Explore what's happening at Paul Smith's College. From student stories and alumni activities to the incredible support of our donors — there's a lot happening in the middle of everywhere.

Coming Home Challenge

The Blackburn family shares the story of their inspired response to an anonymous donor’s challenge.

Compass Club

A new initiative that links eager alums and friends of Paul Smith’s with high schoolers on the college hunt.

Leaning Pine IPA

Blue Line Brewery owner Mark Gillis created a PSC-themed beer with proceeds benefiting the college.
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A Message From The College

In 1946, Paul Smith's opened its doors to students for the first time. Our first class graduated in 1948. At the time, our primary programs included forestry and hotel management-areas we're still known for now.

The same things that made us successful then continue to drive us forward today. We were founded on the notion that actually doing is the best way to learn. Decades later, that kind of high-touch education is exactly what employers look for in prospective hires. And we remain indelibly shaped by the place we call home. The Adirondacks are, indeed, our north star: A spirit of conservation and individuality have marked the people who have lived here for generations, and those traits are at the core of the Paul Smith's College experience.

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Endowment Chart


Click below for the latest data on the 2014-2015 fundraising efforts, including total given and percentage of students receiving financial aid. Also included is information on the Paul Smith’s College Fund, government grants, and sponsored programs at the college.

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From generous donations for our sports and recreation programs to the first Eat ADK Restaurant Week, this year has been filled with excitement.


This year, restaurants in Lake Placid saw a little extra traffic come through their doors.

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12,000 Acres

David Falkenham has some big plans in store for his aspiring forestry students.

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$2 Million Gift

A generous gift from E. Phillip Saunders will support sports and recreation.

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Conservation Efforts

Our students have researched and raised important questions about conservation.

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“If we’re looking for positions and I see somebody from Paul Smith’s, they go to the top of the pile because you know what they’re coming from.”

Steve Schifley, Director of Sales at the Albany (N.Y.) Marriott
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