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SUNY Potsdam Honors CSTEP and Teacher Opportunity Corps Graduates

Posted June 14, 2012

The SUNY Potsdam Collegiate Science and Technology Entry Program and the Teacher Opportunity Corps recently honored more than 30 graduates at a reception at the home of Christine and John Lancaster.

Graduating CSTEP seniors recognized for completion of their degree programs included:

  • Teresa Cain of Brooklyn, earning a Bachelor of Arts degree in sociology
  • Dannielle Kreider of Potsdam, earning a Bachelor of Arts degree in childhood/early childhood education, and
  • Karrie Marvin of Binghamton, earning a Bachelor of Arts degree in anthropology.

Attending TOC graduates included:

  • Audrianna Vahue of Rochester, completing the Bachelor of Arts degree in childhood/early childhood education
  • Shaneah Daise of Brooklyn, completing the Master of Science of Teaching degree in childhood education
  • Shelese Dupree of Albany, completing the Master of Science of Teaching degree in mathematics, and
  • Latesha Fussell of Brooklyn, completing the Master of Science in Teaching degree in childhood education.

A number of CSTEP and TOC graduates who were not able to attend the ceremony were also recognized for their achievements.

Each CSTEP and TOC graduate invited a faculty or staff member who had been significant to their academic success to share in the celebration.

Dr. Margaret Madden, provost and vice president of academic affairs, participated in the event along with Dr. Peter Brouwer, dean of The School of Education and Professional Studies, William Morris, dean of students, and Sheila Marshall, director of the Center for Diversity, as well as the students’ invited guests.

Provost Madden congratulated the graduates and thanked the faculty and staff guests for their encouragement and support of the graduates. TOC program Director Diana Fisher and CSTEP program Director Sean Partridge expressed their appreciation to the Lancasters for hosting the graduate reception for the fourteenth year. All wished the graduates continued success in their future graduate studies and professional careers.

SUNY Potsdam and the New York State Department of Education’s Office of Higher Education, K-16 Initiatives and Access Programs Collegiate and Pre-Professional Programs Unit and Teacher Development Programs Unit sponsor the CSTEP and TOC programs.

To learn more about CSTEP at SUNY Potsdam, visit, and to find out about TOC at SUNY Potsdam, visit

Founded in 1816, and located on the outskirts of the beautiful Adirondack Park, The State University of New York at Potsdam is one of America’s first 50 colleges. SUNY Potsdam currently enrolls approximately 4,350 undergraduate and graduate students. Home to the world-renowned Crane School of Music, SUNY Potsdam is known for its handcrafted education, challenging liberal arts and sciences core, excellence in teacher training and leadership in the performing and visual arts.

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