- Associated Press - Saturday, June 18, 2016

ST. CLOUD, Minn. (AP) - The late St. Cloud State University President Earl Potter III is being remembered for helping extend the school’s reach across the world.

Hundreds turned out Friday at Herb Brooks National Hockey Center for an interfaith memorial service for Potter. He died Monday in a car crash in the Twin Cities.

Acting university president Ashish Vaidya told the crowd it was clear to anyone who worked with Potter that he loved them.

St. Cloud police chaplain Chris Cortte began a series of interfaith blessings by referring to Potter as “a dreamer.” The St. Cloud Times (https://on.sctimes.com/23h6tpJ ) reports faculty and others offered their blessings from Jewish, Native American, Muslim and Hindu communities.

The program ended with the choir singing St. Cloud State’s “University Hymn.”

Potter was 69. His funeral was held Saturday.


Information from: St. Cloud Times, https://www.sctimes.com

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