities and other support services, are aimed to ease the financial burden for those who are serving, or have served, our country.”

In addition to the free application, the college employs a Military and Veteran Student Service Coordinator to help students navigate the programs and services that can assist them in reaching their educational goals. And to help acclimate military students to college life, the Raymond G. Modell ’62 Veterans Lounge and Battle Buddy Center is a designated area where veterans and active duty members can socialize and build camaraderie. The college’s online degrees also provide flexible learning options for those located overseas or those who need to relocate due to frequent permanent change of station requirements.

Military award badges

SUNY Canton’s military-friendly environment has earned endorsements from several armed forces trade publications. This year, G.I. Jobs, Military Times, and Military Advanced Education & Transition magazines have all selected the college for their respective 2018 “best of” guides.

For more information about the fee waiver, contact SUNY Canton Director of Military and Veterans Student Services Patrick S. Massaro at (315) 386-7073 or massarop@canton.edu or submit a Fee Waiver.

Those who wish to contribute to the fund for military and veterans fee waivers can visit give.evertrue.com/sunycanton/veterans or contact the Canton College Foundation at (800) 811-6727 or foundation@canton.edu.

SUNY Canton to Host Excelsior Scholarship Information Sessions

Wednesday, April 12th, 2017

SUNY Canton will be holding two information sessions about the brand-new Excelsior Scholarship, also known as Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s tuition-free college plan.

“The Excelsior Scholarship will be a game-changer for the State University of New York by making higher education even more affordable for many families,” said SUNY Canton President Zvi Szafran. “It will create more opportunities in education, and ultimately careers, for SUNY Canton students.”

SUNY Canton Excelsior ScholarshipArea students and their families are invited to learn about the groundbreaking new free tuition legislation from 5 to 7 p.m. on both Thursday, April 20, and Thursday, April 27, in the Admissions Office in French Hall. These events are free and open to the public.

“Starting this fall, undergraduate students who are New York state residents whose families earn $100,000 or less are eligible for the Excelsior Scholarship,” said Melissa Evans, the college’s director of Admissions. “Families can save more than $25,000 for a four-year degree at SUNY Canton.”

Admissions and Financial Aid representatives will be available to answer questions about Excelsior Scholarship applications and eligibility requirements. Further information will also be available at the college’s April 29 Open House.

New and transfer students can also use these sessions as a chance to apply and immediately be considered for the Fall 2017 semester. High school students will need to bring their official high school transcripts and their relevant SAT or ACT scores. Transfer students will need to bring transcripts from their previous colleges.

 

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 bachelor’s degrees. The college’s 15 athletic teams compete as members of the NCAA Division III.

Associated Colleges to Host College Fair at SUNY Canton March 8

Monday, March 6th, 2017

The Associated Colleges of the St. Lawrence Valley invites the community to attend a college fair at SUNY Canton from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, March 8, in the Richard W. Miller Campus Center.

Associated Colleges

Guests can speak with representatives from the following colleges and ROTC programs:

  • SUNY Canton
  • Clarkson University
  • SUNY Potsdam
  • St. Lawrence University
  • Air Force ROTC
  • Army ROTC
  • Johnson State College (Vermont)
  • Paul Smith’s College
  • SUNY Clinton Community College
  • SUNY Cobleskill
  • SUNY Environmental Science and Forestry
  • SUNY Jefferson Community College
  • SUNY Plattsburgh
  • SUNY Mohawk Valley Community College
  • SUNY North Country Community College
  • SUNY Polytechnic Institute
  • St. Elizabeth College of Nursing

There will also be a student panel discussion from 10:30 to 11 a.m. and an admissions panel discussion from 11 to 11:30 a.m. where visitors can learn and ask questions about the admissions and enrollment process, as well as get a sense of what it’s like to be a college student.

Walk-ins are welcome, and guests can register in the lower-level lobby of the Miller Campus Center. There is no cost to attend. For more information, contact Tricia M. Storie, SUNY Canton senior admissions counselor, at (315) 386-7123.

 

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 bachelor’s 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.

SUNY Canton Announces New Four-Year Game Design Program

Thursday, January 26th, 2017

SUNY Canton President Zvi Szafran has announced that the college has received approval to offer a new four-year Game Design and Development program.

“We are offering a comprehensive program focusing on the design and production of modern video games,” Szafran said. “This new area of study is a solid and logical development for our college.”

Gaming students

The new Bachelor of Science degree is the first of several new academic offerings created by the college’s professional faculty members to continue the college’s growth and expansion. It stands alongside 22 other career-driven four-year programs.

“Students will learn the most recent technologies, and programming skills to create video games on multiple platforms and devices,” said Canino School of Engineering Technology Dean Michael J. Newtown. “In addition to theoretical learning, students will have plenty of hands-on experience creating video games.”

Approximately half of men and a comparable number of women say they play video games on a computer, TV, game console, or mobile device according to Pew Research Center data. Two-thirds of young adults, or those of traditional college age, said they play video games.

Beyond popularity, the college looked at potential employment opportunities for students after graduation while assembling the proposal for the new program. A 2014 economic impact study conducted by Economists Incorporated showed that the video game industry increased in size by more than nine percent, or four times the growth rate of the U.S. economy, between 2009 and 2012.

Students gaming on laptops

“We are joining a multi-billion dollar industry,” said SUNY Canton Provost Douglas M. Scheidt. “The students in the Game Design program will gain marketable high-tech knowledge and skills that will be beneficial to their careers and entrepreneurial endeavors.”

The program has been approved by SUNY and the New York State Department of Education. It will complement the Graphic and Multimedia Design and Information Technology programs, as well as existing courses taught in multiple disciplines.

Students can begin in the Game Design and Development program (www.canton.edu/csoet/game/) at the start of the Fall 2017 semester. The SUNY Canton Office of Admissions will begin accepting applications for the much-anticipated program immediately. To apply, visit www.canton.edu/apply. For more information about applying, call 1-800-388-7123 or email admissions@canton.edu.

 

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 11 exclusively online bachelor’s degrees. The college’s 15 athletic teams compete as members of the NCAA Division III.

SUNY Canton to Host Saturday Visit Days

Tuesday, January 17th, 2017

SUNY CantonSUNY Canton will be hosting two Saturday admissions events that will allow prospective students and their families an opportunity to tour the campus and speak to college representatives.

The Visit Days are scheduled for Saturday, Feb. 4, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., and Saturday, March 4, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

“The Saturday visits are specifically designed to be a convenient option for those who may not be able to spend an entire day on campus or make a trip during a weekday,” said SUNY Canton Director of Admissions Melissa Evans. “The four-hour format still allows our guests time to take a tour, meet with an admissions counselor, learn about our programs and speak with a financial aid officer.”

Both events are in addition to the college’s traditional spring Open House, which will be held Saturday, April 29, from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Those interested in attending the Feb. 4 or March 4 events are asked to register online at http://www.canton.edu/admissions/mini-open.html.

 

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 11 exclusively online bachelor’s degrees. The college’s 15 athletic teams compete as members of the NCAA Division III.