Alumni Spotlight

Our graduates have gone on to some pretty special careers. 

They have the tales to tell and the wisdom to share about what makes this institution of higher learning so remarkable in so many ways. There are thousands of teachers, doctors, lawyers, engineers and artists who call SUNY Potsdam their alma mater.


Amy Kellogg '99Partner atHarter, Secrest & Emery, LLP

When a person becomes a lawyer for a prestigious law firm, sits on several boards – including that of her alma mater – and successfully lobbies for a statewide smoking ban, we would most likely call that person successful. When does this all before 30, we would call that person remarkable. Read more...


Mark DyePhotojournalist

Not many careers can take you from the shop of a man who builds boats by hand in the Adirondacks one day, to meeting the Olympic hockey players who beat the Soviet Union in Lake Placid in 1980 another, to a war-torn country half a world away the next. Read more...



Assistant Director of Strategic Planning for SUNY System

In 2011, Kaitlyn Beachner ’08 (pictured right with Chancellor Nancy Zimpher) was elected the President of the SUNY Student Assembly, which represents the system’s 465,000 students. She was nominated by a friend from her alma mater, former SUNY Potsdam Student Government Association President Sam McAfree ’12. Read more...