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Dr. Lily Li
Now in her sixth year of teaching at SUNY Potsdam, Dr. Linghong (Lily) Li is leading an initiative to create a new Nanoscience major and minor program at SUNY Potsdam. If approved, the new nanoscience program will be offered through the Interdisciplinary Studies Department, of which Li is a founding member. Li hopes to improve enrollment and draw more international students to SUNY Potsdam with the new program—which will be the first of its kind in the North Country.
Dr. Faris Khan
Assistant Professor Dr. Faris Khan has spearheaded a number of projects at SUNY Potsdam since he started teaching here in the fall of 2017. Last semester he launched a new digital anthropology studio, started a digital anthropology internship and he created the inaugural anthropology film festival. His implementation of digital technologies, in and out of the classroom, is driven by an effort to make anthropology more accessible to the public.
Dylan France '18
Dylan France '18 didn't waste any time after graduating last May with a degree in early childhood/childhood education. He immediately landed a month-long substitute teaching position in a fourth-grade classroom, opening the door for a fulltime position as a first-grade teacher in the Hannibal Central School District.
Anaya Phoenix ’19
Anaya Phoenix ’19 was very introverted and reserved as a high school student. When she came to SUNY Potsdam she started to come out of her shell and get involved in a variety of clubs and organizations on campus. She became the president of the Black Student Alliance (BSA) and then found another leadership role as the vice president of the Student Government Association (SGA).
Christina Morris '21 and Stefania Owusu '21 Excel at Theater Festival
SUNY Potsdam sophomores Christina Morris and Stefania Owusu were recently chosen to perform in the final round of the Irene Ryan Acting Scholarship Auditions at the 51st Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival in Cape Cod. Over 200 actors participated in the auditions during the five-day festival, with only 16 pairs of actors advancing to the finals. This marked the first appearance by SUNY Potsdam students in the regional finals since 2013.
Kate Grisi '16
Alumna Kate Grisi ’16, a Geospatial Analyst for the Department of Defense, has climbed the ladder of success very quickly since graduating with a B.A. in geology three years ago. After taking just two GIS classes at SUNY Potsdam, she landed an invaluable internship with the DOD, which has since led to a full-time position.