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Prestigious Scholarships Awarded to Four SUNY Canton Students

Friday, November 21st, 2008

CANTON – Four SUNY Canton Air Conditioning Engineering Technology students were recently awarded prestigious scholarships, including one national scholarship that will virtually cover all of a Potsdam native’s spring semester costs.

For the second year in a row, Benjamin D. LaRose has received an American Society of Heating Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) Scholarship.

LaRose applied for the competitive $3,000 national scholarship earlier this semester by turning in a written essay and several letters of recommendation. He and three of his classmates were awarded scholarships for their Air Conditioning Engineering Technology education at a recent ASHRAE conference.

SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENTS – Four SUNY Canton Air Conditioning Engineering Technology Students Picked up scholarships at a recent American Society of Heating Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Engineers conference. Pictured are (l to r) Benjamin D. LaRose of Potsdam, Randy A. Brossoit of Ogdensburg, Andrew J LaFlair of Lisbon, and Brandon S. Baxter (seated) of Syracuse.

SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENTS – Four SUNY Canton Air Conditioning Engineering Technology Students Picked up scholarships at a recent American Society of Heating Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Engineers conference. Pictured are (l to r) Benjamin D. LaRose of Potsdam, Randy A. Brossoit of Ogdensburg, Andrew J LaFlair of Lisbon, and Brandon S. Baxter (seated) of Syracuse.

 

 

“This scholarship pretty much covers my semester here at SUNY Canton,” LaRose said. “I really appreciate the support of the Central New York Chapter of ASHRAE. This makes a big difference in both my education and my classmates’ educations.”

Other ASHRAE scholarship recipients include:

  • Randy A. Brossoit of Ogdensburg received a $500 ASHRAE scholarship through the Central New York ASHRAE Chapter. Brossoit is working toward his second degree at SUNY Canton, having previously earned an associate degree in 2003.
  • Brandon S. Baxter of Syracuse also received a $500 ASHRAE scholarship through the Central New York ASHRAE Chapter. Baxter is in his first year of the Air Conditioning Engineering Technology program, and was the 2008 recipient of the Baldwinsville class of 1957 scholarship that almost completely covers his two-year education at SUNY Canton. His scholarship was partially created by college benefactor Joel M. Canino.
  • Andrew J. LaFlair of Lisbon received a $750 Harry King scholarship through the Central New York ASHRAE Chapter. Benoit’s scholarship is named for SUNY Canton’s own Professor Emeritus and Innovative Air Conditioning Engineering leader. The Air Conditioning laboratory is also named in honor of King.

Several of the scholarship recipients mentioned that they were attracted to the program for its extremely high job placement. Nearly 100 percent of the program’s graduates are hired immediately upon graduation.

The Air Conditioning Engineering Technology program is one of the most widely respected programs in the Canino School of Engineering Technology. Successful SUNY Canton alumni including longstanding college supporters Canino, John Halford, Ronald Woodcock, and Professor Emeritus Arthur Hurlbut, all graduated from the program.

SUNY Canton offers a wide variety of career-driven bachelor’s, associate, and certificate programs, as well as three master’s degrees in conjunction with SUNYIT, Utica. 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.

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

Two North Country Students Receive Inaugural E.J. Noble Guild Nursing Scholarships

Friday, October 31st, 2008
NEW SCHOLARSHIPS- Judy Chase, Treasurer of the E.J. Noble Guild at Canton -Potsdam Hospital recently met with the inaugural recipients of the Guild’s new scholarship at SUNY Canton. Pictured are (l to r) Christina Harman of South Colton, Chase, and Megan Macauley of Ogdensburg.

NEW SCHOLARSHIPS- Judy Chase, Treasurer of the E.J. Noble Guild at Canton -Potsdam Hospital recently met with the inaugural recipients of the Guild’s new scholarship at SUNY Canton. Pictured are (l to r) Christina Harman of South Colton, Chase, and Megan Macauley of Ogdensburg.

CANTON – Canton-Potsdam Hospital’s E.J. Noble Guild recently awarded two newly-created scholarships to a pair of North Country students attending SUNY Canton.

“The E.J. Noble Guild at Canton Potsdam Hospital recognizes the importance of nursing education and the need to have well-trained nursing professionals in the North Country,” said Judy Chase, Treasurer of the E.J. Noble Hospital Guild. “To move beyond simple recognition, we have decided to make a donation to further the goals of the college and of the hospital.”

Annually, two SUNY Canton students will be awarded $1,250. The inaugural awards were received by Christina Harman of South Colton and Megan Macauley of Ogdensburg.

The scholarship was created in support of the Maresca Challenge, which was initiated by Dr. Michael and Barbara Maresca of Hannawa Falls to increase overall support of the SUNY Canton Nursing Program and its students.
“These scholarships help us in seeking to alleviate the nursing shortage that we are experiencing locally and throughout our state,” said Vice President for Advancement David M. Gerlach. “We deeply appreciate the E. J. Noble Guild of the Canton-Potsdam Hospital and their support of the Maresca Challenge and the SUNY Canton Nursing Program,” 

The Maresca Family Challenge has now raised more than $200,000 for nursing scholarships. That total includes the Maresca’s original pledge of more than $100,000, a pledge of $25,000 from Canton-Potsdam Hospital, $25,000 from the Massena Memorial Hospital Foundation, and $5,000 pledges from the Kinney Drugs Foundation, 48th District Senator James Wright and the Development Authority of the North Country. 

SUNY Canton offers a wide variety of career-driven bachelor’s, associate, and certificate programs, as well as three master’s degrees in conjunction with SUNYIT, Utica. 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.

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

SUNY Canton Foundation Assets Rise Nearly 40 Percent in 2007

Wednesday, October 3rd, 2007
Rachael Bagley laughs with Kareen Bedford.

MAKING CONNECTIONS – (l to r) Longtime SUNY Canton Donor Rachael Bagley laughs with Kareen Bedford, a Nursing student from Ogdensburg, who received the Leon and Rachael Bagley Endowed Scholarship.

A remarkable increase in assets of nearly 40 percent has enabled the SUNY Canton Foundation to award a record number of scholarships this year. Foundation assets have surpassed $14 million, an increase of nearly $4 million from last year’s total.

The increase was most evident last week, when approximately 200 scholarship recipients attended the Foundation’s Scholarship Luncheon with scholarship donors and college officials. Nearly $300,000 in scholarship assistance was represented at the luncheon. This year’s event saw not only the largest number of scholarships, but also the largest total dollar amount awarded in college history.

Rebecca Trythall, a Veterinary Science Technology Student from East Syracuse, enjoys her lunchtime conversation with Professor Emeritus Varick Chittenden.

MEETING DONORS – (l to r) Rebecca Trythall, a Veterinary Science Technology Student from East Syracuse, enjoys her lunchtime conversation with Professor Emeritus Varick Chittenden. Chittenden, who is also a SUNY Canton Distinguished Faculty Member, established the Chittenden Book Scholarship.

“We are extremely fortunate to have so many wonderful alumni and friends who believe in the ongoing success of our students,” said SUNY Canton President Joseph L. Kennedy. “Their investment in our college benefits our students, the college, and the entire North Country. Many of these bright scholars would not otherwise be able to afford a college education.”

Students from almost every curricula at the college received a scholarship this year. “The Scholarship Luncheon is a special event where scholarship recipients are able to meet the donors who have so dramatically impacted their lives,” Vice President for Advancement David M. Gerlach said. “It’s often an emotional experience for both the recipients and the donors and it reinforces why we work so hard to make these scholarships possible.”

Jacob Neely speaks to the audience.

HEARTFELT GRATITUDE – Jacob Neely, a SUNY Canton Air Conditioning Engineering Technology student from Baldwinsville expresses his heartfelt thanks to SUNY Canton Patron and Alumnus Joel Canino for creating the scholarship that will pay for his entire college education. Neely said, “You’ve changed my life.”

The Foundation’s total assets have grown by more than $9 million, or more than 280 percent since 2001. The growth in assets is a result of an increase in giving as well as investment growth and interest. The Foundation supports a variety of endeavors.

“Scholarships are just one of the outlets of Foundation expenditures,” Gerlach said. “The College Foundation also supports continuing education for faculty and staff members in addition to funding research and campus enhancement initiatives. The benefits are far-reaching and dramatic.”

The Foundation primarily uses donations to help defray the continually-increasing cost of higher education. Over the last several years, the Foundation has re-invested $7 million to fund college programs and initiatives. Many of the new highly-visible initiatives come in the form of scholarships, assistantships, or in a variety of ways that positively effect students’ overall college experience.

Alumnus John Halford Honored as SUNY Canton Hometown Hero

Friday, September 28th, 2007

John L. Halford of Gouverneur, has joined the growing group of SUNY Canton Alumni to be honored as a Hometown Hero.

Halford joins the prestigious list of Hometown Heroes by setting up a program to award SUNY Canton scholarships to students from his high school alma mater.

The John L. Halford Memorial Scholarships are awarded annually to two graduating Gouverneur Central School seniors planning to pursue a four-year degree at SUNY Canton. He has established a charitable remainder trust and donates annually to fund the scholarships. All of the proceeds of his trust will ultimately and permanently fund this effort.

“John has been an extraordinary benefactor of both SUNY Canton and Gouverneur Central High School throughout his life,” said SUNY Canton President Joseph L. Kennedy. “John’s commitment to students serves as an inspiration to high school seniors from Gouverneur and to many other alumni and friends of SUNY Canton who want to create opportunities for the youth of their hometowns.”

John Halford created this scholarship to remember and honor the wartime service of his family. At the young age of 17, he joined the Marine Corps and served in the Pacific Theater. After more than 4 years of service, he returned to Gouverneur to complete high school. The abrupt end to his carefree youth taught him to appreciate and enjoy every day and the pleasures and opportunities life presents. His hope is that this scholarship will inspire young people from his hometown to continue their education and strive for their highest dreams.

Each recipient of the Halford Memorial Scholarship will be selected based on academic achievement, involvement in extra-curricular activities, and financial need, as determined by the Gouverneur Central School Scholarship Committee. The scholarships will be announced at graduation and students will be eligible to receive the scholarship until they complete their four-year degree.

“The best thing about this gift is not the gift itself,” Halford pointed out. “More important are the opportunities it will create by enabling these students to attend college. I hope that each student takes this opportunity to live life to the fullest, enjoy learning, and be successful. Gouverneur High School and SUNY Canton helped make that possible for me.”

Halford is the third alumnus to be honored as a “Hometown Hero” at SUNY Canton. He joins Joel M. Canino, who created a scholarship for Baldwinsville area students, and Bernard C. Regan, who targeted his endowment for Massena area students.

In 2005, Halford was honored for his record of service to the college by having a lobby named after him, at the crossroads of three major buildings.

He graduated from the Air Conditioning Engineering Technology program in 1949. From 1952 to 1970, he worked for Associated Universities on Long Island in research and nuclear reactor development at Brookhaven Lab. From 1973 until his retirement in 1987, he was the building maintenance manager for Suffolk County. He and his wife, Nelta, live in Gouverneur.