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Iconic Hawkins Pond to Receive Facelift

Hawkins Pond will feature a new look in coming years, thanks to an infrastructure project that will make the college more efficient.

Paid for by the State University of New York Construction Fund, the $3.6 million construction project will replace hot water, storm and sewer lines around Hawkins Hall and eventually lead to a facelift for the pond, which has served as the backdrop to so many area prom and wedding photos. Read more.

Events Calendar

View complete or alumni event listings.

  • Adirondack Dance Performance
    May 30
    E. Glenn Giltz Auditorium, Hawkins Hall
  • Slapstick Science
    June 3
    E. Glenn Giltz Auditorium, Hawkins Hall
  • Capital District Golf Tournament
    June 6
    Clifton Park, N.Y.
  • Center Stage Dance Show
    June 29
    E. Glenn Giltz Auditorium, Hawkins Hall
  • Mark Rabin Memorial Golf
    July 22
    Westport, N.Y.
  • Homecoming 2014
    Oct. 17-19
    SUNY Plattsburgh
  • Set Sail for Reunion 2014
    July 10-13, 2014

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Chancellor Recognizes SUNY Plattsburgh Faculty, Staff For Excellence

The State University of New York has awarded five SUNY Plattsburgh faculty and staff members the 2014 Chancellor’s Award for Excellence.

This year’s recipients:

For teaching: Dr. Wendy Gordon and Colleen Lemza.
For faculty service: Dr. Delbert Hart.
For excellence in professional service: Dr. Rebecca Kasper.
For classified staff: Debra Thomas.

Read more.

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SUNY Plattsburgh at Queensbury Teams Up With Local School Districts to Build Leaders

The notion of a solitary superman or superwoman leading a school doesn’t hold water any more, according to SUNY Plattsburgh Branch Campus Dean Stephen Danna.

That’s why he has collaborated with four local districts to write “Strengthening Teacher Leader Effectiveness” grants. These provide schools the means to train a league of heroes who can band together and forge direction as a team. Read more.

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Wilderness Program Gives Freshmen Adirondack Adventure, Jump on College

When my Odyssey leader parked the van beside the Cascade Mountain trailhead, one of the 46 High Peaks in the Adirondack Park, I couldn’t hop out the door fast enough.

Beyond two rises and a couple miles of dense trees, I saw the summit — an alpine crown of exposed rock. I had hiked a slew of peaks in my 18 years, but never as a college student. I zipped my jacket, buckled my backpack and took a step. Then a girl in my group said, “Wow. I’ve never seen a mountain before.” Read more.


Photo of Clare and Carl'sThe Michigan: A Food with a Rich Taste and a Rich Past

In the North Country, there is this thing they call a michigan.

The steamed, red-skinned hotdog cradled in a bun beneath a light touch of mustard, diced onion and seasoned meat sauce makes for a unique breed of comfort food. For more than half a century, michigans have been the uncontested taste of the region. 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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