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Lougheed Center for Applied Learning

Here's how to connect with the Lougheed Center for Applied Learning staff.

  • Our offices are open for face-to-face drop-in questions during regular business hours.
  • Schedule an appointment in person or online using Starfish
  • Our events are listed on Get Involved, make sure you're logged in, to see all events!
  • Announcements are shared via Starfish and Facebook
  • Reach out to us directly, if you know who you need to talk to.

Not ready for an appointment because you're not sure how we can help you, or what you want to do? Check out the student stories in our slideshow, and see what resonates for you - what would you like to try? Who do you want to be? What skills do you want to build? And then reach out. We'll help you figure out the next steps.

The Lougheed Center for Applied Learning is the first integrated academic opportunity center of its kind in SUNY. Our formal mission is to provide coordinated experiential learning opportunities that broaden and integrate students' knowledge and skills, to foster self discovery for engaged and life-long academic, personal and career success.

Office Hours

Monday - Friday: 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Lougheed Learning Commons 
Suite 107 
Phone: (315) 267-2507 

Murals for the Masses

After securing a grant for professional development, Amy Swartele, who has been a professor in the Department of Art for the past 20 years, completed two vibrant murals during the pandemic. She has been expanding the scope of her work and learning the nuances of creating large scale murals—all with the goal of launching SUNY Potsdam's first-ever mural painting class in the fall of 2021!

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Raising the Bar

During her time at SUNY Potsdam, Sara Behuniak ’14 landed an internship at the St. Lawrence County Public Defender’s Office—fully immersing herself in a law office for the first time her senior year, as she paved the way to an impressive career lawyer.

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As a resident assistant in Bowman Hall, and a peer counselor in the Center for Applied Learning, Jason Perregaux ’21 has continued to embrace leadership roles throughout his time at SUNY Potsdam. While helping other students, he’s also been on his own path of discovery—balancing his business classes with vocal performances at Crane, and weaving in his faith through his involvement with InterVarsity Christian Fellowship.

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Working Hard for Others

Serena Rockingster ’19 is determined to live a life of giving. A magna cum laude graduate with a bachelor of arts degree in psychology and a minor in women’s and gender studies, Rockingster, of Brooklyn, sees herself as a professor and clinical psychologist far down the road of her future. Before arriving there, she wants to assist a substantial caseload of people by providing them tools to assuage their psychological and emotional distress.

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World Class Experiences

From working on the floor of the New York State Assembly to helping with hurricane recovery efforts in Puerto Rico, Julissa Santana ’20 graduated from SUNY Potsdam with unrivaled hands-on experiences. When she was just 13 years old, Santana left her home in the Dominican Republic for a completely new beginning in New York City.

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Sponsorship Information

The Lougheed Center for Applied Learning (LoCAL) is named for Donald (Hon. ’54) and Kathryn Kofoed Lougheed ’54, who have pledged $5.25 million to support applied learning initiatives at SUNY Potsdam.

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Hands-on Law Enforcement Training

The Law Enforcement Training Institute launched in the spring of 2017. Our instructors - retired Detective Sergeant Sonny Duquette and our Criminal Justice faculty members - teach our cadets not just the New York State mandated police training curriculum but additional units on sexual harassment, anti-racism in policing, community policing, and more.

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