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The Reporter

The Reporter is SUNY Potsdam's news portal for faculty and staff. It features important information and announcements including campus policies, upcoming events, benefits information, grant information and updates about colleagues’ accomplishments.

Isata Tarawally '19

Community health major Isata Tarawally '19 has already been putting her degree to use this semester as an intern with the American Red Cross in New York City. She has been visiting elementary schools and speaking with children about disaster preparedness as part of the Pillowcase Project. She will be heading back to the city after graduation to continue educating youth through an Americorps program with the same chapter of the American Red Cross. 

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John Alleyne '14

SUNY Potsdam alumnus John Alleyne ’14 has found great success since graduating with a BFA in studio art five years ago. He went on to work at the Museum of Modern Art, received his master’s degree from Louisiana State University and now works as an artist and adjunct professor at three universities in and around Baton Rouge.

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Dr. Faris Khan

Last semester, Dr. Faris Khan launched a new digital anthropology studio, as well as starting a digital anthropology internship to utilize the space. His implementation of digital technologies has been driven by an aspiration to introduce his students to new ways of conducting research, while also making anthropology more accessible to the public.

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Dr. Lily Li

Dr. Lily Li is leading an initiative to create a new Nanoscience program at SUNY Potsdam. If approved, Li hopes that the new nanoscience major and minor will improve enrollment and draw more international students to SUNY Potsdam.

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Dr. Janelle Jacobson

As a faculty member in SUNY Potsdam’s Department of Public Health and Human Performance, Dr. Janelle Jacobson teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in community health. From classwork to internships to professional projects, Jacobson believes that the best foundation for community health majors is to start tackling real-world problems.

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 led to a full-time position with them in the summer of 2018.

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Shannon Mattice ’19

Shannon Mattice ’19, a history major with a minor in women’s studies, has developed a dual-focus within the areas of medical history and women's history at SUNY Potsdam. Whether she's focused on the role of women in the New Netherlands for her Presidential Scholars project, or writing one of her many papers about smallpox, she likes to explore less mainstream historical topics.

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Alaina Dochylo '17

Alaina Dochylo '17 traveled to Mexico Beach, Fla.—two days after Hurricane Michael hit the coast—to help with recovery efforts through a deployment with AmeriCorps NCCC. She continued her volunteer work in December with a trip to Panama City, Fla., where she has been interacting with people affected by the hurricane, using chainsaws to cut fallen trees and removing moldy drywall from damaged homes.

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