SUNY Canton Hosts Local Entrepreneurs for Spring Lecture Series

CANTON, NY (03/14/2018) Four SUNY Canton alumni entrepreneurs will speak on campus as part of the Excellence in Leadership Lecture Series sponsored by Corning Incorporated Foundation.

Jeffrey J. Tubolino and Ike A. Cook, owners of Blue Line Engineering in Watertown, will speak at 4 p.m. Thursday, March 22 in Nevaldine Hall Room 102.

Tubolino, a 1996 alumnus, and Cook, a 1993 alumnus, are graduates of the Civil Engineering Technology program. Both are North Country natives and have more than 20 years of experience specializing in wastewater treatment design. They opened Blue Line in 2015.

Christopher C. Pitcher and Nicole M. LaRue, owners of LaRue & Pitcher Funeral Home in Ogdendsburg will speak at 1 p.m. Tuesday, April 24 in the Richard W. Miller Campus Center Room 218-220.

Pitcher, a 2003 alumnus, and LaRue, a 2004 alumnus, are both originally from Ogdensburg and graduates of the Mortuary Science program. They opened their business in 2016 and are committed to providing compassionate, professional and affordable service to their clients.

The Excellence in Leadership Lecture Series connects working professional alumni who are experts in their fields with current SUNY Canton students. The program is presented by the Canton College Foundation and the SUNY Canton President's Office.

Both events are free and open to the public. For more information, call (315) 386-7390.

About SUNY Canton

SUNY Canton is Northern New York's premier college for career-driven bachelor's degrees, associate degrees and professional certificate programs. The college delivers quality hands-on programs in engineering technology, health, management and public service and recently received number one rankings in library resources, library services and tutoring services in the SUNY Student Opinion Survey. The college's faculty members are noted for their professional real-world experience in addition to outstanding academic credentials. SUNY Canton OnLine offers hundreds of flexible and convenient courses as well as 13 online degree programs. The college's 15 athletic teams compete at the NCAA Division III level and are joining the North Atlantic Conference beginning in the 2018-19 academic year. For more information, visit