SUNY Potsdam names Crane dean recipient of Distinguished Service Award
SUNY Potsdam has named Crane School of Music Dean Michael Sitton (Hon. '20) as the recipient of its 2020 Roger B. Linden Distinguished Service Award, the highest award bestowed by the College.
President Kristin G. Esterberg surprised Sitton with the award as he arrived on campus on Friday, just days before he is set to retire. The Roger B. Linden Distinguished Service Award is normally presented during Commencement, but the College was unable to do so this year as it marked a virtual celebration.The annual recognition is bestowed upon an individual who has demonstrated steadfast support for SUNY Potsdam and the region through their leadership, advocacy, stewardship and service. In addition to this honor, the SUNY Potsdam Alumni Association has also named Sitton an honorary alumnus, granting him Honorary Lifetime Membership.