October 2007 Alma Matters

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A Message from the Alumni Relations Office

On behalf of the Alumni Association - Congratulations Class of 2010!

Reunion Weekend 2010 (July 8-11)! 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 here!

Don't miss this special weekend which includes 17 complimentary alumni events. See you in Potsdam!

The Racquette - SUNY Potsdam's Student-run Newspaper since 1927, is now available online @ www.theracquette.com. Sign up to receive weekly editions or search for past issues!

Taking the Leap and Going Green!
In an attempt to be fiscally and environmentally responsible, the Alumni Relations Office is moving toward electronic communications. This means you will receive less in your mailbox and more in your inbox. So, we need your email address. Tell your friends and classmates we need theirs too!
Update your information today.

Have you recently moved, changed your e-mail address, changed jobs, got married, additions to your family? Remember to let us know at alumni@potsdam.edu.


College Headlines


Explore the Future of Green Chemistry at Regional American Chemical Society Conference at SUNY Potsdam
SUNY Potsdam will host the 37th Northeast Regional Meeting of the American Chemical Society from June 2 to 5 on its campus. The conference will feature a variety of speakers, symposia and other events, and is expected to draw 500 scholars and students from across New England and Canada, as well as some from as far as California and Germany. (Read more)


Award-Winning CNN News Producer Will Receive Honorary Degree, Speak to SUNY Potsdam Graduates at Commencement

SUNY Potsdam alumna Kathleen Friery '84 is set to share her firsthand knowledge of what it takes to cover breaking news from around the globe in an address to graduating seniors at the College's 176th Bachelor's Commencement Ceremony on Sunday, May 23. The executive producer of "AC360°," the nightly CNN newscast anchored by Anderson Cooper, Friery will receive an Honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters from the State University of New York at Potsdam in recognition of her courage and commitment in delivering breaking news to millions of viewers around the world. Friery will also deliver the keynote address to approximately 600 bachelor's graduates, along with hundreds of their family members and friends. (Read more)


Lt. Col. David Johnson Set as Keynote Speaker for SUNY Potsdam's Master's Commencement Ceremony

SUNY Potsdam alumnus Lt. Col. David Johnson '77 is set to share his experiences as an educator and a soldier with graduating master's students at his alma mater. As the featured speaker for the College's 176th Master's Commencement Ceremony, he will deliver the keynote address to 200 master's graduates, along with their family members and friends, on Saturday, May 22 in the Helen M. Hosmer Concert Hall. "SUNY Potsdam is pleased to welcome David Johnson as our featured Master's Commencement speaker. His leadership, integrity and dedication are prime examples of what we hope every Potsdam graduate will achieve," College President Dr. John F. Schwaller said. (Read more)


Wally Siebel named Recipient of SUNY Potsdam's 2010 Roger B. Linden Distinguished Service Award

SUNY Potsdam has named Wally Siebel '68 as the recipient of its 2010 Roger B. Linden Distinguished Service Award, the highest award given by the College. The annual recognition is bestowed upon an individual who has demonstrated steadfast support for SUNY Potsdam through their leadership, advocacy, stewardship and service. "Wally is truly deserving of this honor," said SUNY Potsdam President Dr. John F. Schwaller. "He has become one of the most significant ambassadors for the College and the Crane School of Music as a successful musician, entrepreneur and gourmet chef. (Read more)


SUNY Potsdam Anthropology Alumni Present at Conference

Six SUNY Potsdam alumni made a big splash in April at the American Association of Physical Anthropology National Meeting in Albuquerque, New Mexico. All of the students presented posters on their current research, a large showing for graduates of any anthropology program. (Read more)


College Headlines

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Upcoming Events

May 21
Party in the Plaza
The Alumni Association invites you to celebrate our graduates in the Minerva Plaza from 4-6 pm.

June 2-5
NERM 2010
The 37th North East Regional Meeting (NERM 2010) of the American Chemical Society will take place on the SUNY Potsdam campus. It will be hosted by the Northern New York section of the ACS. Our theme is "Chemistry for a Sustainable World." Please join us! Click here for more information.

July 8-11
Reunion Weekend 2010
Join us in celebrating the 100th Anniversary of the Potsdam Alumni Association! Here is a fun opportunity to catch up with former classmates and other alumni! Register online!

August 7
Day At The Races in Saratoga
Join us for an exciting day at the racetrack in Saratoga! Click here for more information

August 8
Great Escape SUNY Potsdam Day
This is sure to be a fun filled family day you won't want to miss! Click here for more information

September 18
Double Axel at Dinosaur BBQ
The wait is over - Double Axel is on for the fall! Stay tuned for more information!


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.

Larry Ham '82
The Larry Ham Trio with Pat O'Leary '81-Bass and Tom Melito '79-Drums
May 14, 7:30-11:30 pm
Grasso's Restaurant, Cold Spring Harbor, NY

Kate Konigisor '76
Playing MacBeth in all female production
July 7-August 15
Shakespeare in Deleware Park, Buffalo, NY

Paul Meyers '88
Jazz Guitar Performance
May 12, 6-8 pm
1844 House Restaurant, Potsdam, NY
paulmeyer.info

Chris Reynolds '53
Jazz Trio Performance
May 1, 7:30 pm
Somerhill Gallery, Durham, NC

Fran Coan Roberts '64
Concert-Long Island Philharmonic Chorus
June 5, 7:30 pm
Adelphi University Concert Hall

Curtis Stedge '04 and Whitney Denesha '95
Dance Performance
May 13-23
Geva Theatre Center, Rochester, NY

Lisa Vroman '79
"A Sunday Afternoon at the Opera", benefit for the Marcello Giordani Fdtn.
May 2
St John the Evangelist Church, NJ

May 22
Grand Opening Gala Weekend-Hylton Performing Arts Center with Conductor, Anthony Maiello, former Crane faculty member
Prince William Campus of George Mason University


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