My daily post theme for 2017 is on Colleges and Universities.
The plan for starting my blog back in 2014 was at the urging of fellow coaching colleagues to share posts on leadership and/or motivation. Somehow that idea got derailed and turned into daily posts on one theme for an entire year.
In 2014 my daily posts were on the “Beer of the Day”, 2015 it was “A Friend of a Friend”, 2016 I wrote about “North Carolina”, and for 2017 I will focus on “Colleges and Universities”.
I have been associated with colleges since I was 18 and I love them. I have coached/worked at four different universities and in my professional and personal travels visited 100’s more. Each college has something in its history that I want to share that to me make it unique or personal.
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Name of University: State University of New York at Canton (SUNY Canton)
Location: Canton, NY
I have to admit I follow a lot of colleges because of friendships. If a friend or a colleague has a connection to a university I want to learn a little about it. That is the case with SUNY Canton.
The College was originally chartered in 1906 as the first postsecondary, two-year college in New York. In 1987, the State University of New York’s Board of Trustees authorized the college’s present designation as State University of New York College of Technology at Canton, more commonly known as SUNY Canton.
The campus sits on 555 acres bordering the Grasse River and within walking distance of downtown Canton, NY. Canton, NY is located about 40 miles south of the Canadian province of Ontario.
The friend that I have at SUNY Canton is Ben Thompson the Men’s Basketball Coach. He is a former assistant basketball coach at UNC Pembroke.
Ben is an extremely hard working value driven coach. He is the son of coach so he has been around a lot of great role models. Those type of leaders are always valuable and SUNY Canton made a great hire.