October 2007 Alma Matters

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A Message from the Alumni Relations Office

Alumni Relations launches BearTracker!
BearTracker is a database designed to help students navigate volunteer, internship, mentor and career opportunities.  Alumni are able to access the database to make themselves available as mentors to SUNY Potsdam students.
It’s simple… Sign up today!

Check out our September event photos!
Rochester Chapter hosted Double Axel
Alumni, Friends and Family honored C. Robert Reinert

College Headlines

SUNY Potsdam attracted 13 students at the top of their class for the fall semester SUNY Potsdam welcomed 13 incoming freshmen students at the top of their class for the fall semester, including five valedictorians and eight salutatorians.  (Read more)

Two SUNY Potsdam students get into hard-rock for geology internship experience
Instead of flipping burgers or beach bumming this summer, two SUNY Potsdam geology seniors spent their summers interning in the mining industry.  (Read more)

SUNY Potsdam faculty member to present at Geological Society of America meeting SUNY Potsdam faculty member Dr. Michael C. Rygel will present his scholarly research at the 119th annual meeting of the Geological Society of America, which will be held October 27 through October 31 at the Colorado Convention Center in Denver, CO. Approximately 6,300 geologists will be present.   (Read more)

SUNY Potsdam student one of Seventeen magazine's “Freshman 15”
Being a college freshman isn’t always easy – especially when you’ve been tapped by the number one magazine for young women to chronicle your ups and downs for millions of people in blogs, photos and videos. But SUNY Potsdam student Elizabeth Enwright of Oswego feels it’s an honor to tell the story of her first year of college for “Seventeen” magazine and MySpace. (Read more)

Think Pink with SUNY Potsdam to support breast cancer research
SUNY Potsdam’s volunteer group Colleges Against Cancer is holding a T-shirt sale in the Barrington Student Union to raise money for the American Cancer Society’s breast cancer research. To help celebrate “Think Pink” Day on October 24, the group is asking everyone who purchased a shirt to wear it and join together at SUNY Potsdam’s Minerva Plaza at noon for a group photo. (Read more)

SUNY Potsdam officially breaks record with largest freshman enrollment in 25 years
SUNY Potsdam welcomed its largest freshman class in a quarter century this semester with a total of 837 full-time first-year students.  (Read more)

Upcoming Events

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

October 26
Potsdam Alumni Reception at AMTNYS Conference, Rochester, NY
Math teachers attending this conference can enjoy this special gathering for Potsdam alumni, faculty and students. 
Are you attending?  Let us know!

October 27
Boston Alumni Gather at The Bell in Hand, Boston, NY
Catch up with Potsdam alumni at this Boston hot spot!

November 30
Potsdam Alumni Reception at NYSSMA Conference, Rochester, NY
Music alumni attending the conference will want to add this annual reception to their itinerary.
Are you attending?  Let us know!

Complete Schedule of Events

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 and we’ll include it in our e-newsletter!  Fill out the online submission form now.

Shereen (Kinney) Daly ’97 & Tricia (Dillenback) Moore ’98
The Nutcracker – Holiday Ballet Performance
Thursday, Dec. 20, 7:00 pm
Dulles State Office Bldg., Watertown, NY
Shereen & Tricia will direct students of all ages from their dance school in their 2nd annual performance of this classic ballet performance.


Steve (Cheech) Hillebrand ’84
“Uniqhe Whips”
Wednesdays 10:00 pm, Monday-Thursday 11:00pm
FOX’s Speed Channel
TV Show about celebrity car customizers, produced by Steve’s company Hollywood East Entertainment.

Sarah Mack ’04 & Susan Thomas ’73
Out of the Darkness Community Walk
Saturday, Nov. 3, 2:00 pm
Barrington Student Union, Potsdam, NY
The walk raises money for the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention.

Michelle (Kuebler) Mosca ’92 (ANA Cofounder & President)
Angel Names Association Annual Memorial Walk
Saturday, Oct. 13, 12:00 – 4:30 pm
Saratoga Spa State Park,
Saratoga Springs, NY
There is no fee to participate and all who have been touched by the loss of a baby are invited to attend.
mgmosca@msn.com, (518) 654-2411

Donnalyn (Eaton) Shuster ’78
Watercolor Painting Class
Oct. 27, Nov. 3, 10 & 24, Dec. 1
Mohawk Valley Center for the Arts, Little Falls, NY
5 week introductory watercolor class.  Call (315) 823-0808 to register.

The Past Meets the Present – Integrating Art Criticism and Technology
Friday, Nov. 16
NYS Art Teacher’s Association Conference, Tarrytown, NY

Karen (Kriswalus) Siegel ’89
Season Sampler by Schola Cantorum on Hudson
Saturday, Oct. 13, 7:30 pm
St. James Episcopal Church,
Upper Montclair, NJ
$15 general admission, $10 seniors/students.

June (Barnett) Simons ’71 & Joanne Sammon ’73 accompanist
Treble Choraliers rehearsals for Winter Concerts
Tuesdays, 7:30 – 9:30 pm
Catskill Reformed Church, Main St
Oldest all-women’s choral group in Columbia and Greene counties, 57th season – new members welcome!

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