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SUNY Potsdam Honors 35 College Retirees

08.07.18

SUNY Potsdam honored 35 longtime employees upon their retirements earlier this spring. Together, the faculty and staff members had collectively dedicated an incredible 963 years of service to the institution.

“We are proud to recognize faculty and staff who have collectively devoted centuries of service to SUNY Potsdam. The campus is truly fortunate to have such dedicated, hard-working employees who every day strive to make a difference in the lives of our students,” said President Dr. Kristin G. Esterberg.

This year’s SUNY Potsdam retirees included:

  • Nancy Alzo, 32 years of service
  • Denise Basford, 30 years of service
  • Roger Beaulieu, 23 years of service
  • JoEllen Bero, 40 years of service
  • Tamela Bradish, 17 years of service
  • Ronald Bretsch, 46 years of service
  • Kathleen Camp, 35 years of service
  • Larry Colby, 39 years of service
  • Dennis Conrad, 18 years of service
  • Joseph Di Giovanna, 46 years of service
  • Mary Dolan, 13 years of service
  • Dixy Dufresne, 23 years of service
  • Deforrest Ellsworth, 19 years of service
  • Thomas Gerstenberger, 30 years of service
  • Richard Green, 11 years of service
  • David Heinick, 29 years of service
  • William Herman, 25 years of service
  • Faye Lamar, 35 years of service
  • Kathleen Lamay, 16 years of service
  • Martha Logan, 29 years of service
  • Bonnie Marsh-Godreau, 37 years of service
  • Francis McLaughlin, 40 years of service
  • Rick Miller, 15 years of service
  • Beth Morey, 11 years of service
  • Gregory Reichhart, 41 years of service
  • Carol Rourke, 29 years of service
  • Susan Stacy, 27 years of service
  • Susan Stebbins, 26 years of service
  • Patricia Stone, 36 years of service
  • Victoria Templeton-Cornell, 22 years of service
  • Terry Tiernan, 26 years of service
  • J. Patrick Turbett, 38 years of service
  • Teresa Watts, 29 years of service
  • Kathy Wiley, 12 years of service
  • James Zalacca, 18 years of service

The retirees represented every area of campus, from faculty to administration. All of the 2017-18 retirees were honored during a special ceremony during the annual Employee Recognition Breakfast, which also recognizes award recipients and honors employees reaching major employment milestones.

To find out more about employment at SUNY Potsdam, visit http://www.potsdam.edu/offices/hr.

Founded in 1816, The State University of New York at Potsdam is one of America’s first 50 colleges—and the oldest institution within SUNY. Now in its third century, SUNY Potsdam is distinguished by a legacy of pioneering programs and educational excellence. The College currently enrolls approximately 3,600 undergraduate and graduate students. Home to the world-renowned Crane School of Music, SUNY Potsdam is known for its challenging liberal arts and sciences core, distinction in teacher training and culture of creativity. To learn more, visit www.potsdam.edu.

Media contact:

Alexandra Jacobs Wilke, Office of College Communications,
(315) 267-2918