SUNY Potsdam Student Support Services Honors Caitlin  Scavone with 2013 Shining Star Award


From left, Faye Lamar, Student Support Services academic skills/tutor coordinator, presents the 2013 Shining Star Award to Caitlin Scavone of Long Beach, N.Y.

SUNY Potsdam’s Student Support Services recently honored graduating senior Caitlin Scavone of Long Beach, N.Y., with its most prestigious accolade, the 2013 Shining Star Award.

The Shining Star Award is presented annually to the senior that best epitomizes the SSS motto, “Commitment to Excellence.” Scavone was presented with the honor in recognition of her dedication and diligence as she worked toward achieving her degree. She graduated in May with a Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology, and plans to continue her studies toward a master’s degree in mental health counseling.

At SUNY Potsdam, Student Support Services serves 200 eligible students throughout each year and provides the academic and personal support necessary to help eligible students remain in college and reach graduation. SSS is a TRIO program funded by the U.S. Education Department.

For more information, please call Student Support Services at (315) 267-2347, or visit

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.