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Center for Applied Learning
The Lougheed Center for Applied Learning (LoCAL) is named for Donald (Hon. ’54) and Kathryn Kofoed Lougheed ’54, who have pledged $5.25 million to support applied learning initiatives at SUNY Potsdam... learn more.
The Law Enforcement Training Institute, launched this semester, gives students hands-on training in defensive tactics, fingerprinting, processing crime scenes and overseeing field sobriety tests to intoxicated individuals in a controlled setting. Learn More
The Jamaica Field Service Project is a 10 day international service learning experience focused on the diverse people, society, culture, and musics of the Caribbean and West Indies.
Alexis Michael '18
As one of 21 students working on independent research projects through the Presidential Scholars Program this year, Alexis Michael ’18 took aim at an experiment that could change archaeologists’ theories about when Indigenous populations first used the bow and arrow in Eastern North America... (Read more)
SUNY Potsdam is now home to the first Center for Applied Learning within the State University of New York system, thanks to the generous and visionary support of Joy (MacDonald) Dorf '58 and her husband, Richard Dorf, a 1955 Clarkson University graduate.
The Center for Applied Learning provides a coordinated experiential learning strategy that broadens and integrates students' knowledge and skills to prepare them for a fully realized life.