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SUNY Plattsburgh Welcomes Alumni "Home," Oct. 11-14

PLATTSBURGH, NY (September 24, 2007) - The State University of New York College at Plattsburgh Campus will "roll out the red carpet" for its alumni and friends in celebration of Homecoming 2007, Oct. 11 - 14.

"Homecoming weekend is our marquee alumni event," said Rose Anderson, director of Alumni Affairs and a 1995 alumna. "We welcome our alumni 'home' to reminisce and catch up on their lives since graduation. The events really bring out the 'Plattsburgh Spirit' in all of us."

This year's Homecoming will include a special touch of glamour as it celebrates the theme, "Roll out the Red Carpet." The weekend gives alumni a chance to remember the past and an opportunity for them to learn about the SUNY Plattsburgh of today.

"We are delighted with everyone's involvement in providing a wonderful Homecoming Weekend," said Anderson. "From our students assisting with a dance-off and athletic contests, to various departments hosting alumni receptions - our alumni from the 1930s through 2007 will have many opportunities to reminisce about the Plattsburgh of yesterday and to hear and see first-hand the Plattsburgh of today. We know everyone - regardless of class year - will leave Homecoming Weekend with such pride that we are all part of the Plattsburgh family."

"We look forward to welcoming our alumni home, and we hope everyone has a great time," said Dr. John Ettling, president of SUNY Plattsburgh. "The Alumni Affairs Office as well as many other departments on campus work extremely hard to make our alumni celebrations unforgettable."

For up-to-the-minute details and registration instructions, please visit the Homecoming 2007 website at http://www.plattsburgh.edu/alumni.

Some of the weekend?s activities include:

Friday, October 12

Journalism Alumni Panel, 9 a.m., The Commons, Champlain Valley Hall

Malcolm R. Lavery '64 Memorial Golf Outing, 10 a.m., Barracks Golf Course

Plattsburgh State Art Museum Lecture and Luncheon, 12:15 p.m., Burke Gallery, Myers Fine Art Bulding

Omicron Delta Kappa Distinguished Alumni Panel, 1p.m., Alumni Conference Room, Angell College Center - second floor

Welcome Back Tour of Campus, 2 p.m., main doors, Hawkins Hall

Planetarium Show, "The Light-Hearted Astronomer," 4 p.m. & 6 p.m., North Country Planetarium, Hudson Hall

Sports Hall of Fame Induction & Dinner - Inductees include Jim Duran '92 - men's ice hockey; Jeff Gadley '78 - track & field; David Mayer '71 - Golf; J. Todd Wright '92 - men's basketball; Alicia (LaValley) Wentworth '93 - women's basketball; and Peter Luguri '73 - athletic administrator; 4 p.m., Warren Ballrooms, Angell College Center

Men's Soccer Game vs. Fredonia, 6 p.m., Soccer Field, Field House

Prism Concert, 8 p.m., E. Glenn Giltz Auditorium, Hawkins Hall

Fabulous Fireworks, 9 p.m., Behind Memorial Hall

Saturday, October 13

Men's Lacrosse Alumni Game, 11 a.m., Soccer/Lacrosse Complex, Field House

Student Alumni Center for Professional Development Open House, 1 p.m., 1st Floor, Kehoe Building

Women's Alumni Basketball Game, 1 p.m., Memorial Hall

Open Skate with Burghy, 1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m., Stafford Ice Arena, Field House

Men's Soccer vs. Buffalo State, 2 p.m., soccer field, Field House

Men's Alumni Baseball Game, 2 p.m., Chip Cummings Field

Special Tree Planting Ceremony for Joyce T. Papineau ("Mrs. P"), 3 p.m., courtyard across from the Student Association

Planetarium Show - "The Light-Hearted Astronomer," 3 p.m., North Country Planetarium, Hudson Hall

Men's Alumni Basketball Game, 3 p.m. (or immediately following the Women's Alumni Game), Memorial Hall

Men's Alumni Soccer Game, 4:30 p.m., Soccer field, Field House

Women's Ice Hockey Game - Red vs. White, 5 p.m., Stafford Ice Arena

Men's Ice Hockey Game - Red vs. White, 7p.m., Stafford Ice Arena

Sunday, October 14

Gospel Choir Performance, 10 a.m., Cardinal Lounge, Angell College Center

Annual Meeting of the Alumni Association, 10:30 a.m., Cardinal Lounge, Angell College Center

Board of Directors Meeting of the Alumni Association, 11 a.m., Alumni Conference Room, Angell College Center

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