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SUNY Potsdam to Award Honorary Doctorate to Larry Thomas, Former CEO of Guitar Center & Fender


The State University of New York at Potsdam will present Larry E. Thomas, the retired CEO of Fender Musical Instruments and Guitar Center, with an Honorary Doctor of Music degree in a special ceremony at the College's upcoming Economic Fusion Day.

Vander Esch earns All-SUNYAC recognition


POTSDAM, N.Y.—SUNY Potsdam men's hockey player Dylan Vander Esch (San Jose, Calif./Hartford Wolfpack) has been named to the All-State University of New York Athletic Conference's third team, the conference announced this afternoon. Vander Esch, just a sophomore, is leading the Bears in scoring for the second straight season with 17 goals and 10 assists for 27 points. His average of 0.68 goals-per-game is 11th-best in the nation and third in the SUNYAC. The forward leads the team and is fourth in the conference with five power-play goals.


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