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Alumni Spotlight

Our graduates have gone on to some pretty special careers.

They have the tales to tell and the wisdom to share about what makes this institution of higher learning so remarkable in so many ways. There are thousands of teachers, doctors, lawyers, engineers and artists who call SUNY Potsdam their alma mater.

Randolph Mitchell '77

Since 2009, Mitchell has been working as the forensic odonatologist for the Monroe County (N.Y.) Medical Examiner's Office, where-much like a scene from "CSI: Miami"-he is called in to determine a deceased person's identity through dental and X-ray examinations... read more.



Melissa Wegner '03

Originally from Orchard Park, N.Y. and now living and working in New York City as Associate Director of the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions, Melissa Wegner answers questions about her experiences at SUNY Potsdam and her interest in opera... read more.



Alex Raynor '11

Bundled up from head to toe and sporting a blue SUNY Potsdam wilderness education jacket, alumnus Alex Raynor ’11 swings two ice axes through the air while ascending a wall of ice at Azure Mountain, just 48 miles from Potsdam... read more.



Mark Manske '82

In many ways Mark Manske’s ’82 home is a sanctuary for birds, including the two new small screech owls that were perched on his futon listening to Bruce Springstein the day we visited in June... read more.



Elizabeth Hudson ’15

Elizabeth Hudson ’15 knew that she wanted to be a teacher from a young age. Her mother worked in education and now, after completing both her master’s and bachelor’s degrees at SUNY Potsdam, she is carrying on that family tradition... read more.



Diana Valdez '17

Diana's work as a student ambassador was a vital stepping stone in securing both her internship and now full-time job in the Office of Admissions... read more.