SUNY Canton Hosts Renowned Motivational Speaker David Flood Sept. 28


SUNY Canton’s new Leadership Badge series kicks off Friday, Sept. 28 with speaker David Flood.

Flood is a motivational speaker who has been helping teens and young adults for more than 20 years. He shares his own very personal stories about his family and his upbringing.

David Flood

He will present at 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. in the Richard W. Miller Campus Center’s Kingston Theater. The first event is titled “Look on the Inside” and the second is called “Leadership and Making Connections.” Both events are free and open to the public, and SUNY Canton students who attend can earn credit toward a Leadership Badge on their co-curricular transcript. Students unable to make it to campus can watch via livestream, and a recording will be posted online after the presentations.

Flood previously presented at Canton High School in 2017, and a video from that event has been seen more than 35 million times on Facebook. Throughout his career, he has spoken to more than 250,000 students, inspiring them to look at the world in a different way.

About David Flood

David’s start as a youth speaker comes from personal experience: he grew up impacted by addiction in his family; he married and became a father of two children, his oldest son has special needs; he is active in his church; he is a Hospice volunteer who visits with terminally ill patients; and is on the board of KIDS Plus, a non-profit organization which helps special needs children through sports and other activities. David attends meetings and participates in activities with The Anti-Bias Consortium for Nassau County Schools. He is a member of The Northport-East Northport Drug and Alcohol Task Force.

About SUNY Canton

As Northern New York's premier college for career-driven bachelor's degrees, associate degrees and professional certificate programs, SUNY Canton delivers quality hands-on programs in engineering technology, management, and healthcare fields. It is home to the Center for Criminal Justice, Intelligence and Cybersecurity. Faculty members are noted for their professional real-world experience in addition to outstanding academic credentials. As SUNY's leader in online education, SUNY Canton OnLine offers hundreds of flexible and convenient courses as well as 23 online degree programs. The SUNY Canton Kangaroos 15 traditional athletic teams compete at the NCAA Division III level as part of the North Atlantic Conference. SUNY Canton also features varsity esports and cheerleading.