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SUNY Canton President Zvi Szafran recognizes Francesco Palumbo for earning high honors during the Spring 2018 Semester. "Congratulations, Francesco! You've earned one of the highest GPAs at the co...Spring 2018
SUNY Canton President Zvi Szafran congratulates Francesco Palumbo for earning the highest of honors during the fall 2017 semester. "I'm proud that you've earned the right to be named to the SUNY C...Fall 2017
SUNY Canton President Zvi Szafran congratulates Francesco Palumbo for academic achievement during the Spring 2017 semester. "I am pleased to include your name on the SUNY Canton President's List. ...Spring 2017
Francesco Palumbo, a SUNY Canton Sports Management major from Canton (NY) 13617, made the President's List for the spring 2016 semester. Palumbo is a 2014 graduate of Hugh C. Williams Sr High Scho...Spring 2016
Francesco Palumbo of Canton, NY, 13617 was recently named to the President's List at SUNY Canton for exceptional academic achievement during the fall 2015 semester. Palumbo is a SUNY Canton Sports...Fall 2015
Francesco Palumbo of Canton, NY, 13617 made the SUNY Canton President's List during the spring 2015 semester. Palumbo is a SUNY Canton Sports Management major who graduated from Hugh C. Williams S...Spring 2015
On behalf of the faculty and staff at SUNY Canton, the College's deans congratulate Francesco Palumbo for academic achievement during the Fall 2016 semester. In recognition of your academic excell...Fall 2016
Francesco Palumbo started at SUNY Canton for the Fall semester. "I'm so glad you made SUNY Canton your choice for a College education," said College President Dr. Zvi Szafran. "Fall 2014 is also m...Fall 2014
Francesco Palumbo was recognized for earning a spot on the President's listEmpire 8 President's List - Baseball; Spring 2015, Fall 2015, Spring 2016, Fall 2016, Spring 2017, Fall 2017. Recipients of this honor must earn a 3.75 grade point average or higher while participating in an intercollegiate sponsored sport. In addition, the student-athlete must display positive conduct on and off campus and be enrolled full-time at the member institution.Added by Francesco
Awards & Recognition
The SUNY Canton College Foundation recently announced its student scholarship recipients for the 2015-2016 academic year. Francesco Palumbo, a SUNY Canton Sports Management major from Canton (136...Fall 2015
Francesco Palumbo was recognized for earning an academic awardThe ACT Award focuses on a student's academic achievements and service to their campus and/or community. Every SUNY school was eligible to nominate one student for this highly respected award. The award includes a $1,000 scholarship for Palumbo and an additional $250 donation in the student's name to the charity of his choice. Palumbo said his charitable donation will be made to Canton High School's Golden Bear Booster Club.Added by Francesco
Francesco Palumbo was recognized for earning an academic awardMale Make-A-Difference Award
Francesco Palumbo, Baseball
Francesco Palumbo, a sophomore on the baseball team, is not only a student-athlete but a constant face of the Athletics department. He is continually involved with different aspects of the department whether it be competition, keeping stats, interviewing student-athletes for videos for the website or editing video footage for highlights.
Last year his blog of the baseball team's trip to Florida garnered over 100,000 hits. This year he was crucial in the preparation and implementation of the inaugural Clemente Cup in Puerto Rico. From sending out e-mails weeks ahead of time to every baseball coach in Division III, drafting press releases to promote the Cup, helping to ensure that video and live stats could be made available to fans back home, he made sure it would be a success.
He also documented everything that happened during the Puerto Rico trip in another fantastic blog that the Clemente's will use to help promote future tournaments.
He spearheaded the creation of Roos Sports Media and has spent hours editing and creating dozens of highlight videos for the website. His knowledge and expertise has been so exceptional that he has trained other students in video editing.
This person always has a smile on his face and puts others before himself. He is one of the hardest working people to ever set foot on SUNY Canton's campus.Added by Francesco
Francesco Palumbo was recognized for earning an academic awardFrancesco Palumbo was recognized for earning a spot on the President's List;
Empire 8 President's List - Baseball; Spring 2015, Fall 2015, Spring 2016, Fall 2016, Spring 2017, Fall 2017. Recipients of this honor must earn a 3.75 grade point average or higher while participating in an intercollegiate sponsored sport. In addition, the student-athlete must display positive conduct on and off campus and be enrolled full-time at the member institution.Added by Francesco
Activities & Affiliations
Baseball- Outfielder; Hit .394 in 2017
- Assist with clinics for children ages 5-17.
- Help in developing their baseball and teamwork skills
- Assisted with organizing the inaugural Clemente Cup 2016 in Puerto Rico
- Wrote Press Releases and created video content to promote the Clemente Cup
- Contacted 300+ coaches across the United States
- It is estimated that the Clemente Cup generated $1.5 million within the Puerto Rican economy
- Help promote fund-raising activities including golf tournaments with former MLB players
- Create graphic design productions for the team and players
- Use photo and video production to help create coverage of the team
- Write blogs to document the team and our games 2015-2018
Empire 8 President's List - 2015, 2016, 2017
SUNY Canton Press Release:
Empire 8 Press Release:
-http://empire8.com/news/2015/6/16/GEN_0616152051.aspxSpring 2015 - Spring 2018Added by FrancescoExpand ▾
North Country Sports
Photographer, Videographer, JournalistApril 2016 - July 2017
- Photography, Journalism, Videography, web design, web maintenance, sales
- Professionally covered every high school and collegiate team in the North Country (35+ schools)
- Covered Every Sport offered in Section X: Swimming, Softball, Baseball, Basketball, T&F, XC, Lacrosse, Soccer, Football, Wrestling, Hockey, Volleyball, Golf,
- Covered NYSPHSAA Football Championships at the Carrier Dome in Syracuse, NY
- Covered NYSPHSAA Basketball Playoffs at Potsdam State
- Covered NYS Section X Playoffs in all sports listed above
- Covered Liberty League Men's Semifinals & Championships at St. Lawrence University
- Covered First, Second, & Third-Round NCAA National Championships at St. Lawrence University
- Excellent time-management, and ability to schedule, plan, and organize daily tasks & shoots
- Would often photograph/record 3-6 games per day.
- Arranged teams and large groups for portraits and answered questions from customers
- Maintained and transported camera equipment during photo shoots
- Took a variety of pictures including: athletics, high school seniors, & head shots.
- Handled entire process from taking pictures, to editing, and then printing
- Excellent customer service skills
- Development meetings with co-workers and boss
Assistant Sports Information DirectorSeptember 2015 - Present- Sports Information Assistant; specific focus of promoting RooAthletics & SUNY Canton - Inaugural Clemente Cup in Puerto Rico: 2016 - Contacted 300+ coaches across the United States; Wrote Press Releases, and produced videos - Serve as primary student assistant in the Athletic Department - Worked directly with all 15 NCAA Division III teams at SUNY Canton - Created content promoting SUNY Canton's web site media, social media. - SUNY Canton Baseball Blogs: 2015-2018 - Garnered over 100,000 total views (Links at bottom) - Increased website traffic by utilizing social media platforms and analyzing readership trends - Assisted writing stories and coverage of all sports teams - Articles were published in newspapers and online - Caller for stats: Basketball, Soccer, Hockey, Lacrosse - Statistician for Soccer, & Baseball - Managed social media & website content - Research and develop stories - Created a Major League Baseball scout's Draft Profile: Seth Douglas - Conducted interviews with NCAA coaches and athletes, acquiring communication skills - Kangaroos "Roos" Brand development - #RoosRising - Strengthened teamwork, and leadership skills, and professional experience SUNY Canton Baseball Blog Links: ----- 2016 Clemente Cup in Puerto Rico: http://clementecup2016.blogspot.com/ ----- Seth Douglas, 2017 MLB scout's Player Profile: http://sethdouglas27.blogspot.com/ ----- 2017 Florida Spring Training Trip: http://roosbaseball2017.blogspot.com/ ----- 2015 Baseball Season: https://2015roosbaseball.blogspot.com/
Dining & Catering Services AssistantAugust 2014 - May 2017
- Maintained a neat, well groomed appearance
- Catered over 50 events
- Events including: Presidential Inauguration, Presidential Luncheons, & school functions
- Impeccable personal hygiene which met company and personal standards.
- Took initiative to find extra tasks when scheduled duties were completed
- Worked as a team member to ensure a quality food product and customer experience
- Busing and setting tables as needed. Performed set up and breakdown of various stations.
Sergi's Italian Restaurant
Delivery Driver/Chef/DishroomJune 2014 - Present-Prep-cooking, pizza making, salad station, cashier, dish washing, sanitation, & inventory - Exhibited Outstanding Customer Service & Teamwork - Provided delivery services to customers throughout the greater Canton, NY area. - Assisted with orders to-go, as needed - Seated guests and helped with answering phones as business demands. - Performed other duties as assigned. Communication with support crew and management. - Took initiative to find extra tasks when scheduled duties were completed - Resolved guest complaints promptly and professionally - Maintained a neat, well-groomed appearance, and impeccable personal hygiene & work-area - Responsible Driver - Time management skills - Verify contents of delivery load against customer receipts. - Work late, overnight shifts during peak periods. - Energetic professional - Comprehensive visual memory and an excellent sense of direction for my routes - Courteous and polite demeanor - Nightly driver chores: folding hundreds of boxes per night, inventory of sodas & beverages, etc. - Managed Punctual and Reliable Deliveries
Projects, Publications & Classwork
Beyond the Mastermind of Jeff Coffin (Publication)In June/July 2015 I began corresponding with the saxophonist of the Dave Matthews Band, Mr. Jeff Coffin. I would like to thank both Mr. Coffin, and Mr. Brian Horner for being so gracious towards me in all of our communications back and forth. In the time I had to talk with him, it was extremely evident that Mr. Coffin is passionate about expressing and sharing his love of music. With that being said, I have spent countess hours fine-tuning this article in order to display Mr. Coffin in the most respectful and supportive manner, and I hope that is evident. This story was published in the St. Lawrence Plaindealer, North Country Now, and Watertown Daily Times. Mr. Coffin also tweeted it from his professional account.
This serves as a visual tour of the events and festivities for those of you who were unable to come along with us. As you might imagine (and will soon see partially), I enjoyed the process of making this, but there is an abundance of footage that I had to go through in order to get this blog posted. Originally it was intended that we would keep it up to date on a daily basis, but it was too busy and the resources/circumstances wouldn't allow for it while we were on the move in Puerto Rico. Thank you for your patience and continued support. As with anything that is new or groundbreaking, there were people that were skeptical about the details of this trip since it was different than anything that’s ever been done before. As a team, we were more excited than anything else, especially once we touched down in San Juan. To be able to play baseball in the best climate for the sport in the world, while also learning from the history, culture, and people that inhabit the island was something we will never forget. Puerto Rico was ready for us all upon our arrival in anticipation of hosting the inaugural Clemente Cup.