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Famous SUNY Potsdam Alumni/Students

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Famous alumni from SUNY Potsdam; graduates who have achieved stature in their field. Photos are included in this notable SUNY Potsdam alumni list. Prominent alums from this institution include celebrities, politicians, business people, and more. This list of distinguished SUNY Potsdam alumni is alphabetical and sortable by column if you need to search by specific criteria. Please note that this directory is not just composed of graduates of this school; you can find any famous people who attended this school for at least a semester here. These graduates, like C. J. Rapp and Stephanie Blythe include images when available. {#nodes}
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    Chuck Lorre

    Film Score Composer, Television director


    BirthplaceBethpage, New York

    Chuck Lorre (; born Charles Michael Levine; October 18, 1952) is an American television director, writer, producer, and composer. Called the "King of Sitcoms" during the 2010s, he has created and...  more

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    C. J. Rapp

    C.J. Rapp is an American beverage inventor best known for inventing and marketing high-caffeine Jolt Cola.In 1985, C. J. Rapp developed Jolt Cola, which contains 72 milligrams of caffeine, which is...  more
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    Renée Fleming

    Actor, Singer


    BirthplaceIndiana, Pennsylvania, United States of America

    Renée Lynn Fleming (born February 14, 1959) is an American soprano, known for performances in opera, concerts, recordings, theater, film, and at major public occasions. Fleming has a full lyric...  more

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    T. Coraghessan Boyle

    Novelist, Author


    BirthplacePeekskill, New York, USA

    Thomas Coraghessan Boyle, also known as T. C. Boyle and T. Coraghessan Boyle (born December 2, 1948), is an American novelist and short story writer. Since the mid-1970s, he has published sixteen...  more

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    David Valesky



    BirthplaceNew York, United States of America

    David J. Valesky (b. circa 1966) is an American politician who is a former member of the New York State Senate. A Democrat, Valesky represented the 53rd Senate District and the 49th Senate District...  more
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    Tim Welsh

    Basketball Coach, Coach


    BirthplaceMassena, New York

    Tim Welsh (born October 4, 1960) is an American college basketball coach and the former head basketball coach at Providence College. Previously, he served as the head coach at Iona College. He also...  more
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    Lisa Vroman



    Lisa Vroman (born 1956) is an American lyric soprano and stage actress. She graduated from South Jefferson Central School in New York State in 1975, the Crane School of Music at SUNY Potsdam in 1979,...  more
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    Stephanie Blythe

    Stephanie Blythe (born 1970) is an American mezzo-soprano who has had an active international career in operas and concerts since the early 1990s. She is particularly associated with the Metropolitan...  more
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    Stephan Savoia

    Stephan Savoia is an American photographer who works for the Associated Press, where he has been a member of two Pulitzer Prize-winning teams. He is a graduate of the State University of New York at...  more
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    Eileen Whelley

    Eileen Whelley was previously the executive vice president of human resources for NBC Universal. She managed human resources and talent negotiations for Entertainment, Cable, News, MSNBC, CNBC, and...  more
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    Derrick Rowland

    Derrick Rowland is a retired American professional basketball player....  more