College Council Seeks Distinguished Citizen Nominations

CANTON, NY (10/10/2016)(readMedia)-- SUNY Canton is seeking nominations for its annual College Council Distinguished Citizen Award.

Since 1976, the College has given this prestigious award in recognition of exceptional, unusual, and distinguished service to SUNY Canton, to the community, to the state, or to the nation.

Members of the community are invited to submit nominations for the award. Nomination packets must include: nomination letter from the nominator(s); name and position of the nominee; a description of the distinguished services, recognitions, facts, or characteristics that are pertinent or informative; brief biography of the nominee; and at least three supporting letters from non-family members. Optionally, additional supporting documentation can also be included.

Nominations, which are due on or before November 1, 2016, should be addressed to the Chairman of the College Council, 34 Cornell Drive, Canton, N.Y., 13617. Nominations via email can be sent to

The SUNY Canton College Council will announce the winner in the spring, and the award will be presented at the Faculty and Community Awards Dinner in May. The recipient's name will be prominently displayed on a plaque in the Richard W. Miller Campus Center.

Last year's recipient of the prestigious award was Thomas Coakley, retired vice president for administrative operations at St. Lawrence University and former Canton College Foundation Board administrator and member.

For more information, contact Michaela Young, assistant to the president, at (315) 386-7204 or by email at

About SUNY Canton

SUNY Canton is Northern New York's premier college for career-driven bachelor's degrees, associate degrees and professional certificate programs. The college delivers quality hands-on programs in engineering technology, health, management and public service and recently received number one rankings in library resources, library services and tutoring services in the SUNY Student Opinion Survey. The college's faculty members are noted for their professional real-world experience in addition to outstanding academic credentials. SUNY Canton OnLine offers hundreds of flexible and convenient courses as well as nine exclusively online bachelor's degrees. The college's 15 athletic teams compete as members of the NCAA Division III.