Four SUNY Potsdam Alumni Association Scholarships Awarded


SUNY Potsdam’s Alumni Association has named four outstanding students as recipients of its highly competitive scholarship. In order to be considered for the scholarship, an individual must be the child, grandchild or parent of a SUNY Potsdam graduate and be nominated by an alumnus or alumna of the College.

The one-time award was presented to Lauren Gridley of Chenango Forks, N.Y., Cayla Haycock of Depauville, N.Y., Laura Wessing of Rome, N.Y., and Adriana Woolschlager from Croghan, N.Y.

Lauren Gridley is currently attending Chenango Forks High School in Binghamton, N.Y. with a 98 grade point average. Her mother, Stacey (Buchanan) Gridley, is a 1987 graduate of SUNY Potsdam.

Cayla Haycock is a graduate of Thousand Islands High School in Clayton, N.Y. and is a current student at SUNY Potsdam. Her mother, Alynda O’Reilly Haycock, is a 1991 graduate of SUNY Potsdam.

Laura Wessing is attending Westmoreland High School in Westmoreland, N.Y. and has a 95 average. Her parents, Michael ’82 and Cynthia (Birks) Wessing ’83, are SUNY Potsdam graduates.

Adriana Woolschlager is from Croghan, N.Y. Adriana is attending Beaver River Central School in Beaver Falls, N.Y., with a 94 average. Her father, Peter Woolschlager, is a 1983 graduate of SUNY Potsdam.

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Founded in 1816, and located on the outskirts of the beautiful Adirondack Park, the State University of New York at Potsdam is one of America’s first 50 colleges. SUNY Potsdam currently enrolls approximately 4,350 undergraduate and graduate students. Home to the world-renowned Crane School of Music, SUNY Potsdam is known for its handcrafted education, challenging liberal arts and sciences core, excellence in teacher training and leadership in the performing and visual arts.