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SUNY Students and Alumni Take on Sochi

SUNY at the Winter Olympics. cross country skier in background.

One thing that SUNY has an amazing opportunity to do is brag about our outstanding alumni and all of the amazing accomplishments they achieve using their SUNY education!

All across the state, SUNY students are encouraged to excel both inside and outside of the classroom. For many students, sports training and competition become a significant part of their experience and can take them to great heights! With the 2014 Winter Olympics in full swing, we’d like to take the time to recognize some of our alumni who have represented Team USA at the winter games:

Not only do SUNY alums participate athletically in the Olympics, but they also work behind the scenes in televising the games. For example, Jim Carr of Carr-Hughes Productions and a SUNY Plattsburgh graduate, is a television entrepreneur-producer who consistently produces the Olympics and other international events for major networks like ESPN and CBS. We previously talked with Jim about his experience producing live sports television. Also, Stony Brook University alumni and producers Bedel Saget and Al Bello are covering the Olympics and have produced spectacular sports footage for the New York Times.

If you know of any SUNY alumni who we haven’t acknowledged here, please leave a comment with their name below and we’ll be sure to give them the recognition they deserve!

SUNY students on Team USA, including Ashley Caldwell of Empire State College, a competitor at the 2014 winter olympic games.Best of luck to Team USA and all of our supporting SUNY students and alumni!


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    Written by Lesley Adewunmi

    Lesley is a former graduate student assistant in the Office of New Media of the State University of New York. She earned a Master's in Public Administration at the University at Albany's Rockefeller College in Albany, NY in spring 2014.

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  • David Hill says:

    The University at Buffalo boasts two high profile alums who are covering the Olympics in Sochi: Liam McHugh, BA ’99, is an integral part of NBC Sports’ television coverage, and Richard Deitsch, BA ’92, is covering the games for Sports Illustrated.

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