More Than 350 Alumni and Friends Return for Reunion

Hugs, stories and laughter were the order of the weekend July 12-15 as around 350 alumni and friends came to town to celebrate SUNY Plattsburgh’s annual Reunion. Read more.

View complete or alumni event listings.

  • Gibson Brothers
    Bluegrass for the Next Generation Concert
    Nov. 16
    E. Glenn Giltz Auditorium, Hawkins Hall
  • Night of Nations
    Nov. 23
    E. Glenn Giltz Auditorium, Hawkins Hall
  • Reception for Alumni in Legal Professions
    Dec. 2
    SUNY Plaza, Albany, N.Y.
  • Winter Jazz Concert
    Dec. 7
    E. Glenn Giltz Auditorium, Hawkins Hall
  • Soulful Christmas
    Gospel Choir Concert
    Dec. 8
    E. Glenn Giltz Auditorium, Hawkins Hall
  • Commencement Receptions
    Dec. 13
    Main and Queensbury Campuses
  • Culinary Institute of America Tour and Dinner
    Hyde Park, N.Y.
  • Albany Networking Night
    Jan. 9
    6-8 p.m.
    SUNY Plaza, Albany, N.Y.
  • New York City Networking Night
    Jan. 23
    6-8 p.m.
    SUNY Global Center, New York City
  • Plattsburgh Networking Night
    Jan. 30
    6-8 p.m.
    Warren Ballrooms, Angell College Center

  • July 10-13, 2014

War Games

Teaching Candidate Brings History to Life Through Camp

Matt Hewson doesn’t just teach history, he lives it.

He was around six years old and on a family vacation in Gettysburg when he discovered the art of reenactment. Immediately hooked, he’s been traveling around the country ever since — spending weekends in clothes from the Civil War and other eras, eating their food and learning what he could about what life was like way back when. Read more.

Got an App for That?

Researching Flying Squirrels with an iPhone

Here’s a new use for an iPhone: researching the nesting patterns of squirrels.

That’s what two SUNY Plattsburgh students did this spring. The two — Vaclav "Alex" Sotola ’12 and Jason Leewe — wanted to see if man-made nesting boxes would help squirrels rebuild their population in an area that had been disturbed, say, by logging. So they installed boxes in the wilderness that is part of the W.H. Miner Agricultural Institute. Read more.

Tory and Norman Taber: Creative Collaborators at Home in Upstate N.Y.

A pair of children, round-faced and seemingly brittle as porcelain. A horned monster with chameleon’s eyes and broken teeth, raging beside a girl who remains unfazed. An enormous lazy cat.

These are just a few of the children’s book illustrations created jointly by Norman Taber, associate professor of art at SUNY Plattsburgh, and his wife Tory, an adjunct instructor in the same department. Read more.


Meeting Rita Dove

When Shawna Eccles ’12 embarked on an ocean voyage as part of a short-term study abroad trip, she never imagined it would lead to a private meeting with the former U.S. poet laureate. Here is that story:

As I looked out into the crowd, my hands began to shake and my mouth went dry. I looked over to my left where my classmates continued to cheer with my professor; the lights gleamed across my face as I spoke the words of my poem. I could not see the audience, but I knew they were listening; I felt it …

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Contact Information

For more information about the SUNY Plattsburgh alumni newsletter, please contact:

Aubrey Bresett '01
Director of Advancement Communications
Phone: (518) 564-3095

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