Alumna, Former Librarian Bequeaths Nearly Half a Million to SUNY Plattsburgh

SUNY Plattsburgh has received one of the largest gifts from an alumna in the history of the college.

The donation of $470,000 comes from the estate of former librarian Phyllis Wells. Her gift is the second largest bequest to the college from an alumna. 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

Turn up the Volumes: History Faculty Go on a Book Binge

From sea exploration and housework to immigration and revolt, SUNY Plattsburgh’s history department is publishing prolifically.

Since 2008, the department has released eight books. Nine if you count “Manly Meals and Mom’s Home Cooking” by Dr. Jessamyn Neuhaus, which just came out in paperback form. Read more.

Nearly 500 Graduate at Winter Commencement

The SUNY Plattsburgh Alumni Association welcomed some 500 new members Saturday, Dec. 15, at the college’s annual winter commencement ceremony at the Field House.

President John Ettling presided over the ceremony with Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs James Liszka, who presented the candidates for degrees. Thomas Corigliano, associate dean, SUNY Plattsburgh Branch Campus at Queensbury, served as faculty marshal. Read more.

Women’s Rugby Team Takes Championship

Controlled chaos. That’s rugby in a nutshell.

And the SUNY Plattsburgh women’s rugby team likes a bit of chaos — controlled or otherwise — in their lives.

“There’s no nice way for things to happen in rugby, but it’s good. It’s a lot of fun,” said Carly Farrone. Read more.


New Ukulele Club Strikes a Chord with Students

They’re tiny; they’re tinny; and they’ve found their way into the hands and hearts of a student group this past semester. “The ukulele has to be the happiest instrument ever,” Shannon Ferguson said. “You just get happy when you play it.” Read more.

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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