SUNY Potsdam Students Earn Spots on the College’s President’s List

POTSDAM, NY – The State University of New York at Potsdam recently named more than 800 students to the President’s List for the Spring 2012 semester in recognition of their academic excellence.

SUNY Potsdam President Dr. John F. Schwaller honored a total of 861 students for earning the highest marks in Spring 2012.

Among the local students who made the SUNY Potsdam President’s List were:

Morgan Frederick of Parish, NY, whose major is English and Creative Writing

Rachel Garrett of Mexico, NY, whose major is Business Administration

Katherine Irwin of Oswego, NY, whose major is Visual Arts

Marissa Johnson of Pulaski, NY, whose major is Childhood/Early Child Education

Joseph Locci of Parish, NY, whose major is Environmental Studies

Allison Metot of Bernhards Bay, NY, whose major is Childhood/Early Child Education

Scott Spink of Hastings, NY, whose major is Literature/Writing

Gina Weston of Central Square, NY, whose major is Art Studio

To achieve the honor of being on the President’s List, each student must have satisfactorily completed 12 numerically-graded semester hours with a grade point average of 3.5 or higher.

SUNY Potsdam has a strong focus on academics, with its long history of excellence in the liberal arts and sciences.

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Founded in 1816, and located on the outskirts of the beautiful Adirondack Park, The State University of New York at Potsdam is one of America’s first 50 colleges. SUNY Potsdam currently enrolls approximately 4,350 undergraduate and graduate students. Home to the world-renowned Crane School of Music, SUNY Potsdam is known for its handcrafted education, challenging liberal arts and sciences core, excellence in teacher training and leadership in the performing and visual arts.