October 2007 Alma Matters

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A Message from the Alumni Relations Office

Reunion Weekend Registration is now open! 
Printed materials can be found in the centerfold of the spring issue of Potsdam People. 

Schedule and registration information is also available online… register today!

Don’t miss the special events planned for School of Education and Athletics alumni… see you in Potsdam

College Headlines

Alumni, family and friends honor Mr. C with scholarship.
Some teachers touch us to the very core and influence the direction of our lives. For Katie Damp Klossner, SUNY Potsdam Class of 1989, William J. Champney, or “Mr. C” as he was affectionately known to his students, was that teacher.  (Read more)

SUNY Potsdam Web site second in the nation among small private and public educational institutions
SUNY Potsdam’s Web site recently was awarded a silver medal in the prestigious Admissions Advertising Awards sponsored by “Higher Education Marketing Report.”  (Read more)

SUNY Potsdam President Dr. John F. Schwaller presents Colonel Thomas H. Palmatier with a plaque
SUNY Potsdam President Dr. John F. Schwaller (left) presents Colonel Thomas H. Palmatier, Class of 1975, commander and conductor of the acclaimed United States Army Field Band of Washington, D.C., with a plaque recognizing his participation in the Distinguished Alumni Speaker Series.  (Read more)

Colonel Thomas H. Palmatier shares his career successes with SUNY Potsdam students
Several SUNY Potsdam students took the opportunity to have lunch with Colonel Thomas H. Palmatier, Class of 1975, commander and conductor of the acclaimed United States Army Field Band of Washington, D.C., and talk about his many career successes.  (Read more)

SUNY Potsdam's Dr. Johnson earns Outstanding Conservationist Award
SUNY Potsdam Biology Professor Dr. Glenn Johnson recently was honored by The Wildlife Society with the Outstanding Conservationist Award at their annual conference in Syracuse.  (Read more)

Bears Hall of Fame to Add Four on July 11th
(POTSDAM, NY) Four former athletes will be inducted into the 2009 Bears Hall of Fame during SUNY Potsdam’s upcoming Alumni Weekend in July. The mid-day luncheon ceremony on Saturday, July 11th, will feature the induction of Brian Austin ’01, Jack Bisetta ’79, Tom Carvotta ’77, and Michael John Spencer ’79.  (Read more)

SUNY Potsdam 1975 biology alumnus receives plaque
SUNY Potsdam 1975 biology alumnus Dr. Anthony Brennan (center), professor of material science and engineering at the University of Florida and founder of Sharklet Technology, receives a plaque recognizing his participation in the Distinguished Alumni Speaker Series.  (Read more)

Book signing by Jason Emerson, member of SUNY Potsdam's class of 1999
Award-winning author and historian Jason Emerson (right), a member of SUNY Potsdam’s Class of 1999, signs his books “The Madness of Mary Lincoln” and “Lincoln the Inventor: The Story and Influence of His Mechanical Mind” for College Archivist and Librarian Jane Subramanian.  (Read more)

Crane librarian Edward Komara earns "Richard S. Hill Award"
The “Richard S. Hill Award” for the best article on music librarianship or article of a music-bibliographic nature was awarded to SUNY Potsdam Crane School of Music Librarian Edward Komara for his work on “Culture Wars, Canonicity, and ‘A Basic Music Library.’”(Read more)

SUNY Potsdam student wins NAMM Scholarship
Andrea Long, a senior SUNY Potsdam music business major from Ilion, has been selected by NAMM, the International Music Products Association, as a recipient of a 2009 NAMM Scholarship worth $5,000.  (Rea d more)

Crane piano competition to be aired on WPBS
If you missed your chance to see some of the finest young pianists from around the world perform on the Crane stage or if you just want to relive the magic, now is your chance as WPBS-Watertown airs the documentary “Piano Forte: The Julia Crane International Piano Competition” in April.  (Read more)

Long-time educator and alum Tebbano to speak at SUNY Potsdam Master's Commencement
SUNY Potsdam alumnus Dr. Michael Tebbano, current superintendent of schools for the Bethlehem Central School District in Delmar, will serve as the keynote speaker at SUNY Potsdam’s 200 Master’s Commencement Ceremony on Saturday, May 16.  (Read more)

College Headlines

Are you carrying a SUNY Potsdam Visa?
Apply online or call 1-800-853-5576 ext. 8723 to learn more about the SUNY Potsdam Visa card. Show yours off today!

Insurance Program for SUNY Potsdam Alumni
Did you know you can save money on your auto and home insurance through Liberty Mutual just by being a Potsdam graduate? Apply online or call 1-800-524-9400
Upcoming Events

April 8
SUNY Potsdam Job Fair
Opportunities for current SUNY Potsdam students and alumni.

April 24
John Pizzarelli and the CPS Studio Orchestra: A Tribute to Frank Sinatra
SUNY Potsdam, Hosmer Hall, 7:30 pm. 

April 24
Alumni Happy Hour for DC Alumni and friends!
Come and mingle with fellow SUNY Potsdam alumni!

May 15
Party in the Plaza
Celebrate our 2009 graduating class as we kick off Commencement Weekend!

May 29
Albany Chapter alumni and friends welcome Double Axel!
Join alumni and friends at Colonie Country Club as we dance the night away!

June 27
Join Boston alumni and friends at the Lands Sake Strawberry Farm!
Enjoy a summer morning, topped off with freshly picked strawberries!

June 27
Alumni Gathering in Glens Falls
Catch a show with fellow alumni at the Adirondack Theatre Festival!

Out and About

Are you performing in a concert; giving a reading; leading a seminar or participating in anything else that you might want alumni in your area to know about?  Let us know!  Fill out the online submission form now.

Marian Brickner ’58
Guest speaker at SUNY Potsdam
The Best Animal Photographer – Picture Show
April 8, 1:30 p.m.

Ann Sotherden Bunyan ’71
Rocky Mountain Chamber Singers Concerts
April 4- 7:30 pm, April 5- 2 pm
St John’s Lutheran, Ft. Collins and Rialto Theater, Loveland, CO

Linda Cionitti  ’82
Clarinet CD “Jag & Jersey” with featured  artist, Alan Woy
June 2009
MSR Classics

Sylane Roberts Mack ’80
Ministry Conferences
On going
local, national, international

Ed Mikenas ’70
Toward a Science of Consciousness Conference presentation
June 10
Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong, China

Donnalyn Eaton Shuster ’78
Conference Workshop-A line Or Two About Van Gogh
April 19- 4 pm, April 21- 9 am
Minneapolis Convention Center, Minneapolis, MN

Dale Alan Zurbrick ’68
“The Interesting History Of The Great American Songbook”
June 24
Glen Cove Senior Center, 130 Glen St., Glen Clove, NY

The following notes from the Class of 1951 were inadvertently omitted from the spring 2009 issue of Potsdam People.  Our apologies.

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