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Environmental Science Students Awarded EPA Fellowships

Photo of  Grace DeSantis SUNY Plattsburgh students Grace DeSantis ’17 and Amelia Flanery ‘17 are two of just 34 undergraduate students nationwide to receive Greater Research Opportunities Undergraduate Fellowships from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Read more.

Gallery: The Top 10 #PlattsLife Posts of '15-'16

The best way to understand the Plattsburgh Experience is to live it. The best way to share it is to snap a memorable photo and post it to social media with #PlattsLife. Read more.

Ugandan Nursing Student Plans to Teach, Help Others

Photo of  Nancy Tushabe Nancy Tushabe isn’t one to speak up in class. But she has much to say. Read more.

Thrown a Curveball: Plattsburgh Baseball Player Alex Rodriguez and his Story of Recovery

Photo of  Alex Rodriguez SUNY Plattsburgh Catcher Alex Rodriguez knew this would be his last season in a Cardinals uniform. What he didn’t know was that running out of eligibility wouldn’t be the reason why. Read more.

CardinalConnect Pairs Students, Alumni with Jobs, Internships

CardinalConnect, a virtual career management tool, is increasingly helping pair SUNY Plattsburgh students and alumni to jobs through online career advice, document preparation and job search help. Read more.

Students Raise More than $50,000 for American Cancer Society

SUNY Plattsburgh students have raised $55,000 so far for the American Cancer Society as part of this year’s Relay for Life—and more is on the way. Read more.

Students Honored for Excellence with 2016 Chancellor’s Award

Three SUNY Plattsburgh students with nine majors between them received the Chancellor’s Award for Student Excellence at a ceremony held in Albany. Read more.

Fans, College Community Celebrate Women’s Hockey Team Championship

The SUNY Plattsburgh community and North Country residents gathered in the Ronald B. Stafford Ice Arena to celebrate the women’s hockey team’s national championship. Read more.

Students Contribute Research to Faculty Microgrid Study

Photo of  SUNY Plattsburgh students Four SUNY Plattsburgh students are helping faculty members complete a study that could lead to the development of an electric microgrid in Plattsburgh. Read more.

International Student Brings Unique Perspective to Campus

Photo of  Mike Kayigize '18 Before he attended a college fair at his high school in Zimbabwe, Mike Kayigize ’18 had never heard of Plattsburgh. Read more.

Spring Involvement Fair Showcases Student Clubs, Organizations

Photo of  SUNY Plattsburgh students at the Spring 2016 Involvement Fair. The spring Student Involvement Fair brought nearly 100 extracurricular clubs and organizations to the Angell College Center, giving the SUNY Plattsburgh community a glimpse at opportunities as varied as the campus itself. Read more.

Winter Commencement 2015 Graduates Welcomed as New Alumni Association Members

Photo of  student at Winter 2015 Commencement The SUNY Plattsburgh Alumni Association welcomed nearly 325 new members into its ranks during the college’s winter commencement exercises Saturday at the Plattsburgh State Field House. Read more.

Student Support Services Receives Five-year Federal Grant

Photo of  SUNY Plattsburgh students and staff Federal funding for SUNY Plattsburgh’s Student Support Services, one of the largest such programs in the country, was renewed with an all-time high grant of nearly $525,000 each year for the next five years. Read more.

Communicating in the New Age

Photo of  SUNY Plattsburgh communications student After dealing with outdated analog equipment for years, renovation and relocation, communication studies students began the fall 2015 semester in facilities so new, they didn’t recognize the place. Read more.

Social Change, Equality Focus of Campus March

Photo of  SUNY Plattsburgh students marching for social justice More than 300 SUNY Plattsburgh students, faculty and staff marched across campus Monday in support of equality, diversity and social justice at the college, in Plattsburgh and beyond. Read more.

Revisiting the New Hawkins Pond

Photo of  SUNY Plattsburgh student walking in front of Hawkins Pond An outdoor lab that doubles as a lily pad pool. Four hundred tons of North Country rock. Native vegetation. Waterfalls. A sustainable liner and pipe system. Removable fountain. It’s a worthy makeover for one of the most iconic spots on campus. The new Hawkins Pond was worth the wait. Read more.

Inside Look Offered at Fall Open House

Photo of  SUNY Plattsburgh tour guide showing prospective students the campus during Fall Open House An inside look at academic programs, unique club offerings and student social life are among the highlights offered to prospective students visiting campus for SUNY Plattsburgh’s Fall Open House. Read more.

Involvement Fair 2015 Showcases Campus Activities

Photo of  SUNY Plattsburgh Involvement Fair No disrespect to Netflix, Cinemax or HBO Go, but student activities at SUNY Plattsburgh are better than bedrest. Evidence? The Involvement Fair. Read more.

SUNY Plattsburgh Readies for 2015-2016 Academic Year

Photo of  SUNY Plattsburgh student returning to campus Some 990 members of SUNY Plattsburgh’s Class of 2019 will descend upon campus the weekend of Aug. 22-23 as these freshmen and the rest of campus prepares for the start of the 2015-2016 academic year. Read more.

Student-led Can Collection Helps Local Nonprofit

Photo of Patrick Montuori Students raised more than $11,000 through a just-concluded community-wide can and bottle collection, an effort that will help purchase a new 14-passenger van for the Ted K Center, a nonprofit organization providing educational, social and recreational opportunities for youth in Plattsburgh Housing Authority developments. Read more.

Dual-Major to Spend Summer Interning for NASA

Photo of Patrick Montuori Patrick Montuori is one of 32 students nationwide — and the only student from a SUNY school —  selected to intern this summer with NASA’s Student Airborne Research Program. Read more.

2015 Chancellor’s Award for Student Excellence

Photo of 2015 Chancellor's Award winning students Franco Bastida, Yessenia Funes, Abigyle Ploetz and Natalie Spiess received the 2015 Chancellor's Award for Student Excellence, which honors academic excellence, leadership, campus involvement, athletics, community service and participation in fine or performing arts. Read more.

Women’s Hockey Team Wins Second Consecutive National Championship

Photo of Women's Hockey Team The 3-2 victory gave Plattsburgh its second consecutive national championship and fourth in program history – more than any other school in women’s D-III hockey. Read more.

Construction Project to Result in Energy Savings

Photo of of Hawkins pond Hawkins Pond, the backdrop of many area prom and wedding photos, is about to receive a facelift — and become more environmentally friendly — all because of an infrastructure project that should make the college more efficient. Read more.

Preserving the Past, Understanding the Present: Student Studies Alzheimer’s Patients’ Stories

Photo of Erin BurdickBefore the 2013-2014 academic year, senior Erin Burdick knew “nothing” about Alzheimer’s. Now, after working on a project through a Chapel Hill Foundation Fellowship, she will present on the disease 4:30 p.m. April 25 in the Alumni Conference Room of SUNY Plattsburgh’s Angell College Center. Read more.

Physics Student Lands Internship at Department of Energy’s Argonne National Laboratory

Photo of Cole MartinPhysics major Cole Martin beat 800 other applicants for a chance to work alongside some of the world’s most talented scientists as they study particle physics. Read more.

Senior’s Gift of Time, Cells May Save Lymphoma Patient’s Life

Photo of Sean ConklinSure, he let technicians take a swab test inside his cheek, and he let them enter the results into the bone marrow registry, but he never thought it would amount to anything more. Then the email arrived. “URGENT PLEASE READ IMMEDIATELY.” Read more.

Paying It Forward: Scholarship Helps Aspiring Journalist in Quest to Help Others

Photo of Funes“With my words, I will expose the atrocities and depression occurring in developing nations such as El Salvador,” wrote the journalism and environmental studies double major in a scholarship application. “Those stories and voices that remain unheard will be heard with my help.”. Read more.

Students Earn Honors for DNA Research

Photo of SUNY Plattsburgh student Justin Andrews Three students recently received top awards in scientific research competitions for work done with frogs and ancient skeletons under the guidance of Dr. Nancy Elwess and Sandra Latourelle in SUNY Plattsburgh’s Department of Biology. Read more.

Baja Blast: an Expeditionary Experience

Photo of Gary Goldfinger This winter, SUNY Plattsburgh student Gary Goldfinger found himself in a place so remote that if anything went wrong, no help would come. The closest civilization was 30 miles away. Read more.

Student Magazine to Promote Tourism

Photo of students holding copies of DoNorth magazine SUNY Plattsburgh’s DoNorth student magazine will soon be flying the friendly skies, tucked securely in the seat backs on board PenAir, one of the local carriers out of Plattsburgh International Airport. Read more.

Students Cited by SUNY for Excellence

2013 SUNY Plattsburgh Chancellor's Award winners. Four SUNY Plattsburgh students are recipients of the 2013 Chancellor’s Award for Student Excellence.
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Wild Science: From Bird Counting to a BioBlitz

Photo of Wildlife Club members making bird feeders for the Great Backyard Bird Count A nutty aroma enveloped one particular table in the Angell College Center lobby Feb 14. There on the table, among scattered seeds and loose string, sat a grocery bag filled with pine cones, a bucket with more seeds and — the culprit of the distinctive smell — peanut butter. Read more.

Rallying Forces: The Pep Band and Hard Hattians

Hard Hattians watching hockey game If you hear a rowdy bunch screaming, “SUNY Plattsburgh! SUNY Plattsburgh! SUNY Plattsburgh!” until you can’t understand the words anymore, you will know you have run into the pep band crew. Read more.

College Receives National Notice for Eliminating Black/White Achievement Gap

SUNY Plattsburgh students walking across campus A national organization has ranked SUNY Plattsburgh among the top 25 public colleges across the nation for closing the graduation-rate gap between African American and white students. Read more.

SUNY Plattsburgh Fishing Team Earns National Ranking

Photo of Nikki Eddy holding 2 prize fish The college’s fishing team proved its prowess this past July, when student anglers Brendan Bolis and John McDougall took the $5,000 top prize in the FLW College Fishing Northern Conference qualifier on Lake Champlain.. Read more.

Ukulele Club Strikes a Chord with Students

Photo of Uke club They’re tiny; they’re tinny; and they’ve found their way into the hands and hearts of a student group this past semester. Read more.

Women’s Rugby Team Takes Championship

Photo of 2012 Women’s Rugby Championship team 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. Read more.

Night of Nations Brings World to Plattsburgh

Photo of Student Dancing For the people of the Caribbean, dancing to drums is a way of life. That’s what Sharisse DaSilva told the standing-room-only crowd gathered in E. Glenn Giltz Auditorium for the seventh annual Night of Nations — a student-run showcase of acts from around the world. Read more.

Zombie Threat on Campus Eradicated for Another Year

Photo of Zombies! A classic battle – humans versus the undead – played out on the SUNY Plattsburgh campus. Read more.

New Students Diverse, Academically Strong

Photo of students returning to campusFor the seventh year in a row, SUNY Plattsburgh has had so many applicants that it had to turn away more than half, accepting only 45.6 percent. Read more.

Satellite Fitness Center Opens in Renovated Hood Hall

Photo of students working out in the satellite fitness centerStudents in Hood Hall can now roll of out bed and head straight downstairs for a workout. The opening of a new fitness center right in the residence hall means they don’t have to leave the building to lift weights or run on the treadmill. Read more.

War Games: Teaching Candidate Brings History to Life Through Camp

Photo of Matt Hewson dressed in the civil war uniform of a soldier in the Union ArmyMatt Hewson doesn’t just teach history, he lives it. Read more.

Four SUNY Plattsburgh Students Cited by SUNY for Excellence

Photo of Joel Collado Joel Collado, Allaire “Ajay” DaleyKeyser, Prajwal “PJ” Shah and Julia Warren have received the award, created 15 years ago to recognize those students who have best demonstrated the integration of academic excellence with accomplishments in the areas of leadership; athletics; community service; creative and performing arts; or career achievement. Read more.

Winter in Plattsburgh: The Cold, Hard Facts

Photo of SUNY Plattsburgh student enjoying the snow on campus. This winter, we asked our Facebook fans 'What does ‘Plattsburgh cold mean?' and 76 responded with memories like these.... Read more.

Sports Hall of Fame Welcomes Four New Cardinal Athletes

Photo of of Chris VerkeyFour more of the best student athletes ever to suit up for SUNY Plattsburgh have been inducted into the Athletic Hall of Fame this year: Chris Verkey ‘01, Laura Ray ’96, Chris Panek and Paul Dingman ’69. Read more.

Student Group Focuses on Men in Stopping Violence Against Women

Photo of NoMore! teamThough statistics show one out of five women will fall victim to sexual violence, a student organization hopes to decrease those numbers, starting with SUNY Plattsburgh. Read more.

SUNY Plattsburgh Welcomes Academically Strong Freshman Class

SUNY Plattsburgh welcomes its most diverse and selective group of freshmen since the college began tracking that information in 2000. Read more.

Alumna, Students form Investment Club

Photo of student investment clubWith a $10,000 donation from an alumna, a group of SUNY Plattsburgh students have formed an investment portfolio group.. Read more.

Radio Production Students Earn Top Honors in National Competition

Photo of communication student Kyle EgnaThree SUNY Plattsburgh students took first-, second- and third-place prizes in a public service announcement competition that drew attention to the importance of monetary donations in response to international disasters. Read more.

Model Organization of American States Transforms Lives

Photo of Emma MackeyWhen Emma Mackey journeyed from her high school in Corinth, N.Y., to SUNY Plattsburgh’s Model Organization of American States three years ago, she didn’t know it would change her life. Read more.

SUNY Plattsburgh Students Awarded for Comedy Segment

Screen cap of student videoThe National Broadcast Society has awarded two SUNY Plattsburgh students first place during the 48th annual Electronic Media Competition in Hollywood. Read more.

Students Receive SUNY Chancellor's Award

Photo of Alison LutzFour SUNY Plattsburgh students are among the 2011 recipients of the Chancellor’s Award for Student Excellence, which recognizes seniors who demonstrate academic excellence integrated with leadership, community service, arts, athletics or career achievement. Read more.

Cardinal Sports Hall of Fame Greats Recall Plattsburgh Days

Photo of Jessica Allen RamsayFour more of the best athletes to ever suit up for SUNY Plattsburgh are now enshrined in the Cardinal Sports Hall of Fame.. Read more.

Nearly a Half Century Later, Student Association True to its Roots

Photo of Student Association meetingWhen Marty Mannix attended SUNY Plattsburgh in the early 1960s, he saw the student government as a rag-tag, unpredictable and chaotic assembly of representatives. Read more.


US Olympic team logoWashington Internship Institute opens doors for Gabrielle Equale. Read more.

Theater Program

Photo of Laura-Jean Schwartau-Swanson '79 on stage for production of Eugene Inoesco's playSUNY Plattsburgh students direct production of Ionesco play. Read more.

Geology Program

Photo of SUNY Plattsburgh Geology student Jake MacadooStudents find prehistoric seal remains near Lake Champlain. Read more.

Off to a Good Start Award

Photo of Dave Annable at 2009 commencement Plattsburgh Alumni Association honors Dave Annable. "I've been very lucky and fortunate, but it really does sort of come back to Plattsburgh," said Annable. Read more.

Students Take to the Field

Photo of a student working with Dr. Meiyin Wu in the Boquet River Plattsburgh State students roll-up their sleeves and conduct watershed research on the Boquet River in the Champlain-Adirondack biosphere. Read more.

Undergraduate Research is the Norm at SUNY Plattsburgh

Photo of Chrissa Wright working with Dr. Nancy Elwess Senior Chrissa Wright Wins prestigious national research award studying paramecium and the hemoglobin gene. Read more.

RuthAnn Skowronek Helps To Green Our Campus

Photo of RuthAnn Skowronek One SUNY Plattsburgh student set out with a plan. She had the vision to make Algonquin Dining Hall the "Green Hub" on campus, and RuthAnn Skowronek is well on her way to fulfilling her goals. Read more.



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