The Bruce C. Potter Memorial Scholarship

Bruce C. Potter was a North Country native, born and raised in Morley, New York.   Bruce graduated from Clarkson University and received his MBA from New York University. He began his career in California with Coopers & Lybrand, but returned to the area in 1977 to serve as the Vice President for Planning and Finance at Canton-Potsdam Hospital. He was appointed President and CEO of Canton-Potsdam Hospital in 1987, and served in that capacity until his retirement in 2004. During his tenure, Bruce served in leadership positions on numerous Boards; he was a founding member and long-time Chair of the NAHEC Board.  Bruce was dedicated to serving his communities, and he was passionately invested in the delivery of quality healthcare services to the region. He emphasized development of educational and training pathways for local individuals to pursue healthcare careers and deliver the quality services needed.  His drive, character, integrity and passion for service embodied the foundation upon which NAHEC was founded, and continues to guide the organization’s operations and programs.

In 2011, NAHEC established the Bruce C. Potter Memorial Scholarship as a legacy to honor Bruce’s tireless commitment to building healthcare access for those most in need.  The scholarship is a competitive annual award for High School Seniors or Non-Traditional learners in good standing who have completed one or more NAHEC programs, and have been accepted and will be entering a healthcare training program within the next semester cycle. 



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