Chancellor Malatras Statement on SUNY Canton and SUNY Potsdam Sharing Resources for the Community On and Off Campus

February 12, 2021

"In January when SUNY Potsdam agreed to serve as a state vaccination center, the campus selflessly gave up its ice rink without question—even though their players had sacrificed so much ice time already because of the pandemic. Volunteerism and civic duty are strong throughout SUNY, so it comes as no surprise that given the situation, SUNY Canton would open up its ice rink to the Potsdam hockey team—giving them a place to practice. My thanks to Presidents Zvi Szafran and Kristin Esterberg for thinking beyond their campus borders. This is the good that comes from partnership and a greater sense of community."

 

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