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Lougheed Center for Applied Learning

The Donald and Kathryn Lougheed Center for Applied Learning includes the offices of experiential education, career services, international education and student research and creativity, to help SUNY Potsdam students integrate their knowledge and skills to prepare for a fully realized life. The Lougheed Center for Applied Learning is located on the first floor of the Lougheed Learning Commons.

Office Hours

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

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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Morgan Ose '19

Morgan Ose '19 spent the Fall semester of her junior year studying abroad in Ireland, but unlike many programs where students study abroad at a university, Ose had the ultimate applied learning experience by interning at a professional dance theatre in Dublin.

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Alexis Michael

As one of 21 students working on independent research projects through the Presidential Scholars Program this year, Alexis Michael ’18 took aim at an experiment that could change archaeologists’ theories about when Indigenous populations first used the bow and arrow in Eastern North America.

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Hands-on Law Enforcement Training

The Law Enforcement Training Institute launched in the spring of 2017, giving students hands-on training in defensive tactics, fingerprinting, processing of crime scenes and overseeing field sobriety tests in a controlled environment.

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International Education

The Jamaica Field Service Project is a 10-day international service learning experience focused on the diverse people, society, culture, and music of the Caribbean and West Indies.

Summer Internship

Stanley Martinez '19 spent his summer completing an eight-week-long internship at Double H Ranch, a camp that provides specialized programs for children dealing with life-threatening illnesses.

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