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A Message from the Alumni Relations Office

SUNY Potsdam welcomes our largest freshman class since 1982, plus all of our returning students!  The campus is bustling with activity and brimming with optimism.  We hope that many of you will be able to return to campus this year to visit our students and faculty, and to see first-hand, the excitement on campus.

Celebrating a Reunion in 2011?
If your class year ends in a 1 or a 6, you are!   Mark your calendar now and plan to join us for Reunion 2011, which will be held July 14-17, 2011!

Have you recently moved, changed jobs, gotten married or do you have a new addition to your family? We want to know! Update your alumni records.

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SUNY Potsdam Welcomes Large First-Year Class and New Opportunities for 2010-11
As SUNY Potsdam prepares to welcome new and returning students back for another eventful school year, the campus is abuzz with construction projects and preparations to greet another large first-year class. Even though admission to the College is becoming increasingly selective, SUNY Potsdam is set to welcome its largest first-year class in 28 years to the campus. (Read More)

U.S. News & World Report Ranks SUNY Potsdam Among the Top Regional Public Universities in the North
SUNY Potsdam has once again been named one of the best regional universities in the Northern United States by U.S. News & World Report. SUNY Potsdam is ranked in the top tier of public and private regional universities in the 2011 edition of "America's Best Colleges" by U.S. News Media Group. (Read More)

Lucky SUNY Potsdam Student Finds Rare Fossil & Holds Gold Bar on Geology Department Field Trip
Owen Brown already thought his summer field trip was pretty cool - the senior geology major at SUNY Potsdam got to travel out West for the first time, and was gaining valuable field experience as an undergraduate. (Read More)

SUNY Potsdam Student Returns to Campus after Becoming First Person to Rollerblade from New York to California
SUNY Potsdam senior Shawn Hatch is returning to campus this week, after spending his summer rollerblading across the country in an effort to raise money for wounded veterans. (Read More)

Women's soccer selected 10th in SUNYAC preseason poll
The SUNY Potsdam women's soccer team has been picked to finish 10th in the State University of New York Athletic Conference this season, according to a preseason poll of the league's coaches released Monday. (Read More)

2010 Men's soccer preview: Parker begins coaching tenure with optimism
There are plenty of new faces on the SUNY Potsdam campus during the fall, but one new face is of particular importance to the Bears men's soccer program. (Read More)

Single Event Tickets Available Soon for 2010-11 CPS Season
Single event tickets go on sale on Monday, Aug. 23 for the 2010-11 Season at Community Performance Series in residence at SUNY Potsdam. Performances begin this September and continue through May 2011. Tickets range in price from $5 to $53, depending on show and seat section. Season tickets will also remain available until Saturday, Sept. 25. (Read More)

SUNY Potsdam Remembers Legacy of Clayton Horan, Emeritus Associate Professor of Drama
The SUNY Potsdam community is mourning the loss of Emeritus Associate Professor of Drama Clayton Horan, who for many years led the College's Department of Theatre and Dance. He died on Aug. 11 at the age of 73. (Read More)

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Insurance Program for SUNY Potsdam Alumni
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Upcoming Events

September 18
Double Axel at Dinosaur Bar-B-Que, Syracuse, NY
Space is limited so reserve now!
See who is attending and learn more about this event.

September 25
Men's Lacrosse Alumni Game
4 p.m., Maxcy Hall turf field
Alumni interested in competing should contact Coach Berkman at 315-267-2317 or

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.

The Third Annual Sandy Feldstein Music Business Roundtable, Snell Hall 
September 25, 2010, 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. 
Moderator: Carol "Kickie" Britt '69.
Panelists: Jeremy Carney '99, Melinda Varga '97 and, Jennifer Paisley Schuch '02 and Patrick O'Neil

Lisa Vroman '79
On campus Performance with The CPS Orchestra, for Family Weekend
September 25, 7:30 p.m.
Helen Hosmer Hall, SUNY Potsdam or 315-267-2277
- Pre-concert lecture given by Carol "Kickie" Holloway Britt '69, at 6:30pm

S. Lynn Shane '84
Chairperson of the "Opera Harvest Gala"
September 26
Hamilton, MA

Joshua D. Dallaire '05
Accepted a position as Adjunct Assistant Professor at Manchester Community College, Manchester, NH, Fall 2010

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