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SUNY Potsdam Honors 27 College Retirees

June 27, 2022

The State University of New York at Potsdam Thanks 27 Employees for Years of Service to the College, Upon Their Retirements 

SUNY Potsdam recently honored 27 longtime employees who retired during the 2021-22 academic year. Together, the faculty and staff members had collectively dedicated an incredible 622 years of service to the institution throughout their careers. 

It is our honor to recognize such dedicated, hard-working faculty and staff, who have collectively devoted centuries of service to SUNY Potsdam. Their commitment to our students and to our mission have been unwavering, and we congratulate them as they close out their careers at the College,” said Officer-in-Charge Dr. Philip T. Neisser ’79. 

This year’s SUNY Potsdam retirees included: 

  • Salvatore Cania, Advancement: 24 years of service 

  • Richard Cayward, Libraries: 22 years of service 

  • Carolyn Corcoran, Financial Aid: 22 years of service 

  • Angela Donah, Libraries: 31 years of service 

  • David Durgan, Custodial Services: 32 years of service 

  • Kathleen Felix, University Police: 24 years of service 

  • Jan Felt, Registar: 27 years of service 

  • Marianne Hebert, Libraries: 20 years of service 

  • Richard Henry, English and Communication: 24 years of service 

  • Maria Hepel, Chemistry: 35 years of service 

  • Sarah Hersh, Crane School of Music: 26 years of service 

  • David Kistler, Business Administration: 20 years of service 

  • Christopher Lanz, Computer Science: 22 years of service 

  • Joanne MacDonald, Custodial Services: 13 years of service 

  • Patricia Martin, Financial Aid: 13 years of service 

  • Lane Miller, Crane School of Music: 19 years of service 

  • Anjali Misra, Advanced Studies in Education: 32 years of service 

  • Susan Novak, English and Communication: 10 years of service 

  • Michael Orologio, Maintenance: 4 years of service 

  • Steven Parker, Maintenance: 31 years of service 

  • David Pearson, Custodial Services: 28 years of service 

  • Larry Riordan, Central Printing: 22 years of service 

  • Colin Smith, Central Printing: 23 years of service 

  • Laura Stevenson, Advancement: 35 years of service 

  • David Thomas, Custodial Services: 28 years of service 

  • Kathleen Valentine, Advanced Studies in Education: 21 years of service 

  • Karen Wilson, English and Communication: 14 years of service

To find out more about employment at SUNY Potsdam, visit 

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 3,000 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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