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Alumni Profiles

See what our grads are doing!

LeAnn Yelton, Class of 2019

  • B.A. in Theatre, English

Advice For Current & Future Students?

“Dip your toes in as many spots as you can...SUNY Plattsburgh is a great place to become versatile!”

Katie Bedell, Class of 2017

  • Entertainment technician at Legoland California Resort

“My education in Plattsburgh definitely made joining the Lego team really easy because I had a really broad learning experience...We did a little bit of everything so I was able to join the team that does a little bit of everything.”

Cami Riviezzo, Class of 2014

  • Accepted for law school 2019

Advice For Current & Future Students? 

“Your passions do not have to be singular, nor do they need to make sense to anyone but you. operate on your own timeline and do something that inspires you to be the best version of yourself.”

Danielle Pilla Tomas, Class of 2014

  • Teacher of English, Secondary, Grades 7–12.

Advice For Current & Future Students? 

“Do what you love, be prepared with a plan and several contingency plans. Then be flexible!”

Margaret Swick, Class of 2013

  • Journeyman, IATSE Local 919
  • Electrician and light board operator, Flynn Center for the Arts
  • Lighting designer and master electrician, Depot Theatre

Advice For Current & Future Students?

“Build your network...even if you don't stay in this area, everybody knows somebody somewhere!” 

Rob Pearl, Class of 1992

  • Elementary School Principal — interpersonal skills, creativity, attention to details, flexibility, and team work are all used on a daily basis.

Advice For Current & Future Students? 

“Don’t limit yourselves. The skills you are learning can you take you as far as you wish to go.”

Kathryn D. Brown, Class of 1991 & 1999

  • I currently teach English and reading for grades 7–12 at Chazy Central Rural School in Chazy, N.Y. I am also the Drama Club adviser.

Advice For Current & Future Students? 

“Follow your passion! No matter what career you choose, your experience in theatre will enhance and support you!”

Bonnie-Leigh Black, Class of 1973 & 1977

  • EAP Director: the trainings I facilitate daily are ‘performances’ as well as the almost 18 years I taught higher ed. Of course, the opportunity to direct and choreograph dozens of shows in our community and on both campuses were a direct result of being a student of the Drs. Kline.

Advice For Current & Future Students? 

“Go for it! Challenge yourself — stretch yourself. You will grow beyond your expectations.”



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