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SUNY Canton M agazine 2009-10

• New Roos House Coming • New Enrollment Record • Quake hits student’s home


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College President Dr. Joseph L. Kennedy Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs Dr. William R. Trumble Vice President for Advancement David M. Gerlach ’83 Vice President for Student Affairs/Dean of Students Daniel J. Sweeney ’75 Vice President for Administration Christine D. Gray ’93

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The SUNY Canton Magazine is an annual publication produced by the Office of Public Relations, part of the SUNY Canton Advancement Division, with support from the SUNY Canton Foundation. The SUNY Canton Magazine functions as President Joseph L. Kennedy’s Annual Report to the State University of New York and to the greater SUNY Canton and North Country communities.

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Assistant Vice President for Advancement Randy B. Sieminski Director of Publications Joanne Thornhill Media Relations Coordinator/Photographer Gregory E. Kie Web Designer/Contributing Designer Travis G. Smith Assistant Director of Athletics/ Sports Information Director Matthew G. Metcalf Administrative Assistant Ellie M. Prashaw

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Stacey L. Basford ’07 & ’08, Julie A. Parkman, Diana R. Norman ’11, Amanda D. Rowley, Angeline D. Waryasz ’11, Anne C. Williams ’78, Michaela J. Young

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12 Earthquake Hits Home Please consider using the enclosed envelope to send a gift to the SUNY Canton Foundation.

C oll e g e C o u n c i l Chairperson Ronald M. O’Neill ’63 Student Representative Jennifer P. Bernadotte ’11 Grace Y. Burke Cecily Morris Richard C. Callan Chloe Ann R. O’Neil Timothy J. Currier Thomas R. Sauter ’81 Anthony P. LeBarge Roger J. Sharlow

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COVER PHOTO: As the construction continues on the new Roos House (background), Cierra Wells ’10, Madrid, and Brett Nortz ’10, Watertown, enjoy the synthetic turf field on a warm spring day. See pages 10 and 11 for the latest progress on the College’s convocation, athletic and recreation center.

C oll e g e Fo u n d a t i o n Chairperson Ronald L. Woodcock ’59 Vice Chairperson Bernard C. Regan ’65 Secretary Karen M. Spellacy Treasurer Michael J. Perry Directors Chloe Ann R. O’Neil Dr. D. Anthony Beane Dr. William F. Peters ’59 Barbara A. Burnham ’46 Robert B. Raymo ’58, Thomas F. Coakley Jon A. Richardson ’67 Lisa E. Colbert ’97 Marilyn D. Scozzafava Dr. John F. Conklin ’82 Carl W. Trainor ’77 Edward N. Coombs ’86 Dr. William R. Trumble William D. Demo ’57 Rosella Todd Valentine ’68 Daniel G. Fay Michael L. Varley ’85 Kevin Fear ’87 Thomas V. Walsh ’96 David A. Frary ’70 Guilford D. White ’68 Kenneth P. Garwood, Jr. ’70 Barbara R. Wilder ’53 David M. Gerlach ’83 Honorary Directors Charles F. Goolden Walter M. Armstrong, Jr. ’56 Walter J. Haig ’89 D. Edgar Cloce ’59 John L. Halford, Sr. ’49 Dr. Solomon Cook, Dr. Joseph L. Kennedy Theo O. Howe Sylvia M. Kingston ’78 Dr. Earl W. MacArthur Marti K. MacArthur ’74 & ’78 Robert A. Noble, Jr. Richard W. Miller Jean M. Parker Michael A. Noble ’85 Jay F. Stone ’62

Al u m n i Assoc i a t i o n President Dr. William F. Peters ’59 Vice President Dale D. Major ’70 Secretary Elizabeth F. Irvine ’02 Ann Marie Brewer ’85 Peggy S. Levato James Deering ’49 Marti King MacArthur Harry E. King ’40 ’74 & ’78 Frederick C. Liebi ’66 Bryan Mallette ’87 Richard W. Miller David M. Gerlach ’83 Grace J. Vesper ’88 Cynthia Young ’85

Campus News

Peace and Wellness The Student Affairs Division dedicated the College’s Peace Garden and kicked off the Wellness Program during the Fall 2009 semester. Ongoing health events include walks around campus and a “Biggest Rooser” challenge similar to NBC’s reality show, “The Biggest Loser.”

Building the Best Bridge in the Nation

Future Cops Excel Future law enforcement professionals received high marks at the American Criminal Justice Association Northeast Regional Conference, while competing against students from 17 other colleges. Elizabeth Ayers ’11 of Brooktondale took first place in the upper division criminal law examination. Andrew Wood ’11 of Ogdensburg took second place in the upper divisions of the criminal law examination and the police administration examination. Anthony Pluretti ’11 of Canton took second place in the upper division of the firearms competition.

The SUNY Canton American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Steel Bridge Team hit the jackpot in Vegas this year and built their bridge better and faster than any other college or university in the entire nation. The student-run club won the 2009 National Student Steel Bridge Competition held Memorial Day Weekend at the University of Las Vegas. The team is judged on six categories that lead to a total aggregate score. SUNY Canton’s team placed 1st in speed and 3rd in economy. Speed of construction was the determining factor in their success, according to the team’s faculty advisors.

Artistic Accountant Alissa Jatsenti, a 2009 Accounting graduate who hails from Estonia, won the St. Lawrence County Land Trust monthly image contest held by The St. Lawrence Land Trust on Jatsenti was the participating photographer in the “Best of SUNY” show and received the Chancellor’s Award for Student Excellence and the Clarkson Transfer Scholarship. She’s cross registered and continues to take classes at SUNY Canton.

Pro Sports Careers Start Here Chicago’s Jonathan Reinsdorf conducted a “Starting your Pro Sports Career” seminar in November, in anticipation of the College’s upcoming four-year Sports Management degree. Jonathan is the managing partner of Stonegate Alliance, a full-service higher education and pro sports consulting firm currently working with the College to develop its newest bachelor’s degree. Jonathan’s father, Jerry Reinsdorf, is the Chairman of the Chicago Bulls, which coowns and co-operates the United Center with the Chicago Blackhawks. He is also the Chairman of the Chicago White Sox.

Big Smiles

The SUNY Canton Dental Hygiene program has been selected as a recipient of the American Dental Hygienists Association’s prestigious Student Member Community Service Award for the second year in a row. Students in the program continued a community outreach initiative that teaches youth the importance of proper oral health. Smile:)

More Education off Campus

Educational courses grew beyond the 555-acre campus over the past year, allowing the College to reach an even broader audience. The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program expanded to offcampus locations including the One-Stop Career Center in Canton and the Massena Unemployment Office. According to Assistant Professor of Accounting Peggy J. Jenkins, “We are offering our services at more locations with the hopes of helping more people than ever before.” Faculty members are providing valuable Building Performance Institute (BPI) certified Building Analyst training all spring at locations in Watertown, Malone, Plattsburgh, and of course, in Canton. Michael J. Newtown ’84, an Assistant Professor in the Alternative and Renewable Energy Systems program and BPI Instructor said, “As end consumers look to save money and live ‘greener,’ building efficiency is becoming a necessity rather than a luxury.” The College has extended its off-campus course offerings to the Akwesasne St. Regis Mohawk Indian Reservation. “We began by offering a Casino Management course during the Fall 2009 semester,” said Kathryn M. Del Guidice, Director of the Center for Lifelong Learning. “Tribal leaders then asked us to offer three more classes this Spring, including AcVolunteer Income Tax Assistance counting, Intro to Business, and Expository Writing.”


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Campus News

Auto Tech gets Revved Up

SUNY Canton’s signature Automotive Technology program has moved into a completely modernized home with more than double the space for instruction and projects. “We’re moving into the future by outfitting the automotive lab to handle the latest technology in the industry,” said Canino School of Engineering Technology Dean David J. Wells. “With our upgrades, we stand to be the best career-driven Automotive Technology program in the Northeastern United States.” The labs were first opened to students at the beginning of the Spring 2010 semester and are part of an overall Nevaldine Technology Center renovation project with Northland Associates, the same company overseeing the construction of the College’s new Convocation, Athletic, and Recreation Center (Roos House).

New Residence Coming

Stacks of Snacks

The College Association opened a brand new café in the Campus Center Store. “Stacks” serves coffee, desserts, specialty sandwiches, and other on-the-go snacks.

Celebrating Scholars Provost William R. Trumble has expanded the Scholarly Activities Celebration to highlight more academic programs. “There is a lot of wonderful research and innovation that occurs across all of our curricula,” Trumble said. “The Scholarly Activities Celebration gives us a way to bring all of the highlights from the past year together and really focus on what we’ve accomplished as students and academics. Students get the added bonus of the excitement and experience of presenting their work.” The lecture and presentation portion of the Scholarly Activities Celebration will be held Thursday, April 29, in the Richard W. Miller Campus Center’s Kingston Theater. The poster and artistic display portion of the celebration will be held Friday, April 30, in the Southworth Library. Last year’s celebration had more than 100 student and faculty presentations, ranging from art and design projects to poster presentations detailing the latest advancements in the engineering technology fields.

The College plans to break ground on its newest residence this summer. The apartment-style complex, featuring 304 single-occupancy rooms, will be built adjacent to the Cooper Service Complex and the University Police facility. “This project, along with our new athletic facilities, is changing the personality of our campus,” said President Joseph L. Kennedy. “These living areas will be designed like apartments suitable for upperclassmen, and they’ll be more appropriate for students living on campus for four years.” Total project costs are currently estimated at approximately $22 million for the LEED Silver Certified building. Current designs include a coffee shop and a large open courtyard that will allow ample space for recreation and outdoor activities. “Our record-setting enrollment growth over the past several years has pushed us to find ways to make this new residence happen as quickly as possible,” said Vice President for Advancement David M. Gerlach ’83. “As the number of fouryear students increases, the maturation of our campus environment needs to mirror that growth.”


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Campus News

Rent-A-Book The Campus Center Store is implementing a new innovative textbook rental program in order to help keep down the costs of attending college. “This is the latest in a series of costsaving strategies to help students save money and make college more affordable,” said College President Joseph L. Kennedy. “We’ll continue to work hard to provide the highest quality education at the most affordable price. It’s one of several reasons why we’re so successful.” Textbooks often cost more than $100 apiece and represent one of students’ biggest expenses after tuition and room and board. The College Association purchased textbooks for the rental program and students pay approximately 45 to 65 percent of the cover price of the book for a onesemester rental. A $100 book could cost as little as $45, which is even less than buying a used book. Pictured is Chelsie Paro ’11, a SUNY Canton Criminal Justice major from Ogdensburg, getting her books with her friends Brittaney Williams ’10, a Criminal Justice major from Mexico, N.Y., and Crystal Redmond ’12, a Nursing major from Ogdensburg.

Starting College in High School The Upward Bound program is now working with Ogdensburg Free Academy (OFA) in addition to eight other area schools. Students from OFA can come to SUNY Canton for a five-week summer program and receive tutoring and mentoring services during the school year. In addition to the Upward Bound program, nearly 80 local high school seniors began their college studies last year. Some even earned the equivalent

of an entire semester of college credits before their high school graduation. Students from area high schools take courses through the College’s distance learning partnership with St. Lawrence-Lewis BOCES. The credits they earn give them the opportunity to get a jump-start on their college studies and ease into the adjustment of learning at a higher level.

Blood Flows to Red Cross The College collected 253 units of blood during four blood drives held over the 2008-2009 academic year, which is more than 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. Pictured are (l to r) Kayla DiGiacomo ’11, Caitlyn Hill ’10, Jennifer Coon ’11, Danielle Soule ’10, Julie Feuerherm ’11, Anne Conant ’11, and Ryan Strate ’10 holding the American Red Cross Trophy for the highest percentage growth among four-year SUNY colleges.

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Criminal Investigation graduate, won the SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Excellence at the Bachelor’s degree level. Linda D. Pellett, Dean of Science, Health, and Criminal Justice, won the 2009 Excellence in College Service Award. Randall W. Teele, General Mechanic and College Locksmith, won the 2009 Employee Recognition Award. D. Edgar Cloce, President of TJ Toyota in Potsdam and 1959 Automotive Technology graduate, was the 2009 Recipient of the College’s Distinguished Alumni Award. MacKenzie O. Belden, a 2009 Early Childhood graduate from

Hammond, received the David R. Maynard Student Activities Award, presented at the Harriet A. Beggs Honors Convocation. n Kristina Kaiser, a 2009 Early Childhood graduate from Colton, won the associate degree-level Outstanding Graduate Award at Honors Convocation. n Heather Biamonte, a 2009 Criminal Investigation graduate from Marcy, won the bachelor’s degree-level Outstanding Graduate Award at Honors Convocation. n William J. Mein, Assistant Dean and Associate Professor in the Canino School of Engineering Technology, won the 2009

Distinguished Faculty Award. n Robert Strong, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Humanities, was the 2009 recipient of the SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Scholarship and Creative Activities for his book-in-progress “Bright Advent.” He previously received a competitive William Randolph Hearst Foundation Fellowship for the same work. n Charles F. Goolden, Vice President Emeritus and founding member of the SUNY Canton Foundation, won the 2009 Distinguished Citizen Award.

n Tyler Purdy, a 2009

SUNY Canton Civil Engineering Technology graduate from Stephentown, was recognized as the New York State Engineering Technology Association Scholar. n Michael J. Newtown ’84, Assistant Professor in the Alternative and Renewable Energy Systems program, won Dr. Kennedy’s 2009 President’s Meritorious Service Award.


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Campus News

Brian Washburn, Biology Professor

Four-Day Savings: SUNY Canton was mentioned in U.S. News and World Report’s Best Colleges issue for cost-saving strategies including the four-day academic schedule and reduced energy usage. Dr. Kennedy’s cost-saving strategies were highlighted in the “Solving the College Crisis” article. Mow Less: The College was mentioned in a TIME magazine article about cost-saving strategies in higher education. SUNY Canton saved approximately $25,000 by mowing lawns less last year.

Biology Professor Brian Washburn lent a helping hand with a recent Habitat for Humanity Club build in Canton. (photo by Jason Hunter of the Watertown Daily Times) News10Now of Syracuse aired coverage of the Green Campus Committee’s “Coffee for Carpoolers” program and the College’s entrance into the RecycleMania national competition. The cable news station also ran segments on the Small Business Development Center’s Women’s Small Business Boot Camp and the annual Professional Clothing Fair held with AAUW. Great guest speakers: Sustainability Artist and Entrepreneur Todd Smith offered a day of creative design and entrepreneurial workshops including a demonstration of a revolutionary wood-fired hot tub. Noted spiritual author and scientist Aileen O’Donoghue discussed her newest book, The Sky is NOT a Ceiling. Worldrenowned activist, Loung Ung, author of the best seller First They Killed My Father, spoke on campus this fall. She is the National Spokesperson for the “Campaign for a Landmine Free World.” MORE Big Smiles: The Dental Hygiene program was featured in a photograph for their participation in the Health and Fitness Expo in the Utica-based Observer-Dispatch. The program was also highlighted in Woman Dentist Journal when students spent a day at Aspen Dental Management in Syracuse. Four-year Dental Hygiene student Wanda L. Coleman ’13 was published for her research on periodontal disease


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Photo by Jason Hunter, Watertown Daily Times

In the Media

Justin C. Martin ’11, Lowville, a student at SUNY Canton, maneuvers a turn while snowboarding at the Big Tupper ski area.

in nursing home facilities in the November edition of the American Dental Hygienist’s Association’s publication Access. NPR: Assistant Professor Michael Newtown ’84 was featured on National Public Radio while performing energy audits and weatherizing homes through the College’s Building Performance Institute-certified programs. Newtown oversees the Alternative and Renewable Energy Systems program, which was also featured on the sustainable business website triplepundit. com. Four-Day Business: The Central New York Business Journal featured an article about the College’s adoption of a four-day academic week. In the Times: Numerous articles have been featured in the Watertown Daily Times, including the addition of the bachelor of science in the Nursing program and the one-year Practical Nursing certificate program. Other articles included: • The Criminal Investigation crime scene classes. • The closing of the College’s Centennial Campaign, including the unveiling of the Woodcock Centennial Clock. • The College’s courses at Akwesasne St. Regis Mohawk Reservation. • The academic success of recently-displaced workers from Alcoa and GM. • The U.S. Olympic Luge team’s Slider Search held during the College’s Fall Festival and Family Weekend. • The ASCE Steel Bridge Team’s national victory. A Q&A feature with Dale Barker, a 2006 graduate of the Health Care Management program and Director of Emergency Preparedness at Lewis County General Hospital in Lowville. Some Things From 7: WWNYTV 7 News featured television segments on the College’s adoption of a textbook rental program

and the annual “Silent March Against Domestic Violence.” The station also aired spots and web articles about students moving in, guest speaker and renowned woman veteran Tia Christopher, and the College’s million-dollar lottery winner Kate Willibey ’10, a Nursing student from Cape Vincent. Lizards Love Us: The College is one of the top 10 pet-friendliest colleges in the United States according to The Grasse River Community in Mohawk Residence allows students to have small pets. The College is home to the premiere Veterinary Science Technology and Veterinary Services Management programs. A Lifetime Profile: North Country This Week wrote about EMT Trainer and Coordinator Don Thompson’s lifetime of service and volunteer commitment. Thompson teaches life-saving courses that most area EMTs utilize. Taking a Peak: The Adirondack Daily Enterprise featured Associate Professor Matt Burnett’s painting exhibition, “The Arbitrary 46.” The works are on display at SUNY Canton in the stairway connecting Wicks Hall and the Faculty Office Building. Burnett was also mentioned in an Albany Times Union blog post for being the keynote presenter at the 16th Annual Adirondack Art Career and College Day.

Matt Burnett, GMMD Assistant Professor

A King on Campus

Martin Luther King III, the eldest son of the famed civil rights icon, was the featured speaker for Black History Month at the College. His inspirational speech advocated non-violence, education, and living a purposeful life. He mentioned his father’s vision and infamous “I Have a Dream” speech delivered in 1963 in Washington, D.C. According to King, there are three evils

that the nation must overcome: poverty, racism, and militarism. He said, despite tremendous strides, his father’s vision and dream has not yet been fulfilled. His lecture resonated with students and community members. Student Government President Jennifer P. Bernadotte ’11 said hearing King speak profoundly impacted her view on her personal life. “He encouraged me to strive for more accomplishments in my own life, to be my best,” she said. “It was the experience of a lifetime.”

MLK III Comments on Haiti While on campus, King advocated social involvement and relief support for Haiti. “I don’t know that we’ve seen a tragedy in this hemisphere quite like the one in Haiti,” he said. “Yet somehow you see Haitian people overcoming these incredible odds. It is amazing to see these people, who basically have nothing, and yet somehow are so thankful that they were somehow spared even though they have to start all over again. It should really be an inspiration to all of us.”

College at 14 Perhaps the youngest student in SUNY Canton history, Jack Firth isn’t old enough to drive and will probably miss his high school prom. Yet the young teenager from Dickinson Center is gaining notoriety as one of the College’s brightest and most enthusiastic students. Firth catapulted himself into college at the age of 14, even though his high school studies aren’t yet complete. “I had nothing left to learn in high school,” Firth said. “College is a little more challenging.” He was born in Wisconsin and spent time in California before ending up in the St. Regis Falls area. Firth began by taking introductory-level calculus, physics, and English, sitting side-by-side with students ranging from four years his senior to some that were twice his age. He turned 15 on Dec. 24, 2009, just after completing the Fall 2009 semester. “I plan on taking all of my high school Regents exams,” Firth said. “After that, I’ll be able to enroll in college full time. I’d

ally like to take a few more courses.” His professors have taken note of his exceptional capabilities. Associate Professor Daniel J. Gagliardi, who teaches calculus, said, “Jack’s talent for math is off the charts. He often predicts a result or theorem in Calculus before it is presented. Jack never takes notes in class - yet his work is flawless.” Firth has found a number of friends with similar interests and can often be found between classes playing games in the student lounge along with a group of mostly Engineering Technology majors. “I don’t think that skipping high school is right for everyone,” Firth’s mother Monica Lovewell Bellows said. “But it certainly works for Jack.” Firth is taking Physics II, Calculus II, and another section of English during the Spring 2010 semester. He would eventually like to study computer programming and hopes to design and create video games in the future.


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President’s Report Right Now: SUNY Canton’s Best Years Ever From Dr. Joseph L. Kennedy In the past few years, our College has been remarkably successful, and the timing couldn’t be better. Our record enrollments are allowing us to thrive despite massive state budget cuts that at other times in our history would have been crippling. So although our bottom line might not reflect it, we are

in the midst of an incredible heyday. The most comforting aspect just might be that I’m confident things will continue to improve. We’ve accomplished a great deal in the last decade, and we’re poised to keep on making each year better than the last.

Anticipated Four-Year Degrees


Anticipated Future Bachelor’s Degree Programs Sports Management Civil and Environmental Engineering Technology Applied Psychology Electrical Engineering Technology

Mechanical Engineering Technology Accounting Funeral Services

New Degree Offers Engineering Choices A new General Technology associate degree was recently unveiled by the Canino School of Engineering Technology that allows students greater flexibility in their technology-based education. In the first two semesters, students take core college courses. During the final two semesters, students select the courses they want to take to fulfill their own career goals. “Students can take individual courses in any of our engineering technology programs,” said the Canino School of Engineering Technology’s Dean, David J. Wells. “All of the courses will lead to a well-rounded,

career-driven degree of their own design.” The program, which begins this Fall, allows for seamless transfer into any one of the College’s four-year engineering technology-based programs, including Alternative and Renewable Energy Systems, Industrial Technology Management, and Information Technology. The College received letters of support for the creation of this degree from Schneider Packaging Equipment Co., Inc., in Brewerton, and the Ansen Corporation in Ogdensburg, extolling the value of future General Technology graduates.

MOSCOW, RUSSIA—one of the international locations offering SUNY Canton degrees.

Global Shrinking

The world just seems smaller nowadays. The ease in which we can travel to the furthest countries and the increased frequency in which we interact with people from all over the globe makes it seem like we have more neighbors than ever. Our online efforts have produced remarkable results, and a dramatic number of international students are enrolled from places such as Bosnia, Russia, China, Japan, and many more. SUNY Canton OnLine now offers more than 100 online courses per semester, more than 50 during Winterterm, and more than 100 during Summer Session. We anticipate graduating 21 SUNY Canton students from Bosnia this Spring.


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President’s Report

New Chancellor Visits New SUNY Chancellor Nancy L. Zimpher visited campus this summer to get acquainted with the College, its programs, and our community. She was welcomed on campus by our Kangaroo mascot and a large contingent of faculty, staff, students, and community members, including more than 80 international students and faculty members from

the American University in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Lomonosov Moscow State University in Russia, and several Chinese institutions. We impressed upon her our tremendous growth in enrollment, international initiatives, online offerings, and bachelor’s degree programs. The Chancellor has ambitious plans, large and

small, for the future of SUNY. And although the state budget cuts have been significant and difficult, she has not flinched in her resolve for the system to be an economic generator and leader in overcoming fiscal challenges.

Back-to-Back Records For the second consecutive year, we have recorded a new record enrollment, and applications for next year are already up nearly 25 percent. A record 3,343 students enrolled at the College this Fall, topping last year’s headcount high of 3,056. Prior to last year, the College’s record enrollment was during the 1975-76 academic year when 2,833 students were enrolled. First-year, full-time students recorded the largest percentage increase among student categories with a new freshmen class of 972 students. That’s a 20

percent increase from last year’s large incoming class of 810 and a 32 percent increase for the full-time, first-year class of two years ago. Summer Session, whose majority of students is online, grew nearly 40 percent in 2009 and enrolled almost 1,000 students. Winterterm grew 60 percent with 800 exclusively online students. There were years when I first started here we struggled to enroll 2,000 students (2,013 in ’95-96), so reaching these new milestones means a great deal to me personally. It’s a consider-

able accomplishment that demonstrates the year-round extraordinary work of our faculty and staff. We have definitively grown into a 12-month a year institution. Applications for the Fall 2010 Semester are up more than 100 percent from just four years ago. The College has already received nearly 4,000 applications, which is more than double the amount received at the same time in March of 2005 and 2006.

The need for a new residence hall has never been more evident. We are working on turning those plans into a reality with students moving into the new facility sometime in 2011. Traditional and non-traditional students are recognizing that we are a college that does more than just educate. We are a college that prepares students for careers.


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Centennial Campaign Clocks Out The largest and most comprehensive fundraising campaign in SUNY Canton’s 100-year history was concluded at this Fall’s Scholarship Luncheon. It was a rewarding celebration of success. The SUNY Canton Centennial Campaign was launched in 2004 with the goal of raising $10 million by 2010. Campaign Co-Chairs Ronald L. Woodcock ’59 and his wife, Blanche (honorary alumna ’06), announced the campaign’s end after raising a grand total of just over $11.3 million.

The College’s previous campaign raised about $1 million. In honor of the Woodcock’s devotion and leadership during the Centennial Campaign, the College’s Alumni and Foundation Boards of Directors dedicated a new decorative courtyard clock to adorn Roselle Academic Plaza. The success of the campaign serves as inspiration for our Alumni and Development staff to continue with their dedicated fundraising efforts for the betterment of the College and the benefit

of our students. If you have given to the Foundation, thank you profoundly for your generosity and influence, and I ask you to consider giving again this year. If you have never given to the Foundation, I encourage you to do so this year and experience the satisfaction and fulfillment of knowing that you have made a difference in the life of the College and its students. We could use your help now more than ever before.

Eco Canton More people created less trash at the College last year. The College’s facilities department recently noted that the entire College produced just over 69 tons of garbage during the first quarter of 2009, a 21 percent decrease from 2008. That’s taking


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a big dent out of our trash. Part of the reduction stems from an overall campus awareness about reducing paper usage, recycling, and reusing. SUNY Canton is currently participating in RecycleMania, an international competition for college and university recycling programs to promote waste reduction on campus. We are participating in the benchmarking division of the competition, which allows us to gauge our recycling efforts. Colleges in all 50 states and 6 international universities are represented in the competition. Congratulations and thanks to the dedicated students on our Green Campus Committee and the members of our Sustainability Task Force. Numerous individuals and departments are making the effort to reduce paper usage. The printers and copiers in the library are set to print on both sides of the paper, and the campus Telecom Department has switched to an online, automated phone billing process. The College uses Casella Waste Management’s Zero-Sort recycling program. Everyone who separates their recyclables from ordinary waste helps with ongoing sustainability. By using this system, Physical Plant staff members are able to calculate the total amount of nonrecyclable garbage removed from the campus annually. We also continue to work on achieving our goals of bringing both an anaerobic digester facility and a wind turbine to campus.

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Building Roos House

COMING SOON: ROOS HOUSE Who will score the first goal, make the first basket, or record the first win? Construction of our new Roos House is progressing extremely well. We may be dropping the puck, shooting the ball, making a splash, and working up a sweat by the Spring Semester 2011 (knock on wood). That’s well ahead of schedule. We tip our hard hats to Northland Associates of Syracuse, who have been a terrific partner to work with throughout this process. The anticipation is incredible, and the influence the Roos House will have on our campus will be profound. This facility will literally change the personality of our campus. Plans are already underway for


SUNY Canton’s Convocation, Athletic and Recreation Center project is made possible by New York State and the State University Construction Fund. General ContraCtor: Northland Associates, Inc.

ConstruCtion ManaGer: C&S Companies

some big opening events involving students, faculty/staff, alumni, friends, and community members. Recent tours of the construction site have only served to increase the excitement and anticipation.

ProjeCt arChiteCt: Architectural Resources

Consultants: BBB/SCI, LF Engineering, M/E Engineering, Siracuse Engineers, VJ Associates

Please keep an eye on our website for continued photo updates. And when the time is right, likely sometime late in the fall, we’ll unveil the timing and plans for the building’s opening. We truly hope

that you plan on joining us. The Fitness Center will be a state-of-the-art workout wonderland. It can make you sweat just thinking about it. Memberships will be available to community members.

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I don’t tweet myself, but I do acknowledge how much time our students spend on Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, and other sites. It’s important for our College to recognize those types of trends and keep up with the ways students communicate and interact. We have to evolve as well in order to stay up-to-date and in touch. That’s why you see many of those social media options available on the home page of our website. For the most part, students are not communicating through magazines like this, but it would have taken me too long to put this in a text message.

How do the state-wide budget cuts impact SUNY Canton? We are battling our way through. It’s not easy, but the cuts come at a time when we can manage them due to record enrollments and diligent strategic planning. We’ve fared better than some other colleges, because we’ve been planning for these types of cuts for the past couple of years. Our plan is to grow our way out of the current economic situation and be a stronger college once we emerge from it.

What are your top challenges this year? Raising money. It’s more important than ever that we raise money for scholarships, campus improvements, and particularly the opening of our new athletic building. There are numerous things such as equipment, scoreboards, and a Zamboni that will be needed. We will need to raise additional funds in order to open the building appropriately. I ask all of you who read this to consider giving to the SUNY Canton Foundation. Donations large and small will make a significant impact, especially due to the most recent budget cuts from the State.


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What is the State’s Higher Ed Act? The Chancellor has worked hard on an innovative plan that would reduce some of the red tape we currently have to cut through in order to run the College. It would also allow each college in SUNY to set and maintain its own tuition level. The Public Higher Education Empowerment and Innovation Act will transform the way SUNY schools conduct business. It will give the entire SUNY system the type of autonomy and flexibility needed to be successful.

What’s changed on campus lately? We’ve cut down on long lines. The College continues to make as many services as possible available online in order to keep wait time to a minimum. The majority of our students apply online, fill out financial aid forms online, register for classes, pay bills, and even order books online. This is a significant development in the past ten years that corresponds nicely with the goals of minimizing the use of paper, improving service to students, saving money, and becoming more environmentally friendly.


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Welcome to

This is one of three levels of a comprehensive flo construction on campus and scheduled for completi computer renderings to help provide an overall pict There are several areas not pictured such as a mezza locker rooms, a press box, and more.

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The multi-sport field house will be utilized for indoor track, soccer, lacrosse, baseball/softball, tennis, and numerous other intramural and club sports. The main court, one of three courts, will be home to the basketball and volleyball programs.

The New Name: We’re currently calling the new convocation, athletic, and recreation center the Roos House, but we are anxiously waiting to affix a new name. Similar to the other colleges in the area, our athletic facility will don a family name such as Maxcy Hall, Cheel Arena, or Augsbury. If you are interested in affixing your name, honoring your parents, a classmate, or a coach, please call the SUNY Canton Alumni and Development Offices at 315-386-7127, 1-800-811-6727 or email to learn more.

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Lap Pool

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The four-lane lap pool will be swimmers, lessons, water ae much more.

Fitness Center

Lap Pool Campus and community members will get in shape with treadmills, elliptical machines, spin cycles, strength equipment, and free weights while overlooking the College’s new synthetic turf field.


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oor plan of the new Roos House currently under ion in early 2011. Actual photos are mixed with ture of the extraordinary scope of the facility. anine level fireplace reception area, numerous

locker rooms Ice Arena Office, study, and classroom areas Ice Arena

There will be office space for athletic personnel, classroom space, and study areas for studentathletes as well as multi-purpose areas for aerobics, dance, Pilates, physical therapy/training room, and more. The new home of the Roos ice hockey team will also be utilized for skating, broomball, and community games and practices. The first on-campus hockey game in the history of the College is on its way.

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The facility’s beautiful outside façade will complement the gorgeous interior décor. The lobbies, hallways, and office areas will be comfortable and attractive.

Other Naming Opportunities: The Roos House has an abundance of wonderful naming opportunities of all sizes. Alumni, community members, and College benefactors will enjoy having their names in a wide variety of areas such as the ice arena, home team locker rooms, the basketball court, the field house, seats in the ice arena, the community fitness center, the penalty box, etc. If you are interested in affixing your name, honoring your parents, a classmate, or a coach, please call the SUNY Canton Alumni and Development Offices at 315-386-7127, 1-800-8116727 or email foundation@ to learn more.


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Earthquake Hits Marquise Paillere ’10, Liberal Arts & Sciences: General Studies

It took about 35 seconds for the total devastation of Marquise Paillere’s home and neighborhood. Friends and kids who were playing in the street just moments earlier were almost instantly buried in rubble. Mercifully, the Liberal Studies student survived. She was in her family’s home over winter break in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, when the first wave of earthquakes struck. “The house was moving like a roller coaster,” she said. “The wall detached from the ceiling and was waving like a sheet of paper. I thought the bricks were going to fall and kill me.” Paillere and her mother raced from the house. Bodies were strewn everywhere. “It was terrifying to see so many people dead so fast.” They slept in the middle of the street amidst the chaos, joined by hundreds of others trying to avoid falling debris. As the rest of the world began to learn about the horror, Paillere’s roommate Xiaoli “Lily” Zhang was desperately searching for news about her roommate. “I went crazy,” said Zhang, a Management major from China. “I didn’t know where she was. I kept looking for her on television just so that I’d know she was all right. I didn’t want to lose my best friend.” An agonizingly long five days later, Zhang learned her friend had survived when Paillere


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posted an update on Facebook. “Once I knew that she was alive, I started to think ’Now I need to get her back,’” Zhang said. Paillere and her mother were facing food and water shortages and the emotional toll of the death and chaos that surrounded them. All flights in and out of Haiti had been cancelled leaving her stranded in the wreckage with little hope of getting back to College. “Everything was crazy. People were fighting over water. You could get beat up if you got in someone’s way,” Paillere said. Zhang made a series of phone calls and raised $200 to wire to Paillere, providing emergency support for her family’s needs and $75 for a bus ticket to an airport in the Dominican Republic. “I didn’t have a lot of money, but I really hoped that others would give too,” she said. Zhang then contacted Vice President for Student Affairs Daniel J. Sweeney, who sought help from the SUNY Canton Foundation to purchase Paillere’s plane ticket home. Sweeney drove Zhang to the airport to pick up her roommate. “SUNY Canton made everything happen; the College brought her back,” Zhang said. “They really care about the students here. They care about the people.”

Paillere made it back in time to start classes a day late. “I am so blessed to be alive and so blessed to have Xiaoli,” she said. Although Paillere’s immediate needs have been met, her disabled mother remains behind in Haiti, hoping for documents necessary to immigrate. Paillere and Zhang’s next mission is to bring her to safety in the United States. Zhang is completing her internship at the SUNY Canton Office of International Initiatives this semester. The office works diligently to bring students from around the world together in Canton. Zhang and Paillere are scheduled to graduate together in May. They said their friendship will last the rest of their lives. Marquise Paillere was at home in her room (pictured)             when the earthquake began.

Home Imagine being a seriously injured patient at a hospital where your room is an outdoor tent. During Kathleen E. McDonnell’s recent trip to Haiti, the 2009 Nursing alum said she came to realize the people in the tents were some of the luckier ones. Below are excerpts from her correspondence during the relief efforts. My family and I have frequented Haiti over the years, and my adopted brother and sister are Haitian. For the ten days following the earthquake, I watched the footage and listened to the stories, praying that if I was supposed to go a

Kathleen E. McDonnell ’09

way would be provided. So when the offer came to travel to Haiti with CURE International, I was ready and willing! We arrived in Haiti on February 2. My team worked at the Haitian Community Hospital, assisting with patient care and helping in any way we could. Thousands of patients had been operated on and cared for by both Haitians and international volunteers. The courtyard of the hospital was full of tents housing patients and various family members. Healthcare providers made rounds through the tents, caring for

patients with casts and external fixators and changing large bandages. Inside the hospital, the rooms were filled and beds lined many of the hallways. Although most of the patients were orthopedic post-operative patients, there were also patients with serious crush injuries, major infections, and limb amputations. Also mixed throughout the rooms were pediatric patients who were being treated for major fractures, deep tissue wounds, amputations, abdominal hernias, and fevers. Although there were many times my heart was breaking and everything within me wanted to cry, I knew I had to stay strong and be the confident smile that brought hope to a patient’s day. There are so many patients that I will never forget. In one room was a 32-year-old woman who had lost both legs. While the surgical sites were healing well, she was struggling with the harsh realities of her situation. She sat alone, barely making eye contact. She told us she had no one to help her upon her release from the hospital. She would be alone and would have to care for herself. My heart ached as I realized how scared she was of her uncertain future. Her story illustrates the challenges and devastation that face so many. Their stories were endless, and they have forever changed my life. We drove through the city of Port-au-Prince and saw the area where the most destruction had occurred. I had seen many pictures, but seeing it through my own eyes had a totally different effect. I was left silent, seeing a hillside that once was home to thousands, now completely uninhabited, many of the houses reduced to a pile of rubble. Makeshift buildings and tents filled every open area. The pictures had prepared me for so much, but to see the numbers of suffering people left me numb for days. If you’d like to donate to the SUNY Canton Haitian Students Fund, contact the SUNY Canton Foundation 315-386-7127, 800-811-6727, or email

  Rensselaer Falls sisters in haiti: before and after  First-year Nursing Student Margaret A. McDonnell ’11 first became interested in pursuing a medical profession while in Haiti, surrounded by impoverished people who lack adequate health care. She has served as a volunteer there with a medical team and as a translator. Margaret wrote the following correspondence shortly after the catastrophic earthquakes. My most recent trip to Haiti took place just a week before the earthquake over winter break. Accompanying me on the trip were my mother, sister, and boss, all of whom have been to Haiti several times before as well. Our main reason for going was to run a set of chiropractic clinics in Cap-Haitien. My family initially became involved with Haiti through the adoption of my younger Haitian sister and brother in 1996. In 2004, my parents decided to move our family (myself and five of my siblings) to

Haitien to help in a mission organization, Family Life Outreach. We lived there for seven months, during which time my sisters and I became fluent in the Haitian Kreyol language. Because we were able to communicate with the people, we began forging incredible friendships and something in us grew deeply attached to the country and its people. I think one of the things that drew us to the Haitians was the genuineness of their friendships. At some point while living there, I recall trying to describe to an American friend why I had come to love our life in Haiti so much. I remember describing it by saying that I had discovered that Haitians were just incredibly relational people. In many ways, people are always watching out for each other. So when a friendship is formed, it isn’t usually just a surface relationship. Their deep and lasting friendships, along with the assistance of others, will help them recover from this horrible tragedy. I’m so pleased to see

Margaret A. McDonnell ’11 the incredible outpouring of support for Haiti. I think if people knew the Haitians like I do, there would be even more generousity.


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Two Visits to China

Photo by Adam Gardam

Incredible Experience for Students Several students had life-changing experiences during a recent college trip to China. “Our students stayed at the host universities and reconnected with the SUNY China 150 students,” said Marela Fiacco, Director of International Initiatives. “Some of our students had never traveled internationally and had never experienced other cultures.” The SUNY China 150 program was implemented to place students at almost all of the SUNY colleges after the earthquakes in the Sichuan Province of China. As a conclusion to the program, select American students were invited to visit the culturally rich nation.

Graphic and Multimedia Design student Adam Gardam ’11 of Canton said that he had never traveled so far, experienced so much, or made so many friends in just a two-week span. “I did not expect Chinese people to be so friendly, so quick to smile, and so easygoing and relatable,” he said. The students toured historic and culturally significant sites, including Tiananmen Square, the Forbidden City, the Chengdu Panda Base, and the Great Wall of China. The geographically vast and historically rich areas were sometimes overwhelming to students, who compared and contrasted their own western lifestyles with those of their friends in China.

Chinese Children Welcome Dr. Maiocco Early Childhood Associate Professor Dr. Maureen P. Maiocco traveled to Xi’an University in China to discuss further collaborations and a possible dual degree program. Officials at Xi’an asked Maiocco to present interactive lectures on social and emotional development and curriculum standards. Maiocco visited three kindergarten programs and sang international renditions of popular children’s songs. Upon returning, she reflected, “Children are the same no matter where you are, sometimes silly, often inquisitive, and always welcoming.” ’11 The Early Childhood Associate Professor reconnected with some of the international scholars who had previously visited SUNY Canton. She practiced Kung Fu, painted, practiced calligraphy, and prepared dumplings during her visit. “It was a great honor to receive such a warm welcome from Xi’an University,” Maiocco said. “I know years from now when I reflect on my career in higher education, this will truly be the most memorable time of my life.”

Extreme Website Makeovers Nearly two million web users from 188 countries visited the SUNY Canton website in 2009, representing a visitor growth of nearly 25 percent from 2008. The website frequently surpassed 10,000 visitors a day. The SUNY Canton website has evolved rapidly in the past several years, a reflection of the extraordinary growth and progress of the College as a whole. “There were only a handful of countries that didn’t visit our website this past year,” said President Joseph L. Kennedy. “We’ll have to work on that for 2010.” Following the United States, the website received the most visitors from Bosnia/Herze-

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govina, Canada, Britain, and Russia. China, India, Germany, and South Korea also registered a significant number of users. “Our site has undergone significant design changes over the past couple of years that have helped in making it more user friendly,” said Kennedy. “Our Web Designer Travis Smith has done a tremendous job, particularly from a navigation and aesthetics standpoint.” The College recently expanded upon its 2009 design by further streamlining navigation and adding larger pictures and more interactive multimedia. The College has also developed a social networking presence on Facebook, YouTube, LinkedIn, and Twitter.



Honor Roll of Donors

Canton College Foundation Acknowledging all gifts and pledges received between July 1, 2008–June 30, 2009 Chancellor’s Council $100,000 or more Richard C. Randol & Barbara A. Burnham ’46 Joel M. Canino ’59* Ronald L. ’59 & Blanche K. ’06 Woodcock Richard W. Miller SUNY Canton College Assoc., Inc. St. Lawrence Aquarium & Ecological Center

Director’s Council $50,000 - $99,999 The Estate of Boleslaus S. & Sue D. ’41 Kurpiewski Joseph L. & Dine Kennedy

President’s Council $25,000 - $49,999 Citi Foundation G. Michael & Barbara Maresca Renzi Brothers, Inc. Thompson-Weatherup Family Foundation

Founder’s Club $10,000 - $24,999 Rosemary Flanagan ’50 R. Peter ’51 & Apryll Heffering William D. ’57 & Kathleen Demo Bernard C. ’65 & Jane M. Regan A.W. Collins Corporation John L. & Rose Bartholomew Hanover Hill Agri Consultants, Inc. Catherine M. Kelly SUNY Canton Student Cooperative Alliance John C. & Georgia Vose

Empire Club $5,000 - $9,999 John N. Burns ’37 Glenn C. Werlau ’57 Thomas P. ’66 & Claire Woodside Michael E. Trombley ’70 Robert & Rita ’75 Saidel Preston C. & Joan Carlisle Daniel G. & Linda L. Fay Gemma Development, Inc. Gemma Power Systems, LLC Massena Memorial Hospital Foundation Mater Dei Foundation

Dean’s Club $1,000 - $4,999 Hilda J. O’Keefe ’36 Harry E. King ’40 Clarence A. Hansen ’43 Ronald T. Bow ’48 Frederick & Barbara R. ’53 Wilder D. Edgar ’59 & Clara Cloce Robert F. McCabe ’59 Earl J. Connolly ’61 Stanley J. Riordan, Sr. ’64 John & Rosella T. ’68 Valentine Robert C. McKenty ’69 Judy A. Guyette ’71, ’77 & ’79 Mark A. Filardi ’75 Daniel J. ’75 & Margaret Sweeney Loren M. Evory ’76 Carl W. Trainor ’77 Kelly C. Obermayer ’79 Charlie D. Hirschey ’80

Nick A. Zangari ’80 Jeffrey T. Deragon ’81 David M. ’83 & Lisa K. ’83 Gerlach Michael A.’85 & Kelly Noble Edward N. ’86 & Christine ’85 Coombs Joel W. Canino ’87 Kevin Fear ’87 David & Grace ’88 Vesper Walter J. ’89 & Elizabeth’88 Haig Shawn P. Harty ’90 Susan D. Law ’92 John & Christine ’93 Gray Christopher Morrissey ’94 Lisa E. Colbert ’97 Denise Hobkirk ’01 American Dental Hygienists Association Century Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc. Thomas F. & Nellie Coakley Cornell Cooperative Extension Cytec Industries, Inc. David Puccia and Company Kathryn Del Guidice Development Authority of the North Country E. J. Noble Hospital Guild William & Joanne Fassinger FCL Management, Inc. Fifth District Dental Society of New York State Steven V. Gilbert Charles F. & Linda Goolden Grainger Pauline A. Graveline Brian K. Harte Howland Pump Supply Co., Inc. Institute for Ethical Behavior, Inc. Key Bank, N. A. Barbara J. King William J. Kingston & Anne Moss Norma P. Koss Irene V. Krenceski Law Offices of William Breetz Gordon & Jeanne Dana Lewis David Lockwood Massena Memorial Hospital Foundation Allan P. Newell North Country Savings Bank New York Steel Fabrications Parkway Superstore Partnership Properties, Inc. Michael J. Perry Morris Pinto Pinto Mucenski & Watson, P.C. Gail R. Powers Sigrid S. Reichert Corinne C. Rice William & Marilyn D. Scozzafava Sergi’s Italian Restaurant, Potsdam James S. Sigler Karen M. Spellacy St. Lawrence Federal Credit Union St. Lawrence Gas Company John Sullivan Sunflower East David J. & Jane Wells

Faculty Club $500 - $999 Hollis Deming ’38 Roberta S. Hitchcock ’48 Alfred R. Place ’49 Joel C. ’53 & Betty ’54 Merriman Robert B. ’58 & Kathryn Raymo Robert H. Woolf ’58 James C. Parks ’60 Lewis S. ’61 & Janice ’61 Badura Francis J. Hall ’62 Raymond G. Modell ’62 Marcia J. Osborne ’62 Stephen G. Woods ’62 Jack A. Rase ’63 & Jean W. White ’65 Ted L. ’67 & Phyllis ’68 Lawrence Edward S. Mucenski, Jr. ’68 Dale D. ’70 & Sharon Major Eugene A. ’71 & Faye White Jessie L. Atkinson ’73 Jill Stark ’73

Joan Hubbard ’76 John M. Keenan ’76 Peter & Katherine M. ’77 Wyckoff Cynthia G. Nicoloff ’79 Happy J. Acee ’80 Patricia A. Todd ’81 John F. ’82 & Dawn ’84 Conklin Martin F. Clark-Stone ’83 Eric A. Paulding ’84 Cynthia L. Young ’85 Dolores P. Cardoza ’87 Harlan E. ’91 & Debra A. ’73 Lowry Corey W. Elliott ’94 Elizabeth Connolly ’95 Corey J. Jordan ’95 Thomas V. Walsh ’96 Nancy A. Rowledge ’97 Frederick A. LaChance ’99 Christopher J. Denny ’04 Altria Group, Inc. Anonymous Bemis Company Foundation Courtney B. Bish Susan Buckley Burnham New York Canton Area Zonta Carlisle, Carrothers & Clough Roger E. & Barbara Catlin CKON 97.3 FM Leo J. & Katherine Curro David P. Curry William M. Duskas Robert L. Edwards Kenneth Erickson Harry E. & Theo Howe HSBC Bank Phillip M. & Lauren Hutchinson Ralph G. Lasala NBT Bank Catherine B. Newell Robert A. Noble, Jr. Chloe Ann O’Neil Pepsi Cola Bottlers, Inc. Pierson Construction Corporation Edward J. Ralbovsky, Jr. Robert I. Russell St. Lawrence County Dental Society Wesley L. & Janet Stitt

Century Club $100 - $499 Alice M. McGovern ’38 Arloween L. Wilmarth ’38 Lyle W. Hall ’41 Ethel M. Mellon ’43 Everett O. Flint ’44 Carl F. ’44 & Merilyn ’44 Jumps John T. Cowdery ’47 Ernest L. LaBrake ’49 Donald E. Murphy ’49 Arthur E. Peck, Jr. ’49 William H. Ruth ’49 Robert D. Green ’50 Lura J. McElhearn ’50 Douglas M. Simon ’50 Raymond W. Stafford ’50 James R. Baker ’51 Mary J. Calnek ’51 David D. Dunn ’51 Richard J. McCormick ’51 Phyllis Varco ’51 Ronald R. Carbino ’52 Barbara A. Lang ’52 Jane C. Fallon ’53 June Litchfield ’53 Carol S. Rosenberg ’53 Robert C. ’54 & Ellen S. ’56* Davis Robert E. Green ’54 Dorothy J. Hunt ’54 Vernon E. King ’54 Neil E. Bourcy ’55 John W. Cullum, Jr. ’55 Jerry D. Hobbs ’55 Audrey S. Kimmel ’55 Joseph L. Rebeor ’55 Glen F. Thomas ’55 Donald E. Vincent, Sr. ’55

E. D. Drake ’56 Beverly A. Grant ’56 Robert M. Mucica ’56 Nicholas A. ’57 & Lois R. ’57 DeFio Joann M. Hull ’57 Donald H. Quenell ’57 Edward M. Spicer ’57 Nancy G. Wert ’57 Cole F. Hartley ’58 Ronald H. Lassial ’58 Arthur E. ’58 & Sylvia Myers Walter J. Tennyson ’58 Harvey J. Hewitt ’59 William F. ’59 & Mary Jo Peters Kathryn G. Stone ’59 John S. Bingel ’60 Richard A. ’60 & Ellen ’61 Bush Louis Z. Coombe ’60 Wayne A. Cordwell ’60 Leon E. Kirby ’60 Jeffrey K. Parker ’60 William N. Riggs ’60 Philip P. Scalia ’60 Roy J. Steele ’61 Carmen E. DeLuca ’62 Ronald H. Van Allen ’62 Russell Wilcox ’62 Dale I. Bush ’63 Ronald M. ’63 & June O’Neill John H. Williams ’63

Roger A. Hart ’64 William Rowe ’64 Dennis E. Yaddow ’64 Donald J. Daniels ’65 Gerard Desormeau ’65 Anthony F. Fiorito ’65 William E. ’65 & Melinda Fisher David P. Graham ’65 Charles Rapalje ’65 Carl J. Adams ’66 James D. ’66 & Patricia A. ’67 Bell Robert S. ’66 & Linda L. ’67 Castle Michael K. ’66 & Jeaneen ’66 Fitzpatrick Maurice B. & Sheila ’66 Harrington Larry T. Hines ’66 Stephen A. Lamont ’66 David D. Small ’66 Elaine H. Weisner ’66 Herbert ’66 & Marlene M. ’59 Whitmarsh Wayne M. Chase, Sr. ’67 Catherine A. Dalton ’67 Harvey B. Morse ’67 Michael W. Polowchena ’67 Jon A. Richardson ’67 Vaughn A. Vernold ’67 Betty J. Carroll ’69 Pauline C. Crahan ’69 Russell J. Currier, Sr. ’69 Gail H. Gurney ’69 William J. Pacacha ’69 Richard D. Smith ’69 Robert Q. Bessette ’70 Theodore R. ’73 & Jeanice ’76 Totten

Kenneth P. ’70 & Mary L. ’74 Garwood Ernest Perfetti, Jr. ’70 Lawrence J. Russell ’70 Cathleen Schultze ’70 Edwin E. Hoar III ’71 David B. Lee ’71 Stuart Marquart ’71 Stephen F. Marschke ’71 Robert E. White ’71 Michael P. Casey ’72 Peter A. Chiavetta, Sr. ’72 Jeffrey L. Eastman ’72 Claire F. LaGarry ’72 David ’72 & Patricia ’73 Ragan Laraine P. Robinson ’72 Sharon E. Amyotte ’73 Wayne Currier ’73 Thomas J. Curry ’73 Gary ’73 & Rebecca Onyan Daphne A. Pickert ’73 Stephen W. Rose ’73 Carol R. Scotton ’73 Jeffrey F. Spadafore ’73 Sharon A. Warren ’73 Christine M. Capra ’74 Betsy L. Comeau ’74 Joseph A. Homola ’74 James R. Lesperance ’74 William C. Mayers, Jr. ’74 Peter & Marti K. ’74 & ’78 MacArthur Stephen L. Paulding ’74 Thomas G. & Dianne ’74 Proulx Michael R. Snow ’74 Kenneth L. Thiele ’74 Antonette Viscomi ’74

Bernard C. Regan ’65 Vice Chair, SUNY Canton Foundation

If You Care, Please Give As a SUNY Canton alumnus, I’ve come to recognize the extraordinary impact the College has had on my life. That is why I give back both my time and money in an effort to allow others the opportunity to have a similar experience. If you have not yet done so, I hope you will also consider making a

contribution. SUNY Canton students are the future leaders who will transform and stimulate our economy’s growth and development for the betterment of all of us. We cannot allow New York State budget cuts to stop or even slow down our progress. Supporting SUNY Canton’s Annual Fund helps to provide for the necessities essential for current and future students’ education. For the 10 percent of our alumni who are donors to the SUNY Canton Foundation, I thank you on behalf of the entire SUNY Canton Foundation. Your commitment is deeply appreciated and wisely invested. If you are considering making a gift and have questions about where your contribution can have the greatest impact on students and our College, I urge you to contact our SUNY Canton Foundation staff. Gifts are needed to establish endowment funds for scholarships or equipment, restricted support for curricula, or unrestricted annual fund support. The Annual Fund supports programs such as equipment purchases, special presentations, academic support services such as enhanced tutoring, and our need-based annual scholarship programs. These are just some examples of how others have helped. When I established my scholarship endowment, I had many questions as to how the funds were awarded and what would be the best criteria for the award. The Foundation staff answered my questions and explained other needs of the College. Today’s philanthropy is a partnership between donor and charity; alumni and student. We welcome the chance to discuss ways you can make a difference to SUNY Canton and our students. Thank you for considering a gift to the Foundation. Given the budget woes of our nation and our state, there has never been a more vital time to give. For those of us who have benefited from a SUNY Canton education, it’s our opportunity and responsibility to give back.


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Honor Roll of Donors Hubert Wilcox ’74 Joseph F. Batterson ’75 James C. Cox ’75 Michael Crosley ’77 & Anne M. Clarkson ’75 Glenn R. Hider ’75 Robert M. Hughes ’75 R. Anthony ’75 & Lynann ’75 LaFountain Ronald J. Radimak ’75 Thomas J. Sexton III ’75 Glenn R. Tabolt ’75 Joseph E. White ’75 William U. Blodgett ’76 James J. Bola ’76 Christopher Dishaw ’76 James M. Duggan ’76 Bryan E. Duquette ’76 Zdenko Duras ’76 Todd R. Earl ’76 Mary L. Foley Welch ’76 Donald ’76 & Michele ’76 Gately James G. ’76 & Brenda J. ’71 Knight Mary O’Horo Loomis ’76 David W. White ’76 Jeanmarie J. Church ’77 Mark J. Falvo ’77 Joseph D. Griffin ’77 Steven ’77 & Sandra ’78 Livernois William F. Mason ’77 Richard J. Shippey ’77 Harry E. Turnbull ’77 Terry L. Waldruff ’77 Cheryl A. Ames ’78 George ’78 & Theresa C. ’78 Corbine Sylvia M. Kingston ’78 Jeffrey T. Mosier ’78 & Jean L. Lee-Mosier ’74 Keith D. Pierce ’78 Alan L. ’78 & Brenda ’84 Rexford P. Joseph Siematkowski ’78 Anne C. Williams ’78 Anne H. Boulter ’79 Gary J. Cough ’79 Paul D. Hitchman ’79 Rose-Marie Missert ’79 James T. Prado ’79 Andrew M. Seaton ’79 Thomas G. Sheelar ’79 Steven H. Slate ’79 Donna Trimm ’79 David J. Weatherwax ’79

Thomas J. Arnold ’80 Laurie T. Brown ’80 Frank D. Catanzarite ’80 Darlene Chorman ’80 Mark D. Fessenden ’80 Keith D. Gonyo ’80 Colin C. Hart ’80 Eric J. Malloy ’80 Carol A. Roche ’80 Wendy S. Schneider ’80 Penny R. Snow ’80 Robert R. Baldwin ’81 M. Teresa De La Vega ’81 Jeannie C. Henderson ’81 Steven A. Jackson ’81 Susan M. Magari ’81 Thomas R. Sauter ’81 Scott B. Wolcott ’81 Tina C. Covey ’82 Edward A. ’82 & Theresa ’83 Curtiss Mary Jane Doelger ’82 Joan M. Eurto ’82 Thomas A. Hunter ’82 Christopher Mowry ’82 Thomas D. Papelian ’82 Mary E. Privitera ’82 Donald O. Coon ’83 Daniel J. ’83 & Jacqueline E. Miller Jeffrey A. Reynolds ’83 Daniele L. D’Aquila ’84 Stanley M. Remancus ’84 Mark J. Zagrobelny ’84 Timothy J. Bagley ’85 Donald S. Buck ’85 James W. Dimbleby ’85 Michael ’85 & Amy ’88 McCormick Susan R. Williamson ’85 Christopher Frappier ’86 Donna L. Robinson-Bazinet ’86 Susan B. Barkley ’87 Kathleen M. Mixon ’87 Jeffrey R. Noce ’87 James T. Sprock ’87 Kyle N. Black ’88 Todd A. Kreuzburg ’88 George J. ’88 & Deborah Molnar Andy ’88 & Margo Nadeau John F. Paddock ’88 Lisa M. Slate ’88 Don P. Ashley ’89 Geoffrey P. Co ’89 Scott P. Joralemon ’89 Michael R. Collins ’90

Daniel J. Morgan ’90 Mark E. Pietrowski ’90 Thomas J. ’91 & Rene L. ’98 Burl Michael J. Janssen ’91 Phoebe N. Rogerson ’91 James K. Yerdon ’92 Mark E. Bowler ’93 Brian S. Fetcie ’94 & Sophia Theodore ’95 Judith Longshore ’94 Michael R. Rydberg ’94 Daniel J. Williams ’94 Janet E. Livingston ’95 Elizabeth M. Madlin ’95 Brian M. French ’96 Michael V. Green ’96 David P. Taylor ’96 Larry C. Reece ’98 Charles Sears ’98 Christopher R. Vance ’99 Bradley Winters ’99 Denice Button ’00 John Wilson, Jr. ’00 Nicole Zeledon ’01 Elizabeth F. Irvine ’02 Nicholas C. Kocher ’02 Frank R. LaSala ’02 Garrick W. Monroe ’02 Gladys C. Muoebonam ’02 Dennis E. Tuper ’02 Tod & Tina M. ’03 Flanagan John T. Johnson ’03 John C. Krusper II ’04 Lars S. Pratt ’04 William R. Lefevre ’05 Niomi R. Bailey ’06 Jacob M. Neely ’09 Roger A. Smith ’09 Advanced Business Systems, Inc. AES Cayuga N. Joyce Agati Rashid Aidun Alcoa Foundation Frank N. & Dora Aldrich Joseph P. Allen American Institute of Steel Construction, Inc. Anonymous Argyle Central School Armistead Mechanical, Inc. Atlantic Testing Laboratories Jeremiah J. Ayrassian B & A, Inc. D. Anthony Beane Best Western University Inn Joel E. Bixby

Citi Foundation Connects With Career Services The SUNY Canton Career Services Office had two new paid internship positions last year, thanks to support from the Citi Foundation and local assistance from John C. Vose and Morgan Stanley Smith Barney of Potsdam. Intern Michelle Smith, a St. Lawrence University graduate student, helped the Career Services Office orchestrate a “Dress for Success” fashion show and helped coordinate its Career Fairs. “The Citi Foundation grant allowed me to do a job I loved and get paid doing it,” Smith said. David Norenberg, Director of Career Services, said that the office provided career or mentoring services to more than 2,000 students last year. “The two interns allowed us to increase access to one-on-one services including career placement and guidance,” Norenberg said. “Our interns helped students gain successful employment after graduation.”


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Hall of Fame Induction Distinguished Alumnus R. Peter Heffering ’51 was recently recognized as an innovative leader in the agricultural industry. Heffering was inducted into the highly prestigious Canadian Agricultural Hall of Fame in recognition for his contribution as one of Canada’s top Holstein breeders and as an ambassador for Canadian agriculture in international trade missions and judging assignments. Heffering was the first SUNY Canton alumnus to receive an Honorary Doctorate from the State University of New York. President Kennedy joined Heffering for his esteemed induction into the Hall of Fame. Sabel Bong Sara Bornt Boyden Brook Body Works Brady-Raeber Equity Financial Services, Inc. Thomas W. Buckman Peter C. Burt John D. & Sharon Canino Benjamin G. Cappione Casella Waste Systems, Inc. Patricia M. Cassara Anthony J. Catanzarite Joseph P. & Joan Catanzarite Josie Catanzarite Russell J. Catanzarite Davide Cellucci Cerebral Palsy Association John F. Charlebois Varick A. & Judy Chittenden Walter R. & Marie Christy John & Donna Clark Antoinette Cogan Edward W. & Martha Colligan Ellen M. Colligan William E. & Bridgette Colligan Joseph M. & Angela Commisso Community Bank, N.A. Constellation Energy Group, Inc. Kerrie L. Cooper Corning, Inc. Donald C. & Barbara Coughlin D.I. Bush Fuels, Inc. G. Frederick Dennison Ryan Deuel Carl J. Disalvatore Nancy A. Dohallow Dominion Foundation Joseph Elm Equifax, Inc. Charles R. Fenner Ted L. & Claudia Fetterman First Baptist Church Choir Thomas M. Formica William C. Foster Stephen E. Frempong Mr. & Mrs. Stephen E. French, Sr. Friends of Joe Griffo General Electric Foundation Anthony & Kathryn Dana Gibson Katrina D. Gibson GlaxoSmithKline Foundation Michael Gordon John S. Gorzkowski, Jr. HAC Memorial Hacketts Brenda Hargrave Roberta Heer Nicole A. Heldt Donald & Shirley Hitchman Kathleen M. Horton Hyde Stone Mechanical Contractors Gianfranco Ianni-Lucio

IBM International Foundation In Motion Physical Therapy, LLC Invenergy, LLC J.C. Merriman, Inc. J.S. Cinemas, Inc. Peggy J. Jenkins Nadine N. Jennings Robert E. Jennings John P. Coakley Sons, Inc. Johnson & Johnson Family of Companies David R. & Diane Keller Gregory E. Kie Walter Kingston* Kingswood-Oxford School Knights of Columbus Kostin, Ruffkess & Company, LLC John A. Kulpik Karen A. Kulpik Jerilyn P. Langlois-Krag LeBerge & Curtis, Inc. Michael L. & Peggy Sue Levato John G. Lewis Ronald Lindow Kathleen H. Lynch Earl W. & Joyce MacArthur Edouard K. Mafoua Maureen Maiocco John J. & Mary Maroney Janet Marsden Terry L. & Jill Martin Marion McAllister Karen McAuliffe Jennifer A. McDonald Robert McDonald James W. McInnis William J. Mein Norbert C. & Laura Michnowski Mark J. Miller Eleanor M. Morgan Kermit Morgan Mort Backus and Sons, Inc. Rosanna M. Moser Mountain Mart #106 Diane L. Muehl MVP Sports National Grid Anne Nevaldine Carolyn K. Nevaldine Linda J. Nevaldine Bruce D. Nicholson David Norenberg North Country Window Fashions Dave Norton William M. & Virginia O’Brien Paul O’Callaghan Lawretta Ononye Diane J. Para Jean M. Parker Julie A. Parkman Joseph Peloso Penski, Inc.

Barbara N. Porter Judith A. Porter Potsdam Lions Club Ellen Prashaw Premier Coach R.E. Burns & Sons Charlotte C. Ramsay James B. Rattray Marie C. Regan John G. & Anna Reilly Frank A. Revetta Stanley P. & Janet Robert Robert K. Griffith & Associates, Inc. Janice C. Robinson Keith Rosser Amanda D. Rowley Gary E. Sambrook, Jr. Gerald O. Sawyer Nathaniel D. Sawyer Jay F. & Paula Schechter Graziano Schimizzi SeaComm Federal Credit Union Bryan P. Shea Patricia Shinn Randy Sieminski Shanna Smith Ricky Snell Paul Spagnolo Clarence F. Stephens Stewart’s Shops Stone Bridge Iron & Steel, Inc. SUNY Canton Anointed Voices Josephine P. Swift Marta A. Szoke Textron, Inc. The Hartford The UPS Foundation Spencer Thew Lin Tian TJ Toyota Trane Foundation of New York United Technologies United Way of Northern NY, Inc. Verizon Foundation Videorama T. Urling & Mabel B. Walker Barbara N. Webber Harold W. & Barbara Wilder Woodchop Shop, Inc. WorleyParsons Jeffrey S. Yost Pasquale Zappia John J. Zielinski

Friends less than $100 Margaret H. Perry ’35 Beryl V. Welch ’36 Marguerite E. Pratt ’37 Elizabeth M. Horr ’38 Harry L. White ’38

Honor Roll of Donors Kathryn D. Nearing ’39 Ruth I. Akins ’40 Amelia Hand ’40 Virginia V. Brodbeck ’41 Sarah E. Payne ’41 Allene Regar ’41 Carol Flick ’42

Esther C. Namian ’52 James B. Norton ’52 Charlotte A. Oates ’52 Anne Sochia ’52 Walter L. Theobald ’52 Merle H. Doud ’53 George A. Fish ’53

Bernard A. Cox ’60 Henry L. Dominy ’60 Elizabeth S. Jones ’60 Gary C. Lanphear ’60 Paul C. Mason ’60 Roger C. Trick ’60 Grant G. Badger ’61 Kenneth N. Cooke ’61 Alfred Derouchie ’61 Richard Harmer ’61

Herbert V. Bullock ’66 Ronald G. Calhoun ’66 William Carman ’66 Ann M. Crandall ’66 Philip Fortin ’66 Neil Garner ’66 Michael J. Hedderich ’66 Garry R. Hutchurson ’66 David P. Irish, Sr. ’66 Lawrence Keller ’66

Halford Adds Name to Roos House

John L. Halford, Sr., ’49 and his wife Nelta have become the first to take advantage of a naming opportunity in the College’s soon-tobe newest and hottest facility. The Halfords recently pledged to secure the naming rights to an elevated seating and viewing area overlooking the new rink in the Roos House. Through their pledge, the exclusive area will be forever named the “Halford Alumni Suite.” This is the second location on campus honored with their name. In 2005, the Halfords pledged further support to the College Foundation, which led to the College creating the “Halford Lobby” on first floor of the Faculty Office Building. In addition, they have created an equipment endowment for Air Conditioning Technology programs. Joseph W. Hughes ’42 Arthur F. Mance ’42 Edward H. Warren ’42 Leland F. Kerr ’43 Elinor E. Banks ’44 Herbert A. Catlin ’44 Velma R. Snyder ’44 Floyd S. Powell ’45* Paul J. Landor, Sr. ’46 Mabel Wrench ’46 Norman Hudson ’47 Bishop Ingraham ’47 George C. Ranous ’47 Robert H. Bradley ’48 Harold G. Chambers ’48 Erwin J. Kelly ’48 Charles W. White ’48 Alida B. Doud ’49 Hazel B. Getkin ’49 Timothy J. Kenefick ’49 Betty B. Pleskach ’49 Howard A. Ritchie ’49 John G. Salzer ’49 Robert F. Sementelli ’49 Charles H. ’49 & Margaret ’50 Alexander Dennis C. Ambrose ’50 Freeman L. Ashworth ’50 Wayne E. Barkley ’50 Jay V. Borst ’50 Richard D. Brown ’50 Paul D. De Palma ’50 Mary J. Donovan Downs ’50 George A. Fitch ’50 Kenneth G. Hughes ’50 Francis R. Knight ’50 Arthur J. Licourt ’50 Shirley Light ’50 David J. McKnight ’50 Chris Moustakis ’50 & Vivian Vouklizas-Moustakis ’50 Joy G. Parsons ’50 James C. Taylor ’50 Kenneth E. ’50 & Mary Louise ’51 Teetsel John O. Boyd ’51 Betty J. Carr Marino ’51 Mary I. Delawyer ’51 Carl W. ’51 & Nancy ’51 Lange Austin Leahy ’51 Howard J. Loucks ’51* Lucille Smith ’51 Valery Taylor ’51 Paul M. Windrath ’51 Glenn C. ’52 & Pat Alexander Eleanor N. Bellows ’52 Sylvia W. Eakin ’52 Aurie Y. Golden ’52

J Richard & Beverly J. ’53 Norton Janet Pike ’53 Serge Triau ’53 William A. ’53 & Lorna ’52 Webb William H. Jaquis ’54 John W. Mitchell ’54 Roger Sturgen ’54 Kenneth ’54 & Diane Theobald Owen F. VanBrocklin ’54 Harvey M. Weeks ’54 Norman H. Widrig, Sr. ’54 Richard C. Billings ’55 David A. Dingler ’55 Allen R. Dunham ’55 Jerome A. McCarthy ’55 Lynn C. Thompson ’55 Walter M., Jr. ’56 & Jeanne ’55 Armstrong Dale A. Farrington ’56 Robert P. Hurley ’56 Barbara E. Jahn ’56 Harold J. Kirschner ’56 Robert E. Marcellus, Sr. ’56 Karen V. Skadsem ’56 James W. Spicer ’56 Betty F. Townsend ’56 Jean T. Bolognesi ’57 James L. Collins ’57 Louis ’57 & Evelyn Harmin James P. Sayer ’57 Daphna Williams ’57 Diane M. Backus ’58 Kenneth G. Bates ’58 Donald A. Blount ’58 Harry A. Dashnau ’58 Frederick Easton ’58 Richard J. Farr ’58 John W. Hicks ’58 Charles L. Jacox ’58 Harold F. Jaquis ’58 John R. Phippen ’58 Paul D. Plummer ’58 Richard E. Seguin ’58 Diane F. Timmons ’58 Robert L. Belleville ’59 Roger M. Bennett ’59 Keith ’59 & Grace P. ’60 Brignall John W. Burr ’59 Ann Dlugozima ’59 Donald W. ’59 & Jean A. ’58 Donah David W. Freiman ’59 Donald A. Jones ’59* Arne M. Linkjendal ’59 R. J. Sinclair ’59 Irwin J. Waite ’59 Richard W. Wallace ’59 Maureen Wentworth ’59 Leroy D. Bennett, Jr. ’60

The Halfords live in Gouverneur. They sponsor two scholarships which support nine students, four from Gouverneur Central School and five current SUNY Canton students with financial need. William Hauck ’61 Frances A. Luther ’61 Angelo Pallaria ’61 Sandra Ryder ’61 Myron Steinburg ’61 William Beck ’62 Sharon L. Burke ’62 Lawrence E. Burnett ’62 Thomas H. Knowles ’62 Ernest Lapine ’62 Lowell C. ’62 & Carol Newvine James K. Tuggey ’62 Gerald L. Wood ’62 Thomas W. ’63 & Patricia ’64 Baker Reginald F. Chester ’63 William F. Conover ’63 Mary C. Douglass ’63 George A. Flaherty ’63 David M. Gibson ’63 John J. Griffin ’63 Joseph T. Karkut ’63 Julie Lanphear ’63 William K. Stark ’63 Carlton Stickney ’63 Don H. ’63 & Karen ’71 Whitehouse Lloyd Wright ’63 Leon L. ’64 & Susanne R. ’65 Bilow Craig B. Bissonette ’64 Larry D. Carpenter ’64 Michael Cinanni ’64 Steven Harter ’64 Thomas Lord ’64 Joseph R. Maloney ’64 Alan S. Messie ’64 William Olin ’64 Lura J. Raymo ’64 Harley A. Simmons ’64 Robert L. Swartz ’64 Karen E. Abdallah ’65 Robert F. Atwood ’65 Richard M. Austin ’65 Peter M. ’65 & Patricia L. ’66 Brower Daniel Brownell ’65 Thomas A. Chrzanowski ’65 James Danehy ’65 Bartolo N. Dimento ’65 Thomas W. ’65 & Janice Fife Rene P. Hart ’65 Noreen B. Helmer ’65 Thomas H. Hunt ’65 D. Richard Lambert ’65 Samuel Martin ’65 William V. McFall ’65 William J. Rourke ’65 Linden T. Snyder ’65 Charles A. Storrin ’65 Noel T. ’65 & Barbara ’82 Whitman Gary Boyea ’66

Ruth Kernan ’66 Paul W. Malone ’66 Charles R. ’66 & Judith ’66 Miller

David Newbegin ’66 Michael D. O’Brien ’66 Vincent J. ’66 & Janice O’Brien Peter C. ’66 & Mary Ellen ’66 Oppelt Kenneth G. Parnapy ’66 Rex A. Spicer ’66 Silas Vincent, Jr. ’66 Edward F. Wilkes ’66 William W. Wright ’66 Roger J. Bilow ’67 Terry L. Champney ’67 Jon D. Christiano ’67 Frank E. Clark ’67 Timothy D. Dana ’67 Paul S. DeLand ’67 Ronald E. Everleth ’67 Terrance E. Gilbert ’67 Richard J. Harper ’67 Cynthia L. McCormick ’67 William Mills ’67 Donald L. ’67 & Donna Mosher Joseph E. Ott ’67 Alan S. ’67 & Carol C. ’68 Parkinson Jeffrey L. ’67 & Ann M. ’68 Parkman Gail C. Sheldon ’67 Stephen Thomas ’67 Lorraine E. Wilbur ’67 David F. Blair ’68 Samuel J. Carrera ’68 Thomas J. Caruso ’68 Charles A. ’68 & Anne E. ’67 Cline Robert K. Dumas ’68 Barbara G. Dyer ’68 Ronald J. Eddy ’68 Patrick J. ’68 & Barbara ’68 Farnan David J. Hockey ’68 Charles R. Johnson ’68 Stanley J. Kaminski ’68 Robert B. LaBelle ’68 William A. Labonte ’68 Catherine G. Lee ’68 Peter M. Morford ’68 Frank R. ’68 & Kathleen Perretta Gregory J. Reid ’68 David J. Robinson ’68

Byron R. Rutherford ’68 James R. Slosek ’68 William S. Sullivan ’68 Joseph A. Synowski ’68 Ronnie M. VanHouse ’68 Paul A. Whatman ’68 Nancy L. Wolf ’68 Paul M. Achtziger ’69 Clifford G. Akey ’69 Stephen Bond ’69 Debra Cartmill ’69 Janis M. Cianfarano ’69 Stuart A. Clees ’69 Jon P. ’69 & Karen E. ’67 Constance Nancy Dennicort ’69 Cynthia Ellison ’69 Donald J. ’69 & Constance E. ’69 Faucher Bonita J. Keefe-Layden ’69 James A. Kenny ’69 Gretchen S. Liebi ’69 Derry R. Loucks ’69 Miles Manchester ’69 Cher L. Rooney ’69 Laura E. Rozell ’69 William N. Russell ’69 Tim Shoen ’69 Christine Smith ’69 Larry J. Willard ’69 Roslyn S. Winston ’69 Allen S. Woodward, Jr. ’69 Douglas L. Beachard ’70 Joe Brodnicki ’70 Denis W. Collins ’70 Noah W. Cook ’70 Mary Day ’70 Robert J. Dibble ’70 Michael G. Flynn ’70 Connie L. Gagnon ’70 Sandra Gonyea ’70 Victoria R. Hopwood ’70 Annette LaRose-Oki ’70 Eric F. Lis ’70 Sally E. McPike ’70 Richard L. Paro ’70

Looking out for the Larries

William D. Demo ’57 knows the importance of relationships in education. He’s been helping students and looking out for SUNY Canton and his corner of the North Country for more than 50 years. He’s a member of the SUNY Canton Foundation Board of Directors, a 45-year Brasher Falls Town Councilman, and has created a scholarship to benefit St. Lawrence Central students attending the College. “A lot has changed since I joined the Foundation Board 26 years ago,” Demo said. “The

introduction of four-year degrees has created a lot of opportunity for local students to gain an affordable education and stay in the area after graduation.” Demo retired from St. Lawrence Central School after teaching 27 years. He and his wife, Kathleen, recently doubled their family endowed scholarship during the Centennial Campaign. “I’m really looking forward to the Roos House,” he added. “The experience and excitement of watching games on campus in a brand new facility will be tremendous.”


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Honor Roll of Donors Harold L. Rodman ’70 Patricia A. Schutt ’70 Joseph B. Shea ’70 James A. Vinch ’70 Donna J. White ’70 Roger N. Willard ’70 Gayle A. Wray ’70 Patricia A. Zingaro ’70 Timothy ’71 & Shannon ’86 Baker Richard C. Bassett ’71 Richard D. Brooks ’71 Duane G. Carson ’71 Deborah A. Fleury ’71 John B. ’71 & Christine H. ’73 Gamble Claire A. Henderson ’71 Barbara T. Kellogg ’71 Ronald J. Kensey ’71 Susan E. MacKenzie ’71 Anthony Makuch, Jr. ’71 Diane L. McHale-Mix ’71 Richard A. ’71 & Martha Neri Melanie A. Piechowicz ’71 Harold R. Polle ’71 Roger J. Seward ’71 Richard H. Snell ’71 Thomas J. Snow ’71 Richard D. Sturges ’71 Lois J. Tank ’71 Karen A. Turner ’71 William F. Vant ’71 Roxanne G. White ’71 James M. Adams ’72 Charles R. Alexander, Jr. ’72 Cynthia M. Bernhardt ’72 Donald M. Bowman ’72 Theodore J. Brue ’72 Alfred C. Clark ’72 Diane L. Doyle ’72 Shelley S. Gallagher ’72 Andrew L. Giacomini, Jr. ’72

Garth B. Griffin ’72 Regina M. Harty ’72 William F. Jackson ’72 William I. Jacobe ’72 Dennis J. LaPierre ’72 Joyce A. Lilholt ’72 Lori D. Lorraine ’72 Francis S. Mantell ’72 Robert C. Olrich ’72 Gregory B. Popeck ’72 Anne M. Sheehan ’72 Lois C. Shorten ’72 Clifford Steenberge ’72 Mary P. Stokes ’72 Stephen L. ’72 & Mary ’73 Snyder Roderick Turnbull ’72 Larry D. Wood ’72 Walter J. Albert ’73 Raymond J. Belanger ’73 Carmen G. Carlo ’73 Marilyn Constantine ’73 David C. ’73 & Nina ’92 Cook Joanne Dickerson ’73 Mark Donahue ’73 Alan ’73 & Donalee ’73 Eggleston Steve C. Ferency ’73 Susan M. Froass ’73 William E. Halsey ’73 Michael A. Hartson ’73 Ellen M. Jordan ’73 Michael Joslin ’73 Cathy S. Kanclerz ’73 Peter Kelly ’73 Elizabeth Kuhl ’73 Wendy LaBarge ’73 David A. Leavitt ’73 Diane L. Leslie ’73 Michael S. Maguire ’73 Jeff W. ’73 & Sara ’76 Platt Renee D. Reksc ’73 David J. Seymour ’73

Susanne B. Smith ’73 Marybeth Stark ’73 Lucinda B. Traynor ’73 Sally J. Vickers ’73 Marsha M. Zehr ’73 Timothy M. ’74 & Mary Lou ’81 Ashley David V. Baildon, Jr. ’74 Stephen M. Becker ’74 Daniel E. Clark ’74 Richard A. ’74 & Nancy ’76 Deno Robert D. Forsythe ’74 George R. Grisham ’74 Robert Holland ’74 David Hollis ’74 Michael W. Jasinski ’74 David C. Kapusta ’74 Andre T. LaCombe ’74 Garry W. Lanthier ’74 Martin O. Luey ’74 Thomas J. McDonald ’74 Garth Murray ’74 Joan L. Nagy ’74 Philip K. Nuffer ’74 Susan Nye ’74 John P. O’Donnell ’74 David R. ’74 & Jean Peggs Molly A. Poleto ’74 Warren E. Powell ’74 Ronald W. Ritchie ’74 Philip G. Thompson ’74 Diane L. Wilson ’74 Marcia Zach ’74 Philip M. Alvaro ’75 Margaret Aubertine ’75 Paul J. ’75 & Debra Backus Steven A. Baker ’75 Nancy J. Braaten ’75 Donald A. Chisholm ’75 Michael J. Frank ’75 Terry C. Green ’75 Norman J. Hirschey ’75 Martin R. Knapp ’75 J. Robert LaBelle, Jr. ’75

Joseph C. Lawler ’75 Clara MacDougall ’75 Jeanne Maiden ’75 Susan A. McAvoy ’75 Terrance J. McGuire ’75 Thomas M. Mitchell ’75 Jean A. Pavone ’75 Evan W. & Janice ’75 Poole Timothy H. Robbins ’75 Lawrence C. Sheridan ’75 Marlene E. Smith ’75 William P. Spooner ’75 Mary P. Stepanian ’75 Deborah J. Abel ’76 David J. Barron ’76 Mary L. Beckmann ’76 Richard L. Brown II ’76 Michael J. Cartini ’76 Scott D. Conklin ’76 David A. Cushman ’76 Elizabeth G. Ebeling ’76 John W. Embser ’76 Marcia A. Filip ’76 James P. ’76 & Michelle Fretthold James L. Hans ’76 Richard T. Heffernan ’76 Byron F. Horak ’76 Nancy D. Knight ’76 James O. LaRock ’76 Philip W. LaVallee ’76 Diane H. Ley ’76 Louis Longo ’76 Robert D. McLoughlin ’76 Ronny G. Miller ’76 Wendy A. Ortolano ’76 Frederick L. Peets ’76 Will W. Potter ’76 Judith A. Rashford ’76 Frederick Schweitzer, Jr. ’76 Thomas H. Smith ’76 Richard A. Ten Eyck ’76 Thomas C. Trippany ’76 Roxanne E. Vasquez ’76 Michael D. ’76 & Amy ’76 Weil

Canino Legacy Continues

Joel W. Canino ’87 and his wife Adrienne came to campus for the Fall 2009 Scholarship Luncheon and continued his father’s (Joel M. Canino ’59) legacy of attending the event. Afterwards, he took the time to write us about his impressions of the College’s ongoing progress. I was given a tour of the campus while visiting last fall. The construction of the new Roos House, expansion for the Nevaldine Technology Center, and the Richard W. Miller Campus Center (new to me) were awe-inspiring. All of these physical changes to the campus will be beneficial and enjoyed by current and future students for many years to come. Besides the physical improvements of the campus, the introduction of four-year degree programs was a crucial move and a necessary step toward fulfilling students’ needs in this extremely competitive world. It was impressive to see the improvement on the more “hands-on” and real-life application opportunities for the technical students. I can see why the growth of student enrollment has increased dramatically. With that being said, some of the best things about Canton are the things that haven’t changed or the things you just don’t recognize or understand while you are a student. It wasn’t until I got to where I am today that I could fully appreciate the opportunities and guidance I was given at Canton. The faculty was, and still is, genuine and completely motivated for the betterment of the educational system. They sincerely do care about each of the students individually and want to help them succeed to their fullest capabilities. As my father said, “Remember where you came from.” He also started his career path at Canton and never forgot those who taught him and helped him become a successful businessman. That is why he worked so hard to help raise funds to benefit the school and give others the same opportunity he was given. He would have been so proud to see the expansion of the campus, the improvements to the already impressive programs, and pleased that the faculty have maintained the high level of dedication for each of their students.


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Jack M. Wilsey ’76 John R. Zappala, Jr. ’76 Allison Aldrich ’77 Blane H. Allen ’77 Cynthia L. Baker ’77 Ivan L. Basic ’77 Eve L. Bisnett ’77 James M. Budnik ’77 Amy L. Burke ’77 Virginia M. Burnham ’77 Timothy R. Cameron ’77 Richard F. Campany ’77 Mary E. Clary ’77 Roger L. Cornwell ’77 Brian V. Corry ’77 John P. Delles ’77 Donald J. Demarse ’77 Patricia M. Dooley ’77 Michael J. Elliott ’77 Jeanne Farchione ’77 Patrick Feeney ’77 Laura L. Gagne ’77 James S. ’77 & Karen ’78 Halliley Thomas J. Halton ’77 Sandra M. Harrison ’77 Mary L. LaShomb ’77 Kimberly M. Letner ’77 Adele M. Mahoney ’77 Richard L. Merrill ’77 Gregg M. Millar ’77 Kregg A. Moyer ’77 Edward ’77 & Debra ’77 Muller Rhonda L. Pancoe ’77 Timothy P. Parisian ’77 Thomas A. Rice ’77 Michael J. Richards ’77 Karen L. Rosenberg ’77 Reid E. Saxton ’77 Joanne M. Simon ’77 Erwin H. Smith ’77 Dennis J. Taskey ’77 Loren S. Tontarski ’77 Ronald L. Trombley, Jr. ’77 Larry A. ’77 & Mary ’77 Walldroff Robert T. ’77 & Janet ’80 Wiese William M. Wrubleski ’77 Vanessa M. Baxter ’78 Patrick E. Bowes ’78 Anthony R. Bruno, Jr. ’78 Peter F. Burley ’78 Edward A. Bus ’78 Patrick J. Campbell ’78 John T. ’78 & Catherine ’77 Carr Deborah S. Charnogursky ’78 Robert J. ’78 & Debbie A. ’79 Christy Bert A. Corey ’78 Michael J. Cotey ’78 Donna R. Cottrell ’78 Ann S. Easter ’78 Linda Everett ’78 Barbara J. Gippe ’78 Robin A. Jones ’78 Sharon A. Kells ’78 William H. Kench ’78 Cindy K. LaBarge ’78 Carol L. LaSala ’78 Kevin A. Lincoln ’78 Clifford J. Mason ’78 Phyllis R. Muir ’78 Susan N. Murrock ’78 Cynthia E. Niles ’78 Marilyn L. Oliver ’78 David M. Pruckno ’78 Joseph A. Rinaldi ’78 David J. Robbins ’78 James J. ’78 & Lynn ’79 Ryan James ’78 & Debra ’78 Steen Emily J. Stevenson ’78 William C. ’78 & Meaghan ’77 Street Jennifer L. Theiss ’78 Wayne S. Thompson ’78 Joseph V. Tyo ’78 Mary E. Worsh ’78 Jean E. Bassett ’79 Darrell T. Boadway ’79 Kristin B. Brigham ’79 Mark J. ’79 & Cynthia J. ’78 Buckley Patricia M. Cambareri ’79 James P. Chatelle ’79 Patrice A. Cook ’79 Neil F. LaBrake, Jr. ’79 Thomas D. ’79 & Susan ’85 Little Catherine B. Locke ’79 Barry M. Mattis ’79 Richard M. ’79 & Susan ’79 Morse Christina I. Mullen ’79 Keith R. Piker ’79 John G. Pircsuk ’79 Jeffrey Rixon ’79 Brett Russell ’79

Gregory A. Russell ’79 Gay L. Ryan-Wyles ’79 Lisa R. Ryder ’79 Arthur P. Shaw ’79 Paul H. Sibbitts ’79 Daniel T. Snyder ’79 Christopher & Laura ’79 Sovie Carol M. Staffehl ’79 Jeffrey L. ’72 & Connie ’79 Stowell Robin D. Sullivan ’79 Gordon S. Theisen ’79 Myrna F. Thomas ’79 Ernest W. Tresidder III ’79 Eric F. VanHorn ’79 Danny T. Wilson ’79 Carl J. Bratt ’80 Cynthia E. Brenon ’80 Catherine Cataldo ’80 Edward A. Choiniere ’80 James S. Connor ’80 Renee M. Davis ’80 John R. Dumas ’80 Doreen K. Dygert Warren ’80 Peter D. Early ’80 Fergal I. Foley ’80 Rebecca L. Formwalt ’80 David R. Fuller ’80 Allen W. Hargrave ’80 Daniel R. Hickey ’80 Christopher Howe ’80 Philip V. Kaszuba ’80 Julie A. McIntosh ’80 Linda C. Parker ’80 Edwin C. Powers ’80 Bonnie C. Przestrzelski ’80 Margaret H. Reilly ’80 David G. Schraven ’80 Perry M. Walter ’80 Bobbi A. Wohlschlegel ’80 Kimberley J. Augliano ’81 Cynthia J. Barry ’81 Rena T. Chambers ’81 Lisa B. Churchill ’81 Allen F. ’81 & Maryanne M. ’81 Erwin Patricia L. Exware ’81 Scott H. Fraser ’81 Helen M. Jemison ’81 Sheldon B.’81 & Helen M. ’81 Jenne John G. King ’81 Janice M. Lincoln ’81 Robert D. Martz ’81 Joan A. McGrath ’81 William D. Mitchell ’81 Bruce L. Pellerin ’81 Dale F. ’81 & Lori Ann ’82 Raymo Janet Reid ’81 John S. Rosen, Jr. ’81 Andrew N. ’81 & Kay Schick Susan E. Segreti ’81 Penny M. Slate ’81 Donald W. Steinberg ’81 Christopher Taylor ’81 Ronald E. Towne ’81 Gerald Turybury, Jr. ’81 David A. Urciuoli ’81 Barbara Wolf ’81 Richard F. Zweifel ’81 Beth E. Amisano ’82 Mark D. ’82 & Judith ’83 Baker Anne M. Carberry ’82 John J. Cootware ’82 Anthony J. Crupi ’82 Janet L. DeLosh ’82 Dwayne P. Foley ’82 Stewart J. Foster ’82 Sharon A. Gaines ’82 Debra C. Graff ’82 Robert C. Hastings, Jr. ’82 Christine A. Herzig ’82 Melody L. Hoffman ’82 Michael E. Lundy ’82 Kevin G. Mangan ’82 Leon A. Massenzio ’82 Daniel D. McClory ’82 Mary Beth McConnell ’82 Jean O. McGinnis ’82 Nora J. McLaughlin-Lantry ’82 S. Mark Parent ’82 Joan K. Puritz ’82 Jamie L. Race ’82 Richard J. Rozanski ’82 Adrienne M. Rutkowski ’82 Susan C. Smeby ’82 Sheila K. Smith ’82 Kerry D. Streeter ’82 Theresa J. Walker ’82 John D. ’82 & Monica ’83 Zalewski Peter G. ’83 & Cynthia T. ’84 Ames Carolyn M. Barkley ’83 David J. Chasse ’83

Honor Roll of Donors Chrisann M. Collins ’83 Mark O. Crane ’83 Jack J. Donovan, Jr. ’83 Brad T. Gydesen ’83 John E. Jenner ’83 Dennis R. Kohl ’83 Louine M. Kolb ’83 Joseph G. Latimer ’83 Joanne M. Monnet ’83 Michael J. Murphy ’83 Daniel C. Paro ’83 Lawrence P. ’83 & Karen Peck Joseph T. Picciott ’83 Shelli R. Prespare-Weston ’83 Mark J. Riedmueller ’83 Janet L. Rowe ’83 Bonnie Staring ’83 Kenneth J. Studlack ’83 Mark T. Taylor ’83 Carola O. Vivian ’83 Charles H. ’83 & Ronda ’85 Wagstaff Rolf A. Waters ’83 Craig S. ’83 & Karen ’97 Wood Kathleen M. Wright ’83 Barbara J. Baker ’84 Kenneth J. Cook, Jr. ’84 David P. Cordone ’84 Lynn M. Dabrowski ’84 Cheryl A. Douglass ’84 James A. Field II ’84 Janice H. Fulton ’84 William H. Glass ’84 C. B. Green ’84 Philip H. Hart, Jr. ’84 Michael R. Jones ’84 Bridget L. Koban ’84 Gary W. ’84 & Dawn E. ’73 Mourick Connie M. Poupore ’84 John J. Puccia ’84 Nancy V. Stroz ’84 Katrina T. Toth ’84 Stephen C. Welch ’84 Douglas P. Witherell ’84 Anthony M. Blair ’85 Robin L. Caprara ’85 Stephanie M. Denney ’85 Paul Dickson ’85 Jeffrey A. Dominy ’85 Scott D. Field ’85 Michael R. Gambuzza ’85 Gregory ’85 & Teresa ’85 Goldthwait Colleen Grant ’85 Randall LaBarge ’85 Pamela M. Lewis ’85 David H. Lombardi ’85 Pamela J. Luckie ’85 David P. Murphy ’85 Daria C. Oakes ’85 Jamie F. Parrotte ’85 Peter J. Petrashune ’85 Solveiga E. Putman ’85 Sally A. Remington ’85 Mario Ribeiro, Jr. ’85 Stephen P. ’85 & Susan ’85 Sherlock Jamie L. Sovie ’85 Charles St. George III ’85 Amy L. Stappenbeck ’85 Ronald L. Vaillancourt ’85 Deborah A. Zabielski ’85 Ellen A. Beeler ’86 Frederick J. Boeheim ’86 David F. Butler ’86 Thomas C. Chambers ’86 Julie A. Cruickshank ’86 Brian Granger ’86 Richard T. Hazzard, Jr. ’86 Joseph H. LaBow ’86 Sheila D. Mehaffy ’86 Brad A. Pfluger ’86 Penny J. Pitts ’86 Joseph Robar ’86 Libby F. Stanton ’86 Susan E. Todd ’86 Winnifred M. Brown ’87 Joanne Cameron ’87 Richard L. Cuthbert ’87 John D. Durling ’87 Mark A. Harris ’87 Scott R. Kerr ’87 Bonnie S. Landi ’87 Kelly M. Merrill ’87 Lydia R. Walter ’87 Jose R. Avila ’88 Amy L. Boulrice ’88 Bryan D. Campbell ’88 Steven W. Cox ’88 David W. Hartle ’88

Robert Hutchinson ’88 Ross W. Kraft ’88 Thomas P. Sweet ’88 Pakakarn S. Washburn ’88 Darren J. Wilson ’88 James & Katherine F. ’89 Allott Brett E. Cary ’89 Roger ’89 & Julie ’89 Cooke Steven J. ’89 & Kelley Glasgow Mary T. Kelly ’89 Peter B. Oscsodal ’89 Robert B. Winter ’89 Katherine M. Beauchamp ’90 Donald A. ’90 & Karen M. ’91 Benjamin Martha D. Ford ’90 John K. Goetze ’90 George Johnson ’90 Denise Y. Laneuville ’90 Patrick M. Madlin ’90 Nicholas Orologio ’90 Richard J. ’90 & Amie ’90 Redmond Todd E. Aldous ’91 Andrew P. Brooks ’91 Terri L. Couto ’91 Billie-Jo Cuthbert ’91 Scott A. Martin ’91 William A. Rivet ’91 Roderic O. Roca ’91 Mary H. Shatraw ’91 Valerie A. Skomsky ’91 Jeffrey P. Stefaniak ’91 Eric S. Tessmer ’91 Roberta L. Thornley ’91 Kristin M. Vaccaro ’91 Natalie A. Porter ’92 Clarence F. Richards, Jr. ’92 Robert Zehr ’92 Timothy M. Ashley II ’93 Anthony Caracciolo ’93 Carol S. Compo ’93 Michael I. Ford ’93 Kevin M. Hollenbeck ’93 Janice E. Johnson ’93 Ronald F. Lamandia, Jr. ’93 Andrew L. ’93 & Nicole LaPlante Carolann A. Longshore ’93 Claude A. Shippee ’93 Suzanne M. Beldock ’94 Kevin M. Fitts ’94 Ronald H. LaSalle ’94 Jason R. Ashlaw ’95 Sandra L. Goliber ’95 Scott Marciszewski ’95 Michael Marino ’95 Gretchen McHugh ’95 Raeleen M. Willard ’95 Rose M. Bouchey ’96 Nichole M. LeClair ’96 Scott C. Shipley ’96 Mitchell M. ’96 & Christine ’97 Smith Jamie L. Sullivan ’96 Barbara Turner ’96 Chad H. Deans ’97 Eric Osborne ’97 Christine Fuller ’98 Patricia A. Furgal ’98 Ronald G. Meshurel ’98 Tina Demo ’99 Ruth W. Hyde ’99 Brian E. Kurish ’99 Brian ’99 & Vega ’00 Nutting Brian Sparks ’99 Robert P. ’00 & Amy ’00 Doser Derek L. Hetu ’00 John M. Kennedy ’00 Aric Leggue ’00 Jeremy & Nellie ’00 Lucas Michael J. O’Connor, Jr. ’00 Todd E. Bates ’01 Deborah R. Keith ’01 Bryan M. O’Connor ’01 Robyn Pirillo ’01 Daniel Frank ’02 JoAnn M. Gooshaw ’03 Jennifer M. Kelsey ’03 Jennifer L. Alguire ’04 Brian E. Boyarin ’04 Robin L. Durocher ’04 Todd A. Gutmann ’04 Katherine J. Gardner ’05 Claire Timko ’07 Joseph P. Marcellino ’09 Frederick W. Abare Beth Acton

Adirondack Land Surveying Thomas J. Alisankus Stephen A. & April Allen Michael G. Alzo Kay Amo Walter Babcock Bach Environmental, Inc. Angela M. Backus Carlton G. Baker Brandon J. Baldwin Raymond & Lisa Bednarz Harriett A. Beggs Thomas G. Benware Walter J. Berwick Anne Boise Anna May Bombard Edward G. Boyd Bridgeport Rod & Gun Club Joseph Briggs Mary L. Bucher Matthew J. Burnett Dennis Cahill Bernard P. Campbell Canton Police Association Nancy Cappellino Debbie Carcone Gary Carr Joseph P. Catanzarite Chelsea Chase Judith Chase Sherry R. Chowaniec Clothing Fair Committee Coakley’s Carpet One Ace Hardware Renaldo Colasante Corning Inc. Foundation Jesse R. Crawford Mary Ellen Danehy Michael J. & Suzanne Danehy William Danehy Larissa A. DeLair Jondavid S. Delong Tom G. Dempsey Steven J. DeSantis Juliano Dinardo James & Amy DiSalvo Domino’s Thomas W. Duda Dunkin Donuts Maynard & Betty Jo Dutcher Roderick Eiband

Linda J. Endreson John Facciolo Kurt P. Fetter Marela Fiacco Amorette C. Fichtel Floyd A. Firman Catherine F. Forbes Neil A. Fovel Jane Frank Robert & Betty Fraser Gamer Craze Gerald F. & Sara Germain Scott T. Gillan Patricia A. Hagan Peter L. & Laurie Hayes Paul A. Herlihy, Jr. William B. Herzog Eva Hibbard Karolee K. Hibbert Vivian M. Howland John A. Hunt Ray & Eleanor Hurlbut Sam Ianni-Lucio Lashawanda Ingram Jennifer A. Jones Theresa Jones Jreck Subs Kathleen E. Kane Jonathan Kent Raymond G. Krisciunas Wassim Labban Thomas Langen Renee Langtry-Green Douglas S. LaRose, Jr. Robert E. Larrabee Erin Lassial Carol R. Lawrence Leading Edge In Professional Education Mary Leary* Anthony P. & Evelyn LeBarge Brian Lee M. Veigh Mehan Lee Michelle Leonard Leonie’s Jamaican Restaurant Peter P. & Linda Lilley Lockheed Martin Matching Gift Program Joseph R. & Charlene Longshore LUNCO Corporation

Thomas F. MacDonald Frances M. Mackay Geordie H. Magee Christopher P. Marquart David S. Marsh Joseph A. Marsh Daniel E. Martin Megan Martin Patrick Martin McCarthy’s Restaurant McCormick & Company, Inc. Roland McKee Carole Melchior Merck Company Foundation Sandra J. Metz W. George Metz Mom’s Schoolhouse Diner Mary E. Morgan Peter L. Moro Molly A. Mott David H. Moulton John Mumford Victor Myalik Paul C. Nagle Norma L. Nash Nature’s Storehouse Nokia Northeastern Sign Christopher Nouryeh P&C Food Canton Judith A. Paige Daniel R. & Nancy Palmateer Bryan D. Parker Phoebe’s Restaurant Alice Picher* Mario Porcari Quest Diagnostics Erin E. Reed Francis J. & Myrtle Regan Laura L. Richards Rosario Rinaldo Amber Riordan Janet L. Robert Vicki Lavoie Rogers John G. Rossi Ellen Rowe-Jones John Russo Adrienne C. Rygel Marsha Sawyer James T. & Frances Scancarello

Frank Schimizzi Erwin A. Selleck Cheryl Shatraw John Sheltra Ryan C. Sherman Siemens Building Technologies, Inc. Judith R. Singh Frank Slack Snell’s Citgo Antonio Spagnolo Frances Spagnolo Giuseppe Spagnolo Patricia Spagnolo Rosario Spagnolo St. Lawrence Nurseries State Farm Companies Foundation Eunice B. Stone* Strayer University Clifford Streit SummerHaven Olivia J. Sunderman Roger J. & Rita Tanguay Jeffrey H. Taylor The Old Smokehouse Restaurant The Pear Tree The Upstairs Gallery Tisdel Associates Triple A Building Center Donald Trombley Eileen Turner Valerie Summer Therapeutic Massage Peter E. & Elizabeth Van de Water Antonio Vecchio Votypka Farms Barry W. Walch Margaret Wallace Alan C. Warner Alice E. Weale Wells Fargo Foundation Doris G. Wheaton White’s Flowers David B. Wiest Cori L. Wilhelm Irma T. Woodward Michaela J. Young Joseph Zappia *deceased

Extraordinary Nursing Surplus

Although there is a national nursing shortage, SUNY Canton’s Nursing program has an extraordinary surplus of applicants. More than 500 prospective students have applied for just 90 available spots. Associate Dean Emerita Margaret P. Vining retired in 1996, but she’s seen the Nursing program expand into one-, two-, and four-year options.

“It’s wonderful to see that much growth,” Vining said. “Our Nursing program has always had a phenomenal reputation, and we’ve continued to adapt to the many changes in health care. The additional degree options are extremely beneficial to students and provide them with several career choices within the field.” Vining also noted the program recently moved into

its newly renovated state-of-the-art, 16-bed facility with animatronic learning mannequins and all the equipment necessary to appropriately prepare students. She created the William C. Vining and Dr. Judson Vining Scholarship in 2008 as a memorial tribute to her husband, William, and her father-in-law. The scholarship is awarded annually to an incoming nursing student. “The next time you receive exceptional service from a nurse in Northern New York, I encourage you to ask where they attended college,” said SUNY Canton President Joseph L. Kennedy. “In most instances, you’ll find the answer will be SUNY Canton. It’s an outstanding program with a major impact on health care in this region. At some point, we all reap the benefits.”


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News from the Roos Athletic News

Men’s Cross Country n

Justin Richardson ’13 of Pavilion, N.Y. ran in the NAIA National Championship Meet in Vancouver, Washington, following a second place finish at the Sunrise Conference Championship. Richardson was the conference Rookie of the Year and a member of the all-conference team along with Byron Danis ’10 of Rensselaer Falls.

n Ten athletes received academic recognition

from the Sunrise Conference and the Eastern Collegiate Hockey League. Three athletes were named Outstanding Scholar Athletes for the highest grade point averages in their respective sports.

Byron Danis ’10, Rensselaer Falls


Won the Eastern Collegiate Hockey League regular season title and advanced to the ACHA national tournament in Chicago. Scott Zaryski ’10 and Mark Talamo ’10, both of Oswego, were selected to the Annual ACHA All-Star Game. They were two of six seniors to become the College’s first four-year hockey players. Zaryski was an allECHL First Team Selection and Brad Wilson ’11 was named Rookie of the Year in the ECHL.

#16 Corey Frizell ’12, Orleans, Ontario

Baseball and Softball n

Began their 2010 seasons with pre-season trips to Florida. Baseball went to Cocoa Beach, and softball went to the Disney Sports Complex.

Women’s Basketball n n



Advanced to the Sunrise Conference Championship game. Shannon LaFave ’11 of Ogdensburg was named the Sunrise Conference Player of the Year and NAIA Division II Honorable Mention All American. Emily Bush ’10 of Heuvelton was named the Conference Outstanding Scholar Athlete.

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#32 Julie VanderWiel ’10, Malone


#8 Angie Waryasz ’11, Lowville

Men’s Hockey

Women’s Soccer n

Advanced to the Sunrise Conference Championship game and three players received post-season honors. Kirsten Morley ’11 of Ogdensburg was named Rookie of the Year.

Men’s Soccer n


Advanced to the conference semifinals with three players receiving post-season honors. Chris Cumella ’11 of Webster was named Rookie of the Year.

Alumni News

Great gatherings in the Big Apple

Online Courses, On-Campus Commencement

These groups of NYC alumni recently gathered with members of the College’s Alumni and Development staff.

The first weekend Wanda Brandon ’09 stepped on campus, her attire included a cap and gown. The St. Louis, Missouri, resident transferred to SUNY Canton after receiving her associate degree in Missouri and took the final two years of the Funeral Services Management bachelor’s degree program from home through SUNY Canton OnLine. So when she travelled to commencement last spring, she toured campus for the first time and then walked across the stage to accept her diploma. Brandon said taking courses online was, “…convenient. It gave me a sense of independence. It was wonderful for me to be able to set my own schedule and study pace and still work full time.” She said her online professors were great, and she has particularly fond memories

Top (l to r): Jennifer D’Ambrosio ’97, Dave Gerlach ’83, Erin Reynolds ’97, John Doran ’95, Jennifer Batton-Beaugris ’95, Cory Shaw, Petra Melissa Anderson ’01, and David Norenberg. Bottom (l to r): Michael Lieberman ’92, Thomas Walsh ’96, Dave Gerlach ’83, Mabel Ntim ’10, Michael Andrews ’86, David Norenberg, Nella Valentino ’99, Tenisha Rencher ’98, Monee Johnson ’98, Fergal Foley ’80, John Doran ’95, Lavon Williams ’99, Colin Duffus ’90, Marco Avedian ’09 & ’11, Andrew Morris ’01, and Scott Croft ’88.

Alumni Weekend 2010! • Special celebrations for all former RAs and RDs • 25th reunion for the Class of 1985 • 50th reunion for the Class of 1960 • Golf outing and tours of the new Nevaldine Technology Center, Nursing Labs, and the Roos House. Come see how your alma mater has evolved! More details to come! To register or for more information, contact the SUNY Alumni Office at 1-800-811-6727 or email

of Assistant Professor Barry Walch, Associate Professor Cindy Daniels, and Assistant Professor Anthony Signorelli – just to name a few. Not only did Brandon become familiar with faculty members, but also staff on campus. She was a frequent caller to the Registrar’s Office and Dean Linda Pellett’s office. Brandon, who graduated with highest honors, said she was pleased to have visited campus in person and met so many people she had been speaking with via phone and computer. She said being an online student takes a great amount of self discipline. It was a lot more involved than she’d ever imagined, but it was rewarding and fulfilling.


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