‘Ducky’ Drake Takes Flight, Retires as Voice of Cardinal Hockey

The Voice of Cardinal Hockey was nearly silenced long before his retirement this past hockey season.

Alan “Ducky” Drake, who had called home and away games since the 1973-1974 season — first on WEAV then WIRY radio — suffered a debilitating stroke. It hit him in the spring, right after the 1999-2000 season, and, at first, he doubted he’d ever be able to speak again.

But he wasn’t about to give up. Read more.

View complete or alumni event listings.

  • Center Stage Dance Show
    June 29
    E. Glenn Giltz Auditorium, Hawkins Hall
  • Reunion 2014
    July 10-13
  • Mark Rabin Memorial Golf
    July 22
    Westport, N.Y.
  • Spirit of Ethan Allen III Dinner Cruise
    Aug. 6
    Burlington, Vt.
  • Move-in Days
    Aug. 23-24
  • Classes Begin
    Aug. 25
  • Part-time Job Posting Fair
    Aug. 25
    Cardinal Lounge, Angell College Center
  • Tri-City ValleyCats vs. Brooklyn Cyclones
    Aug. 30
    Troy, N.Y.
  • Alumni Reception
    Sept. 3
    New York, N.Y.
  • Music Meet and Greet
    Sept. 3
    Lobby, Myers Fine Arts Building
  • Graduate and Professional School Fair
    Sept. 9
    Cardinal Lounge, Angell College Center
  • Homecoming 2014
    Oct. 17-19
    SUNY Plattsburgh

  • July 10-13, 2014

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Communications Grad Wins Rookie Reporter Award

Carrie Miller ’10 had her eye on the New York Press Association’s Rookie Reporter of the Year Award from the moment she heard about it last year. So when the NYPA chose her as the award’s newest recipient in its 2013 Better Newspaper Contest, she wasn’t shocked — but she was plenty excited. Read more.

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Two to Receive Honors at Reunion

The SUNY Plattsburgh Alumni Association will bestow awards of merit to a retired professor of nursing and a director in the U.S. Department of Justice.

Dr. Neville Strumpf, a former professor, who was interim dean of the College of Nursing at the University of Pennsylvania, and Douglas McManus, director of the Office of Policy and Management Operations with the U.S. Department of Justice, will both be honored during the college’s annual Reunion, July 10-13. Read more.

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Alumna Featured in the Huffington Post for Monster Story

Want a “terrific” example of how to write a suspenseful dark tale?

According to the Huffington Post, you don’t need to look any further than 2011 alumna Ali Simpson.

The Post made note of Simpson’s writing skills as illustrated by her short story, “The Monster,” originally published on Michael Noll’s “Read to Write Stories ” blog and on “Electric Literature’s Recommended Reading .” Read more.


With Your Help, We Can Still Do It

Last year, they beat us.

We know we can do better.

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