2022: SUNY Canton Celebrates Class of 2022

SUNY Canton held its 114th Commencement Ceremony for about 750 members of the category of 2022 on Saturday, Could 14.

Class of 1963 Faculty Council President Ronald M. O’Neill opened the ceremony by asking graduates to replicate on their reminiscences and lifelong friendships.

“There has by no means been a graduating class like yours in our college historical past,” he stated. “Whereas the pandemic was surprising and unwelcome, it has created a bond that I hope you’ll proceed by way of this new section of your life by getting by way of collectively.”

President Zvi Szafran welcomed the viewers and SUNY Cantonese Professor Edouard Mafoua, Ph.D., who handed away unexpectedly in March. A minute’s silence was noticed for him. Mafoua taught Economics within the Division of Enterprise and was an worker of the faculty for 17 years.

“Edouard will likely be fondly remembered for his ardour for instructing, sharing his information, and dedication to his college students and the college,” the president stated.

Szafran stated he was pleased with this yr’s class of graduates aged 19 to 64 representing 18 US states and 7 nations together with Cameroon, Canada, Finland, Saudi Arabia, Sweden and the UK.

Three students display their SUNY Canton medallions before the Beginning of 2022.

He continued by introducing the 2 recipients of the Chancellor’s Award for Pupil Excellence: Jenna C. VanAllen, Blossvale’s graduate in Veterinary Science Know-how, and Charliann R. Friedman, Veterinary Know-how graduate from Schenectady. He additionally congratulated:

  • Tiffany L. Passion, an Utilized Psychology graduate from the Bronx, Norman R. McConney Jr. It’s the recipient of the Pupil Excellence Award, a statewide honor that acknowledges lecturers within the Academic Alternative Program.
  • Zion Sankey, a graduate of Troy Sports activities Administration, is a David R. Maynard Pupil Occasions Award winner.
Cassidy Asiamah was awarded as Outstanding Alumnus by President Szafran and Vice President Courtney Bish.
Cassidy Asiamah, a Crime Investigation graduate from the Bronx, talks about her private SUNY Canton expertise on the faculty’s 114th Commencement Ceremony. Asiamah was additionally the recipient of the Excellent Graduate Award at undergraduate stage.

SUNY Canton Vice President of Registrar and Dean of College students Courtney B. Bish then offered this yr’s excellent graduates, Katlynn M. Allen, Malone’s Assistant Bodily Therapist; Cassidy Asiamah, a Crime Investigation graduate from the Bronx; and Bryan J. Levy, a graduate of the Wappingers Falls Mechanical Engineering Know-how program.

Bryan Levy was honored as Outstanding Alumnus by President Szafran and Vice President Courtney Bish.
Bryan J. Levy, a graduate of SUNY Canton Mechanical Engineering Know-how from Wappingers Falls, addresses the viewers at Inception. Levy was one of many recipients of the Excellent Graduate Award at undergraduate stage.

Pupil Jonah R. Black, class of 2023 and president of the Pupil Administration Affiliation, addressed the alumni and reminded them of their success in extraordinary circumstances.

“The surprising transition to on-line studying has not been simple, however you all persevered till the tip,” stated Black. “Take that motivation and dedication you confirmed throughout your time at SUNY Canton and combat for what you deserve and by no means accept much less.”

Jonah Black speaks at the Beginning of 2022.
Pupil Authorities President Jonah Black delivers a speech through the 114th Commencement Ceremony.

The highest three undergraduate levels awarded so as of recognition had been Healthcare Administration, Nursing, and Felony Investigation. The primary three affiliate levels awarded had been Nursing, Veterinary Science Know-how, and Self Research.

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