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SUNY Potsdam Honors 21 College Retirees

August 11, 2020

SUNY Potsdam honored 21 longtime employees who retired during the 2019-20 academic year. Together, the faculty and staff members had collectively dedicated an incredible 461 years of service to the institution throughout their careers.

“We are proud to recognize faculty and staff who have collectively devoted centuries of service to SUNY Potsdam. The campus is truly fortunate to have such dedicated, hard-working employees who every day strive to make a difference in the lives of our students,” said President Dr. Kristin G. Esterberg.

This year’s SUNY Potsdam retirees included:

  • Kevin Bailey - 22 years of service
  • Nancy Berbrich - 23 years of service
  • Sue Blackburn - 33 years of service
  • Donald Borsh - 26 years of service
  • Caron Collins - 13 years of service
  • Leslie Delosh - 25 years of service
  • Claudette Fefee - 33 years of service
  • David Fregoe - 35 years of service
  • Susan Godreau - 16 years of service
  • Cynthia Grant - 17 years of service
  • Jay Green - 20 years of service
  • Mark Huff - 22 years of service
  • Bridgette Manor - 24 years of service
  • Mark Martinchek - 10 years of service
  • Clara Murray - 36 years of service
  • Cynthia Premo - 22 years of service
  • Donna Scott - 13 years of service
  • Michael Sitton - 11 years of service
  • Louise Tyo - 19 years of service
  • Sharlene Wells - 8 years of service
  • Bret Zvacek - 33 years

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About SUNY Potsdam:

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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