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Donor Impact

We are grateful for the many members of the SUNY Potsdam family who have contributed to the College's giving priorities during the coronavirus pandemic. Through your generosity, you helped to ensure that our students' needs were met after they and their families faced financial challenges due to the global crisis. The following stories share a mere fraction of the ways our alumni, faculty/staff and trustees have made a difference in our community during this difficult season.

“If there were a way I could thank the President’s Office and the College Store a million times over at SUNY Potsdam I wouldn’t hesitate to do so,” Emily Massa ’21 expressed. “I am full of gratitude and my heart is extremely full. I am so honored to be part of such an amazing school.”

Student recipient of a COVID-19 care package made possible by faculty/staff donors

Scholarships

Tabitha Brown ’20

It’s never too late to go back to school. Just ask Tabitha Brown ’20, who is back in college after a 25-year hiatus. Read More

Shavon Lloyd '19

Shavon Lloyd ’19 is proud to be a part of “the Crane lineage,” which began for him when he was a grade-school student in Middletown, New York. Read More

Miryam Veliz Calderon ’20

There is no doubt that Miryam Veliz Calderon ’20 is going places. A double-major in mathematics and Spanish, Veliz Calderon does not shy away from opportunities to grow as both a leader and a scholar. Read More

Leanne Greene ’18

Leanne Greene ’18 has had more than her share of setbacks on her way toward achieving her dream of being a teacher. Read More

Potsdam Today

Though our brick walls and iconic clock tower have remained the same for generations, there are many aspects of SUNY Potsdam that have changed over the years. Here is a snapshot of Potsdam today:

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Giving by the Numbers

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Why I Give

Sally Farrell Partner ’78

My Potsdam experience has made a tremendous difference in my life. I would not be the person I am today without my time in Potsdam and the friendships (many of which I still have) and experiences I had there.

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Generations of Success

On a blustery winter day in New York City, two successful women (Christine Haile ’74 and Kadiatou Balde '19) pose for a photo in front of the Hudson River. On the surface, they may not seem to have much in common. One is a retired Chief Information Officer with over 38 years of experience in higher education. The other is a young scholar and entrepreneur who graduated from college less than a year ago. The pair’s connection stems from SUNY Potsdam, their shared alma mater.

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Henrique Schembry ’12

Giving is my way of "paying it forward" – “it" being the financial support I received from faculty and friends when I found myself in hardship.

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