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A Message from the Alumni Relations Office

Greetings from Your Alma Mater!!
  Need Some Extra Cash for the 2011 Reunion?
  Well now you have some….there will be no registration fee for Reunion this year! Registration materials for the July 14-17 Reunion Weekend will be in the spring issue of the alumni magazine, Potsdam People – arriving in your mailbox any day now. Or register online at

29 Alumni Association Scholarship Applications Received
  The Alumni Association Board’s Scholarship Committee is in the process of reviewing the applications and the recipients will be announced soon.  It will definitely be a hard decision to make!  Many thanks to all alumni who encouraged students to apply.

Alumni Participation in Giving Places Us at Top
  Through the incredible generosity of our alumni, Potsdam ranks 3rd among our SUNY peers in the percentage of alumni who give back to the College (almost 10% of all alumni). We’re also 2nd in the size of our endowment per student and 3rd in dollars raised per student. Given that we’re one of the smallest Universities in our peer group, this is quite extraordinary. Thank you, alumni!!!

Video of the Month: “No Frozen Meatballs!”
So this is why students rate SUNY Potsdam tops in food…

View other great SUNY Potsdam videos on YouTube at

College Headlines

Crane 125th Kicks Off With Rilling Master Classes!
  A week of public master classes and lectures (April 25 – 30) culminates in a performance of J. S. Bach’s Mass in B minor with the Crane Chorus and Crane Symphony Orchestra, directed by the world-renowned Helmuth Rilling, in Hosmer Hall.  Admission is free but tickets are required. Don't miss this and other celebrations of Crane's 125 year tradition of innovation.  (Read More)
Women’s Hockey Sets School Record
  The SUNY Potsdam women’s hockey team closed out the 2010-11 season by setting a school record for overall wins in the program’s third season as an NCAA Division III member.  (Read More)

Galapagos Trip A Memorable Experience for Students, Alumni and Faculty
  This past Winterim, alumni, along with 11 students, 7 faculty members and chaperones, traveled to the Galapagos Islands and Amazon rainforest for an interdisciplinary college course.  The group explored the ancient city of Quito, Ecuador, and traveled to the Amazon rainforest for three days to study at the Tiputini Biodiversity Station.  (Read More)

“For the Love of Mambo” Project
  This project will attempt to document, through multiple media, the experiences of both veteran musicians who played for decades under Tito Puente and young performers of the Crane Latin Ensemble, many of whose first in-depth Latin musical experience began as undergraduate students at SUNY Potsdam. (Read More)

Bear’s Athletes Continue to Make Us Proud!
  Breanna Roy: ECAC West All-Conference Honorable Mention team (Read More)
  Aimee Kellicutt: SUNYAC Women’s Basketball third team (Read More)
  Curtis Pierce: SUNYAC Men’s Basketball third team (Read More)
  Alexander Taylor: SUNYAC Men’s Swimming & Diving second team (Read More)

SUNY Potsdam 5th Annual Shamrock Walk/Run 5K
  SUNY Potsdam’s 5th Annual Shamrock 5K Walk/Run was held on Thursday, March 17.  In its fifth year, the event has grown from 40 participants to more than 200 runners and walkers. (Read More)

Potsdam Pride

New Address?  New Job?  New Spouse?  New Baby? We want to know!  Click here to update your alumni records.
  Need a Job? Then check out BearTracker!

  SUNY Potsdam graduates can take advantage of BearTracker – it’s free and it works!  Our Career Planning Office will connect your resume with employers who are seeking your academic background.  Your resume will be sent to full-time job openings based on the selection you make in your profile.  Visit then click on "Alumni Job Search" to create a profile.  If you need assistance contact

Mentor a Potsdam Student
  Experience is what makes us evolve.  Become a BearTracker Mentor to our students!  Visit to sign up or e-mail

Every Penny Counts
Did you know that 100% of any gift you make goes directly to the program of your choice?  Every gift counts….large or small.  Go to to help support the SUNY Potsdam experience for today’s students.

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Apply online or call (800) 853-5576 ext. 8723 to learn more about the SUNY Potsdam Visa card.  Show yours off today!
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Insurance Program for SUNY Potsdam Alumni
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Upcoming Events

Visiting campus?  Check out the complete campus calendar to see what’s happening.  Visit to see a full listing of athletic events, concerts, etc. 
April 10, 2011
Buffalo Philharmonic with the Helen Hosmer Singers
2:30 p.m., Kleinhans Music Hall
Buffalo, NY
For more Information, visit or call (716) 833-6642

April 30, 2011
  Crane School of Music Spring Festival Performance with conductor Helmuth Rilling
  7:30 p.m., Hosmer Hall
  Potsdam, NY
  Admission is free but tickets are required!  For tickets and information,  visit

May 21-22, 2011
  SUNY Potsdam Commencement Weekend
Potsdam, NY
  For more information, visit

  May 24, 2011
  MISCAST: All fached up!
  This off-Broadway show is produced by a current Potsdam student!
  Duplex Cabaret Theatre
  New York, NY
  For more information, visit

July 14-17, 2011
  Reunion Weekend!!!
  Potsdam, NY
  Register online  

August 5, 2011
  Day at the Saratoga Race Track
  Saratoga Springs, NY
  Register online at or call the Alumni Office at (315) 267-2120

September 8, 2011
  Scholarship Golf Classic
  Potsdam Town & Country Club
  Potsdam, NY
  For more information, visit

September 24, 2011
  Double Axel at the Dinosaur BBQ
  Syracuse, NY

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.

Please note that the deadline for submission for all future issues of Alma Matters will be the 5th of each month.

April 3, 2011
  Kevin Moore ’71
  Piano Recital: Works by Bach, Mozart and Schumann.
  2 p.m., Onondaga Community College, Storer Auditorium
Syracuse, NY

April 4, 2011
  Kevin Moore ’71
  Piano Recital: Works by Bach and Chopin
  4 p.m., Mohawk Valley Community College
Utica, NY

April 8, 2011
  Vanessa Breault Mulvey ’90
  Teaching Posture and Position with Practical Anatomy
  11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., Connecticut Convention Cente
  Hartford, CT
  For more information, visit

April 9 & 10, 2011
  Ann Sotherden Bunyan ’71
  Rocky Mountain Chamber Singers Concert
  7:30 p.m. & 2 p.m., St. John’s, Ft. Collins, CO & Rialto Theatre
  Loveland, CO
For more information, call (970) 667-1764 or visit

April 10, 2011
  Lisa Vroman ’79
  “Lerner & Loewe’s Greatest Hits”
  Gulf Coast Symphony Orchestra
  7:30 p.m., Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall
  Ft. Meyers, FL
  For more information, visit

May 15, 2011
  Roger Ames ’67
  “Remember Warsaw”
  3 p.m., Temple Israel
  St. Paul, Minnesota
  For more information, visit

June 6, 2011
  Vanessa Breault Mulvey ’90
  Body Mapping Workshop
  Evening, Trevor Wye’s 2011 Boston Master Class
  For more information, visit

July 1-8, 2011
  Lisa Hollenbeck ’01
  Royal Nova Scotia International Tattoo
  Halifax Metro Center
  Halifax, Canada
  For more information, visit or

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