State University of New York at Plattsburgh

State University of New York at Plattsburgh

Infobox_University
name = SUNY Plattsburgh


image_size = 110px
motto = "A Superbus Preteritus, A Validus Posterus" A Proud Past, A Strong Future
established = 1889
former_names = Plattsburgh State Normal and Training School
type = Public
president = John Ettling
city = Plattsburgh
state = NY
country = USA
students = 6214 Citation | title = Building on our Success | newspaper = Plattsburgh Magazine | volume= 7 | number = 3 | pages = 16-18 | date = Fall 2006 ]
undergrad = 5567
postgrad = 650
staff= 270
affiliations = SUNY, MSA, AASCU
campus = Micropolis, 256 acres (1 km²) maintained cite web | title = SUNY Plattsburgh Aerial Campus Map | publisher = State University of New York at Plattsburgh | url = http://www.plattsburgh.edu/admissions/campusmap.php | accessdate = 2007-11-27 ]
athletics = NCAA Division III, SUNYAC, ECAC
19 varsity teams
nickname = Cardinals
colors = color box|redcolor box|white Red and White
mascot = Burghy
website= [http://www.plattsburgh.edu/ www.plattsburgh.edu] |
The State University of New York at Plattsburgh (also known as SUNY Plattsburgh or Plattsburgh State) is a four-year, public liberal arts college in Plattsburgh, New York. The college was founded in 1889 and opened in 1890. The college is currently part of the State University of New York system and is accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools.cite press release | title = SUNY Plattsburgh Accreditation Reaffirmed by Middle States | publisher = State University of New York at Plattsburgh | date = 2008-01-11 | url = http://readme.readmedia.com/news/show/SUNY-Plattsburgh-Accreditation-Reaffirmed-by-Middle-States/36935 | accessdate = 2008-01-23] The school is also a member of the American Association of State Colleges and Universities. [cite web | title = List of Member Colleges in New York | publisher = American Association of State Colleges and Universities | url = http://www.aascu.org/members/default.htm#ny | accessdate = 2008-01-20] SUNY Plattsburgh has 6,214, of whom 5,567 are undergraduates.

History

Founding of the Normal School

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] This is the same location where Hawkins Hall now rests on the current campus of SUNY Plattsburgh. [http://maps.google.com/maps?q=Plattsburgh,+NY&ie=UTF8&z=17&ll=44.696962,-73.466188&spn=0.004248,0.012188&t=h&om=1 modern map]

The impressive structure, known as "Normal Hall", was constructed by Brown Brothers of Mohawk, New York, who also built the Court House in downtown Plattsburgh. [cite news | title = A New Essex Co. Railroad | url = http://news2.nnyln.net/plattsburgh-sentinel/1890/plattsburgh-sentinel-1890-july-september%20-%200040.pdf | work = The Plattsburgh Sentinel | page = 8 | date = August 1, 1890 ] Normal Hall was used both for classes and as a dormitory.

Plattsburgh State Normal and Training School officially opened with its first day of classes on the morning of September 3, 1890. [cite news | title = Successful Opening of the New Normal School
url = http://news2.nnyln.net/plattsburgh-sentinel/1890/plattsburgh-sentinel-1890-july-september%20-%200073.pdf | work = The Plattsburgh Sentinel | page = 1 | date = September 5, 1890
] The school's first principal was Fox Holden, former Superintendent of the Plattsburgh Union Graded Schools. Holden served for only two years, from 1890 until the first graduating class in 1892.

Fire of 1929

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With an extensive shuffling of city services, classes were able to resume the following Wednesday at City Hall in downtown. [cite news | title = Students Move In City Hall Wednesday | url = http://news2.nnyln.net/plattsburgh-sentinel/1929/plattsburgh-sentinel-1929-january%20-%200052.pdf | work = The Plattsburgh Sentinel | page = 4 | date = January 29, 1929 ] The longer term solution was to share facilities with a number of the city's K-12 public schools. These half-day schooling arrangements were necessary for the survival of Plattsburgh Normal School but proved to be too disruptive to public school students, and the practice was discontinued in September of 1930. [cite news | title = To Discontinue The Half-Day Schooling Plan | url = http://news2.nnyln.net/plattsburgh-sentinel/1930/plattsburgh-sentinel-1930-july-september%20-%200079.pdf | work = The Plattsburgh Sentinel | page = 5 | date = August 15, 1930 ]

By that time initial plans were finally being approved for a new structure to replace Normal Hall. [cite news | title = Plans for New Normal School Here Finished | url = http://news2.nnyln.net/plattsburgh-sentinel/1929/plattsburgh-sentinel-1929-july-september%20-%200093.pdf | work = The Plattsburgh Sentinel | page = 3 | date = August 29, 1929 ] Plans were formally approved on October 10. The new building would be located in the same location and be twice as large as the old Normal Hall. [cite news | title = Plans for New Normal School Are Endorsed by Committees | url = http://news2.nnyln.net/plattsburgh-sentinel/1929/plattsburgh-sentinel-1929-october-december%20-%200022.pdf | work = The Plattsburgh Sentinel | page = 6 | date = October 11, 1929 ] The new structure was completed in 1932 and was named Hawkins Hall in honor of George K. Hawkins, the principal of Plattsburgh Normal School from 1898 to 1933.cite web | title = Regional, Local, and Campus Overview | work = 2007-2008 Undergraduate & Graduate Catalog | publisher = State University of New York at Plattsburgh | url = http://web.plattsburgh.edu/academics/catalog/files/region.pdf | format = pdf | accessdate = 2008-01-28]

Modern era

Plattsburgh State Normal and Training School was renamed SUNY Plattsburgh when it joined the State University of New York system with its establishment in 1948. When the school became part of the SUNY system, it changed from a two-year teacher's institution to a selective, four-year, public liberal arts college.

During the 1960s and 1970s SUNY Plattsburgh, as well as the whole State University of New York system, underwent rapid growth. Many of the more modern buildings on campus were constructed during this time period, including the Angell College Center, Feinberg Library, and several high-rise dormitories.

Campus

Location

just over 50 miles away.

Facilities

The SUNY Plattsburgh main campus consists of thirty-six buildings on convert|256|acre|km2, generally located in an area just west of the intersection of Broad Street and Rugar Street. The center of campus is Amitié Plaza, a large outdoor courtyard surrounded by many of the most essential buildings on campus, including the Angell College Center, Myers Fine Arts Building, and Feinberg Library.cite web | title = Self-Guided Campus Tour | publisher = State University of New York at Plattsburgh | url = http://web.plattsburgh.edu/admissions/files/walking_tour_6-2.pdf | format = pdf | accessdate = 2007-11-21 ] The iconic focal point of Amitié Plaza is a massive metal sculpture of two people shaking hands. This sculpture, for which the courtyard was named, was created by renowned sculptor William King. [cite web | title = Sculpture Park Collection | publisher = State University of New York at Plattsburgh | url = http://clubs.plattsburgh.edu/museum/sculptur.htm | accessdate = 2008-01-29] It represents between the United States and Canada. [cite web | last = Sussman | first = Mike | title = SUNY Plattsburgh Trivia II | date = 2007-02-09 | url = http://www.mikesussman.com/blog/2007/02/suny-plattsburgh-trivia-ii.php | accessdate = 2007-11-21 ] http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/f/fd/Button_blockquote.pngs.

Several key athletic facilities are located 1/4 mile west of the main campus at the Field House Complex. Among these facilities is the Ronald B. Stafford Ice Arena, the 3,500 seat home to Cardinal Hockey. SUNY Plattsburgh also has a number of other remote sites, ranging from Valcour Educational Conference Center in nearby Peru, New York to a Branch Campus located in Queensbury, New York (near Glens Falls).

Art exhibitions

Artwork is an essential aspect of the SUNY Plattsburgh campus. The Plattsburgh State Art Museum is considered a "Museum Without Walls", comprising over 4,600 historic and contemporary works of art. Two prominent permanent exhibitions are the Rockwell Kent Gallery and Collection and the Nina Winkel Sculpture Court. [cite web | title = Plattsburgh State Art Museum | publisher = State University of New York at Plattsburgh | url = http://clubs.plattsburgh.edu/museum/ | accessdate = 2008-01-29] The Rockwell Kent Gallery and Collection is located in the Feinberg Library. It is the largest collection of Rockwell Kent's work in the United States. [cite web | title = Rockwell Kent Gallery and Collection | publisher = State University of New York at Plattsburgh | url = http://www.plattsburgh.edu/about/tour/kentgallery.php | accessdate = 2008-01-29] The Nina Winkel Sculpture Court is located in the Myers Fine Arts Building. It is the largest display in the country devoted to the art of just one woman. [cite web | title = Nina Winkel Sculpture Court | publisher = State University of New York at Plattsburgh | url = http://clubs.plattsburgh.edu/museum/winkel2.htm | accessdate = 2008-01-29]

Organization

John Ettling has been President of SUNY Plattsburgh since June 15, 2004. [cite web | title = About President John Ettling | publisher = State University of New York at Plattsburgh | url = http://www.plattsburgh.edu/president/bio.php | accessdate = 2008-02-04 ] Ettling is a member of the SUNY Plattsburgh College Council, which serves as an oversight and advisory body to the senior administration within the State University of New York system. In accordance with New York State Education Law, nine of the ten Council members are appointed to seven-year terms by the Governor of New York, with the one student elected to the remaining post for a one-year term. [cite web | title = SUNY Plattsburgh College Council | publisher = State University of New York at Plattsburgh | url = http://www.plattsburgh.edu/president/cc/ | accessdate = 2008-02-04 ]

Academics and demographics

SUNY Plattsburgh has been accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools (MSA) since 1952. The college offers more than 60 baccalaureate degrees and a wide variety of minors within three principal academic divisions; Arts and Sciences, an internationally accredited School of Business, and Education, Health and Human Services. Graduate degrees are offered in Education, School Psychology, speech-language pathology, and liberal arts. All courses offered at Plattsburgh are taught by faculty,cite web | title = Information and Resources for High School & Transfer Counselors | publisher = State University of New York at Plattsburgh | url = http://www.plattsburgh.edu/admissions/counselor.php | accessdate = 2007-11-16 ] the majority of which hold doctoral degrees.

A few of SUNY Plattsburgh's more notable academic programs include:
* Education - Plattsburgh was founded as a teacher's college and Education is still the school's largest major. [cite web | title = About President John Ettling | publisher = State University of New York at Plattsburgh | url = http://www.plattsburgh.edu/president/bio.php | accessdate = 2008-01-20 ]
* Center for Communication and Journalism - Encompassing four distinct majors, [cite web | title = Communication Program at SUNY Plattsburgh | publisher = State University of New York at Plattsburgh | url = http://www.plattsburgh.edu/academics/communication/ | accessdate = 2008-01-20 ] it is is the only center of its kind in the SUNY system. [cite web | title = Center for Communication & Journalism | publisher = State University of New York at Plattsburgh | url = http://web.plattsburgh.edu/academics/ccj/ | accessdate = 2008-01-20 ]
* Canadian Studies - The most comprehensive undergraduate Canadian studies program in the United States.
* Expeditionary Studies - The only collegiate academic program in the nation to focus on rock climbing, ice climbing, free-heel skiing and sea kayaking. [cite web | title = Expeditionary studies grows | publisher = Cardinal Points | date = 2007-09-09 | url = http://media.www.cardinalpointsonline.com/media/storage/paper1064/news/2007/09/21/News/Expeditionary.Studies.Grows-2997912.shtml | accessdate = 2008-01-20 ]

In 2008, Kiplinger's Personal Finance recognized SUNY Plattsburgh among the Top 100 colleges in the nation for the value of its academic quality. [cite press release | title = Kiplinger's Recognizes SUNY Plattsburgh for its Academic Quality, Value | publisher = Kiplinger's Personal Finance | date = 2008-01-09 | url = http://readme.readmedia.com/news/show/Kiplingers-Recognizes-SUNY-Plattsburgh-for-its-Academic-Quality-Value/34319 | accessdate = 2008-01-21]

59% of SUNY Plattsburgh students are female and 41% are male. In 2005, 4,061 students (75%) were categorized as White, 261 (5%) Black, 216 (4%) Hispanic, and 111 (2%) of Asian/Pacific Islands descent. That year, SUNY Plattsburgh stated that it was their goal to raise the number of minority students from its current 11% to 13% or greater by 2010.Citation | title = Plattsburgh State Enrollment Management Plan 2005-2010 | year = 2005 | url = http://www.plattsburgh.edu/offices/academic/provost/forms/enrollment_management_plan_2006.pdf | accessdate = 2008-01-28] By 2007, 16% of incoming freshman were considered to be "minority and diverse backgrounds." [cite news | last = Pomerance | first = Benjamin | title = Rejection rate highest ever | publisher = Cardinal Points | date = 2007-09-20 | url = http://media.www.cardinalpointsonline.com/media/storage/paper1064/news/2007/09/21/News/Rejection.Rate.Highest.Ever-2982318-page2.shtml | accessdate = 2008-01-29]

Over 90% of students originate from within New York state, 4% of students come from other states, while foreign students comprise 5% of the student population. 52% of students live in on-campus dormitories, a requirement for freshman and sophomores. 21% of the student population are commuters, while 27% live are considered off-campus renters.

Research and endowment

The Plattsburgh College Foundation helps raise funds for SUNY Plattsburgh through charitable donations. 90% of gifts received go towards financial aid, including $750,000 for student scholarships in 2006. The remaining 10% of funds raised by The Plattsburgh Fund goes towards activities, improvements in campus technology and improvements in the welfare of the college. Alumni donations account for 40% of all donations. [cite web | last = Besaw | first = Michelle | title = Get to Know: Plattsburgh College Foundation | publisher = Cardinal Points | date = 2007-04-27 | url = http://media.www.cardinalpointsonline.com/media/storage/paper1064/news/2007/04/27/News/Get-To.Know.Plattsburgh.College.Foundation-2886819.shtml | accessdate = 2008-02-04 ]

Athletics

Plattsburgh State competes in 19 different intercollegiate sports at the Division III level of the National Collegiate Athletic Association. Depending on the sport, Plattsburgh teams also compete within the State University of New York Athletic Conference (SUNYAC) or the Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC). Team sports with both men's and women's teams include ice hockey, basketball, soccer, track and field, and cross country. Plattsburgh also has men's teams in baseball and lacrosse, and women's teams in softball, tennis, and volleyball. All Plattsburgh State intercollegiate athletic teams are named either Cardinals or Lady Cardinals. [cite web | title = Athletics at Plattsburgh State | publisher = State University of New York at Plattsburgh | url = http://www.plattsburgh.edu/athletics/ | accessdate = 2008-01-21]

Ice hockey

Cardinal Hockey is by far the most notable of Plattsburgh State sports, featuring perennial national powerhouses in both men's and women's ice hockey.

The men's hockey team has won two NCAA D-III Championships (1992 and 2001) and 18 SUNYAC Championships. [cite web | title = Plattsburgh State Men's Ice Hockey | publisher = State University of New York at Plattsburgh | url = http://www.plattsburgh.edu/athletics/cardathletics/hockey/men/ | accessdate = 2008-01-21] The women's hockey team has won two NCAA D-III Championship (2007, 2008) and two ECAC Western Division Championships (2006 and 2007). The 2006-2007 Lady Cardinals' team that won the National Championship went undefeated (27-0-2); a feat accomplished for just the fourth time in NCAA hockey history (men's or women's at any level). [cite web | title = Plattsburgh State Women's Ice Hockey | publisher = State University of New York at Plattsburgh | url = http://www.plattsburgh.edu/athletics/cardathletics/hockey/women/ | accessdate = 2008-01-21]

Cardinal hockey players have been named first team All-Americans a total of 16 times. For the men's team, Tracey Belanger (1999), [cite web | title = All-Americans, 1998-1999 | publisher = The American Hockey Coaches Association | url = http://www.ahcahockey.com/allamer/1999.html | accessdate = 2008-02-05 ] Jason Desloover (1998),cite web | title = All-Americans, 1997-1998 | publisher = The American Hockey Coaches Association | url = http://www.ahcahockey.com/allamer/1998.html | accessdate = 2008-02-05 ] Steve Moffat (1998), Lenny Pereira (1993, 1994), [cite web | title = All-Americans, 1992-1993 | publisher = The American Hockey Coaches Association | url = http://www.ahcahockey.com/allamer/1993.html | accessdate = 2008-02-05 ] [cite web | title = All-Americans, 1993-1994 | publisher = The American Hockey Coaches Association | url = http://www.ahcahockey.com/allamer/1994.html | accessdate = 2008-02-05 ] Joe Ferras (1987), [cite web | title = All-Americans, 1986-1987 | publisher = The American Hockey Coaches Association | url = http://www.ahcahockey.com/allamer/1987.html | accessdate = 2008-02-05 ] Peter DeArmas (1985), [cite web | title = All-Americans, 1984-1985 | publisher = The American Hockey Coaches Association | url = http://www.ahcahockey.com/allamer/1985.html | accessdate = 2008-02-05 ] Gaetan D'Anjou (1982), [cite web | title = All-Americans, 1981-1982 | publisher = The American Hockey Coaches Association | url = http://www.ahcahockey.com/allamer/1982.html | accessdate = 2008-02-05 ] and Doug Kimura (1980, 1981) [cite web | title = All-Americans, 1979-1980 | publisher = The American Hockey Coaches Association | url = http://www.ahcahockey.com/allamer/1980.html | accessdate = 2008-02-05 ] [cite web | title = All-Americans, 1980-1981 | publisher = The American Hockey Coaches Association | url = http://www.ahcahockey.com/allamer/1981.html | accessdate = 2008-02-05 ] have been first team All-Americans. For the women's team Bree Doyle (2006, 2007),cite web | title = All-Americans, 2005-2006 | publisher = The American Hockey Coaches Association | url = http://www.ahcahockey.com/allamer/2006.html | accessdate = 2008-02-05 ] cite web | title = All-Americans, 2006-2007 | publisher = The American Hockey Coaches Association | url = http://www.ahcahockey.com/allamer/2007.html | accessdate = 2008-02-05 ] Danielle Blanchard (2007, 2008), Jenn Clarke (2006), Erin O’Brien (2005), [cite web | title = All-Americans, 2004-2005 | publisher = The American Hockey Coaches Association | url = http://www.ahcahockey.com/allamer/2005.html | accessdate = 2008-02-05 ] and Elizabeth Gibson (2004) [cite web | title = All-Americans, 2003-2004 | publisher = The American Hockey Coaches Association | url = http://www.ahcahockey.com/allamer/2004.html | accessdate = 2008-02-05 ] have been first team All-Americans. Blanchard won the Laura Hurd Award as the NCAA Division III Player of the Year in 2008.

Plattsburgh/Oswego hockey rivalry

In 1990, the Cardinal Hockey Boosters Club began a tradition of fans throwing hundreds of tennis balls on to the ice after the first SUNY Plattsburgh goal was scored against the visiting Lakers from SUNY Oswego. It is believed that tennis balls were chosen because the Head Coach for Oswego's hockey team was also the school's tennis coach, and because tennis balls matched the bright yellow color of the Lakers' jerseys. In 1998, Oswego goaltender Carl Antifonario shutout the Cardinals in Plattsburgh, denying fans the opportunity to throw any tennis balls. This accomplishment led to an Oswego counter-tradition of throwing hundreds of bagels (representing a zero) on their home ice following the first goal scored against the Cardinals in Oswego. The SUNY Plattsburgh tradition of throwing tennis balls at home games against Oswego lasted for 18 years but, following Oswego's lead two years earlier, it was finally ended by school administrators on January 25, 2008. [cite web | title = The Tradition Is Dead | publisher = PSTValumni.com | url = http://www.pstvalumni.com/blog/2008/01/tradition-is-dead.php | accessdate = 2008-02-04] [cite web | title = Insider Fan Blog | publisher = CardinalHockeyInsider.com | url = http://www.cardinalhockeyinsider.com/blog/blog3.html | accessdate = 2008-02-04]

Basketball

In 1904, Plattsburgh Normal College basketball team was shut out by Potsdam Normal College by a score of 123-0. [cite book | last = Conner | first = Floyd | title = Basketball's Most Wanted | publisher = Brassey's | date = October 1, 2001 | page = 149 of 304 | url = http://books.google.com/books?vid=ISBN1574883615&id=V3uUBPiGhFAC&pg=PA149&lpg=PA149&dq=Plattsburgh+%22Normal+College%22&sig=Dbqib5E_xZd_PhqOw_yCbHfbGYM
id = ISBN 1-57488-361-5
]

After an undetermined period without a team, Plattsburgh State officially rejoined intercollegiate men's basketball in 1921. Since that time, Cardinals basketball has gone to five NCAA tournaments (1975, 1995, and 2006 through 2008), including a Final Four appearance in 1976. [cite web | title = Plattsburgh State Men's Basketball | publisher = State University of New York at Plattsburgh | url = http://web.plattsburgh.edu/athletics/cardathletics/basketball/men/ | accessdate = 2008-05-30]

Track and field

The men's track and field team has boasted 15 NCAA All-American athletes, including two Nationals Champions; Andy Hastings (1986) and Chris Verkey (1998). [cite web | title = Plattsburgh State Men's Track & Field | publisher = State University of New York at Plattsburgh | url = http://web.plattsburgh.edu/athletics/cardathletics/track/men/ | accessdate = 2008-02-05] In 2006, Matt DeShane set a school record by winning All-American honors for a sixth time. [cite web | title = Plattsburgh State All-Americans | publisher = State University of New York at Plattsburgh | url = http://web.plattsburgh.edu/athletics/cardathletics/all-americans.php | accessdate = 2008-03-06] The women's track and field team has seen 8 NCAA All-Americans, including National Champion Kathy Kane (1989). [cite web | title = Plattsburgh State Women's Track & Field | publisher = State University of New York at Plattsburgh | url = http://web.plattsburgh.edu/athletics/cardathletics/track/women/ | accessdate = 2008-02-05]

Student life

Campus media

Cardinal Points is the name of the student-run weekly newspaper. In 2007, the Associated Collegiate Press named Cardinal Points as a finalist for a Newspaper Pacemaker Award, the highest award given to college media. [cite web | title = Cheers & Jeers | publisher = Press Republican | date = 2007-09-24 | url = http://www.pressrepublican.com/0202_cheers_and_jeers/local_story_266204510.html | accessdate = 2008-01-20] Plattsburgh State Television (PSTV) is the student run television station, and WQKE is the student run radio station.

Notable alumni and former students

Performing arts

* Dave Annable - Television actor best known for his roles on "Reunion" and "Brothers & Sisters". [cite web | title = Dave Annable Biography | work = Yahoo! TV | publisher = Yahoo! | url = http://tv.yahoo.com/dave-annable/contributor/127123/bio | accessdate = 2007-11-15 ] [cite web | title = Dave Annable Biography | publisher = TV Guide | url = http://www.tvguide.com/celebrities/dave-annable/bio/193503 | accessdate = 2007-11-15 ] Named the #7 'Sexiest Men Alive' by People Magazine in 2007. [Citation | title = The Sexiest Men Alive | newspaper = People | pages = | year = 2007 | date = 2007-11-26 | url = http://www.people.com/people/package/gallery/0,,20154290_20159879_7,00.html ]
* Tom Chapin - Grammy Award-winning musician. Class of 1966. [cite web | title = Tom Chapin to Perform Concert at Plattsburgh State Oct. 18 | publisher = State University of New York at Plattsburgh | url = http://www.plattsburgh.edu/news/index.php?wl_eid=44&wl_mode=more | accessdate = 2007-11-15]
* Michael Rispoli - Television actor best known for his role as Jackie Aprile, Sr. on The Sopranos. [cite web | title = Michael Rispoli | publisher = IMDb | url = http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0728346/ | accessdate = 2008-01-31 ] [cite web | title = Hollywood Actor Remembers His PSU Roots | work = All Points North | publisher = State University of New York at Plattsburgh | url = http://www.apnmag.com/North%20Stars/past%20stories/%20Rispoli%20donejp/Rispoli.htm | accessdate = 2008-01-31 ]
* Tim Robbins - Academy Award-winning film actor best known for his roles in "Bull Durham" and "The Shawshank Redemption" [cite web | title = Tim Robbins | publisher = The New York Times | url = http://movies.nytimes.com/person/108437/Tim-Robbins/biography | accessdate = 2008-01-31 ]

Literature

* Nancy Kress - Science fiction writer best known for her Hugo and Nebula Award-winning novella "Beggars in Spain". Class of 1969. [cite web | title = Alumni Profile: Nancy Kress ('69) | publisher = State University of New York at Plattsburgh | url = http://web.plattsburgh.edu/about/profiles/alumni/nkress.php | accessdate = 2007-11-15] [cite web | title = Author, Alumna Nancy Kress to Receive Honorary Degree at May 15 Commencement | publisher = State University of New York at Plattsburgh | url = http://web.plattsburgh.edu/news/index.php?wl_eid=188&wl_mode=more | accessdate = 2007-11-15]

Broadcasting

* Dawn Fratangelo, Emmy Award-winning correspondent for NBC News. Class of 1982. [cite web | title = Dawn Fratangelo | publisher = MSNBC | date = 2004-03-15 | url = http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/3949008/ | accessdate = 2007-11-16 ]

Politics

* Wallace E. Pierce - U.S. Congressman representing New York's 31st congressional district from 1939 to 1940. Class of 1903. [cite web | title = PIERCE, Wallace Edgar, (1881 - 1940) | work = Biographical Directory of the United States Congress | publisher = | date = | url = http://bioguide.congress.gov/scripts/biodisplay.pl?index=P000338 | accessdate = ]
* Anthony D. Weiner - U.S. Congressman representing New York's 9th congressional district since 1999. Class of 1985. [cite web | title = Biography of Congressman Anthony D. Weiner | publisher = United States House of Representatives | url = http://www.house.gov/weiner/bio.htm | accessdate = 2007-11-16 ] [Citation | last = Archibold | first =Randal C. | last2 = Urbina | first2 = Ian | title = THE HOPEFULS: Anthony D. Weiner; A Scrappy Congressman, Ready for His Next Risk | newspaper = The New York Times | date = 2005-08-30 | url = http://query.nytimes.com/gst/fullpage.html?res=9A07E0DA1631F933A0575BC0A9639C8B63&sec=&spon=&pagewanted=print | accessdate = 2007-11-16 ]

Religion

* William Love - The ninth Episcopal bishop of Albany. Class of 1988. [cite web | title = Diocese of Albany Consecrates Coadjutor September 16th at Empire State Plaza Convention Center, Albany New York | publisher = Episcopal Diocese of Albany New York | date = 2008-01-08 | url = http://albanyepiscopaldiocese.org/news/feature/060919.html | accessdate = 2008-02-17 ]

Notable faculty and staff

* Eliza Kellas - Renowned educator and suffragist. Former principal of Emma Willard School and co-founder of Russell Sage College. Kellas served at Plattsburgh Normal School from 1891 to 1901, reaching the position of Preceptress (equivalent to Dean of Students). [cite web | title = Eliza Kellas, Innovative Educator | work = Women of Courage, Ten North Country Pioneers in Profile | publisher = St. Lawrence County, NY Branch of the American Association of University Women | url = http://www.northnet.org/stlawrenceaauw/kellas.htm | date = 1989 | accessdate = 2007-11-16 ]
* Jacques Lemaire - Former NHL ice hockey player, elected to the Hockey Hall of Fame in 1984. Lemaire was an Assistant Coach for Cardinal Hockey during the 1981-1982 season. [cite web | last = Shea | first = Kevin | title = One on One with Jacques Lemaire | publisher = Legends of Hockey | url = http://www.legendsofhockey.net/html/spot_oneononep198402.htm | accessdate = 2007-11-16 ] [cite web | title = Jacques Lemaire, Career Statistics | publisher = Legends of Hockey | url = http://www.legendsofhockey.net:8080/LegendsOfHockey/jsp/LegendsMember.jsp?mem=p198402&page=statsawards&list=#photo | accessdate = 2007-11-16 ]

Trivia

* Peter Frampton's classic rock hit song "Do You Feel Like We Do", from the best-selling album "Frampton Comes Alive!" was recorded live on the campus of SUNY Plattsburgh on November 22,1975. [Crowe, Cameron (1976). Do You Feel Like We Do. In Frampton Comes Alive [CD liner notes] . Santa Monica: A&M Records.] This Student Association sponsored concert was held at Memorial Hall.
* On July 10, 1976, the campus of SUNY Plattsburgh served as the official staging area for the United States Olympic Team before leaving for the 1976 Summer Olympics in nearby Montreal, Canada. President Gerald Ford visited the college campus to address the 425 Olympic athletes outside the Field House. [cite news |last = Reinhold | first = Robert | title = Ford Gives Olympic Athletes a Send-Off | work = The New York Times | page = 1 | date = July 11, 1976] [cite news | title = Ford speech in Plattsburgh | work = The Press Republican | url = http://www.pressrepublican.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20061228/NEWS/612280312/1001&ts=ts2 | format = Reprint | date = December 28, 2006 | accessdate = 2007-01-02]
* SUNY Plattsburgh served as the filming location for two documentary films: 1982's Academy Award-winning If You Love This Planet and parts of 2003's The Yes Men.

References

Further reading

* cite book |last = Skopp | first = Dr. Douglas Richard [http://www.plattsburgh.edu/academics/history/faculty/skopp.php] |title = Bright With Promise: From the Normal and Training School to SUNY Plattsburgh: 1889-1989; A Pictorial History
publisher = Donning Press | date = 1989 |location = Norfolk, VA

External links

* [http://www.plattsburgh.edu/ SUNY Plattsburgh]
* [http://www.plattsburgh.edu/sa Student Association]
* [http://web.plattsburgh.edu/president/past.php Past Presidents and Principals of Plattsburgh State]
* [http://history.nnyln.org/cdm4/results.php?CISOOP1=all&CISOBOX1=&CISOFIELD1=title&CISOOP2=exact&CISOBOX2=Plattsburgh%20Normal%20School&CISOFIELD2=digita&CISOOP3=any&CISOBOX3=&CISOFIELD3=title&CISOOP4=none&CISOBOX4=&CISOFIELD4=title&CISOROOT=/supl&t=s Collection of photographs of Plattsburgh Normal School] (Courtesy [http://research.plattsburgh.edu/SpecialCollections/ SUNY Plattsburgh Special Collections] via the [http://history.nnyln.org/ North Country Digital History Project] of [http://www.nnyln.org/ NNYLN] )
* [http://clubs.plattsburgh.edu/museum/ Plattsburgh State Art Museum]
** [http://clubs.plattsburgh.edu/museum/rkent1.htm Rockwell Kent Gallery and Collection]
** [http://clubs.plattsburgh.edu/museum/winkel2.htm Nina Winkel Sculpture Court]
* Campus Media
** [http://www.cardinalpointsonline.com Cardinal Points]
** [http://www.pstv1017.tv/ Plattsburgh State Television]
** [http://wqke.org/ WQKE "The Quake"]
* [http://www.mikesussman.com/blog/2007/01/suny-plattsburgh-trivia.php SUNY Plattsburgh Trivia]


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