Portrait of Chancellor Nancy Zimpher, student Maura Danehey, and VP for Student Affairs Brian Hartman

Students Receive Chancellor’s Award for Excellence

SUNY Plattsburgh seniors Maura Danehey, Rebecca Robbins, Nikki Schiebel and Kym Taylor have been selected as recipients of the State University of New York Chancellor’s Award for Student Excellence.

Presented by SUNY Chancellor Nancy Zimpher this April in Albany, the award was created 16 years ago to recognize those students who have best demonstrated the integration of academic excellence with leadership, athletics, career achievement, community service or creative and performing arts.

“Students honored with the Chancellor’s Award for Excellence … truly embody the power of SUNY,” said Zimpher. Read more.

Events Calendar

View complete or alumni event listings.

  • ‘June Moon’
    May 1-4
    Hartman Theatre, Myers Fine Arts Building
  • Jazz Fest
    May 2
    E. Glenn Giltz Auditorium, Hawkins Hall
  • GospelFEST
    May 4
    E. Glenn Giltz Auditorium, Hawkins Hall
  • Guitar Ensemble Concert
    May 7
    E. Glenn Giltz Auditorium, Hawkins Hall
  • Sinfonia Chamber Concert
    May 8
    E. Glenn Giltz Auditorium, Hawkins Hall
  • Commencement Reception
    May 15
    Queensbury Hotel, Glens Falls, N.Y.
  • Commencement Reception
    May 16
    Flynt Commons, Angell College Center
  • Commencement
    May 17
    Field House
  • Explore Diabetes Conference
    May 22
    Angell College Center
  • ‘The Little Mermaid and an Evening of the Arts’
    May 30
    E. Glenn Giltz Auditorium, Hawkins Hall
  • Cardinal Open Golf Tournament
    June 6
    Van Patten Golf Club, Clifton Park, N.Y.
  • Set Sail for Reunion 2014
    July 10-13, 2014

Still image from Fake ID PSA

TV/Video Production Students Create Fake ID PSA for Local Stations

Last fall, SUNY Plattsburgh senior TV/video production students Alex Backstrom and Ryan Stillwaggon went to jail — to film.

Backstrom and Stillwaggon were producing a public service announcement urging minors not to use fake IDs. Backstrom uploaded the PSA to YouTube in February, and, with airtime funded by the Clinton County STOP-DWI program, the PSA is now running on local stations in addition to Plattsburgh State Television. Read more.

Portrait of Joseph Lynch III, photo by Robert Christy

Psychology Alumnus Earns Research Award

Joseph Lynch III thought there must be a mistake. The awards committee must have confused him with someone else.

But the committee hadn’t. He had, indeed, won the American Psychological Association’s 2013 Early Graduate Student Researcher Award. Read more.

Still image from the tax prep internship video

Tax Prep Internship Prepares Accounting Students for Jobs

Hao Jiang ’11, like many people, thought taxes were dull — a “black and white” process, he called them. Then, he began his studies at SUNY Plattsburgh as an accounting major.

After completing his first tax class and hearing about an internship with Plattsbugh’s AARP Tax-Aide, his perspective started to change.

“The internship added color to the tax picture,” Jiang said. “Tax courses made more sense, and it made me want to continue learning about taxes.” Read more.


Portrait of Rachel HislopAlumna Named Huff Post’s Fashion Editor to Watch

The Huffington Post gave a shout-out to 16 black fashion editors during February’s Fashion Week in New York City, and Rachel Hislop ’11 was among them.

The popular blog and online news source posted “16 Black Fashion and Beauty Editors You Should be Following During New York Fashion Week,” ranking Hislop, a style editor with GlobalGrind.com, along with editors from Allure, Ebony, Glamour and Essence magazines and websites, among others. Read more.


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Aubrey Bresett '01
Director of Advancement Communications
Phone: (518) 564-3095
Email: hunt6542@plattsburgh.edu

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