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SUNY Potsdam Student Honored with University Police Criminal Justice Award

April 1, 2021

SUNY Potsdam student Lia Clemons ’22 of Plattsburgh, N.Y., was recently recognized with the 2021 University Police Criminal Justice Award. 

The University Police Criminal Justice Award was established in 2004 by an initial gift from Chief Barry J. McDermott of SUNY Potsdam's University Police. The award provides financial assistance to a rising junior or senior in good academic standing majoring in criminal justice studies at SUNY Potsdam. Preference is given to students enrolled in the College's Law Enforcement Training Institute. 

To find out more about SUNY Potsdam's Department of Sociology and Criminal Justice, and the Law Enforcement Training Institute, visit

For information about SUNY Potsdam's University Police Department, visit

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Founded in 1816, The State University of New York at Potsdam is one of America’s first 50 colleges—and the oldest institution within SUNY. Now in its third century, SUNY Potsdam is distinguished by a legacy of pioneering programs and educational excellence. The College currently enrolls approximately 3,600 undergraduate and graduate students. Home to the world-renowned Crane School of Music, SUNY Potsdam is known for its challenging liberal arts and sciences core, distinction in teacher training and culture of creativity. To learn more, visit

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