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Something For Everyone At Clarkson University Alumni Reunion July 12-15

Clarkson University’s 105th Alumni Reunion takes place July 12-15 on the school’s campus in Potsdam. Scheduled in conjunction with both the Potsdam Summer Festival and SUNY Potsdam’s Alumni Reunion, the weekend at Clarkson promises to have something for everyone.

Friday morning there are walking tours of campus, special classes at the Deneka Family Fitness Center and a seminar on “Headaches: Causes & Prevention.” The annual University Bookstore Golf Classic will also take place on Friday morning at the Potsdam Country Club. Friday evening, Clarkson President Denny Brown will welcome the Class of 1951 into the Golden Years Club.

For walkers and runners, Saturday morning begins early with the Shirley Rogers Memorial Scholarship 5K Run/Walk on the Hill Campus with 100 percent of the proceeds from the event going to the Shirley Rogers Scholarship Fund.

The premier event of the weekend will be the Alumni Association Awards Brunch later on Saturday morning. The Golden Knight and Woodstock awards, the highest alumni honors, will be presented. Also presented at the brunch are awards for the alum who has traveled the farthest, the oldest alum attending reunion, and many others.

Following brunch, guests on campus will have the opportunity to enjoy skating in Cheel Arena; build their own ice cream sundaes; attend a chemistry magic show where bananas explode, glass is turned to silver, and shamrocks light up the floor; and cheer during the annual alumni hockey game in the Cheel Arena.

To wrap up the weekend, Wally Siebel’s All-Star Big Band will perform in the Educational Resources Center at 8 p.m. on Saturday night at a dance held jointly with SUNY Potsdam alumni.

For more information about specific events during the weekend, please contact the Clarkson Alumni Office at 315-268-6467.

[News directors and editors: For more information, contact Annie Harrison, Director of Media Relations, at 315-268-6764 or]

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