October 2007 Alma Matters

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A Message from the Alumni Relations Office

REUNION WEEKEND 2009 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!

Frackenpohl Celebration CD’s Available
Thank you to the many alumni and friends who shared their good wishes and/or attended the 85th Birthday Celebration for Faculty Emeritus Arthur Frackenpohl.  The musical celebration held on May 2 was recorded and is available for purchase. The cost is $20 and all proceeds will benefit the Frackenpohl Honors Brass Quintet endowment at SUNY Potsdam.   If interested, please contact the Office of Alumni Relations at alumni@potsdam.edu or 315.267.2120.

Tell us your story!
Do you have a funny or significant story to share about your time at Potsdam?  What is it about your Potsdam experience that made it memorable or special?  E-mail us at alumni@potsdam.edu.

Travel Opportunity for Students and Alumni
SUNY Potsdam will be offering a travel opportunity to Mexico during the Winterim of 2010 that will be open to Potsdam alumni and students. Registration Deadline: August 21, 2009

Annual Crane Candlelight Concert
Although the holiday season is months away, now is the perfect time to contact your local PBS affiliate asking them to air the Crane Candlelight Concerts produced by WPBS, later this year.  You might also remind them that the Julia Crane Piano Competition is also available for local PBS stations. 

Photo Credit
In the spring '09 issue of Potsdam People, a photo appeared of Brock McElheran in the "In their own words" section. Photo credit should be given to Laird H. Chaffee '68, The Focal Point.

College Headlines

SUNY Potsdam graduates 250 at Master's Commencement Ceremony
Nearly 250 master’s students were welcomed into the ranks of the more than 37,000 SUNY Potsdam alumni on Saturday, May 16, during the College’s fourth annual Master’s Commencement Ceremony.  (Read more)

550 Students Receive Bachelor's Degrees at SUNY Potsdam
A sea of smiles flooded the Academic Quad as more than 550 SUNY Potsdam students crossed the stage to receive their bachelor’s degrees during the College’s 175th Commencement Ceremony on Sunday, May 17.  (Read more)

Potsdam Prof Derek Maus to be a Fulbright Scholar in Austria
SUNY Potsdam Associate Professor of English and Communication Dr. Derek C. Maus has been awarded a Fulbright Scholar grant to lecture at Karl-Franzens University in Graz, Austria, during the 2009-2010 academic year.  (Read more)

Potsdam Assoc. Dean Raymond to be a Fulbright Scholar in South Africa
SUNY Potsdam Associate Dean of the School of Education and Professional Studies Dr. Eileen B. Raymond has been awarded a Fulbright Scholar grant to lecture at Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University in Port Elizabeth, a coastal city on the southern coast of South Africa, during the 2009-2010 academic year.  (Read more)

Potsdam Art Prof's work featured in art museums around the world
SUNY Potsdam Associate Professor of Art Marc Leuthold recently had one of his ceramic sculptures purchased by The Museum of Fine Arts in Houston (MFAH) and another purchased by The Yingge Ceramics Museum in Taipei, Taiwan.  (Read more)

Two SUNY Potsdam professors promoted & given new rank
The State University of New York Board of Trustees has named SUNY Potsdam Crane School of Music Professor John Lindsey a distinguished service professor and Professor of Art Dr. Caroline Downing a distinguished teaching professor.  (Read more)

Five SUNY Potsdam faculty & staff win Chancellor's Awards for Excellence
Five SUNY Potsdam faculty and staff members were recently honored by State University of New York Vice Chancellor and Officer-In-Charge John J. O’Connor with the very prestigious 2009 Chancellor’s Awards for Excellence.  (Read more)

SUNY Potsdam names prestigious 2009 President's Award winners
A total of 10 faculty and staff members recently were honored by SUNY Potsdam with the prestigious President’s Awards for Excellence.  (Read more)

SUNY Potsdam's Hayes wins Russell Distance Education Faculty Excellence Award
SUNY Potsdam Curriculum and Instruction Clinical Faculty Victoria O’Neill Hayes recently was honored with the Thomas L. and Jane D. Russell Award for Faculty Excellence in Distance Education at the College’s Annual Employee Recognition Ceremony.  (Read more)

SUNY Potsdam honors long-term employees for dedication
SUNY Potsdam recently honored several of its employees who have given many years of impeccable service to the College at its annual Employee Recognition Program.  (Read more)

SUNY Potsdam Greeks awarded for stellar efforts, leading by example
SUNY Potsdam recently recognized several members of its Greek community with the inaugural Greek Life Awards.  (Read more)

Faculty & staff donations yield a cash award for SUNY Potsdam student
SUNY Potsdam junior Taina Johnson-Perez of Brooklyn recently received the inaugural Student Success Center Student Award: Success through Achievement and Commitment, which was made possible through donations from the Student Success Center staff and other college faculty and staff.  (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

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!

July 9-12
Reunion Weekend 2009
Join us as we celebrate within our annual reunion the 50th anniversary of the SUNY Athletic Conference and School of Education’s 175 years of Publicly Funded Teacher Preparation! This is an opportunity to reconnect with friends and former professors, relive your college days, and enjoy summer in Potsdam!

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.

Michael Benedict ’79
Trio at Sperry’s Restaurant
Summer Saturdays, 7 pm
Caroline St. Saratoga Springs, NY

Debbie Russell ’83
Averill Pak Community Orchestra Concert
June 7, 2:30 pm
Algonquin Middle School, Averill Park, NY

Sandra Vigliotti ’84
Long Island Flute Club, National Convention
August 13, 7 pm
Marriot Marquis, Times Square, New York, NY

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