SUNY Canton students from Norwood, Canton receive SUNY Chancellor's Award for Excellence
Tuesday, April 15, 2014 - 2:38 pm

w/ two mugs: gibsonmug and dalemug apr. '14

Two St. Lawrence County residents attending SUNY Canton recently received the SUNY Chancellor's Award for Excellence.

Lydia C. Dale of Norwood and Meghan P. Gibson of Canton were honored at a ceremony in Albany.

A graphic and multimedia design major, Dale accomplishments leading to the Chancellor's award include receiving the SUNY Canton Academic award for the highest grade-point average in her discipline in 2011 and 2012. She also received the Canino Prize for Academic Excellence in 2012. She is vice president of the college's branch of the American Institute of Graphic Arts and was a graphic design intern in the College's public relations department. Dale has volunteered as an art teacher for the Christian Fellowship Academy and has worked on set designs for theatrical productions. She has also received several awards for her work in the college's juried art shows. She is a published photographer and illustrator. One of her photos was published in "An Online Journal of Arts and Letters." Additionally, she painted illustrations for the children's book "Ogs and the Oggie Joggie" by Joseph Weilder.

A sports management major, Gibson received academic awards for the highest GPA in her major in 2011. She worked as a student supervisor during the 2013 USCAA national volleyball championships and worked for the SUNY Canton athletic department. Gibson also was a summer camp counselor for the Oswegatchie Educational Center and was a summer soccer coach at Niagara University. She completed her senior internship with SUNY Cobleskill's Sports Information Department. She is a member of the SUNY Canton student Outdoor Adventure Club.