SUNY Canton Names Retired Nurse Practitioner as 2016 Distinguished Alumna

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Katherine M. Wyckoff, class of 1977, has been chosen as SUNY Canton's 2016 Distinguished Alumna.

CANTON, NY (06/03/2016)(readMedia)-- Katherine M. Wyckoff, class of 1977, has been chosen to receive SUNY Canton's 2016 Distinguished Alumna Award. She will be presented with the award during the college's Alumni Weekend Celebration.

She was chosen for her contribution to the quality of women's healthcare in the North Country through her work with Planned Parenthood, in addition to many years of service to the community.

"Kathy has built a life of deep involvement and commitment to the North Country, quietly making a positive difference for our region," said Vice President for Advancement Anne Sibley. "Kathy also understands the hard work and determination required by so many SUNY Canton students to earn a degree, having followed that road herself to a successful career."

Wyckoff and her husband, Peter, have been generous supporters and volunteers with many local nonprofit organizations, including Grasse River Heritage and Garden Share.

"At a time when funding was critical, Kathy and Peter were generous of their time and financial support to ensure these two organizations would survive and give back to the community," said Anneke Larrance, executive board member of Grasse River Heritage.

Over the years, the Wyckoffs have donated funds to purchase laboratory equipment for SUNY Canton's Nursing program and have endowed a scholarship that is awarded to either an entering or continuing non-traditional Nursing student.

Wyckoff is also a board member of the Northern New York Community Foundation, which assists local charitable organizations and provides scholarship funds for students in Jefferson, Lewis and St. Lawrence counties.

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 ten exclusively online bachelor's degrees. The college's 15 athletic teams compete as members of the NCAA Division III.