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College Gearing Up for Reunion 2015
12:00am EDT, 12 Jun 2015
PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (June 11, 2015) — Ahoy alumni. SUNY Plattsburgh is setting sail for Reunion 2015, July 9-12.
And for the fifth year in a row, the college is teaming up with the City of Plattsburgh and the Mayor’s Cup Regatta and Festival to embrace all Plattsburgh and the Adirondack Region has to offer in the summertime.
The Plattsburgh Alumni Association will be honoring those alumni whose graduation years end in “5” and “0” with events like a reunion barbecue at the dock, a picnic under the tent, craft beer tasting, a Red and White networking reception, a bus tour with Bill Laundry, vice president emeritus of student affairs and a local historian, and the Golden Anniversary Club reception, which honors its newest members, graduates from 1965.
The Mayor’s Cup Regatta and Festival, now in its 38th year, combines the best of lake sailing with landlubber entertainment. Alumni are encouraged to participate in the annual Boat Parade of Lights Thursday, July 9. Decorated boats will sail from Wilcox Dock to the Naked Turtle Holding Co., 1 Dock St. beginning at 7 p.m. On Friday, the band, Strange Brew, will entertain downtown at the Lions Club Band Shell along the shores of the Saranac River near the Macdonough Monument.
And on Saturday night beginning at 8 p.m., SUNY Plattsburgh alumni and SUNY honorary degree recipients Eric ’93 and Leigh ’94 ’96 Gibson will perform with their band, The Gibson Brothers, at the band shell.
Welcome Center in Au Sable Hall
Alumni should stop by and say hello and register at the Welcome Center in the lobby of Au Sable Hall, the new home to the School of Business and Economics and the computer science program. Complimentary tea and coffee will be available as you enjoy the view from the Mary and John Hopkins Terrace. Registration packets will be available. Alumni originally scheduled to stay at Macdonough will be redirected to Hood Hall on Rugar Street while Macdonough undergoes construction on its roof.
The Welcome Center will be open Thursday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Friday from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. To register for events, to book a room at Hood Hall or for more information, contact the Office of Alumni Relations, 518-564-2090 or 800-964-1889.
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