Our Alumni Go Further


French Club to Public and Community Service
Colleen McAllister '07

Degrees from Potsdam:  English Communication and French Language & Literature
Hometown:  Castile, NY
Current Employer:  Syracuse University Mary Ann Shaw Center for Public and Community Service
Job Title:  Program Coordinator
Activities while at Potsdam:  English & Communication Student Organization, French Club, Swing Dance, Ballroom Dance, Study Abroad, Student Ambassador


Soccer Player to Government Employee
Adam Youmelle '07

Degrees from Potsdam:  Speech Communication and French
Hometown:  Cornwall, Ontario, Canada
Current Employer:  Canadian Government
Activities while at Potsdam: Varsity Soccer Goalie, Maxcy Hall Athletic Complex Student Worker


President of Student Government to Esquire
Edward Betz  '07

Degrees from Potsdam:  English Literature, History and Philosophy
Other degrees:  J.D. from University at Buffalo Law School
Hometown:  Nicholville, NY
Current Employer:  City of Buffalo, Department of Law
Job Title:  Assistant Corporation Counsel
Activities while at Potsdam:  Intramurals, Student Government, Honors Student Association, Presidential Scholars, Athletics Department


Judicial Review Board to Store Director
Lauren Spadafore '07

Degrees from Potsdam:  Communication
Other degrees:  M.A. in Organizational & Corporate Communication from Emerson College
Hometown:  Syracuse, NY
Current Employer:  David Yurman
Job Title:  Store Director
Activities while at Potsdam:  English & Communication Student Organization, Judicial Review Board, Student Government Association, Omicron Delta Kappa, Lambda Pi Eta, Student Ambassador, Experiential Education


Potsdam to Barcelona to Central NY
Luke Oshier  '08

Degrees from Potsdam:  Spanish Language & Literature and Spanish Secondary Education
Other degrees:  M.A.in Spanish Language, Literature & Linguistics from Syracuse University
Hometown:  Waddington, NY
Current Employer:  Morrisville-Eaton High School
Job Title:  Spanish Teacher
Activities while at Potsdam:  Spanish Club, study abroad to Barcelona, Spain, Honors Program, Spanish Honor Society, Men's Soccer Team


Broomball Champ to Officer in the United States Army
Mark Lynch  '07

Degree from Potsdam:  Business Administration
Hometown:  Syracuse, NY
Current Employer:  United States Army
Job Title:  Officer
Activities while at Potsdam:  Member of the Clarkson Army ROTC program, Intramurals including 2007 Broomball Champions (and yes, I still wear the shirt), College Ambassador for t he Admissions Office


Psych Enthusiast to Dir. of Professional Development
Mandy Evans Kirk '98

Degrees from Potsdam:  Psychology & Elementary Education
Other certificates:  Red Cross CPR and First Aid Instructor
Hometown:  Waddington, NY
Currenty Employer:  School's Out, Inc.
Job Title:  Director of Professional Development/Program Supervisor
Activities while at Potsdam:  Yoga, attended numerous sporting events