SUNY Potsdam Breaks Records at 2013 Reunion

07.30.13

SUNY Potsdam broke all previous attendance records this year, with its sunny and successful 2013 Reunion Weekend.

More than 775 registrants returned to campus from July 11 to July 14. That's more than 21 percent higher than College's last reunion registration record.

"From celebrating this year's alumni award recipients and honoring Athletic Hall of Fame inductees, to bringing Greek Life and returning student life groups together, the entire weekend was a reminder of the liberal arts diversity that makes SUNY Potsdam great!" said Director of Alumni Relations Mona Vroman.

That's not the only milestone the campus celebrated—it was also a generous year for class giving as well. SUNY Potsdam alumni and friends gave a total of $2,532,161 in honor of 2013 class reunions.

"The overwhelming support that SUNY Potsdam alumni display for their alma mater is a testament to the engaging student experience offered by the College's dedicated faculty and staff, both in and out of the classroom," said Vice President for College Advancement Vicki Templeton-Cornell, who is also executive director of the Potsdam College Foundation.

The 50-Year Club, which is made up of all classes from 1963 and earlier, raised a whopping $1.9 million to benefit students and programs at SUNY Potsdam this year. This giving includes both outright gifts and the establishment of funds through planned or estate giving.

Generous gifts from alumni show the great value they place on the education they received at SUNY Potsdam, and the College's important role in preparing them for success in life.

To see photos from this year's Reunion Weekend celebration, visit www.flickr.com/photos/sunypotsdam.

For more information about Reunion Weekend at SUNY Potsdam, visit www.potsdam.edu/alumni/reunion.

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. Empowered by a culture of creativity, the campus community recently launched Take the Lead: The Campaign for Potsdam, which aims to raise $27 million by the College's bicentennial in 2016.