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SUNY Canton Sophomore Receives Silver Spoon Scholarship

Wednesday, March 11th, 2015

Thalia Navedo A SUNY Canton Criminal Investigation major from the Bronx has been selected as a recipient of the 2015 Silver Spoon Foundation’s Successful Transitions scholar program.

Thalia I. Navedo was chosen from hundreds of applicants to attend a professional leadership conference paid for by the foundation. Navedo has selected to attend the Women in Strategy Summit being held March 19-20 in New York City.

“I will have the opportunity to hear from amazing women in the corporate world discuss their successes,” Navedo said of the conference. “I plan on becoming a homicide detective for the NYPD, and the knowledge I will gain from attending this conference will contribute to reaching my career goals.”

Navedo is the president of the Phi Theta Kappa honor society and is a member of the Chi Alpha Epsilon honor society. She has received both President’s and Dean’s List honors and is a member of the Criminal Justice Student Association.

“I have learned so much from my advisers and professors while attending SUNY Canton,” she said. “I have been presented with many wonderful opportunities, and I am nothing short of thankful for all the support I’ve received.”

The Successful Transitions scholar program is designed to allow underprivileged students access to a professional network associated with their industry of study while still in school.


About the Silver Spoon Foundation

The Silver Spoon Foundation is a nonprofit organization that empowers supporters of the young and driven to invest in an innovative career development pipeline that supplements traditional post-secondary education.


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 ten exclusively online bachelor’s degrees. The college’s 14 athletic teams compete as provisional members of the NCAA Division III and the USCAA.

9/11 Memorial Ceremony – Photo Gallery

Tuesday, September 13th, 2011
911 Flags

SUNY Canton University Police Officer Brian J. Perry and criminal investigation student William R. Francis of Albion “posted the colors” for the College’s 10th anniversary 9/11 remembrance ceremony.


Frank N. Colbert played the bagpipes at the beginning and end of the ceremony.

State Trooper Parcell

New York State Trooper Robert M. Parcell, a 1995 SUNY Canton Alumnus, gave the keynote address at the remembrance ceremony. Parcell was assigned to Ground Zero as a dog handler.

Miller Campus Center

Students, faculty and staff gathered at on Monday at SUNY Canton’s Roselle Academic Plaza for a 9/11 remembrance ceremony orchestrated by the College’s Criminal Justice Student Association. The college comes together annually to remember the lives and loved ones lost in the attacks 10 years ago.

President Kennedy

SUNY Canton President Joseph L. Kennedy talked about the resilience of the American spirit when it has been placed under attack.

Addie Russell

New York State Assemblymember Addie J. Russell was among the elected officials to speak at the event.

SUNY Canton to Host 9/11 Memorial

Friday, September 2nd, 2011

SUNY Canton students and faculty are organizing a memorial in remembrance of September 11th that will feature a speaker who spent time in New York City and assisted in the recovery efforts for nearly a year.

The College’s Criminal Justice Student Association (CJSA) will present the ceremony in honor of the 10th anniversary beginning at 8 a.m. on September 12 at the Roselle Plaza, adjacent to the Richard W. Miller Campus Center. The event is free and open to the community. Parking will be available in Parking Lot 13.

“It’s critical we take this opportunity to remember those who lost their lives, including the heroes who made the ultimate sacrifice in an effort to help others,” said SUNY Canton President Joseph L. Kennedy. “Ten years later, we are still grappling to further understand what happened on that tragic day. I applaud our Criminal Justice students for taking the initiative to host this event and several faculty members for playing a critical role in organizing it.”

September 11th Memorial

The memorial’s theme will be patriotism and recovery. The keynote speaker will be New York State Trooper Robert M. Parcell, who was assigned to ground zero as a dog handler and spent a year in New York City assisting with recovery efforts.

Senior William R. Francis of Albion was one of the CSJA students who played an important role in this year’s ceremony.

“We should never forget 9/11 because it has forged the country we now live in,” he said. “Like Pearl Harbor, it will forever be a day that lives in infamy. It marked a turning point for my generation.”

Among the other distinguished guests will be Assemblymember Addie J. Russell and Canton Mayor Charlotte Ramsay. Russell will address the crowd, as will President Kennedy. All fire stations and EMS personnel in St. Lawrence County have also been invited to the event and the Canton and Potsdam fire departments will provide ladder trucks from which a huge American flag will fly.

Several SUNY Canton faculty members and employees will be taking part in the service. The Color Guard will feature SUNY Canton University Police Officers Brian J. Perry and Byron Davis. Susan E. Buckley, department chair of the criminal justice, law enforcement leadership and criminal investigation programs, and Robert L. Edwards, professor of criminal investigation, will lay the wreath. William J. Fassinger, associate professor of criminal investigation, also played an integral role in the organization of the ceremony.

While the SUNY Canton did not lose any alumni in the attacks that they are aware of, several took part in the recovery efforts including Brigadier General Fergal Foley, a 1980 alumnus. He served as the Department of Defense Chief of Staff and Acting Commander for the Joint Task Force “Operation World Trade Center” from Sept. 11 through Sept. 29, 2001.

The College has hosted a memorial for September 11th each of the last nine years.

Media inquiries should be directed to Gregory Kie, Media Relations Coordinator, or call 315/386-7528.


SUNY Canton Wins Red Cross Award for Pints and Participation

Friday, November 20th, 2009
MORE BLOOD DONATIONS – Pictured are (l to r) SUNY Canton students Kayla DiGiacomo, Caitlyn Hill, Jenifer Coon, Danielle Soule, Julie Feuerherm, Anne Conant, and Ryan Strate holding the American Red Cross Trophy for the highest percentage growth among four-year SUNY colleges.

MORE BLOOD DONATIONS – Pictured are (l to r) SUNY Canton students Kayla DiGiacomo, Caitlyn Hill, Jenifer Coon, Danielle Soule, Julie Feuerherm, Anne Conant, and Ryan Strate holding the American Red Cross Trophy for the highest percentage growth among four-year SUNY colleges.

Several SUNY Canton student organizations were awarded by the American Red Cross for the highest percentage of growth in volunteer blood donations among four-year colleges in the SUNY System.

The College collected 253 units of blood during four blood drives held over the 2008-2009 academic year, which is over a 100 percent increase from the previous year. Students from Kappa Xi Omega sorority, and the Criminal Justice Association helped orchestrate the on-campus blood drives.

“The students did a fantastic job organizing, raising awareness and recruiting donors for SUNY Canton’s 3-day blood drive,” said Criminal Justice Club advisor and Associate Professor William J. Fassinger. “Their efforts helped provide much-needed lifesaving donations during local and national shortages.”

Collections at all State University of New York four-year colleges were up 19 percent in 2008-09, with a total of 14,898 units collected. In addition to SUNY Canton, four other SUNY schools were awarded for the highest gains. Red Cross representatives presented SUNY Canton President Joseph L. Kennedy and student representatives with a trophy honoring the achievement.

SUNY Canton offers a wide variety of career-driven bachelor’s, associate, and certificate programs. Most of SUNY Canton’s new four-year programs are designed so students can take them on-campus, online, or both. SUNY Canton OnLine features more than 100 courses online each semester. The College’s athletic teams belong to the NAIA’s Sunrise Conference, enabling students to compete in their respective sports for four years. Construction is now underway for the College’s new Convocation, Athletic, and Recreation Center.

Media inquiries should be directed to Gregory Kie, Media Relations Coordinator, or call 315/386-7528.