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'Days of Remembrance' Holocaust Commemoration April 27

01:25pm EDT, 25 Apr 2017

PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (April 25, 2017) — SUNY Plattsburgh’s annual commemoration of the Holocaust, “Days of Remembrance,” will be held Thursday, April 27 at 5 p.m. in the Douglas and Evelyne Skopp Holocaust Memorial Gallery in Feinberg Library.

Dr. Carol Lipszyc, associate professor of English, will be the featured speaker and discuss “Children in the Shoah: Preserving a Moral Core in the Face of Genocide.”


Division I Athletic Director Returns as Distinguished Alumna to Discuss Her Career in Higher Education

03:49pm EDT, 24 Apr 2017

PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (April 24, 2017) — The award-winning director of athletics at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay and SUNY Plattsburgh alumna, Mary Ellen Gillespie, will speak on campus about her career in athletics, fundraising and higher education Wednesday, April 26 at 4 p.m. in Krinovitz Recital Hall, Hawkins Hall.

Gillespie, who graduated with a bachelor’s degree in speech communication in 1994 and a master’s in college and agency counseling in 1997, is the first woman to serve as director of athletics at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay. She was invited back to campus as a distinguished visiting alumna and will speak on, “Lean In: My Journey to the Chair.” 


SUNY Board Appoints Dr. Kristina M. Johnson as the 13th Chancellor

03:33pm EDT, 24 Apr 2017

PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (April 24, 2017) — The State University of New York Board of Trustees named Dr. Kristina M. Johnson as its 13th chancellor Monday, an accomplished leader who will head the largest comprehensive system of public higher education in the United States.

“Throughout her distinguished career, Kristina Johnson has not only been a faculty member, administrator, and visionary in higher education but also a dedicated public servant, national energy czar, successful entrepreneur, and an acclaimed inventor,” said SUNY Chairman H. Carl McCall. “We are thrilled to welcome her to SUNY, where her range of experience will enable her to leverage the incredible work of our 64 colleges and universities." 


Community Scholarship Recipients Recognized for Leadership, Volunteerism

09:44am EDT, 20 Apr 2017

(l-r) Vihan Wickramasinghe, Sarahana Shrestha, Julia Devine, Jayah Arnett, and Pakin Srijinda. Not pictured: Ray Wagner.

PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (April 20, 2017) — Project HELP and Omicron Delta Kappa, through the Center for Student Involvement, hosted a Student Recognition Ceremony for Leadership and Service, honoring the 2016-2017 recipients of the Community Service Scholarship Tuesday afternoon, April 18, in the Angell College Center Ballrooms.

Scholarship recipients recognized were: 


SUNY Plattsburgh 2017 'Women of Distinction' Honored at Awards Ceremony

03:52pm EDT, 19 Apr 2017

Adjunct Lecturer Susan Kenoyer, UP Chief Jerry Lottie, Assemblyman Billy Jones, SUNY Plattsburgh President John Ettling, UP Lt. Jessica Facteau, Vice President for Student Affairs Bryan Hartman, and Butterfly Blaise, Title IX coordinator, pose during the 'Women of Distinction' recognition ceremony April 15.

PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (April 19, 2017) — University Police Lt. Jessica Facteau and Susan Kenoyer, adjunct math lecturer, were honored by state Assemblyman Billy Jones as women of distinction at a recognition ceremony April 15 at City Hall, downtown Plattsburgh.

Jones has recognized seven women from the 115th Assembly District, which includes Clinton and Franklin counties and the towns of Brasher, Lawrence, Piercefield, and Hopkinton in St. Lawrence County. Throughout March, his office received nearly 100 nominations in honor of Women’s History Month. 


William Circelli Named SUNY Plattsburgh Director of Facilities

02:52pm EDT, 19 Apr 2017

PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (April 19, 2017) — William Circelli has been promoted to the position of director of facilities at SUNY Plattsburgh, a role he’s held in an interim capacity since December 2016 following the retirement of long-time director Kevin Roberts.

Circelli will be responsible for facilities planning, maintenance and operations, the warehouse, janitorial, facilities accounting, maintenance and operations trades, the moving crew, the garage, grounds, the central heating plant, environmental health and safety, and capital planning and construction. 


SUNY Plattsburgh to Host 2022 Division III Men's Ice Hockey Championship in Lake Placid

11:48am EDT, 19 Apr 2017

PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (April 19, 2017) — SUNY Plattsburgh has been selected by the National Collegiate Athletic Association to host the 2022 NCAA Division III Men's Ice Hockey Championship March 25-26, 2022 at Herb Brooks Arena in Lake Placid, N.Y.

Lake Placid has served as host to the NCAA Division III Men's Ice Hockey Championship six times. SUNY Plattsburgh is also hosting the 2018 men's championship at Herb Brooks Arena next March. The college has also hosted the tournament three times at Ronald B. Stafford Ice Arena on campus. 


Council for Exceptional Children Plans Family Day of Activities for Kids April 30

01:09pm EDT, 18 Apr 2017

PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (April 18, 2017) — The SUNY Plattsburgh Council for Exceptional Children is hosting Family Day Out! Sunday, April 30 from noon to 4 p.m. at Memorial Field off Rugar Street behind Memorial Hall.

Family Day Out! offers sports, carnival games and crafts, among other activities, for children kindergarten through fifth grade. Refreshments will be available. 


'Brian Mehan Be the Match' Bone Marrow Drive Being Held May 2

03:14pm EDT, 17 Apr 2017

PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (April 17, 2017) — The SUNY Plattsburgh Cardinal men’s baseball team will host its annual Brian Mehan Be the Match bone marrow drive Tuesday, May 2 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.  in the Angell College Center lobby.

The event honors the life of former Cardinal player Brian Mehan, who lost his battle with cancer in 2008. This is the sixth year the team is teaming up with the Be the Match Bone Marrow Registry, a database used by the National Marrow Donor Program to connect patients in need with eligible bone marrow or cord blood donors. According to the foundation’s website,, prospective donors are added to the registry after submitting cheek cells samples, which are collected by rubbing the inside of a potential donor’s mouth with cotton swabs. Donors remain on the list until they turn 61. 


Walk to Raise Funds, Awareness for Child-abuse Prevention April 22

03:52pm EDT, 14 Apr 2017

PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (April 14, 2017) — The SUNY Plattsburgh Human Development and Family Relations student organization and Phi Upsilon Omicron national honor society will host a child-abuse prevention walk Saturday, April 22 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Ronald B. Stafford Ice Arena.

Agencies from across the community will be tabling in the field house to provide information to families. Games, activities and raffles for families will be featured. Proceeds will benefit “Prevent Child Abuse New York.” 


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Gerianne Wright, Assistant Director of Communications
SUNY Plattsburgh
Phone: (518) 564-2090