Canton man earns SUNY Potsdam faculty award
Wednesday, May 20, 2020 - 12:13 pm

POTSDAM -- Levi Edwards '20, of Canton, originally from Tupper Lake, has earned one of the SUNY Potsdam 2020 Faculty Awards.

The award recipients are chosen by Faculty Senate and are specially recognized during Commencement.

The SUNY Potsdam Faculty Award recognizes two students in the graduating class with the highest grade point averages, said a press release from the college. One recipient must have completed all of their degree requirements at SUNY Potsdam, and the other is a transfer student.

As there were multiple graduates with nearly perfect GPAs this year, the Faculty Senate also considered each student's other academic achievements when choosing the recipients for this prestigious honor as well.

Edwards is graduating with his bachelor's degree in mathematics. Before transferring to SUNY Potsdam, he attended SUNY Canton, where he majored in electrical engineering technology.

In his free time, he studies economics and postmodern literature, and plays strategy board games and conflict simulations.

After graduation, he plans to pursue a Ph.D. in economics at the University of California, Irvine, specializing in public choice theory and the political economy of war.