May 2007 Alma Matters

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A Message from the Alumni Relations Office

Reunion Weekend 2007 is just around the corner!  Registration is underway, so make plans to join us in Potsdam July 12 -15.

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College Headlines

SUNY Potsdam to present New York City Deputy Mayor with SUNY honorary degree
SUNY Potsdam will present Class of 1982 alumna Linda I. Gibbs, New York City deputy mayor for health and human services, with a SUNY Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree at its Bachelor’s Commencement Ceremony. (Read more)

SUNY Potsdam aims to be more eco-friendly
As the State University of New York as a whole works to propel itself into a national leadership role in energy sustainability, education, technology, economics and public policy, so has SUNY Potsdam made concerted efforts on a number of levels to be more environmentally friendly. (Read more)

Publication of poetry translations by SUNY Potsdam faculty member debuts in Chile
SUNY Potsdam Associate Professor of Modern Languages Dr. Oscar D. Sarmiento recently received international acclaim for his translation of poet Martín Espada’s “La República de la Poesía” (The Republic of Poetry) in Santiago, Chile. (Read more)

New online HERC Consortium will help SUNY Potsdam recruit the best faculty and staff
SUNY Potsdam is now one of 23 Upstate New York colleges that is participating in the new Upstate New York Higher Education Consortium (UNY-HERC) that works to effectively recruit and retain diverse and qualified faculty and staff, and assist the spouses and partners of faculty and staff in securing area employment. (Read more)

SUNY Potsdam Leadership Through Service Award bestowed upon Dr. Neil R. Johnson
SUNY Potsdam has selected Dr. Neil R. Johnson, former College employee and co-founder of the Stimulating Opportunities After Retirement (SOAR) Program, to be the recipient of the 2007 Leadership Through Service Award.  Dr. Johnson will be honored at the President’s Commencement Dinner. (Read more)

Four SUNY Potsdam students win prestigious SUNY Chancellor's award
Four SUNY Potsdam seniors were recently awarded the very prestigious Chancellor’s Award for Student Excellence in Albany, NY, for demonstrating outstanding achievement as a student in the State University of New York System. (Read more)

SUNY Potsdam names Hind the Roger B. Linden Distinguished Service Award winner
SUNY Potsdam has named Gary M. Hind Esq., former College Foundation Board president, member of the Class of 1977 and executive vice president of The Ayco Company, its 2007 Roger B. Linden Distinguished Service Award recipient.  (Read more)

Course offerings demonstrate SUNY Potsdam's wide array of global connections
SUNY Potsdam may be nestled within the rural confines of the North Country but this sets no barriers for providing students with opportunities to learn about other cultures and have access to other global communities of the world. (Read more)

Flynn to serve as SUNY Potsdam Master's Commencement keynote speaker
Retired Superintendent of Schools of the Ogdensburg City School District William H. Flynn will be the featured keynote speaker during SUNY Potsdam’s Master’s Commencement Ceremony. (Read more)

Upcoming Events

Follow the links for further information…. You can even register online!

May 18
Party in the Plaza, Potsdam, NY
The Class of 2007 will be welcomed into the Alumni Association during a picnic with alumni.

May 19 – 20
Commencement Weekend, Potsdam, NY
Master’s students will graduate on Saturday, with Bachelor’s students graduating on Sunday morning.

June 2
Brew at the Zoo, Syracuse, NY
Join Potsdam alumni and the Central New York community for this annual event at the Rosamond Gifford Zoo.

July 12-15
Reunion Weekend 2007, Potsdam, NY
Make plans to join alumni and friends in Potsdam for this summer’s reunion.  Register today!

Complete Schedule of Events

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