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SUNY Potsdam Honors 36 College Retirees

August 3, 2021

The State University of New York at Potsdam Thanks 36 Employees for Years of Service to the College, Upon Their Retirements 

SUNY Potsdam honored 36 longtime employees who retired during the 2020-21 academic year. Together, the faculty and staff members had collectively dedicated an incredible 952 years of service to the institution throughout their careers. 

It has been my great honor to work alongside 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 President Dr. Kristin G. Esterberg. 

 This year’s SUNY Potsdam retirees included:

  • Gloria Arno, PACES:  28 years of service
  • Tami Bailey, Custodial Services: 32 years of service 
  • Craig Barber, Environmental Health & Safety: 30 years of service
  • Garnet Barrigar, Computing & Technology Services: 28 years of service 
  • Peter Brouwer, Secondary Education: 40 years of service 
  • Carol Bullard, Custodial Services: 19 years of service 
  • Gary Busch, Crane School of Music: 31 years of service
  • Amy Charleston, School of Arts & Sciences: 27 years of service 
  • Christine Cole, Custodial Services: 15 years of service 
  • Susan Daggett, Registrar: 13 years of service 
  • Victor DeGhett, Psychology: 50 years of service 
  • Lori-Anne Dillon, Art: 34 years of service 
  • Nancy Dodge-Reyome, Psychology: 37 years of service 
  • Becky Duprey, Elementary Education: 23 years of service 
  • John Ellis, Crane School of Music: 37 years of service
  • Vicki Fredericks, Registrar: 22 years of service 
  • Robin Harper, Custodial Services: 22 years of service
  • Deborah Hammond, Institute for Applied Research: 20 years of service 
  • Mark Hartman, Crane School of Music: 34 years of service
  • Kevin Hennessey, Business Affairs: 27 years of service 
  • Carol Kingsley, Student Health Services: 10 years of service
  • Patricia Kraske-French, Chemistry: 21 years of service 
  • Susan Lyon, PACES: 28 years of service 
  • James Madeja, Crane School of Music: 36 years of service 
  • Laurie Martin, Student Accounts: 5 years of service 
  • Kathy Mason, Custodial Services: 13 years of service 
  • John McGinness, Crane School of Music: 23 years of service 
  • D. Kenneth McLaughlin, Athletics & Physical Education: 35 years of service 
  • Scott Mitchell, Physical Plant: 35 years of service 
  • Michael Nuwer, Politics: 35 years of service 
  • Kathryn Pierce, Human Resources: 13 years of service 
  • Robin Russell, PACES: 29 years of service 
  • Donna Scott, Custodial Services: 13 years of service 
  • David Smith, Psychology: 36 years of service
  • Susan Towne, PACES: 33 years of service 
  • Dannie Wilson, Central Printing: 18 years of service 

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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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